|Mary’s month – May 5|
By Vernon Khelawan
From the look of things, the month of May (Mary’s month) is full of activity, with the spotlight on the Year of Faith. Activities range from varied parish events throughout the Archdiocese to the annual Catholic Charismatic Renewal Rally.
The Charismatic Rally, which will take place on May 26, will have as its theme “Let us be sincere in faith and be concerned for each other” (Hebrews 10:22, 24). But before this, the annual series of parish harvests will have begun.
The month of May traditionally marks the start of the slew of harvests, a public manifestation of our Catholic culture and identity. Today, harvests will be held in at least three parishes – Holy Cross in Princes Town, St Phillip and St James in Chaguanas and Gran Couva/Tabaquite.
Also, this month sees the first of the annual monthly pilgrimages to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Laventille, where hundreds go to pay homage to Our Lady of Fatima – a cultural exercise that Roman Catholics in Trinidad and Tobago have practised since it was inaugurated by Archbishop Finbar Ryan in 1943.
In a special exercise for this month, Archbishop Joseph Harris will be praying the Holy Rosary at Archbishop’s House for the nation and the Church and has invited all to join in. Of note is that students of our Catholic secondary schools will lead the exercise, which began last Wednesday and will continue for the next three Wednesdays – May 8, 15 and 22, beginning at 6 p.m.
All these events and activities only go to show that Catholic culture and identity is alive and well in our Archdiocese.
|Last Updated on Monday, 27 May 2013 16:23|