The Malabar RC Men’s Ministry, comprising men ranging from 35 to 80 years, was inaugurated by Fr Joseph Heffernan OP on February 21, 2001. He commissioned the group to serve the communities of Malabar, Carapo and D’Abadie.
One may be surprised that on request of ‘Fr Joe’, as he was fondly called, a lady took up the challenge of inspiring the men by inviting them one by one to come and form the Men’s Group. That special lady is Sylvia John, a former catechist of the parish.
The Men’s Ministry is one of the many groups of the Malabar RC Church, located at Subero Street, Malabar, Arima. This group has been engaged in many different activities, such as hospital visits, visiting other parishes to encourage men to form their own group, organising a children’s fiesta, camps for children, assisting a needy child in primary school, parish fundraising events and many more.