Nassau - Schools - Primary

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Holy Name School
P.O. Box 622, Bailey Town, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 347–2219; Fax: (242) 347–2220
Miss Ella Smith, Acting Principal

Mary Star of the Sea School
P.O. Box F2418, Freeport, Grand Bahama
Tel: (242) 373–3456; Fax: (242) 373–3482
Mr. Robert Nabb,
Principal

Our Lady’s of the Holy Souls School
Young & Deveaux Streets, P.O. Box N188, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 322–3892; Fax: (242) 325–5713
Mrs. Fiordelisa Bain, Principal

St. Anne’s School
P.O. Box EL26051, Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 334–2500
Ms. Lucy Longley, Principal

St. Bede’s School
P.O. Box SS5014, Sutton Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 323–1487; Fax: (242) 393–1437
Sr. Marva Coakley, OSB, Principal

St. Cecilia’s School
P.O. Box FH14–385, Coconut Grove, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 323–4996; Fax: (242) 326–4723
Miss Tiffany Glass, Principal

St. Francis de Sales School
P.O. Box MH564, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Tel:(242) 367–4399; Fax: (242) 367–
3156
Mrs. Josephine Giraud-Kumar, Principal

St. Francis/St. Joseph
P.O. Box N4388, Farrington Road, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 322–2037; Fax: (242) 328–3632
Mrs. Jacintha Goffe, Principal

St. Thomas More School
P.O. Box N4108, Madeira Street, Palmdale, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 322–3755; Fax: (242) 323–1110
Mrs. Rosemary Daniels, Principal

St. Vincent de Paul School
P.O. Box F42517, Hunters, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 352–7727; Fax: (242) 353–7986
Mrs. Alexandria Roberts-Bowe, Principal

Xavier’s Lower School
P.O. Box N7076, West Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 322–3077; Fax: (242) 325–1571
Mrs. Denise Louis, Principal

Nassau - Schools - Secondary

SECONDARY

Aquinas College
P.O. Box N7540, Madeira Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 322–8933, (242) 322–8934; Fax: (242) 322–1612
Mrs. Shona Knowles, Principal

Grand Bahama Catholic High School
P.O. Box F2635, Settlers Way, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 352 2544;
Fax: (242) 352–8522
Mrs. Daisy McPhee, Principal

St. Augustine College
P.O. Box N3940, Bernard Road, Fox Hill, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 324–1511/2/3; Fax: (242) 364–1265
Mrs. Sonja Knowles, Principal

VOCATIONAL

Youth Empowerment and Skills Training (Y.E.A.S.T)
P.O. Box N8187, Nassau,
Bahamas
Tel: (242) 322–8335; Fax: (242) 326–3308
Mr. Jeffery Lloyd, Director

Nassau - Apostolic Works, Organisations

APOSTOLATE WORKS & ORGANIZATIONS

APOSTOLATE TO A.I.D.S. PATIENTS
Samaritan Ministries, Sr. Clare Rolle, O. S.B.

CATECHETICS (including RCIA)
Catholic Pastoral Offices, Melhado House, P.O. Box N8187, West Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 328–4310/1/2
Mrs. Floridell Adderley

CATHOLIC BOARD OF EDUCATION
P.O. Box N7135, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 325–4452: Fax: (242) 356–3326
Mrs. Claudette Rolle, Director of Catholic Education   Dr. Linda Davis, Chairperson

CATHOLIC PASTORAL OFFICES
Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre, P.O. Box N8187, West Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 328–4310/1/2

CATHOLIC WOMENS’ AUXILIARY
Mrs.
Verdell Williams, President

CHAPLAINS
Geriatrics & Sandilands Hospital:              
Rev. Msgr. Preston A. Moss
Princess Margaret General Hospital &       
Rev. Msgr. Simeon Roberts, Chaplain
Doctor’s Hospital:                                      Sr. Ena  Albury, Assistant Chaplain
Prison Chaplain:                                        Rev. Glen Nixon, Deacon Gregory Taylor, Assistant

COMMUNICATIONS

Newspaper: Bahama Catholic
P.O. Box N8187, West Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 325–0470; Fax: (242) 322–2599
Mrs. Paula Strachan-Reckley, Coordinating EditorStudio
West Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 325–2551
Rev. Alfred Culmer, Director

DIOCESAN PASTORAL COUNCIL
Mr. Jeffrey Lloyd, President, Mrs. Deidre Woods, Secretary

EMMAUS CENTRE RETREAT HOUSE
Bernard Road, P.O. Box FH14–605, Fox Hill, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 324–8669
Deacon Andrew Burrows

FAMILY LIFE COMMISSION
Msgr. Preston A. Moss,
Chairman, Mrs. Agatha Cartwright, Secretary

MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE
Marriage Encounter & Pre–Marriage Courses
Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre, P.O. Box N8187, West Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 328–4310/1/2
Mrs. Agatha Cartwright, Director

PRESBYTERIAL COUNCIL
Rev. Simeon Roberts, President

SAMARITAN MINISTRY
P.O. Box N8187, West Hill Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 323–5517
Sr. Clare Rolle, O.S.B.

