Was it a festival, a carnival, a spiritual celebration? Perhaps it was all three in one. As I approached the St Peter’s RC Church, Mayaro my ears were greeted by sounds of happiness rendered in vocal harmonies beckoning me to join in the experience. It was the entrance procession for the Mass proclaiming the grand celebration of the tenth anniversary of priestly ordination of Fr Robert Christo.
The extravaganza actually began with an all-night vigil from 6 p.m. Friday, December 15 to Saturday 6 a.m. Later that morning there was a living Rosary tableau on the beach in honour of the centenary of Our Lady of Fatima (1917–2017). This was followed by a Holy Hour Adoration then the Mass.