Burial Clothes for Haiti: A New Parish Ministry

A new ministry is forming at SS. Isidore and Maria Parish to provide burial clothes for the deceased in Haiti.

It is common for a funeral to cost more than a family earns in a single year in Haiti. Through generously sharing our time, talent, and treasure, our parish will prepare and send burial clothes to Haiti so that the deceased may be buried with dignity. There are various ways that you can help out with this effort:

  • Make a monetary donation to help cover the costs of the materials as well as the shipping. Please place donations in the offertory kiosk in an envelope marked “Haiti Ministry.”
  • Donate clean, stain-free white sheets. Flat sheets are preferred but fitted can also be used.
  • Lastly and currently the most significant need, volunteer to sew the clothes. It’s a simple project that entails sewing finished edging along the sheet. Supplies and simple instructions are provided. Sewing is at your own pace in the convenience of your home.

For more information on how to help support this critical work through helping with the sewing or to donate sheets, don’t hesitate to get in touch with parishioner Chris Delissio at 860-633-2946.