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Historic moment for Bridgetown diocese

A historic moment. That’s how Archbishop Jason Gordon described the ordination ceremony of Kirt Prospere and Dr Winston Layne to the Order of Deacons, December 12. Archbishop Gordon, who was then Archbishop-elect, was the main celebrant for the Solemn Mass at the St Patrick’s RC Cathedral.

The last Barbadian to be ordered to the transitional Diaconate was Msgr Vincent Harcourt Blackett who was ordained a deacon 43 years ago. “What we are witnessing here today is a historic moment because as these two men step forward, they break a cycle of our Church that should never be repeated again. And whereas we have Moses who comes from Kenya, we have Omar who comes from Dominica and they are part of our Church and parcel of this life of ours, we still need to find men and women of this land who will be willing to say ‘Yes’ to Christ,” Archbishop Gordon said.

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