|Caribbean Catholics celebrate faith, culture in US - Jun 24|
|2012 - Caribbean Church News|
|Saturday, 23 June 2012 19:49|
A Taste of the Caribbean - sounds like a food festival. Well, absolutely, it was food for the body and food for the soul.
In the United States the month of June is observed as Caribbean Heritage Month and the recently formed Caribbean Catholics of North America (CCNA) held their first A Taste of the Caribbean event on June 9 at the St Michael the Archangel Church Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.
With the national flags of a number of CARICOM states on display, and a wide variety of food and drinks, it was indeed a taste of the Caribbean by Catholics living in the US.
The event consisted of Holy Mass, a cultural display, music, and of course all sorts of Caribbean cuisine from countries like Jamaica, Dominica, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Guyana. Trinidad-based priest Fr Godfrey Stoute was the celebrant for the Mass.
Among the dignitaries who attended was Grenada’s Ambassador to the USA and the OAS, Gillian Bristol. "It was a beautiful coming together to celebrate and worship about our culture and in our faith", Ambassador Bristol said.
Although this was the very first gathering, it attracted people from as far away as Florida and Texas. The hope is that this celebration of faith and culture will grow over the years. - Francis Farrier, Catholic Standard________________________________________________________________________________________ **DISCLAIMER**: User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Camsel/Catholic News or its staff. Camsel/Catholic News accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments. Please help us keep our site clean from inappropriate comments by using the flag option. Camsel/Catholic News reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments. Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed. Before posting, please refer to the Comments Policy under Resources