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.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Members of the youth group at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on St. John are raising funds through Saturday car washes and Sunday food sales after the Masses for their trip to the Jesus Explosion in Trinidad on July 20-22. Each child needs to raise at least $549.51; to help sponsor a child, please contact the church secretary.
The Filipino Catholic community on St. Thomas organized its first traditional Salubong procession for Easter Sunday, April 8. One group met at the French Heritage Museum carrying a statue of the Sorrowful Mother draped with a long black veil.
Another group met near the Frenchtown Community Center carrying a banner with an image of the Risen Christ. At the sound of the bell at St. Anne Chapel, both groups processed and met at the top of the chapel steps.
When the Sorrowful Mother met her Resurrected Son, her black cape was unveiled, all sang “Regina Cieli,” and pigeons were released into the air.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard, received several new members into the Catholic Church at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral on St. Thomas at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 7. Pictured above, he gave Daniel Nieves a conditional baptism.