On the morning of Saturday August 2nd, St. Finbar's R.C. Church hosted a special Mass in which Br. Matthew Martinez O.P. was ordained a priest. The special mass was celebrated by Archbishop Joseph Harris with priests from different areas of the Archdiocese and Bishops from the neighboring islands witnessing and concelebrating.
It was not only the first ordination for our current Archbishop but also the first in 10 years for the Dominican Order. The last two ordinations prior to this order were that of Frs. Dwight Black and Alan Mohammed which the Archdiocese hsoted.
After seven years of study, Matthew Martinez officially joins the company as a local Friar together with Fr. Ferdinand Warner, Fr. Dwight Black, Fr. Alan Mohammed, Fr. Carlyle Fortune, Fr. Matthew Ahye.
The parish of St. Joseph/Mt. D'or wishes to congratulate Fr. Matthew Martinez on his new appointment to Priesthood. May Almighty God bless him and his new ministry.