Tuesday 25th July, 2017

 

My Dear Parishioners,

This week I share with you the contents  of  a letter from  Bishop Brooks  to the Clergy containing  an Update on the Plans for the Celebration of our 175th  Anniversary as a Diocese.

He began by indicating that the commencement of the celebrations was fast approaching and as such,  he wished to encourage full participation therein, mindful of the following:

  1. The theme for the year-long observance is: “Celebrating our  Heritage –Seizing the Moment—Embracing the Future.”  I am asking that you publish this in your bulletin and place it in a prominent place in your churches.

  2. The Service to launch the celebrations will be held at St. Andrew’s Church, Antigua, on Sunday, 28th August, 2016 commencing at 4.30 pm. The Celebrant and Preacher will be  The Most Rev. Dr. The Hon. John Holder, who is also the Bishop of Barbados. I take this opportunity to invite the Clergy from throughout the diocese to attend. If you are unable to do so, I would like you to highlight the Diocese in your services. Additionally, efforts are being made to link up ABS Radio with other stations. By so doing, the faithful will be able to listen and share in the service.

  3. Each island in the  Diocese is encouraged to hold celebrations throughout the year. The following is the  list of the suggested month for each island:
  • Anguilla                -             September
    Aruba                    -             October
    Barbuda                 -             November
    Dominica               -             December
  • Montserrat             -             January
    Nevis                     -              February
    Saba                       -              March
    St. Barths               -              April
  • St. Kitts                  -              May
    St. Martin/St. Maarten          June
    St. Eustatius          -               July
    Antigua                 -               August

4.      The plan is that we start in Antigua and end in Antigua, where the 50th Session of Synod in the Diocese will be held  during the week of 20th August, 2017.

It is hoped that during the celebrations on each island a lecture on the work of the church in that particular island can be presented.


There will be two featured lectures. One to be presented on Antigua and the other on St. Kitts. Dr. Professor Kortright Davis will be the Presenter. The exact dates for the lectures will be communicated to you in due course.


As part of the Lenten observance, 2017, parishes are encouraged to organize Prayer Pilgrimages. During these pilgrimages the Clergy and the faithful can offer Prayers of Thanksgiving for God’s guidance and mercy, the Founders of  the  Diocese , the  Ministry of the Church (clerical and lay, pastoral and specialized), the  Use of Technology etc.


Please continue to highlight the Endowment Fund Drive. Special envelopes will be issued closer to August, 2017.


A Commemorative Magazine will be published. This special publication will contain messages from the Diocesan Bishops of the Province and the Prime Ministers/Chief Ministers of territories in the Diocese.


We are also exploring the possibility of an issue of stamps reflecting the celebrations.


What do we hope would be the outcome/legacy of these celebrations?

The five Marks of Mission, namely:

1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God
2. To teach, baptize and nurture new believers.

3.  To respond to human need by loving service.

4.  To transform unjust structures in society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation.

5.  To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth; become an integral part of our mission going forward.


A course outline for all persons serving in the ministries of the Church. Before persons are licensed and /or commissioned for any ministry, it is expected that they would have completed this course. So let us continue to pray  and to work together for a fruitful celebration.

With all good wishes  and prayers                                                  Archdeacon Emeritus

Contact Information

 

Parish Priest:
The Rev’d Fr. Dwane Cassius B.A., M.A.
Tel: 1-869-465-2167
Mob: 1-869-662-2086
Fax: 1-869-465-6890

Facebook:
facebook.com/stgeorgewithstbarnabasstkitts

Vestry:

Priest's Warden: Mrs. Lyn Bass 662 5816
People's Warden: Miss. Kai Williams 662 9841
Secretary: Ms. Theresa Nisbett
Treasurer: Ms. Karen Martin
Lay Rep to Synod: Ms. Thyra Gumbs
Youth Rep To Synod: Mr. Calvin Duggins
Members:Mr. Kumar Kirpalani
Mr. Jermaine Lewis
Ms. Sandra Cotton
Mrs. Barbara Liburd
Ms. Laverne Brookes 663-5538


 

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