News from the Parishes

Double celebration in Malabar

Twenty-eight students of Malabar RC Primary School received Jesus in the Sacrament of Holy Communion May 28 at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Malabar. Parish […]

Miniature Marys’ feature at Tortuga’s Tea with Our Lady

This year’s Afternoon Tea with Our Lady (ATWOL) began with its usual Marian Devotions, Holy Mass, followed by tea at the Tortuga Presbytery grounds enjoyed by […]

All in from St Paul’s Couva

No way! That was my very first response when asked about running The Catholic News Steps for Hope 5k event. Every excuse (lack of fitness, not […]

Corpus Christi Motorcade in Tobago

On the Solemnity of Corpus Christi 2024, the Catholic community in Tobago took to the streets to spread the light of Christ through the Most Holy […]

Tortuga Family Life Unit being re–established

On Sunday, April 14, the Tortuga Parish Family Life Unit (FLU) presented a booth in the Mayo Harvest to invite couples in common law and civil […]

Holy Spirit novena at St Theresa’s Woodbrook

Come relish the delights of the Holy Spirit over nine evenings of praise, worship, and dullness-defying talks at St Theresa’s Parish, Woodbrook, as we pray the […]

Hardbargain RC welcomes visit from Mounted Branch

In March, the students and staff of  Hardbargain RC were proud to host the Mounted Branch. The officers came ready to field questions about their place […]

Journey with others in their grief

“Never grieve alone,” said Msgr Esau Joseph while he, along with the Ministry of Consolation (MoC) of St Charles Borromeo RC Church, hosted a retreat for […]

New ministers commissioned

Teenager M-Wai Nelson was among 17 new Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist commissioned in the Parish of Tortuga. The March 17 commissioning ceremony took place at […]

Gran Couva/Tabaquite RCIA candidates express their joy on the journey

In September 2023 we, the catechists of Gran Couva/ Tabaquite, began our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) programme. Several adults joined, and it has […]

The password is Prayer

St Anthony’s Point Fortin catechists, had an impactful Lenten retreat in Cedros on March 9. Guided by scripture and our theme, Connect to God, the Password […]

Muriel’s ‘heart of gold’ recognised

A few weeks ago, Gemma Jones, Sunday Choir organist/director was celebrated for her 50-plus years of mentoring, moulding, and musically managing the Sunday morning choristers. Her […]

Belmont church nears completion, but still needs support

Restoration of the St Francis of Assisi Church in Belmont is projected for completion in May. The grand centenarian of Belmont—122 years old this year, has […]

Fr Abraham celebrates 20 years of priesthood with ‘a celebration of love’

On Sunday, February 11 the Parish of Tortuga celebrated the 20th Ordination Anniversary of our beloved priest Fr Shijomon Abraham Zacharias MSFS fondly called ‘Fr Abraham’. […]

Happy 100th birthday, Nellie

The Morvant-Laventille Catholic community gathered to celebrate not just a milestone in years but a lifetime of love, faith, and cherished memories – the 100th birthday […]

Tacarigua community celebrates patronal feast

Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, Tacarigua, one of the Holy Trinity RC Parish Communities celebrated its Patronal Feast Day and 107th Anniversary on February 11 […]

Children of God’ is 20, looks towards new horizons

The Children of God (COG) group, a vibrant, faith-based community initiative, proudly celebrated its 20th anniversary, a milestone that commemorates two decades of spiritual growth and […]

SSVP Penal celebrates 60 years of service

The parish of St Dominic’s RC Church, Penal was alive from the January 28 to February 4 as the community came out to celebrate the 60th […]

The law and mental health

On Monday, January 15 at the Church of the Nativity, St Anthony’s parish, Petit Valley, a congregation of about 100 gathered to attend the start of […]

Potluck and the gift of fellowship

Food has long been a common ground for bringing family and friends together. A potluck is a communal gathering where each guest or group contributes a […]

Session on spirituality and ageing

Ageing? Ageing? Growing? “Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you…” (Is […]

Fatima ‘lector family’ commemorate Word of God Sunday

On Sunday January 21, the ‘Lector Family’ of Our Lady of Fatima, Curepe gathered to commemorate the Sunday of the Word of God, which is observed […]

Reading at Mass is fun, says 11-year-old Belmont parishioner

The first time Fr Peter Aduaka heard Francis McComie reading at Mass he sat up and took notice because of how well the 11-year-old proclaimed the […]

Clarence and Jean celebrate 71 years of married life

Clarence and Jean Joseph share a combined age of 186 years. She is 90 and he is 96. Nonagenarians! That’s a long word, yet so well […]

‘Ms Flo’, avid cricket fan, makes a century

Phillippa Jimenez joined the centenarian club when she celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, October 22. Fondly called Ms Flo, Granny Flo and Ms Flora, Jimenez […]

Oasis of peace for attendees at Mass of Consolation

The Parish of St Charles Borromeo, Tunapuna welcomed bereaved families to their annual Mass of Consolation on the evening of November 30. This special time of […]

Fostering faith and community connection through Catholic service

By Kaelanne Jordan Damian Nandoo asserts he’s lived the life of a dedicated “weekend churchgoer”. “Up till now in my mid-thirties, if I do have […]

Santa Rosa CARE Ministry celebrates 10th anniversary

Six persons were honoured at the Santa Rosa CARE Ministry’s 10th Anniversary celebrations on November 4. This was at a reception in the El Patio Parish […]

Belmont RC Church hosts ‘raffle for restoration’

The St Francis of Assisi RC Belmont community is hosting a raffle toward restoration of the 121 year-old church, a listed building with the National Trust. […]

Penal Parish Encounters the Living Christ in ‘Pews to Pavement’ Mission

The parish of Penal held its second edition of Pews to Pavement on Monday, September 25, the day after Republic Day. Eight buses lined Olivere Drive, […]

The Catholic News meets Manzanilla’s ‘Harvest Hoppers’

By Kaelanne Jordan I wasn’t aware of the concept of “harvest hopping”, a term coined by my colleague Tshenelle Bethel-Peters, until we attended the St […]

Mental Health Initiative Programmes for couples, parents

The Mental Health Initiative (MHI) under the Office of the Suburban Vicariate has embarked on a Relationship Building Programme. Relationship-building skills are a combination of soft […]

Northern Vicariate parishes to engage young adults

Parishes of the Northern Vicariate have embarked on engaging the young adults in their parishes and by extension the whole of Trinidad and Tobago. After consultation […]

Arima’s Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary welcomes new member

As one of the oldest institutions in the Catholic Church, The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary is officially commissioned by the Church to promote devotion […]

100th Birthday celebration for Punny

For her 100th birthday, Orthelese Punny Thomas of Caratal, Gasparillo received a Papal Blessing from the Holy Father. The scroll was presented to her by Parish […]

Holy Cross RC – sign of victory, evolving in building and heart

Holy Cross RC Church stands majestically in Princes Town. Originally constructed in the year 1871, the church has been a pillar of strength not only to […]

Coopers honoured, celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

It’s a rare and precious occasion when, in our Catholic parishes dotted throughout the country, we glimpse living examples of Christ’s love for His Church popping […]

Santa Rosa, beacon of leadership and communion

There was a good turnout of Arima Catholics on Sunday, August 27 for the annual Santa Rosa Festival. Msgr Christian Pereira, a former parish priest, was […]

Country’ harvest, Mayaro Parish Family Fest 2023

Nestled in the south-eastern corner of Trinidad is the beautiful seaside destination, Mayaro. Miles of beautiful beaches along with one of the many historic landmarks in […]

Santa Rosa Feast Celebrations 2023

The annual Santa Rosa celebrations, being held in collaboration with the Santa Rosa First People’s community, conclude next Sunday with the street procession in the Borough […]

Marian painting at Holy Rosary

From Church of the Holy Rosary Facebook page What is Solace? Solace is defined as comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness. We […]

