Fr Gerard Bernier and the Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Carapichaima community recently hosted 20 university students from Minnesota State University.
The group belongs to the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), a national outreach to colleges and universities throughout the United States. Founded in 1998 by Curtis Martin, FOCUS is working to play a vital role in the new evangelisation.
The group spent an entire week at the parish. Each morning they commenced their day with Mass celebrated by Fr Bernier and Fr Jason, their spiritual director, on the trip. They then visited all the Catholic schools in the parish: Todd’s Road, Caparo, Chickland and Carapichaima. They also visited Presentation College in San Fernando.