About Our Sister Churches
St Cecilia’s Chapel
In 1972, under the leadership of Fr. Jubrajsingh, the St. Cecilia’s chapel located in La Seiva was founded. Previous to this, the La Seiva community had been worshipping in the basement of the Darwent’s house. The family later donated the land on which the present church is built. In honour of the benefactor, Cecilia Darwent, it was named St. Cecilia. It became the main place of worship for Catholics living in the new developing communities of Pool Side, La Baja and surrounding neighbourhoods. Since 2010, Spanish masses have been celebrated at this chapel. In 2011, an additional mass was added at 5p.m. on Sundays.The feast is celebrated on November 22 every year.
St Theresa’s Chapel, Acono
Two years after the establishment of St. Cecilia’s, the St. Theresa’s chapel was founded in 1974 also under the parish priest, Fr. Jubrajsingh. The church attracts parishioners from the area of Acono and surrounding communities. It is currently being renovated with the kind assistance of the Tunapuna parish.
The church was named after, St. Theresa known as the Little Flower of Jesus. The feast is celebrated on October 3 every year.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, El Lluengo
Land was donated by David Constantine Hernandez for Our Lady of Mount Carmel chapel at El Luengo opposite the current basketball court in 1991. The community has been worshipping at the home of several community members, and the community centre, until such time as the church can be constructed.
The community was named after Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. The Blessed Virgin Mary under this title is the patron of the Carmelite Order. The feast is celebrated on July 16 every year, usually with parang in the El Luengo community. The bronze scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is a sacramental signifying the consecration of the person who wears it to Jesus, through Mary and affiliation with the Carmelite Order. It is one of the more popular devotions to Our Lady.