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CEBM States 70% Of Their Teachers ‘Vaxxed’ – hopeful for hybrid classes come January

By Klysha Best While the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association, (TTUA), has no figure yet for the number of teachers that have been vaccinated, the […]

Rose Hill  RC: A safe zone in the midst of crime trauma

Story and photo by Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org “When it’s calm, it’s really calm but when it is not… it is really horrid.” This is how […]

Season of Creation: Called to preserve the earth’s beauty

By Delia Chatoor ‘For the beauty of the earth’ is a 19th century hymn, with text by Folliott S Pierpoint, who was so overwhelmed by the […]

Calling a generation to counter ‘hook-up’ culture

A generation of disciples putting their hope in God and having the courage to bend their heart to His will. Archbishop Jason Gordon asked youth and […]

Know Your Faith series helps us understand Intercessions

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Understanding Intercession was the title of Dr Peter Timothy’s presentation, Monday, September 6, part one of a two-part series on intercessory […]

Suicide Prevention Day – Creating Hope through Action

On September 10 every year, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) provides the opportunity for people across the globe to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. […]

SEA pupils enjoy success after hard work and sacrifice

“Great, wonderful, very proud, ecstatic” was how Tyiesha Fortune described the performance of her sister’s twin Takara and Tianna of the Rose Hill RC School. Their […]

Key points for reopening of churches

The Archdiocese of Port of Spain Health, Safety and Environment Team proposal for the reopening of churches issued September 5 for the week beginning September  6, […]

Treat with compassion and speak truth – Archbishop at webinar on gender

Journeying with persons who experience gender dysphoria was highlighted by speakers at the Emmanuel Community’s webinar ‘The Gender Issue: I am Who I am’ held August […]

“Just come”… In-person Masses again after lengthy closure

By Lara Pickford Gordon “Be neighbourly, consider each other.” This was the simple request from Archbishop Jason Gordon with the resumption of public Masses from September […]

A giant among priests

By Fr Martin Sirju, Vicar General Fr Michael Makhan was a giant among priests. I got to know him better when I moved to Port of […]

Fr Makhan was a priest for all

Reynold Makhan, the brother of the late Fr Michael Makhan asked for him to be remembered “as a simple, loving man, and a priest for all […]

What’s the big deal about a new masthead?

By Kathryn Tardieu, General Manager, CAMSEL This new look is not just a pretty image to give the Catholic News a modern appeal, or to catch […]

Archbishop pleads, “Save this beautiful nation of ours, get vaccinated”

Archbishop Jason Gordon is appealing for unvaccinated Catholics to think with the Church and not rely on “spurious information flying around”. He rebuked the influence of […]

May we be better human beings because of Fr Makhan

By Marie Makhan Remembering my brother Fr Michael Makhan “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the lord” (Matthew 29). “This is my beloved […]

Pandemic Relief Food Drive in Tobago

The Tobago Vicariate has been assisting persons affected by Covid-19 mainly with food support since April 2020 under the umbrella of the Pandemic Relief Food Drive, […]

Proud of this place

“When I think of Trinidad and Tobago, the words that come immediately to mind are PRIDE and HOME.” These are the words of Richard Ramirez when […]

Vaccinate children, need to return to in-person schooling – paediatrician

Paediatrician Dr David Bratt is in favour of children receiving the Covid-19 vaccine because of the “suffering” they are experiencing during the pandemic. He said there […]

“Make the wise choice” says Catholic Education Board on vaccines for children

The allocation of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines for children ages 12 and 18 began today, Wednesday, August 18. The Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) is […]

New crematorium at Clark & Battoo

Clark & Battoo Funeral Home marks another milestone in their aim to faithfully serve our nation of Trinidad & Tobago with the announcement of the opening […]

SVP thanks Yvette Woodruffe for 49 years of service

Yvette Woodruffe was honoured for her 49 years of “stellar service” at an appreciation ceremony hosted by the North-West Particular Council of the Society of St […]

Virtual conference on gender

The Gender Issue – I am who I am’ is the title of a virtual conference being hosted by The Emmanuel Community on the Independence Day […]

Catholic Edu Board recommends rapid Covid-19 testing in schools

As the Education Ministry prepares for physical reopening of schools with a blended learning approach, the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) has recommended the provision […]

Fr Stephan continues to journey with his flock

Contributing writer Ottrisha Carter spoke with diocesan priest Fr Stephan Alexander on how he’s coping during the pandemic To keep in contact with his parishioners, Fr […]

The Cleric and Covid-19

The pandemic is affecting everyone in different ways. What’s it like for our clergy, faced since early March with seeing to the spiritual needs of their […]

Dating Tips for Catholics

“What do you want in a partner?” Deacon Sheldon Narine and his wife Cindy got the dialogue going with this question in their presentation ‘Dating II […]

‘Worship in a covid space’ at Liturgy School 2021

“This time is a time when we have to find new ways to express what is core and central to our faith”, said Fr Kwesi Alleyne, […]

Participants complete virtual CSCC 2021

The Caribbean School for Catholic Communications (CSCC) halted its activities last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the pandemic still in effect, CSCC decided to […]

Time for individual attention

Sr Sarah Marie Waterman O Carm is attached to the Christ Child Convalescent Home, Diego Martin which is a children’s home run by the Corpus Christi […]

Virtual priests retreat for ‘Vianney Day’

By Fr Kenwyn Sylvester On Wednesday, August 4, priests of the Archdiocese of Port of Spain celebrated the Feast Day of St John Maria Vianney with […]

Immunised at the Cathedral

By 10.13 a.m. ten persons had received their first Covid-19 vaccination at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Port of Spain, which was used as a […]

Are you an internet addict? These are the signs…

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Is there any activity (gaming, social media, YouTube, Netflix etc.) that may cause you to pay less attention to others around, […]

Seminary is the heart of the Archdiocese

By Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon Sixty years ago, the Seminary moved from the monastery to its present building when Archbishop Count Finbar Ryan OP answered: “It […]

Parents must form and fashion their children’s sex education

Parents have the inalienable right and duty to teach and educate their children about sexuality. Spiritual Director/Theological Adviser for the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC), Fr […]

Global Catholic Climate Movement becomes Laudato Si’ Movement

GCCM becomes Laudato Si’ Movement The Laudato Si’ Movement —that’s the new name for the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM). The name change was announced worldwide […]

Churches to be used as vaccination sites

Places of worship remain closed for religious gatherings, but the Ministry of Health intends to use them as vaccination sites for citizens. Speaking at a media […]

Virtual Liturgy School & Communications School begin Monday

The 2021 editions of the School of Liturgy, and the Caribbean School for Catholic Communications (CSCC) both begin on Monday with new formats as they will […]

Youth interested in agriculture – SVP launches food initiative

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) National President’s Youth Food Basket 2021 can be the opening to get more youth members into the SVP. […]

T&T’s Project Care caters to the less fortunate

Project Care held a food bank in the car park of the St James RC Church last Saturday, July 10 to help the communities of St […]

Good luck Team TTO in Tokyo

By Jamila Cross athletesdiscovered@gmail.com Tokyo 2020 is being held in 2021. In spite of last year’s cancellation due to the pandemic, unwavering criticisms and challenges, and […]

Archbishop Gordon & UNHCR talk issues affecting migrants and refugees

Archbishop Jason Gordon met with Miriam Aertker, the head of the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, TT office on July 8 at Archbishop’s House, Port of […]

Archbishop Harris celebrates golden jubilee

What’s heaven really like? Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Harris CSSp hopes it’s like a Carnival band with “togetherness, enjoyment and happiness”. These are all values which he […]

Caribbean theologians continue their mission during pandemic

As the Conference on Theology in the Caribbean Today (CTCT) prepares for its 27th conference this year, the Catholic News will feature various aspects of this […]

SVP encourages youth to grow food for others

“You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.” Deuteronomy 15:11 As food security becomes a […]

Scouts help in vaccination drive

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org One of the positives coming from the Covid-19 pandemic is the willingness of many individuals and groups to find ways to […]

Archdiocese of POS prepares for ‘Marriage and Family Week’

Let’s keep making this journey as families, let us keep walking together is the theme for the Archdiocese’s ‘Marriage and Family Week’ which runs from July […]

Church hosts mental health discussion

‘Church in Action—Sharing Hope and Healing in Covid Times’ takes place July 12-18 live at 6 p.m. on Trinity TV and Facebook. The mental health outreach […]

