Grenada

Grenada is an island country in the Caribbean. As well as the main island, there are six smaller islands making up the group. It is sometimes known as Spice Island, because of the importance of Mace and Nutmeg (from the same plant) to the economy. It was colonized by the French in 1649 and became a British colony in 1763. It has been independent since 1974.

St. Patrick's Missionaries in Grenada

In 1969 the Bishop of St Georges, Grenada, requested St Patrick’s Missionary Society to send ‘two or maybe three good priests’ to work in his Diocese. The first three priests arrived there in October 1970, Frs Paddy Hannelly, Padraig MacCormac amd John F Sheehan.

 

Starting with a parish on the small island of Cariacou, the Society built up its presence over the years to take charge of seven parishes and to supply a priest-teacher in St David’s Secondary School.

 

Sadly two missionaries died in accidents in Grenada. Fr Pat Walsh died in a fall from a church tower and lay volunteer teacher Michael Burns was drowned in the sea.

 

In the 1980s Fr Oliver Leavy SPS forged links between the Church in Grenada and Catholics in Ireland the United States when he took a parish musical group, ‘Spice Island Youthquake’, on successive tours. The group gave many public performances and on one occasion sang at Sunday Mass broadcast on Irish Television.

Kenya

St Patrick’s
P.O. Box 25269

Lavington 00603

Nairobi

Kenya

Tel:

+254 20 4343189

or

+254 790494655

Email:

spsclt@spms.org

Ireland

St Patrick’s
Kiltegan
Co Wicklow

W91 Y022
Ireland

Tel:

+353 59 647 3600

Fax:

+353 59 647 3529

Email:

office@spms.ie

England

20 Beauchamp Road
East Molesey
Surrey
KT8 0PA
England

Tel:

+44 208 979 1890

Fax:

+44 208 941 8221

Email:

office@stpatricksuk.co.uk

Scotland

St Patrick’s
8, Abercromby Place
Stirling
FK8 2QP
Scotland

Tel:

+44 1786 447 722

Fax:

+44 1786 464 064

Email:

stpatsbuch@aol.com

 

USA

St Patrick Fathers
8422 West Windsor Avenue
Chicago, IL 60656-4252
USA

Tel:

+1 773 887 4741

Email:

spsil@spms.org

www.stpatrickfathers.com

 

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