Annual GARIFUNA Mass With Garifuna Catholic Priest FATHER TOMAS CACHO To Take Place In Brooklyn on SATURDAY June 13th 2015

 

Brownsville, Brooklyn —  The Garifuna Society of The Our Lady of Mercy Church, presents The Annual Garifuna Mass as presided over by Garifuna Priest, Father Tomas Cacho from Honduras. This Garifuna Mass will be taking place at OUR LADY OF MERCY Church in Brownsville, Brooklyn on Saturday, June 13th 2015.

Garifuna Priest Father Tomas Cacho at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Brownsville, Brooklyn in 2012.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Garifuna Priest Father Tomas Cacho at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Brownsville, Brooklyn in 2012. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

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As presented by the Garifuna Society of The Our Lady of Mercy Church, This Garifuna Mass (held every year on the second weekend of June) is one of the few Catholic Garifuna Masses presided over by a Garifuna Priest.  This Garifuna Mass will be presided over by Father Tomas Cacho (from Honduras) and Deacon Victor Elijio.

Garifuna Priest Father Tomas Cacho at The Annual Garifuna Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church Brownsville, Brooklyn in 2012.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Garifuna Priest Father Tomas Cacho at The Annual Garifuna Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church Brownsville, Brooklyn in 2012. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

This Garifuna Catholic Mass in the United States is something of a rarity, at least a Garifuna Catholic Mass presided over by a Priest of Garifuna Descent in the United States of America.

Garifuna Children from the Garifuna Society of  Our Lady of Mercy Church in Brownsville, Brooklyn at the Annual Garifuna Mass in 2012.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Garifuna Children from the Garifuna Society of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Brownsville, Brooklyn at the Annual Garifuna Mass in 2012. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

The only other Garifuna Mass in New York City presided over by a Garifuna Priest is the Annual Garifuna Mass in commemoration of Belizean Garifuna Settlement Day held in Brooklyn at Our Lady Of Mercy Church every November, which is presided over by Father Larry Nicasio from Belize.  Both Father Tomas Cacho and Father Larry Nicasio are two of the few Ordained Priests of Garifuna descent at this time.

Garifuna Woman from the Garifuna Society of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Brooklyn at the Annual Garifuna Mass in 2012.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Garifuna Woman from the Garifuna Society of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Brooklyn at the Annual Garifuna Mass in 2012. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Representing the Diocese of Trujillo in Honduras, Father Tomas Cacho is from Sangrelaya, Department of Colon in Honduras.  I hope to confirm this at same point.

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This Garifuna Mass is scheduled to begin at approximately 3pm in the afternoon. The Mass is then followed by a reception with food and drink.

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Brownsville, Brooklyn.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Our Lady of Mercy Church
680 Mother Gaston Blvd. (between Riverdale and Livonia Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11212
#3 Subway train to Junius Ave or Rockaway Ave Stop

For more information, call (718) 346-3166 or (347) 944-0384.

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Below is video by me of the 2009 Garifuna Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Here is video of the Garifuna version of the “Our Father” prayer at The Annual Garifuna Mass presided over by Father Tomas Cacho.  (0:55 point through 3:55 point).

Annual Garifuna Catholic Mass With Garifuna Priest, Father Tomas Cacho To Take Place in Brooklyn on SATURDAY June 13th 2015.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Annual Garifuna Catholic Mass With Garifuna Priest, Father Tomas Cacho To Take Place in Brooklyn on SATURDAY June 13th 2015. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

 

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