The celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, is set to be held on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Windsor Park Sports Stadium under the theme, ‘Stewardship as a way of life’.
Christ The King is a very significant event for Catholic Christians as they acclaim Christ as king of their lives.
Director of the Diocesan Pastoral Center, Monsignor William John Lewis said at a news conference on Tuesday, the goal of the celebration is to deepen the sense of their own catholic identity and to promote greater solidarity between the parishes.
He said normally, Catholic churches would keep their celebrations in their own villages.
“The goal of the celebration is to bring the whole catholic community together as a sign of our unity and to deepen our sense of communion, to emphasize the importance of collaboration and to renew our commitment to our Lord, Jesus Christ and to his church,” the Catholic priest explained.
Monsignor John Lewis stated that there is going to be a praise motorcade coming from the various parts of the country with the idea of each community joining each other.
Persons will then assemble on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard and from there, will process to the Windsor Park Sports Stadium with a drumming session.
During the morning mass celebration there will be welcoming remarks, a time of prayer and the celebration of the mass which will be the main event.
The afternoon session will feature an extravaganza themed ‘Baptize and Sent’ which will include an award ceremony recognizing two individuals from each parish who have given extensive service over the years.
It has been 6 years since the Catholic Church last held this celebration on a national level, and, according to Monsignor Jno Lewis, it is expected to be something grand.
New Children’s Author, Dominican born Annette Phillip has released her first children’s book called ‘Sammy’s Curious Adventure’.
Phillip ,who now resides in New York, told Dominica News Online (DNO) during an interview on Friday that the book is based on a true story.
“The book is based on Sammy, a child I babysat some years ago,” she said. Phillip said 100 copies were printed as a trial and have already almost sold out.
“It sold out well, everybody loved it,”. Adding, “I have been selling them to family and friends and right now I only have 10 remaining.”
According to Phillip she plans to visit the libraries to arrange to have her books available there, “and also in the bookstores.”
“One of them signed me up already, Greenlight Bookstore, “I also want to do book signings, I have a few places that offered to use their business place in order to get a wider audience,” she said.
Phillip revealed that part 2 and 3 of her book will be available at a later time. She is also seeking a distributor here in Dominica to assist in selling her books.
“I would love to get them involved,” she stated. “It’s a children’s book.” If that is made possible the books will be sold at the available bookstores in Dominica for EC$15.
Copies of her book can be purchased from her website www.sammythebunny.com. They are available in PDF at the cost of US$5 and US$10 for the printed copy.
She is also working on making her books available on Amazon. She mentioned that after the book sales the money earned will be used to print larger copies of her book.
Annette is presently working on a poetry book. Phillip was born and raised in Goodwill. She loved writing poetry and reading as a child. She decided to broaden her talent by writing her first children’s book.
One of her poems appeared in June 2018 in a book called “Fractured Poetics” which is presently selling on Amazon. Another of her poems ‘Her name was Maria,’ was also featured by Island Signatures Magazine out of Barbados.”
She hopes to go on to publish her short stories and in the near future, her string of poems.
The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force have released information that a fatal shooting has taken place in Pottersville at 10am this morning. More information was promised as soon as it becomes available.
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