The local Church shares on pandemic relief efforts

Many are in desperate need of assistance as evidenced by the long lines that form when various organisations distribute food hampers. Catholic News’ Lara Pickford-Gordon puts […]

Male spirituality features in St Theresa’s ‘Tuesday Talks’

Every man must commit to the quest to discover true masculinity and heal his wounded adolescent masculinity. “We have to find the inner strength…and make that […]

Archbishop praises the work of educators

As Term III of the 2020–2021 academic year ended July 2, Archbishop Jason Gordon has publicly praised the work of educators during the Covid-19 pandemic. In […]

POS City awards Fr Gregory

POS Mayor Joel Martinez (left) presents Fatima College principal Fr Gregory Augustine CSSp with a mayoral award for his contribution to education and youth development. The […]

Many options for adult Catholics to grow their faith

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org How can I continue to grow my faith as an adult? Archbishop Jason Gordon provided guidance on this question during an […]

Archbishop Gordon recommends a reading list for Christians

Archbishop Jason Gordon will soon add four new books to his name. The Archbishop is already an author of five published works: Encounters of Grace, A […]

“Our identity is in God not our sexual preferences” says Archbishop

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org As the LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) communities around the world declare June as Pride Month, Archbishop Jason Gordon has […]

Catholic Educators address online learning challenges

Education Minister Nyan Gadsby-Dolly last month disclosed in an interview with Guardian Media that approximately 2,000 students from Primary and Secondary schools could not be contacted […]

Mount St Benedict receives another ‘son’

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org On Thursday, June 24, the Solemnity of the birthday of St John the Baptist, 38 year old, Brother Gerard Mopeli Sehlabo […]

Bethesda Community celebrates 6 years

By Dr Adanna James, Bethesda Board member When my mother gave birth to her first child, a son, on the eve of Christmas, neither she nor […]

Educators, ICT providers collaborate to close digital divide for students

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org More than 1,000 students in Catholic schools without internet access are getting assistance through a collaboration between the Archdiocese through the […]

Society needs to heal the ‘father wound’

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org As the nation joined the world in celebrating Father’s Day Sunday, June 20, Archbishop Jason Gordon proposed that fathers adopt St […]

Retrouvaille hosts virtual workshop for couples

Described as “the best kept secret” in the Catholic Church, the Retrouvaille T&T Community, in its Ministry to hurting couples, sought creative ways to offer support […]

Living Water goes digital to help those most affected

Last year,  the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic rippled through society, leaving a trail of  unemployment and the rising threat of  food insecurity. Things have gotten […]

Know Your Faith series continues with Fr Robert Christo

The third instalment of the Know Your Faith series started Monday, June 7 on the topic ‘Apologetics’. Fr Robert Christo, Parish Priest St Dominic’s Penal, and […]

Let us show one another GRATITUDE

On the observance of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Catholics were reminded of gratitude, recalling the sacrifice which Jesus made through His Body and Blood. “Gratitude […]

Dealing with loneliness after the loss of a loved one

“Take one day at a time!”. Practical advice was shared by Psychologist Dr Margaret Nakhid- Chatoor during a virtual workshop on ‘Dealing with Loneliness after the […]

Faith, love & charity for the poor during pandemic

“It is not easy being poor, worse, being poor during a pandemic,” said Brenda De La Rosa, president of the TT Society of St Vincent de […]

Catholics reminded of gratitude for Corpus Christi 2021

On the observance of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Catholics were reminded of gratitude, recalling the sacrifice which Jesus made through His Body and Blood. “Gratitude […]

Corpus Christi and national identity

By Carmelite tertiary, Neila Todd The observance of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, a national holiday in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a significant […]

CCR virtual rally – ‘Let us Rebuild’

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1   There was no usual large gathering for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal’s (CCR) annual celebrations this year. Instead, the […]

CEBM agrees with SEA deferral

The Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam has been postponed to July 1. Originally scheduled for June 10, Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly at the post-cabinet media […]

‘We must be of one mind’ to defeat Covid – Anglican bishop at National Day of Prayer

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Religious leaders offered prayers of praise and thanksgiving to God for blessings bestowed and asked for healing and protection on the […]

Take the vaccine, it’s an act of faith

Fr Matthew d’Hereaux, parish priest at St Joseph RC had this message to share as his parish engages in their IVax campaign. “Dear fellow Catholics, God […]

Social justice commission rebrands website

From the CCSJ/AMMR The Catholic Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ) and the Archdiocesan Ministry for Migrants and Refugees (AMMR) are happy to announce the launch of  […]

Pentecost is a manifestation of Holy Trinity – Nuncio

Pentecost is not just a solemnity of the Holy Spirit “in isolation,” said Papal Nuncio Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu. “What we celebrate is a manifestation of God […]

Families, become schools open to the Holy Spirit

– Archbishop at Pentecost Vigil Mass By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 “When last in your family did you say to each other ‘I am […]

GCCM TT launches with pledge of action

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org The local chapter of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) was launched Friday, May 21 online with a pledge of “action” […]

The local Church invites families to a virtual celebration of Pentecost

Archbishop Jason Gordon invites all Catholic families of various parishes and communities to join him virtually in making the Pentecost Vigil Mass on Saturday, May 22 […]

MoE suspends face-to-face classes

The Education Ministry suspended all face-to-face classes at schools following Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s May 15 announcement of a State of Emergency. In a media […]

Call for papers for virtual theology conference on COVID-19

The prevailing international and regional conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have inspired the Conference on Theology in the Caribbean Today (CTCT) to host its first […]

UNHCR gives devices for RC schools

The UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has donated devices to assist with online learning at Catholic schools. On May 7, 103 tablets were handed over by […]

‘Be where people are’, see with religious imagination

Archbishop at Seminary’s first virtual graduation “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times…” said Archbishop Jason Gordon, using the opening lines […]

Archbishop Gordon on pandemic and Pentecost: “Let’s push back to God”

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne 1 Archbishop Jason Gordon said he is “excited” as he spoke of two “big things” happening for this year’s […]

Appointments at the Chancery

Lucy Cathy-Ann Wright-Auguste — Manager, Finance Lucy Wright-Auguste has over 30 years in financial management and accounting in private and publicly traded organisations across the Caribbean. […]

Archbishop Gordon joins international speakers to help Christians prepare for Pentecost

Archbishop Jason Gordon is one of nine speakers at an online international Ecumenical Novena to the Holy Spirit which starts on Ascension Thursday, May 13. ‘The […]

Thirty-eight receive Holy Communion at Arima Boys’ RC

The memories of First Holy Eucharist celebrated on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Santa Rosa RC, will always be powerful to the 39 boys who participated. […]

May is dedicated to the Blessed Mother

We, as Church, have witnessed Mother Mary’s appearance in various parts of the world. We are encouraged to pray the rosary, for the conversion of sinners […]

Adopt daily, spiritual practices during pandemic lockdown

As the country experiences its third lockdown, Archbishop Jason Gordon opined that the present reality can be seen as a time of “pruning” for faithful and […]

Goodbye to in-church Masses, for now…

The announcement on Thursday, April 29 of the closure of all places of worship as part of Public Health regulations to curb community spread of the […]

Keeping Easter Traditions Alive at St Xavier’s Private School

On March 25 (The Feast of the Annunciation),  St Xavier’s Private School concluded the academic term by attending a virtual Mass celebrated by St Joseph Parish […]

Priests also work to build trust in COVID-19 vaccine

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Catholic News has asked clergy from the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) to share their experience and words of encouragement on taking the […]

Let’s go scouting, virtual camp and all!

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org “Scouts experience adventure and have fun taking part in activities as diverse as kayaking, hiking, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and archery. […]

We are always in God’s hands – Archbishop at La Divina Pastora

The hundreds of parishioners and pilgrims that usually attend La Divina Pastora celebrations on ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’ were absent for another year because of the pandemic, […]

Society of St Vincent de Paul members called to be change agents

“If we are calling ourselves Christians and we are not changing or effecting change in the lives of others then we are wasting time,” Trinidad-born Fr […]

AEC bishops meet on Catholic education, disaster preparedness

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions on public gatherings, the bishops of the Antilles Episcopal […]

What’s it like taking ‘the jab’ ?

