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JWFCSS INTO CXC

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Just into its third year of life, the JWFCSS is already preparing students for the CXC exams this academic year. Principal Mr. Elvis Morain hinted that the staff has identified some academic abilities within some students, which made them feel that such students could successfully attempt the CXC in June 2015. Mr. Morain, a former vice-principal of the St. David’s Catholic Secondary School (SDCSS) and first principal of the JWFCSS, says that he is prepared to offer these students an early opportunity.  

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My Meeting With Pope Francis

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Pope Francis shaking Fr. Sean’s hand
 
The sun was already hot in St. Peter’s Square on 21st May 2014 when, with my fellow representatives of the global Jubilee movement I joined the line to clear security to be admitted to the weekly public audience of the Holy Father, Pope Francis. Brandishing our special pass we were escorted across the Square right up on to the steps of the basilica to a position, only yards away from the spot where the Holy Father himself would be seated as he addressed the assembled thousands in St. Peter’s Square. 

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Raphael Johnson Wearing Several Hats

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He is deacon, a teacher, a calypsonian and a committed family man. How could this one man wear the three – in fact four important hats at the same time? More curiously - how could a cleric and a calypsonian reside in the same person?
Raphael Johnson attended Beaulieu RC School and the Presentation Brothers’ College (PBC) at a time when Advance Level GCE (GCE A’Level) was done at the secondary schools. On the basis of his successes at the A’Level, Ray got a scholarship to Cuba where he achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

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What’s In A Name?

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St Peter’s R. C. School is the new name for St. John’s R.C. School. This came into effect on Friday September 12, in an exciting ceremony. The school song was also changed to reflect the new name.  This school has made many journeys around Gouyave, before finally finding its home at Middle River.  Those present included Parliamentary Representative Hon. Alvin DaBreo, Fr. Andrew Barnard – Manager and Parish Priest, Mrs. Denise Brathwaite and Mrs. Brenda Baldeo – Ministry of Education representatives, Catholic Education Board of Management - Dr. John Wright, past teachers, principals and well-wishers. 

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Fr. Hugh on Sabbatical

Fr Hugh Logan left the diocese last week on Sabbatical. He is expected to be in England for the next two years where he would be pursuing further theological studies. Fr. Hugh was the parish priest of the St. Mark’s parish in Victoria as well as Episcopal Vicar for Youth. Fr. Michael  Opuku is the new parish priest while Presentation Brother Robert Fanovich has taken on the mantle of the Youth ministry. Fr. Michael Nigerian but was ordained for the diocese last year. In a brief telephone conversation he said that he is looking forward to a successful and enriching ministry in Victoria. Fr. Hugh has definitely set a good precedence. One youth commented that this is a big loss at this time considering the acute shortage of priest in the diocese. Fr. Logan is always very dynamic and passionately involved in his ministry both as a parish priest and as Episcopal Vicar for youth. Another youth stated that while it is indeed a setback for the Church in Grenada right now, it is for the long term benefit for the diocese. “We wish him success in his studies and we look forward to his safe return at the end of his Sabbatical”, one young man stated emotionally.