Our Bishop and Staff
National Center of the Haitian Apostolate
Bishop Guy Sansaricq, Founder and Director
Bishop Guy Sansaricq is the founder and Director of the National Center of the Haitian Apostolate. Born and raised in Haiti he obtained from the St Paul Pontifical University of Ottawa two Master’s degrees one in Philosophy in 1956 and the other one in Theology in 1960. Ordained a priest the same year (1960) he served first in the city of Les Cayes Haiti. One year later he was assigned as chaplain of the Haitian Refugees in the Bahamas, a position he held for seven years. In 1968, He went for further studies to the Gregorian University in Rome where he obtained a Masters degree in Social Sciences. Since 1971 he has been ministering in the diocese of Brooklyn first as an associate pastor and then as a Pastor and finally in 2006 as Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn. After initiating the foundation of HAUP, a social Service Agency in Queens in the late seventies, He began to form the National Center of the Haitian Apostolate under the umbrella of the USCCB to coordinate the nationwide efforts of welcoming and integrating into the Church the Haitian population that began to immigrate to the US in large numbers since the sixties. He lead the growth of the Center for thirty years until his retirement. He is still very active as a consultant.
Sr. Juvenia Joseph, Office Manager
Sr. Juvenia was born in LaVallee de Jacmel, Haiti. She joined the congregation of Daughters of Mary in September 1990 and took her permanent vows on August 2000. She worked as a teacher and a principal in a Catholic school in Lascahobas. Then she was assigned as a secretary at the Apostolic Nonciature in Haiti. She entered the USA on August 3, 2006 to serve in the National Haitian Apostolate. In 2010, she completed a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling for Youth and Young Adults at Fordham University. After Sr. Marcelle’s retirement from the Center, Sr. Juvenia was appointed Office Manager of the Center.
Buteau Espiegle, Public Relation: Bulletin Editor, Web and Radio Coordinator
Brother Buteau Espiègle (Brother Tob) is the public relations officer of the National Center of The Haitian Apostolate. He finished high school in Haiti and studied Management and Communication at the St Laurent College and the University of Quebec in Canada. He is also a graduated from the Pastoral College .
Brother Buteau Espiègle has extensive experience in communications field. He has been serving s as the editor of the Weekly Bulletin of National Center of The Haitian Apostolate and Coordinator of Radio Tele Solidarite for six years. Prior to this he worked for Newsday, one of the newspaper companies in New York, for more than ten Years and for the Panorama Catolico, a Spanish newspaper. While he wrote a religious column entitled “Religion and Society” for the National Center of The Haitian Apostolate at the Newspaper Haiti Observateur for nearly three years.
Brother Tob can speak and write French , Creole, English and Spanish.
“To Equip the Holy Ones with the Body Of Christ”.
“Oganizé pèp Bondyé-a pou Kò Kris la kap grandi” (Ephesians 4:12)