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Archdiocese of Port of Spain mobilises Beryl Relief Aid

By Lara Pickford-Gordon The Archdiocese last week began mobilising assistance for people in the islands wrecked by Hurricane Beryl. The Society of St Vincent de Paul […]

CEBM highlights outstanding SEA results

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org A full analysis is yet to be done; however, the results of the 2024 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) were outstanding at particular […]

AFLC Scavenger Hunt 2024: Family fun & bonding

Fun, exploring, bonding, surprises, and learning are all expected with the 2024 Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC) in collaboration with the Office of Youth Ministry scavenger […]

Catholic schools celebrate SEA success

The Catholic News extends congratulations to the students at the 118 Catholic RC schools who collected their results from the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) on June […]

DAT IS PRIEST”

Rosemarie Sant “Dat is Priest!” That’s the description Fr Steve Ransome said perfectly encapsulates Roman Catholic priest Fr Trevor Nathasingh whom he described as a “priest […]

Registration of migrant children begins

The Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) is “happy” with the official announcement that parents of Venezuelan migrant children can begin registering their children for school […]

Finding God’s light in darkness

“What we don’t transform, we will transmit to our loved ones, to the people we work with in ministry, to people who live with us. Sometimes […]

Farewell Sr Ann – Last cloistered contemplative nun laid to rest

By Klysha Best The  family and friends of the Dominican Order and the community of the Rosary Monastery bid farewell to custodian and last of the […]

Corpus Christi Carmelites celebrate jubilees

Three jubilarians, Sisters Antoinette Fahey O Carm of Jesus, Nyra Anne Pajotte O Carm of The Sacred Heart of Jesus and Geraldine George O Carm of […]

Thank you, Sr Roberta for your selfless service

Sr Roberta O’Flaherty, a Religious Sister of the Holy Faith Congregation, is preparing to return to the land of her birth, Ireland, at the end of […]

Jesus, the divine harvester – St Charles Altar Servers Ministry grows

We limit our imagination, yet the mind and our imagination are intricate parts of God’s design. For a moment, visualise yourself on a cherry-picking farm, and […]

‘Choose logic of Christ not the world’s’

Fr d’Hereaux at Mass for Gonzales murder victims “Feel the feelings, know your feelings, know what you are experiencing inside but always know that we operate […]

A Corpus Christi ‘Q & A’

Archbishop answers questions on the Eucharist, Adoration In the silence of Eucharist Adoration, clarity comes, and the heart can listen to God and what He wants. […]

Priest Calls for Peace After Tragic Gonzales and PoSGH Shootings

Rosary/Gonzales parish priest Fr Matthew d’Hereaux is saddened by the shooting which happened in Gonzales and at the Port of Spain General Hospital (PoSGH) on Sunday, […]

T&T’s Consecration to the Eucharist Prayer

The Archdiocese of Port of Spain is encouraging the Catholic faithful to say a special prayer at Corpus Christi Masses this year. Corpus Christi, considered The […]

On a mission to build a better East Port of Spain

By Klysha Best What does it mean to be on a mission? A mission signifies purposeful movement—being sent from one place to another for a purpose. […]

Archbishop: Be a sign of God’s reconciliation with the people

– Ordination of Fr Jonathan Steele O Carm By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org   Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon delivered a powerful homily during the ordination of Deacon […]

Do a ‘litmus test’ on your soul

Archbishop: Absence of love in society, a spiritual problem The “litmus test” for the soul is how people respond to God’s invitation, said Archbishop Charles Jason […]

Fundraising for broken statue of Our Lady of Fatima

The Laventille/Morvant Pastoral Area is commencing fundraising to repair the Our Lady of Fatima statue by September this year. The statue was damaged by lightning on […]

Holy Spirit essential for Church – Archbishop at Pentecost Mass

“Just as the Spirit birthed the Church, the Spirit wants to rebirth the family,” said Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon preaching the homily at the special Pentecost […]

Tobago well represented at Steps for Hope race, take top spots in 1K

The St Joseph RC church, Scarborough, was well represented with 15 participants in The Catholic News first walk/race on May 11 at the Queen’s Park Savannah. […]

Farewell to seminarian ‘Father Michael’

Seminarian Michael Maillard, 35, died on Tuesday, April 23 at the San Fernando General Hospital. He was from the parish of St Paul’s, Couva where his […]

Maillard recognised posthumously at Seminary graduation

In a thought-provoking address for the Closing Mass and graduation ceremony at The Seminary of St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs (SJVUM) Chapel, May 11, […]

T&T leader to represent at International Youth Ministry Congress

The Archdiocese of Port of Spain’s Sherrinne Goodridge has been selected as the Youth Delegate to attend the International Youth Ministry Congress in Rome, Italy May […]

Let’s turn T&T towards mental well-being and care

By Dr Margaret Nakhid-Chatoor Psychologist/Educator Co-Chair (International Association for Suicide Prevention/PAHO Conference 2024) May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Daily, we have become very much aware […]

The Catholic News’ 5K – bringing community together

The Catholic News (CN) inaugural Steps for Hope 5K and 1K Fun Walk on Saturday, May 11 is here. The paper, which is celebrating 132 years […]

Join the excitement: The Catholic News Steps for Hope 5K and 1K Run/Walk

Are you ready to lace up your sneakers and hit the pavement for a cause? The Catholic News Steps for Hope 5K and 1K Fun Run […]

10 Problems, 10 Solutions

A collaboration between Fr David Khan, Vicar for the Southern Vicariate, and Parish Priest at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH), and international editor and author […]

A parish mourns on passing of “gentle giant”

Like the disciples en route to Emmaus, the parishioners of St Paul’s Couva and by extension the citizens of Couva and environs experienced their own disillusionment […]

Collection for Haiti

Catholic faithful are encouraged to give generously at the second collection for Haiti in all parish churches and faith communities this Sunday. During Mass at Archbishop’s […]

CEBM rep attends US training for migrant integration in schools

Senior Operations Manager of the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) Ayanna Nero is representing the CEBM at the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) April 21 […]

Our 33-day journey begins…. How to make the journey?

By Fr Jesse Maingot OP Brothers and sisters! This Sunday, April 28 marks the beginning of our 33-day journey to consecrating our lives to our Eucharistic […]

Groundbreaking single ‘The Call’ puts positivity back in the face of T&T

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Trinidad and Tobago’s music scene is abuzz with the release of a groundbreaking single, ‘The Call’ by Marvin ‘Mr King’ Lewis. The […]

Church prepares for 33-day Eucharistic Consecration

By Fr Jesse Maingot OP There is such a thing as Eucharistic fire. It is the burning love of the Eucharistic Jesus that sets our hearts […]

Migrant children to start in RC schools next term

The Ministry of National Security has given the greenlight for Venezuelan migrant children meeting requirements to begin entering Catholic primary schools in the new academic year […]

Building Catholic youth sport ministry

The power of sports is undeniable but quite often sporting events and recreation seem to conflict with religious events and practices. More than seven years ago, […]

Power of Jesus’ Resurrection is alive

The power of the Resurrection is alive and well in the world today and there are signs of its mystery, said Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon in […]

Reflecting on Christ’s Crucifixion: Insights from St Augustine and the Popes

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ stands as the central and defining event in Christian theology, a profound mystery that has captivated the minds and hearts of […]

Easter Triduum explained

In the tapestry of Catholic liturgy, few events stand as profoundly significant as the Easter Triduum. Spanning three days—Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil—the […]

St Joseph is the man!

Many men are struggling with the “father wound” and the effects are visible in many ways. However, they can turn to St Joseph as spiritual father […]

Special collection for Haiti

A special collection will be taken up after Easter for Haiti. It will be sent to the Haitian Bishops’ conference for the charitable works they are […]

God uses ‘strange instruments’ to renew the world

By Kaelanne Jordan, mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org The priesthood is a gift not to be lauded over, but a calling to accompany, to journey with. It is also not […]

Pray & Fast for Haiti

The Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM), the Latin American Confederation of Religious (CLAR), and Caritas Latin America and the Caribbean have jointly proposed March 22, as […]

Make sure to spend time with God,  Archbishop tells new priest

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Fifty-six years ago, on March 19, Fr Anthony Pantin CSSp was consecrated Archbishop of Port of Spain in the Cathedral of the […]

About Manifestations of Faith

The Archdiocese of Port of Spain has collaborated with architographer Brian Lewis, author Robert Clarke, and graphic designer Melanie Archer to produce a magnificent coffee table […]

Living Water launches 50th anniversary celebrations

The Living Water Community (LWC) will have a year of celebration leading up to their golden jubilee on March 13, 2025. During the year, activities will […]

The President reflects on her first year in Office

In an exclusive interview with Altos, President Christine Kangaloo opened up about her first year as President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The anniversary […]

Catholics urged to become more engaged in faith building

By Rosemarie Sant, CN contributor Catholics are being called upon to take a more proactive role in the mission of the Church, with Fr Trevor Nathasingh […]

Do not be afraid, God is with you – Archbishop to SEA students

If amid writing the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam you start to get anxious or confused, and you’ve finished your section but can’t go on, remember […]

St Peter’s RC addresses leaking sewer

A sewer leak was detected at the St Peter’s (Pt Cumana) RC March 3 and reported to the Ministry of Education (MoE). The leak has “worsened” […]

Las Lomas RC students sent home because of unexplained rash

Five Standard One students and two Infant One students from Las Lomas RC Primary School were sent home yesterday, Wednesday, March 13, after displaying rashes on […]

Archbishop Pantin cause ‘moving forward’

The process for the Cause of Beatification of Archbishop Gordon Anthony Pantin is “steadily moving forward”. Fr Christopher Lumsden, the Postulator of the Cause gave an […]

Jesus on the Harbour Master

By Renee Smith A Lenten retreat took a different direction on Saturday, March 9 as a sea vessel widely regarded for hosting parties and fetes became […]

President Christine Kangaloo: Led by faith

By Rosemarie Sant “Challenging and rewarding” – these were the two words that Her Excellency Christine Carla Kangaloo, ORTT, President of the Republic of Trinidad and […]

Reclaiming the giftedness of Human Sexuality

It is time to reclaim the positive God-given gift of human sexuality. Archdiocese Director of Pastoral Formation, Fr Matthew Ragbir said Catholics have “handed over that […]

Official Book Launch: Manifestations of Faith

All are invited to the official book launch of Manifestations of Faith – Preservation of Churches and Chapels, a publication of Catholic Media Services Ltd on […]

Archbishop Gordon Emphasizes God’s Plan for Human Sexuality

Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon said human sexuality is one of the most amazing parts of the human being and God has a plan for it. He […]

Trinidad and Tobago’s oil spill response highlights need to review contingency plan

In the aftermath of the recent oil spill that has impacted beaches in Tobago and spread as far as Grenada and Venezuela, Professor Judith Gobin of […]

Healing the wounds of human sexuality

The Archdiocese of Port of Spain is gearing up for a major Symposium on Human Sexuality on Friday, March 8. In a March 1 interview on […]

Come, lewwe dance nuh!

The following homily was preached by Archbishop Emeritus Robert Rivas OP on February 11 at the Church of the Nativity, Crystal Stream, Petit Valley.   “LEWWE […]

The Catholic News Steps for Hope 5k run/walk

In a vibrant celebration of community, faith, and fitness, The Catholic News invites runners, and walkers of all backgrounds to participate in the Steps for Hope […]

CatholicTT community mourns passing of ‘Fr Leo’

The Catholic News Team received confirmation of the death of Fr Leo Donovan, OP today, (Saturday, February 17) from Fr Dwight Black OP, Fr Tom Lawson […]

Lay Carmelites host their AGM

Lay Carmelites, enabled by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the intercession of Our Lady of Mt Carmel and the Saints of Carmel, held our Annual […]

Reigniting the soul of Carnival

Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon appeared in The Catholic News’ Altos, discussing Carnival and his latest book Rekindling Our Carnival Rhythms, Reigniting Our Soul. His thesis is […]

Valentine’s Day on Ash Wednesday reminds of the deepest love ever

This year, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day fell on February 14 and while some think Catholics should focus only on the start of the penitential period, […]

Exploring Carnival, relationships, and popular culture from a Catholic perspective

In a thought-provoking live talk, Tae Coryatt and Darrion Narine critically examined Carnival, relationships, popular music, and wider culture through a Catholic lens. Coryatt is the […]

Education behind prison walls

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service (TTPS) is actively seeking volunteer tutors proficient in CSEC Mathematics, English, Principles of Business, Principles of […]

Seminary celebrates 80 years of forming priests, and now laity

In a recent interview on Altos, Fr Jason Boatswain, the Rector of the Seminary of St John Vianney & The Uganda Martyrs at Mt St Benedict […]

Educators are pillars of society, says 2023 ‘Teacher of the Year’

There was a ‘guard of honour’ at the Bethlehem Boys’ RC School, Besson Street, Port of Spain for ‘Sir’—Standard Two teacher Felix Brown, the Frank B […]

Spreading the Word: ‘Sister Debbie’ discusses importance of Scripture

In a recent appearance on Altos, Deborah de Rosia, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Caribbean Coordinator, spoke passionately about the vital importance of Scripture in Catholic life. […]

Take a new turn – Caribbean theology can be ‘world-class’

Theology must first see itself as embedded in a web of relationships with other disciplines and other knowledge, said Msgr Patrick ‘Paba’ Anthony of Castries, St […]

Trini priest is new rector of Rome basilica

Cardinal Angelo de Donatis, Vicar General of His Holiness for the Diocese of Rome has accepted the presentation of the Master of the Dominican Order, Fr […]

From silos to synod

Communal. Christ-centred. Life-giving. On April 20, 2023, the RC Belmont Pastoral Campus was blessed by Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon. It is a building that would now […]

Understanding Fiducia Supplicans

In the first Altos interview for 2024, Fr Donald Chambers, the General Secretary of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, provided a comprehensive discussion on the contentious document […]

Archdiocese’s Health Safety and Environment Team: “Exercise care in the face of the new Covid-19 variant”

The Archdiocese’s Health Safety and Environment Team (HSE) is recommending parishes to “exercise preventative care” in the face of the new Covid-19 variant. Issuing an ‘Updated […]

Change of location but classes continue at St Rose’s  

All pupils of St Rose’s Girls RC from Wednesday, January 10 were having daily classes after several months of some pupils being at the neighbouring Rosary […]

Repairs begin on St Dominic’s RC Penal, deadline given for completion date

Repairs have been completed on the roof of the Community Centre, Penal where pupils of the St Dominic’s RC School are to resume having classes. In […]

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference 2024

“Spread the Good News” – Theme of 24th Charismatic Renewal Caribbean Conference this weekend. In a vibrant celebration of faith and community, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal […]

Fr Girod – a loving presence for those in need

Fr Gervase Girod CSSp continued to make himself present to minister to all who needed him even during his health challenges. His love continued in weakness. […]

Ten Catholic secondary schools receive scholarships

Students of ten Catholic secondary schools received 36 of the 100 scholarships offered by government based on the results of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) […]

Keep nativity scenes until February 2 in celebration of crèche anniversary

Archbishop Jason Gordon is urging communities, families, and churches to extend the joy of Christmas by leaving the crèche up until Friday, February 2 (Feast of […]

Archbishop Gordon Helps Clarify Pope’s Stance on Same-Sex Union Blessings

Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon has addressed the ongoing false narratives that have generated significant media attention surrounding the Pope’s position on blessing same-sex unions in the […]

‘You are valued by God’

— Archbishop during annual prison visits By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Archbishop Jason Gordon’s annual prison visits have become catalysts for introspection and transformation. His words during […]

Caribbean nations push for  climate action at COP28 

Representatives from Caribbean nations advocated forcefully for more climate funding and a transition away from fossil fuels at the recent COP28 climate talks in Dubai. Racquel […]

For CatholicTT Youth Leaders: Dinner & Awards Ceremony

The Archdiocese of Port of Spain is preparing to witness another extraordinary gathering of youth leaders as the Office of Youth Ministry (OYM) hosts its first […]

Hold back from Christmas songs during Advent

“It’s not yet Christmas…. Hold back from Christmas songs.” A reminder from the Music Team of the Liturgical Commission with members Fr Kwesi Alleyne, Alana Seepersad […]

Mary has important role in Christian living

– Nuncio at Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception The testimony of the Virgin Mary prompts the question, are people capable of recognising all the good that […]

Archbishop Rivas’ new book is precious work for synodality

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org The Face of A Listening Church is a “landmark achievement” for Archbishop Emeritus Robert Rivas OP and also the Antilles Episcopal Conference […]

A Personal Journey on World AIDS Day 2023

By Lara Pickford-Gordon December 1 is the UN designated observance of World AIDS Day. The theme for 2023 is LET COMMUNITIES LEAD. It focuses on organisations […]

Defending Church teaching on Gender against Relativism’s tide

Leela Ramdeen, Consultant at the Catholic Commission for Social Justice and an Attorney-at-Law, recently delivered a thought-provoking address at a significant conference organised by The Trinidad […]

Catholic Education Board responds to mandatory registration in MiLAT Programme

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Education stakeholders and others have welcomed the Cabinet’s decision for mandatory registration in the Military-Led Academic Training (MiLAT) Programme for students expelled […]

RC primary & secondary schools rank high at Junior Parang

Catholic schools placed in nine out of ten places in the schools ranked 1 – 10 in the National Parang Association of Trinidad and Tobago Junior […]

Synodality – medicine for a divisive world

Archbishop at Synod Gathering II There is divisiveness in the world – in families, institutions and even nations, but there’s a solution, Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon […]

Economic treaty but with social implications

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Consultant with the Catholic Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ), Leela Ramdeen is “thrilled” that T&T has not signed the new Organisation of […]

Sr Ann Bradshaw – a shining light for 60 years

By Najette Abraham-Dominican Laity It is said that you should never wait until someone passes on from this world to let them know how you feel […]

Feast of Christ the King brings hope to Sea Lots community

With the construction and refurbishment of a vocational school in the area by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port of Spain, in collaboration with the Eternal […]

Promoting Tolerance in Trinidad and Tobago’s Melting Pot

November 16 marks the International Day of Tolerance, established by UNESCO in 1995 to highlight the dangers of intolerance and the necessity of tolerance in our […]

Vocations Awareness Week: a call to consider a higher calling

By Renee Smith The term ‘vocation’ refers to a divine calling or invitation from God to a particular state of life that goes beyond a career […]

St Anthony’s College Students to Face Suspension After Fight

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) has assured that the six Form Four students involved in a fight at […]

Preventing Diabetes Health Problems – November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. This year’s theme is Take Charge of Tomorrow: Preventing Diabetes Health Problems. In 2021, The International Diabetes Federation estimated that 14.8 […]

Archdiocese vocational school brings hope and opportunity to Sea Lots community

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port of Spain, in collaboration with the Eternal Light Community, embarked on a construction and refurbishing project to establish a vocational […]

Bringing Synodal lessons from Rome to T&T

Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon recently returned from Rome, where he attended the Synod on Synodality, an event that drew considerable attention and expectations. In the November […]

