Creighton University will hold a special Mass at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, to remember the one-year anniversary of a catastrophic earthquake that devastated Haiti and pray for the victims of the earthquake as well a cholera outbreak currently raging through the island nation.
The Mass will be held at St. Johnís Catholic Church on campus. Church bells will be rung just prior to Mass, and a special collection will be taken for Partners in Health Stand with Haiti.
The earthquake struck at 4:53 p.m. ET on Jan. 12, 2010, killing an estimated 222,570 people, injuring another 300,000, and leaving 1.3 million Haitians without homes.
Following the earthquake, Creighton employees organized and sent several teams of Omaha-area health care professionals to treat Haiti earthquake victims.