Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Akil Bello (pictured center) spoke with Robert Laseter’s students at Ss. Peter and
Paul School on on May 24. Mr. Bello, Class of 1989, is the founder of Bell Curves, a test preparation company that helps students prepare for standardized tests. St. Thomas
Monday, May 23, 2011
His Excellency Bishop Herbert Bevard led a retreat for the
St. Croix deacons, deacon candidates and their wives at Light of Christ Retreat Center on May 23. He is shown at Mass with concelebrant Msgr. Michael Kosak, acting director of the diaconate.
Bishop Bevard also led a retreat for the
deacons at Columban Hall on May 12-13. St. Thomas
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Sixteen confirmation candidates and their sponsors prepared to enter Ss. Joachim and Ann Church on
St. Croix on May 22.
The new confirmands at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on
received certificates and gifts from Msgr. Jerome Feudjio and their catechists, Deacon William Kenny and Lucy Douglas, after Mass on May 22. St. Thomas
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The newest Students of the Month at St. Joseph High School on St. Croix were announced after the school Mass at St. Joseph Church on May 18. They are, left to right, Ashley Joseph, Grade 12; Shandelia Hendrickson, Grade 9; Ashley Bruney, Grade 11; and Donald Pickard, Grade 10.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Twenty-six couples participated in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) half-day enrichment at
St. Ann Church on St. Croix on May 15.
Christ Retreat Center on St. Croix will host a WWME weekend on October 14-16. WWME has been offering weekend experiences for over 42 years and has a presence in over 90 countries. Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers married couples the opportunity to spend time together away from the busyness of the world to focus on each other. It offers tools for building and maintaining a strong, Christian marriage in today’s world.
Pictured left, Bishop Bevard celebrated the Confirmation Mass at Holy Family Church on St. Thomas on May 14.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Ss. Peter and
Paul School on St. Thomas won third place in the Virgin Islands Moot Court competition on May 13, as students from six schools on St. Thomas and St. Croix debated the constitutionality of a policy allowing for random drug and weapons searches on the grounds of public high schools.
Moot Court annually presents a hypothetical issue before student teams. The teams are partnered with actual lawyers and prepare their arguments. The students then present their arguments before the panel of actual judges.
This year's competition was presided over by Superior Court judges Audrey Thomas, Harold Willocks and Adam Christian. It was sponsored by V.I. Superior Court and the V.I. Bar Association.
Pictured top right is teacher Elmo Adams and his students from Ss. Peter and Paul School. Pictured bottom right, Michael Vante of St. Anne Chapel on St. Thomas won Best Oralist.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Introduction to Business class at
St. Joseph High School on St. Croix converted a classroom into a makeshift mall on May 10. Students were assigned tables on which to arrange displays in the “Area 51 Mall.” Students created business plans and showcased displays, explaining the process specific to their stores.
Pictured above, Aerin Anthony, Grade 12, displayed her project, “where mysteries unfold.”
“I opened a small bookstore called The Scroll,” she explained. “Within my store, I sold age-appropriate books and supplies to young adults like myself. My store was one of the popular ones because of my E-Readers on display and my attractive display. I enjoyed the project because it gave me a chance to express my dreams and to explore future business opportunities.”
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Neisha Bennet crowned an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the beginning of the Spanish Mass at St. Joseph Church on St. Croix this morning.
The May Crowning at the Spanish Mass at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral today.
Gemmiicia Felix crowned the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Holy Family Church on St. Thomas on May 8.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Pictured left to right, they are Kibwe Tom (Grade 10), Nicole Grey (Grade 9), Julie Dupie (Grade 11). Raedyance Nicks (Grade 12) is not pictured.
Monday, May 2, 2011
The Knights and Dames of the Virgin Islands Area of the Order of
Malta participated in the 53rd annual international pilgrimage of the Order of Malta in . This pilgrimage was attended by 6,800 members who came from 35 countries. They brought with them 1,500 malades seeking physical and spiritual healing who participated in a week of Masses, processions and recollections. Archbishop Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York presided over the procession of the Eucharist. Lourdes
The Knights and Dames of the
Virgin Islands deposited petitions and prayers from parishioners to the Blessed Mother in the grotto of Massabielle. They were accompanied by Troy Schuster, who came on the pilgrimage as a malade.
Pictured left to right are Leslie Highfield Carter of
Holy Cross Church on St. Croix, Mr. Schuster, Christine and Jerry Woodhouse of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on St. Thomas and Dr. Lina Batenga of . They posed in front of the Upper Rosary Basilica. Holy Cross Church
Sunday, May 1, 2011
His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard, will ordain Deacon Eduardo Ortiz to the priesthood at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral on
on July 30. His Excellency, Bishop Francisco Gonzalez, ordained the seminarian to the transitional diaconate at St. Michael Church in St. Thomas , on April 30. Deaon Ortiz will serve in the Brandywine, Maryland Virgin Islands on summer assignment beginning May 20.
Pictured above, Bishop Gonzalez ordained Deacon Ortiz. Pictured left, Deacon Ortiz served Mass with Bishop Gonzalez and Msgr. Jerome Feudjio, the diocesan director of clergy and religious.