DIOCESES OF KINGSTON AND MANDEVILLE

On 29th April 2016 the Holy Father Pope Francis appointed:

H.E. Mgr Kenneth Richards, Archbishop of Kingston – previously Bishop of St. John’s Basseterre (Antigua)

H.E. Mgr. Neil Tiedemann, Titular Bishop of Cova and Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn (New York-USA) previously Bishop of Mandeville, Jamaica

His Grace Mgr. Charles Dufour, Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Mandeville.

Details of the date of installation for Archbishop Richards to be provided in due course.

 

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: 31 May 2015

Reflections for May are by Archbishop Charles Dufour, Archbishop of Kingston, Jamaica

Love, Grace and Fellowship

 Saint Paul was right when he said, ‘no one knows the innermost self except the spirit of man’; similarly, ‘no one knows who God is except the Spirit of God.’ Knowing who God is makes us love Him as He deserves to be loved. That is why Jesus came to reveal the love of the Father. He said, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my words, and my Father will love Him, and we will come to Him and make our home in him.” That fellowship He promises is the gift of the Spirit who would live in us, sanctify us from within and unite us with the Father. Therefore, this Mystery we celebrate today is the mystery of Divine Grace revealing the love of the Father so that through that same grace we would respond to the love of God in such a way that our spirit would find its fellowship in God. In other words, the Mystery of Holy Trinity is not an invention of man but the result of man’s deepest experience of God in a very personal and intimate manner. Continue reading

24 May 2015: Solemnity of the Pentecost

Reflections for May are by Archbishop Charles Dufour, Archbishop of Kingston, Jamaica

Pentecost – We need a Renewal in the Church!

What a powerful way to conclude the Easter Season! With the outpouring of the Holy Spirit comes the spiritual blessings of joy and peace, courage and wisdom; that is why the joy of Easter should never be over even when our Easter Season comes to an end with the celebration of the Pentecost. Just as the Spirit of Courage and Wisdom overcame the apostles when they were bewildered at the loss of their Master and were hiding in fear, so too the Pentecostal experience must invigorate us with renewed vitality and courage, joy and peace in the Lord. Continue reading

Solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord: 17 May 2015

Reflections for May are by Archbishop Charles Dufour, Archbishop of Kingston, Jamaica

Mark 16.15-20

Jesus said to His disciples:

15 “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.

16Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.

17These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons, they will speak new languages.

18They will pick up serpents [with their hands], and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Continue reading

Sixth Sunday of Easter: 10 May 2015

Reflections for May are by Archbishop Charles Dufour, Archbishop of Kingston, Jamaica

 

Gospel John 15:9-17

Jesus said to his disciples:

“As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.

If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,

just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. Continue reading

The Fifth Sunday of Easter – 3 May 2015

Reflections for May are by Archbishop Charles Dufour of Kingston, JamaicaDufour

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John 15. 1-8

1* “I am the true vine,* 

and my Father is the vine grower.a

2He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit,

and everyone that does he prunes* so that it bears more fruit.

3You are already pruned

because of the word that I spoke to you.b Continue reading

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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REFLECTION FOR 30/11 First Sunday of Advent (B)

Reflections for November are by Archbishop Donald Reece, Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston

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“COME, O CHRIST THE LORD!”

Waiting can be an exasperating or “nail-biting” experience.  We wait anxiously for the arrival of a new, healthy baby; we wait with much exasperation for improvement in political conditions and governance that will enhance the quality of life in terms of education, healthcare, and adequate housing.  Furthermore, we wait for the coming of a new, global social order when justice will flow like a river and people of all cultures, creeds and races will see one another as brothers and sisters enjoying a common humanity.  Continue reading

REFLECTION FOR 23rd November “THE REIGN OF CHRIST THE KING”

Reflections for November are by Archbishop Donald Reece, Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston

ReeceThe story is told of the great orator Lawrence Olivier who, while performing in a Concert, included Psalm 23 as one of his recital numbers.  After his rendition of the psalm, the entire audience gave him a standing ovation.  Then, a curious thing happened; a little old man asked if he himself could be allowed to pray the same psalm.  Continue reading

REFLECTION FOR 16th November Thirty-third Sunday (A)

RefReecelections for November are by Archbishop Donald Reece, Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston

“SPIRITUAL INVENTORY”

 Good business sense requires an inventory to be taken at the end of a particular period in order to take stock of what goods are lacking or what goods are deemed outdated.

Likewise, as we Christians draw close to the end of the liturgical year, it is also good and practical that we, as individuals and as a Church, take stock of what is lacking in our spiritual lives and what needs to be discarded. Continue reading