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.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

50th Anniversary Celebration Mass - July 5, 2010

Exactly 50 years ago on July 5, 1960 the Roman Catholic Vicariate Apostolic of the Bahama Islands was erected into the Diocese of Nassau.

During the last year leading up to the 50th Anniversary Celebration Mass the Diocese has journeyed throughout the islands of The Bahamas visiting Parishes and celebrating Mass with the Archbishop and a group of faithful followers. In addition, the Diocese erected the new Aquinas College campus situated on Gladstone road.

Here you may read the Archbishop's entire Homily as he gave a brief history of the Church in The Bahamas and it's journey to a Diocese. http://archdioceseofnassau.org/

Following the ceremony Archbishop Pinder along with the Priests, Deacons, and servers were invited outside to rededicate the cornerstone of the first Catholic Church in The Bahamas "St Francis Church". It was Lady Georgiana Ayde-Curran who laid the cornerstone on August 25, 1885.

Also invited to share in this great moment were two of her great-granddaughters along with their husbands and her great great-grandsons.

Moments from that special evening can be viewed here:
50th Anniversary Photos

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