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from Catholic Standard, Guyana, 6th August, 2015
Fr Steve Ransome reports on a Workshop for Vocations Directors of the Antilles Episcopal Conference held recently in Antigua.
While the youth from the Caribbean Bishops’ Conference (AEC) were packing suitcases and boarding flights to return to their respective territories and taking with them memories of another inspiring AEC Youth Assembly, representatives from across the region were gathering to reflect, plan and equip themselves for continued work in promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Continue reading
Catholic Standard, Guyana, 29th July 2015
A call has been made for Catholic youth and young adults to be of “one mind with the Church in interpreting the signs of the times” and resist any move to introduce “new definitions of marriage and family”.
The appeal came from Chair of the Caribbean Bishops Conference (AEC) Youth Commission, Bishop Kenneth Richards of St John’s-Basseterre, during his homily on Saturday July 18 at the closing Mass of the AEC Youth Assembly 2015 held at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua. Continue reading
- Catholic News - Trinidad
CHOSEN, CALLED, BLESSED AND SENT - EMBRACING THE FUTURE WITH HOPE
The AEC Vocations Week 2015 will begin on Sunday, January 11, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The Bishops of the AEC initiated this week four years ago to ensure that in all our Arch/Dioceses of the AEC a culture of vocations will be fostered and to offer support to the Directors or Promoters of Vocations in all our Arch/Dioceses, including Religious Institutes, encouraging among them greater solidarity with each other in the vital ministry of vocations promotion. The Week was also meant to encourage prayer for vocations and ensure that clergy, religious and faithful would all be aware of their responsibility in promoting vocations. The promotion of vocations is the responsibility of all in the Church, not just a few dedicated to the cause. Continue reading
CATHOLIC STANDARD- Guyana - Friday, May 2nd, 2014
The Youth Commission of the Caribbean Bishops Conference (AECYC) met on April 4 and 5, under the new Chairman, Most Reverend Kenneth D. Richards, DD, Bishop of St. John’s-Basseterre. Continue reading
Members of the Commission are:
Archbishop Robert Rivas, (Castries - St. Lucia ) Chairman
Bishop Luis Secco (Willemstad - Curacao )
The functions of the Youth Commission are as follows:
- to foster participation of youth in the life and mission of the Church;
- to examine in depth the teachings of the Church;
- to foster reflection on social problems and to promote the solidarity of youth in responding.