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REFLECTIONS ON THE READINGS OF THE 5TH SUNDAY OF THE CHURCH YEAR (FEB. 5TH, 2017)

Isaiah 58, 7-10; Psalm 112; 1 Corinthians 2, 1-5; Matthew 5, 13-16              

 

By +Guy Sansaricq

 

We rejoice at listening to another excerpt of the “THE SERMON ON THE MOUNTAIN” the discourse that rivals and overshadows the TEN COMMANDMENTS of Moses on Mount Sinai. Jesus on a new mountain stands as the new Moses proclaiming a new law. 

 

The Message that we receive is conveyed through two very simple yet powerful images, those of the LIGHT and the SALT.  Our vocation is to be the LIGHT and the SALT of the earth.

 

The Christian is called to be a LIGHT SHOWING THE WAY to those who ignore the real purpose of their existence, those who are lost for not distinguishing right from wrong and those who are ignorant of the goodness of God. St Paul in the second reading and Isaiah in the first STRESS that the best method to fulfill this lofty mission is through the performance of good deeds OR IN OTHER WORDS THROUGH OUR ACTIVE DEDICATION TO THE POOR.

 

SALT gives good taste to food and prevents the corruption of meat and fish. Jesus’ words, his grace give meaning and good taste to life. It fulfills the deepest longings of the heart. Be salt! By your existence permeate the very fabric of people’s existence. Witness to honesty, peace and love. The pursuit of Christian virtues will bring joy to society. Without the fulfillment Jesus brings life is like soup without salt. Crime and immorality lead to the decay of society.

 

JESUS REALLY SATISFIES THE THIRSTY SOUL AND FILLS THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS!

 

REFLEXIONS SUR LES LECTURES DU 5ÈME DIMANCHE SIMPLE. (5 Fevrier 2017)

 

 

Nous méditons avec joie ces jours ci les paroles du SERMON SUR LA MONTAGNE, ce grand sermon de Jesus qui dépasse en importance le grand discours de Moise sur le Sinai. Jésus nous est présenté comme le MOISE de la Nouvelle Alliance promulguant une LOI NOUVELLE

nous appellant à ètre la LUMIÈRE et le SEL de la terre!

 

Lumière? Par la qualité du message de l’amour qui répond bien aux besoins les plus profonds du coeur de l’homme! La haine est destructive. L’amour fait fleurir les relations humaines. Ceux qui ignorent l’amour de Dieu et ne savent pas la raison d’ètre de leur existence terrestre pataugent dans l’obscurité. Les deux premières lectures nous enseignent en meme temps que c’est  d’abord par la charité en action que nous accomplirons notre mission. Les oeuvres de misèricorde éclairent davantage que les longs discours sur le sujet.

 

SEL? Le sel prévient la corruption de la viande et du poisson. Le sel donne bon gout au repas. Le message et la grace de Jésus donnent gout à la vie. La parole de Jésus enseignant le pardon, la justice et l’oubli de soi dans les relations humaines sauve l’humanité de la haine amère etdestructive. La paix au contraire est source de joie et de fète!  Jesus est celui qui satisfait toutes nos soifs et comble toutes nos faims!  

                                VIVE LE PROPHÈTE INCOMPARABLE  DE LA NOUVELLE ALLIANCE! 

 

25  Fevrier  avance  à grand pas

 

La Rencontre des Jeunes du 25 Fevrier 2017 à la paroisse Ste Therèse d’Avila avance à grand pas. Grace à la technologie les Jeunes de la Communauté Haitienne de trois pays auront un grand Role à Jouer dans cette rencontre historique. Nous continuons à remercier le Seigneur de se servir de la Radio Telé Solidarité  pour renforcer les  liens entre  les Jeunes. Bishop Sansaricq et Father St  Charles Borno  respectivement Chairman et Vice Chairman  de la Radio Telé Solidarité continuent à encourager les jeunes à venir en grand nombre à ce rassemblement

 

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Grace à Son Excellence Monseigneur Jean Desinor, l’evêque du diocèse de Hinche, Haiti sera très presente à cette rencontre de solidarité entre les  jeunes. Melle Manousca Morain, l’une des 3ème du concours du “Jeune de l’année” aura une intervention de 10 minutes. Melle Manousca  est en train de terminer ses etudes secondaires et brille  parmi les jeunes du diocèse de Hinche.

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Les jeunes de la pastorale Haitienne de l’archidiocèse de Washington  seront representés par Melle Pascale Danielle Beale. Elle sera sur Skype avec nous pour nous parler de sa foi et l’importance primordial pour les jeunes d’avoir  une bonne education.

Pascale Danielle Beale est née à l’hôpital universitaire de Georgetown en 2000 de parents haïtiens et américains.