Suburban Vicariate Vicar’s Cup won by Holy Cross Santa Cruz

The Suburban Vicariate  concluded the  Vicar’s Cup football competition at the Marvin Lee Stadium on Emancipation Day, August 1. Ten teams participated in two groups of […]

Blanchisseuse Liturgical Ensemble inspired by God

By Kaelanne Jordan The Blanchisseuse parish is one of the traditional standalone parishes which does not belong to a cluster group except belonging to the Northern […]

Blessings of the boats at Orange Valley feast day celebrations

“You are Peter, and on this rock, I will build my church” (Mt 16:18) were the words of the Gospel which echoed throughout the congregation as […]

Toco resident turns 100

On Saturday, July 15, Claudia George, of Petit Trou Junction, Toco, celebrated her 100th birthday. Together with her family, Claudia started her special day with Holy […]

Laurents celebrate golden anniversary

The Sunday morning 10.30 a.m. congregation at the Church of the Nativity, Petit Valley, on July 16, came to Mass as usual not expecting anything unusual. […]

Confirmation of 49 at Tunapuna

“Today the Spirit comes to live inside of you in a brand-new way,” said Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon as he engaged Confirmation candidates on the evening […]

Class lock-in’ for Tobago confirmation candidates

On Saturday, July 1, Confirmation candidates of St Joseph, Tobago were subject to a “class lock-in,” for their final retreat before Confirmation. Catechists, Deacon Hilary Bengochea […]

The McLeans of St Michael’s RC, Las Cuevas

Eighty-one-year-old Jocelyn McLean and her husband Ross, 85, have eight children, 38 grands and 32 great-grandchildren. The McLeans raised their children Catholic. Jocelyn passed on what […]

The Ross’ from Our Lady of Sorrows RC, Morne La Croix

Stories by Lara Pickford-Gordon Travelling from Arima along the Arima Blanchisseuse Road heading north, the visitor passes the Asa Wright Nature Centre. Further along the winding […]

The church named after St Joseph at ‘withered arm’

On June 24, 1942, His Grace Archbishop Finbar Ryan OP laid the foundation stone of the St Joseph the Worker RC Church, Brasso Seco. Archbishop Ryan […]

Our Lady of Mt Carmel – a melting pot of T&T History

By Lara Pickford-Gordon In December this year, the Our Lady of Mt Carmel RC church celebrates 150 years since the structure was completed. This small […]

My First Holy Communion

By Emma-Lee Dana Archibald, 7 years, Chaguanas Parish, on her First Communion Day, June 3, 2023 Hi everyone! I want to tell you about my super […]

Confirmation in Santa Cruz

Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon confirmed 29 candidates from Holy Cross RC, Santa Cruz on Monday, May 29. Prior to entering the beautifully decorated church, Archbishop Gordon […]

Arima’s CARE Ministry hosts 12-week health conference on NCDs

“I call on all citizens to work together to promote and adopt healthy lifestyles, we can significantly reduce the occurrence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as […]

We marched for Corpus Christi

The early morning Corpus Christi sun was warming up the atmosphere in the surroundings of St Anthony’s RC Church as the faithful of the parish began […]

Health fair for men at St Joseph

St Joseph parish priest Fr Matthew d’Hereaux (stooping) with medical staff and volunteers for the T&T Medical Association, North Branch at a health fair held May […]

Tunapuna parish rebuilds Altar Server Ministry

Being an altar server goes beyond only helping out at Mass. It is a way of living. It teaches the individual about prudence, temperance, social skills, […]

Mother’s Day cards for prisoners moms

This Mother’s Day, 230 moms received cards from their sons incarcerated at select prisons. The Social Justice Ministry of the St Joseph and Mt D’or RC […]

May crowning at MIQU

On May 6, the parish of Mary Immaculate Queen of the Universe (MIQU), Bourg Mulatresse, Lower Santa Cruz, together with specially invited guests – students and […]

‘Final push’ to complete Belmont church

Story and photo by Lara Pickford-Gordon   The St Francis of Assisi RC Building Committee is hosting a fundraising concert June 18 at the National […]

Holy Spirit Novena at St Theresa’s

Come pray the Holy Spirit Novena this year at St Theresa’s RC Church, Woodbrook, from May 19–27 at 6  p.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. on […]

La Romaine youths hoping to represent T&T

Gianna Griffith is a 16-year-old Form Five student at the San Fernando Central Secondary School and lead vocalist with the Adeste Fideles Youth Music Ministry at […]

The First Communion journey – a parent’s perspective

The First Communion journey for children at the St Benedict’s RC Church, La Romaine ended with an increase of faith and the need for a better […]

The Catholic News paper run became my road trip…

As The Catholic News enters its 131st year this weekend, we begin a series featuring those unheralded persons in the parishes committed to selling this publication. […]

Chickland RC students sacrifice for the poor

The tenets of prayer, fasting and almsgiving are integral to the Lenten journey. At Chickland RC Primary school, we observed these with an emphasis on prayer […]

St Joseph First Communion classes get active

On Saturday, March 18, the First Communion classes and catechists of the St Joseph Parish, St Joseph, went on a retreat at the St Xavier’s Private […]

Penal parish agricultural project launched

St Dominic’s RC Church, Penal, under the direction of The Core Foundation and Ariaponics Limited, launched its Hydroponics Agricultural Project on April 14. Some members of […]

Lenten retreat on being fruitful in marriage

The St Anthony’s RC Point Fortin Marriage Preparation Team hosted a Lenten retreat for married couples on Saturday, March 4 at the Our Lady of Mt […]

God is with us – Mayaro Lenten Youth Retreat 2023

The parish of Sts Peter & Paul Mayaro is on a journey to ignite a Christ-like flame in the young people so that they can illuminate […]

Laetare – Encounter Jesus through the Joy of Lent

This day is sacred to the Lord your God. Do not be mournful, do not weep. For this day is sacred to our Lord. Do not […]

Archbishop, Vicar General visit Tortuga church restoration

The restoration of the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat, Tortuga began on October 25, 2022, with great joy and celebration by the Shrine Committee and […]

Lenten youth revival in Carenage

The Synod calls for an evaluation of our relationship and interaction with young adults. Parents, teachers, and Church leaders must find ways to understand youth; assist […]

Tortuga hosts tenth Prayer Breakfast

Fr Shijo Abraham MSFS and the Parish of Our Lady of Montserrat, Tortuga hosted its 10th Lenten Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, March 4 at Omardeen Auditorium, […]

Carenage Carnival Sunday celebrations

The Holy Spirit was indeed moving in Carenage on this glorious Carnival Sunday (February 19) in an atmosphere of prayer-filled anticipation which began with Mass. The […]

Come visit ‘Lady of Lourdes Grotto’

“We went in haste” to the “Lady of Lourdes Grotto” in Maraval, a borrowed phrase from Our Lady of Garabandal. In those days, we were always […]

Tacarigua community hosts novena, triduum to celebrate feast day

Our Lady of Lourdes RC, Tacarigua, one of the communities which is a part of the Holy Trinity RC Parish, Arouca celebrated its Feast Day recently […]

Our Lady of Lourdes Feast Day & World Day of the Sick 2023

“We’ve been doing this forever.” This is the response from Our Lady of Lourdes’ Parish Office when asked about the anointings of the Sacrament of the […]

First Holy Communion at Holy Cross Chapel

Eight children were happy to receive Jesus for the first time, on the Solemnity of Christ the King (Sunday, November 20, 2022) at Holy Cross Chapel. […]

Carenage Ministries remember the sick

The Ministries of St Peter’s Parish in Carenage and Point Cumana have a tradition of hosting the sick and shut-ins of the community, at a Mass […]

Suburban Vicariate 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 […]

Lourdes Birmingham – Devoted to Christ and St Martin de Porres RC Church

“Draw near to God and he will draw near to you” – James 4:8. Our relationship with God strengthens as we make a commitment each day […]

