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COME AND SEE: A Reflection By Fr. Michael Barrow

COME AND SEE: A Reflection By Fr. Michael Barrow
​To say that you are called can have two quite different meanings. If someone says "What are you going to call the baby?" obviously, they mean what name you are going to give the child, but if they say, "Quick, call the children", the calling then is asking them to come. When I say that Christ is calling me, it has both meanings; he calls me person...
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POINTING TOWARDS JESUS: A REFLECTION BY FR. PETER CLARKE, OP

POINTING TOWARDS JESUS: A REFLECTION                        BY FR. PETER CLARKE, OP
​New Year's Greetings, Brothers and Sisters!. I wish to share with you a few thoughts taken from the Gospel of today, THE 2nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME.What a friend we have in Jesus!What a friend Jesus had in John the Baptist! Why am I so enthusiastic about John?Because he was the man chosen by God to prepare the way of the Lord – when the Lord happ...
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Epiphany! Revelation! Celebration!: A Reflection By Fr. Peter Clarke, OP

Epiphany! Revelation! Celebration!: A Reflection                          
By Fr. Peter Clarke, OP
​Coming! Coming! Coming!......Come!.....Gone! This describes the huge, even extravagant, build-up to Christmas, it's brief but joyful celebration, and then it's all over. This closure is eloquently stated by the return to school at the end of the vacation. To some it may seem that the Church wraps up Christmas neatly by celebrating the So...
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The Coming Of The Magi:A Reflection On The Epiphany Of The Lord By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ

The Coming Of The Magi:A Reflection On The Epiphany Of      
The Lord By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ
THE COMING OF THE MAGIWhat a strange story St Matthew tells us in his gospel: Magi (magicians or wise men?) following a star. How on earth do you follow a star? And how can a star stop over a particular house? If a star or meteor stopped right over Barbados, everyone in the island would say "it was just above my house". St Luke's account of Bethleh...
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2018 Message For The World Day Of Peace (January 1st) By: His Holiness Pope Francis

2018 Message For The World Day Of Peace (January 1st)         By: His Holiness Pope Francis
​The theme for Pope Francis' annual World Day of Peace message for 2018 is: "Migrants and Refugees: Men and Women in Search of Peace."In his 2018 Message for the World Day of Peace. . . (January 1) Pope Francis urges us to turn a "contemplative gaze" toward our migrant and refugee brothers and sisters and to respond to their plight with four "milep...
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The Holy Family: A Reflection By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ

The Holy Family: A Reflection By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ
​The trouble with pictures of the Holy Family is that they always look so holy. Even when they had the terrible experience of rushing off to Egypt as refugees, most illustrations give the impression that they're going off on holiday with Mary sitting side-saddle, sedately holding the baby.This first Sunday after Christmas, is celebrated as the feas...
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Message from Bishop Gabriel Malzaire

Message from Bishop Gabriel Malzaire
​Bishop Arnold Boghaert Catholic CentreTurkey Lane, P.O. Box 790Roseau, Commonwealth of DominicaTel. (767) 448-2837 – (767) 448-8717Fax (767) 448-3404e.mail: bishop@cwdom.dm24th December, 2017.Dear Brothers in the Episcopate, Clergy & Religious and faithful in the AEC Region & beyond,The last three months have been quite daunting for the Ch...
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Sacred Heart Play on CBC TV-8 - 3:00p.m. Christmas Day

Sacred Heart Play on CBC TV-8 - 3:00p.m. Christmas Day
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Rejoice! Unto Us A Child Is Born: RC Diocese Christmas Magazine

Rejoice!  Unto Us A Child Is Born: RC Diocese Christmas Magazine
Greetings all, The following link is for the Christmas Magazine containing the Christmas Message by the Apostolic Administrator.. I invite you to visit it and share it with your family and friends.Wishing you all a happy and blessed Christmas.
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Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown Holiday Mass Schedule

Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown Holiday Mass Schedule
​You are invited to view this schedule of all masses to be held throughout the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown during the period 24th December to 1st January, 2018.  Please make an effort to visit at least one parish other than your own during this Christmas Season. Merry Christmas to you all. Wishing you God's greatest blessings for...
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Working With Jesus: A Reflection On The Gospel, 4th Sunday In Advent By Fr. Peter Clarke, OP