  • Sa grand-mère, Leonie Coicou, a été la première femme magistrate/ maire de Port-au-Prince, en Haïti.
  • Sa regrettée grand-mère, Olga Ascar Madiou, bien connue de la communauté de Washington, de la C.-B., de la VA et du MD etait considéree comme l’un des piliers de la communauté Haitienne de Washington.
  • Sa mère, Olga Madiou-Beale, est également très active dans la communauté en aidant saint Camille, OLOS, le Sacré-Cœur dans leurs diverses activités pour Haïti, la Journée de l’Indépendance d’Haïti et d’autres festivities pour Haïti.
  • La famille actuelle de Pascale et ses descendants sont de foi Catholique
  • Elle est actuellement en 11e année à la Spring Brook High School dans le Maryland. Elle a des connaissances en Francais et en Anglais
  • L;un des objectifs de Pascale est de devenir avocate et de rejoindre les Forces armées.
  • Elle a été une étudiante à l’honneur tout au long de ses etudes primaires et secondaires .
  • Elle est actuellement dans un programme de droit de la justice et a déjà été invitée à faire un stage au bureau procureur général à Washington DC en été 2016.
  • Elle se prépare également à passer son examen d’entrée dans les Forces Armées, plus précisément les Marines.
  • Pascale passe beaucoup de temps à faire du bénévolat avec PAW (Partenariat pour le bien-être animal) – un refuge/abri pour les animaux.
  • Pascale passe aussi beaucoup de temps à faire du bénévolat à l’Église catholique St. Camillus et à d’autres organisations similaires pour aider et nourrir les sans-abris.
  • L’amour de la danse de Pascale lui a également permis de s’exprimer (la spécialité est la danse au robinet) pour les organismes de bienfaisance et de nombreux éleveurs de fonds.

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Stephane Fouché, le jeune de l’année 2016  sera le Keynote Speaker. Du Japon, Il fera sa presentation et aura à repondre aux questions des jeunes

Nous continuons à travailler pour avoir un youth talk show avec plusieurs panelistes. Notre Thème est: Can Love brings Change. Nous aurons un programme très chargé

 

Ariel Metayer, l’une des jeunes etoiles de la communauté Haitienne de New York sera parmi les panelistes et liz Faublas du Net-TV’S Currents  sera avec nous pour cette grande rencontre des

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Jeunes  pour le mois de l’Histoire des Noirs  à la Paroisse Ste Therese d’Avila du 25 Fevrier. Pour écouter Ariel et Liz Faublas clicquer sur ce lien: https://youtu.be/Cdp43I_owsE

 

 

Les Jeunes de la Paroisse du Sacre Coeur à Cambria Height du diocèse  de Brooklyn participeront à cette rencontre. Nous disons un grand merci au Père Hilaire  Belizaire, curé de cette Paroisse et au Père Franklin Ezeorah , coordonateur de la pastorale des Jeunes dans cette meme paroisse. Ils encouragent les jeunes du Sacré-Coeur à ne pas manquer à ce grand rassemblement. Leur exemple merite d’être suivi par les autres leaders de groupes de jeunes.

 

Radio Telé Solidarité sera en directe le 25 fevrier à 12:00pm afin de permettre aux telespectateurs et aux telespectatrices de participer  à cette  rencontre. Nous encourageons  les jeunes ou les leaders des groupes de Jeune d’appeler Brother Tob au 631-889-0664 pour avoir plus d’informations sur cette rencontre

Brother Tob

 

February 25 moves ahead

 

The Youth Meeting of February 25, 2017 at the parish of St. Therese of Avila is fast approaching. Thanks to technology The Youth of the Haitian Community from three countries will have a great Role to Play in this historic meeting. We continue to thank the Lord for using Radio Telé Solidarité to strengthen the links between the young people. Bishop Sansaricq and Father St Charles Borno respectively Chairman and Vice Chairman of Radio Telé Solidarité continue to encourage young people to come in large numbers to this gathering

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Thanks to His Excellency Bishop  Jean Desinor, the Bishop of the Diocese of Hinche Haiti will be very present at this meeting of solidarity between the young people. Ms Manousca Morain, one of the 3rd place winners of the “2016 Youth of the Year 2016 contest” of Radio Telé Solidarité will have a 10-minute speech. Miss Manousca is completing her secondary education and is among the young stars of the diocese of Hinche.

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A Young lady from the Haitian pastoral care of the archdiocese of Washington Miss Pascale Danielle Beale will be on Skype to talk about her faith and the irreplaceable value of a good education.

  • Pascale Daniele Beale born at Georgetown University Hospital in 2000 of Haitian and American parents.
  • Her great grandmother, Leonie Coicou, was the first female magistrate/mayor of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • Her grandmother, the late Olga Ascar Madiou, was well known to the Washington, D.C., VA and MD community as a pillar in the community.
  • Her mother, Olga Madiou-Beale, is also very active in the community helping out at St. Camillus, OLOS, Sacred Heart in their various Haitian functions, Haitian Independence Day and other well attended fund raisers for Haiti.  This is how Pascale got started – by going to functions, attending masses, etc. and eventually becoming active in these affairs/events herself.
  • Pascale’s current family and forebears have a very strong faith in our Catholic Religion.
  • Pascale’s father, born in Maryland, is a Federal Government employee for over 30 years.
  • He also records music and has many clients from rappers – to opera singers.
  • He has made many recordings of dance music for Haitian functions/events and they do not get charged.
  • She is currently in 11th grade at Spring Brook High School in Maryland.
  • Pascale has a great working knowledge of French and Spanish.
  • Pascale’s goals are to become an attorney and to also join the Armed Forces.
  • She has been an honor roll student throughout her schooling.
  • She is currently in a Justice Law Program and has already been asked to do an internship with the Attorney General in Washington DC the summer of 2017.
  • She is also preparing herself to take her entrance exam in the Armed Forces, more specifically the Marines.
  • Pascale spends a lot of time volunteering with PAW (Partnership for Animal Welfare) – a rescue/shelter for animals.
  • Pascale also spends a good deal of time volunteering at St. Camillus Catholic Church and other similar organizations in helping and feeding the homeless.
  • Pascale’s love of dance has also allowed her to express herself (specialty is tap dancing) for charities and many fund raisers.

