“Enlarge the Space of Your Tent”

“Enlarge the Space of Your Tent” is the title of the document issued on October 27, to mark the Continental Stage of the current Synod of Bishops 2021 – 24. It is taken from Chapter 4, verse 2 of the Prophet Isaiah. The whole verse reads “Enlarge the space of your tent, stretch out your hangings, freely, lengthen your ropes, make your pegs firm”. The verse evokes the image of…Keep Reading

EULOGY OF SR. GABRIELLE MASON

Loved and spoilt by her father who died at age 45, her older sister Clarice was also her class teacher and the one who exerted quite some discipline on Cita. This obviously helped in shaping the character of this remarkable Grenadian woman Religious sister of Saint Joseph of Cluny, teacher, aunt, confidant, friend, counsellor, and mother of so many who have come to love and hold her in high esteem….Keep Reading

Memories of Sr. Gabrielle

I first saw Sr. Gabrielle just before the beginning of the 1979 school year. It was the year I entered St. Joseph’s Convent, St. George’s. I remember her purposeful stride, serious countenance, penetrating stare and substantial stature… and did she look formidable! You see, she was the Mistress of Discipline then, and certainly she looked the part. At some point in our class’s tenure at SJC, she was gone for…Keep Reading

YEAC Launch St. David Team

A new team of Youth Emergency Action Committee volunteers was recently installed in St David. The community, disaster response arm of Caritas which started in 2011 with YEAC Grand Anse is now established in all parishes of the tri-island state. Project manager Roseann Redhead reiterates the relevance of the skills training which YEAC offers. According to her, YEAC is an amazing journey. It provides a different learning experience for our…Keep Reading

Moving towards A Diocesan Pastoral Council

Bishop of the Diocese of St George’s-in-Grenada Clyde Martin Harvey has described the first meeting of Diocesan Pastoral leaders as the process of moving from one understanding of the church to another, while encouraging the church to be open to the process.The meeting set the pace for the thought-provoking process of generating suggestions on how the Diocesan Pastoral Council should function and who should serve on it. The Council, once…Keep Reading

Catholic Focus November 2022

Politics in Grenada Today

Politics in Grenada Today

The 47th Anniversary of Grenada’s Independence seems like a good time to reflect on what we might refer to as “our politics.” As a nation we must never forget that our politics were sometimes violent and that old enmities still persist. Issues from the past still haunt us and we have not yet succeeded in building consensus around a vision for the future based on the talents and abilities of…Keep Reading

Shepherd’s Voice: Lent 2021

Shepherd’s Voice: Lent 2021

Last year, around this time, we wrote Shepherd’s Voice thinking that we were headed into our normal Lenten observances. COVID-19 changed all that.   Will there be a COVID 21?  Last year, the only response that I heard in the midst of COVID was quite simply, “I don’t know”.  Even as we are awaiting a vaccine that is supposed to be a great liberating help, I am moved to make…Keep Reading

Diocese Stages Successful Pastoral Congress Follow Up Meeting

Diocese Stages Successful Pastoral Congress Follow Up Meeting

The Pastoral Congress follow up meeting held at the Grenada Trade Centre Annex on Saturday February 13th has been labelled a tremendous success. The exercise provided a platform for updates on progress made by the various parishes, following the hosting of the Diocesan Pastoral Congress in July 2020. Bishop Clyde Martin Harvey in his welcome remarks encouraged members of the various parish councils in the diocese, to hear the challenge…Keep Reading

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Interestingly, I had jotted down some points on the above-named topic when I got the inspiration.  As far as I know I secured the paper with the jottings but when I was ready to expand on them, the paper was not found.  So, in writing about New Beginnings, I actually had to make a new beginning on the topic. What is a new beginning? It is new when done for…Keep Reading

Surviving COVID-19

Surviving COVID-19

COSince February 2020, almost five hundred thousand persons have died in the United States as a result of infection with the SARS Coronavirus-2. Imagine, the entire population of Grenada would have been obliterated four times! This highly contagious and deadly virus, was identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019, riveted like flames in bramble on a windy day. Within a few weeks the World Health Organisation had declared a pandemic….Keep Reading

Spice Isle Toastmasters Club Conduct Speech Craft Sessions in St. Mark the Evangelist Parish

Spice Isle Toastmasters Club Conduct Speech Craft Sessions in St. Mark the Evangelist Parish

It was truly a pleasure for Spice Isle Toastmasters Club to have collaborated with the St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church to execute an eight session Speech Craft for its young adults. Speech Craft is a Toastmasters International programme that provides its participants with the fundamentals of public speaking in a relaxing atmosphere. Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation that develops its members’ communication and leadership skills through a…Keep Reading