The Catholic Church in Dominica is shocked by news of the sudden passing of Haitian Priest Father Jacky Merilan who died on Monday.
Fr Jacky was ordained a catholic priest in 2015 and was also a member of the Redemptorist Order.
At the time of his passing, he was the parish priest of St. Joseph.
Just Sunday, Fr Jacky delivered his final sermon at Sunday morning mass at St. Ann Parish where he encouraged parishioners not to be deterred by bad news.
Fr Jacky Merilan delivering what would be his final sermon at the St. Ann Parish Mass yesterday morning.
Meantime Local Superior of the Redemptorist Order Fr. Matthew Allman says the Catholic community is in a state of shock.
Local Superior of the Redemptorist Order Fr. Matthew Allman