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Stèphane Fouché, the winner of the contest who is now the Radio Solidarite’s “Youth of the year” will be the Keynote Speaker. From Japon he will address this young audience. He will also answer questions from the floor.

 

Ariel Metayer, one of the young stars of the Haitian community of New York will be among the panelists and liz Faublas of Net-TV’S Currents will be with us for this great encounter of the Young people for the Black History month in the Parish of St Therese of Avila on   February 25th.from 12 to 5 pm  To listen to Ariel and Liz Faublas click on this link: https://youtu.be/Cdp43I_owsE

 

We continue to work to have a youth talk show with several panelists. Our Theme is: Can Love bring Change? We will have a very busy schedule

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The Youth of the Parish of the Sacred Heart at Cambria Height of the diocese of Brooklyn will perform in this meeting. We say a heartfelt thank to Father Hilaire Belizaire, Pastor  of this parish and Fr. Franklin Ezeorah, coordinator of the youth ministry at the Sacred Heart parish who both encourage their youth group to come to this great gathering. Their example deserves to be followed by other Youth group leaders.

Radio Telé Solidarité will be live on February 25 at 12:00 pm in order to allow viewers to take part in this meeting. We encourage youth or youth group leaders to call Brother Tob at 631-889-0664 for more information about this meeting

Brother Tob

Senatrice Megie, Une etoile Haitienne au Canada

 

Le mois de l’Histoire des Noirs nous invite à reflechir sur la situation des Noirs à travers le monde et aussi nous pousse à valoriser la contribution des Noirs à l’avancement de notre planète. Nous au bulletin hebdomadaire du Centre National de l’Apostolat Haitien et à la radio Telé Solidarité  avons toujours essayé d’accorder des entrevues aux noirs qui font l’histoire  ou qui font  une difference dans la société.

 

Cette semaine nous avons la chance d’avoir un entretien avec l’honorable Senatrice du Canada Dr. Marie Francoise  Megie qui est la première senatrice d’origine haitienne du Canada. L’ascension de la Docteur  Marie Francoise Megie est une grande fierté pour la communauté Haitienne du Quebec, de la Diaspora et d’Haiti.

 

La senatrice Megie est originaire de Jacmel, elle est de la meme ville que la très honorable Madame Michaelle Jean , ancienne  gouverneur generale du Canada et secretaire de la francophonie.  Nous avons  de grands intellectuels Haitiens qui vivent au Quebec et qui sont  de grands ambassadeurs  de la communaute Haitienne dans la diaspora. Pourquoi est il difficile pour ces derniers d’aider leur terre natale à sortir de l’ornière du sous developpement et de la pauvreté?

 

L’honorable Senatrice Docteur Marie  Francoise Megie nous a parlé dans son entretien  de son itineraire intellectuel et de ses premières années au Quebec. Elle est arrivée en l’année 1976 deja munie de son diplome de médecin. Elle a du travailler très fort pour exercer sa profession de médecin au Quebec. Elle a été deux fois Presidente  de l’association des Medecins Haitiens à l’etranger.

Docteur Megie nous a expliqué comment elle a été choisie comme senatrice du Canada. En effet, elle a été nommée à ce poste sans passer par des elections et sans appartenir à un parti politique. Elle s’est étendue quelque peu sur la nature de sa nouvelle fonction. Le travail des membres du Senat est de se prononcer sur les projets de loi..

 

Elle nous a parlé  de son implication au groupe De GRAHN du Canada qui a inauguré en Haiti en 2016 la première université Haitienne a offrir une formation Doctorale en Haiti. Docteur Samuel Pierre, Professeur de Genie  à l’ecole polythecnique  de Montreal, en collaboration avec un groupe de collègues à Montreal a mis sur pied la cité du Savoir. La Senatrice Megie est très fière d’apporter sa contribution à ce groupe remarquable.

 

Je tiens à remercier Docteur Maxime Coles, ancien president de l’association des medecins Haitiens à l’etranger  qui m’a appris la nouvelle de l’elevation du Docteur Megie au poste de Senatrice. Docteur Coles est parmi les lecteurs du bulletin hebdomadaire du Centre National et de la radio Telé Solidarité.

 

Le Personnel du bulletin Hebdomadaire du Centre National  et de la Radio Telé Solidarité souhaite du succès au Docteur Megie dans cette nouvelle fonction. Pour écouter l’entretien du Docteur Megie clicquer sur ce lien: https://youtu.be/fMCSkSsznjE

Brother Tob

Senator Megie A Haitian Star in Canada

Black History Month invites us to reflect on the situation of black people throughout the world and also calls us to value the contribution of blacks to the advancement of our planet. We in the weekly bulletin of the National Center of the Haitian Apostolate and on the Radio Telé Solidarité have always striven to give interviews to black individuals  who make history or make a difference in society.

