The diocese of Bridgetown held its first ordination of permanent deacons in over two decades on Saturday, September 2. There was loud applause for the new deacons, George Waithe and Stephen Foster, who were ordained by Bishop Jason Gordon of Bridgetown during the special liturgy at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Bridgetown. Vicar General Msgr Vincent Blackett and senior priest Fr Clement Paul were among the concelebrating clergy.
In his homily, Bishop Gordon made it clear that being a deacon was not a road to popularity or glamour. “Being a deacon is not the royal road to fame; it is the royal road to humility. It is the royal road to service. It is the royal road to the cross.”