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Thousands have received the COVID-19 vaccine since the State’s vaccination programme became accessible to the public from April 6, older persons, […]

The National Parang Association (NPATT) celebrates 50

The National Parang Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NPATT) celebrates its 50th anniversary with one year of celebrations starting this month on Sunday, April 18, 2021. […]

‘For Faith and Music: A Mass for the People’ goes online

The All Saints Anglican Church, Port of Spain came alive with the sound of voices, piano and steelpan on Friday, March 26, for the Trinidad and […]

Know Your Faith: The role and power of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit existed before, during and after creation. It empowers people giving them courage to fulfill the mission left by Jesus. Zimbabwe-born Deacon Ronald Abraham […]

Liturgy School goes virtual

A message from the Liturgy School Committee The Liturgy School Committee would like to inform all those who are interested in taking part in Liturgy School […]

CEBM: students’ participation remains a challenge with virtual teaching

Ongoing monitoring of students is one of the challenges as education continues in Term III using a “hybrid format”. Community spread remains unabated, and the Education […]

Breakfast with SVP

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is hosting Breakfast with SVP on Sunday, April 18 instead of its usual Top of the Mount Brunch. The […]

Divine Mercy –important part of salvation history

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 “If we understand that Divine Mercy is really the ethos of Christianity, how we could have sourpuss Christians?… How […]

Dial down on social contacts

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org His appointment was at 2.40 p.m. and by 2.49 p.m. Archbishop Jason Gordon had received the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. He was among […]

Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Easter 2021

The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT) celebrates Easter 2021 with an exhibition entitled: ‘Easter Traditions & Religious Art’. The exhibition opened to the public […]

“Someone at my church tested positive for COVID-19…what’s next?”

The Archdiocesan Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Team has issued guidelines ‘COVID-19 Action to be taken in respect of positive cases among persons who were at […]

Local Church ready to assist SVG

To assist our brothers and sisters in St Vincent and the Grenadines in wake of the eruption of La Soufrière, The Archdiocese of Port of Spain […]

Schools get Catholic faith delivered despite online limitations

Singing hymns, praying and doing creative, faith-based activities together are just some of the many things students miss about their physical Religious Instruction class. With physical […]

Bilingual Palm Sunday Mass

A bilingual Mass was celebrated on Palm Sunday (March 28) at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for the Hispanic community of the […]

Three new Spiritan deacons

On March 13, five of the eight Spiritan Brothers living at Tisserant House of Formation in Arouca: Ronald Abraham CSSp (Zimbabwean), Petros Dasiyano CSSp (Malawian), Eliaza […]

The transforming power of the Resurrection

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ showed that death and darkness have no power. As the Triduum reached its climax at the Easter Vigil on Gloria Saturday, […]

Set a high standard of safety in all parishes

Archbishop Jason Gordon has reminded clergy and the faithful of the requirement to maintain the COVID-19 guidelines. Health officials have voiced concern of an increase in […]

Palm Sunday Health & Safety reminders

Excerpt from Bulletin #12, ‘Guidelines for the Season of Lent and Holy Week’, issued February 17, 2021 from the Archdiocesan Health, Safety, and the Environment Team. […]

Easter at the Cathedral – ‘Sacred Classics, Hymns and Spirituals’

This Easter Sunday on April 4, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Port of Spain will be filled with heavenly sounds of ‘Sacred Classics, Hymns and […]

Renew the Church and family life through consecration to St Joseph

The National Catholic Men’s Ministry (NCMM) 33-day Consecration to St Joseph challenge should be a “launch pad” for a new family life and renewal for the […]

Church embarks on healthcare outreach for migrants & refugees

The Catholic Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ) and the Archdiocese’s Ministry for Migrants & Refugees (AMMR) have embarked on a healthcare outreach campaign across Trinidad and […]

Be God’s “behind-the-scenes” guy

“God NEEDS behind-the-scenes guys.” US-based, Australia-born Catholic author and motivational speaker Matthew Kelly told participants in the 33-day Consecration to St Joseph challenge on Thursday evening, […]

Celebrating St Joseph’s Day

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org The Solemnity of St Joseph, St Joseph’s Day is celebrated in Colombia  Día de San José, on the Monday closest to […]

Tribunal wants to hear your stories of Archbishop Pantin

Have you had an experience of praying for the intercession of the late Archbishop Anthony Pantin and having your prayers answered? The tribunal appointed for the […]

He was providential – Archbishop Gordon at Memorial Mass for Archbishop Pantin

Many people have stories of praying to God for something they needed and, at the opportune time, Archbishop Anthony Pantin came and helped them. Archbishop Jason […]

East POS schools grateful for new tablets

‘Multi-pronged’ approach needed to get devices to students By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org A total of 54 tablets were distributed to the Nelson St Girls’ RC, […]

This Lent, ask yourself, “What’s God’s vocation for me?”

If you do nothing else during Lent, then ask yourself that single question, Archbishop Gordon asserted. “…God will answer you; God will show you the path,” […]

SVP responds to non-payment of CSDP staff

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) said it is “committed to fully paying our staff all salaries owed.” In a media release issued Monday, […]

A servant of heroic joy

By Fr Christopher Lumsden, Postulator of the Cause of Servant of God Archbishop Gordon Anthony Pantin (in collaboration with the Archdiocesan Archives) On this 21st anniversary […]

Get involved in social justice

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp Catholics have a responsibility to get involved promoting social justice in the society. This message was stated in different […]

Youth ‘not dropping the ball’

Teenagers and children were among a small but impactful group who came out last Wednesday night (February 24) to Adam Smith Square for a candlelight vigil […]

SVP centre houses former ‘C9’ residents

The Centre for Socially Displaced Persons (CSDP), Port of Spain has received 21 persons who were housed at a temporary facility known as C9 which was […]

Report on schools reopening: RC secondary students happy to be back

Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly held a meeting for education stakeholders February 23 to get feedback on the return to school for Forms Four, Five and […]

New CEBM chairman willing to listen, learn and lead

New Chairman of the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) Derek Hudson is easing into his new role and familarising himself with the organisation. Responding to […]

‘Instil proper Catholic values’ —Archbishop to administrators

On Friday, February 12, the first commissioning ceremony for all the recently appointed principals (17), senior teachers (2) and heads of department (3) was held at […]

Welcoming migrant children into RC schools

Principals, teachers trained in virtual forum By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp Principals and teachers at Catholic primary schools attended a virtual forum February 15–16 […]

Lent – time to pause, reflect on our role as ambassadors for Christ

Just as a car needs to be taken for maintenance, or businesses close for stocktaking, so too people must take a break to reflect spiritually on […]

Give up violent speech and negativity for Lent — Archbishop at Ash Wednesday Mass

A return to loving language, responses and gestures will engender a renewal of the family and nation. This is what Archbishop Jason Gordon is appealing for […]

Lenten practices in a time of COVID

The Archdiocesan Health, Safety and Environment team (HSE) on February 17, issued guidelines for the Lenten season and Holy Week. Bulletin #12 deals with the Sacrament […]

Lent: A challenge for today’s culture

The period of 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving will begin on Ash Wednesday. These 40 days, if well lived and pondered, serve not only […]

Understanding the Lent basics

By Fr Garfield Rochard There are 46 days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday. Lent has six Sundays including Palm Sunday. These Sundays are within the […]

New CEBM Chair

The Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) has a new chairman. Derek Hudson was installed at the CEBM’s AGM on Wednesday, February 10. Archbishop Jason Gordon […]

‘We need a conversion of heart’

Archbishop Jason Gordon has commented on the “culture of violence” seen in the violence against women in society. He referred to the recent  murder of Andrea […]

Andrea Bharatt: The Tipping Point

The heavy downpour on February 12, slowed the initial gathering of participants of the march for female victims of gender-based violence. It was also the funeral […]

Catholic Men’s Ministry stands with T&T

THE FOLLOWING IS A MEDIA RELEASE BY THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC MEN’S MINISTRY “CALL TO ALL MEN: LET US REBUILD OUR NATION” (Monday, February 8, 2021) For […]

Church History: Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, Maraval

Today, February 11 is the patronal feast of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Maraval and Tacarigua. The Feast commemorates the 18 times in 1858, the Blessed […]

Baying for blood will not address issues

The Catholic Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ) and the Greater Caribbean for Life (GCL) is urging T&T’s Government to focus on human development and crime prevention […]

Faithful Friday starts 

The Franciscan Institute Trinidad and Tobago, a sponsored Ministry of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother (SSM) is hosting Faithful Friday- ‘Praying the last Seven Words […]

Archdiocese of POS announces Ash Wednesday guidelines

The Archdiocese of Port of Spain has announced guidelines for the faithful to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday and the possibility of the distribution extending for […]

Local priest engages pupils on World Read Aloud Day

The pupils of Nelson Street Boys’ RC had a special guest for World Read Aloud Day Wednesday, February 3 with Fr Mikhail Woodruffe O Carm, reading […]

Reminders for phased, physical re-opening of schools

The Education Ministry announced the phased physical reopening of schools February 8 for students of Forms Four to Six using a “hybrid system”. Classes resume April […]

COVID-19 protocol update for Archdiocese of POS

The following is a statement from the Archdiocesan Health, Safety and Environment Team The Archdiocesan Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Team was established by Archbishop Jason […]

New mattresses please, St Vincent de Paul appeals

The TT Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) is in need of new mattresses for the clients of the Centre for Socially Displaced persons (CSDP), […]

‘Overcoming Prejudices’ — an open dialogue on migrants and refugees.