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We were fortunate to have an interview with the Honorable Senator of Canada Dr. Marie Francoise Megie, the first senator of Haitian origin in Canada. The rise of Dr. Marie Francoise Meggie is a great pride for the Haitian community of Quebec, the Diaspora and Haiti.

 

Ms. Megie is a native of Jacmel. She is of the same city as the Right Honorable Ms. Michaelle Jean, former Governor General of Canada and Secretary of La Francophonie. We have great Haitian intellectuals who live in Quebec and who are great ambassadors of the Haitian community in the diaspora. Why is it so difficult to them to help their homeland get out of the rut of underdevelopment and poverty?

 

The Honorable Senator Doctor Marie Francoise Megie spoke to us about her intellectual itinerary and her first years in Quebec. She arrived in 1976 as she was already a physician. She had to work very hard to practice her profession in Quebec. She was twice president of the association of Haitian doctors abroad.

Dr. Megie talked about how she was chosen to be the senator of Canada and her work as a senator. She was not elected to the Senate nor is she a member of a political party in Canada. The work of the members of the Senate is to approve or reject the bills of law.

 

She told us about her involvement with the group of GRAHN of Canada which inaugurated in Haiti in 2016 the first Haitian university to offer Doctoral training in Haiti. Doctor Samuel Pierre, Professor of engineering at the Polytechnic School of Montreal, in collaboration with a group of colleagues in Montreal, set up the City of Knowledge. Megie is very proud to contribute to this remarkable Association.

I would like to thank Dr. Maxime Coles, former President of the Haitian Doctors’ Association Abroad who gave me the news of Dr. Megie’s elevation to the post of Senator. Doctor Coles is among the readers of the weekly newsletter of the National Center and Radio Telé Solidarité.

 

The Personnel of the Weekly newsletter of National Center and Radio Telé Solidarity wishes Dr. Megie success in this new function. To listen to the interview of Doctor Megie click on this link: https://youtu.be/fMCSkSsznjE

 

Brother Tob

 

Visite de Madame Mediannithe  Francois à la Radio Telé Solidarité

 

Le Vendredi 27 Janvier 2017  Madame Mediannithe Francois a visité la Radio Telé Solidarité. Madame Mediannithe, résidente de Long Island,  est parmi les amies du bulletin Hebdomadaire du Centre National et de la radio Telé Solidarité.

 

Madame  Mediannithe a 35 ans  depuis qu’elle a laissé Haiti pour venir s’etablir à New York. Elle est une fille du department de la Grande Anse    et très fervente dans la pratique de sa foi Catholique.

 

Nous avons profité  de sa visite pour avoir un entretien avec elle. Elle  nous a parlé de la tournée prochaine de Jean Claude Gianada à New York. Jean Claude Gianada, un compositeur bien connu de chants religieux, sera à la Paroisse de Ste Anne  et St Joachin à Hollis Queens Village le Samedi 13 Mai 2017 de 7:00Pm à 10:00hres pm. Le profit de cette soirée ira en Haiti. Jean Claude Gianada  est très Marial. Tous les fils et filles de Marie sont invités à venir chanter et prier avec lui le Samedi 13 Mai

 

Nous souhaitons la plus cordiale Bienvenue à Jean Claude Gianada à New York. Ce sera son premier concert à New York.

Pour ecouter l’entretien de Madame Mediannithe  clicquer  sur ce lien: https://youtu.be/PVb6MIsVuBo

Brother Tob

 

Visit of Mrs. Mediannithe Francois to Radio Telé Solidarité

 

On Friday, January 27, 2017,  Mrs. Mediannithe Francois visited Radio Telé Solidarité. Ms. Mediannithe, a resident of Long island,  is among the friends of the weekly newsletter of the National Center and Radio Telé Solidarité.

 

Mediannithe left Haiti 35 years ago to come to New York. She is a daughter of the Grande-Anse department and is a fervent Catholic.

 

Brother Tob took advantage of her visit to have an interview with her. She talked about the coming tour of Jean Claude Gianada in New York. Jean Claude Gianada, a well known composer of religious songs, will be at the Parish of Ste Anne and St Joachim on Saturday May 13, 2017 from 7: 00Pm to 10: 00hrs Pm. The profit of this evening will go to Haiti. Jean Claude Gianada is very devoted to the Virgin Mary. All the sons and daughters of Mary are invited to sing and pray with him on Saturday, May 13 from 7:00Pm to 10:00Pm at St Ann and St Joachim Parish in Hollis, Queens Village.

 

We wish the most cordial welcome to Jean Claude Gianada in New York. This will be his first concert in New York.

To listen to the interview of Ms Mediannithe click on this link: https://youtu.be/PVb6MIsVuBo

Brother Tob

 

Le Centre National de l’Apostolat Haitien a le regret de vous annoncer le grand depart  de Madame Lucrece Lergme survenue le 28 Janvier 2017 après une maladie chretienement supportée

 

 

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Necrologie

 

 

 

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ucrèce Legerme est née à l’Anse-à- veau, Haïti, le 14 septembre 1934. Après avoir étudié jusqu’au brevet simple chez les Sœurs de la Sagesse de sa ville natale, elle poursuivit ses études secondaires  au Lycée des Jeunes Filles à Port-au-Prince. De retour à l’Anse-à-Veau, elle voulut ap- pliquer à la jeunesse scolaire la maxime de Juvénal : « Mens sana in corpore sano—un esprit sain dans un corps sain.

