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Pontifical recognition of the Lay Religious Institute of the Missionaries of the Poor, founded in 1981 by Fr. Richard Ho Lung.

The Papal Nuncio in a Press Release on 12th December 2014 informs all the Ordinaries of the Antilles that the Holy Father gave his approval to the “Missionaries of the Poor” (M.O.P) founded by Fr. Richard Ho Lung, as a Lay Religious Institute of Pontifical Right.
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‘A privilege to serve’

Catholic News, Trinidad, 23rd November, 2014

AEC outgoing General-Secretary receives papal award

In recognition of his work as General Secretary of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC), Pope Francis has awarded Guyana-born Rev Michael James one of the Church’s highest medals for the laity.

Papal Nuncio Archbishop Nicola Girasoli gives Rev Mike James the lapel pin which accompanies the Cross of Honour awarded to him by Pope Francis. Looking on are Rev James’ wife, Maria, and Fr John Persaud, his successor as AEC General Secretary. Photos Raymond Syms.
Papal Nuncio Archbishop Nicola Girasoli gives Rev Mike James the lapel pin which accompanies the Cross of Honour awarded to him by Pope Francis. Looking on are Rev James’ wife, Maria, and Fr John Persaud, his successor as AEC General Secretary. Photos Raymond Syms. Continue reading

Financial Report – Antilles Episcopal Conference

Summary of Audited Accounts 2013

Following the decision of the Bishops at their Permanent Board Meeting in January 2014 AEC bishops to lead by example in financial transparency and accountability  the AEC publishes the attached summary of its own finances for 2013 which has been prepared by the auditors of the Conference and approved at the Annual Plenary Meeting held in May 2014

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30th Sunday of the Year – Sunday 26th October

The reflections for October are by Bishop Francis Alleyne, Bishop of Georgetown, Guyana and Vice-President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference

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Similar to the Gospel passage of last week, Jesus is approached by the Pharisees with a question, “Which is the greatest commandment of the Law?”  Another similarity is that their approach was not sincere.  The Pharisees were trying to disconcert him, catch him off guard, they were bowling a “googly” at him and probably had some responses or further question ready to trap him according to how he may answer.  Continue reading

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The Virgin is with Child: God’s declared plan of salvation is revealed!

Reflections for Advent are by Bishop Kenneth Richards, Bishop of St. John’s-Basseterre

Richards - newFourth Sunday of Advent – 21st December 2014

The relevant reference to be had from the First Reading from 2 Samuel (7:1-16) is the Word of the Lord spoken to David by the prophet Nathan, that the Lord will make for David a house and sovereignty that would stand secure forever.  This declaration was interpreted as the prophesy of Israel’s salvation through the Son of David, the Messianic hope. The promise then, had implications for Solomon, David’s immediate successor, but, would find fulfillment in Jesus Christ, born of the line of David. Hence, Jesus, the Anointed One (Messiah) would bring salvation for Israel. Continue reading

Bible Exhibit at Seminary

 Catholic News, Trinidad – Sunday 7th December, 2014

November was designated Bible Month in the Archdiocese but although the month is over, interest in the Bible remains.
On Wednesday (December 10), the Theological Institute of the Seminary of St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs, Mt St Benedict, will host a Bible Exhibit at the seminary’s conference room. All are invited.

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Rejoice! This is What God Expects of You!

Reflections for Advent are by Bishop Kenneth Richards, Bishop of St. John’s-Basseterre

Richards - newThird Sunday of Advent – 14th December 2014

Today, the Third Sunday of Advent, is Gaudete Sunday indicating the rejoicing of the people who look forward to celebrating the Birthday of Christ, for His Presence is the sign of our salvation. And, so with great hope in recognition of the favour of Our Lord toward His people, we rejoice in thanksgiving.  Continue reading

Repent, Remain Alert: Your Consolation is at Hand!

Reflecions for Advent are by Bishop Kenneth Richards, Bishop of St. John’s-Basseterre

Richards - newSecond Sunday of Advent – 2014 – 7th December 2014

The Second of Advent continues the theme of the general drawing near of Our Lord who accomplishes our Salvation. The requirement is that the faithful keep watch, remain alert and not put down their guard.  The dimension added to our waiting with expectation in this week’s Liturgy, is that we must not be discouraged as we wait. Continue reading

The Catholic’s Companion – Become friends with your Bible

Catholic News, Trinidad, 23rd November 2014

By Lara Pickford-Gordon

“Don’t let your Bible collect dust; let it be your ‘daily companion’ through life’s journey.” This recommendation came from Archbishop Joseph Harris, who said the “compartmentalised lives” people now lived stemmed from a loss of Bible values and their forgetting that God’s word was the source of life.

Archbishop Joseph Harris gestures while speaking at the CiW conference. In the foreground is an enthroned Bible. Photo Dymphana McEachrane.
Archbishop Joseph Harris gestures while speaking at the CiW conference. In the foreground is an enthroned Bible. Photo Dymphana McEachrane. Continue reading