PHOTOS: Chavez memorial mass

On Thursday evening, Dominicans from all walks of life gathered at the St Alphonsus Catholic Church for a memorial mass in remembrance of the late Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez.

Chavez died on Tuesday of a massive heart attack following a two-year battle with cancer.

An official funeral service is being held in Venezuela today (Friday) for Chavez and is being attended by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

Thursday’s memorial service was attended by ministers of government, members of the clergy and the diplomatic corp and the general public.

Below are photos highlighting the mass.

All photos by Zaimis Olmos.

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23 Comments

  1. Muneca Gorda
    March 9, 2013

    That is one of the silliest things ever. Who vex too bad. The man was sick for about 2 years…if they meant any REAL good they would have held a service for him praying for his recovery. Having a service when is already dead is to my mind pointless and just a sharade and attention seeking tatics.

    Chavez por siempre!

  2. Peeping Tom
    March 9, 2013

    A fitting goodbye for a friend. I applaud the PM’s leadership on this sad moment for Dominica and the region.

  3. Justice and Truth
    March 8, 2013

    I am happy that many Dominicans attended the Memorial Mass. Sorry I am not a resident of DA otherwise I would have attended.
    Pleased to know that it was well-attended and was broadcasted on DBS. If I had known that I would have tuned in via the Internet to listen to the broadcast. I missed it. God will not overlook those of you who made the effort to attend. He blessed and graced you. Good deeds do not go unrewarded.
    God bless you!

  4. SOMETHING ELSE.
    March 8, 2013

    Those with EYES TO SEE let THEM SEE and those with EARS to HEAR let THEM HEAR….

  5. SOMETHING ELSE.
    March 8, 2013

    A lesson to some.The masses have gathered.They are the POWER of the NATION.Who JAH bless NO JOUNALIST(S)can curse.

  6. #soreal
    March 8, 2013

    That was good for DBS to carry this livw .. but shame on them tht they did not want carry Mr. Ferdinand’s own. The things we will do for foreigners we hesitate to do for our own

    • Justice and Truth
      March 8, 2013

      This time you are being unfair and erred. The PM intervened and Ferdinand’s funeral was broadcasted. The primary decision not to air it was not that of the PM. Please be fair. You should have thought of it before making such a statement.

  7. Labour Party Support
    March 8, 2013

    Congratulations Julie. It is your constituency and you represented well. Hats off to you bro. I was very impressed. You spoke very well my dear. Pm is a man of wisdom to have given you to act. Well done good and faithful servant. Blessings.I’m proud and Pm will be proud too.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 8, 2013

      Note that he is also a gracious, sensible and humble person. He did not take away the spotlight from her who deserved it since it is her constituency. We give compliments where they are due. Laurels to the PM.

  8. Anonymous
    March 8, 2013

    It’s very likely that some Caribbean PMs will attend mass in Venezuela.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 8, 2013

      You bet. They will not miss it since Chavez was a well-known politician and President and no doubt financially assisted those countries.
      I heard on the Toronto TV News, my favorite Channel for the News that many dignitaries will be attending. This means all those who possibly can attend. I happened to view some the News tonight; was busy at the time. I noticed the President of Iran. I was looking for Dominica’s PM but I missed most of the pictures on TV. I will view the late News and hope I get a glimpse of him. There are so many of them that it may be difficult to see every dignitary as DA’s PM.
      The CBC TV News – Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is at this moment reporting today’s funeral proceedings. It was reported that there were some of them from Canada. A former Canada’s PM Jean Chretien and his wife attended. I am pleased to hear that. There will be additional news later in the evening.

  9. ok
    March 8, 2013

    I c him we, on CNN.

  10. Anonymous
    March 8, 2013

    i think so he is in Venezuela

  11. WHO VEX VEX
    March 8, 2013

    HAPPY to see we could at least come together

  12. Arrival
    March 8, 2013

    Where is the PM ? He called for church service and he is out of state is Julie that’s acting PM? wonder if he will go to funeral waiting to see him on TV.

    • Me
      March 8, 2013

      PM in Venezuela attending the funeral

      • Justice and Truth
        March 8, 2013

        Arrival should have known that. His comment is undeserving of the PM.

      • Views Expressed
        March 9, 2013

        So what,,,,,,,,,,………………..

    • Anonymous
      March 8, 2013

      Stupes, the PM is waiting for his flight to go to Venezuela to the real funeral, are you happy now? :mrgreen:

    • Justice and Truth
      March 8, 2013

      @ Arrival

      Always finding faults. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Why did you not utilize your common sense. The PM had to attend the funeral in Venezuela. He had to travel. Obviously, he had to leave at least during the day or early morning, if not the day before so that he could arrive in Venezuela in time for the funeral. I responded to you but you really do not deserve one. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  13. Anonymous
    March 8, 2013

    But where the PM nuh

  14. Jaime Lewis
    March 8, 2013

    What a beautiful service brought so clearly by DBS radio. Excellent sermon by Monsignor Thomas.

    • Anonymous
      March 10, 2013

      Excellent indeed by the Political Priest. Just wondering how many people live in those plastic houses in Stock Farm and if the Petro Caribe Gas is really cheaper than the others

      And how much more tax I will have to pay so that the staggering millions we owe Venezuela will be repaid

      Oh! I will stop wondering and ask Monsignor Thomas – he sure seems to know alot

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