To: Clergy and People
From: The Bishop Greetings!
18th March, 2016
Bishop’s Easter Message 2016
I am kindly requesting you to read my Easter message during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in all churches in your Parish on Easter Day. The message is attached here.
Mass of the Blessing Oils
Imost cordially invite you to share with me in a solemn Mass and Consecration of the Holy Oils on Maundy Thursday, 24th March, 2016 at the Church of the Ascension, Sion Hill beginning at 9:30am.
I look forward very much to the collegiality, and renewal of our Ordination Vows. The Colour is white Stole.
Please bring along containers,so that you may collect the Holy Oils for use in your Parishes. An invitation is also extended to all those who have been licensed or commissioned to renew their vows at this service. Kindly encourage members of your various congregations to attend.
I am kindly reminding all incumbents to invite those in your respective parishes who have been licensed and/or commissioned to the service on Maundy Thursday, 9:30am at the Church of the Ascension, Sion Hill to reaffirm their promise to serve God faithfully in the ministry to which they have been licensed and commissioned.
Lent and Good Friday Collections
As you are aware,our Diocese has for several years been extending our missionary outreach to West Africa, and particularly to the Diocese of Guinea, by sending to them our special Lenten Collections from the various parishes. I urge that such contributions be made, and I shall arrange for them to be despatched after the Lenten Season.
Please also be reminded of the Good Friday Collections for the Church in Jerusalem.
The annual servers Retreat in the Archdeaconry of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is scheduled for 6:00pm Friday 15th to 3:00pm Sunday 17th April, 2016 at the Anglican Pastoral Centre, Montrose Kingstown St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Retreat Conductor is The Rev’d Fr. Kari Marcelle.
Each Parish is kindly asked to send four servers to the retreat and make a contribution of $100.00XCD towards the retreat.
Family Day 2016
This year the Archdeaconry of Grenada will celebrate their Family Day on Thursday 26th May, 2016 and the Archdeaconry of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Sunday 19th June, 2016. Please keep these two events in your prayers and begin your preparations to be present.
We have learnt of the passing of Mr. Benjamin Coy of Carriacou, who died in Grenada on Saturday 12th March, 2016. Mr. Coy was Priest Warden, Lay Reader and Chalice Bearer in the Parish of Christ the King Carriacou for several years. We extend our condolences to his relatives and to Canon Clement Francis and the people of Christ the King, Carriacou. His Funeral service is scheduled for 2:00pm on Tuesday 29th March, 2016 at the Christ the King Parish Church, Carriacou. Rest eternal Grant unto him 0′ Lord. And let light perpetual shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
With every good wish and God’s Blessings!
Rev’d C. Leopold Friday
Bishop of the Windward Islands