The dwindling number of Catholics attending Mass is a source of “grief” for Deborah de Rosia of the Eternal Light Community. She called for joyful disciples moved by the Holy Spirit to “go forth” with the Good News.
Delivering a talk on ‘Go forth as joyful disciples’ last Sunday at the 22nd Catholic Charismatic Renewal Caribbean Conference at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya, she recounted sitting in church and “wanting to weep”. She said, “I have found myself saying over and over ‘my soul is grieving’.”
Looking around the church whose pews were no longer overflowing, “Fifty per cent of the persons who were there are no longer there, I put my head down and I say, ‘God what must be done?’.”