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 Welcome to the Carmelite Community of the Word Webpage!  

 Click on “CCW Hands and Hearts Haiti Ministry” above to see updates about our 2016 Haiti Mission Trip.

14th Annual Paschal Festival    Hands and Hearts Haiti Fèt

Sunday, April 17, 2016


Our Lady of Loretto Hall

279 St. Elizabeth St.

Loretto, PA 15940

Dinner, Silent Auction, Opportunity to purchase Haitian art,

Program highlighting the CCW Hands and Hearts Haiti Ministry.

Doors open at 1:45 p.m.

Dinner at 2:30 p.m.
Program at 3:30 p.m.

              Adults $30                 Children under 13 $15
Ticket Deadline April 8

Join us for an afternoon of good food, storytelling, music and activities that have been part of our ministry in Haiti.  Allow us to share our experiences with you and to broaden your understanding of the people of  Haiti whom we have come to call Zanmi nou, (our friends).

For more information or to order tickets, Contact:

CCW Incarnation Center 814-886-4098

or Any CCW Sister


It is with great sorrow that we announce that our Sister Maryann Palko, CCW entered into eternal life January 4, 2016.  Sr. Maryann served God, her community and the Church faithfully for over 50 years.  She was faithfully involved in the Hands and Hearts Ministry to Haiti.  She has touched many hearts in many places and she will be deeply missed by the Carmelite Community of the Word, her family and friends, and the Little Sisters of the Incarnation in Haiti.  

“Go now in peace faithful friend of God,                                                 

Sr. Maryann Palko, CCW

As you take our love into paradise,
God’s holy angels will lead you home
To the wide waiting arms of the Lord.”
(Dan Schutte)