In 1988, Father Gene Kutsch of St. Anthony Parish, Dubuque,
Iowa, established a sister relationship between St. Anthony and St.
Monfort, Port-de-Paix, Haiti, as part of the Haiti Parish Twinning
Program. The two parishes have had an ongoing relationship ever
since, with St. Anthony parishioners and pastors providing
materials, food, medical assistance and spiritual support to the
St. Monfort parish and school.
With St. Anthony's help, St. Monfort has provided great
assistance to the poor community it has been serving for about 75
years. In addition to donating food and clothing, the church has
provided shelter during many heavy tropical storms, which have
caused the church to lose much of its roof structure. With no money
to fix the roof and other damaged areas, the structurally unsafe
building sat in disrepair as water poured into the...
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