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A moment of grace

Deacon Stephan Alexander addresses the congregation with Deacons Kwesi Alleyne (from left), Mikkel Trestrail and Kenwyn Sylvester at their ordination Mass on February 23. Photo: Elmo Griffith

By Leela Ramdeen, Chair, CCSJ, & Director, CREDI

IT was with great joy that many of us gathered at the Church of St Philip and St James, Chaguanas, on Saturday, February 23 to celebrate the ordination to the Order of the Diaconate of Stephan Alexander, Kwesi Alleyne, Kenwyn Sylvester and Mikkel Trestrail—conferred upon them by Archbishop Jason Gordon. What a moment of grace!

I sat next to Lynette Frederick who whispered to me: “Yuh come home? I know where your family used to live in Chaguanas.” And Denise Singh, who was sitting in front of me, turned around to remind me that she, her brother, Dennis Singh, and I attended Sunday School together in that parish.

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