GOOD NEWS! On Sunday 4th October, three of our young people were confirmed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral along with nineteen others from St. Patrick’s. Our three are: Keanna Howell, Riquelme Crichlow and Ryle Crichlow. (see photo at right-top) I was given what is called faculties to confer the sacrament. The celebration was both solemn and lively. The choir was coordinated by our own Shireifa Joseph.
Also, on Sunday 4th October, we hosted the president of the Legion of Mary Curia. The Legion will be one hundred years in existence in 2021. Ms. Patricia Bourne and her colleague Ms. Jacinta Alexander attended Mass with us and spoke to us of the centenary celebration. They presented us with a gift of two potted desert roses in lieu of the celebrations. (see photo at right-bottom)
The week of 4th to 10th of October was observed in our diocese as Catechists’ Week. Let’s thank all of them together with our Catholic teachers for their efforts to impart the faith and educate our students.
On Wednesday 7th October was the actual feast day of our patron, Our Lady of the Rosary, which we celebrated at the 9:00am Mass, on the same Sunday 4th October, as the Confirmation. A reminder to pray the rosary at least once a week during this month of the Rosary.
In addition to being the Month of the Rosary, October is also Mission Month. Please remember that we have been baptized and sent. The word mission means sent. So let’s echo the reply of Isaiah when, in chapter 6:8 of Isaiah he told God, “Here am I, send me.” As missionaries the Lord asks the same question, Whom shall I send, who will go, for us...? Let’s respond with the words of the theme for this Mission Month, “here am I, send me.”
We are planning to restart our Sunday School with Sister Mercy. Parents and guardians please bring your children to church so that they can participate.
May God bless you.
Fr. Clement Paul Rev. Stephen Joseph
Parish Priest Parish Deacon