Tortuga celebrates the month of the rosary

During October, the month of the rosary, parishioners of Tortuga were invited by the parish priest, Fr Shijo Abraham, to pray family rosaries. Families were asked […]

Carapichaima parish relaunches migrant Child Friendly Space

The Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Carapichaima Parish Ministry for Migrants and Refugees (PMMR) relaunched its child-friendly space (CFS) at the parish hall on September 6. […]

Bishop Galt loved Arima and its people

Bishop Emeritus Malcolm Galt CSSp died on Sunday, October 16. As news of his death spread, Fr Steve Duncan, Moderator, Santa Rosa/Malabar Cluster sent the following […]

Santa Rosa Malabar celebrates its priests

On Friday, August 19, parishioners 0f the Santa Rosa/Malabar cluster gathered with friends, at The Church of The Holy Spirit to celebrate the 16th anniversary of […]

Build a space for peace – Archbishop to Sangre Grande parishioners

English writer and lay theologian G K Chesterton, in his biography of St Francis of Assisi said that to understand St Francis, one has to really […]

Thank you, ‘Uncle Selwyn’

“Catholic News? Catholic News?” This was the chorus that any passer-by in front of the Pro-Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH), San Fernando would […]

Jairime – Arima’s fusion of Indigenous culture and Catholicism

Moderator of the Santa Rosa/Malabar Cluster, Fr Steve Duncan was the main celebrant and homilist at Holy Mass to celebrate the Santa Rosa Parish’s patronal feast […]

St Dominic’s RC, Penal promotes feasting, fun & reconnection

Parishioners of St Dominic’s RC Penal celebrated their feast day Sunday, August 7 with a day of reconnection and thanksgiving. The day’s activities began 7 a.m. […]

‘Women of God’ meet for fun, games, fellowship

Although Covid-19 has been blamed for putting on hold almost everything, including numerous Church events and ministries worldwide, the ‘Women of God,’ women’s ministry of St […]

Confirmation at MIQU

The Good Book says there is a “time and season for everything under the sun” (Eccles 3:1–2). Thursday, July 7 was the time, and the season […]

Mayaro couples celebrate marriage

The Parish of Sts Peter and Paul, Mayaro held a Marriage Renewal Reception for married couples, and couples who are living together (with or without children) […]

St Anthony’s, Petit Valley is 65 years strong

The parishioners of St Anthony’s had waited for this day and there was an air of anticipation for the liturgy. Voices were joyfully raised for the […]

15 receive First Holy Communion

Fifteen children from the Manzanilla Parish received Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time July 3. Parish priest Fr Kenwyn Sylvester celebrated Holy Mass at […]

Happy anniversary, Fr Kizito

The Santa Rosa/Malabar Arima Cluster celebrated the sixth anniversary of the ordination of Fr Kizito Ameloko at The Church of The Holy Spirit, Malabar, on the […]

Sacred Heart repairs affected by pandemic, war

Repairs are currently underway at the Sacred Heart RC church, Richmond  Street, Port of Spain. The project is estimated to last about five years and current […]

Feast day celebration at Vistabella

After a hiatus of two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the worshipping community of St Andrew Kaggwa in San Fernando was once more able to […]

Virtual faith formation course in Coryal

One of the opportunities that the coronavirus pandemic has blessed us with is the ability to participate in faith formation courses. From March 2022, Coryal parish […]

SVP youth host Spelling Bee competition

The SVP Youth Conference of Sacred Heart Parish, La Brea, known affectionately as Sacred Heart Vinnies, seeks to integrate the ‘See, Reflect, Act’ model: See a […]

Bishop Persaud visits St Mary’s, Mucurapo

What a surprise to have Bishop John Persaud of Mandeville, Jamaica celebrating Holy Mass on Sunday, May 15, at St Mary’s RC Church, Mucurapo during his […]

New altar servers commissioned in Tobago

Six young altar servers were commissioned by parish priest Fr Leslie Tang Kai on Saturday, April 23, and Saturday, May 21, respectively, in the parish of […]

Fundraising concert, gold tourney for La Romaine

St Benedict’s, La Romaine Parish will host a concert next month and a golf tournament in July to raise funds to improve its infrastructure. The project […]

Violet still blooms at 101

She likes pink, the traditional colour of health. She believes that life is meant to be lived, not easy, but fully enjoying God’s gifts. Her first […]

Lent into Easter

Pictures, they say are worth a thousand words and some people need to see to believe. I visited each church in the Our Lady of Perpetual […]

Fresh start for catechumens

Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) welcomed newly baptised brothers and sisters into the Catholic faith over the Easter weekend. It was indeed a Glorious Saturday, […]

Ministry of Consolation marks tenth anniversary

It was Mercy Sunday, but at the Parish of St Charles RC in Tunapuna, Sunday, April 24, 2022 was also the occasion of the ten-year anniversary […]

MAT in the parish: motivate, inspire for mission 

St Joseph Parish Communication Team Leader Brent Durham interviews parish priest Fr Matthew d’Hereaux about the importance of the Ministry Animation Team (MAT). Q: Fr Matthew […]

Stations of the Cross in Les Efforts

With the confirmation that parishes could conduct community Good Friday Services, the Council for the Christ the King RC, San Fernando community decided that an effort […]

Pigeon peas pizza and pastelles…perfecto!

Story and photos by Lara Pickford-Gordon Pigeon peas fudge? It might not sound appealing but after trying a piece of Exotic Love Bites gourmet pigeon peas […]

Birthday blessings for 100-year-old ‘Bunty’

Our parish extends heartiest congratulations and celebrates the auspicious occasion of the 100th birthday of Leona ‘Bunty’ Roberts, a parishioner of many years at St Anthony’s/Nativity […]

‘Eat good food, sleep well’ – centenarian Sybil Wilson advises

In Psalm 90 we read: Our life lasts for seventy years, eighty with good health. What then will you say about 100 years? Wow! When I […]

Synod is alive in San Fernando

On October 10, 2021, Pope Francis formally opened a two-year process for the entire Catholic Church,  a Synod on Synodality. We are all invited to walk […]

Theodora celebrates a century of life

Theodora Wahid was born in Flanagin Town on  January 11, 1922, and recently celebrated her 100th birthday. She is at present a parishioner of St Theresa’s, […]

Confirmation in Maloney

Twenty-nine candidates from the Parish of the Church of the Incarnation, were conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation by Archbishop of Port of Spain Charles Jason Gordon […]

My Confirmation journey

Mid-March 2018 is when my journey of the Sacrament of Confirmation began in St Paul, Manzanilla. Dianne Bernard and Nicole Lynch were our catechists and had […]


Trinidad & Tobago has many beautiful churches, all having a rich history. Senior writer Lara Pickford-Gordon visited a few and writes on the St Ann’s RC […]

Welcome back to 140-year-old Sacred Heart RC

It was a joyful welcome for long-standing faithful parishioners of the Sacred Heart RC Church reopening January 1, Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of […]

Aurora Masses, Advent activities in Sangre Grande

Parishioners of St Francis of Assisi, Sangre Grande experienced a number of spirit-filled activities for Advent 2021. The theme was Hope in the midst of our […]

Archbishop Gordon visits St Charles

“Mary went as quickly as she can,” was the thread of Archbishop Jason  Gordon’s homily. The congregation chorused in lively participation in the Liturgy of the […]

St Francis, Belmont prepares for 120th anniversary

The St Francis RC Church, 146 Belmont Circular Road, Belmont will celebrate its 120th anniversary next May with a series of events. Signalling the start was […]

52 receive First Communion in Santa Rosa/Malabar

Fifty-two children from the Santa Rosa/Malabar Parishes Cluster received their First Communion in the presence of their families, godparents, catechists, and other parishioners, during Holy Mass […]

