The Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help has pastoral responsibility for the main community on Harris Promenade as well as for two satellite communities at Vistabella and Les Efforts West and Pleasantville.
Several incarnations between 1848 - 1975 saw this Church originally, the Church of Notre Dame de Bon Secours, being eventually dedicated by His Grace Anthony Pantin and renamed Our Lady of Perpetual Help in 1975.
CHRIST THE KING
Les Efforts West
ST. ANDREW KAGGWA
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP
The cornerstone of the Church was laid on 4th November 1979. When construction began in 1979, a roof and posts were all that stood over a rough concrete floor. When completed the church was given the name St Andrew Kaggwa by Fr. Garfield Rochard.
Andrew Kaggwa was one of twenty-two Catholics and Anglicans who were martyred for the Christian cause, and in 1964 he was one of the first Africans to be canonized.
Christ the King R.C. Church was built in 1965 in response to the growing population and rapid expansion of San Fernando - the bustling industrial capital of Trinidad and Tobago. The 20 or 30 years prior to this witnessed the development of the entire area south of Rushworth Street, and including the former sugar cane fields of the Les Efforts Estate and Gooding Village. This church was the brainchild of Fr. Jerome Koots, a Benedictine monk, who had foreseen the potential growth and expansion.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Mondays to Fridays: 9.00 a.m. Ė 5.00 p.m.
Phone: 652-2883; 652-2269; Fax:
652-2269 (ask for tone)
MASS SCHEDULES (8 MASSES EACH WEEKEND)
Harris Promenade: 7.00 p.m. on Saturdays; 6.00 a.m.; 8.00 a.m.; 10.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. each
Les Efforts West: 5.00 p.m. on Saturdays and 7.30 a.m. on Sundays
Vistabella: 9.15 a.m. on Sundays
Celebration and Thanksgiving Mass for Pope Francis - Mar 17, 2013 - Part 1
Celebration and Thanksgiving Mass for Pope Francis - Mar 17, 2013 - Part 2
Why donít YOU consider serving our Parish Council in one of the following ways/committees: Finance, Property, Liturgy, Youth, Religious Education, Catholic Schools, General Parish Member,Fund Raising, Family Life, Stewardship, Hospitality, Christ the King, Les Efforts and St Andrew Kaggwa, Vistabella.
WE WELCOME YOU, VOLUNTEER!!
All parishioners are invited to enter into the spirit of the Advent season by joining the
Universal Church in the service of Vespers, beginning this Sunday at 3:00pm. Please encourage members of the family, your groups and communities to be part of this special prayer time.