The Feast of the Holy Family – Dec 30

The Feast of the Holy Family celebrates the human family unit, as well as the ultimate family unit of the Divine Son of God, Jesus; His mother the Virgin Mary; and His foster-father Joseph. Scriptures tell us very little about the life of the Holy Family. They speak of the early...
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Christmas – celebrating the Incarnation – Dec 23

In Trinidad, as in most of the Western hemisphere, Christmas is celebrated by the majority of people of every creed and race. Among the various pre-Christmas activities, many people enjoy looking at Christmas movies. There are several themes that run through these movies – gift-...
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Gaudete Sunday –Third Sunday of Advent What must we do? – Dec 16

A note about “Gaudete Sunday”: In the Liturgical tradition of Roman Catholicism, this Sunday is one of the two Sundays (one in Advent and the other in Lent, called “Laetare Sunday”) when the seasonal purple vestments can yield to a lighter colour of “rose” (a dusty pink). The...
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The Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Dec 9

Our Port of Spain Cathedral, regarded by many as a treasured landmark, is named after the Blessed Virgin Mary in honour of her Immaculate Conception. So, too, is St Mary’s College, known as the College of the Immaculate Conception. Some devotees of Mary wear Our Lady’s Medal of...
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Year of Faith and the Catechism of the Catholic Church – Dec 2

In the early Church, before there were catechisms or creeds, there were catechists. These early disciples, as their name implies from the ancient Greek, “echoed” what they had heard from Christ to new believers and disciples.
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The Solemnity of Christ The King – Nov 25

Kings have been in existence for centuries. Their responsibility is to take care of their subjects. This is what Jesus indicated to Pilate but Pilate did not understand the kingdom of Jesus. Pilate could not see how Jesus could live and die for his people. Jesus was not the King...
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Faith in today’s world – Nov 11

The Year of Faith brings us to a point of reflection to answer two very important questions: 1) What is Faith? 2) How is it applied in our lives? As catechists, teachers of the faith, it is important for us to have clear in our minds the answer to these questions.
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A well-loved saint – Nov 4

In last week’s issue we situated the Solemnity of All Saints (November 1) in the context of the “Communion of Saints”, All Saints Day celebrating all the saints – those officially canonised by the Church, as well as the host of faithful who lived saintly lives following in the...
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All Saints and All Souls – Oct 28

The feast days of All Saints and All Souls are important days in the lives of Roman Catholics. These days help us to reflect on the lives of those who lived interesting lives on earth and are now with God, His Son Jesus, our Blessed Mother Mary and the angels in Paradise.
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Catechists prepare for Year of Faith

The catechists of South and Central Vicariates observed “A Week of Grace” – September 23-30 – to celebrate Catechetical Month. This year’s theme was The Catechist: A Catalyst in the Journey of Faith and it was chosen in order to prepare catechists to take up their role with...
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