The ill-treatment of migrants and refugees can become a pattern of behaviour that if ingrained will come back to “haunt” citizens, Fr Matthew d’Hereaux cautioned at […]

Archdiocese warns about ‘Zoom bombing’

Keeping troublemakers out your meeting An education session on anti-xenophobia hosted by the Living Water Community and hosted by the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) […]

‘Know Your Faith’ series gets revamped & focuses on Mark’s gospel

Although Mark was not an apostle and neither saw nor met Jesus, the gospel attributed to him captures a “portrait” of Jesus and His ministry because […]

Pranksters and porn quickly end forum for RC schools

An anti-xenophobia discussion conducted by the Living Water Community (LWC) for four RC primary schools was disrupted by persons displaying pornographic material. The event, hosted under […]

Church supports receiving COVID vaccine

Is it ethical to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? The quandary is real for many Catholics because in the production of vaccines, cell lines from aborted foetuses […]

Read your Bible, ‘dig deep’ into God’s Word

“The Word of God has been my joy; the Word of God has been my life”. Dean of Studies of the Catholic Bible Institute (CBI), Deborah […]

US politics needs ‘conversation’ – Archbishop

The accusations between political opponents in the United States following the US elections in November 2020, and the January 6 storming of the US Capitol building […]

Archdiocese plans for pandemic Ash Wednesday…and other 2021 events

The Archdiocese is looking at ways for ashes to be distributed on Ash Wednesday. Archbishop Jason Gordon gave this feedback Wednesday, January 20 responding to a […]

Celebrate, study, and disseminate the Word of God

Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Join the Catholic Bible Institute in celebrating ‘The Sunday of the Word of God’ January 24. The observance, on the third Sunday of […]

St Joseph, the man for our time

On Sunday, December 6, 2020, the National Catholic Men’s Ministry (NCMM) hosted its second Annual Men’s Advent Retreat. Over 100 men attempted to participate. Unfortunately, the […]

Recommended ritual for ‘Sunday Word of God’

This Sunday, January 24 is the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. In preparation for the second celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God  occasion, […]

How to behave in the family

It is in the family that people learn to become disciples of Christ, develop a relationship with Him, and reveal their God-given talents and gifts. This […]

Educators make recommendations to MoE for reopening of schools

The Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) was among the interest groups which met with Education Minister Nyan Gadsby-Dolly and officials of the Ministry January 7 […]

Practical steps to build Church

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘Church’? Fr Steve Ransome sought to provide some clarity to this question at last weekend’s first […]

Archbishop Gordon: Baptism important for Christian living & mission

Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon was one of the feature speakers at the January 2021 Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) National Conference Baptism is important as, through the […]

‘Jesus Explosion’ 18 goes virtual

From Gregory Quan Kep, Jesus Explosion Committee Member COVID-19 has precipitated several restrictions. There is a new normal that has jolted everyone out of their comfort […]

Zion hosts first online prayer conference

Zion RC Community, through the Association of Catholic Intercessors, Zion’s Ministry of Prayer, launched a Year of Prayer for Trinidad and Tobago on the first Sunday […]

A virtual Life in the Spirit experience

Rosemarie Siewnarine, a participant, writes on possibly the first-ever virtual Life in the Spirit seminar in the Caribbean Led by Fr Raymond Francis and Trinitarian Presence […]

Operation ‘Christmas Pick Up’

From the Bethesda Community, for persons with disabilities Bethesda held its first ever ‘Drive-through – Pick up Christmas Cheer’ for our families with persons with disabilities […]

CCR National Conference online

The first virtual Catholic Charismatic Renewal National Conference is on this weekend January 9-10 with the theme Let us rebuild (Acts 2:42-47). The welcome will be […]

As we were in 2020

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp The year 2020 has been memorable. Although the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have overshadowed most of the year, it […]

Tips for getting through ‘Christmas Blues’

The Christmas season is regarded as a time of festivity. The reality however, is that stress, anxiety loneliness, depression and conflict can be amplified at this […]

Blessing of the crèche at Arima Boys’ RC

During the school term, the Arima Boys’ RC School has its annual Crèche blessing. This activity would usually take place in the courtyard with the entire […]

The Year of St Joseph: What Catholics need to know…

Why does the Church have years dedicated to specific topics? The Church observes the passage of time through the liturgical calendar—which includes feasts such as Easter […]

Future permanent deacons complete first leg of journey towards Diaconate

The journey to the Permanent Diaconate started in 2015 with the initial application of over 40 men desiring to enter formation for the permanent diaconate. Fr […]

NEW Deacons for T&T and Barbados

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 There’s a saying ‘It takes a village to raise a child’; it took a “global village” to produce three […]

Taking Jesus Explosion online

While the coronavirus pandemic has increased uncertainty over future events, the organisers of Jesus Explosion (JE) have adapted to the new normal and confirmed that this […]

CCR 50th anniversary Art Expo for youth

The Youth Team of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal is hosting an Art Expo as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Renewal in Trinidad and […]

Devices from Girl Guides Association

Lynette Audain, RC representative on the Council of the Girl Guides Association of Trinidad and Tobago, assisted by Upper Belmont District Commissioner, Joanne Camps-Weekes, both of […]

‘One Bread, One Body’ booklet available again

One Bread, One Body by Presentation Ministries Incorporated is back in circulation. This booklet provides daily reflections of the Daily Readings for a two-month period. The […]

New appointments at Catholic Commission for Social Justice

The Catholic Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ) has appointed Darrion Narine and Tameka Romeo to the positions of Programme Coordinator, Archdiocese Ministry for Migrants and Refugees […]

CatholicTT COVID-19 Awareness Campaign for Advent

The Archdiocese of Port of Spain, in solidarity with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago began a four-week public service COVID-19 awareness campaign, Monday, November 30 […]

COVID-19 case at Arima church

The Church of the Annunciation, Santa Rosa Heights, Arima did not have Mass last Sunday as a parishioner tested positive for COVID-19 days earlier. The church […]

The dignity of the body is upheld even after death

The public display of a deceased man being transported at the back of a hearse converted to accommodate the body in a seated position generated much […]

Praise motorcade across the nation

Heavy showers last Sunday did not prevent members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) from gathering for a musical praise motorcade in every vicariate. The event […]

#AskTheArchbishop Recap – “Return to Masses physically”

“If you can go to Mass, go to Mass. Virtual is nice but it’s not the real deal. You won’t want to drink a virtual coke […]

You can be busy and be available to the needs of the poor

“What’s wrong with being busy?” This was the question posed by panellist Terez Lord, former CARICOM youth ambassador at a youth discussion on Poverty with the […]

Praise motorcade, pray-a-thon part of CCR anniversary celebrations

A number of activities have been planned to celebrate the golden jubilee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR). The theme chosen by the anniversary planning committee […]

Archdiocese prays for missionary priest diagnosed with COVID-19

Fr Alex Viruthakulangara CSsR, a former parish priest at St Dominic’s, Penal and Holy Cross, Santa Cruz has been hospitalised in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) […]

Catholic youth to engage the poor and be the Body of Christ in society.

