Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
The St. Thomas/St. John Curia, Immaculate Conception of the Legion of Mary celebrated its annual Acies ceremony at St. Anne Chapel on
today. The Acies, from a Latin word meaning an army ranged in battle array, is a consecration ceremony in which the legionaries as a body assemble to renew their fealty to Mary, Queen of the Legion, and to receive strength and blessing from her for yet another year's battle with the forces of evil. Pictured above, the members prepared to venerate the Legion of Mary standard. St. Thomas
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard, celebrated a Mass for students of
St. Joseph High School on St. Croix at yesterday. The Mass honored St. Joseph Church , the school’s patron saint, whose actual feast day is March 19. In his homily, Bishop Bevard described how often children become the images of their parents when they get older and the same applied to Jesus and St. Joseph . St. Joseph
The Marian image behind and above him is Our Lady of Divine Providence, patroness of Puerto Rico.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
During the restoration, many weekday Masses are being celebrated next door in the Chapel of St. Therese.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
|Pictured above, left to right, Fr. Patrick Lynch,|
the diocesan Superintendent of Catholic Education;
Fr. Mark; and Bishop Bevard.
His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard, has appointed Fr. John Mark as principal of
St. Joseph High School on St. Croix, beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year. Fr. Mark will continue as pastor of and as director of liturgy for the diocese. St. Joseph Church
“Our task is two-fold,” Fr. Mark told The Catholic Islander. “First of all, we are focusing on the moral and spiritual formation of our young people according to the mind and heart of Jesus Christ. The second task is to ensure that the academic preparation is top-notch, as the school is a preparatory school for college education and future careers. This is important for the future of the
Virgin Islands in general. We need our future leaders to be moral, spiritual and competent. We will do all we can for the young people who represent the future of the Virgin Islands so they can contribute to the culture and the society in productive and meaningful ways."
Big congratulations go out to Justine Arevalo, an eighth grader at
, after winning the 2011 Territorial Spelling Bee at Divi Carina Bay Casino conference room on March 11. She went through 29 rounds, finally triumphing by correctly spelling “spurious” as her final word. She will now compete in the national competition in St. Mary School on June 1. Washington, D.C.
Monday, March 14, 2011
His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard, and Fr. Patrick Lynch, CSsR, pastor of St. Patrick Church on St. Croix, led the parishioners and St. Patrick School students in their annual St. Patrick's Day parade through Frederiksted this past Sunday.
After the patronal Mass and parade, Bishop Bevard blessed a shrine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at
. St. Patrick School
At the closing of the patronal celebration, Bishop Bevard tried his hand at the steel pan at the reception in St. Gerard Hall. He said he was asked to play solo – “so low” that no one could hear him!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
The Students of the Month at
St. Joseph High School on St. Croix for March 2011 were, left to right: O'Shaeney Felix, Grade 12; Jonathan Morales, Grade 9; Kibwe Tom, Grade 10; and Sadie Aubain, Grade 11.
The Students of the Month for February 2011 were, left to right: Ashley Joseph, Grade 12; Addina Denning, Grade 9; Kwame Simmons, Grade 11; and Benjamin Alicea, Grade 10 (not pictured).
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
|The middle school came in first in its division|
Ss. Peter and
Paul School had three teams in the competition of the Virgin Islands History Bowl on March 10. Thanks to the coaching of teacher Brittany Bryan, the school placed in all three categories. St. Thomas
Middle School (
Eighth graders Kenise Abraham, Britany Dyer, Kesha Hyacinth and Danielle Olive and seventh graders Dante Joseph and Asel Mustafa.
High School (
Eleventh graders Sarah-Ann Charles, Ashlee Forney and Deja Joseph, tenth graders Kiernan Corbett and Robert Greaux, and ninth grader Corey Romney.
Elementary School (
Sixth grader Mahmoud Hussein and fifth graders Adari Hector, Jessica Gibs and Emmett Joseph.
|The high school came in second|
in its division
|The elementary school came in third|
in its division
His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard, met with the principals and heads of schools on
St. Croix yesterday. Pictured with the bishop, left to right are Elizabeth John-Baptiste of St. Patrick School, Basil Williams, Sr., of St. Mary School, Ramona Griego of Ss. Peter and Paul School, and Deborah Skalkos of . The principals meet regularly to coordinate the school matters throughout the diocese. St. Joseph High School
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
|His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard, celebrated the noon Mass|
and distributed ashes today at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral on St. Thomas.
|Fr. Charles Crespo imposed ashes on patients and staff|
today at the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas.
|Students of St. Joseph High School on St. Croix received ashes from|
Fr. John Mark and Deacon James Verhoff at St. Joseph Church.
His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard, met yesterday with Joseph Boland, senior director of grant management at the Catholic Church Extension Society. Mr. Boland visited the diocese to review how the agency has helped and will help in the future. The Diocese of St. Thomas in the
Virgin Islands receives substantial funds annually from the agency.
|Bishop Bevard took Mr. Boland to Ss. Peter and Paul School on St. Thomas (pictured above) and many places|
supported by the Catholic Church Extension Society on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
|Micheal Akin, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands,|
gave Bishop Bevard and Mr. Boland a tour of Bethlehem House Shelter for the Homeless on St. Thomas.