• December 2019 Calendar (corrected). 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.
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development: Thank you for your generous support for the collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development! As a parish, we raised $1,126.53 to support those who live on the margins and in poverty in the United States. If you missed the collection, it’s not too late to give! Visit www.usccb.org/nationalcollections, and click on “How to Give” on the left.
  • Advent Season: Please note that during the Advent Season there will be no flowers in the church and no Gloria and communion hymn. Please be guided accordingly. Thank you.
  • Breakfast Sale: The Dominica Association of St. Thomas will host a breakfast sale on Saturday, December 14, 2019, in Holy Family parking lot, from 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon. All breakfast proceeds go toward Holy Family Church. Thank you for your usual support.
  • Church Cleaning: Saturday, December 14, 2019 has been set aside for the cleaning of our church for the Christmas season from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please come out in full number and let us give our church a good cleaning to welcome the baby Jesus. “Many hands make light work.” Thank you in advance.
  • Christmas Flowers: The church is once again kindly asking for donations for poinsettias for decoration during the Holiday Season. Thank you.
  • Christmas Concert: The Diocesan Youth Ministry and CCD Programs present to you an annual Christmas gathering on Sunday December 15, 2019, at Upper Columban Hall from 3:00 p.m. The program is entitled “The Christmas Tree.” Donation: Adults – $10.00 and children 12 years and under $5.00. Tickets are available from the church office.
  • Confessions: Holy Family church will have confessions on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please be guided accordingly.
  • Church Decoration: We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. “Many hands make light work.” Thank you in advance.
  • Holy Family Feast Day: The Feast of the Holy Family is Sunday, December 29, 2019. Parishioners are encouraged to wear their Holy Family T-shirt/polo shirt (if you have one) to mass that weekend to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family.
  • Cash Raffle: Sts. Peter & Paul School is happy to announce the start of our Annual Cash Raffle. First prize is $10,000, second is $2,500 and third prize is $1,000.00. Who couldn’t use a little extra cash? The raffle drawing will take place at the Annual International Night Dinner on February 15, 2020. Tickets are $10 each. Anyone who purchases a full book for $100 receives 1 ticket free. Tickets are available from students, at church offices, and at the school office. Call 774-2199 for more information.
  • Bishop’s Appeal: The public phase of our Bishop’s Appeal 2019 has concluded. As of July 1, 2019, the parishes have raised $128,913 or 49% of the parish goals.
    • We are grateful to all those who have donated to the Bishop’s Appeal. To make our goal, we still need everyone’s participation. Our schools, Catholic Charities and evangelization efforts need everyone’s support! Your gift helps feed the hungry and gives safe shelter to mothers and children in desperate need. For your convenience, you can still make a pledge and pay it in installments. The Bishop’s Appeal 2019 will formally end on December 31, 2019 so you have ample time to fulfill your pledge.
    • For your convenience, you may choose to make a pledge now and spread your donation over several months. Donations may be made in the form of cash, check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to “Diocese of St. Thomas.” Please see the brochure for further information. Thank You! “Whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers and sisters, that you do unto Me.”
    • As of October, Holy Family’s contribution to the Bishop’s Appeal for 2019 has amounted to $36,488.00, 91% of our goal of $40,000.00. As always we thank you for your continuous contribution towards our Bishop’s Appeal. Once again, thank you.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Parish Registration: Parishioners who have not or are not registered with Holy Family Church as a parishioner are kindly asked to be registered. Registration forms can be found at the entrance of the church. Thank you for your kind cooperation in this matter.
  • 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).