By Kaelanne Jordan
As Bishop John Persaud DD officially began his ministry as bishop of Mandeville Saturday, September 18, he expressed gratitude to the diocese for the warm welcome extended to him which he described as “phenomenal”. He told the clergy of the diocese that they will be his “closest companions” on this journey.
“I want to know you and love you as God does. I want to care for you and allow you to care for me. I want honesty and trust to mark our relationship as I can speak the truth to you even when at times it will be hard to hear…. My dream is that we can see our differences as opportunities that can open to new engagements,” the newly ordained bishop said at the end of his Mass of episcopal ordination at St Paul of the Cross Cathedral, Mandeville.