• February 2020 Calendar. To view the calendar, you will need Adobe Reader. (Be sure to uncheck the optional offers if you do not want those.)
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  • Protection of Children: The Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands is committed to protecting children from all harm. If you have knowledge of any member of the clergy or other church worker who may have abused a minor, please contact the diocesan child protection coordinator, Callista Julien at 340-772-4214.
  • Offertory Envelopes: Thank you for your generous contribution for the 2019 calendar year. Please pick up your Offertory envelopes for 2020 at the entrance of the church. If you do not have an envelope, please register at the church office in order to obtain your box. Please do not take up envelopes that are already assigned to someone. Thank you for your understanding. God bless.
  • Lent: During Lent:
    1. Holy Hour and Stations of the Cross are on Fridays at 6:00 p.m.
    2. Those 18 to 59 years of age are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
    3. Those 14 years and older are to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays in Lent.
    4. Pray for peace in the world and in our families.
    5. Pray for God’s blessings and protection against the attacks of evil spirits for our parish and our diocese.
    6. There will be no altar flowers, no Gloria and no Alleluia, no recessional hymn.
    7. We are encouraged to make a good Confession.
    8. Give generously to the Bishop’s Appeal.
    9. Pray the novena of Our Lady the Undoer of Knots that Our Lady will undo the knots of Holy Family Parish, family and ourselves.
    10. View daily “Best Lent ever” on www.dynamiccatholic.com
  • Lenten Retreat: Holy Family CCD students and all young people of the parish will be on retreat on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, St. John, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Donations accepted for breakfast, snacks, lunch and drinks. Thank you in advance for you contribution. Please save the date, and keep our CCD students in your prayers. Once again, thank you.
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Lenten Mission: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church presents a Lenten mission entitled “The Word of God,” from Monday, March 2 to Thursday, March 5, 2020, in the Frank Powel Park,
    St. John at 7:00 p.m. nightly. The speaker will be Fr. Irenaeus Vincent. For further information please call 340-776-6339.
  • World Day of Prayer 2020: The World Day of Prayer will take place on Friday, March 6, 2020, at Nisky Moravian Church at 6:30 p.m. The theme for this year is “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk.” The country of recognition this year is Zimbabwe. As many Catholics as possible are asked to attend to represent our church. Your presence will be greatly appreciated.
  • Diocesan Catholic Youth Ministry: The VI Diocesan Catholic Youth Ministry presents a Youth Lenten Day Retreat on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Holy Family Upper Columban Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for youth from 12 years to 21 years. The speaker will be Fr. Anthony Abraham. For further information please call 340-776-6339.
  • Lectors: Holy Family Church is in need of lectors for the Saturday evening mass. Are you willing to volunteer your service? Remember, what we do for the church we do it for honor and glory of God and for the building up of His Kingdom. Please call the church office and give your names for lectoring.
  • Devotional Candles: Please note that blue and red globes are provided for you to place your candles. If the globes are all filled, please refrain from putting your candles on the shelf of our Blessed Mother and the shelf of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Thank you for you cooperation.
  • Holy Family Registration Form: Forms are available at the entrance of the church. Persons who are not registered members of Holy Family church and wish to register as members of Holy Family Church, please find registration forms at the entrance of the church. Thank you for your understanding.
  • At Holy Family: Please check out our new website at www.holyfamilystt.com and our Facebook page at Holy Familyvi.
    (1) Log on to FORMED.ORG/REGISTRATION then use the parish code QMPGC4. (2) MYPARISHAPP: Access the App Store, download the MYPARISH APP, put in the name of your parish (Holy Family).
  • Online Giving: Visit our website: www.holyfamilystt.com and select Online Giving from the main menu or Support our parish at the bottom of the page. Holy Family offers a mobile version of our online giving page to make it easy for you to give anytime from your smart phone, using “GIVE PLUS” mobile app. Thanks to all those who are using online giving; may God continue to bless you richly.
  • Youth Group: Youth ages 13 years to 19 years are encouraged to participate in a youth group with a difference, beginning on Friday, January 3, 2020 in Lower Columban Hall, where you will encounter faith, fun and food. Parents are kindly asked to please encourage your young people to be a part of this youth group with a difference, by bringing them out.
  • Adoration: Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament continues every Wednesday, after the 7:00 a.m. mass to conclude at 5:00 p.m., and every Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Whether you spend 15 minutes or the whole day, come and sit with Jesus.
  • Prayer Meeting: Please note that Holy Family prayer meeting resumed on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Please be guided accordingly.
  • RCIA: Adults who wish to join the Catholic church or know their faith more are encouraged to attend classes on Wednesdays, at 7:00 p.m. in Lower Columban Hall.
  • Catholic Daughters of the Americas: We need you, because God needs you! and you need Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Court 2049! Catholic Daughters of the Americas is a Catholic organization dedicated to prayer, good works, and the helping of the less fortunate. Catholic Daughters is an opportunity to engage in spiritual activities, along with help those less fortunate. Also, you make more new and dear friends and have fun while enriching your life and others. Regular meetings are held once a month, third Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Please call Evelyn Carole Nelthropp, Regent, at 340-643-1461.
  • Phone Numbers: To all Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers: In light of the fact that many of you still don’t have a working land line, please contact the church office via 340-244-9047 with a cell number where you can be reached. If you cannot fulfill your duties on a date you are scheduled to serve, you will be able to call someone to substitute for you. If your land line is working, please let us know that too. Thank you.
  • Refurbishing of Pews: Please be aware that the refurbishing of our pews has started. Please bear with us as some of the pews are corded off. Thank you for your understanding. God bless.
  • Families for Christ: Family Sunday is the first Sunday of each month starting with a Families for Christ meeting at 9:15 a.m. in Lower Columban Hall, followed by family mass at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome. Interested volunteers please contact Sheryl Griffith at 352-348-6979. Please be guided accordingly.
  • Ushering Ministry: Being a member of the Holy Family Church ushers ministry is very rewarding. We are open to both men and women of our parish. If you are a caring, reliable and dedicated person, the usher ministry needs you for Saturday mass at 6:00 p.m., and Sunday masses at 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. There is a sign-up sheet on the table at the back of the church. Please indicate which mass you would be an usher for along with your name and telephone number.