Annual Candlelight Consolation Mass at St Charles

“God is a God of consolation” was the assurance given by Msgr Esau Joseph throughout his homily at the annual Candlelight Mass on the evening of […]

Sacrament of First Holy Communion

All Covid-19 protocols were observed as students of Sacred Heart Boys’ RC Primary received their First Holy Communion on October 7 at the Cathedral of the […]

Legion of Mary celebrates anniversaries

The Legion of Mary celebrated two anniversaries at St Patrick’s RC Church, Newtown, 100 years worldwide and 87 years locally. What a coincidence for the celebration […]

Southern Vicariate men discuss state of men’s ministry during pandemic

The Men’s Ministries of the Southern Vicariate held a morning of Praise and Worship, on October 2, 2021. Anthony Rawlins of St Michael’s and Zion Men’s […]

Eastern Vicariate celebrates Catechetical Month

The Eastern Vicariate held a virtual celebration for Catechetical Month 2021 on the morning of September 25 to acknowledge the contributions of catechists, to virtually distribute […]

Cathedral’s ‘go-to’ person retires after 26 years of service

“I’ve heard that there are two different meanings for ‘retire’ – to ‘retire’ and to ‘re-tyre,’” Fr Martin Sirju amusingly commented during the 9 a.m. Mass […]

29 years of Eucharistic Adoration at St Ann’s

On Monday, October 18, the Feast Day of St Luke, St Ann’s parish celebrated 29 years of perpetual Eucharistic adoration. Parish Priest of St Ann’s, Fr […]

Your future is as bright as your faith

By Anna Maria Mora ‘Your future is as bright as your faith.’ I came across the quote as I was browsing the Internet. The author is […]

Tobago catechists: “Become like little children”

Become like little children. This was the theme for our retreat when we, the catechists of St Joseph’s parish, gathered on the weekend of October 1–2 […]

Laptops, tablets for Penal students

A few secondary school students and some students from the three primary schools of St Dominic RC Parish, Penal are indeed in a better place this […]

The Queen’s art

A most favoured prayer to Our Lady of Fatima, our parish’s patroness, addresses her as ‘Queen of the most holy Rosary’. As we approach our Mother […]

‘Our Lady’ becomes more beautiful

When the finished works on the renovated and refurbished Church of Our Lady of Fatima, Curepe were revealed to parishioners in online peeks, one morning, a […]

Penal RC parish helps spare migrant families from homelessness

A group of migrant families in Penal/Debe were spared the ordeal of being homeless in a foreign land, through the work of the migrant ministry of […]

Counting down to the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary will celebrate its Patronal Feast on October 7th, 2021. The celebration begins with a Novena of the […]

Delaford shows appreciation to couples and seniors… begins family outreach

By Kaelanne Jordan in Tobago Email: The Sacred Heart RC parish in Delaford distributed 20 tokens of appreciation to married couples and 30 to the […]

At last! Work to begin on St Francis RC, Belmont

Preparation of the St Francis RC Church, Belmont for restoration began September 1. Parish priest Fr Thomas Lawson OP in a message to parishioners stated, “with […]

‘The Generational Divide – Who is in the pew?’

Fr Christopher Lumsden organised a two-part virtual training session for members of the Pastoral Councils, Ministry Animation Teams and Ministry leaders of the Petit Valley/Diego Martin […]

St Theresa’s talk: ‘Early signs your date isn’t ‘The One’

Fr Roger Paponette, Judicial Vicar, Eastern Antilles Interdiocesan Tribunal, said the most common ground for annulment of marriage was Canon Law 1095 (2): “grave defect of […]

Bourg Mulatresse grotto refurbished and blessed

Deacon Malcom Joab and parishioners of Mary Immaculate Queen of the Universe (MIQU) parish, Bourg Mulatresse celebrated their patronal feast of the Queenship of Mary on […]

Marriage and Family Week in Maloney Parish

Daily Masses and other normal activities at the Parish of the Incarnation, were personalised to reflect the vision of the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC) during […]

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, […]

Congratulations, Msgr Christian! Forty-five years a priest

On behalf of the parishioners of St Benedict’s RC, La Romaine and Holy Innocents, Picton, we extend warmest congratulations to Msgr Christian Pereira on his 45th […]

‘Encountered by the Word’– Coryal parish’s spiritual reading during Covid                 

By Ottrisha Carter Despite all the challenges that the coronavirus pandemic has brought, we must admit that this crisis has given us an opportunity to make […]

Five reasons for St Joseph RC ‘pro-vax campaign’

The St Joseph/Mt D’or parish on May 17 launched a campaign to raise awareness about the need to get vaccinated and “help mitigate the spread of […]

Paramin Men’s Ministry prays for community peace

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Paramin’s Men’s Ministry is currently hosting a nine-week novena ‘soaking prayer’ against illegal activity, gangs, and violence in the community. Prior […]

Sacred Heart RC – the ‘English Church’

In the heart of the city, on Richmond Street, stands an architectural gem, the Sacred Heart RC Church. The church was completed in 1882, from plans […]

Penal parish alive

While COVID-19 has challenged many parishes, the parish of St Dominic’s, Penal continues to pulse with life as it seeks to meet the pastoral needs of […]

Poetry for Dominica

My name is Catherine Celine Elbourne, and I am 11 years old. I am the eldest of four children and live in La Romaine.  I am […]

‘Refugee Day’ outreach in Arima

On Divine Mercy Sunday (April 11), members of the Migrants & Refugees Ministry of the Santa Rosa-Malabar Parish Cluster in Arima, successfully hosted ‘Refugee Day’, a […]

From Lent to Divine Mercy Sunday in Rio Claro

This was a Lent like none we have had before, but we were grateful to be able to attend Masses, unlike last year, when as a […]

Southern legionaries meet for annual ceremony

The Legion of Mary is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary globally, and 87 years in Trinidad and Tobago on September 7 this year. As part […]

The Holy Spirit on fire in the west

When it was announced at Mass that our parish of St Peter’s, Carenage will be doing a Life in the Spirit seminar, I was excited and […]

Rededication of Toco RC Church

On Thursday, March 25, Archbishop Jason Gordon was the chief celebrant at the rededication of the Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church, Mission Village, Toco/Matelot […]

Penal parish assists migrants

Details of exploitation, uncooperative employers and landlords have been shared by Venezuelan migrants accessing help with paperwork to re-register with the Ministry of National Security. Up […]

‘Grandma’ Blizzard celebrates 100 years of faith, family and fulfilment

Quite often, we are reminded that our elders are like priceless treasures who hold the secrets to life. With years of experience and knowledge, we turn […]

Shrine to St Joseph blessed, male MIQU parishioners challenged

“If You want to, You can heal me.” These were the words echoed through His Grace’s homily, when he celebrated Mass and blessed a shrine dedicated […]

The Charles’ celebrate their golden anniversary

“You are blessed; your effort is inspiring; your courage is remarkable…” These were the first words articulated to the married couple on their 50th wedding anniversary […]

Tablets for migrant children in Carapichaima

The Archdiocesan Ministry for Migrants and Refugees (AMMR), in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently […]

‘Carne Vale’ helped fill the void

A quiet St Valentine’s Day afternoon was interrupted on social media by a pleasant onslaught of talent, colour, vivacity, rhythm, and beauty. Lead by our indomitable […]

Parish Architecture – a brief overview

By Fr Martin Sirju, Vicar General Parish Architecture, a new word in the parish dictionary …. Well, not as new as we think. Parish architecture has […]

Sangre Grande RC erects prayer space for crime victims

On Sunday, February 7, the parish of St Francis of Assisi in Sangre Grande stood in solidarity with various communities around the country to say, “Stop […]

Curepe RC welcomes six confirmands

The Our Lady of Fatima, Curepe community welcomed six new confirmands who were conferred with the Sacrament of Confirmation, as the final step in their RCIA […]

