Regional Diocesan Clergy meet in Grenada

The Diocese of St. George’s-in-Grenada this week hosted the 32nd annual Standing Conference of the Regional Diocesan Clergy of the Province of Castries, St. Lucia.

Catholic priest - Fr. Carl Haynes

Catholic priest – Fr. Carl Haynes

The Conference, which concludes today (Friday January 22), took place under the theme, “The Earth And Its Fullness Belong To God.”

The theme was fully endorsed by Chairman of the Local Diocesan Clergy, Fr. Carl Haynes during the opening mass on Monday.

Fr. Carl who was the Chief Celebrant of the Mass that took place at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception said that as with the advancements made with technology, many people have now abandoned the old manner of having things done.

However, the Roman Catholic Priest said while new technology is available for use, it must be used wisely, not just for selfish ways, but to glorify humanity.

“As we advance, we destroy what we once knew,” he told the gathering.

Fr. Carl also spoke of greed taking over humanity.

He said because of people’s selfish ways, some have things at their disposal while others do not have.

“The more we have is the more we want, and because of greed we are plundering the environment that God has given to us to live in,” he said.

Apostolic Nuncio of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, Archbishop Nicola Girasoli kicked off the Conference with the main presentation on the theme at the Upper Room at the Blessed Sacrament Church at Grand Anse.

The message of seeing the Priesthood and Religious Life as optional vocations was brought to the schools by the Diocesan Clergy on Thursday.

Later that same evening the other side of the clergy and religious was brought out during a concert held at Spice Basket at Beaulieu, St. George’s.

The Standing Conference of the Regional Diocesan Clergy meets annually to develop the clergy who do not belong to a Religious Body.

The Conference also seeks to promote vocations in the host country, and conducts fellowship with members and the faithful of the Church.

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