» Ainsi se distingua-t-elle comme moni- trice d’éducation physique. Cependant,

sa sensibilité pour la souffrance humaine lui fit découvrir sa vocation d’infirmière. C’est ainsi qu’elle alla faire ses études

de nursing à l’école des infirmières des Cayes. Peu après, elle partit pour les Etats-Unis et s’établit à New York où elle se marie au Dr. Ludner Pierre-Louis. A la venue de sa fille Rose-Stella, sa vocation d’épouse et de mère se sont complétées pour faire d’elle l’âme de son foyer. Toujours dans le but d’avoir une connaissance plus profonde de

l’âme humaine pour mieux servir et mieux aimer, elle poursuivit des études en psychologie et obtint un baccalauréat en cette discipline.

 

Lucrèce est aussi et surtout une personne de foi. Elle l’a approfondie dans ses trois années d’études au Collège pastoral, elle l’a pratiquée dans son service

à l’église et son engagement dans le Renouveau Charismatique. Elle la ren- due édifiante par sa grande charité et sa générosité tant envers ses proches qu’envers les missionnaires laïcs ou religieux. Lucrece est une des membres fondateurs de la communaute Haitienne de St. Boniface, depuis 20 ans. Elle est active avec  Haitian American Apostolate Ministry (HAAM) de Rockville Centre.  Lucrece est une des fondateurs du group Haitian American Youth Organization (HAYO) de Saint Boniface. Elle est Ministre extraordinaire de l’Eucharistiqu, et lecteure aux eglises Saint Boniface et Saint Anne & Joachim. Lucrece est memre auxillaire de Legion de Mary a l’eglise Saint Boniface, et affiliee de les filles de Marie a l’eglise Sacre Coeur. Elle est membre de group

 

 

 

 

de docteurs et infirmieres HANDAS a Saint Boniface. Lucrece est bien connu dans toutes les paroisses a Long Island, Brooklyn, et Queens.

 

Frappée d’une paralysie partielle suite à des complications cardio-vasculaires, Lucrèce subit un autre, l’assaut d’un cancer ovarian qui l’emporta.

 

Elle sera profondément regretté et restera à jamais gravée dans la mémoire de:

 

  • SON ÉPOUX Dr. Ludner Pierre-Louis
  • SA FILLE Rose-Stella Pierre-Louis Ahmed et son époux, Adam Ahmed
  • SES PETITS-ENFANTS Arielle et Darius Ahmed
  • SES SOEURS Edith Mentor, née Legerme, Yolande et Luce Legerme et famille
  • SES NEVEUX ET NIÈCES Joel et Vayola Mentor, Gina Mentor,

Marjorie et Stanley Mentor, Edwidge Mentor-Rémilien et familles, Vania Francois, Vana Jouissaint, Dina, Sapho et Fred-Marie Legerme, Marie- Flore François, Amelle Haiti, Auxilat François, Yvick Legerme et familles, Regine Lotlikar, Ronald et  Harold Legerme, Errio, Marjorie Legerme et familles, Ralph Ervilus, Patrick Ervilus, Garvey Ervilus, Hirvel Ervilus ainsi que leurs épouses et enfants

  • SES COUSINS ET COUSINES Iphanie Gaspard, Philomène Bazile, Ledor, Irdèle, Rosemène Legerme et familles, Fernande Legerme, Philippe Legerme et famille, Marie-Yvonne Charles, sa fille Nadège Charles- Oluikpe et son époux, Sylvine Legerme et famille, Eddy Legerme et famille, Francis Legerme et famille, Anne Hyppolite et famille,

Claire-Marie Legerme, Yves-Gestin Legerme et famille, Camille Charles- Paillère, Mr. et Mme. Edner Compas et famille, Marie Yolens Pierre et famille, Yvan Legerme et famille, Marguerite Lamothe et famille,

Myriam Legerme, Abdou Fall, Fatou Fall-Benoit et familles, Eddy Gaspard et famille, Rév. Père Ronald Legerme, et ses frères et sœurs, Yolette Legerme-Nonscent, Luc-Kenty, Carole, Dr. Patrick Legerme et familles, Immacula Legerme, Kettelyne et Georges Legerme et familles, Rose-Marie Legerme, Thomas Legerme et familles, Hernes Legerme, Fritz Legerme, Romène et Jeannette Legerme, Suché, Yanick,

Jean Legerme et familles

  • SES BELLES-SOEURS Marie Thérèse Bernier, Immacula Bernard
  • SES ALLIÉS Dr. Francis Ervilus, Marie-Thérèse Dorcely, Claudette Pierre- Louis, Valerie et Gregory Pierre-Louis, Marie-Madeleine  Pierre-Louis, Marie-Ange Malbranche, Gérard Métellus et famille, Joanne Philogène, Dinah Moore, Ronnie Burnett, Darnelle Kjoller, Arnold Bernier,

 

Marjorie Luberis; Max Pierre-Louis; Martine Bernard, Z’étoile Imma, Carl Bernard; les époux Allaix et Micheline Grand-Pierre; les époux Jacques et Gertha Petiton; les époux Yves et Jocelyne Pierre; les époux Edner et Myrtha la Paix; Lina, Ronide et Joël Edouard et familles.