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp   In the face of the manmade “mindless, heartless system” which has no regard for the human person or […]

Talk to the poor, encounter Christ, experience conversion

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp      Get to know the poor, they have their stories and gifts to give; they lead to a […]

Human traffickers use a business approach

Persons dealing in human trafficking use a business-like approach, with the commodity being people. “Exactly how you think of the company is used by the trafficker,” […]

Archbishop at Chrism Mass: People hungry for The Word

After being postponed three times for the year due to COVID-19 church closures, the annual celebration of Chrism Mass, which usually takes place at the start […]

Faithful can pray these prayers during Justice, Peace & Community week

Suggested format for prayer service in parishes and schools, homes, prayer groups…wherever the family of God may gather. Opening Hymn: Whatsoever you do (Willard F Jabusch) […]

Justice, Peace and Community Week begins

Justice Peace and Community Week (JPCW) started Saturday November 14 and runs to Saturday 21. The theme this year is Stretch forth your hand to the […]

50 Years of Grace: CCR celebrates golden jubilee in T&T

It has been “50 years of grace” for the Church international, regional and local, said Archbishop Jason Gordon.  As members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) […]

Praying Through the Storm

Staff at Catholic Media Services Limited’s (CAMSEL) were among the participants responding to the call from the Archdiocese of Port of Spain to join in united […]

Vocations: Towards a life-changing realisation

Message from Fr Matthew d’Hereaux, Vocations Director We are entering a week dedicated to Vocations Awareness. In my many visits to parishes to promote vocations, I […]

Education Ministry seeks to transform education for the 21st century

The Education Ministry will begin a national consultation on education starting Tuesday November 10 with the theme: Transforming Education: It takes a village. The consultation will […]

Don’t aim for Purgatory, the goal is Heaven

On today’s Feast of All Souls, also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, Catholic faithful should be conscious that the goal is Heaven. […]

Frontline doctor believes care for COVID-19 patients must be person-centred

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Dr Reatha Leigh Padmore has been on the frontline conducting screening tests on persons suspected of having COVID-19. She has found […]

Virtual Mass can’t replace the real thing

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 With churches and places of worship being allowed to reopen for a second time during the COVID-19 pandemic, Archbishop […]

Archbishop Gordon on Pope Francis’ ‘civil union’ comments

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp Archbishop Jason Gordon said it is difficult for him when persons are uncharitable to Pope Francis and ascribe to […]

Archbishop Gordon on registering for Mass: Decide, Register and Go

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp Archbishop Jason Gordon is urging parishioners to register for Masses and also show consideration for others who wish to […]

SVP answering prayers during COVID challenges

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the Trinidad and Tobago Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) to provide for […]

Students impress in Holy Name Convent virtual art exhibit

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp There is a lot of talent on display at the Holy Name Convent (HNC) virtual art exhibit Rebirth, which […]

Don’t scatter the remains

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp The ashes of a mother of three who died in April is contained in an urn on the living […]

Virtual Day of Prayer for Church and nation

There will be a 24-hour virtual Day of Prayer with the theme Praying through the Storm. It is scheduled to begin on Friday, November 6 at […]

Holy Name Convent launches first Virtual Art Galleries

Rebirth and Art is Life 2! Holy Name Convent Port of Spain (HNC) has a long tradition of providing an environment where the arts and culture […]

Youth organise prayer-a-thon

How are citizens responding to 500-plus murders per year? How are we reacting to thousands becoming unemployed through closure of businesses? Are we preparing for a […]

Catholic primary schools prepare to welcome migrant/refugee children

Some Catholic primary schools will welcome migrant and refugee children before the end of the school term, and although it may be challenging, they will have […]

Youth encouraged to always care for creation

St Francis Canticle Creation Awards By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 The third annual St Francis Canticle Creation Award Ceremony Saturday, October 17 not only […]

Managing the trauma of exile

Sandee Bengochea shares with Catholic News her experience of being stranded in St Vincent and the Grenadines away from her family due to the closure of […]

Counsel must be competent to deal with death penalty matters

The death penalty process in terms of its constitutional motions and challenges depends on the strength and independence of the Courts. “That’s the lynchpin of the […]

Support Our Seminarians: Fundraising dinner now takeaway

Due to the present pandemic, this year’s annual seminary fundraising dinner ‘Seeds of Hope’ carded for Friday, November 13 will now take the form of takeaway […]

Archbishop Gordon: Death penalty must be challenged

Archbishop at World Day Against Death Penalty webinar Archbishop Jason Gordon has said that the issue of the death penalty is one of the “very troubling […]

100 years – Poole Rosary RC proud

Regina Bittan-De La Rosa, Principal of Poole RC Primary, shares a bit of history about the 100-year-old educational institution, and the way forward for the school. […]

Budget 2020-2021: new stairs for St Vincent de Paul centre

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org   The sum of $1 million was assigned under the Social Sector Investment Programme 2021 for the construction of a staircase […]

Reconstruction, upgrade of RC schools needed

The 2020-2021 budget has allotted $63.9 million to the Education sector for “settlement of previous commitments” and restoration of 300 primary schools. The Public Sector Investment […]

Covid closure hinders Cathedral repairs

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Passersby in Port of Spain will notice scaffolding at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Port of Spain. The 169-year-old heritage […]

Accept the invitation to the banquet

Imagine if eight years ago, there’s a knock on your door with an all-expenses-paid wedding invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in The United […]

Youth are missing more than anything else… their friends

The Catholic News has been looking at the impact of virtual learning on the different groups involved. You can see the previous articles: “In the new […]

Budget allocations to Education, 2020-2021

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Education and training received the highest allocation in the 2020-2021 budget. This is a change from previous years when National Security […]

Archbishop Gordon: Play with your children for emotional equilibrium

Archbishop Jason Gordon believes kids are now being “robbed” of play. “Now that school is virtual where do kids play? So, we have to put play […]

Teacher Curvin Marquis: Connecting and building community

Held annually on  October 5 since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This […]

Don’t ‘pong’: Speak words of kindness

Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 “It’s strange how kind words appear so foreign to us sometimes.” This according to the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission’s (AFLC) […]

 RC Schools to help educate migrant children

Archbishop Jason Gordon sees an opportunity to be seized with migrant children being allowed to access education at RC schools. During CatholicTT’s Ask the Archbishop Facebook […]

New facility for pediatric cancer patients being considered at Mount St Benedict

“Rising from ashes”. This is exactly how Abbot John Pereira OSB referred to news of the burnt apiary at Mt St Benedict now being considered the […]

Archbishop Gordon discusses Carnival & church re-openings in live chat

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Archbishop Jason Gordon believes that next year’s Carnival and Lent are going to be vastly different. He said there […]

Archbishop to Teachers—give the advantage of faith

They may not be physically together but Archbishop Jason Gordon has asked teachers of Catholic schools to see their classes as sacred spaces and see the […]

In the new normal, teachers being schooled

Simone Delochan copyeditor.camsel@catholictt.org Reports have emerged of teachers struggling with their online classes, and the increase of stress and fatigue. The Catholic News interviewed four teachers […]

SVP members risk lives during pandemic to help those in need

Members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul risk their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic to get food to persons in need and visit families […]

Archbishop praises parish ministries to migrants and refugees

Archbishop Jason Gordon praised the “incredible work” of parish ministries to migrants and refugees as the Church observed World Day for Migrants and Refugees Sunday, September […]

Fr Paul fulfils the Call, 52 years later 

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp In giving himself to the vocation of priesthood at 77 years, Archbishop Jason Gordon said Deacon Paul Bousignac was […]

What you need know: Archdiocesan Ministry for Migrants and Refugees

The new Archdiocesan Ministry for Migrants and Refugees was officially launched in June 2018. Following is the full text of a release on Wednesday June 20th […]

Answering contemporary challenges with Kingdom of God values

Archbishop Gordon on World Day of Migrants and Refugees Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 As the Catholic Church celebrated 106 years of World Migrant and […]

God’s plandemic

God has not “gone to sleep”, nor are His eyes off of faithful amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “And we can deduce if Jesus is taking His […]

Bridge the e-learning gap—donate a device

The closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic and emphasis on virtual learning has caused a spike in demand for electronic devices. Over 15,000 devices […]

Catechists informed of essentials of social media usage

By Rose-Ann Walker, Catechetical Coordinator, Eastern Vicariate Catechetical month was formally ushered in by the Archdiocesan Catechetical Office (ACO) on Saturday, September 5 with an initiative […]

Archbishop to young people: Restraint is the order of the day

Archbishop Jason Gordon is appealing to young persons to do the right thing, as the health of the nation depends on them. Speaking at the 8 […]

Virtual learning – Parents’ perspectives

The pre-COVID-19 routine had its stresses for families. Living in a time of pandemic has meant for some adapting to the changes of the home turning […]

Don’t try to slip into Heaven; do the work! 