Working With Jesus: A Reflection On The Gospel, 4th Sunday In Advent By Fr. Peter Clarke, OP
(Greetings brothers and sisters! I'm Fr. Peter Clarke, standing in for my brother Isidore who is not well enough to write the weekly reflection.) In the Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Advent (Lk 1 :26-38). we hear how Mary willingly accepted the huge responsibility God wished to entrust to her – to be the mother of one who would " be great and b...
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Jesus Or Emmanuel? What's In A Name: A Reflection By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ

Jesus Or Emmanuel? What's In A Name: A Reflection                
By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ
​"And his name shall be called Emmanuel."But it wasn't! He was called Jesus. In his gospel​ St Matthew quotes the prophecy of Isaiah about the name Emmanuel within a few lines of saying that he would be called Jesus. Both names are very important. In the Bible it is the meaning of a name that is usually very significant. The name Emmanuel (sometime...
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A Reflection For The 3rd Sunday Of Advent By Fr. Peter Clarke, OP

A Reflection For The 3rd Sunday Of Advent                                 By Fr. Peter Clarke, OP
Greetings, brothers and sisters. I'm Fr. Peter Clarke, standing in for my brother Fr. Isidore who is not well enough to produce the weekly reflections on the Sunday Gospel. Kindly remember him in your prayers.In each of the four Gospels we read of the wild-looking man from the wilderness causing a sensation by his fiery preaching - his cajoling peo...
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​EMMANUEL – THE COMPASSION OF GOD: A REFLECTION BY FR. MICHAEL BARROW, SJ

​EMMANUEL – THE COMPASSION OF GOD: A REFLECTION BY FR. MICHAEL BARROW, SJ
When someone is ill or in need we naturally have a strong desire to do something to help them.If there is something we can do, we feel much more satisfied, but that's not the point.Simply to be with them, to show them our support is the most important thing. That is real compassion.The compassion of God is Emmanuel - God is with us.God is with us a...
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A Reflection On The Gospel (Mark 1.1-8) For 2ND Sunday In Advent By Fr. Peter Clarke, OP

A Reflection On The Gospel (Mark 1.1-8) For 2ND Sunday In Advent By Fr. Peter Clarke, OP
​Greetings Brothers and Sisters: I'm Fr. Peter Clarke. I continue to seek your prayers for my brother Fr. Isidore whose ill-health prevents him from writing these weekly reflections on the Sunday Gospel. Today, 2nd Sunday of Advent we reflect on Mark 1.1-8. Here we are introduced to John the Baptist – a rugged man, leading a rugged life in a d...
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WALKING WITH CHRIST OR BEING CARRIED BY CHRIST: A Reflection By Fr.Michael Barrow, SJ

WALKING WITH CHRIST OR BEING CARRIED BY CHRIST:     
 A Reflection By Fr.Michael Barrow, SJ
​St John the Baptist, whose whole life was a preparation for the coming of Christ, uses the imagery of the prophet Isaiah: "Make a straight highway for our God to cross the desert. Let every valley be filled in, every mountain and hill laid low – then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed."Christ is coming anyway. But for St John the Baptist unle...
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Christmas Novena

Christmas Novena
The theme for this year's Novena is "Emmanuel Will Come" ​Time Wednesday December 13, 2017 - Friday December 22nd, 2017 - 5:30 AM ​Location ​​St. Patrick's R C Cathedral, Bay Street ​TicketsFREESchedule ​7:00 am - 8:25 am ​What is a CSS framework ...
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Farewell Mass For Fr. Charles Dominique, OP

Farewell Mass For Fr. Charles Dominique, OP
​Fr. Charles has been reassigned by his Order and will serve in Grenada. Please come out and show your support and appreciation for the faithful service Fr Charles has given this diocese during his time with us.
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24-Hour Rosary in the Presence Of The Blessed Sacrament

24-Hour Rosary in the Presence Of The Blessed Sacrament
​Spend 24 Hours saying the Rosary in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament. All groups from around the diocese are especially invited to attend. Each group will select an hour and will be responsible to leading the Rosary during that time.Speakers OLOR Presents: 24-Hour Rosary All are invited to attend...
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Ordination of Dr. Winston Layne and Mr. Kirt Prospere to the Order of Deacons, December January 12th, 2017

Ordination of Dr. Winston Layne and Mr. Kirt Prospere to the Order of Deacons, December January 12th, 2017
​The ordination will take place on Tuesday December 12th, 2017 at the St. Patrick's R C Church beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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