WELCOME

We take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to all those who will be visiting us. We are pleased that you have come to worship with us. The doors and hearts of our parish family of FAITH are always open, and we invite you to contact us at any time.  


CCD Classes are held virtually starting September 19, 2021.

Registration forms are available on-line on the church’s Facebook page or website. Completed forms are to be returned to one of the following persons:

 

Mrs. Kim Knowles - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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Mrs. Clare Sands -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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“Caring in Time of Need”

The generosity of you, our faithful parishioners to the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal brings hope to many persons around our islands, especially since Hurricane Dorian and now the Coronavirus pandemic. As so many have been affected in one way or another, we recognize that these times are very challenging and difficult for some of you to deal with. Bearing this in mind, we urge those of you who are financially able to provide support to please consider making a donation today. We are most grateful for your support.                                                                                                       


   

In both human and divine relationships, there can be no romance without a reverent listening to the other. When we make room in our lives for silence, the heaven and earth within us find each other. Then the Word of God is able to put down deep roots. These listening roots sense our desire for bonding with the Holy One.  


 

    
UPDATE ON COVID-19 REGULATIONS:

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VACCINE AGAINST COVID-19 

I wish to take the opportunity to assure you that the position of the Roman Catholic Church as to the vaccines against COVID-19 is that, in our present circumstances, persons who are eligible and able to receive the vaccine should do so willingly. This is to protect the health of the recipient, the health of all those with whom the recipient comes into contact and especially to protect the most vulnerable for whom infection of this virus could mean serious illness, hospitalization or worse. In this regard, receiving the vaccine promotes the Common Good by protecting an individual’s health, promoting public health and saving lives”.

 Excerpt of statement made by the Most Reverend Patrick C. Pinder, S.T.D., C.M.G., Archbishop of Nassau

 


HURRICANE SEASON

Upcoming Hurricane Season…..
Have you begun to think about it as yet?

Have A Radio And Batteries

Part of any disaster kit is a functioning radio. This can be a crank radio or a battery-powered radio. If you are using the later, make sure you have the appropriate batteries. Radios are very important before, during, and after hurricanes. This is because they offer a reliable form of communication that often includes safety messages and weather updates. It doesn’t hurt to have flashlights and batteries as well, so you can see even if you lose power.

Heed Evacuation Orders

The most important tip on our list is this next one: Heed evacuation orders. Time and time again, civilians are injured or stranded when they refuse evacuation orders. Governments order evacuations to keep people safe. While hurricanes can change course at any minute, it is imperative to leave your property if evacuated. This is especially true for people living near the coast or other large bodies of water. Some of the most dangerous conditions of hurricanes are the winds by the storm surge and resulting flash flooding. Be safe.

Turn Around, Don’t Drown

This next tip is another big hurricane safety caution. As we mentioned above, flood waters and storm surge can be some of the deadliest weather conditions of a hurricane. Turn around, don’t drown means do not try to drive through flooded water. Flood waters are home to a plethora of dangers. Just one foot of storm surge can sweep your car off of the road. If you see flooding, do not drive through. Stay in your home until the waters recede and you get an all-clear from local officials.

Do Not Leave Shelter Until The Official “OK”

After a hurricane passes you might think it’s safe to venture out. Some people even think going outdoors during the eye of the storm is safe as well. These are both lies. As we mentioned a few times throughout these tips, the biggest dangers of a hurricane can happen after the storm passes. Storm surge is actually worse once the eye passes. The difference in wind speeds between the eye of the storm and the eyewall is too great to risk going outdoors while you think it’s calm. Storms can change speed and direction at any time. The best thing to do is to hang tight until officials say it is safe to leave or you hear a weather alert system give the all-clear signal. 


 

 Pope Francis' Urbi et orbi meditation

 Pope Francis meditated on the calming of the storm from the Gospel of Mark during the prayer service over which he presided on the steps of St Peter's Basilica on Friday evening. Here is the full text.

“When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just heard begins like this. For weeks now it has been evening. Thick darkness has gathered over our squares, our streets and our cities; it has taken over our lives, filling everything with a deafening silence and a distressing void, that stops everything as it passes by; we feel it in the air, we notice in people’s gestures, their glances give them away. We find ourselves afraid and lost. Like the disciples in the Gospel we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm. We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each of us in need of comforting the other. On this boat… are all of us. Just like those disciples, who spoke anxiously with one voice, saying “We are perishing” (v. 38), so we too have realized that we cannot go on thinking of ourselves, but only together can we do this.

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