• Please remember to wear your masks at all times, wash your hands frequently, and social distancing is still in effect.
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  • Seven Days Sanctuary Lamp Devotion: The Sanctuary Lamp which burns in the Sanctuary of our church, the reminder of the Lord’s Presence in the Most Holy Eucharist, will burn from June 19th through June 25th for birthday blessings for Veda Henry.
  • Altar Flowers: Today’s altar flowers are sponsored by St. Joseph Workers. Thank you for beautifying the church, and may God continue to bless your ministry.
    • Parishioners are encouraged to assist in beautifying the church by sponsoring flowers for any special event that you or a family member may be celebrating. Please contact the office of your intent.
  • Point of Sale System: Debit and credit cards are now being accepted for payment in the church office.
  • Office of Catholic Education
    • If you would like your child/children to receive a well-rounded faith-based education, register them now for the Fall Semester 2022-2023 Catholic School Year. Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School is Middle States Association Accredited. For more information, call 340-774-2199 extension 5662 or email info@spps.edu.vi or visit spps.edu.vi.
    • Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School is now hiring teachers; see the insert in today’s bulletin. For more information, call 340-774-2199 extension 5662 or email info@spps.edu.vi or visit spps.edu.vi.
    • Parishioners are being asked to return the Catholic School Survey form to improve Catholic education in our diocese, which was inserted in the May 28-29 bulletin.
  • Father’s Day Brunch: The Holy Family Church will host a Father’s Day brunch on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Upper Columban Hall immediately after the 10:00 a.m. Mass, in honor and to celebrate all the fathers of the Parish. To make it effective, please let the fathers of our community sign up on the registration form at the entrance of the church.
  • Office Closure: The church office will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022 in observance of Juneteenth.
  • Charismatic Prayer Group continues to meet every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. in the church.
  • Bible Lesson is temporarily suspended until further notice.
  • St. Vincent De Paul: The next general meeting will be held next Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in Lower Columban Hall.
  • Non-Perishable Food Items: Non-perishable food items will be collected the weekend of June 25 – 26 at each Holy Mass following the church announcements. Proceeds will benefit Catholic Charities and shut-ins of our Parish. We thank you for your generosity.
  • Devotional Candles: The candles have been ordered and we are awaiting their arrival. Because of the COVID pandemic, shipping companies are experiencing long delays with their shipments to the territories. We ask for your patience and understanding in this matter.
  • General Information about the Ministry: Ministry Leaders and Members General Information about the Ministry and Parish Coordination Forms are overdue; you are asked to submit the completed form to the office. These Forms were distributed to Leaders and Members of the Parish Council meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
  • Necrologium: On behalf of Holy Family parishioners, the Deacon, and Priests, we extend sincere sympathy to the friends & family of Mary May Gregoire on her passing. Mary May Gregoire died on June 4, 2022. The funeral service for the late Mary May Gregoire will take place at Holy Family Church on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
  • Liturgical Master Schedule for July: Leaders of Liturgical Ministries are requested to submit their respective schedules for July to the Church Office via email by Wednesday, June 15. We thank you for your cooperation.
  • Bishop’s Appeal 2022: The public phase of our Bishop’s Appeal 2022 concluded the weekend of June 12 – 13. As of June 6, 2022, the parishes have raised $74,544.01.We are grateful to all those who have donated to the Bishop’s Appeal. Our schools, Catholic Charities and Evangelization efforts still 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 2022 will formally end on December 31, 2022, so you have ample time to fulfill your pledge.
    • For your convenience, you may choose to make a pledge now and spread your payments 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!
  • Bulletin Ads: Holy Family Church is soliciting advertisements for the bulletin. Ads will be for a minimum of one (1) year. Church Ministries, personal or private businesses and organizations are invited and encouraged to place their ad in the bulletin. Please call the office at 340-775-1650 for more details.