School Robberies Prompt Calls for Unity and Vigilance

The frequency in which schools are being robbed seems to be increasing. The latest incident is the La Brea RC which was targeted last weekend. Prior […]

Archbishop advises to altar servers

Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon observed there are two kinds of people in the world: some want to be served, and some desire to serve everyone else. […]

‘Meditation Builds Community’

The Petit Valley and Diego Martin Church Cluster in collaboration with the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) will host ‘Meditation Builds Community’ November 1 to […]

Halloween, All Saints, and All Souls: A Catholic Triduum Explained

The triduum of Halloween, All Saints, and All Souls is a significant three-day period in the Catholic Church, providing a time for reflection, remembrance, and spiritual […]

Making over-sized rosary deepens faith for Malick Girls’ RC students

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org October, known as the Month of the Rosary, holds deep significance for Catholics. The month is dedicated to honouring the Virgin Mary […]

Catholic students rally for the missionary movement

Catholic students from Catholic and government schools took part in rallies October 16 – 23 for Mission Month. A programme featuring student performances in music, song […]

Catholics worldwide organize for World Day of Prayer, October 27

Excerpts of “Catholics worldwide organize for World Day of Prayer, October 27” by  aleteia.org Pope Francis has called on Catholics and everyone who desires peace the […]

Empowering parents for literacy success in T&T

By Renee Smith The local Church is continuing to make strides in nurturing a love of reading and writing in families through the collaboration of stakeholders […]

Security Measures Beefed Up at Presentation College Chaguanas Amidst Threats

There have been nine bomb scares at Presentation College Chaguanas (PCC) since the school term began on September 4. The most recent was Wednesday, October 11. […]

The Israel-Palestine War through a Catholic lens

How do we seek peace amidst conflict? The ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict is a complex and deeply rooted issue, marked by decades of suffering and loss. For […]

Carmelite ‘giant’ honoured

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Corpus Christi Carmelite Sister Petronilla Joseph is a “giant” for championing the ideals of the Carmelite congregation and managing the Corpus Christi […]

Thieves target Caparo RC

There was a break-in at the Caparo RC School, Caparo Valley Brasso Road, last weekend. The crime was discovered after 6 a.m. on Saturday, October 7 […]

World Youth Day 2023 pilgrims reconnect and reflect

Embarking on a challenging pilgrimage can be a transformative experience, particularly for young people seeking meaning and adventure in their lives. On Saturday, September 9, The […]

CEBM addresses mental health issues among children

By Raysha M Purcell, Project Manager, CEBM It is no secret that undesirable behaviours in schools are prevalent. It is an undying pain with which administrators […]

Synod begins

The 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops began Wednesday October 4 in Rome and runs until October 29. A wide cross section of […]

Live the synodal experience

PART TWO From the Antilles Episcopal Conference Q: What scripture passage suitably informs us about the Synod? Prayerfully and reverently read Luke 24:13–35, which recounts the […]

Synod: a new way

PART ONE From the Antilles Episcopal Conference Q: What is the Synod? Synod means the People of God (laity, clergy, religious) “walking together” (Communion and Participation) […]

T&T navigating economic crossroads

As Trinidad and Tobago approaches its annual budget presentation on Monday, October 2, Dr Marlene Attzs, economist and The Catholic News columnist recently shared her insights […]

Worldwide Marriage Encounter convention coming to T&T

By Raymond Syms, Editor editor.camsel@catholictt.org Trinidad & Tobago will become the first country outside of the United States to host the North American Secretariat (NAS) Convention […]

Church leaders must engage in deep conversations – Archbishop

Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon left Thursday for Rome, Italy to represent the Antilles Episcopal Conference of bishops at the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod […]

Serve, be holy, be the light – Two new deacons for the Archdiocese

By Raymond Syms, Editor editor.camsel@catholictt.org   Maurice White, 39, and Roland Joseph, 56, were ordained deacons by Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon on Saturday, September 23 at […]

Celebrating Trinidad and Tobago’s First Official Republic Day

For Republic Day this year, the Catholic News Team dug into its archives and stumbled upon our Editorial from September 26, 1976! CALLED TO BE ALIVE […]

Literacy For Life’ – an educational intervention

By Coreen Kirton, Official Jolly Phonics Trainer Many studies show that the most effective way to teach all children, including those with dyslexia, to read and […]

More work to properly minister to the Deaf community

Fr Paul Zirimenya, who is deaf, was raised in Uganda, the third of nine children, including two sets of twins. He attended Catholic, Muslim, and Baptist […]

Lifeline – a safe space for the despairing and suicidal

By Klysha Best When you hear the word ‘lifeline’ you may think of a safety feature on a boat, a rope that either protects you from […]

Adopt ‘panyard’ principles:

Foster culture of discipline, teamwork says Archbishop In a candid and wide-ranging interview on The Catholic News’  television programme Altos, Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon shared his […]

St Mary’s College Mourns Passing of Beloved Teacher, Mr. Joel Garcia

Acting Principal of St Mary’s College, Port of Spain, Rawle Russell issued a statement via the College’s Official Facebook Page on the death of Physical Education […]

Refuelling Our Faith – Northern Vicariate celebrates its catechists

By Andrew Fernandes Coordinator, Northern Vicariate Every September, the Church recognises the contributions of all her catechists – those whose vocation is to journey with those […]

Speak up’ – God can use your voice to save others

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org   Fr Kwesi Alleyne observed in his homily at the Laventille Devotions on Sunday, September 10, that when there are issues to […]

Changes at the Seminary…as new academic year begins

“A lot could happen in one year.” This was how Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon began his homily on the Feast of Our Lady’s Birthday on Friday, […]

Maintenance and Repairs Impact Several RC Schools in Trinidad

It was a delayed start for some pupils of St Rose’s RC who returned to classes yesterday (Wednesday, September 6) at the north building of the […]

Diane Bertrand on The Faith-Filled Restoration of OLM RC, Tortuga

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org The journey towards the restoration and rededication of Our Lady of Montserrat (OLM) Tortuga, Tuesday, August 22 asserts that God enables a […]

They’re our schools, our responsibility’

CEBM pleas for parishioners to offer more support to RC schools As Trinidad and Tobago prepared for the reopening of primary schools, Sharon Mangroo, the Chief […]

To catechists: thanks for your persistence, may you find renewed strength

A message from Sr Juliet Rajah CHF, Administrator of Catechetics  Dear Catechists, As we celebrate Catechetical Month, I take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude […]

Humanity must cooperate with God’s creation… or face consequences

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Martin Luther King Jr once used the same scripture from Amos 5:24 in one of his iconic speeches, ‘I have a Dream’, […]

Parents protest Ortoire RC conditions, temporary building being sought

The Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) is awaiting the Ministry of Education for recommendations regarding the next step for the Ortoire RC Primary school which […]

Rest in Peace to ‘singing priest’, Fr Patrick Walter Brennan

Fr Patrick Walter Brennan OP died peacefully on September 1 at Tallaght Hospital. He was 87 years. A Requiem Mass was scheduled for 11.30 a.m. [6.30 […]

Rose Hill RC pupils in TTPS programme: ‘Who’s Writing Your Story?’