VOCATIONS
Rev. Glen Nixon, Chairman

YOUTH COUNCILCatholic Pastoral Offices, P.O. Box N8187, West Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 328–4310/1/2
Rev. Elvado Turnquest, Miss Chandrice Ferguson

Nassau - Chancery, Parishes, Clergy

CHANCERY OFFICE
West Street, P. O. Box N 8187, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 322–8919; (242) 322-7711; Fax: (242) 322–2599 or (242) 322-7722

Vicar General: Msgr. Preston A. Moss

Chancellor: Rev. Alfred Culmer

Metropolitan Tribunal:
P.O. Box N8187, West Street, Nassau, Bahamas
(242) 322–8919; Fax: (242) 322–2599
Rev. Kendrick Forbes, Judicial Vicar

Financial Officer: Mrs. Renee Knowles

Assistant Financial Officer: Mr. Anthony Hanna

Catholic Archdiocesan Annual Appeal & Stewardship Office: Ms. Michelle D. Mitchell, Director

PARISHES & CLERGY

ISLAND OF NEW PROVIDENCE

Cathedral:
St. Francis Xavier
West Hill & West Sts., P.O. Box N8187, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 356–3008, (242) 356–3009; (242) 322–8528 (Rectory); Fax: (242) 323–3802;Rev. Glen Nixon, Rector; Rev. Elvado Turnquest, Associate, Deacon Jeffrey Lloyd [Tel: (242) 393-5971]

Boyd Road: St. Joseph’s
P.O. Box N4388, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 323–5993; Fax: (242) 323–6621
Rev. Martin Gomes, SS.CC., Deacon Gregory Taylor  [Tel: (242) 393-8863]

Coconut Grove: St. Cecilia’s
3rd Street, The Grove, P. O. Box N 8187, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 323–5796, 322–5579; Fax: (242) 323-4008
Msgr. Simeon Roberts

East Shirley Street: Sacred Heart
P.O. Box SS 5913, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 326–6274; (242) 326–6004; Fax: (242) 325–8549
Rev. Mel Taylor, OSB

Fox Hill: St. Anselm’s
P.O. Box FH14–389, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel/Fax: (242) 324–1325
Msgr. Preston A. Moss, Deacon Raymond Forbes; [Tel: (242) 341-1423]

Haitian Apostolate: Queen of Peace
P.O. Box N8187, Faith Avenue (Off Carmichael Road), Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 325–2240
Rev. Roland Vilfort, S.M.M.

Robinson Road: Holy Family
P.O. Box N8187, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 393–2407 (Rectory), (242) 393–4277 (Office); Fax: (242) 393–2981
Rev. Kendrick Forbes, Pastor; Deacon Andrew Burrows [Tel: (242) 362-1434]

Lyford Cay: St. Paul the Apostle
P.O. Box N8187, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 362–4410
Rev. Robert Lefebvre, M.M., Pastor; Rev. Manuel Garcia Pazos

Palmdale: St. Thomas More
P.O. Box 4108, Madeira St., Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 325–8150
Msgr. Alfred Culmer

South Beach: Church of the Resurrection
P.O. Box N8187, Joan’s Heights, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 392–3021; Fax: (242) 392–5181
Rev. Pio Galumalemana, Administrator; Deacon Samuel Mitchell [Tel: (242) 392–2975]

Sutton Street: St. Bede’s
P.O. Box SS5014, Sutton St., Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 393–3853
Rev. Alain Laverne

Young Street: Our Lady of the Holy Souls
 P.O. Box N8187, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 325–4521; e–mail: [email protected]
Rev. Michael Kelly, SS.CC., Deacon Peter
Rahming [Tel: (242) 325–8031]; Deacon Maxwell Johnson [Tel: (242) 364-2976]

THE FAMILY ISLANDS

ABACO

Marsh Harbour: St. Francis de Sales
P.O. Box AB20433, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Tel/Fax: (242) 367–2714
Rev. Roger Madrazo

Treasure Cay: Saints Mary & Andrew
P.O. Box 4142, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
Tel/Fax: (242) 367–2714; e–mail: [email protected]
Rev. Roger Madrazo

ANDROS

Fresh Creek: St. John Chrysostom
Behring
Point, Calabash Bay, Cargill Creek
Fresh Creek, Andros, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 368–2105
served from Nassau

Little Creek: Sacred Heart of Jesus
Little Creek, S. Andros, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 369–5031
Deacon Theophilus Rolle, Tel: (242) 369–4669 [Residence]: (242) 369–4521; (242) 369–5031 [Rectory]

Mangrove Cay: St. Benedict’s
Mangrove Cay, Andros, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 369–0411; Fax: (242) 369–0093
served from Nassau

BIMINI

Holy Name
P.O. Box 622, Bailey Town, Bimini, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 347–2239
Deacon John Sears (242) 347-2134

