At 5 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, parishioners of St Dominic’s Parish, Penal gathered excitedly awaiting their missionary experience. Breakfast and hot drinks prepared by the hospitality team, who had been at work since 3 a.m., awaited everyone.
The day began with morning prayer and an explanation of the theme for the day, Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, you do unto me. Close to 400 parishioners reflected on the theme as the confirmation students portrayed the people we were going out to serve.
A fleet of maxis left Penal destined for Port of Spain with parish priest Fr Robert Christo leading the way. The first stop was at the Centre for the Socially Displaced at Riverside Plaza. This encounter brought many to tears while others held their hearts as their insides churned to see brothers and sisters in this state. A few took prepared boxes of food and distributed. Among the 400 were about 200 children and teenagers who were seeing this reality for the first time.