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org The Victim and Witness Support Unit (VWSU) of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service in collaboration with the Catholic Education Board of […]

Trinity TV’s Telethon 2023: A Week of Entertainment and Giving

The Trinity Telethon 2023 is on for a week, starting this Sunday, September 3, and ending next Sunday, September 10. It is the Trinity Television Network’s […]

Ferdie’ Ferreira reflects on 61 years of Trinidad and Tobago’s Independence

In the Independence edition of Altos, Friday, August 25, anchor Neil Parsanlal chatted with Ferdinand ‘Ferdie’ Ferreira. Ferreira is an author, veteran political commentator, and witness […]

Work continues on some schools

School repairs are in progress before the start of the new term Monday, September 4. “There are schools in which they are doing some fairly major […]

Our Lady of Montserrat Shrine restored

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org “She not looking bad for an old lady, eh?…” “When I last saw the church, it was not like this. There was […]

CAL’s Handling of Autistic Child on Flight Ignites Conversation on Inclusivity and Awareness

The founder of Bethesda Community (a Catholic community for persons with disabilities) says, “airline incident with autistic child could have been avoided.” The incident aboard a […]

Iconic Historic Shrine Rededicated: Our Lady of Montserrat, Tortuga

Our Lady of Montserrat, a revered Roman Catholic Church located in the quiet village of Tortuga, Central Trinidad, is set to mark a significant milestone with […]

Students lunch with Archbishop, discuss controversial issues

By representatives from St Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain As young people, we face many challenges. There is a myriad of issues we must navigate and […]

Local swimmers in the right lane to aquatic success

by Klysha Best If you witnessed or read any of the news coming out of the August 4–11 Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) 2023, staged for the […]

Catholics in the politics: ‘We all have the right to shape the direction of our country’

By Klysha Best People always say there are three things you don’t talk about – religion, politics, and money. Fr Stephan Alexander, General Manager of the […]

Two deacons to be ordained on Aug 15, 2023

Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon will preside at the ordination of two priests for the Archdiocese of Port of Spain 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 15 at the […]

Assessments begin for migrant children for September intake at RC schools

Migrant children are to be assessed prior to their entry into the national primary school system. Sharon Mangroo, Chief Executive Officer of the Catholic Education Board […]

Council for Responsible Political Behavior strives to maintain Code of Ethics in the politics

By Klysha Best While it may seem that politicians live according to their own rules and regulations when compared to the ‘average Joe’, there is the […]

Farewell to Porto, off to Lisbon

The Catholic News reporter, Renée Smith is among the group of 35 pilgrims at World Youth Day 2023. Stay connected to The Catholic News each week or follow us […]

Bem-vindo a Porto  – Welcome to Porto

By Renee Smith I always feel so many emotions travelling to a new country: anxious, excited, impatience, joy. It is my first time travelling to Europe […]

T&T WYD pilgrims arrive in Lisbon safely; stationed at St Cristovao Parish

The Catholic News reporter, Renée Smith is among the group of 35 pilgrims at World Youth Day 2023. Stay connected to The Catholic News each week […]

Space for over 2,000 migrant children in RC primary schools

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org More than 2,000 student spaces have been identified across the RC Primary School system for migrant children in the new academic year. […]

Youth catch a faith-filled vibe at Youth Day Village TT

By Renee Smith comms.camsel@catholictt.org If you weren’t at Holy Faith Convent, Couva on Saturday, July 22, you missed out on a mini-pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, […]

God’s Kingdom is unstoppable

Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon says the Kingdom of God is unstoppable and will win the war against evil stalking Trinidad and Tobago if only we will […]

All-of-society approach, update legislation to help curb crime

By Klysha Best With just over half the year crossed off our calendars and more than 300 murders already recorded, one would think that there is […]

Break-in at Assumption RC

There was a break-in at the Church of the Assumption, Maraval and an attempted break-in at the parish office on Tuesday (July 25) sometime between 3 […]

Vacation Revision Programme can boost learning… but only if students attend

by Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org The St David’s RC, Caroni  and Bethlehem Boys’ RC, Port of Spain are among the 22 Catholic RC primary schools out of […]

Detachment from material things encourages building a life of Grace

In the modern world, it’s easy to become attached to material possessions. We accumulate clothes, shoes, gadgets, and more, often finding it difficult to let go. […]

Archbishop: Blanchisseuse church anniversary a celebration of the Sacraments

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org The 150th anniversary celebration of Our Lady of Mt Carmel (OLMC), Blanchisseuse is a wonderful celebration of the life of the Church […]

Church organisations comment on migrant issues

Good news for the migrant community in Trinidad and Tobago as Foreign and Caricom Affairs Minister Dr Amery Browne says steps are being taken to integrate […]

School hair code is ‘misplaced emphasis’, more pressing issues in education

By Klysha Best Fr Gregory Augustine CSSp, Chairman of the Holy Ghost Fathers’ Board of Management, which manages St Mary’s College and Fatima College, says the […]

Financial audit submitted

The Archdiocese of Port of Spain has completed its first financial audit for the year ended December 31, 2019. This is an historical achievement as this […]

Catholic Education Board comments on school hair policy

The Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) welcomes the inclusion of the hair policy in the National School Code of Conduct. The new policy allows cornrows, […]

The Catholic News goes to TV with ‘Altos’

By Klysha Best The Oxford Dictionary defines the word “evolution” as a process of gradual change that takes place over many generations…” The Catholic News is […]

T&T pilgrims attend World Youth Day in Portugal

The Archdiocese of Port of Spain is bringing the life and energy of the 2023 World Youth Day (WYD) pilgrimage to youth of Trinidad and Tobago […]

Papal blessing for ‘Fr Tom’

Fr Thomas Lawson’s OP unwavering commitment, compassion and wisdom has touched countless lives in the course of his 42 years in Trinidad. Some of the countless […]

