‘Aim higher’ than parish priest

Ordained ministers in the Roman Catholic Church must strive to be more ambitious than becoming parish priests.

This was one of the challenges Monsignor Vincent Blackett gave in his final message as the head of the Our Lady Queen of the Universe Church in Black Rock, St Michael, yesterday.

Monsignor Vincent, who celebrated his 45th anniversary as a priest on Saturday, has stepped down from his position as parish priest, and also relinquished other posts such as chaplain of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.

The first Barbadian to be ordained as a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Bridgetown, he will now be focusing his energy on a new religious order he started called the Friends of Jesus Missionary Congregation.

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