Catholic Church Hosts Bible Week

first_imgFaithLifestyleLocalNews Catholic Church Hosts Bible Week by: – September 23, 2016 258 Views   one comment Tweet By: Curvia JohnThe Diocesan Pastoral Center will be hosting a symposium on the Bible and Creation during Bible Week 2016.The theme for this year’s Bible Week is ‘Ignorance of Scripture, is Ignorance of Christ’ and runs from September 25th 2016 to September 30th 2016.A press conference detailing Bible Week was held at the Dominica Catholic Radio on Thursday, September 22, 2016.Monsignor William Jno Lewis told the press conference that the symposium is to explain creation based on the Bible.“This press conference is to speak about Bible Week 2016, and part of Bible week is a symposium on creation, based on the Holy Father’s encyclical. We are having Bible week to place emphasis on the scriptures, because clearly the scriptures play a very big part in all of our lives and we just want to focus on that,” he noted.Sister Lorraine Royer said that a pageant portraying prominent biblical figures will be held during Bible Week.“We are suggesting that parishes could have a pageant of biblical figures. The figures dressed in costumes will introduce themselves to the audience. This activity will be well suited to parish youth groups, confirmation candidates, and schools. It’s also a way of getting to know the biblical personages in the scriptures, like Tabitha and Zechariah and so forth,” Royer stated. Royer also asked the parishes to have Bible quizzes to test the youth’s knowledge of the Bible.“Another suggestion is Bible quizzes on the names, places and events in the Bible and this could be a daily event in our Catholic schools. This will help us to know the scriptures. We also want to reemphasize is the enthronement of the Bible in our homes, to ensure that the Bible is an important part of your daily lives,” Royer further added. According to Jno Lewis, the theme was chosen in honor of St. Jerome and he asked the parishes to celebrate him during the week.“The theme of the week is taken from Saint Jerome, and we actually chose that theme because the end of Bible week is the feast of Saint Jerome, so we will end the week with that feast. We are suggesting that all the parishes could mark the ending of the week, with a special word service in honor of Saint Jerome,” Jno Lewis told the press conference.Jno Lewis also stated that the symposium came about from a course that he participated. This symposium came as a result of a course that we did on the encyclical, and many of the participants felt that somehow the course needed a larger audience. So we planned a symposium and we have invited a panel of five individuals who will speak on various aspects of creation and the environment,” Jno Lewis added.The symposium which is carded for the 29th of September 2016, will focus on Pollution and Climate Change, the issue of water, Loss of Biodiversity, Decline in the equality of human life and the breakdown of society as well as Global Inequality. These themes were all taken from the encyclical. Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Mother of nine is seeking justice after being attacked

first_imgCourt gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comA mother of nine from the community of Tarish Pit is calling on the relevant authorities to assist her in getting ‘justice’.Mrs Elizabeth Smith Nicholas told SAT TV News that two weeks have already elapsed after she was attacked by a man while walking with her seven (7) month old twin on the Stockfarm Road.According to Mrs Nicholas, who received twelve (12) stitches to her head at the Princess Margaret Hospital following the incident, the man attacked her for no reason at all.She recalled bits and pieces of the incident.‘I was walking up the road with my twin in the pram when I saw the man coming down. I was walking and talking with a friend of mine, when he come and hold the pram. I told him to let go the pram, he refused. My friend also told him to let go of the pram. After he eventually let go of the pram, they told me to continue walking and ignore him. He started to pelt stones, one missed me. Then all I could remember after that was that I was at the hospital. One of the stones knocked me at the back of my head, and I ‘pass out’ on the road, my children and the pram fell down,’ Nicholas recalled.Mrs Nicholas says reports have been made to the police and she feels threatened since the man is still seen ‘at large’ in the community.She says that she is ready to take the matter to court, but the authorities seem to be ‘sleeping on the matter’.‘I got the medical certificate and brought it to the Police. Up to now they haven’t arrested the guy. He is still in the community threatening me when I passing. I just need the police to arrest him and bring him to the courts.’‘I have my nine children to look after. I got twelve stitches in my head. My head hurting me at night. They need to do something about that,’ stressed Nicholas.Mrs Nicholas is hoping that at the end of this case, the man in question will also foot her medical bills.She is hopeful that the authorities will hear her plea and address the matter in the quickest time possible. Share 18 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img “We are investigating the matter, the Police Officers have gone out on several occasions in search of the accused however, the chap is very elusive. Because the police has not caught the guy she is claiming that we are not doing anything” he said.Inspector Weekes also said, “it is unfair to say that the police is not doing anything, in fact it is very unfair to say so.”Mr. Weekes indicated that police investigation into the matter continues and that the police will continue to do their work despite the claims by Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Nicholas.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Mother of nine is seeking justice after being attacked by: – July 6, 2011 Share Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Claude Weekes.Meantime, Dominica Vibes News spoke with Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Claude Weekes who assured us that the matter is being dealth with.last_img read more

Educational advances described as a new day for our young people

first_img 51 Views   one comment Share Education Minister Hon. Petter Saint JeanMinister of Education, Petter Saint Jean is describing the strides made by the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) in the education sector as ‘a new day’ for the youth of Dominica.The Education Minister told a recent meeting of the DLP in Vieille Case that this constituency is just one of many constituencies that continue to benefit from the advances made in the education sector.According to him, hundreds of students now have access to various educational opportunities locally, regionally and internationally.He says government’s focus on the education sector is in keeping with their mandate to maintain an effective workforce, to ensure the countries continued economical and social development.“Roosevelt Skerrit and the Dominica Labour Party represents a new day for the people of Dominica. It’s also a new day for every young person of Dominica. A day when the young people of Dominica can now access free high school education; a day when the disadvantaged families of Dominica do not have to think of where they will get two hundred dollars to pay bus fair, a new day for the people of Dominica when our young people by the hundreds can now access tertiary education in every country under the sun. When our young people can now sit and wait for the new Dominica State College”. Meanwhile the Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit told party supporters that while government is now concentrating on infrastructural development, improvements in health services and housing for citizens, focus will continue to be placed on the education sector.“Today every single child has a space at a secondary school. We have made available universal access for school students; we are providing books, uniforms, school and bus fees for many students today. Free transportation for every child in many constituencies whether they are freedom or labour or workers own, it’s for every single child”. He pointed out that aid to students in Dominica is not marginalized by religion, political affiliation or race.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharecenter_img Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondaryTertiary Educational advances described as a new day for our young people by: – January 18, 2012 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Tom Brady, Brett Favre praise Drew Brees as NFL world celebrates new touchdown king

first_img“On a historic night for @drewbrees seems only fitting that he has also tied the record for completion percentage in a game at 96.7 per cent [tying Philip Rivers]… Coach Payton – how about one more screen pass to make this an even more historic night?? #WhatSayYouWhoDat?”Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wrote via Twitter, “LEGEND! @DrewBrees”, while Washington Redskins veteran Adrian Peterson added: “First Ballot Hall of Famer. Congratulations @drewbrees!!!”.LEGEND! @DrewBrees— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) December 17, 2019 I admire and love @drewbrees for a lot of things…but the way he loves his family is far and away at the top of the list #MondayNightFootball #Saints— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) December 17, 2019Drew Brees making history, Michael Thomas making history, the best ending to this story would be the Saints in Miami in February 🏈— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) December 17, 2019First Ballot Hall of Famer 💯Congratulations @drewbrees!!!— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) December 17, 2019Congratulations @drewbrees!! WELL DESERVED! ALL-TIME PASSING TD LEADER!! #540 and counting… #FutureHallOfFamer 👉🏾That record isn’t gonna be broken!! @Saints #100thYear What an absolute blessing!— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) December 17, 2019 A Super Bowl champion and MVP, 12-time Pro Bowler Brees — who made history in the third quarter — threw four scores in an almost flawless performance in New Orleans.​ Brees also set the NFL single-game completion record with a 96.7 per cent performance after going 29 of 30 for 307 yards at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.WATCH: Highlights from Drew Brees’ record-breaking nightCongrats drew!! Couldn’t be more deserving. Passing Peyton in anything is an incredible achievement and your records will be tough to beat! But it’s worth trying — Tom Brady (@TomBrady) December 17, 2019New England Patriots superstar Brady – whose 538 mark was also eclipsed by Brees – and Hall of Famer Favre led the praise for the 40-year-old via social media.Brady tweeted: “Congrats drew!! Couldn’t be more deserving. Passing Peyton in anything is an incredible achievement and your records will be tough to beat! But it’s worth trying [winking emoji].”Favre, who was the first quarterback to pass for 500 touchdowns, wrote: “Congrats @drewbrees on an amazing achievement.”Congrats @drewbrees on an amazing achievement— Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) December 17, 2019Another Hall of Famer Kurt Warner, who won the Super Bowl and MVP during his career, also hailed Brees following the achievement. Tom Brady and Brett Favre congratulated Drew Brees after the New Orleans Saints quarterback set the NFL record for most career touchdown passes.Brees surpassed Peyton Manning after taking his overall tally to 541 TD passes as the Saints crushed the Indianapolis Colts 34-7 on Monday.last_img read more