Sunday, May 20, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
The physical science students of St. Joseph High School on St. Croix participated in a Science Fair on May 18. Six seniors from the physics class were the judges, and Br. James Petrait, OSFS, physical science and physics teacher, moderated the fair. Pictured above, first place winner Malika Francois, Grade 9, is shown with her project display.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Several Catholic priests participated in the St. Croix Right-to-Life Committee’s ecumenical pro-life march and rally in Christiansted on May 12. His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard was the keynote speaker at the rally. Pictured above, left to right, are Fr. John Juszczak, CSsR, Fr. Patrick Lynch, CSsR, Fr. Louis Kemayou and Fr. John Mark.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Representatives from the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism spoke to students at St. Mary School on St. Croix on May 11 on the importance of tourism to the local economy and the role that local history and culture can play in attracting tourists. A question and answer session was held to strengthen the students’ knowledge of native foods, music and historical sites.
Father Anthony Abraham and members of the staff at Ss. Peter and Paul School on St. Thomas showcased those who received their baptism and/or first communion the previous weekend during the school Mass at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral on May 11. The students wore the clothes they wore at their reception of the sacraments at their church.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Workers from My Brother’s Workshop put the finishing touches on the medical exam room at Bethlehem House Shelter for the Homeless on St. Thomas on May 10. The room will be used by volunteer physicians in a pilot project to bring medical care to the homeless and underserved. The project was initiated by First Lady Cecile deJongh and supported by volunteer medical professionals from the private and public sector. Catholic Charities board members Odile de Lyrot and Alfred Heath have been involved in the planning process.
St. Mary School on St. Croix celebrated the coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on May 10. The students prayed a decade of the rosary during the school assembly, then went across the street to Holy Cross Church for the weekly school Mass. After the mass, the students sang Marian hymns in a procession back to school, where they made a floral offering to an image of the Blessed Mother. Pictured above, Bianca Rames crowned the statue, assisted by Zara Bengoa. The students then prayed the Act of Consecration to the Blessed Mother.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Some 300 members of the Knights and Dames of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta made their annual pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, in May, bringing with them 55 “malades,” the French word for “sick.” Dr. Lina Batenga and Leslie Highfield Carter from Holy Cross Church on St. Croix, and Jerry and Christine Woodhouse from Our Lady of Perpetual Help on St. Thomas deposited written prayers from the faithful in the Virgin Islands in the Grotto of Massabielle where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette Soubirous in 1858.
Pictured above, Jerry and Christine Woodhouse cared for Peggy Higgins from New Jersey, a mother of four with aggressive breast cancer who had just finished chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
St. Patrick School on St. Croix celebrated Founders Day with “A Taste of the Caribbean,” an international food fair, at St. Gerard Hall on May 1, in celebration of the school’s 146th anniversary. The food was prepared by students, parents and faculty. Fr. Lynch led the opening prayer, and the students sang the school song "Hail to St. Patrick School.” Pictured above, Elizabeth John Baptiste, principal, addressed the students, faculty and guests.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Students from St. Joseph High School on St. Croix led a reading carnival in the classrooms and on the campus on April 28. The high school students read to elementary school students. Lunch was provided, the school’s steel pan band played, and the children enjoyed a slide and a jump room.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Teachers from St. Patrick School on St. Croix learned new teaching techniques in Barcelonetta, Puerto Rico, on April 27. They were introduced to the Waterford program, designed to help students remain on task while improving academically. Upon approval for purchase, St. Patrick will be the first private school in the Virgin Islands to use the Waterford program.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
At the request of His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard, Msgr. Michael Kosak, Vicar General, installed six deacon candidates to the ministry of lector at St. Ann Church on St. Croix on April 26. The new lectors posed afterwards with Msgr. Kosak and Deacon Joseph Mark, Dean of the Formation Program. Left to right, front row, they are Reynold Modeste, Alvin Bedneau, Hector Arroyo, Tony Murray and Benjamin Parrilla; in the middle row are Deacon Mark and Marlon Braithwaite; Msgr. Kosak stands in the back row.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The fundraising committee of St. Joseph Church on St. Croix held a flea market on the parish grounds on April 21 to help defray the expenses of maintaining the parish. Donated items including clothing, electronics, furniture, dishes, books, and more were offered for sale. Drinks and snacks were also on sale.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Father Dan Cambra and Brother Michael Baker of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception based at the Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, led a three-night mission at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on St. Thomas on April 11-13.