Dedication of the new church of Notre Dame d'Haiti

  • Haitian parishioners arrive for the dedication of the new church of Notre Dame d'Haiti in Miami on Saturday, February 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Priests from Haiti await the opening ceremonies for the dedication of the new church of Notre Dame d'Haiti in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • US Army veteran Jean Luc Saint-Victor struggles to hold back the parishioners trying to get into the opening dedication of the new church of Notre Dame d'Haiti on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The new building seats 1,200 people in the church and 166 people in the chapel but over 3,000 people showed up for the service. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

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  • Parishioners welcome Archbishop Thomas Wenski for dedication of the new church of Notre Dame d'Haiti in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Knights of Columbus members, from left: Dwayne Willis; David Osterberger; John O'Toole; and Marc Spinola wait for the start of the opening ceremonies of the dedication of new church of Notre Dame d'Haiti on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Moise Duge, a member of the building comittee arrives for the dedication of new church of Notre Dame d'Haiti in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Monsignor Terence Hogan, Archbishop Thomas Wenski, at center, Archbishop of Port-au-Prince Guire Poulard, at right, before the dedication ceremonies of new church of Notre Dame d'Haiti in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The seminarian at left is unidentified. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Haitian parishioners arrive for the dedication of the new church of Notre Dame d'Haiti in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Opening ceremonies during the dedication of the new church of Notre Dame d'Haiti in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The congregation joins in singing during Mass for the dedication of the new church of Notre Dame d'Haiti in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The image of Jesus Christ is seen on a scarf worn by a parishioner during the dedication of new church of Notre Dame d'Haiti on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Parishioners photograph the procession of priests and the Archbishop for the start of the opening ceremonies of the dedication of new church of Notre Dame d'Haiti on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF