First Barbadian to be ordained bishop

The Diocese of Bridgetown, Barbados will now have one of its own as bishop as Pope Francis has appointed Fr Neil Sebastian Scantlebury, 55, to become the first Barbadian to be ordained Catholic bishop.The announcement was made Monday, December 28 at noon, Vatican City time (7 a.m. local time).The date of episcopal ordination has already been set: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Bridgetown. March 17 is the…Keep Reading

WHAT BELONGS TO CAESAR

WHAT BELONGS TO CAESAR

Wk 9 Ordinary Time Mark 12.13-17 Sometimes we interpret giving to Caesar what belongs to him and to God what belongs to Him to mean that Caesar and God are competing. Caesar was a mortal man, as of now, no one knows where he is, no one can give him anything now. Meanwhile, we still give God what belongs to Him. Job realized this truth when he said, ‘naked I…Keep Reading

Bishop Harvey addresses hunger post COVID-19

Source: The New Today Newspaper Bishop Clyde Harvey has urged Grenadians to start looking ahead and to address some of the burning social issues that came to the forefront in a more fundamental way due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Bishop delivered a deep and moving spiritual address to open the National Day of Thanksgiving declared by government to thank God for his mercies for sparing the island from any…Keep Reading

How to pray the Rosary

The Structure of the Rosary The rosary has 59 beads, a crucifix, and a medal, with certain prayers for each of these different pieces. The prayers of the rosary can be divided into three categories: Introductory Prayers The Decades Closing Prayers With the prayers of the rosary, we ask Mary to pray for us and to guide us by the example of her son, Jesus. Introductory Prayers The introductory prayers…Keep Reading

Catholic Focus May 2020 Issue

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Trainings sessions for Catechists, teachers and members of the congregation

The Catechetical Commission is embarking on a series of trainings sessions for Catechists, teachers and members of the congregation who are interested in learning and knowing the Scriptures.  The training will be conducted over a seven months period from March 7th to June 20th and September 5th to November 21st 2020. Training sessions will be conducted every 1st and 3rd Saturdays per month, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in…Keep Reading

YEAC Awards Over 100 Members

YEAC Awards Over 100 Members

The Youth Emergency Action Committee (YEAC)  held its Award and Patronage Reception on Friday 10th January 2020, during which over 100 young people between the ages 16 to 26 received certificates of recognition and participation. YEAC is a youth-led community based group working towards increased disaster preparedness and climate change resilence. The Committee promotes a spirit of volunteerism and trains its members to serve communities through mitigating the effects of…Keep Reading

Feast of the Baptism of Jesus

Feast of the Baptism of Jesus

St. Peter’s Parish – Gouyave, celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus (Sunday Jan 12) with the addition of four new members to their flock.  On that day the ministries were carried out by the children of the parish and the readings were proclaimed by two parents of the newly baptised babies. Stressing on the significance of the sacrament, the Parish Priest Fr. John says “There is a big…Keep Reading

Excerpts From The Letter Of Pope Francis On The Sunday Of The Word

Excerpts From The Letter Of Pope Francis On The Sunday Of The Word

“I hereby declare that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God. This Sunday of the Word of God will thus be a fitting part of that time of the year when we are encouraged to strengthen our bonds with the Jewish people and to pray for Christian unity. This is more than a temporal coincidence: the…Keep Reading

“Social Justice in Grenada Today”

“Social Justice in Grenada Today”

I want to begin by putting the overarching purpose for the Church’s Social Teaching in its true context by reminding us of several essential points. The Catholic social teachings emerge from the truth God has revealed to us about Himself. God by his very nature is communal and social. God the Father sends His Son Jesus Christ and shares the Holy Spirit as His Gift of love. God has revealed…Keep Reading

Be AWAKE! Be CONSCIOUS! Be PREPARED!

Be AWAKE!  Be CONSCIOUS!   Be PREPARED!

As we celebrate another Advent season, these three words ought to be part of our consciousness every day. The beginning of another liturgical year reminds us that the “seasons” of our year are really about the seasons of the spiritual life. Each of the liturgical seasons call us to focus on an aspect of our spirituality which ought to be an essential part of our journey into Christ. Lent reminds…Keep Reading

Saints Peter and Paul Church, Windward Celebrates 90 Years

Saints Peter and Paul Church, Windward Celebrates 90 Years

On Sunday October 20, Saints Peter and Paul Church in Windward, Carriacou was overflowing as hundreds came to celebrate the church’s 90th anniversary. That activity was the culmination of a series of other activities including the unveiling and blessing of a special plaque, on Thursday October 17. On Thursday, Fr. Sean Doggett, who served as priest in charge of Carriacou for eight years (1988 to 1996), reminded those present, that…Keep Reading