The prize-giving ceremony of the Laventille Morvant Pastoral Area (LMPA) Art, Essay and Digital Media competition was held July 6. The competition was organised to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.
Thora Best, parish co-ordinator of St Dominic’s RC Church, Morvant welcomed all those gathered at the Corpus Christi RC Church Hall and brought greetings on behalf of the parish priest Fr Trevor Nathasingh, and the Catholic Education Board of Management.
This was followed by an overview of the competition. With widespread distribution of entry forms to Northern Vicariate schools, amazingly, the first two entries were from students outside the vicariate. A week before the deadline date of the competition, there were no entries and so the project team petitioned Our Lady of Fatima to open the hearts and minds of parents, teachers and children to encourage participation.