Fr. Bernard says last Parish Eucharist Sunday before proceeding on sabbatical

Fr. Bernard Latus during the procession at the Welcome Service for Bishop Kenneth Richards (Willets Photo)

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, APRIL 26TH 2012 (CUOPM) – Catholics at the Co-Cathedral of St. John’s-Basseterre say farewell to Parish Priest Fr. Bernard Latus on Sunday.

The Polish-born priest says his last Parish Eucharist as the Administrator of the Co-Cathedral during Mass on Sunday 26th April before departing in the afternoon on a six month Sabbatical which officially starts on May 1st.

“My official future appointment in the Caribbean is still pending. It is very unlikely that I will be reappointed to the Co-Cathedral Parish,” Fr. Latus told parishioners in the Church Bulletin.

He said Fr. Vicente will be priest in charge when he arrives in May until the new administrator of the Co-Cathedral is appointed in September.

Since his appointment to St. Kitts in 2003, parishioners are crediting Fr. Bernard’s stewardship with the reconstruction of the Presbytery and the Immaculate Conception Catholic School, the establishment of the Youth Choir, the restoration of the bells of the co-cathedral, the Corpus Christi service in Independence Square during which special prayers are said for the protection of

St. Kitts and Nevis during the Hurricane Season and the Children’s Mass every fifth Sunday of a month and the revival of the visits to Catholic sick and shut-in of the .

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