  • Parish Council and Finance Committee: After a moment of prayer, scrutiny and consultation with Fr. Kerly, the following parishioners have been selected as members of:
    • Parish Council Members: Adriana Casimir; Marie Myrtha Bourdeau; Marguerite Rene; McFarlane Babulal; Glendia Caines; Joseph Toussaint; Vincia St-Jean; Josette St. Jean; Ilma Gumbs-St. Louis; Austin Walters; Carmen White; Rose Labadie.
    • Parish Finance Committee Members: Lucia Thomas, Betty Bast, Claudia Winston, Yvonne Freeman, Silia Erilis, Hilda Celestine.
  • Parish Activities and COVID-19 Protocols’ Update
    • Columban Hall
      • No need to seek Department of Health’s permit if you have less than 1000 guests attending the event.
    • Holy Mass
      • No temperature check at the church doors.
      • Effective Christmas Midnight Holy Mass, there will be two lectors assigned to proclaim the Word of God at Holy Mass.
    • Funeral Services
      • Viewing in church and Rite of Committal at the cemetery resumed on December 23rd’s funeral service.
      • Please note social distancing, mask wearing, and personal efforts to mitigate the spread of the disease are still required.
  • Ministry of the Word: Sign up: Registration for new members is in progress. Please consider joining this ministry by signing up your name on the sheet provided on the desk at the rear of the Church. Existing lectors do not need to sign up again.
  • Altar of Sacrifice: Our Altar of Sacrifice will be removed temporarily from the sanctuary for refurbishing. In addition, our sanctuary will be robed with a few new and refurbished  liturgical and sacred apparels to enhance the sacredness and the dignity of this sacred space of our church.
  • Gratitude: We have been receiving offertory envelops from our home bound parishioners by mail and hand delivery. We thank you for keeping up with your sacrificial commitment. We also extend our thanks to our online contributors. May God reward your generosity.
  • 2021-2022 CCD Religious Education Program: Our Religious Education Program strives to provide a solid foundation in our faith. Our religious education meets once a week on Saturday 9:00 a.m. Registration for this catechetical year will close at the end of this month. Applications for both Infant Baptism and CCD programs are available at the rear of the Church or in the Church Office
  • 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.
  • Pastoral Letter: A message from Bishop Jerome Feudjio, June 2021.
  • Altar Servers Albs: As we are preparing new Altar Servers for installation, we are asking parents who are keeping Altar Server’s Albs to please return them in in the Sacristy or in the Church Office anytime during Office Hours. There are only two albs in the Sacristy. We thank you for your cooperation
  • Parish Secretary: We welcome aboard Ms. Carmen A. White as our new Parish Secretary. We thank parishioners for the patience you endured. Looking forward to reconnecting with you Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We take this opportunity to thank Carmen for accepting this appointment. May God’s spiritual blessings accompany you throughout your service in the Church office. Reminder, our gift store is open during Office Hours.
  • Parish Accountant: We welcome onboard Ms. Penrose as our new Church Accountant. The imperative need to improve and update our accounting system services has added a significant load of works that exceeds the available time for Mona who served in this capacity for many years as a volunteer. Taking this opportunity to thank her for her service and for facilitating a smooth transition. God bless you!
  • Holy Water Fountain: Holy Water Fountain is available at Marian Side. Please note, Holy Water is a sacramental; kindly refrain yourself from using drinking water bottle to keep Holy Water; instead use Holy Water bottle. Holy Water bottles are available for sale in our Gift Store.
  • Gift Store Relocation: Our gift store will relocate in the Church Office. It will be open during Office Hours.
  • Parish Ministry Leaders’ Homework: Fr. Boniface invites every ministry leader of our parish to:
    1. make a pastoral phone call to reach out to their respective members;
    2. set up a meeting; and
    3. submit an update list of members in the church office sometime before the end of October.
      It is only then that we will launch the enrollment campaign of parishioners in different ministries of our parish. We thank you for your cooperation.
  • Weekend Offerings Appeal: In view of the current financial challenge our parish is facing to meet its financial obligation, I prayerfully urge parishioners to discern ways you can do to help your church during this time by maintaining your offertory commitment. As it is now, Sunday collection is the sole revenue we rely on to meet our financial obligation. We thank you for considering this sacrificial commitment.
