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.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Long awaited Priest appointed to Long Island

The Parish members of the Catholic Churches on Long Island Bahamas having been without a Parish Priest since the callback of Fr Patrick Fanning in May of this year will be welcoming the new Shepherd to the fold during Mass this morning at Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Hamiltons Long Island. In long anticipation for this moment I'm pretty sure that the members will turn out in large numbers this morning to show their support and appreciation for its newest member.
For the last few weeks the talk has been on the island that they were soon going to be getting a replacement, but no one knew who or exactly when they could expect him. Being without a Priest for the last two months, the members of the Catholic community on the island of Long Island Bahamas will be excited to be having full Mass with the newly appointed Pastor to the Church.
Fr. Douglas Grant (photo
courtesy of Bonita Moree)
Reverend W. Douglas Grant formerly of Mary, Mother of Mankind Parish of the Archdiocese of Providence has been appointed to pastoral ministry in the Archdiocese of Nassau effective July 2011. His appointment to the Archdiocese is welcomed with open arms as he takes up his new post. Fr. Grant is no stranger to the Archbishop of Nassau, as he and Archbishop Pinder were students together in seminary school.

As it is expected that Fr. Grant will only be serving a one year term with the Archdiocese we pray that his service with us will be fruitful as we wish him much success and happiness during his time on Long Island.

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