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Heaven or Hell?: Reflections On The Gospel With Fr Michael Barrow

Heaven or Hell?: Reflections On The Gospel                                    With Fr Michael Barrow
​To prepare for Sunday Mass it is a good idea to read and give thought to the readings and gospel in your missal or Bible. Here are some questions to ponder. First Reading [Isaiah 66.18-21] God wants people from all over the world to recognise his glory. Pray today that that will happen. Second Reading [Hebrews 12.5-7, 11-13] It's easier ...
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Caribvibes: Patriotism and Legacy in Barbados

Caribvibes: Patriotism and Legacy in Barbados
​The Crop Over Season has past and now we can get down to the serious business of celebrating 50 years and an Independant Nation. On this edition of Caribvibes, Fr. Peter Clarke O.P. and our host Mervin Marshall discuss the topic: ' Patriotism and Legacy in Barbados.'
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The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit, Part 7: THE FEAR OF THE LORD By Father Peter, Clarke O.P.

The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit, Part 7:  THE FEAR OF THE LORD By Father Peter, Clarke O.P.
Greetings readers, This is the latest and last of the reflections on the GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.A friend told me that as a little girl she had a picture of a large eye hung on her bedroom wall. That was to remind her that God was always watching to see and punish her every fault. So behave! And so she did. She obeyed Him, becaus...
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THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY INTO HEAVEN by Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.

THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY INTO HEAVEN                    by Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.
​Mid-August – the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven – a celebration of immense importance to the Church and, indeed, to the Modern World. It was quite extraordinary that in 1950 Pope Pius X11, after having consulted bishops throughout the world, should find it necessary to define this as a dogma to be believed by Catholics as a ma...
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Reflection On The Sunday Gospel With Fr. Michael Barrow: ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY INTO HEAVEN

Reflection On The Sunday Gospel With Fr. Michael Barrow: ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY INTO HEAVEN
​To prepare for Sunday Mass (the Assumption) it is a good idea to read and give thought to the readings and gospel in your missal or Bible. Here are some questions to ponder. First Reading [Apocalypse 11:19; 12:1-6, 10] The dragon tried to destroy the child, but the child was taken straight up to God. Is there a dragon trying to destroy Christ in m...
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Conferring Of The Ministry Of Acolyte: Saturday August 13th, 2016, St. Patrick's R C Cathedral 6:00 pm

Conferring Of The Ministry Of Acolyte:                                     Saturday August 13th, 2016, St. Patrick's R C Cathedral 6:00 pm
​The five men to be conferred with the ministry of acolyte will be one step closer to being ordained as permanent deacons in our diocese. Also with others in training for the priesthood, it speaks of the diocese as coming into its own, with the local vocations. This speaks well for our future; the Spirit is at work in the diocese. Let us continue t...
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Congratulations To Our Caribbean School Of Catholic Communications (CSCC) Participants!

Congratulations To Our Caribbean School Of Catholic Communications (CSCC) Participants!
Congratulations to three Catholic youth from Barbados who recently completed a week-long course in communications at the Caribbean School for Catholic Communications (CSCC) in Trinidad.The CSCC which operates out of Emmaus Retreat Centre in Arima, Trinidad and Tobago offers people from the Caribbean the opportunity to become qualified in various as...
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Fr. Charles Dominique's Thanksgiving Homily At Mass Celebrating Fr. Clement Paul's 40th Anniversary To The Priesthood

Fr. Charles Dominique's Thanksgiving Homily At  Mass Celebrating Fr. Clement Paul's 40th Anniversary To The Priesthood
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Are You A Good Steward?: Reflection On The Sunday Gospel With Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.

Are You A Good Steward?: Reflection On The Sunday Gospel With Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.
​SUNDAY READINGS To prepare for Sunday Mass it is a good idea to read and give thought to the readings and gospel in your missal or Bible. Here are some questions to ponder. First Reading [Wisdom 18.6-9] When the Jews escaped from Egypt, they went off into the unknown trusting God. Pray for trust in God's guidance even without knowing the future.&n...
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Letter To Bishop Jason From The Vicar For Family And Youth

Letter To Bishop Jason From The Vicar For Family And Youth
Dear Bishop Jason,Our World Youth Day Pilgrims returned safely on Wednesday 3rd August. They all looked tired but joyful as they were reunited with families and friends. Mandy Fergusson who organized much of the actual travel was also on hand to welcome them home. Camille Hutchinson-Harewood and Christopher Williams from the Communicat...
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Reflections On The Gospel By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P. For The 19th Sunday O.T.