Eyes of the world on Erin Confirmation

By Fr Dexter Brereton, CSSp On Saturday, January 23, 43 young men and young women from the parish of St Francis of Assisi, Erin completed their […]

35 confirmed in Tobago

Taken from ‘The Echo’, a monthly bulletin of the catechists of St Joseph’s, Scarborough, Tobago. Speak Lord, your servant is listening! These familiar words of scripture, […]

Fr Ian Taylor thanks public for prayers after church robbery

Parish priest at St Charles’ RC Church, Tunapuna, Fr Ian Taylor is extending thanks to all who communicated their concern and prayers concerning the break in […]

Restoration of St Francis RC, Belmont begins in March

Restoration is projected to begin at the 118-year-old St Francis of Assisi RC church, Belmont, at the end of March. St Francis was closed in 2010 […]

Trini Canadian donates 62 tablets to parish for online learning

The La Romaine parish has received a donation of devices and cash through a benefactor. In a release, the parish stated it has been serving the […]

And there was peace…

The Pro-Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help came alive with the heavenly sounds of peace for the Christmas concert, ‘…And on earth, peace’ by Chandelier […]

You are not alone in your grief Ministry of Consolation candlelight service

“I am the way, I am the truth and the Life”. Jesus’ words were echoed by Fr Ian Taylor as he made an impassioned call to […]

First Communion at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Curepe

The Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Curepe held their First Communion ceremony on November 22 at the Assumption Church, Maraval. The arrangement made it possible […]

Open for business – The Chapel Gift Shop Ltd

At this gift shop seek and you shall find! The Chapel Gift Shop is an online business that began in October under St Benedict’s RC parish, […]

St John the Baptist RC Church “rejoices” with new look

As the church of God is a place of reverence and awe for Catholics so too should the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit. […]

Four persevere, finally welcomed to the Church

Excitement mounted as the four RCIA candidates from St Dominic’s, Penal, made their final preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation into the Catholic Church. The road […]

Morne Diable church celebrates diamond jubilee

Celebrate, Jesus celebrate! This was done in style, in good taste and with class, but most importantly, under the anointing of the Holy Spirit! And all […]

‘And on earth, peace’ at OLPH Sando

The virtual and in-person concert ‘And on earth, peace’ at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, San Fernando on Friday, December 4 will offer musical reflections on […]

Let’s talk ‘Virtual Wakes’

COVID-19 threw a curve ball into the efforts of the Ministry of Consolation (MOC) to assist families who had lost loved ones in 2020. However, members […]

Assumption Charismatic Prayer Group celebrates 25 years of ministry

The  Assumption Parish Catholic Charismatic Group is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The following article, which first appeared in the parish’s bulletin, has been edited […]

Fr Pax, we appreciate you

We parishioners of Our Lady of Assumption, South Oropouche Parish and St Thomas More, Fyzabad, would like to acknowledge Fr Pax Finbarr Jey-Sharwan for his dedicated […]

First Communion class fosters ‘Prayer Corner’

Igniting of Faith in our Catholic Homes (The Domestic Church) In this challenging time in our world, our faith is doubly tested and as Catholics we […]

We are ‘Holy Spirit Chosen’

The COVID-19 period saw the stirring up of the Holy Spirit among five zealous youths from Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH), San Fernando as they […]

Second statue at Laventille to be damaged by lightning

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

“Thank you for keeping parish alive during down time”

Saturday, March 14, as I was about to get dressed for Holy Mass, the phone call came that all Masses will be suspended until further notice. […]

After COVID-19 delay, ‘Fr Gerard’ leaves for Italy

It has taken months because of the pandemic, but Fr Gerard Tang Choon O Carm has left Trinidad on his way to his new appointment in […]

Spiritan brothers receive ministries of Lector, Acolyte at Arouca

In accordance with the process for priestly ordination, the Holy Ghost (Spiritan) Brothers at Tisserant House, Arouca received the ministries of lector and acolyte at the […]

Ghurans celebrate 55 years of marriage

Amina and Harry Ghuran were married August 1, 1965. She shares a brief reflection as the couple celebrates 55 years together. We find life very beautiful […]

Siparia couples celebrate feast of Sts Anne and Joachim…the physical distancing edition

The Feast day of Sts Anne and Joachim was celebrated physical-distancing style at La Divina Pastora RC Church, Siparia on Sunday, July 26. Parishioners registered in […]

St Patrick’s candidates first to be confirmed

Eleven young men and three young ladies of St Patrick’s RC Church, Newtown made Church history on July 24 as they are the first young Catholics […]

Charitable giving by St Benedict’s RC Youth Ministry

Members of the St Benedict’s RC Young Adult Ministry, La Romaine have been involved in donating food hampers to needy families in their home community, La […]

Our Daily Bread Café & Bookshop —A Catholic space for all

By Renée Smith Email: Twitter: @rsmith_cntt Earlier in the year, if you found yourself in the heart of San Fernando, Our Daily Bread Café & […]

Seven Penal parishioners receive papal blessings

‘Building Church’, involves much more than works in brick and mortar. Seven ‘church builders’ of St Dominic’s, Penal parish recently received Papal Blessings from Pope Francis […]

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: Twitter: @kaelanne1 At the Feast Day Mass of La Divina Pastora last Sunday (May 3), Vicar General Fr Martin Sirju invited […]

The beautiful space of family

Work on the “invisible bonds” of relationships and “claim” family, said St Joseph parish priest Fr Matthew d’Hereaux at a Mass for family streamed on Facebook […]

Preysal prayer group ‘zooms’ in

COVID-19 is ravaging the world and the call is to stay at home and socially distance yourself. As no one knows when this self-ostracism will be […]

11th Annual Lenten outreach in Carapichaima

The parish of Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Carapichaima hosted its 11th annual Lenten outreach crusade from Monday, March 2 to Friday 6 on the parish […]

La Horquetta comes alive

By Fr Dwight Merrick, Parish Priest The La Horquetta parish comprises the villages of La Horquetta, Carapo, and Cumuto. From January 1 to March 8, at […]

More silence, less talk at St Theresa’s all-night vigil

Missing St Theresa’s monthly First Friday vigil in Woodbrook is not an option for the dozens of people from various parishes who make space in very […]

Evening of praise and worship at St Anthony’s

The courtyard of St Anthony’s RC Church, Petit Valley came alive when the cluster of St Anthony’s RC Church, Church of the Nativity, St John the […]

Inspiring others through Children of God

“The Spirit himself and our spirit bear united witness that we are children of God” Romans 8:16. These are the words upon which The Children of […]

Chaguanas Parish plans ahead

From the use of pan and parang in the music ministry to whether Catholics in general were welcoming to others, it was a lively session at […]

Fundraising campaign to continue restoration of Tortuga church

The Shrine Committee of Our Lady of Montserrat RC Church, Tortuga has embarked on an ambitious goal: raise $3.5 million in three years to restore the […]

Fundraising campaign to continue restoration of Tortuga church

The Shrine Committee of Our Lady of Montserrat RC Church, Tortuga has embarked on an ambitious goal: raise $3.5 million in three years to restore the […]

Pope, President congratulate centenarian ‘Nurse Charles’

Roumania Pamphile received an Apostolic Blessing on October 31 on her 100th birthday, and the President Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes sent her a postcard and letter […]

Princes Town celebrates Fr Santhosh’s tenth anniversary

Holy Cross RC Church, Princes Town was completely filled  January 19 for Mass as our beloved parish priest, Fr Puliyammakkal Santhosh MSFS celebrated the 10th anniversary […]

Students benefit from Maloney Homework Centre

The Maloney parish has been fortunate to have had educators as our parish priests. These priests, such as Fr Clyde Harvey, and Fr Lennox Mc Phillip […]

Outreach programme at Carapichaima

“Whatever you do to the least of my brothers that you do unto me” (Matt 25:31–46). These words are exactly what Fr Gerard Bernier and the […]