CAT ISLAND

New Bight: Holy Redeemer
Old Bight, Port Howe, Bainstown, Devil’s Point
New Bight, Cat Island
Tel: (242) 342–3029
served from Nassau

ELEUTHERA

Gregory Town: St. Gregory’s
serving St. Catherine’s -
Hatchet Bay, St. Paul - Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera
P.O. Box 5153, Gregory Town, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 335–5004
Msgr. John Johnson

Harbour Island, Upper & Lower Bogue: Blessed Sacrament, St. Theresa & St. John the Baptist
P.O. Box EL27080, Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 333–2124
served from Nassau

Rock Sound: St. Anne’s
serving Our Lady Star of the Sea,
Wemyss Bight
P.O. Box EL26051, Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Tel
: (242) 334–2276 Rectory; (242) 334-2179 Convent
Sr. Mary Miller, RSM

EXUMAGeorge Town: St. Theresa
P.O. Box 33, George Town, Exuma, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 336–2678
served from Nassau

GRAND BAHAMA

Freeport: Mary Star of the Sea
P.O. Box F42418, Freeport, Grand Bahama
Tel: (242) 333–2124
Rev. Ambrose MacKinnon, S.F.M., Deacon Nixon Lindor [Tel: (242) 352-1627(h)]

Hawksbill: Haitian Apostolate
P.O. Box F41954, Hawksbill, Grand Bahama
Tel: (242) 352–5258
Rev. Remy David

Hunters: St. Vincent de Paul
P.O. Box F44633, Hunters, Grand Bahama
Tel: (242) 353–7986
Rev. Reginald Demeritte, Deacon Jeffrey Hollingsworth [Tel: (242) 352-7926 (h)]

Seagrape: St. Agnes
P.O. Box F10050, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama
Tel: (242) 353–7986
Rev. Reginald Demeritte

West End: St. Michael’s
P.O. Box F68, West End, Grand Bahama
Tel: (242) 346–6315
Rev. David Cooper

LONG ISLAND

SS Peter & Paul
serving
Mortimer, Hamilton, Taits, Dunmore, Buckley, The Bight, Clarence Town
Clarence Town, Long Island, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 337–3802
Rev. Patrick Fanning, SS.CC.; Deacon Patrick Darville [Tel: (242) 337–0205]

SAN SALVADOR

Holy Saviour
United States
Cockburn Town, San Salvador, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 331–2101
served from Nassau

Nassau - Succession of Prelates

SUCCESSION OF PRELATES

Most Rev. John Bernard Kevenhoerster, O.S.B.
Appointed first Prefect Apostolic of The Bahamas: June 9, 1931
Installed as Prefect Apostolic:  February 7, 1932
Elevated Vicar Apostolic: November 24, 1933
Consecrated bishop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York: December 21, 1933
Died: December 9, 1949

Most Rev. Paul Leonard Hagarty, O.S.B.
Appointed Vicar Apostolic: June 25, 1950
Consecrated Titular Bishop of Arba & Vicar Apostolic of The Bahamas: October 19, 1950
Appointed first Bishop of Nassau: July 5, 1960 (Nassau elevated to diocese)
Resigned (ill-health): July 17, 1981
Died: September 22, 1984

Most Rev. Lawrence A. Burke, S.J.
Appointed second bishop of Nassau:  June 16, 1964
Episcopal Ordination:  October 11, 1981
Appointed first Archbishop of the newly erected Archdiocese of Nassau & Metropolitan of the Province of Nassau:  June 22, 1999
Installation as Archbishop:  October 28, 1999
Appointed fourth Archbishop of Kingston in Jamaica: February 17, 2004

Nassau - Prelate Information

 

 

MOST REVEREND PATRICK C. PINDER, S.T.D.

Archbishop of Nassau

Archbishop’s Residence: The Hermitage, Eastern Road, P.O. Box N8187, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 324–2010
(Residence); (242) 322–4533 (Office); Fax: (242) 322–1347

e–mail: [email protected]

Born: November 1, 1953; Ordained Deacon: July 20, 1978;  Ordained priest: August 15, 1980; Appointed Archbishop of Nassau:

 

 

 

Nassau - Sees, Country Information

ARCHDIOCESE OF NASSAU

Established as an Archdiocese July 5, 1999
Established as a Diocese, July 5, 1960
Formerly a Vicariate Apostolic, January 15, 1941
Previously, Prefecture Apostolic, March 21, 1929
Comprises the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, the Bermuda Islands & the
Turks & Caicos Islands are Missio sui iuris

THE BAHAMAS

The Bahamas comprise nearly 700 islands (30
inhabited). Land area of the group: 5,358 square miles, population: 330,549, cap. Nassau. The Bahamas became independent on July 10, 1973. San Salvador or Watling’s Island was the first land sighted by Columbus on his maiden voyage to the New World on October 12, 1492.

 

 

Turks & Caicos Islands: about 30 islands, only 8 inhabited (168 sq. mi., pop. 16,000, cap. Grand Turk) were formerly dependencies of Jamaica but now have become separate British possessions.