Reflections On The Gospel By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P. For The 19th Sunday O.T.
Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke.Today I'm going to reflect on the Gospel for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time –Luke 12. 32-48. I'm going to concentrate on our waiting for God, His waiting for us. Waiting for someone can be very frustrating!When his arrival is delayed we become impatient and think we have better ways of spending...
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The Seven Gifts of The Holy Spirit: The Gift Of Fortitude

The Seven Gifts of The Holy Spirit: The Gift Of Fortitude
​"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me,"(Philip. 4. 13)St. Paul's confident words sum up what the Holy Spirit's Gift of Fortitude is all about.Surprisingly, he wrote this while he was imprisoned in Rome, waiting probable execution.Throughout his ministry he was certain that absolutely nothing could destroy God's love for him, his love...
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Kadooment 2016: A Thank You Message By Fr. Clement Paul

Kadooment 2016: A Thank You Message By Fr. Clement Paul
​I just returned from the Catholic Church in Black Rock (Our Lady Queen of the Universe), where I watched the Kadooment bands parade to Spring Garden. Before rushing off to take a much needed shower, I prayed for the repose of the soul of Band Leader Renee Ratcliffe. While praying I imagined her saying in her biggest, loudest and most jovial voice;...
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Reflections On The Gospel for 18th Sunday Ordinary Time with Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.

Reflections On The Gospel for 18th Sunday Ordinary Time with  Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke on the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time.Today's Gospel (Lk. 12. 13-21) begins with a dispute over a will.Sadly, that's a common cause of family friction, when they should be comforting each other in their loss.In today's Gospel episode the younger brother feels his older brother has cheated him out of his share of the...
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The Crown That Lasts by Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.

The Crown That Lasts by Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.
This year, more than most years, is loaded with competitions and challenges! I'm thinking of the Rio Olympics with records to be broken and medals to be won; as well as the Caribbean with its Carnivals, its Regattas and Barbados with its Crop-Over. Here there is intense rivalry in composing and singing songs, designing and wearing costumes. Rival S...
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CROP OVER MESSAGE 2016 FROM THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF BARBADOS

CROP OVER MESSAGE 2016 FROM
 THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF BARBADOS
May God bless us all as our greatest cultural extravaganza reaches its climax on Grand Kadooment Day on Monday,1 August. Very few if any will doubt that this Crop Over 2016 is already a tremendous success. The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) can even now take a bow and take pride in the fact that it did our beloved country Barbados proud in its ...
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Solving the Social Challenge The Most Rev. Dr. Charles Jason Gordon Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry 26 July, 2016

Solving the Social Challenge
The Most Rev. Dr. Charles Jason Gordon
Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry
26 July, 2016
​The Most Rev.Dr.Charles Jason Gordon delivered the featured address at the July 2016 Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lunch at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre .The topic was ' Solving the Social Challenge'.
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The Spirit Is Blowing: The Seven Gifts Of The Holy Spirit, Part 6: The Gift Of Piety, By Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.

The Spirit Is Blowing: The Seven Gifts Of The Holy Spirit,          Part 6: The Gift Of Piety, By Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.
​Worship, Adoration, Gratitude – as a matter of justice we owe God this supreme act of justice. Why? -because all that we are, all that we have comes from Him.What is more, Godwants us to accept Him as the most loving, the most caring of parents. This combination of RESPECT for One who is greater than ourselves and LOVE for One who has chosen to se...
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Meditation On The Gospel by Fr. Isidore Clarke O.P. 17th Sunday In Ordinary Time

Meditation On The Gospel by Fr. Isidore Clarke O.P.                    17th Sunday In Ordinary Time
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke.Today I'm going to reflect on the Gospel for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Luke 11. 1-13."Lord, teach us to pray."That request was inspired by the example of Jesus Himself praying.The disciples realised that if He needed and wanted to pray, so did they, and so do we.I've found that my desire to pray has been s...
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Reflections On The Sunday Gospel With Fr. Michael

Reflections On The Sunday Gospel With Fr. Michael
​SUNDAY READINGS To prepare for Sunday Mass it is a good idea to read and give thought to the readings and gospel in your missal or Bible. Here are some questions to ponder. First Reading [Genesis 18:20-32] What do you learn about God in this story? Abraham keeps bargaining with God. How does God respond to such persistence? Second Readin...
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