Deacon Derek Walcott cautioned followers of Catholicism from being identified only by their attendance at Masses. “How are we manifesting our faith in our workplaces?” he asked at the noon Service last Monday, the first day of the Catholics in the Workplace TT (CiWTT) Lenten retreat at the Holy Rosary RC Church, Port of Spain. The theme was: You shall be my witnesses in the workplace.
He presented a figure of 300,000 Catholics but of these only five per cent was exercising their faith.
Quoting Pope Francis, Deacon Walcott said, “Today’s world stands in great need of witnesses, it is not so much about speaking but rather speaking with our whole lives, living consistently.” At Mass on January 26, the Holy Father stated in his homily, “the spirit of timidity goes against the spirit of faith”.