Saturday, 29 June 2013

Fr. Karol on Vacation

We would like to wish Fr. Karol a very blessed and safe vacation as he returns home to Poland to be with his family and friends.
He will be away from the 3rd to the 25th of July. During this time Fr. Radoslaw Rakowski  who is also from Poland will be conducting mass at our parish. 
Below is a short Bio about Fr. Rad and once again we wish Fr. Karol safe travels and that his well-deserved vacation will be a restful one.



Fr. Radoslaw Rakowski

Radosław Rakowski was born October 29, 1985 in Poznań in the family home of Margaret Romualda Frackowiak. He was baptized in the parish of St. James in Masonry, Goślinie. There he graduated from primary school. He then graduated from the VI High School Grammar in Paderewski in Poznań. After passing his Abitur in 2005, he was accepted into the Seminary in Poznań. As a cleric, he was in the parish of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Tulcach, and the parish of Christ the Only Saviour in Swarzedz. There he was Ordained to the diaconate in 2011 from the hands of Bishop Zdzislaw Fortuniaka. During this time , he was in the parish of Mary, Queen of the Poznan University of Technology, Wildzie. In 2012, Archbishop Stanisław Gadecki ordained him as a priest. On 1 July 2012 was appointed vicar in the parish of St. Stanislaus Bishop in Rydzyna. He is also a Catechist in the Schools in Leszno, Poland.

Parish Notices for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  1. This Sunday, June 30th, after the 6am & 8.30am Masses, there will be a Cake Sale. This is just one of the many ongoing fund-raising activities in aid of the installation of A/C at the Mt. d'or Chapel So please come and support our Cake Sale.
  2. The next Laventille Devotion will be on July 14th. Please register early.
  3. In this year of Faith, Liturgy School can only help to deepen our faith. Some of the workshops are quite interesting: dance, youth liturgy. Liturgy School 2013 runs from July 29th to August 3rd at St. Charles Parish Hall, Tunapuna. You may contact Carol-Ann Villafana for further info.
  4. We are entering holiday season. So there will be no exposition and midday mass on Wednesdays and no exposition and evening mass on Fridays. Father Karol will be on his holidays from Wednesday, the 3rd of July till Thursday, 25th of July. Deacon Jeffrey will be waiting in the office as always on Mondays from 5 to 6 PM.
Blessings to ALL our Parishioners this week!

Solemnity of Ss. Peter & Paul


O holy Apostles, Peter and Paul, I choose you this day and forever to be my special patrons and advocates; thee, Saint Peter, Prince of the Apostles, because thou art the Rock, upon which Almighty God has built His Church; thee, Saint Paul, because thou wast fore-chosen by God as the Vessel of election and the Preacher of truth in the whole world. Obtain for me, I pray you, lively faith, firm hope, and burning love; complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, attention in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death; that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits, I may be able to overcome the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil, and may be made worthy to appear before the chief and eternal Shepherd of souls, Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Ghost lives and reigns for endless ages, to enjoy His presence and love Him forever.
 Amen.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Parish Notices for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  1. The Grant Family will be having a Bar-B-Q on Saturday 29th June, from 11:00am-3pm at their residence, Buena Vista Street, St. Joseph. This is in aid of sending some of our young people to the World Youth Day 2013 Brazil. Tickets cost only $40.00 for Fish or Chicken, and you can purchase tickets when you after Mass.
  2. Over the next few weeks there will be various fund raising activities in aid of the installation of A/C at the Mt. d'or Chapel. Next Sunday, June 30th, after the 6am & 8.30am Masses, there will be a Cake Sale. So all of us bread lovers and those of us with a sweet tooth, please come and support our Cake Sale.
  3. Next weekend there will be a second collection – Peter’s Pence. The purpose of the Peter's Pence Collection is to provide the Holy Father with the financial means to respond with emergency assistance to those who are suffering as a result of war, oppression, natural disaster, and disease. So please give generously.
  4. First Communion sessions will continue on Saturday 29th June and Saturday 6th July.
  5. The next Laventille Devotion will be on July 14th.
Blessings to ALL our Parishioners this week!

Monday, 17 June 2013

Liturgy School 2013



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If you are interested and would like to represent the parish, contact Carol-Ann Villafana at 792-3463


Saturday, 15 June 2013

Father's Day at St. Jude's Chapel, Mt. D'or

This evening, the Fathers of St. Jude’s Chapel, Mt. D’or were treated this time by the women. All of the women of the Chapel came together to do something similar to what the Men did for the Mothers on Mother’s day, only this time the roles were reversed  and the treat was for the Fathers. The men enjoyed an evening of relaxation and community bonding. A lavish Dinner which consisted Channa & Potato, Curried Chicken & Duck, Pumpkin, Curried Mango and Roti was served with a slice of cake and a toast of non-alcoholic wine to compliment the meal.  We graciously thank all the women of the Mt. D’or Community for celebrating the Fathers and the hard work they do daily to reinforce the idea of Stewardship through social gathering. We wish ALL our Fathers of our Parish a Happy Father’s Day!  HERE You can view the photos that were taken during this special evening.


Confirmation Class' Ice Breaker

This Morning, Brother Sean Crepin presented to the Confirmation Class a talk based on the 'Year of Faith' which followed by a fun and relaxing ice-breaker where the boys had to build a Tower of strength (a human pyramid ) and the girls,Walls of Jericho (they had to get the smallest person through the wall). Then there was a Tug Of War where the boys went against the girls, which the girls came out victorious. Probably the PICTURES would tell the story in a clearer light.