RC schools to SEA students: Blossom wherever you are placed

Chief Executive Officer of the Catholic Education Board of Management, Sharon Mangroo, in her congratulations to all students receiving their Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) results today […]

Archbishop Gordon clarifies The Concordat

Trinidad and Tobago would not be where it is today if the religions of the country did not make a significant commitment to education and thus […]

“School in Pan” helped build community: POS primary schools shine

The School in Pan programme was a timely intervention during the Covid-19 pandemic as it brought children out of fear, vulnerability, and social isolation. This was […]

Catholic educators & gender conversations

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Catholic mission and identity are very important for Catholic institutions such as schools especially with today’s culture which is replacing the word […]

On Gender Ideology: Christians called to speak The Truth, show mercy, compassion & love

Catholics must not be afraid of speaking the truth even if it means being despised or ‘cancelled’ on social media, Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon told the […]

Fr Thomas Lawson celebrates 50 years of priesthood

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Fr Thomas Lawson’s OP love of his adopted home and the people have not waned since his arrival October 16, 1981. His […]

Catholic Education Board responds to misinformation rife on ‘rainbow’ book

There was lively discourse on social media over the past week after a screenshot of a book titled, “I am a Rainbow” began circulating. The book […]

Free symposium held to honour trailblazer, ‘Dom Basil’

The Caribbean Sociological Association (CASA) in collaboration with St Benedict’s College, La Romaine will be holding a one-day Symposium on Wednesday, June 21 at the San […]

UPDATE: Astonishing disclosure following theft at Mount St Benedict

Abbot John Pereira OSB has underscored that the theft at the Abbey Church of Mt St Benedict is not merely an issue of lack of respect […]

Theft at Mount St Benedict

Six thousand dollars in coins were stolen from two finance rooms of the Abbey Church of Mt St Benedict Wednesday, June 14. Commenting on the incident, […]

Respect the Eucharist, respect each other – Archbishop at Cathedral celebrations

Catholics should be conscious of how they treat others because disrespect can be an affront to the Body of Christ. “If every one of us is […]

Unite in prayer and practical initiatives to break the darkness

Fr Trevor Nathasingh has passionately expressed his concerns about the state of Trinidad and Tobago, lamenting that this country is undergoing judgement, having “squandered the mercies […]

Work hard for the gifts of the Holy Spirit

By Kaelanne Jordan, mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Unlike the Hollywood movies where boy meets girl, and one hour later he knows everything about his partner, that’s not the case […]

Catholic Education Board comments on Cumaca RC shooting

The Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) is alarmed and saddened by the breach of the “sanctity” of the school compound following a shooting at the […]

Priests help laity understand discernment

All of the reasoning, conversations and plans of Church are geared towards: “seeking to encounter God and to know God’s Will”; discerning the presence of God, […]

Deliberative to Discerning – Archbishop says local Church needs a revolution

For a long time, decisions have been made using the pragmatic and practical approach. Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon is now calling for the Church in Trinidad […]

Pentecost Mass for Families

To become the domestic Church, families must ask God to send His Holy Spirit. Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon also called on families to “thirst for God” […]

RC schools willing to teach migrant children …but gov’t mechanisms not in place

Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon told a Joint Select Committee (JSC) of the Parliament that Catholic schools are prepared to assist with the education of migrant children […]

Celebrating Laudato Si

The Office of Youth Ministry hosted a Laudato Si’ Awareness Day at the San Fernando Hill on Saturday, May 20. The Laudato Si’ Week 2023 was […]

Living Water Community leads prayers for T&T at QPS

The Living Water Community (LWC) will host a Rosary Crusade Procession around the Queen’s Park Savannah this evening at 6 p.m. The starting point is at […]

Pentecost and YOU

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Faithful will not come to the “fullness of our humanity” without the gifts of the Holy Spirit, said Bishop Clyde Harvey of […]

Bear witness to Corpus Christi, says Vicar General

A clarion call was made by the Vicar General Fr Martin Sirju for Catholic faithful to bear witness to the Body of Christ in their lives […]

Don’t miss CREDI’s Conference on leadership and discernment

Parish leaders and communities are invited to register now for the Leadership Conference hosted by The Catholic Religious Educational Development Institute (CREDI) and The Office of […]

#KeepingTheFaith: David Huggins, an amputee, hosts fundraising concert for eye surgery

A fundraising event to assist David Huggins with eye surgery is carded for Indian Arrival Day, Tuesday, May 30 at Queen’s Hall. Tickets for ‘For the […]

About Ascension Sunday: Jesus ascends triumphantly into heaven

The Solemnity of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, Ascension Day was Thursday May 18 and is celebrated on the 40th day of Easter. It was a […]

“Students safe” after incident at Providence Girls’ RC

“The students are safe.” This assurance from Chief Executive Officer at the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) Sharon Mangroo as she provided The Catholic News […]

Why the desecration of a tabernacle hurts

The break-in at the St Augustine RC Church, Southern Main Road, Cunupia and the desecration of the tabernacle with the Body of Christ was shocking for […]

Local Church honours Communications in May

If you’re not familiar, every year in May, the Universal Church celebrates World Communications Day (WCD) guided by The Holy Father’s World Communications Day message and […]

Break-in at RC Church in Cunupia

The Archdiocese of Port of Spain issued a statement via its official Facebook account on a report of theft at St Augustine RC Church in Cunupia. […]

Continue practising good hygiene

– Archdiocesan HSE Team While the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a declaration that Covid-19 is no longer a global pandemic, the Archdiocesan Health, Safety and […]

Denominational boards submit recruitment proposal to Teaching Service

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org The Association of Denominational Boards of Education (ADBE) has submitted a proposal to the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) to arrive at a […]

Ministry helping people survive separation and divorce

Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon hosted an online retreat on March 23, 2023, for the Separated, Divorced and Widowed (SDW) in the Archdiocese. This retreat served to […]

Poor Man’s Lunch’ fundraiser

From the Society of St Vincent de Paul Last year, the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVDP) held its first ‘Poor Man’s Lunch’ at the […]

Archdiocese, Children’s Authority to collaborate on children’s Homes

There is a need for greater collaboration between the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port of Spain and the Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago to facilitate […]

Our house, your house, Archbishop’s House

The stately Archbishop’s House is well established as the people’s house, more significantly the entire people of Trinidad and Tobago. The house has been part of […]

St Benedict’s College teen wins boxing gold for T&T

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Fifteen-year-old Paul Matthew Newallo, a Form Four student at St Benedict’s College (SBC), La Romaine, earned gold as part of the four […]