 

Long Island

Bishop Murphy celebrates his final Mass as head of diocese

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Updated January 29, 2017 8:30 PM
By Stefanie Dazio  stefanie.dazio@newsday.com

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The diocese’s new bishop, John Barres, will be installed on Tuesday as leader of Long Island’s 1.5 million Catholics. Barres, 56, will become the diocese’s fifth bishop since its founding in 1957 and will oversee Rockville Centre’s 133 parishes and 57 Catholic schools. He was one of the youngest bishops in the United States when in 2009, at age 48, he was tapped to head the Diocese of Allentown in Pennsylvania.

On Sunday at St. Agnes Cathedral, Murphy barely mentioned his upcoming retirement, though he asked the more than 200 parishioners at the 11 a.m. Mass to pray for Barres. Murphy resigned from the Vatican last year upon his 75th birthday, following Holy See protocol, but remained in his post until Barres was named as his successor on Dec. 9.

“Mass isn’t about me,” Murphy said after Sunday’s service. “Mass is about the Lord and his people. I’m the go-between.”

Long IslandBishop Murphy through the years

During his 13-minute homily, Murphy asked the parishioners to accept Barres into their church with “gratitude” and “thanksgiving.”

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“This Tuesday, we are blessed to welcome our new shepherd,” he said.

Murphy began his tenure in Rockville Centre on Sept. 5, 2001. Days later he visited families and donated blood at Mercy Medical Center, though he had to wait for his blood pressure to decrease. As Long Islanders failed to claim their vehicles left in the village commuter parking lot across the street from the church — a sure sign they’d been killed or wounded in the attacks — Murphy hosted a Memorial Mass at the Nassau Coliseum to honor the victims. But he said he was struck by the response of the survivors.

“I have never seen people more generous and kind to each other,” he said.

Murphy’s tenure has not been without controversy. Most recently, he wrote a letter read at Masses days before the 2016 election that any political candidate’s support for abortion should disqualify him or her from the Catholic vote. A diocese spokesman later said Murphy’s letter was nonpartisan and the bishop was not endorsing Donald Trump.

CommentaryOpinion: Politics and the pastor

On Sunday, parishioners lined up outside St. Agnes in breezy weather to shake Murphy’s hand and thank him for his service.

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“He always had a smile,” said 20-year parishioner Bob Tolan, 52, of Rockville Centre. “He was a very active, hardworking shepherd of our parish. ”

 

 

Raquel Pelissier, Runner-Up Miss Universe 2017: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Published 10:08 pm EST, January 29, 2017 Updated 3:02 pm EST, January 30, 2017 8 Comments By S.M. Walsh

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On Sunday night, Miss Colombia, Miss France, and Miss Haiti were named the top 3 at the 2017 Miss Universe pageant. Miss France, Iris Mittenaere, was crowned Miss Universe, while Raquel Pelissier, Miss Haiti, was announced as the runner-up.

Pelissier, 25, stands at 5’9″, and holds a degree in optometry. Read on to learn more about the multi-talented woman.

1.     She Is Pursuing Her Master’s Degree in Scientific Research in Optometry and Vision

 

Politique

 

Radio Telé Solidarité dans son effort d’accompagner le peuple de Dieu au niveau de l’evangelisation et de la justice sociale continue à faire de son mieux  pour encourager les experts et expertes de notre communauté à faire des emissions ou à accorder des entretiens  à la Radio Telé Solidarité.

Depuis près de 4 ans l’eminent professeur Docteur Robert Fatton  JR, a accepté  de faire des emissions  Politiques à la Radio  Telé Solidarité. Docteur Fatton est professeur de Sciences Politiques  à l’université de Virginia et est auteur  de plusieurs ouvrages sur Haiti.

 

Monseigneur GuySansaricq  et le Père  St Charles Borno sont très reconnaissants envers Dr. Fatton pour sa collaboration à la radio Telé Solidarité. Docteur Fatton dans sa dernière emission nous a parlé de Black Live Matter et de la situation des Noirs aux États Unis. Il observe avec une certaine tristesse qu’une grande partie de la communaute  noire des États Unis vit dans la pauvreté.

Il mit l’accent sur la declaration  de L’ancien président américain Barack Obama qui a rompu son silence le lundi 30 janvier pour encourager les Américains à manifester en défense de la démocratie. Il continua  pour éclairer nos lanternes  sur l’opposition de 1000 Diplomates Americains comme aussi de certains fonctionnaires du Departement d’etat  qui s’opposent au decret de Mr Trump sur l’immigration.

Docteur Fatton profita de son emission pour nous parler de la designation de Neil Gorsuch à la tête de la cour supreme des États Unis, Il pense que Gorsuch est très qualifié pour occuper cette position.

Enfin Dr. Fatton  nous a parlé de la passation du Pouvoir en Haiti le 7 Fevrier  2017.  Il pense que Privert a delivré ce qu’il avait promis . Il nous a parlé de la feuille de route de Mr Jovenel Moise pour son mandat de 5 ans comme President de la  Republique. Pour écouter l’emission   du Docteur Fatton clicquer sur le lien: https://youtu.be/NpRnf3FFjKQ

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Politic

 

Radio Telé Solidarité in its effort to accompany the people of God on the level of evangelization and social justice continues to make an effort to encourage the experts of our community to lead talk shows or to give interviews at Radio Telé Solidarité.

