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The Roman Catholic Church in The Bahamas is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope. The diocese was elevated to a full diocese, as the diocese of Nassau in June 1960. On June 22nd, 1999, the diocese was again elevated as the new Archdiocese of Nassau.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Archbishop addresses Neophytes and the Fully Initiated

The Celebration of the Eucharist held on 5th May, 2010 would appear to be just another Sunday Mass service; however the message during the homily was directed to the Neophytes and the Fully Initiated (a total of 34 cumulative). Those neophytes not in attendance missed out on a great service.
Speaking directly to the new members, Archbishop Pinder encouraged them to guard the special treasure, which is our faith.
The Gospel reading was taking from Jn 15:1-8. Jesus said to his disciples that he is the true vine, and his Father is the vine grower. As quite a fitting passage for the Neophytes, Archbishop Pinder encouraged them all to learn all they can about our faith and to share it with others. Say good bye to old ways, places and practices that take us away from grace and glory.
Remembering the words prayed to the Father by Jesus; "Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world. And I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth" (Jn 17:17), Archbishop expresses that there will be challenges but prays that they always grasp the splendor of truth.

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