by Bernard Lauwyck
The chapel in Calibishie was dedicated and solemnly blessed on July 2, 2017 by Bishop Gabriel Malzaire . Its patrons are Sts Peter and Paul.
This new place of worship replaces the previous building which was severely damaged by Hurricane Dean in 2007.
The sanctuary furniture was donated by the Joseph family from Calibishie through the initiative of Mr. Simeon Joseph. Countless people and several organisations made contributions to the construction of this chapel.
This was a community project which was started by Fr. Celsus Auguiste, built when Fr. Conan Shillingford was parish priest and blessed during the administration of Deacan Alvin Knight.
I personally spent countless hours at Calibishie , day and nighttime, to move this project forward.
The Main contractor was Ronald Bedneau.
A lot of work was done by local free labour, coud-de-main. We need to commend the parishioners of Our Lady of La Soie and especially the ones at Calibishie for their untiring efforts and devotion.
click on Calibishie chapel link on the right side (churches under construction) to find out more about the design and construction of this chapel.