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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Montego Bay
From the Bishop
Diocesan Bulletin Boarde
BSC MoBay
Ocho Rios
Negril
Lucea
Falmouth
Brownstown
Bamboo
Alva
St. Ann's Bay
Reading
Seaford Town
Savanna-la-mar
Grange Hill

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View of Montego Bay from the Cathedral Rectory

Welcome to the Diocese of Montego Bay!!!
 
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Montego Bay was canonically erected in 1967 by His Holiness Pope Paul VI, with the then Bishop Edgerton Clarke as its first bishop. When Bishop Clarke was transferred to Kingston as the Metropolitan Archbishop, the present Bishop Charles H. Dufour became in 1996 the second diocesan bishop of Montego Bay. Formerly a part of the Diocese of Kingston, the diocese of Montego Bay is a Suffragan See of the Metropolitan See of Kingston.
 
The Diocese of Montego Bay comprises five civic parishes (and their main centers) which are: St. James (Montego Bay), Trelawney (Falmouth), St. Ann (St. Ann's Bay) Westmoreland (Savannah-la-Mar) and Hanover (Lucea). The total area of the diocese is about 1,500 sq. miles with an estimated population of 723,200.  The Catholic population is estimated at 13,200 or about 2% of the total population.
 
You can get in touch with us at:
 
Diocese of Montego Bay
1-3 Fort Street
P.O. Box 197
Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I.
 
Tel. (876) 952-6678
FAX (876) 952-6679
 
 
 

Bishop Dufour's Coat of Arms
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Bishop Dufour's Motto: Sent to Serve

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Bishop Charles H. Dufour

DIOCESAN OFFICIALS
 
Bishop...........................Most Rev. Charles H. Dufour
 
Vicar General...................Msgr. Etuale Lealofi
                                                Tel: 952-2481
Chancellor........................Mr. Halery Lynch
Judicial Vicar....................Msgr. Etuale Lealofi, JCD
Episcopal Vicar
      for Personnel..............Msgr. Herbert Panton
                                               Tel: 952-1494
Diocesan Consultors..........Msgr. Etuale Lealofi, VG
                                        Msgr. Herbert Panton
                                        Rev. Joseph Hund, OFM
                                        Rev. Eremodo Muavesi
                                        Rev. Longius Ugwuegbulem
                                        Rev. Chrispin Q.B. Oneko
Matrimonial Tribunal:       - Msgr. Etuale Lealofi
                                                Judicial Vicar/Judge 
                                     - Mrs. Sonja Powell
                                                Defendor
                                     - Mr. Halery Lynch
                                                 Notary 
 
DIOCESAN COMMISSIONS
 
Pastoral Council ..........................Dr. Francis Lindo (chair)
Finance Board..............................Mr. Peter Williams (chair)
Lay Spiritual Formation..................Fr. Manuel Arockissamy
Lay &Youth Leaders Formation......Lisa Hammilton-Sanford
Family Life Apostolate..................Sr. Mary Lu Suchan, smsm
Catechetics..................................Sr. Ruth Danielski, smsm
Vocations.....................................Bishop Charles H. Dufour
Missionary Activities.....................Mrs. Jean Lue
Communications...........................Msgr. Etuale Lealofi