CATHOLIC PARISHES IN 19TH CENTURY TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

 

The oldest Catholic parishes are:

 

1592/93:

 

 

1687:

 

1687:

St. Joseph, St. Joseph

 

 

Holy Trinity, Arouca

 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help,

San Fernando

1687:

 

 

 

1687:

St. John the Baptist, San Juan

St Juan Parish: In the old records of the parish,

it is referred to as St Juan de Aricagua

 

Holy Cross, Princes Town (formerly known as

Savana Grande)

1687:

 

1688:

 

1756/57:

 

1756/58:

Our Lady of Montserrat, Tortuga

 

San Rafael, San Rafael

 

Santa Rosa, Arima

 

La Divina Pastora, Siparia

1687:

 

1687:

 

1690:

 

1756/58:

St. Peter, Pointe-a-Pierre

 

St. Catherine, Gran Couva

 

St. Vincent Ferrer, Moruga

 

Assumption, Toco

1826:

 

1831:

 

1837:

 

1845:

St. Francis of Assisi, Erin

 

St. Peter, Cedros

 

St. Paul, Couva

 

Holy Cross, Santa Cruz

1781:

 

 

1826:

 

1832:

 

1840:

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,

Port-of-Spain

 

St. Peter’s, Carenage

 

St. John the Evangelist, Diego Martin

 

Sacred Heart, La Brea

1846:

 

1861:

 

1874:

 

 

1882:

Our Lady of Lourdes, Maraval

 

St. Ann’s, Port-of-Spain

 

Our Lady of Fatima Church,

Laventille, Port-of-Spain

 

Church of the Sacred Heart,

Port-of-Spain

1845:

 

1856:

 

1867:

 

1880:

Sts. Philip and James, Chaguanas

 

St. Patrick’s, Newtown, Port-of-Spain

 

Our Lady of the Rosary, Port-of-Spain

 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel,

Blanchisseuse

1891:

 

1892:

 

1898:

 

 

 

1902:

St. Charles Borromeo, Tunapuna

 

ST. JOSEPH, Scarborough, TOBAGO

 

St. Mary’s

Our Lady Assumed into Heaven,

St. Mary’s Village, South Oropouche

 

St. Francis of Assisi, Belmont,

Port of Spain

1890:

 

1892:

 

1892:

 

1900:

St. Michael, Maracas Valley

 

St. Francis, Sangre Grande

 

SACRED HEART, DELAFORD, TOBAGO

 

St. Mary of the Assumption, Mucurapo,

Port-of-Spain

 

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The Catholic Church in Trinidad & Tobago Today

 

The Archdiocesan website provides current information on all Trinidad & Tobago Catholic churches and the present day

Catholic parishes: http://www.catholictt.org/ Click Parish MASS TIMES and then, Northern Vicariate for Tobago and

Port-of-Spain; click Southern Vicariate for San Fernando; click Eastern Vicariate for Arima & Suburban Vicariate for

St. Joseph.

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING:

 

1)

Title:

 

Author:

 

Publisher:

 

Holding Library:

 

UWI Call #:

 

UWI Item ID:

History of the Catholic Church in Trinidad to 1852

 

Harricharan, John Thomas

 

1976. 062117110523

 

University of the West Indies Library (UWI), St. Augustine - Theses Collection

 

BX1459 T8 H297 H6

 

1700120813

2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3)

Title:

 

Author:

 

Publisher:

 

 

Title:

 

Author:

 

Publisher:

 

Holding Library:

 

UWI Call #:

 

UWI Item ID:

The Catholic Church in Trinidad, 1498 - 1852

 

Harricharan, Rev. Fr. John Thomas.

 

Imprint Caribbean Ltd, Port-of-Spain [1981]

 

 

Crisis within the Catholic Church in Trinidad 1854-1864 /

 

Harricharan, Rev. Fr. John Thomas

 

St. Augustine, Trinidad : Dept. of History, U.W.I., 1979. 062117110523

 

University of the West Indies Library (UWI), St. Augustine - West Indiana Library

 

BX1459 T8 H297 C9

 

1700357698

4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5)

Title:

 

Author:

 

Publisher:

 

Publisher:

 

 

Title (Article):

 

Author:

IN

Title:

 

 

Author:

 

Publisher:

Parish Beat

 

Sr. Marie-Thérèse Rétout, O.P.

 

[Port of Spain, Trinidad: Inprint Caribbean] 1976. (1st Edition)

 

[Laventille, Trinidad: SCRIP J Printers] 2003. (2nd Edition)

 

 

Roman Catholic Church

 

Harris, Joseph

 

Religions of Trinidad and Tobago. A Guide to the History, Beliefs,

and Polity of 23 Religious Faiths

 

Murray, Eric John (ed.)

 

Port of Spain: Murray Publications, 1998.

 

 

See:

Catholic Archdiocese of Port-of-Spain

 

Catholic Archdiocese of Port- of-Spain: A Historical Note

 

Catholic Churches in Central Port-of-Spain

 

Catholic Parish Registers

 

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