• Please remember to wear your masks at all times, wash your hands frequently, and social distancing is still in effect.
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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.
  • Pastoral Letter: A message from Bishop Jerome Feudjio, June 2021.
  • Sacristans’ Installation: Congratulations to our newly installed Sacristans. May God’s spiritual blessings be with them as they undertake this important ministry in our parish. Please note the following: Doors located at both sides of the Sanctuary are restricted to Sacristans only. Candles for sale will no longer be available at the rear pews of the church on Sundays. Candles for sale will be available in the sacristy. Please buy your candle from the sacristan on duty on Saturday or Sunday before or after Holy Masses using the exterior side door on your right.
  • Gratitude: On behalf of Fr. Kerly and myself, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Verne Callwood for his service as Saturday’s organist and assure him of our prayers as he retires from his regular Saturday schedule.
  • Diocesan Council of Catholic Women: The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will meet on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 5 p.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral.
  • CCD Upcoming Events:
    • October 30: Recollection for Catechists by Fr. Kerly and Fr. Boniface. Please note: No CCD Classes.
    • November 6: Confirmandi’s Recollection by Fr. Kerly François.
    • November 7 at 10:00a.m. Holy Mass: Sacrament of Confirmation by Bishop Jerome Feudjio.
    • November 20th First Penance for First Communicants by Fr. Kerly Francois.
    • November 21st at 10:00a.m. Holy Mass: First Holy Communion by Fr. Boniface Blanchard
  • Most Holy Rosary: October is the month of the Most Holy Rosary of the Virgin Mary. Parishioners are urged to attend Holy Rosary 25 minutes before the weekend Holy Masses. When was the last time you picked up your Rosary and prayed?
  • Women of the Diocese of St. Thomas: The Bishop of St. Thomas, the Most Reverend Jerome Feudjio is pleased to launch its affiliation with the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) in the Diocese of St. Thomas. Every Catholic woman and women’s organization in every parish are invited to be a part. The mission of the NCCW is to “support, empower and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service.”

    With the above in mind, October is set aside as the National Council of Catholic Women Awareness Month. We will be in your Parish at your weekend masses in October 2021, to connect with you. Please contact the Chancery Office for any further information at 340-774-3166 Ext. 104.
  • 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.