Bishop Jaime José Villarroel Rodríguez of Carupano – geographically the closest Venezuelan diocese to the Archdiocese of Port of Spain, made a four-day pastoral visit to Trinidad August 22–25. On his second day, he journeyed to the Southern parishes of La Romaine, Penal and San Fernando to speak with migrants in those communities. Bishop Rodríguez later concelebrated a bilingual Mass. Parishioner Tricia Matthews-De Bique reports.
On Saturday, August 24 the worshipping community at the 6 p.m. Holy Mass at the Pro Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, San Fernando were honoured to have Bishop Jaime José Villarroel Rodríguez of the Diocese of Carupano, Venezuela as the main celebrant.
Parish priest, Fr David Khan and Fr Alan Hall concelebrated this special bilingual (Spanish and English) Mass to which the Venezuelan migrant community was specially invited. Deacon Roy Raghunanan assisted. Members of the Hospitality Committee assisted in the execution of all the proceedings for the entire event.