For many years, violence has been the dark underbelly of the fishing village of Carenage. Within recent weeks, the violence has unfortunately escalated and there have been several incidents of shooting in the area, mostly at night. As a result of this, residents took their concerns to the parish priest.
They decided to battle the scourge of violence by washing it with the blood of Jesus Christ through prayers hosted within the community, especially those areas where shootings have taken place.
We began on Thursday, September 12. Residents gathered at a private residence for the first of many Masses celebrated by Fr Harold Imamshah. The Mass brought together groups of people from different areas of Carenage.