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‘Get on the blocks’

RACHELLE AGARD, rachelleagard@nationnews.com

Added 31 March 2019

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Monsignor Vincent Blackett (left) blessing St Michael Parish Ambassadors Lisa Harewood (third left) and Jaleel Shannon (fourth left). (RA)

Monsignor Vincent Blackett is calling on the St Michael Parish Ambassadors to venture on to the controversial blocks and he will join them.

The parish priest is assigned to Our Lady Queen of the Universe in Black Rock, St Michael, a district with the notoriety of having several gangs and which was recently placed on a Level 1 advisory list by the United States. American visitors were urged to exercise increased caution in six St Michael areas, including Black Rock.

During morning mass yesterday at the church where the 2019 St Michael Parish Ambassadors Jaleel Shannon and Lisa Harewood were officially installed, Blackett made the promise to be part of such a block exercise.

“As a church, we have a mission to the community. As a church in St Michael, we have to work with these ambassadors who are out there trying to do good in the society. We have to work with them. Ambassadors, I would like to work with you. I would like to join you in trying to see what we can do to improve the lot, especially of the youngsters on the block,” he said. (RA)

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