Implementation

The Synod Implementation Team is a body appointed by the Archbishop of Port of Spain to ensure that the resolutions of Synod 2009 are implemented. SIT is responsible for facilitating and evaluating the implementation of the Third Sitting of the Archdiocesan Synod.

Current members: Archbishop Joseph Harris; Selwyn Bhajan; Msgr Robert Llanos; Ms Bernadette Patrick; Sr Juliet Rajah; Ms Leela Ramdeen; Msgr Allan Ventour (chair);
Former members: Msgr Jason Gordon (now bishop of the diocese of Bridgetown, Barbados and Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines; Rev Derek Walcott

Kudos to Santa Rosa – Nov 23


Kudos to Santa Rosa - Nov 23 REGENERATING THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUES OF OUR SOCIETY By Vernon Khelawan If all that’s happening in our Church at this time were to bear fruit, it would certainly lead to a powerful and positive impact on the Third Pastoral Priority – Regenerating the Moral and Spiritual Values of Our Society. That is... read more →

Where we went wrong? – Nov 30


Where we went wrong? - Nov 30 REGENERATING THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUES OF OUR SOCIETY By Vernon Khelawan “Where did we go wrong?” This is the question wherever people are gathered these days. It is in relation to the now parlous state of our society, where values have been so trampled upon and standards could hardly be lower. However,... read more →

Let’s clean our hearts – Dec 7


Let’s clean our hearts - Dec 7 Regenerating the Moral and Spiritual Values of Our Society By Vernon Khelawan Last weekend two simple but significant statements made me sit up and take notice of what the season of Advent, leading up to Christmas, was really about. One came from my parish priest Fr Arnold Francis in his homily on Sunday... read more →

‘Bring them to God’ – Dec 14


‘Bring them to God’ - Dec 14 Regenerating the Moral and Spiritual Values of our Society By Vernon Khelawan Eternal optimist that I am, I saw a flicker of hope in statements made by the mothers of two young men who were murdered recently in different areas of the country. I read and re-read the positions articulated by the hurting... read more →

Fresh hope – Nov 2


Fresh hope - Nov 2 REGENERATING THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUES OF OUR SOCIETY By Vernon Khelawan Two things struck me last weekend which gave me renewed hope that Trinidad and Tobago can indeed be returned to a high level of moral and spiritual mores. I was heartened by a statement made during a valedictorian’s address at a graduation ceremony... read more →

Let’s look inside our homes – Nov 16


Let’s look inside our homes - Nov 16 REGENERATING THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUES OF OUR SOCIETY By Vernon Khelawan Media reports over the past week or so about the behaviour of our children in schools may have set us thinking about where we are heading as a country. The situation, however, has been in the making for several years.... read more →

It begins in the home – Oct 19


It begins in the home - Oct 19 REGENERATING THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUES OF OUR SOCIETY By Vernon Khelawan More and more this country is seeing the dire need to pull itself back from the brink insofar as moral and spiritual values are concerned. It is so distressing to see the lack of respect for family, neighbours, friends, co-workers... read more →

Respect life – Oct 26


Respect life - Oct 26 REGENERATING THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUES OF OUR SOCIETY By Vernon Khelawan Now in its fifth year, Respect for Life Week seems to be gaining some currency. Ironically, its appeal seems to have been helped by a prevailing disrespect for life in our country. With this year’s theme “Transforming Society to Reflect Gospel Values”, the... read more →

A positive message for Republic Day – Sep 21


A positive message for Republic Day - Sep 21 REGENERATING THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUES OF OUR SOCIETY By Vernon Khelawan In three days (Wednesday) the country will celebrate another anniversary of it becoming an independent Republic. And like the run up to the Independence celebrations a month ago, the newspapers’ columns would be replete with messages from the President,... read more →

Society needs a radical change – Sep 28


Society needs a radical change - Sep 28 REGENERATING THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUES OF OUR SOCIETY By Vernon Khelawan The Third Pastoral Priority tells its own story. When properly studied, it reflects a society that has morphed from one which stood on solid, cultural, social and religious values, to one that is now careening down a slippery slope at... read more →