Parish Notices for the 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

  1. The Grant Family will be having a Bar-B-Q on Saturday 29th June, from 11:00am-3pm at their residence, Buena Vista Street, St. Joseph. This is in aid of sending some of our young people to World Youth Day 2013. Tickets cost only $40.00, Fish or Chicken. We look forward to your kind support. You can purchase tickets when you after this Mass.
  2. Over the next few weeks there will be various fund raising activities in aid of the installation of A/C at the Mt. d'or Chapel. Kindly support in whatever way you can.
  3. A reminder also, as a parish and small groups we need to continue to contribute towards the Cathedral Restoration Fund.
  4. Persons who are going to Laventille Devotions this Sunday are asked to be at the car park for 1pm. Mass is at 3pm, so please have lunch or something to eat before you come. There is opportunity for confession before Mass. And remember to walk with your umbrellas. 
Blessings to ALL our Parishioners this week!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Archbishop's Appeal


A reminder, as a parish and small groups we need to continue to contribute towards the Cathedral Restoration Fund. 

Learn how you can help give back to our Mother Church right HERE
And Check out the detailed discussions of the Restoration Plans in the video below:



video

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Is Love Forever??


Parish Notices for the 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  1. The next Our Lady of Fatima, Laventille Devotions is Sunday 16th June, 2013. Interested persons who would like to attend, please added you name to the Devotions list located at the Catholic News stand. Cost of transportation is $25.00. 
  2. The monthly meeting of CCSJ:St. Joseph/Mt.D'or Parish Group takes place this Sunday, June 9, 2013 immediately after the 8.30 am Mass at the presbytery. 
  3. The Grant Family will be having a Bar-B-Q in aid of World Youth Day 2013, on Saturday 29th June, from 11:00am-3pm at their residence, Buena Vista Street, St. Joseph. Tickets cost only $40.00, Fish or Chicken. We look forward to your kind support. You can purchase tickets when you exit this Mass. 
  4. Over the next few weeks there will be various fund raising activities in aid of the installation of A/C at the Mt. d'or Chapel. Kindly support in whatever way you can. 
  5. A reminder also, as a parish and small groups we need to continue to contribute towards the Cathedral Restoration Fund.
Blessings to ALL our Parishioners this week!

Friday, 7 June 2013

Most Sacred Heart Of Jesus

Today, the church celebrates the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. This feast is celebrated 19 days after Pentecost and it reminds us that we are called to the fullness of life through the love of Jesus. Jesus' physical heart is the representation of his divine love for humanity. The wounds and crowns represent the cruel death Jesus endured for us, and the shining rays are a symbol of his love for us. The Feast of the Sacred Heart is meant to remind people of Jesus' love and to encourage the faithful to make reparation for the many sins committed against him.

O Most Scared Heart of Jesus, Have Mercy on us.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Road to Rio!

Some members of the parish will be participating in the upcoming World Youth Day in Brazil this July and they need your support, so over the next few weeks leading up to the event, the parish will be hosting some fundraising activities. We encourage you to patronize where you can with a generous heart. 
We thank you for your cooperation and May God Bless You!

The Grant Family will be having a Bar-B-Q in aid of the pilgrims participating in the World Youth Day 2013. Date: Saturday 29 June, from 11:00am-3pm at their residence, Buena Vista Street, St. Joseph. Tickets cost only $40.00, Fish or Chicken. We look forward to your kind support. Someone will be at the door of the church so can purchase your tickets and tickets are also available at the Parish Office. 

WORLD YOUTH DAY TAKES PLACE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL FROM JULY 23RD TO JULY 28TH. THE THEME IS TAKEN FROM MATTHEW 28:19 "GO MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS"

MAY GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR PILGRIMS!



Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Communiqué Message

Dear Parishioners & Page Viewers, the Parish Facebook Page and The Parish Blog will now be crediting the work of the photographers of the parish and the photos that they provide for the parish social media. As such, all albums will now credit the name of the photographer(s) who are responsible in providing pictures for the these two mediums and for all future photo uploads, each image will include a watermark of the name of the photographer. We thank you for your cooperation and support and May God Bless you!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Parish Notices for the 9th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  1. We are very grateful for all those who contributed to our Corpus Christi procession, And to all those who participated in it. May God bless you!
  2. Our Lady of the Rosary Charismatic Prayer Group will be hosting a Life in the Spirit Seminar beginning on Sunday June 2nd and continues until July 28th. The Seminar starts @ 3pm and will be held in the Church.  Please see any of the following prayer group members: Jennifer Edmund  (480-1765)(St. Joseph) or Sandra Harricharan (393-4987) and Brent Durham (483-7956) (Mt. D'or).
  3. The next Our Lady of Fatima, Laventille Devotions is Sunday 16th June, 2013. Interested persons, who would like to attend, please added you name to the Devotions list located at the Catholic News stand. Cost of transportation is $25.00.
  4. World Earth Day will be celebrated throughout the world on Wednesday June 5, 2013, in order to draw the attention of the world to the various environmental problems that we face. This day is marked to remind us that it is our responsibility to protect and save the earth, to build a healthy and sustainable environment. The CCSJ: St. Joseph/Mt. D’or Parish Group celebrates this day by continuing to promote the preservation and conservation of our environment through our recycle project. Thank you, dear brothers and sisters, for your enthusiastic support in the use of the bin in the parish car park.
Blessings to ALL our Parishioners this week!