Friday, January 19, 2018

Archbishop Harris to don apron at 'Priests Can Cook' fundraiser

Archbishop Joseph Harris during the August 29 media launch of 'Priests Can Cook' at Archbishop's House, Port of Spain. Photo courtesy Raymond Syms.

Archbishop Joseph Harris will join 75 priests and deacons in showcasing their culinary talents at 'Priests Can Cook' on September 29 at the St John Ambulance Hall.

'Priests Can Cook' is organised by the staff of Archbishop's House in collaboration with the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM), and with support from the St Mary's College Past Students Union. The event, which seeks to raise funds to assist four school under the CEMB umbrella; Our Lady of Laventille, Diego Martin Boys', Petit Valley Boys' and La Romaine RC, will be held from 6.30 - 10.30 p.m. and will represent the first time an Archbishop of Port of Spain will be cooking in a fundraiser.

CEBM manages 118 primary schools throughout this country, that cater for both Catholic and non-Catholic children. Many of the schools are in dire need of funding to attend to infrastructural issues as well as critical social programmes for students, parents and guardians. It is hoped that enough funds will be raised to assist the four neediest schools identified.

'Priests Can Cook' will serve up a variety of dishes and desserts with one of the features being a special dish cooked on spot by Fr. Kenneth Assing of the Blanchisseuse parish.

Patrons will also be treated to live entertainment by ace saxophonist Pedro Lezama, the Camejo Family, Sacred Heart Girls' RC choir, Take Five band and 11-time Panorama champions Desperadoes Steel Orchestra.

Tickets for 'Priests Can Cook' cost $250 and are available at all parish offices and at Archbishop's House.