Rosary RC Church & surreal imaginations

By Fr Martin Sirju, Cathedral Administrator It was a surreal experience visiting the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary for an Acies (Legion of […]

God is counting on us’ – Nuncio at La Divina Pastora

By Kaelanne Jordan, mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org To let yourself be touched by the words of Mary in ‘The Magnificat’ can be a “dangerous activity”. “No, the Virgin Mary […]

‘Final push’ to complete St Francis of Assisi RC, Belmont

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org The St Francis of Assisi RC Building Committee is hosting a fundraising concert June 18 at the National Academy for the Performing […]

BREAKING NEWS: Bomb threat causes suspension of classes across Trinidad

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has assured that all students at several schools across Trinidad which received emailed bomb threats were evacuated. The Trinidad and Tobago […]

Our house, your house,Archbishop’s House

Queen’s Park West boasts stately buildings known as the Magnificent Seven. Among these stands the distinctive of all buildings around the Savannah: the 1904, George Brown […]

Are you being called to the priesthood? And other frequently asked questions

Fr Matthew d’Hereaux , Vocations Director answers Q: The Archdiocese of Port of Spain has a thriving permanent diaconate ministry. Should I just become a permanent […]

Collaborations to be enhanced with new ‘RC Pastoral Campus’

The Roman Catholic Belmont Pastoral Campus (RCBPC), 34B Belmont Circular Road was blessed by Archbishop Jason Gordon on Thursday, April 20. The new campus houses the […]

Heavy rainfall disrupts school in Matelot

Heavy April showers and flooding caused the suspension of classes at the Matelot RC and Matelot Community College on Monday and Tuesday. While flooding caused the […]

NGC BOCAS LIT FEST

The NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s annual festival of books and writers, is back and it’s bigger and better than ever before. What’s your […]

Retreats at Mt St Benedict resume

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Having been closed due to restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the monks at Mt St Benedict were able to host a […]

Know God’s mercy and respond with gratitude

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org   “Mercy Father, mercy, mercy!” This was the appeal for Divine Mercy Sunday as Archbishop Jason Gordon urged Catholics to access the […]

Catholic students shine in CARIFTA games

FEATURED IMAGE: The team that set Carifta records in the 4×100 and 4×50 freestyle relays (front row, left to right) Giovanni Rivas, Zachary Anthony (back row, […]

Archbishop lifts dispensation, Catholics obligated to attend Sunday Mass

The decree allowing Catholics to participate in Masses virtually and make a Spiritual Communion is no longer applicable. Archbishop Jason Gordon made the announcement in the […]

Archbishop to Carrera inmates on Holy Thursday – ‘Serve somebody’

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Humility, love, humbleness, compassion, equality.These were some of the responses from inmates at the Carrera Convict Prison (CCP) to Archbishop Jason Gordon’s […]

NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest Storytelling Caravan is on the move!

The National Gas Company (NGC) Bocas Lit Fest is Trinidad and Tobago’s annual literary festival, but it is Caribbean in scope. The festival season starts with […]

Copyright and church music

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Copyright is a property right and takes effect from the moment of creation. David Bereaux emphasised this point as he addressed the […]

Embrace the light of Christ and spread its message

Archbishop Jason Gordon urged faithful to spread the message of light through their families and communities at the Easter Vigil Mass at the Cathedral of the […]

Hot Cross Buns anyone?

Hot cross buns can now be called ‘Mister hot cross buns’. We have to put some respect on the name of the most sought-after buns during […]

Perished in a fire: A Tribute to Zaya

Zaya Morris, a Standard One pupil of St Brigid’s Girls’ RC School, sadly lost her life on Sunday, April 2, 2023. Together with her mother, Kemba […]

We are all the People of God

By Msgr Michael de Verteuil Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission Pope Pius X in 1906 wrote the letter Vehementer Nos to the French bishops. In […]

Crucifixion – asking subversive questions

By Fr Martin Sirju, Cathedral Administrator Holy Week is the most sacred time in the liturgical life of the Catholic Church. It recalls the last moments […]

Archbishop to SEA students: “Don’t go anxious”

Archbishop Jason Gordon imparted key advice to SEA students on Thursday, March 23, “pray as if everything depends on God, and work as if everything depends […]

Workshop on composing responsorial psalms

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org On Thursday, March 30 the Liturgical Commission will host a workshop on ‘Composing Responsorial Psalms’ with Bro Paschal Jordan OSB of the […]

T&T Catholics gather to address the ecological disaster the Earth faces

“I feel very much ignored and excluded by the people who have the ability to make changes”. A statement from Angelo Kurbanali a youth voice during […]

St Joseph RC, Scarborough to be consecrated on its Feast Day (March 20, 2023)

After being postponed twice, in 2021 and 2022 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the consecration of the St Joseph RC Church, Scarborough will finally take place […]

Work on new sewer system at St Joseph Girls’ RC begins

The construction of a new sewer system for the St Joseph Girls’ RC Primary School commenced Wednesday, March 15. A letter from the Ministry of Education […]

“We have to pray and work” – RC priest responds to Police Commissioner comments

Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Port of Spain, Fr Martin Sirju has commented on Police Commissioner Erla Harewood-Christopher’s recent statement that God’s divine intervention is […]

Covid-19 restrictions relaxed at RC churches

The Archdiocese of Port of Spain’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Team has issued March 16, 2023, guidelines for the relaxation of some Covid-19 restrictions as […]

A ‘Lenten’ Scavenger Hunt for families

The average Catholic views Lent as a time of recollection, repentance, and stillness. While that is rightfully so, what tends to be overlooked is the hope […]

You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek

The journey of a seminarian begins at the Seminary of St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs where young men accept to be in persona Christi […]

Rosary Boys’ RC helps St Rose’s Girls’ RC after school section condemned

Students of St Rose’s Girls’ RC Primary have since settled into their temporary accommodation at Rosary Boys’ RC since a portion of the school building was […]

History & legacy of God’s will being accomplished

We have much to be thankful for. In 1943, thanks to the vision and tenacity of many, and under the guidance of Count Finbar Ryan, the […]

Fr Mike lived the command to be a holy priest

Fifteen years after his death on March 12, 2008, reader Najette Abraham remembers Fr Michael Moses. Fr Michael Paul Moses is best remembered for his work […]

How he lived… ‘all things to all people’

