Maine Group Raising Funds to Re-Build Oblate Church in Haiti Destroyed in 2010 Quake.

By Betty Adams, originally Published on

(Editor’s Note: In the article, the writer incorrectly identifies the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, as the Missionary Oblates of Immaculate Mary. Since this is re-printed with permission, we could not correct the error)

The effort supports the missionary work of “Father Joe” Corriveau, (OMI) a Winthrop native son, in Haiti.

The makeshift chapel in Haiti that replaced the one that was destroyed by a major earthquake in January 2010. Contributed photo



The Rev. Real “Father Joe” Corriveau has long had support from his native Winthrop for his efforts as a missionary priest in Haiti.

Now, St. Francis Men’s Club at St. Michael Parish, Winthrop, is sponsoring a 24-month campaign to raise $250,000 to rebuild St. Anthony of Padua at Fond Oies in Haiti, the church where Corriveau was pastor when it was destroyed by a major earthquake in January 2010.

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