Championing the Good News in Santa Rosa

By Renée Smith Email: Twitter: @rsmith_cntt How have you been sharing the Good News lately? With a smile, a shout? With joy? When something exciting […]

Unforgettable Confirmation experience at St Theresa’s

The Confirmation class at St Theresa’s, Barataria concluded its two years of training on November 22. At the beginning of our journey in January 2016 we […]

Cathedral missionary outreach

The Cathedral parish is taking being missionary discipleship seriously. In parish discussions some months ago, it was mentioned that evangelicals and other groups use the Brian […]

Advent Crusade in Preysal

The Preysal Prayer group held its annual Advent Crusade and crèche opening on Sunday, December 1 on the compound of Elahie’s Supermarket, Preysal Junction. The message […]

Tree lighting at St Anthony’s, Petit Valley

Parish priest Fr Christopher Lumsden was approached by a parishioner for his endorsement to light two pine trees at St Anthony’s RC Church, Petit Valley. Before […]

Altar Servers – So much more than a gown

Witnessing what takes place during Mass is a beautiful experience not all Catholics fully understand or appreciate. Has it ever crossed your mind to be like […]

Fatima Melody Makers – more than just music

By Erin Newton 14 years old; also, a member of the parish’s Communications Ministry I am a member of Our Lady of Fatima’s youth choir, the […]

San Juan First Communicants have the right to receive Jesus

A choir of celestial voices emanated from St John the Baptist RC Church, San Juan on November 10 as 25 children made their First Communion. Fr […]

Holiness your highest purpose, youth told at St Theresa’s ministry fair

A November 15 ministry fair at St Theresa’s Parish, Woodbrook, was the platform from which Archbishop Jason Gordon called about 150 parishioners and guests to holiness. […]

St Ann’s 175, going strong

St Ann’s RC is a warm and friendly parish fortunate over its 175 years (1844–2019) to have had many good parish priests. This is the view […]

Building marriages, family life at Curepe parish

The Family Life Unit (FLU) of Our Lady of Fatima, Curepe is working to create opportunities for families to connect and through this, encourage the community […]

Simple advice from a centenarian: ‘Live the Ten Commandments’

Denia De Four of Four Roads, Tamana celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, October 9. The celebrations took the form of a Mass, concelebrated by Msgr […]

Erin parishioners benefit from legal aid clinic

A Legal Aid clinic is held at the presbytery of St Francis of Assisi, Erin, on Fridays between 9 a.m. and noon. The clinic began on […]

Bienvenidos a La Divina Pastora

“We will no longer say migrants or refugees, but we shall refer to them as our brothers and sisters.” These were the words expressed by Fr […]

Eucharistic Adoration anniversary at St Ann’s

On Friday, October 18, Feast Day of St Luke, St Ann’s parish celebrated 27 years of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration (PEA). In his homily, parish priest Fr […]

Carenage community comes together for peace

For many years, violence has been the dark underbelly of the fishing village of Carenage. Within recent weeks, the violence has unfortunately escalated and there have […]

Many happy memories at St Mary’s

Adelia Alves, a longstanding parishioner at St Mary’s RC, Mucurapo shares her memories. The day finally came, October 20, when after restoration for five years, St […]

Our modern-day Lazarus: Augustine Wenceslaus Gordon

By Mary Marcano Augustine Wenceslaus Gordon (September 28, 1955 – October 3, 2019) was known as the man with the dogs. Every day he would sit […]

St Ann’s RC celebrates 175 years

Today, December 6, St Ann’s RC will celebrate a Thanksgiving Mass 6 p.m. in commemoration of their parish’s 175th anniversary. Parish priest,  Fr Alan Mohammed OP […]

Relics of saints placed at the altar of St Mary’s, Mucurapo

At the re-dedication of St Mary’s RC Church, Mucurapo on Sunday, October 20, Archbishop Jason Gordon placed first class relics of Sts Narcisa de Jesús Martillo-Morán […]

Home again at St Mary’s

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: Twitter: @gordon_lp It was a joyful return “home” for parishioners at the rededication of St Mary’s RC Church, Mucurapo which was […]

Princes Town celebrates feast day

On Sunday, September 15 the parish of Holy Cross, Princes Town celebrated their patronal feast day, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) at Holy […]

Tobago retreat for Christ the King servers

The Altar Server Ministry at the Christ the King RC Church, Les Efforts, San Fernando community has a team of 32 altar servers who assist the […]

An Independence Day evening of elegance

The Church of the Resurrection, La Horquetta held its inaugural Independence Dinner and Dance Evening on Friday, August 30.  The venue was decorated by the Events […]

Toco/Matelot cluster rally to mission

In response to the Church’s declaration of October as a Month of Mission, Spiritual Director of Trinitarian Presence Missionaries and parish priest of the Toco/Matelot cluster […]


The People of Praise Community celebrates a major milestone, its 30th anniversary, this Tuesday, September 24. Winston and Debbie Garcia, two founding members, share its history […]

‘Season of Creation’ launches in Toco

On Sunday, September 1, parish priest of Toco-Matelot, Fr Raymond Francis celebrated Mass at the Assumption Church, Mission Village to mark the start of the month-long […]

Mayaro says thanks

The return of our Mayaro harvest was met with great enthusiasm and appreciation and has left parishioners  eager to continue to host this memorable tradition. Formally […]

Fun in the sun and rain at Central Vicariate sports

Five parishes with the one goal of having fun, joined together August 4 for the annual Central Vicariate Sports and Family Fun Day. It was the […]

One thousand Hail Marys at La Divina Pastora

At the dawn of this 21st century, a new tradition began in the Parish of La Divina Pastora, Siparia. It is the annual celebration of the […]

A Generation of Change

by Kristy Hamilton Working together for a common cause has a tremendous impact on the environment and on the youth of tomorrow. Participants from the Our […]

Joint celebration for refugees and migrants—North West Trinidad

The parishes in the north west, despite each have a Parish Ministry of Migrants and Refugees, under Fr Harold Imamshah, have formed themselves into the collective […]

For the common good—St Dominic’s, Penal

Welcome. Protect. Promote. Integrate. The St Dominic’s RC Parish, Penal continues to strive towards the achievement of these goals through its Parish Ministry for Migrants and […]

Men called to become holy

Reaching out to God—Reaching out to others, was the theme of the 4th Annual Chaguanas Men’s Conference on Saturday, June 22 at Presentation College auditorium, Chaguanas. […]

Food, Water, Education: South parishes assist Migrants

Our parishes continue to do the best they can for our migrant Venezuelan brothers and sisters. At the parish of St Benedict’s RC, La Romaine their […]

Sealed, marked with the Holy Spirit

The Sacrament of Confirmation was conferred upon 23 candidates on Saturday, June 8 at the Sacred Heart Parish, La Brea by Bishop Emeritus Malcolm Galt. To […]

Social, religious celebrations in Mayaro

The parishes of Mayaro and Rio Claro hosted a joint Sports and Family Day on June 19 at the La Savanne Recreation Ground, Guayaguayare. Parishioners journeyed […]

‘Think pink’ for Splash 5k

The Suburban Vicariate Youth (SUVY) Council hosted its sixth annual Splash 5k and football competition on June 19 at Erisa Indoor Court, Tacarigua with the theme […]

First Communion in Carapichaima

A total of 23 little children dressed beautifully in colours of black and white entered Carapichaima RC on Sunday, June 30 at 6.30 a.m. to the […]

Welcome to St Joseph’s RC, Scarborough

St Joseph’s RC Church, Scarborough was the venue for a very enjoyable hospitality weekend hosted on both Saturday, May 18 and Sunday 19. Due to its […]

‘Mr Magic Fingers’ plays for St Joseph Church restoration

For one night only, Trinidad and Tobago’s beloved pianist Dr Louis Nurse will present ‘Rejuvenation—A Soca Jazz Concert’ at the Central Bank Auditorium in Port of […]

