The welcome reserved for Mgr Philippe Guiougou, new appointed bishop of Guadeloupe, upon his arrival at the Pôle Caraïbes airport
Fraternal visit of Monseignor Philippe GUIOUGOU, new appointed bishop of Basse-Terre and Pointe-à-Pitre Bas-Earth, April 19, 2023
From Friday 21st to Sunday 30th April 2023, Monseigneur Philippe GUIOUGOU, new bishop of the Diocese of Guadeloupe appointed by the Pope on April 3, will visit his new diocese.
This much awaited trip is for our new Pastor, a first official contact, before his scheduled ordination and installation on July 9th.
In the action of grace and the joy of the risen Christ, this 1st coming of my Lord Philippe to Guadeloupe since his appointment, will allow him to appreciate the fervor of God’s people here, happy to finally have his new bishop, who is also a child of the country.
During these 10 days among his people, Monsignor Philippe will preside over several eucharistic celebrations, including the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Guadeloupe, Capesterre Belle-Eau, the Church of Saint-Michel du Raizet and the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Pointe-à-Pitre. He will meet priests, deacons, clergymen, diocesan staff, secular and similarly speak with local civil authorities.
The new bishop of Guadeloupe will also devote time to his family and loved ones, particularly his 90-year-old mother.
Here is the program of the highlights of the visit to Guadeloupe by Mgr Philippe GUIOUGOU:
Friday, April 21, 2023 3pm: Arrival of Mgr Philippe GUIOUGOU in Guadeloupe Caribbean Pole from Paris. (Time set aside for his plane landing, then slammed mics with the media in the airport’s small lounge.)
Saturday April 22, 2023
9am-12pm: Work session with Monsignor David Macaire, the apostolic administrator of the diocese (without the press)
12:00: Press conference of Mgr Philippe GUIOUGOU and Mgr David Macaire, at the bishopric of Basse-Terre, at the synod room. (Live broadcast on Radio Massabielle)
1pm: Live in RCI news paper
7:30 pm: Directly in the JT of Guadeloupe The 1st since the bishop
Sunday, April 23, 2023
6:30 am: Celebration of the Sunday Mass at the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Guadeloupe, in Basse-Terre (live broadcast on Radio Massabielle)
12h: Brotherly greetings of the new bishop and meeting with his people at the great Assembly of the Charismatic Renewal of the diocesan, Laura Flessel room, in Petit-Bourg
Monday, April 24, 2023
18:00: Celebration of the mass at the church of the town of Capesterre Belle-Eau
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
6:30 am: Celebration of the broadcasted morning mass at the church of Saint-Michel du Raizet (Abymes)
7:45 – 9:00: Special edition on Radio Massabielle
Thursday, April 27, 2023
10:30 am: Meeting with the priests and deacons of the diocese at the CPSO (Pastoral Center Siméon Ouali) – Abymes (picture tour possible).
Saturday April 29, 2023
Day at Marie-Galante parishioners meeting. (Welcome and prayer time at Grand Burg Church at 10am. Meeting with the parish community of Saint-Louis at 11 a.m., then with that of Capesterre at 12 p.m. and lunch at the Presbyterian of Grand-Bourg at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 30, 2023
9:00 am: Celebration of the Sunday Mass at the Church of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul, in Pointe-à-Pitre. (Live broadcast on Radio Massabielle).
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