Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The chapel at St. Joseph High School on St. Croix has opened. Students and staff meet there for prayers at the beginning and end of each day. The chapel is open all day for students to visit and the Blessed Sacrament is in the tabernacle. Above, Father John Mark, principal, is shown leading the prayers.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Ziggy Livnat, a professional photographer, conservationist and educator, gave an hour-long presentation to the students of St. Joseph High School on St. Croix on February 28 in the school library. His videos featured underwater films made on St. Croix.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
The congregation at Sacred Heart Chapel on St. Croix hosted a welcome reception for Father Wojtek Kuzek, C.Ss.R. after Sunday Mass on February 19.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Odile de Lyrot, a member of the Catholic Charities board of directors, met with Second Lady Cheryl Francis, wife of Lt. Governor Gregory Francis, on St. Thomas on February 13 to develop proposals for raising the awareness of Catholic Charities programs among the public.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
The prayer group at St. Patrick Church on St. Croix celebrated its 30th anniversary with a Singspiration concert on February 10, a Mass of thanksgiving on February 11 and a pre-St. Valentine’s Day breakfast at St. Gerard Hall on February 12.
Theresa Richardson asked Tyra Hunt and other children to help draw the raffle winners at a St. Valentine’s Day brunch in the St. Anne Chapel hall on St. Thomas on February 12. Ms. Richardson handled the entire fundraiser almost singlehandedly and generated 25 prizes and $5,000 in cash.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Fr. Wojciech Kusek, CSsR, was born in Poland and was ordained a priest for the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists) in 2004. After ordination, Fr. Kusek served in Szczecin, Poland, for four years and in the Diocese of Metuchen in New Jersey for four years (pictured above). He began his new assignment at Holy Cross Church on St. Croix on February 1.
Bishop Herbert Bevard was among those in attendance when St. Mary School on St. Croix held its annual fundraising dinner and auction at Divi Carina Bay Ballroom on February 4. He is pictured with auction committee member Rita Schuster.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Ss. Peter and Paul School on St. Thomas won first place in the Law and You Program’s Academic Challenge Quiz Bowl hosted by the Virgin Islands Police Department’s School Security Bureau at the Magistrate Building on February 3. The Law and You Program instructs high school students on local laws and the crimes that affect them. Students from All Saints, Charlotte Amalie, Ivanna Eudora Kean, Ss. Peter and Paul and the Seventh Day Adventist high schools were quizzed on their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, Virgin Islands laws and the criminal justice system. Pictured left to right are coach Melissa Griffith, Robert Greaux, Deja Joseph, Alex Athanase, Ashley Forney, Dahlia Daniel, Bianca Sibilly, coach Elmo Adams, Beverlin del Rosario, Sarah-Ann Charles, Lelah Salem and Nick Heilemann.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The Virgin Islands National Guard visited St. Joseph High School on St. Croix during Catholic Schools Week’s public service and field day on February 2. The guard landed its new helicopter on the soccer field and invited the students to try its inflatable obstacle course.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Father Alejandro Sanchez, a priest of the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands serving as a chaplain to the National Guard in Puerto Rico, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel on February 1. He is presently on assignment in Kosovo.