Tag: Jamaica missions

World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s a different world past Montego Bay.

The Catholic Church is deeply committed to walking with the poor there.

And there’s a role for us to play, too.

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Q&A – Jamaican Mission

Q&A – Jamaican Mission

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Passionist Father Jim Price is an American priest serving in south-central Jamaica in the impoverished rural mission Diocese of Mandeville. He coordinates both the Pontifical Mission Societies and the evangelization office for the diocese, where Catholics make up less than 2 percent of the population. “The Catholic population is small,” Father Price explained, “but our outreach is vast regarding education, medical aid and various forms of assistance.”

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History of colonial rule and slavery found to haunt Jamaican culture

History of colonial rule and slavery found to haunt Jamaican culture

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caring for the human needs of the people of rural Jamaica and sharing the Catholic faith with them calls for a heightened sensitivity to the history and culture of the Caribbean’s second-largest island — and second poorest nation.

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Polish priest with a machete gave Catholic school in Maggotty its start

Polish priest with a machete gave Catholic school in Maggotty its start

| Eric Simon | October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Why aren’t you in school?” asked Father Marek Bzinkowski of a couple of children in Maggotty, Jamaica.

“Because we don’t have any money or food,” they answered.

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Jamaica – Beyond the beaches

Jamaica – Beyond the beaches

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s a different world past Montego Bay.

The Catholic Church is deeply committed to walking with the poor there.

And there’s a role for us to play, too.

Continue Reading