Think you get into Heaven last minute? Think again, because you may not be like St Dismas, the good thief crucified with Jesus. “Many of us […]

Feeling abandoned abroad during COVID

It’s September 6, 2020 and today marks month six since my family and I have been ‘stranded’ in the US. I am only one among the […]

A Republic Day Ordination

Permanent deacon Rev Paul Bousignac will become the Archdiocese’s newest priest on Republic Day, September 24. The Mass of priestly ordination will be held at St […]

T&T, Ghana celebrate new Benedictine priest

“My almighty, my ancient help, my way maker, my redeemer all my thanks and praise belongs to You.” Newly ordained Fr Antony Buaful OSB of Ghana […]

Archbishop to young people: ‘Restrain’ is the order of the day

Archbishop Jason Gordon is appealing to young persons to do the right thing, as the health of the nation depends on them. Speaking at the 8 […]

Consider a “TV screen on the square”

This question came to mind as I listened to our Archbishop on the television one morning. I imagined that as we sat in the comfort of […]

Catechesis and the digital culture

Update from the Archdiocesan Catechetical Office by Sr Juliet Rajah CHF, Directress of Catechetics A Blessed Catechetical Month 2020 to all parents—primary formators in the faith […]

Mercy is transformational

“The greatest obstacle to salvation is our unwillingness to forgive those who owe a small debt when we have already been forgiven a debt that we […]

Four women receive papal recognition for service to the Catholic Church

Pope Francis has awarded The Benemerenti Medal to four women for their years of “long and exceptional service” to the Catholic Church. The recipients are Rhonda Maingot […]

Second statue at Laventille to be damaged by lightning

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snwriter.camsel@catholictt.org There’s a saying ‘Lightning never strikes twice in the same place’, however contrary to this lightning has struck and destroyed the statue […]

Working together to prevent suicide

Dr Margaret Nakhid-Chatoor Psychologist/Immediate Past President (TTAP) The month of September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. This Thursday, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day and […]

Choose Mother Mary

By Raymond Syms Email: editor.camsel@catholictt.org We have two mothers, Eve and Mary. “Which one of these do you want as your mother?” Archbishop Jason Gordon asked […]

A ‘different’ school term: more prayers, patience, family time

Archbishop Jason Gordon had messages of encouragement to teachers and parents for the start of the new academic year 2020–2021 and first term. Referring to the […]

More support needed for our nurses during COVID-19

Dr Margaret Nakhid-Chatoor Psychologist/Immediate Past President (TTAP) The recent spike in the coronavirus cases in our country has also led to an increase in calls to […]

‘Sharpening’ each other for the Kingdom of God

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Feedback can be a way of “sharpening” each other and helping someone grow to become the best version of themselves. In this […]

Archbishop to RC principals- educate the digital citizen

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Archbishop Jason Gordon has asked Catholic educators to seize the “incredible opportunity” of e-learning to “leapfrog” the country by helping students and […]

Roman Catholicism in our national history

What has been the role of Roman Catholicism in our national history? That was the topic for discussion on the evening of Independence Day at a […]

School term starts… RC schools moving with faith

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp The school term officially started Tuesday, September 1 with the first week used for orientation and planning curriculum delivery. […]

Social media racist rants can be taken to the EO Tribunal

Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 The Chairman of the Equal Opportunity Tribunal, Madam Justice Donna Prowell-Raphael has observed “rants” with “racial overtones” on social media. […]

Symposium on race relations 

A virtual national symposium on the eve of Independence on ‘Understanding and Reconciling Race Relations in Trinidad and Tobago’ was an “appropriate….first step” to what facilitators […]

Education ministry outlines plans for new term

Minister of Education Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly held a media briefing August 28 to outline how the new term and academic year 2020-2021 would be managed. She […]

Teach importance of caring for the earth

The Church’s educational institutions must teach the importance of caring for the Earth and the need to rest. It should also engage Caribbean politicians to bring […]

Highlights: Symposium held on race relations

A virtual national symposium on the eve of Independence on ‘Understanding and Reconciling Race Relations in Trinidad and Tobago’ was an “appropriate….first step” to what facilitators […]

Students encouraged to “renew commitment to education”

By Msgr Christian Pereira, parish priest of St Benedict’s RC, La Romaine This is Independence weekend, and usually this weekend is the last before you start […]

Catholic Church History: 1st Independence Day

For those with a keen interest of archdiocesan history, we visited our archives for the Catholic News report on the first Independence Day 54 years ago.  […]

Symposium scheduled to discuss Race Relations

Now, is a time for healing! This Sunday (August 30), there will be a free virtual symposium on racism titled A Time for Healing— Understanding and […]

Catholic Church prays for the new nation, 1962

The Catholic Church in Trinidad and Tobago was among the religious groups invited to make its “spiritual contribution” as the nation became independent of colonial rule. […]

Servant of God Archbishop Anthony Pantin – Model of domestic Church

By Fr Christopher Lumsden Postulator – Cause of Beatification & Canonisation, Archbishop Anthony Pantin (in collaboration with the Pantin family & Archdiocesan archives) “The family finds […]

Mary in the cause of life – The 40-day Rosary for Life

Pope St John Paul II was one of the most pro-life pontiffs of our time, penning the encyclical Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) and familiarising […]

Christ remains victorious during lockdown

As citizens return to a continued lockdown due to a worrying increase of COVID-19 infections, Archbishop Jason Gordon is reiterating his call for all to not […]

CCSJ: There is no place for racism in the world today

The Catholic Commission for Social Justice is calling on all citizens to denounce racism. Following is the Commission’s full statement: The Catholic Commission for Social Justice […]

Roman Catholic Archbishop Incorporation Ordinance 150th Anniversary of Incorporation

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Port of Spain (under then Archbishop Louis Gonin) was incorporated as a body corporate on the 4th day of August, 1870 […]

Getting students to love learning

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp If a student has low self-esteem and does not believe they are good in a subject, it will be […]

Archbishop’s ‘dream’ for SEA pupils-make sacrifices, do holy acts

Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 While parents of Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) students may have “big dreams” on what secondary school they would like their […]

Archbishop Gordon: “You only have one home, and that is here”

Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon has said he is seeing things that he never thought possible as he shared his views on the recent racist rhetoric circulating […]

Rev Antony Buaful: embracing the joys of monastic life

Archbishop Jason Gordon will preside at the priestly ordination of Reverend Antony Buaful OSB, 5 p.m. Thursday, September 10 at Our Lady of Exile Abbey Church, […]

Preparations continue for SEA exam

After only 13 days back at school, Standard Five pupils preparing for the August 20 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) had to return to virtual classes. Pupils […]

Confirmations on hold

Archbishop: ‘we need to be very careful’ with COVID-19 The increased reports of local COVID-19 cases have prompted the Archdiocese to “pause” confirmations out of caution. […]

Your vote is your voice

The Catholic community is free and “duty bound” to vote in today’s General Elections, says the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC). The AFLC’s mental health clinician […]

An image that makes you stop…

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp A banner was erected at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Port of Spain July 31 ahead of the […]

Maraval RC sanitised, swabs taken from pupils

The Maraval RC school, the Our Lady of Lourdes RC Maraval and the Our Lady of Guadalupe Paramin were “thoroughly sanitised” Tuesday, July 28 after a […]

T&T needs healing and understanding – President at National Day of Prayer

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 As religious leaders joined the nation in continuing the “vigil” that began 30 years ago, Her Excellency President Paula-Mae […]

Repairs completed Maraval RC

The roof of the Maraval RC School was replaced after a section was badly damaged by gusty winds from a tropical cyclone on July 29. A […]

National Day of Prayer-for healing and understanding

As religious leaders joined the nation in continuing the “vigil” that began 30 years ago, Her Excellency President Paula-Mae Weekes said it is “quite obvious” that […]

Let humanity overcome xenophobia

Archbishop Jason Gordon has asked citizens to see the common humanity, “people are people” and not ignite xenophobia towards Venezuelan migrants coming to Trinidad and Tobago. […]

Ministry for migrants and refugees highlight concerns

Leela Ramdeen, chair of The Archdiocesan Ministry for Migrants and Refugees (AMMR), and Simone Francois-Whittier, coordinator of AMMR, held a virtual meeting on July 30 with […]

Forty Day Rosary for Life

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Faithful are invited to join in the Emmanuel Community’s ‘Forty Day Rosary for Life’ which starts today, Friday July […]

Gusty winds damage Maraval RC roof

The gusty winds which accompanied heavy showers on Wednesday, July 29 damaged the roof of the Maraval RC Primary School. Consequently, some classrooms were inundated with […]

Ministry, education interest groups discuss schools’ reopening measures

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp Education interest groups met with officials of the Education Ministry led by Minister Anthony Garcia on Tuesday, July 21 […]

Human Trafficking Awareness  Training Workshop

On Friday, July 24, The Franciscan Institute for Personal and Family Development, a ministry of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, hosted a human trafficking awareness […]