  • COVID-Delta Protocol: Following the recent press release of the Governor of the US Virgin Islands concerning houses of worship COVID-19 protocols, please take note of the recommendations that all protocols on restrictions must be observed, to ensure that sanitization, face covering, monitoring of body temperature and social distancing are strictly implemented in all the facilities and all the churches of the diocese.
  • Holy Communion Stations: The reception of Holy Communion is one of the most profound moments of the liturgy following the Eucharistic Prayer. We are prayerfully discerning adequate ways to join the Communion line and to worthily distribute Holy Communion without compromising the safety and care for those who are unable to join Communion line.
    • There will be only two communion stations at the center aisle. Communion lines will start with side aisles’ last pews. Please note, the last pews on both sides of center aisle will be reserved for those who will receive Holy Communion from their pews. I kindly urge parishioners to follow the instructions from the ministers of hospitality in this matter. I thank you!
  • Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Classes: Classes are held every Saturday during the school year and begin with attendance and instruction in the lower level of Columban Hall at 9:00 a.m.
  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Classes: RCIA is the journey of faith by which interested persons become members of the Roman Catholic Church. The program instructs adults to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church through Baptism and/or Confirmation and Holy Communion. To register, please call the church office at (340) 775-1650.
  • Candles: Please note that the cost for candles is now five dollars ($5.00) each. However, the eternal candle will now be sold at $20.00 each. Please be guided accordingly. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Bishop’s Appeal: The public phase of our Bishop’s Appeal 2021 concluded on the weekend of June 27, 2021. As of June 18, 2021, the parishes have raised $101,825.00. We did not set parish goals this year, given the financial challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ability of parishioners to contribute to the Fund. Parishioners gave without the pressure to meet a set goal.
    • We are therefore extremely grateful to all those who have donated to the Bishop’s Appeal. We will continue to process the pledged contributions with the expectation that your contributions will be fulfilled by December 31, 2021. Our schools, Catholic Charities and evangelization efforts need everyone’s support! Your gifts helps feed the hungry and gives shelter to mothers and children in desperate need.
    • 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.”
  • Catholic Charities: Are you behind on your rent or utility bills due to the COVID-19? The Emergency Rental Assistance Program has been created just for you. If your income was reduced due to layoff, less hours or you had to stay home due to COVID-19, please call Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands at 340-777-8518 or info@catholiccharitiesvi.org.
    Who is eligible:
    • Household owes at least one month of rent or utility bill or anticipates need for future rental assistance.
    • One or more household members at risk of homelessness due to non-payment of rent.
    • Household head or co-head suffered loss of income due to COVID-19.
    • Household annual income is at or below 80% of area median income.
  • Church Bulletin: Please be reminded that the church bulletin can be viewed or accessed online at www.holyfamilystt.com or via myParish app. Access the App Store, download the myParish App, and then put in the name of your parish (Holy Family). Please be guided accordingly.
  • On Line Giving: Visit our website: www.holyfamilystt.com and select online giving. 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.
  • Funeral Services: To continue to adhere to the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Department of Health, and with that in mind, we must emphasize that our funeral services are for registered active parishioners only and are limited to one hundred (100) persons. We would, however, assist any family with the burial at the cemetery. Please be guided accordingly.
  • Devotional Candles: Please be reminded 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 your cooperation and understanding.
  • Church Office: Please note that the church office is open. Kindly wear your mask if you have to do business with the church office. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. It is better to be safe than sorry.
  • Televised Mass: Sunday mass is streamed on Cathedralvi.com and televised on channel 7 on Sunday at 10 a.m. from the cathedral. Also every weekday morning at 7:00 a.m. mass is televised and streamed from the cathedral.
  • Let us all continue to practice social distancing and pray for each other.
  • Holy Family Registration: Parishioners who are 18 years and older are invited to register at the Church Office as well as become active and contributing members. We would like to maintain an up-to-date listing of all Holy Family parishioners. Registration also helps in providing quick services for the request and proof of miscellaneous church letters for individuals, Baptism, Confirmation, etc.
  • 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.
  • 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.