Community memorial to be held in Stamford

Talia Frenkel / American Red Cross STAMFORD — On January 12, Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake, which registered 7.0 on the Richter scale and was centered approximately 14 miles west of the capital city, Port-au-Prince, in Carrefour. The widespread destruction of the initial quake and the severe aftershocks resulted in an incalculable death toll.

Many Haitians in Connecticut lost loved ones in the earthquake and are unable to return to Haiti to grieve, or even to bury them.

L’Eglise Episcopale de l’ Epiphanie, a Haitian congregation, inconjunction with St. John’s Episcopal Church, will hold a community memorial service for the victims of this catastrophe on Sunday at 4:30 pm. It will be held at St. John’s Church, 628
Main Street, Stamford.

We invite members of the community at-large to join us in celebrating the life of all those who have died during this earthquake and to pray for those who are still in peril. We will remember and pray for those who have died and those who are still missing.

Those affected by this tragedy are encouraged to submit the name of their loved one at www.egliseepiphanie.org or call 203-964-1517.

The liturgy and the musical offerings will be in English, French and Creole. People of all faiths are invited and welcome at this memorial  service.

We also urge the community to support the rescue and recovery efforts in Haiti and to give financially to the “Haiti Fund” at Episcopal Relief and Development or to a relief agency of choice.

The service will be preceded by a press conference on the steps of St John’s Episcopal Church, 628 Main St., Stamford, at 4:00 p.m on
Sunday.

About Eglise de l’Epiphanie:

L’Eglise de l’Epiphanie is a Haitian ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. It serves the pastoral and social needs of the Haitian community in Fairfield County and beyond. The liturgy is in Creole, French and English at 6:15 pm on Sundays.

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