Protect proud history of peaceful elections, says Council

The Council for Responsible Political Behaviour has reminded all political parties “to protect our proud history” of peaceful and clean election campaigns. According to a press […]

CEBM CEO hopes Maraval RC students given option of SEA ‘make up exam’

Testing was to begin last Monday, July 27 of 76 Standard Five pupils and 12 staff of the Maraval RC School who were quarantined after a […]

Consider the “office” of Mary Magdalene

Saint Mary Magdalene was a woman of “incredible” love, an “apostle to the apostles” and Jesus’ most beloved disciple. As the Church celebrated the Feast of […]

July 1990 – Echoes of the past…

The Catholic News did not go to press August 5, 1990. It was the second time the paper did not reach readers due to the events […]

Black Lives Matter: Caribbean Theological Perspectives: Structural Racism

Rev Hinds stated: “Growing up Anglican while Black in Barbados was and continues to be a condition to which I have to navigate in search of […]

Black Lives Matter: Caribbean Theological Perspectives – The US Catholic Church

The Caribbean Theology Conference Today (CTCT) virtual forum Black Lives Matter: Caribbean Theological Perspectives provided the space to interrogate topics related to the theme. Held Thursday, […]

Masks and the Mass

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp I live a ‘stone’s throw’ away from my church—Church of the Nativity, Crystal Stream and like those folks who […]

Council to parties: remember code commitments

The Council for Responsible Political Behaviour is reminding political parties, candidates, and supporters of their responsibilities under the Code of Ethical Political Conduct which party leaders […]

A brown statue of Christ..not a white one…

This headline got your attention. Did it cause any immediate, gut emotions? Why do you think these feelings emerged? If your response was mild curiousity on […]

Coping with the loss of a loved one during COVID-19 pandemic

By Dr Merisha Seepersad. Educational Psychologist/Member of TTAP. While “life goes on” during this pandemic, one overlooked fact is that persons are dying in families due […]

Catholic university students meet with the Archbishop

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp The Catholic Students Movement (CSM), The University of the West Indies St Augustine met Tuesday, July 7 with Archbishop […]

Walking The Virtual Way—El Camino de Santiago

By Simone Delochan Email: copyeditor.camsel@catholictt.org Overseas travel may be out of the question for a while, and many probably had pilgrimages which would have unfortunately had […]

Bringing Jesus to people through food assistance

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 The Emmanuel Community of Trinidad and Tobago has pledged to continue distributing monthly food hampers to families affected by […]

HSE advisory: up to 75 per cent capacity allowed

The Archdiocesan Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) team has advised parishes that more persons can be allowed in churches to participate in Masses and Services. “Based […]

Strategic workshop on Catholic education ends

An Archdiocesan synod on Catholic education. This is likely to be the next step following the four-day virtual strategic workshop on Catholic education organised by the […]

Virtual forum on Black Lives Matter

Caribbean Theology Conference Today (CTCT) is hosting its second virtual forum Black Lives Matter: Caribbean Theological Perspectives on Thursday July 16 at 7 p.m. Presenters will […]

Sea Lots residents name their ‘dream’ for the community

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp Archbishop Jason Gordon visited Sea Lots last Sunday interacting with residents and prompting them to articulate a “dream” for […]

Last push to SEA but….

The Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) said teachers of Standard Five are willing to return to school July 20 to prepare their pupils for the […]

Archbishop: Underdevelopment of the Black male, a decades long injustice

“We have to do everything we can to guard against every loss of life, regardless of who the person is, regardless of their station of life, […]

Making Catholic education work for all

What is the Catholic character of a school? Archbishop Jason Gordon sought to provide an answer to this question during his opening day presentation on Catholic […]

“Bound In Faith” — Wheelchair Bound With A Voice From God.

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 We’ve found him! Since the broadcast of the Mass for the 2nd Sunday of Easter via Trinity TV, social […]

Challenging why people are poor

Spiritual Director of the TT Society of St Vincent de Paul Fr Roger Paponette emphasised that in service to the poor Vincentians individually and in groups […]

The stories behind a donated device…

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp  The ‘Donate a  project’ has not ended. The Catholic News was informed by an official of the Catholic Education […]

A reengineered approach to the poor

As the government of Trinidad and Tobago continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions, the Archdiocese’s ‘Let No-One Go Hungry’ campaign has seen “a little tapering off”. However, […]

DECREE * On dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Archdiocese of Port of Spain

Peace and blessing to you, beloved in Christ! The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our society and our world in both negative and positive ways. As Church, […]

The mature Christian accepts Jesus’ yoke

Can you say your heart is meek and humble in your family, Church community and workplace? “If in your family, you can say ‘my heart is […]

Blanchisseuse drowning – Archbishop renders assistance

Archbishop Jason Gordon was at the diocesan retreat house in Blanchisseuse on Friday, June 19 when a drowning occurred at the nearby beach. According to news […]

“Widespread use of cannabis amongst the young population makes it a public health issue”

“Widespread use of cannabis amongst the young population makes it a public health issue.” —Professor Andrea Cipriani, NIHR Research Professor of Psychiatry at the University of […]

Council begins monitoring for 2020 Elections

The Council for Responsible Political Behaviour has begun monitoring activities to evaluate all political parties, candidates and their supporters in the adherence to the Code of […]

Archdiocese releases guidelines for Masses

As congregations return to places of worship, the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Committee of the Archdiocese has released ‘Guidelines for the Restoration of Masses in […]

Different ways to access Mass in the ‘new normal’

Many are desirous of returning to churches to celebrate Masses. However, adhering to the Health Ministry’s ‘Guidelines for Places of Worship’ and the Archdiocese’s Health, Safety […]

After 89 days… Communion again

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email:snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp “Good!” “Blessed! “Revived!” These were words used by the faithful who journeyed to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Port […]

A test in humility—Archbishop’s homily on the Feast of Corpus Christi

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 ‘Eighty-nine days!’ That’s exactly how long faithful were deprived of the Eucharist due to the closing of churches March […]

Yearning for the Body of Christ

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp It will be a happy moment on the Feast of Corpus Christi tomorrow June 11 for persons receiving the […]

Family ritual to plant for Corpus Christi

By Fr Roger Paponette Parish priest, San Raphael The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Catholic Christian life and this solemn feast began as […]

A new springtime

Archbishop asks for patience as churches reopen By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter:@gordon_lp Mask wearing, physical distancing and regular sanitising will be implemented as part of […]

CCSJ Symposium: Marijuana and cannabinoids: Health, research and regulatory considerations

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp Medical marijuana has been used like a “Trojan Horse” in the campaign overseas and in the Caribbean to get […]

Catholic Church remembers St Charles Lwanga and Uganda Companions

Saint of the Day (June 3)-St Charles Lwanga and Companions Today, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions. Pope Paul VI canonised Lwanga and […]

Racism is a sickness in society—Archbishop Jason Gordon

Archbishop Jason Gordon has sounded off on the discussion on racism and the uprising in the United States of America following the death of George Floyd—an […]

Beginner-level Spanish begins first week in June

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 The Living Water Community (LWC) is providing beginner-level Spanish classes to members of the public who need to communicate […]

We going from house to house…

When the circulation of the Catholic News took a dive due to closure of churches during the COVID-19 lockdown, new ways had to be found to […]

Trini Carmelite ordained in NY

Trinidadian Rev Mikhail Woodruffe O Carm was ordained a Carmelite priest last Saturday, May 30 at a scaled-down ordination ceremony at the National Shrine of Our […]

Corpus Christi celebrations will be virtual

With gatherings of more than five still disallowed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public Masses, processions, or Benedictions with the Blessed Sacrament […]

Church on mission today to bring about renewal

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 We are living in a Babylonian captivity. “There is no altar, no priest, no sacrifice, no Eucharist,” said Archbishop […]

Safeguard our legacy, support our mission

By Kathryn Tardieu General Manager, Catholic Media Services Ltd May 6, 2020 marked 128 years of uninterrupted printing for the Catholic News. Starting with print media, […]

Pupils, teachers receive devices

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter:@gordon_lp Distribution of laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones to facilitate e-learning for primary school pupils has begun. In April, Archbishop Jason […]

Much more ‘arrival’ needed

By Fr Martin Sirju It might surprise many to hear I was not in favour of Indian Arrival Day as another public holiday. I felt at […]

Preparing for Mass on Pentecost Feast Day

On the day of Pentecost, when the seven weeks of Easter had come to an end, Christ’s Passover was fulfilled in the outpouring of the Holy […]

