Caribbean Parishes of St  Kitts Nevis

Parishes of St. Kitts-Nevis

Immaculate Conception Co-Cathedral Parish
Basseterre, St. Kitts

For more than 150 years, Immaculate Conception has been a Catholic beacon on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Steeped in the history and traditions of Portuguese and Irish immigrants, the parish is one of two cathedrals in the Diocese of St. John’s-Basseterre.

Because St. Kitts is a popular cruise ship destination, the staff at the Co-Cathedral regularly welcomes parishioners and visitors alike. On any given Sunday, the congregation might be filled with families who descended from the island’s long-time inhabitants, contractors from Asia, medical students from Africa, employees of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and tourists.

The active parish maintains several organizations: junior and senior choirs; networks for youth, young adults, men and women; a grief support group; volunteers who visits prisons; and others who visit patients in hospitals.

The parish’s St. Vincent de Paul Society manages a Saturday food distribution point, a clinic that is open to people who live on the streets, and programs that reach out to youth who became involved in juvenile street gangs.

The Co-Cathedral also is home to St. Jerome Biblical Studies Institute, which offers weekly Bible studies classes and weekend courses. In addition to the biblical institute, the parish provides Catholic education to grade school students through St. Theresa Convent and St. Joseph School. First opened more than 100 years ago, the parish school enrolls about 600 students a year.

In 2008, the parish broke ground for a new building to house a new Immaculate Conception Catholic School—the amalgamation of the two existing schools, St. Theresa Convent and St. Joseph School. The project is targeted to be completed in 2011.

Masses at Co-Cathedral:

Monday and Friday
7 p.m. (English)

Tuesday and Thursday
6:30 a.m. (English)

Wednesday
6:30 a.m. and noon (English)

Saturday
7 p.m. (English)

Sunday
8:30 p.m. (English)

For more information about Immaculate Conception Co-Cathedral Parish, Holy Family or St. Theresa, contact the Divine Word Missionaries at (+1) (869) 465-2464 or (+1) (869) 465-2541.

Co-Cathedral Parish
East Independence Square
P.O. Box 237
Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies

e-mail: cocathedral@sisterisles.kn
website: http://co-cathedral.blogspot.com

Holy Family
Molineux, St. Kitts

A member of the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters—one of the two religious orders that St. Arnold Janssen founded for women— serves as administrator of Holy Family. A Divine Word Missionary is assigned as sacramental priest for the parish.

Masses at Holy Family:

Sunday
10:30 a.m. (English)

Tuesday
6:30 p.m. (English)

Friday
7 a.m. (English)

For more information about the work of the Divine Word Missionaries at Holy Family in Molineux, St. Kitts, call (+1) (869) 465-2464.

Holy Family
Catholic Presbytery
P.O. Box 237
Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies

Sacred Heart
Sandy Point, St. Kitts

The Divine Word Missionaries recently accepted pastoral duties for Sacred Heart in Sandy Point. The pastor at Sandy Point also cares for St. Joseph in Old Road.

Masses at Sacred Heart:

Sunday
8 a.m.

For more information about Sacred Heart in Sandy Point, St. Kitts, contact the Divine Word Missionaries at (+1) (869) 465-6267.

Sacred Heart
The Presbytery
Sandy Point, St. Kitts, West Indies

St. Theresa
Charlestown, Nevis

Catholics on the island of Nevis come from many places. Some residents are 12th-generation Nevisians; others come from other Caribbean islands; and still others are transplanted islanders from North America and Europe.

Known as an island of rainforests, reefs and ruins, Nevis is home to about 10,000 inhabitants and three Catholic communities. The main church, St. Theresa, is located in Charlestown, the island’s capital.

The Divine Word Missionary who shepherds St. Theresa also cares for the communities that gather at two Catholic chapels—Immaculate Heart of Mary in Westbury and St. John de la Salle in Gingerland, the island’s largest city.

Once a month, St. Theresa parishioners host a social gathering to share food, play games and be together. On Thursdays, parishioners visit the sick and elderly, and on Mondays, they go to the hospital to visit and pray with all who wish to see them.

Masses at St. Theresa:

Monday
6 p.m. (English)

Wednesday and Friday
6:45 a.m. (English)

Sunday
10 a.m. (English)

Masses at Immaculate Heart of Mary:

Saturday
6 p.m. (English)

Masses at St. John de la Salle:

Sunday
8 a.m. (English)

For more information about St. Theresa in Charlestown, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Westbury or St. John de la Salle in Gingerland, contact the Divine Word Missionaries at (+1) (869) 496-5214.

St. Theresa
P.O. Box 491
Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies