On October 16, 2017, Fr. Marek Bzinkowski, Pastor of Holy Spirit Church in Maggotty, was honoured at King’s House with the Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service, joining the ranks of persons recognized this year by the Governor General of Jamaica for outstanding contribution to Jamaica.
The annual Diocesan Bible Quiz Competitions for Youth, and Adults, took place this summer at Mercy Hall in Mandeville. Youth and adults from parishes across the Diocese had been studying the Gospels for weeks in anticipation of these two events which took place during the summer. This year, there were a number of surprise, unseen questions to create an even greater challenge for participants.
On June 25, 2017, the Diocese celebrated 25 years of existence as a Vicariate and Diocese at the Kendal Conference Centre in Manchester. Over 1,000 persons from all three Dioceses, as well as specially invited guests, friends and supporters from Jamaica and overseas turned out to celebrate the momentous occasion.
September 2017 marks the start of the fourth academic year since the opening of Mount Saint Joseph Catholic High School. At their Opening Mass, Archbishop Charles H. Dufour congratulated Mrs. Cheryl Ann Gayle, principal, for the schools’ first place position with 100% passes in CAPE, an external examination for students who have completed Grade 13. These were the results for the first set of 6th form students accepted to the school, who sat their examinations in 2016.
Archbishop Dufour was ordained to Priesthood on August 12, 1970. His Episcopal Ordination took place on February 10. He has been Associate Pastor at Holy Rosary Church, Windward Road and St. Joseph’s Church, Spanish Town. Read full bio