For nearly 4 years the eminent professor Doctor Robert Fatton JR, has agreed to lead talk shows at  Radio Telé Solidarité. Dr. Fatton is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Virginia and the author of several books on Haiti

 

Bishop  GuySansaricq and Father St Charles Borno are very grateful to Dr. Fatton for his collaboration at Radio Telé Solidarité. Doctor Fatton in his latest show told us about Black Lives Matter and the Afro American situation in the United States. He observed with some degree of sadness that much of the black community in the United States lives in poverty.

He highlighted the statement of former US President Barack Obama who broke his silence on Monday (January 30th) to encourage Americans to demonstrate in defense of democracy. He went on to comment about the opposition of 1000 American Diplomats and some state officials who are against the immigration decree of Mr. Trump

Doctor Fatton took the opportunity to tell us about the designation of Neil Gorsuch at the head of the Supreme Court of the United States. He thinks that Gorsuch is very qualified to occupy this position.

Finally Dr. Fatton told us about the transfer of power in Haiti on February 7, 2017 and believes that Privert delivered what he promised. He told us about the roadmap submitted by Mr Jovenel Moise for his 5-year mandate as President of the Republic of Haiti . To listen to the broadcast of Doctor Fatton click on the link: https://youtu.be/NpRnf3FFjKQ

 

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Long Island

Bishop John Barres installed as LI’s Catholic leader

Updated January 31, 2017 9:14 PM
By Bart Jones and Candice Ferrette  bart.jones@newsday.comcandice.ferrette@newsday.com

 

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Bishop John Barres became the new leader of the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, as hundreds of parishioners, priests, nuns and other religious leaders packed St. Agnes Cathedral to witness the occasion. Barres, now the fifth bishop of the diocese, called for new approaches to ministry and encouraged young believers in his first sermon.  (Credit: Newsday / Raychel Brightman; News 12 Long Island)

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Bishop John Barres became the new leader of the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Tuesday and in his first sermon sounded a call for “new and creative approaches” to ministry, evangelization, interreligious cooperation, family life and mercy, with compassion for refugees and survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

Hundreds of parishioners, priests, nuns and other religious leaders packed St. Agnes Cathedral to witness and celebrate the momentous occasion of Barres’ installation as the fifth bishop of the diocese, the eighth-largest in the nation and home to 1.5 million Catholics on Long Island.

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Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the pope’s representative in the United States, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, joined in the official rites of passage for Barres — among them, the reading of Pope Francis’ apostolic letter naming him as bishop of Rockville Centre.

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It was a landmark day. The last time a bishop was installed was in September 2001, when Bishop William Murphy was elevated only days before the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon changed the world. Murphy, 76, is retiring.

Barres, 56, laid out an ambitious vision for the diocese in his homily, discussing outreach to Latinos and data-driven planning and stressing again and again the importance of inclusion and involvement by clergy and lay people alike.

He referenced figures such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and the famed American theologian Cardinal Avery Dulles, issued a scathing denunciation of consumerism, and called on the faithful to help reinvigorate the church by inviting lapsed Catholics to Mass.

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Barres made a striking apology to Catholics “hurt or disappointed” by the church. “I am so very sorry if you have been hurt or disappointed by the church in any way and we stand here today to support you, to listen to you and to love you,” he said.

He appealed particularly to young people, a hallmark of Barres’ ministry from the time he was a parish priest in Delaware through his most recent position as bishop of the Diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania — where he had served since 2009.

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“A word to the children, youth and young adults of the diocese,” he said. “I am ecstatic about your futures in Jesus Christ and the way you, in the words of Pope Francis, ‘shake up the church and the world’ with your enthusiasm and desire to dedicate your lives to Jesus and the mission of the Catholic Church in the world.

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“I cannot wait to meet you,” the new bishop said. “I cannot wait to serve you.”

Barres’ official assumption of the post occurred when Pierre read the pope’s letter of appointment. Barres held the letter aloft and walked around the area near the altar and beside the pews, solemnly showing it to the congregants.

Then Pierre and Dolan stood on either side of Barres and led him to the cathedra — the bishop’s official chair and symbol of his authority in the diocese.

When he sat in the cathedra, he officially became bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The audience erupted in applause.

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The installation Mass evoked feelings of hope and the dawn of an era among some who were there.

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“I thought it was the most beautiful Mass I’ve ever attended, and I feel privileged to have been a part of it,” said Annmarie McLaughlin, 44, a Floral Park resident who teaches writing and research at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers. “I thought he gave a fantastic homily.”

Madison Willmott, 17, of East Quogue, who attended the ceremony as a representative of her school, Bishop McGann Mercy High School in Riverhead, said she liked the bishop’s encouraging people “to go out and do stuff for the church and not just go to Mass.”

Among the throng in the packed cathedral were four cardinals, five archbishops, 57 bishops and more than 260 priests, diocesan spokesman Sean Dolan said.

Afterward, as people filed out, about two dozen musicians from Holy Redeemer parish in Freeport stood outside and across the street, singing “Hallelujah” as Barres walked out and along a sidewalk to St. Agnes rectory, with the ground covered in snow.

