Get real about marriage

Catholic News, Trinidad, Sunday September 27, 2015 

Couples must engage Church, Church must journey with couples – Fr Harvey

By Lara Pickford-Gordon

Vicar for Clergy Fr Clyde Harvey thinks one of the biggest problems facing the Catholic Church today is that “too few married people are reflecting on their experiences in marriage, and out of that engaging the Church in the reality of married life”. Continue reading

Let morality prevail on campus

From Catholic News, Trinidad Sunday September 6, 2015 

Bishop Malzaire urges UWI students:

University students need a religious support group to see them through their tertiary education, says Bishop Gabriel

Bishop Gabriel Malzaire, AEC liaison to the Catholic Students’ Movement in the Caribbean.

Malzaire. He is the liaison between the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) and the Catholic Students’ Movement (CSM), which has clubs on the three campuses of the University of the West Indies (UWI).

The Bishop of the diocese of Roseau made the comment during an interview conducted by Secretary of the CSM Service Team at UWI’s St Augustine campus, Anna-Marie Le Blanc, in the run-up to the organisation’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Continue reading

Workshop for Vocations Directors of the Antilles Episcopal Conference

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

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) 09th August 2015

Reflections for August are by Archbishop Joseph Harris, Archbishop of Port of Spain, Trinidad

Gospel Jn 6:41-51

The Jews murmured about Jesus because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven,” and they said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph? Do we not know his father and mother? Then how can he say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Stop murmuring among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him, and I will raise him on the last day. Continue reading

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) 2nd. August 2015

Reflections for August are by Archbishop Joseph Harris, Archbishop of Port of Spain, Trinidad

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Gospel John 6:24-35

When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus. And when they found him across the sea they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” Jesus answered them and said, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled. Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.” Continue reading

Talk freely about vocations

Written By  - Catholic News - Trinidad
Sunday June 28, 2015 

…shouldn’t be ‘taboo’ in Catholic families

By Lara Pickford-Gordon

“In excess of 100” pledges to recite the rosary and offer other prayers and Masses were made during the first telethon hosted by Generation S (Service) to promote vocations.

Taking the Vocation Conversation Home was the theme of the telethon held on June 19 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the studio of Trinity TV, Port of Spain.

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Fourth Sunday of Easter (B) 26th April 2015

Reflections for April are by Archbishop Joseph Harris, Archbishop of Port of Spain

Gospel: John 10:11-18

Jesus said: “I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them. This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep.I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. Continue reading

Third Sunday of Easter (B) 19th April 2015

Reflections for April are by Archbishop Joseph Harris, Archbishop of Port of Spain.

Gospel: Luke 24:35-48

The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way, and how Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of bread. While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.” Continue reading

2nd Sunday of Easter

Reflections for April are by Archbishop Joseph Harris, Archbishop of Port of Spain

John 20:19-31

There have been a few occasions in my life when I have found it very difficult to forgive, the wound was too raw, the pain too great and yet when I found the strength to forgive and to reconcile I found a peace which I was missing. Forgiveness and reconciliation always bring peace. It was this peace which Jesus gave to his disciples when he appeared to them on the evening of that first day of the week, the evening of the resurrection. In doing this Jesus signaled to his disciples that he had forgiven them their cowardice and abandonment. Jesus was showing himself as the God of mercy and compassion. Continue reading