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.