Busy ‘immediate agenda’ for new bishop

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Busy ‘immediate agenda’ for new bishop

Bishop Clyde Harvey’s “immediate agenda” upon taking office will be to meet the people. This will include a review of the ordination held yesterday (Saturday) as he sees this as “a good example of what we are strong in”.

In an interview with the Catholic News on July 23 at Holy Rosary RC, he said, “Beyond that we will have to do what I call a diocesan audit.” He was informed the diocese had a synod some years ago which was stalled. “So we need to look at what has happened these five years, where are we as a diocese? We need to decide what form that consultation will take.”

Also on his agenda will be visits to Carriacou and Petit Martinique, which he said “are part of the diocese and distinct islands”. Bishop Harvey is familiar with these islands having visited at different times. He would like to go in early August.

Grenada celebrates Carnival with a series of activities culminating with the parade of bands August 14 and 15, and he looks forward to seeing what the ‘Spice mas’ was about and “what the Church can say to it or about it”.

Today (Sunday) was expected to be a busy day for Bishop Harvey as he was scheduled to celebrate Mass for religious sisters and residents of the Missionaries of Charity home for the aged in St David’s, and later attend ‘Beach with the Bish’ at Grand Anse Beach. Bishop Harvey said Church was not only about solemn prayers and Masses but also meeting people and having fun. – LPG





 

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