Mt Lambert wins at SVP Sports Day

The Society of St Vincent de Paul held their annual Sports and Family Fun Day on  May 19 at the Prisons’ Grounds, Arouca. The day started […]

“The Black Madonna” at Home In Tortuga

For 140 years Our Lady of Montserrat RC Church has been a sanctuary for proclaiming the Gospel and glorifying Christ. Her parishioners have declared 2019 a […]

Cathedral Mercy Door closed

A decision was made by the Administrator of the Cathedral, Fr Martin Sirju and the maintenance consultants—after consultation with Archbishop Gordon—to have the Mercy Door at […]

Carapichaima celebrates ten years outreach

Rosemarie Siewnarine A journey, which began with one single step and bore fruits of hope, joy, peace, love, ministry and healing to people, continued on the […]

What kind of ambassador will you be?—Tortuga Lenten Mission*

A decade ago, Fr Jason Boatswain and some of his fellow priests, who were at that time seminarians, were welcomed into the Tortuga parish for the […]

Catholics on vacation instead of vocation

As the sun rose, so too did hundreds from the Laventille/Morvant Pastoral Area (LMPA), to make their way to St Theresa’s RC Church, Valencia for this […]

Youth Explosion 2019

St Patrick’s ‘Youth Explosion 2019’ took place last weekend, Friday March 8 to Sunday 10 at Constantine Park, Tunapuna. The youth of St Patrick’s prayed together, […]

‘Fight the new drug’ session at La Horquetta

The Archdiocesan Family Life Commission in collaboration with Fight the New Drug hosted an awareness and education session on Sunday, February 17 at the Church of […]

Mary, Mother of Vocations in the Workplace

Story and photos by Crystal Gabrielle M Sylvester ‘Mary, Mother of Vocations in the Workplace’ was the sub-theme of the La Divin Devotions on Sunday, February […]

Mary, Mother of Vocations in the Workplace

Story and photos by Crystal Gabrielle M Sylvester ‘Mary, Mother of Vocations in the Workplace’ was the sub-theme of the La Divin Devotions on Sunday, February […]

SVP youth conference for Holy Trinity*

Nine youths from the Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Conference of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP), were commissioned at a Mass February 23 […]

Central lectors receive training

THE Parish of St Philip and St James, Chaguanas hosted its lectors training programme for four consecutive Saturdays: January 12, 19, 26 and February 2. There […]

Saving 204-year-old St Joseph RC

The St Joseph RC has a “spiritual, cultural, religious” legacy and Catholics need to “get the word out” for its preservation said Fr Matthew d’ Hereaux, […]

Every day can be a COR day*

Participant K Williams shares on her COR (Christ Our Redeemer) retreat experience in the Penal Parish. “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto […]

The oldest church in jeopardy*

  By Lara Pickford Gordon, The St Joseph RC parish continues to rally for the Road to Restoration project to do urgently needed work on […]

Mary, Mother of Religious Vocations

Story and photos by Crystal Gabrielle M Sylvester          On Sunday, January 13, The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Sr Renée Hall OP explored the […]

Mary, Mother of Marriage Vocations

Sunday, December 9, 2018 was the second Sunday of the series of La Divin Devotions (2018–2019). The main theme was Mary, Mother of Vocations. Fr Dexter […]

OLF outreach to October flood victims

Even as the Christmas season drew near, residents of the flood-stricken communities were still struggling to pick up the pieces. The parish of Our Lady of […]

A flood of Christmas lights for Grande*

By Kristian Luces Although still recovering from the October 2018 floods, St Francis of Assisi RC Church, Sangre Grande dealt with a new flood… of Christmas lights! […]

Contemplating the Crèche

St Patrick’s, Newtown parishioner Jacqui-Theresa Leiba submitted this spiritual reflection on the crèche (in photo) mounted in the church. The finding of the wood The tree […]

Gran Couva/Tabaquite Christmas dinner

The parish of Gran Couva/Tabaquite held its annual Christmas dinner on Sunday, December 9 at the Brasso RC school compound, which created the perfect ambiance with […]

Top-notch concert at Paramin

On the evening of Sunday, December 9 I had the time of my life! The Elements: The Rhythmic Dance of our People concert at Our Lady […]

Laventille youths treat seniors

The Dynamic Young Adults (DYA), a youth group hosted by the Corpus Christi RC Church, Laventille Morvant Pastoral Area, held their third ‘Seniors’ Day’ for the […]

‘Charlo’ thanks God for long life

Faith is a familiar face to James Andre ‘Charlo’ Bartholomew of Tortuga parish. It steadied him after the horrific murder of his father, Charles, an estate overseer, […]

St Anthony’s celebrates Christ the King in a grand way

St Anthony’s RC Church, Point Fortin hosted its commemoration of the Feast of Christ the King on November 25, which was highlighted by the celebration of […]

A spirituality of stewardship can increase vocations     

The first of the La Divina Pastora second Sunday devotions began with the sub-theme ‘Mary Mother of Priestly Vocations’ and felt like an act of divine […]

Live for God’s will – Archbishop at LMPA Confirmation Mass

On Tuesday, November 6, 47 young persons between the ages of 14 and 20, from the Laventille/Morvant Pastoral Area (LMPA), comprising the parishes of Our Lady […]

Bargain Weekend Ministry marks 4 years

On the Feast of Christ the King (November 25) the Santa Rosa, Arima Bargain Weekend ministry celebrated its fourth anniversary.  This group was created to help […]

Toco-Matelot community celebrates Christ the King

Sunday, November 25 was no ordinary Sunday in the parish of Toco-Matelot. Rather, it was an extraordinary and wonderful day of the Lord: The Solemnity of […]

Message of hope, gratitude at Christ the King Triduum*

Whenever you lose hope, it makes the heart sick. Without hope, we can become ill spiritually and mentally leading to discouragement and depression. This was one […]

Suburban Vicariate in concert

The Suburban Vicariate’s fourth annual Christmas Concert, this year titled ‘A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols’ was presented to an almost full capacity auditorium at […]

‘Tanty Ben’ turns 90

Benita ‘Tanty Ben’ Aguilal of Our Lady of Mt Carmel RC Talparo, recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Tanty Ben is a true servant of the Lord. […]

To Live Again’

With November dedicated to the faithful departed, the Maloney Family Life Unit (FLU) hosted a workshop for parishioners who have lost loved ones. This workshop took […]

Carapichaima talks evangelisation

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Parish, Carapichaima is hosting a two-part programme entitled ‘Let’s talk Evangelization’ at the parish hall. Part one was completed October 20–November […]

Bereavement Mass at Cathedral

Sometimes accidents can be providential. We had planned a Bereavement Mass for family members who lost their loved ones in 2018 and whose funerals took place […]

Tobago Confirmation candidates enjoy Trinidad retreat

“An amazing experience for me!”; “Awesome!”; “I felt a little bit of God’s presence everywhere!”. These are some of the words used by St Joseph’s RC, […]

Marian garden, statue blessed at South Oropouche*

By Renee Smith, At the blessing of the new Fatima Rosary Garden located next to the Adoration Chapel in South Oropouche, Archbishop Jason Gordon applauded […]

Malabar Men’s Ministry tries Alpha

The Malabar RC Men’s Ministry, comprising men ranging from 35 to 80 years, was inaugurated by Fr Joseph Heffernan OP on February 21, 2001. He commissioned […]

Career Day Expo at Arouca*

  Holy Trinity RC Parish, Arouca, held its first Career Day Expo on Saturday, October 6 at the parish’s pastoral centre. The idea for this event […]

Santa Rosa CARE Ministry visits Grenada

Bishop Clyde Harvey of St George’s, Grenada poses for a photo with some members of the Santa Rosa CARE Ministry from the Arima parish, during their […]