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In his homily, the bishop brought a Long Island touch, noting that Fitzgerald’s classic novel, “The Great Gatsby,” was set here. “Fitzgerald’s green light at the end of the Long Island dock symbolizes that the American dream of consumerism is actually a soul-stunting nightmare,” Barres said.

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In an apparent reference to the immigration dispute provoked by President Donald Trump’s new policies, Barres expressed solidarity with refugees.

“We celebrate this Mass globally here today at St. Agnes Cathedral on the Altar of the World and every war-torn, hunger-stricken area of it,” he said. “We celebrate it in solidarity and union with our persecuted refugee families and immigrants and the suffering and the crosses they carry.”

He also called for “new approaches to pastoral and strategic planning that are both Spirit-driven and data-driven, and that break through a tired and broken ‘us vs. them’ self-referential mentality and cultivate a mutual support and communion between the mission of the diocese and the mission of every individual parish.”

Barres made a special appeal to the diocese’s priests, some of whom had a rocky relationship with Murphy during his 15-year tenure. Barres said the priests will be a special priority of his.

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He quoted from the advice Pope Francis gave to bishops in Mexico in February 2016: “The first face I ask you to guard in your hearts is that of your priests . . .”

Joe Kramer, 68, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Allentown diocese, was among those who drove more than two hours to attend the service. Kramer, the former principal of Notre Dame High School in Easton, said he made the trip with his wife Sue, 70, out of respect for Barres and all that he has done for Catholic education.

“He was always there for us and I felt like we had to be there for him,” he said. “This diocese is getting a phenomenal individual — full of energy and full of love.”

Darlene Vietri, 58, a parishioner from Bethpage who sang in the diocesan choir during the Mass, said before the service: “We can’t wait for him to be the new bishop. We’re very excited. He’s young, he’s vibrant, he loves children, he looks like he’s full of energy.”

Expressing similar enthusiasm was Teresa DaLuz, 54, of East Northport. Her son, Alessandro DaLuz, was ordained two years ago and currently serves at Holy Redeemer Church in Freeport.

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“I think he’s going to be great,” she said. “He’s passionate about the youth, which will be great for our church.”

Brother Gary Cregan, principal of Saint Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said he was thrilled by Barres’ commitment to Catholic education.

“From what I have read, it appears Bishop Barres sees the tremendous importance of Catholic education,” said Cregan, who was chosen to represent religious orders on Long Island at the Mass. “And like Bishop Murphy, I am thrilled to be working with a bishop who values this great mission of spreading the gospel.”

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Pelissier is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Scientific Research, and is currently focused on a project on the regeneration of the optic nerve.

Late last year, it was reported that Pelissier was struggling to pull together enough finances to attend this weekend’s Miss Universe pageant. According to The Great Pageant Community, $6,000 is required to compete in the Miss Universe pageant, and her profile on the Go Fund Me page read, “In the midst of post Hurricane Matthew, a lot of sponsors have pulled out on us to support other causes. Therefore, Miss Haiti Organization finds itself struggling financially to participate in Miss Universe 2016. Thus, we seek your support in helping us, and Miss Haiti Universe 2016, Raquel Pelissier reach out goals.” The page no longer exists.

Seven years ago, Pelissier survived an earthquake that destroyed her hometown, and “made her value her life and fight for her goals and dreams,” writes Miss Universe.

 

Good to know: Pope Francis’ February Prayer Intention, Mercy, Compassion, Common good, US Constitution and Amendments…

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Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for February is to Welcome the Needy, Comfort the Afflicted well in the line of Matthew 25 and the Jubilee Year of Mercy, a breath of fresh air amidst  and after a nasty electoral campaign in which Mercy, Compassion, Common Good as well as the US Constitution and its Amendments were forgotten by too many. In the second week of the new President, we are awaiting for signs of national reconciliation but there is that big snafu about Immigrants, Refugees, minorities which Catholic and other faith leaders are decrying, the fears about Social Security, Healthcare and many policies and actions.

Let us pray for the miracle of sane, competent and visionary understanding of those at the helm  and actions which benefit every one!
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Les intentions de Prière de Pape Francois pour le Mois de Février sont d’Acceuillir Ceux qui sont dans le Besoin, de Réconforter les Affligés bien dans la ligne de Mathieu 25 et l’Année Jubilaire de Miséricorde, une bouffée d’air frais pendant et après une campagne électorale terrible ou trop ont oublié la Miséricorde, la Compassion, le Bien Commun aussi bien que la Constitution des Etats-Unis et ses Amendements. Dans cette 2ième semaine du nouveau président, nous attendons des signes de réconciliation nationale mais  c’est ce gros imbroglio au sujet des Immigrants, Réfugiés, minorités que les leaders Catholiques et d’autres croyances dénoncent, les peurs au sujet de la Sécurite Sociale, la Santé et de beaucoup de programmes et actions.

Prions pour le miracle de compréhension saine, compétente et visionaire des leaders  et d’actions qui bénéficient tout un chacun!

Proverbes

Atake pa diffisil, se retrete ki rèd

Ekri avèk Kreyon, se kom pale nan zorèy

Tout Kay peye lwaye, prizon pou  gremesi

Kano ou vle Kenbe twòp, ou pèsi tout

Bourik di se nan mache do yo poze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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