A medical mission trip to Haiti by eight members of the Wright County Catholic community is being postponed.

The delegation was planning to deliver medical supplies to their sister parish, located seven miles north of the capital city of Port au Prince.  The Iowans were to leave Iowa February 3 and return from Haiti on February 10.

Last Tuesday, an earthquake with a 7.0 magnitude ravaged Port au Prince. The quake has already claimed thousands of lives and caused mass destruction. According to an e-mail received by Reverend Nils Hernandez of Clarion, the parish church where the Wright County delegation was to have delivered the medical supplies suffered little damage.

A special ecumenical prayer service for the victims of the Haitian earthquake has been set for February 3 at 7:00 at the Clarion Goldfield High School. The service is open to the public. Monetary donations for the Haiti Relief Fund may be sent to St. John’s Catholic Church in Clarion.

(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)