OLPH celebrates silver jubilee of Our Lady’s Grotto

On October 7, 1993, the grotto at Our Lady of Perpetual Help RC Church in San Fernando was born. Inspired by his trip to Medjugorje, Fr […]

Follow the ‘Little Flower’

Story and photos by Laura Ann Phillips St Theresa’s Parish, Woodbrook, and the students of St Theresa’s RC Primary celebrated their patronal feast September 30 with […]

First local Mass for Fr Mainooh

Recently-ordained Fr Clifford Mainooh CSSp celebrated his first Mass on September 7 at the Holy Trinity RC Church, Arouca as a thanksgiving for all the support […]

Restorative Justice at home and school

“Restorative Justice is not new but the new thinking is to develop good relationships and to restore a sense of community in the justice system, families, […]

Remember When

* Our worship centre was a chapel situated on the eastern side of the property next to the mechanic’s house. * Every Sunday morning during Mass, […]

A short memoir of school teacher/musician/parrandero, George Carter

– Curepe Fatima RC School, 1981–2010 In September 1981, I was transferred to Curepe Fatima RC School (CFRC). I was asked to teach a Standard V […]

Message from our Parish Priest

A golden anniversary is a very special milestone in the life of any person, place or institution. So it is in our community of Our Lady […]

Fatima @ Fifty – a historical review

Fr KL Devenish CSSp is remembered as a kind of hero by parishioners of the 1950s. It was this spirited Spiritan who, in responding to the […]

P/Town parishioners encouraged to stand under the cross

The Princes Town parish community celebrated our feast day, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross with Holy Mass last Sunday. This celebration was the culmination of […]

Navet chapel celebrates feast day

Fr Glyn Jemmott and the community of Navet celebrated its patronal feast day of the Holy Name of Mary , September 9 at the Navet Recreation […]

Feast Day of Mary Immaculate Queen of the Universe

The parish of Mary Immaculate Queen of the Universe (MIQU) Bourg Mulatresse, celebrated its patronal feast day Wednesday, August 22 with a Mass in recognition of […]

Let’s Talk Sex

‘Let’s Talk About Sex Again’ was held on August 17 for young adults 19 years and older at  St Charles Borromeo RC Church, Tunapuna. There were […]

South Oropouche celebrates Humanae Vitae

The parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, South Oropouche celebrated the 50thanniversary of the Humanae Vitaeencyclical written by Pope Paul VI on July 25. The […]

WYD 2019 Raffle fundraiser winners at OLPH

During the month of July, the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) held a raffle fundraiser to fund the attendance of delegates for the […]

Maloney celebrates feast of Sts Joachim and Anne

To celebrate the feast of Sts Joachim and Anne on July 26, the Family Life Unit of the Church of Incarnation, Maloney, recognised married couples during […]

Meet ‘Aunty Nessie’

In our archdiocese, there are numerous persons who have toiled diligently in the vineyard.  They laboured with love and their dedication and faithfulness to the church […]

St Joseph restorative drive

The St Joseph RC Church, St Joseph begins its ‘Road to Restoration Drive’ on Wednesday, Emancipation Day, with the launch of crowd-funding towards restoration. The launch […]

Baptismal waters flow at Beetham

The Anthony Pantin Centre for Peace Chapel, Beetham Gardens, celebrated a historic moment on Saturday July 7 with the baptism of five children from Sea Lots. […]

Mar Fan’s musical legacy

The following is an edited version of a tribute to Mathias Mar Fan read out at the July 1 morning Mass. The three groups which Mar […]

Hardbargain celebrates patronal feast day

The Catholic community of Hardbargain celebrated the solemnity of the feast of St Paul, their patron saint on July 1. Parishioners of the parish of Princes […]

FOCUS visits Carapichaima

Fr Gerard Bernier and the Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Carapichaima community recently hosted 20 university students from Minnesota State University. The group belongs to the […]

St John the Baptist feast day harvest                       

St John the Baptist RC Church, San Juan celebrated its feast day, The Nativity of St John the Baptist, in fellowship and vibrancy. June 24 marked […]

First Communion at Carapichaima

‘This little light of mine’ was the song the 20 First Communion candidates sang as they exited the Our Lady of Mt Carmel RC Church, Carapichaima […]

Chaguanas First Communion on Corpus Christi

“On our First Communion Day, we the little children say, thank you, Jesus.” These were the beautiful words from the Meditation Song done by the new […]

Giving the Lord permission in our parish’s family life

The Chaguanas parish held its Family Day on May 27 at the Presentation College grounds, Chaguanas. Prior to the event, Fr Derek Anton preached the mantra […]

They came, cooked and conquered at Maloney cookout

Yes, our Maloney Men’s Group laboured in love and camaraderie on June 19, the Labour Day holiday to foster the “male tribe” in rites of passage, […]

Tobago’s Confirmation candidates reflect on retreat

Tobago Confirmation candidates were invited to write their reflections on the overnight retreat which was held June 1–2. It was the first retreat for this group […]

St Francis, Belmont’s Vintage Kaiso Brunch

The St Francis of Assisi RC Church, Belmont has been dormant, but the people are not. The parishioners have been remarkably tireless in their efforts to […]

St Anthony, Pt Fortin celebrates feast day

The parish of St Anthony, Point Fortin celebrated its Patronal Feast Day on Wednesday June 13 with Archbishop Jason Gordon.The church, filled to capacity, eagerly awaited […]

Gasparillo church celebrates golden jubilee

Parish priest Fr Jose Marie Thekkikutte MSFS and the parishioners of Tortuga Parish celebrated the 50th Golden Jubilee anniversary of one of its communities, Sacred Heart RC […]

‘Afternoon Tea with Our Lady’ in Tortuga

Who is a more powerful intercessor than Mary? So asked Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu at a May 26 Mass that preceded the Tortuga RC Church’s […]

Holy Trinity, Arouca celebrates 175th anniversary

Archbishop Jason Gordon believes that the real challenge in T&T is not the issue of “bandits, corruption and drug trade”; rather, it is the challenge of […]

Youth Mass in Siparia

Over the years the youth Mass at La Divina Pastora RC, Siparia has grown from strength to strength. On Sunday, April 29 another youth Mass occurred […]

‘Faith Hope and Love the Concert’ in aid of St Theresa’s

‘Faith Hope and Love the Concert’ is the title of a major fundraising event on May 11 to aid St Theresa’s RC Church, Woodbrook. ‘Faith Hope and […]

Confirmed Siparia youth hope to start new ministries

The first confirmation in the Southern Vicariate by Archbishop Jason Gordon was held on Sunday, April 8, at the La Divina Pastora RC Church, Siparia. Twenty-four […]

Teaching children to communicate better

The children of the First Communion Class of the Holy Cross RC Church, Santa Cruz took part in a session on ‘Mindful Communication’ on February 17.  […]

Maloney Day of Prayer and Fasting for Families

On Friday, March 2, Fr Jason Boatswain and the Family Life Unit of Maloney Parish hosted a day of Prayer and Fast for Families at the […]

OLPH Lenten Mission calls youth to healthy self-development

Youth—Developing a Healthy Self before God was the theme of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish’s Lenten Mission which took place from Monday, March 5 to Friday […]

We need fathers like St Joseph – Archbishop at feast day celebration*

Calling on fathers of Trinidad and Tobago to “own” their children as St Joseph did for Jesus, Archbishop Jason Gordon has lamented the tendency of men […]

Penal’s Missionary Day

At 5 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, parishioners of St Dominic’s Parish, Penal gathered excitedly awaiting their missionary experience. Breakfast and hot drinks prepared by the […]

Choose Life

Deuteronomy 30:19 echoed the theme of the Carapichaima Parish’s Ninth Lenten Crusade. From Monday, February19 to Friday 23 nightly the parish community together with surrounding communities […]