Ralph Charles & Fr Dwight Merrick reflect on two decades of Catholic men’s ministry.
In 1999, Winston Garcia, Christo Gouveia, Paul Bousignac, Simon Rostant (both now deacons) and Fr Dwight Merrick saw the need to bring Catholic men together for a day of prayer and fellowship. This came off under the patronage of then Archbishop Anthony Pantin on August 2, 1999 at St Charles RC Church, Tunapuna.
The theme was Catholic Men at Risk and the event attracted some 370 men with just three weeks of preparation. On October 2, 1999, a second effort was again hosted at St Charles entitled ‘Catholic Men at Risk II’ and thus was established a new Ministry in our Church focusing on Catholic men.