Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on
held a welcoming reception for their new priest, Father Eduardo Ortiz Santiago, in the parish clubhouse on August 28. St. Thomas
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Religious of the Good Shepherd launched a new ministry at the
Good Shepherd Center at Holy Cross Church on St. Croix on August 25. Named for Sr. Victoria Andreoli, RGS, who in 2010 returned to New York after 12 years on ’s Kitchen is a weekly breakfast program for the homeless and the needy. Twenty-nine guests attended the first breakfast. St. Croix, Victoria
“When we learned that the local breakfast program is closed on Thursday, we realized there was a need in the community and we began planning to address it,” said Sr. Judy Mannix, RGS.
“On hearing about
’s Kitchen,” added Sr. Digna Rivas, RGS, “parishioners approached us and asked how they could help. We are truly blessed with so many generous volunteers and benefactors who serve God’s people with such love.” Victoria
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
School openings were postponed one day when Tropical Storm Irene passed through the U.S. Virgin Islands. Wind and rain beat down on the territory on August 21-22, causing power shortages and flooding.
St. Croix was in the eye of the storm for several hours during late afternoon of August 22. Pictured above, trash cans blew over from the wind in front of the school office building at St. Joseph High School on St. Croix.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
St. Joseph Church on St. Croix helped to take down a large tree on August 20. The tree was overhanging and endangering the office building. St. Joseph High School
Members of the Knights of Columbus Council # 6482 on St. Croix volunteered to paint and spruce up the outside of the new chapel building on the campus of St. Joseph High School on August 20.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Catholic school teachers on St. Croix had a day of reflection at
St. Joseph Church’s Hospitality Lounge and on August 17. Pictured right, the speakers included, left to right, Father John Juszczak, CSsR, pastor of Holy Cross Church; Elizabeth John-Baptiste, principal of St. Joseph High School; Basil Williams, head of school at St. Mary School; and Father Patrick Lynch, CSsR, pastor of St. Patrick Church. Learning Center
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
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Saturday, August 6, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Parishioners of St. Patrick Church on St. Croix had its chance to thank Father Kenneth Gaddy, CSsR, for his years of service on
St. Croix with a dinner on August 5. He is pictured with members of the prayer group, which helped organize the dinner.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Father Andrzej Szorc, CSsR, of
Holy Cross Church on St. Croix is visiting his brother’s farm in . “It is north-east east part of Znoski, Poland ,” he wrote. “My mother grew up here on the farm. The farm now is small. My brother has 40 bee hives there, but the harvest for honey is already done. Now is the time to harvest grain and grass. The picture was taken just at the beginning of the work. The sweating came afterwards. Before that, my brother and his wife and I hiked in Krynica Gorska, in the south of Poland , and that you can call a real vacation.” Poland