How to celebrate as family this Pentecost

As this day is very special for the whole Church and because it celebrates our identity and empowerment as a people, we should always find ways […]

You and I were created for Heaven —Archbishop Jason Gordon

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Our yearning for Heaven is what the Feast of the Ascension is really about. However, Archbishop Jason Gordon has […]

A different time for our Muslim community

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Traditionally, Muslims around the world turn out to attend Eid prayers at their local masjids (a Muslim house of […]

Catholic restaurants regroup during COVID challenge

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Capacity restrictions and physical distancing measures imposed due to COVID-19 has seen many businesses including the food service industry […]

HSE team thinks ahead to reopening of churches, schools

Everyone has to take precautions against COVID-19. This vigilance does not end when restrictions are lifted. The Health Safety and Environment (HSE) Team of the Archdiocese […]

Church helps Venezuelan tribe camped in Icacos

The ‘Let No-One Go Hungry’ Project distributed hampers to 26 families from the Warahoon tribe of Venezuela living in Icacos. Of the 26 families, 56 were […]

Church hosts virtual symposium on marijuana use

The Archdiocese is hosting a virtual Symposium June 5 on the theme Marijuana and cannabinoids: Health, research, and regulatory considerations, to discuss the potential negative effects […]

Riding out the economic ‘depression’

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: gordon_lp Trinidad and Tobago as a small island developing state is in a precarious position with the shocks of revenue […]

Priests and their pets: Creature comforts

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp “Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the […]

Believing is seeing

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 “I would give anything to walk two seconds on water than to stay in a boat and tell the […]

Preparing workplaces for ‘the new normal’

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 With some businesses reopened in the first phase (May 10-23), there is “definitely” a need to develop an Infectious […]

Faithful respond: What do you miss most about Mass?

What do you miss the most about going to Mass? The hymns, community, Communion or the homily? This question was polled by CatholicTT to persons on […]

Remembering Our Lady of Fatima’s journey of healing and peace

Do you remember when the statue of Our Lady of Fatima crisscrossed the country in the centennial year of the Fatima apparitions in 2017? During that […]

Our nation’s courts donate hampers to migrant ministries

Migrant families have benefitted from hampers donated by four of the nation’s specialised courts. The President, Vice President and Members of the Industrial Court of Trinidad […]

Thank you for your service

Pope Francis and Communication Minister on International Nurses Day As Trinidad and Tobago, joins the world in celebrating International Nurses Day, today, Tuesday, May 12, Minister […]

CatholicTT poll: 81% not ready to return to ‘life before lockdown’ 

While Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced on Saturday (May 9) that adjustments will be made to the COVID-19 Public Health Ordinance Regulations on a phased […]

Caribbean Church reconsecrated to Mary

‘Remain in Christ during pandemic’ says Archbishop By Raymond Syms Email: editor.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @RaymsCN With a pandemic raging, bishops worldwide have called on their faithful to […]

First Podcast by Abbot John Pereira OSB: The Psalms

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 The psalms take us through the “whole gamut” of human emotions—from sadness to joy. And while in the Caribbean […]

A blessed moment at Living Water Community

Last week, due to the crowds which had accumulated to receive hampers, police were forced to shut down operations as social distancing was not in effect. […]

128 years strong…but we need your support

Simone Delochan copyeditor@catholictt.org On May 6, 2020 the Catholic News celebrated its 128th anniversary. The Catholic News is the oldest paper in Trinidad and Tobago, the […]

Archdiocese to exercise ‘extreme generosity’ in face of COVID-19 financial fallout

Archbishop Jason Gordon and priests are giving up a percentage of their stipends to offset the Archdiocese’s unexpected debts because of the fallout from the COVID-19 […]

Parishes feed the multitude

“Phenomenal”, “fantastic”, Fr Cornelius Phillip; parish priest St Anthony’s RC Point Fortin says of the response by Catholics in his parish and beyond to their brothers […]

Mary, a symbol of grace

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 At the Feast Day Mass of La Divina Pastora last Sunday (May 3), Vicar General Fr Martin Sirju invited […]

Allow the Good Shepherd to shepherd your soul

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 During the last eight weeks of the national lockdown, have we become more fearful, anxious or worried? What has […]

No-one has to go hungry

The Archdiocese of Port of Spain’s ‘Let No-One Go Hungry’ project was launched live via Trinidad and Tobago Television (TTT) on Friday, May 1. Vicar for […]

Covid-19 hunger crisis—A migrant’s story

Feelings of uncertainty, stress, and intense hunger are not the experience of locals only during the COVID-19 pandemic. Santiago (not his real name), 26, left his […]

SVP offers temporary residence and meals to homeless and socially displaced

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp As the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown continues, the number of persons at the Centre for Socially Displaced Persons (CSDP), Port […]

‘Classes’ on TV for children without internet

The Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) will be utilising television as another medium to facilitate teaching for children of primary schools particularly those without internet […]

Christian Church leaders speak with one voice to help poor

Leaders of various Christian denominations in Trinidad and Tobago have pledged their continued service to the poor during the worldwide pandemic. Their ‘Declaration of Solidarity among […]

Ramadan Mubarak

Lent and Ramadan share a number of similarities. Ramadan, like Lent, requires both acts of charity and discipline of fasting. While many Christians fast during Lent, […]

The inner adventure in COVID

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Many families, Archbishop Jason Gordon observed, are now “reconnecting” in prayer around virtual Masses daily which has been “simply […]

Archbishop: Let mercy flow to every nook and cranny

The Church in Trinidad and Tobago is called to be a “network of mercy” for the nation dispensing divine mercy to every “nook and cranny”, every […]

Church creates solidarity network to care for most vulnerable

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp As resources are mobilised to ease the suffering people are experiencing during the COVID-19 lockdown, parishes have been directed […]

Remembering Fr Reginald Hezekiah

“Father Reggie” always urged the congregation of the St Charles Borromeo RC, Tunapuna, to attend Mass regularly because the focus was not on him but God. […]

COVID-19 worries keeping you up?

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Sleep is the most overlooked need for overall good health and quality of life. “And it is time to […]

School term reopens—With a difference

At a recent virtual media briefing Tuesday, April 14, Education Minister Anthony Garcia said the situation was “fluid” and it was not likely the term will […]

 A society redesigned—Archbishop’s presentation to CARICOM heads

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 The opportunity to be seized is not to re-open or re-start the economy so that we go back to […]

Update on ‘Donate a device’ for students

Anyone interested in donating devices to help students continue their education while schools remain closed can do so by emailing hope@catholictt.org. This was publicised on the […]

Archdiocesan HSE team appointed

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the need for a structured approach to successfully manage the challenges that come with this coronavirus. To this end, Archbishop […]

CEBM and MoE unite on e-learning

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter:@gordon_lp Archbishop Jason Gordon and the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) met online with Education Minister Anthony Garcia and officials […]

Lessons from St Benedict during COVID-19

A reflection by Abbot John Pereira OSB In his Rule for Monks, which St Benedict wrote in the sixth century, he states clearly that he is […]

Faithful can now explore Mount St Benedict Abbey in 3D.

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 This latest update was shared via ‘Mount St Benedict, Trinidad’ and [Abbot] John Pereira’s Facebook page on Holy Saturday. […]

Jesus Christ—the living Lord of history

The Pascal candle which was lit on Gloria Saturday, has the insignia of the alpha and the omega. In his Easter Sunday homily, livestreamed on Trinity […]

In the Upper Room

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 The whole Church is no longer “living” in the desert for 40 days, but has now moved to a […]

Have we become numb to the Crucifixion?

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp The cloth quickly pulled from the altar at the end of the Mass of the Last Supper, Holy Thursday […]

Remembering the Passion of Christ on Holy Thursday

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 “What we have is this night is different and special from other nights,” Archbishop Jason Gordon said in delivering […]

Surrendering our will to God’s will

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 As faithful journey through Holy Week, the most “holy week in the entire year”, Archbishop Jason Gordon invited faithful […]

Preventing COVID-19 or spreading germs?

I went to a grocery and observed a cleaner wiping the handles of customers’ trolleys. What struck me was she was using the same rag from […]

Being Church in a time of COVID-19

Pastoral Guidelines, March 27, 2020 #1 Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our world in catastrophic ways. Globally, we are facing difficult times. The far-reaching effects […]

Solidarity in the time of COVID-19

Standing in solidarity, representatives of religious bodies offered supplications for Trinidad and Tobago and countries of the world confronting the COVID-19 pandemic. They affirmed trust in […]