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Archbishop Anthony Pantin’s episcopal consecration was on March 19, 1968 and he took as his episcopal motto, Omni Omnibus — all things […]

Update: Beatification and Canonisation of Archbishop Pantin

The Office for the Cause for the Beatification and Canonisation of Archbishop Gordon Anthony Pantin provides an update on the 23rd anniversary of his death. In […]

Put party politics aside to combat T&T human trafficking problem

As the controversy rages on alleged “government officials” complicit in human trafficking and government and the Opposition criticising each other, Archbishop Jason Gordon called for country […]

Scouts honour for Archbishop

Archbishop Jason Gordon was among the persons recognised by the Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ScoutsTT) last Sunday, February 26 at the Founder’s Day Celebration […]

Don’t make Lenten journey only about “I”

The Lenten period is not to be an “I-centred spirituality” Vicar General, Cathedral Administrator Fr Martin Sirju reminded Catholics as he presided at the noon Ash […]

Father of Holy Cross’ remembered as Holy Cross College celebrates 65 years

The heights of Calvary Hill, Arima resounded with the joyous sounds of prayer and music as Holy Cross College commemorated its 65th anniversary as a college […]

Challenges of the synodal path

By Fr Martin Sirju The Synod on synodality continues. Pope Francis has pushed back the date for the formal closing of the Synod to October 2024. […]

Look out for the Lord in disguise

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org To recognise the gift of Simeon and Anna, in their capacity to see God amid the ordinariness of the day, is the […]

Know Your Faith: Evidence of synod themes in the Bible

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Building community, inclusivity and dialogue is a call that is not “strange” or “foreign” to the Bible. In fact, there are Old […]

Maracas Valley church leaders unite to discuss community issues

Ecumenical dialogue and collaborative church efforts are underway in Maracas Valley, St Joseph. Religious leaders involved in the community of Lluengo, Maracas Valley including St Michael’s […]

New security measures at Mount ‘working well’

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org New security measures are currently being enforced at Mt St Benedict. Abbot John Pereira OSB told Catholic News while “for security reasons, […]

Second cohort of permanent deacons mark one year of ministry

By Rev Joseph ‘Jose’ Gomes One year ago, on January 22, 2022, 15 men said ‘yes’ as they were ordained as permanent deacons in the Archdiocese […]

The Seminary at 80

The 80th anniversary of the opening of St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs Seminary was celebrated with Holy Mass at the Seminary’s chapel on Friday, […]

Much loved “Fr Tom” retires

Parishioners and well-wishers hosted a farewell dinner for much-loved priest Fr Thomas Lawson OP who reached retirement age, 75 years, on January 11. He was the […]

St Gabriel’s Girls’ RC beaming over 3rd place Junior Panorama finish

By Klysha Best If the late calypsonian Merchant were alive today, he would see that his 1985 song ‘Pan in Danger’, could not hold water anymore, […]

Catholics reminded – “Wherever we go, the power of God must flow”

To say there is nothing good happening in the world is to say God is absent, “and God is not absent,” said the Chair of the […]

Priest responds to robbery on Mount St Benedict

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Abbot John Pereira OSB has commented on the news of an armed robbery at Mount St Benedict Tuesday, January 10, 2023, where […]

‘Called to be a Holy Family, a Holy Church, and a Holy Nation’

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Archbishop Jason Gordon has described the family as the “load-bearing wall” of civilisation, emphasising that if family is destroyed, the whole civilisation […]

Nuncio: Pope Benedict’s resignation was example of true humility, service

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org The Archdiocese of Port of Spain celebrated a Memorial Mass, Thursday, January 5, for the repose of the soul of Pope Emeritus […]

Archbishop meets with Religious Sisters, new Episcopal Delegate appointed

Sr Petronilla Joseph O Carm has been appointed Episcopal Delegate for Religious. The announcement was made at a December 10, 2022 meeting of Religious Sisters with […]

‘How big is your God?’ – Archbishop Gordon reflects on Epiphany

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org In the Solemnity of the Epiphany – the overwhelming manifestation of God’s light – faithful ought to consider who God is, but […]

RC community launches mental health initiative

The stigmatisation of mental health has long plagued Trinidad and Tobago. Within our society, the negative reactions to persons with mental health diagnoses or mental health […]

Archbishop: he will be missed

“Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be missed.” So said Archbishop Jason Gordon in a short video-recorded statement released last Saturday morning (December 31, 2022) on learning […]

Catholic Church in T&T remembers 2022…

The year 2022 was momentous for the Catholic Church in Trinidad and Tobago as it joined worldwide Church in the synodal journey. In the last quarter […]

Spiritual work needed for T&T says Archbishop

As the nation goes through trauma manifesting in anger and acts of violence, Archbishop Jason Gordon said “spiritual work” was needed to bring healing. He reminded […]

“Mary gives a unique view of who God is”

– Archbishop on Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Many people confuse the Virginal Conception of Christ and the Immaculate Conception but “they are two very different […]

Unity strengthened in Catholic communities after floods

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Maracas Valley is among the many communities hard hit by the massive flooding which occurred throughout the country at the end of […]

Hospital staff remembers Covid-19 patients at candlelight vigil

On Wednesday, November 30, a candlelight vigil was held at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility for the patients who have died from Covid-19 in Trinidad […]

A challenge to ‘bring fire to the world’

– Northern Vicariate men’s conference After many weeks of thoughtful prayer and planning, the Northern Vicariate Men’s Ministry Team had their Men’s Conference on Saturday, November […]

The journey to World Youth Day 2023 begins

By Renee Smith The universal Church celebrated the Feast of Christ the King on November 20 while simultaneously celebrating the Church’s youth. In 2021, amid the […]

Parishes mobilise during adverse weather

Parishes and Church organisations were mobilising help for individuals and families suddenly displaced and experienced massive losses from flooding by incessant rainfall which began Thursday, November […]

Catholic fashion designer is UTT’s Student of the Year

By Klysha Best There is nothing that beats the feeling of being awarded or recognised for your hard work, whether it be for a job well […]

RC schools affected by inclement weather

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org The Mundo Nuevo RC Primary building is condemned because of structural damage caused by incessant rainfall last weekend. Flooding was widespread across […]

Presentation College celebrates anniversary

The Feast Day of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on November 21 reminds us of the Presentation Brothers, a fraternity of educators. They established […]

Holy Faith Sisters to launch ‘Presence & Action’

The Sisters of the Congregation of the Holy Faith will launch their 400-page limited-edition hardcover gift book, Presence & Action on Saturday, November 26. This year […]