By Kaelanne Jordan
Rev Kwesi Alleyne has said that while people have asked his thoughts on becoming a priest: “Are you ready?”; “Yuh excited?”; “How yuh feeling?”, it’s hard to express exactly what’s going on inside of him but for the most part he feels calm.
He says he sees the wisdom of the Church in placing a period of service as a deacon prior to priestly ordination. “You begin to see yourself in new ways in ministry and it’s a wonderful platform to enter into one’s call to serve as a priest,” the then deacon told Catholic News days prior to his September 14 ordination. In hindsight, Rev Alleyne acknowledged a few moments that come to mind that represent certain important thresholds for him.