The parishioners of Holy Cross Church on St. Croix hosted a farewell-appreciation luncheon for their pastor, Father Kenneth Gaddy, CSsR, and Brother George Armoogam, CSsR, in the St. Mary School yard on July 31, following the 11 a.m. Mass. Tributes were paid to Father Gaddy for his 21 years of dedicated service to the people of St. Croix, including a citation in the congressional record from congresswoman Donna Christensen. Pictured above, parishioner Malcom Evans sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from the musical Carousel to Father Gaddy, Brother Armoogam, and Father John Juszcrak, the new pastor of
. Holy Cross Church
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Father Patrick Lynch, CSsR, diocesan Superintendent of Catholic Education, and His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard, met in the Catholic Chancery on St. Thomas on July 29 to unpack the new St. Joseph Baltimore Catechisms that will be used in all Religious Education classes in schools and churches beginning this fall.
The Redemptorist Fathers nominated Father John Wladyslaw Juszcrak, CSsR, as the new pastor at
Holy Cross Church on St. Croix, effective August 1. Father Juszcrak was ordained in 1988 in and is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Polish. He is coming to St. Croix from a two-year assignment in Poland . St. Lucia
Father Juszcrak replaces Father Kenneth Gaddy, CSsR, who begins a study sabbatical in the states. Father Andrzej Szorc, CSsR, remains as parochial vicar at
. Holy Cross Church
Pictured above, His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard welcomed Father Juszcrak to his office at the Chancery on
on July 29. Bishop Bevard will install Father Juszcrak as pastor at St. Thomas Holy Cross Church
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
This evening, His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard, will lead a procession to the blessing of boats at the bayside at 4:30 p.m. and celebrate the patronal Mass at the chapel at 5 p.m.
The actual feast day of St. Anne is July 26.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The scaffolds have returned to the interior of the Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral on St. Thomas as additional reinforcements will be installed high up in the cornices. A steel plate will be riveted on both sides of the walls of the arches, adding additional reinforcing to the tops of these walls. Those channels will allow for the base of a lighting cove which will illuminate the artwork on the ceiling.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Shani Harris, a
St. Joseph High School graduate, Class of 2011, was baptized in St. Ann Chapel on St. Croix by Msgr. Michael Kosak, pastor, on July 16. Her grandmother, Jeanne Farrelly, also was her godmother. Family, friends and members of the Third Order of Discalced Carmelites were in attendance.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands conducted the KidsLearn Summer Enrichment Summer Camp at Ss. Peter and
Paul School on St. Thomas in July. The campers enjoyed an excursion to Paradise Point on July 12 and posed for a photograph with a carnival-styled “mocko jumbie.”
Sunday, July 10, 2011
The St. Joseph Workers of
Holy Family Church on St. Thomas, awarded partial scholarships to parishioners preparing to go to college after Mass on July 10. Pictured left to right are Vice President Joseph Toussaint, students Yasmine Heliger, Joel Deserve and Ryan John, and Secretary Eubald Rene.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Rotary Club of St. Thomas II prepares and serves lunch at Catholic Charities’ Bethlehem House Shelter for the Homeless on Saturdays. Thanks to Jose Gonzalez Espinosa, General Manager, the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Resort prepares and donates the food one Saturday each month. Pictured above is shelter staff member Vanelda Jolly, Rotarian Alicia Boatwright, volunteer Yolanda Thomas, Rotarian Archie Ogden and volunteer Vanessa Blake on July 9.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Diocesan seminarian John Fewel painted a hallway inside a trailer classroom at
Sunday, July 3, 2011
The prayer group at St. Patrick Church on
St. Croix recognized Emancipation Day by paying tribute to the enslaved African men and women who demanded and won their freedom. The 15-minute tributes were done before all the weekend Masses on July 2-3.
Pictured above, parishioner Iris Richards read a tribute poem. Pictured left, parishioners dressed in cultural attire presented gifts to Fr. Kevin MacDonald, CSsR, during the offertory procession at Sunday Mass at St. Patrick Church.