• October 2019 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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  • Thank You: On behalf of Holy Family parishioners, Rev. Kerly François and Deacon Peter Laurencin, Rev. Neil Scantlebury extends sincere thanks to St. Joseph Workers for their check of $4,572.00 from the proceeds of their 2019 Father’s Day Luncheon. Once again, thank you.
  • Baptism Class: Baptism class commenced on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in Lower Columban Hall, in Fr. Kerly’s office and will continue every Monday in October. Application forms for Baptism can be collected from the church office and should be completed before the start of the program. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
  • Annual Public Square Rally: Thank you to all who came out to attend the annual public square rally. May Our Blessed Virgin Mary continue to watch and protect us. Once again thank you for your usual support.
  • Life in the Spirit Seminar: The Holy Family Church is conducting a 6-week Life in the Spirit Seminar which began on Monday October 14th, 2019 and will continue every Monday until Monday November 18th, 2019. The goal of this seminar is to introduce the Holy Spirit to those in the community who have not yet experienced His love and His power in their lives. The Lord is calling us into a deeper relationship with Him. Come and experience his Love. For further information please call the Church Office at 340-775-1650.
  • Breakfast Sale: The Dominica Association of St. Thomas will host a Creole breakfast sale on Saturday, October 19, 2019, in Holy Family parking lot, from 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Thank you for your usual support
  • Health Ministry: In solidarity with those who have battled or are battling with cancer, Fr. Neil and the Health Ministry ask that the congregation wear pink or something pink to mass next weekend October 26 and 27, 2019. Thank you for your prayerful support.
  • Food for the Poor: Next weekend, October 26 – 27, 2019, we will collect non-perishable items for our less fortunate brothers and sisters within our community. As always we thank you for your generosity. Once again thank you.
  • St. Joseph Workers: The St. Joseph workers will have devotion on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. in the Shrine. All are invited.
  • Creole Mass: The Dominica Association of St. Thomas invites everyone to their annual Creole Mass on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 12:00 noon at Holy Family Church. The regular weekend masses will remain the same. All are welcome.
  • Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference: The St. Thomas/St. John Catholic Charismatic Renewal Presents their 2019 Conference.
    The Theme is “Pray Unceasingly” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. The Conference will be held in Upper Columban Hall Friday November 15 to Sunday November 17, 2019. Our Guest Speakers are Fr. Louis Merosne from Haiti and Brother Kent Vincent from Guyana. Registration fees are: Adult $35.00, Ages 0-12 Free and Ages 13-18 $10.00. Polo Shirts are $25.00. We have a Conference Package of $100.00 which includes: Registration, a Polo Shirt and ALL Meals. Please register and pay by October 25, 2019. Registration Forms & Fees can be dropped off at your Church Office. Any questions feel free to contact our Director Fr. Anthony Abraham at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church 340-776-6339 or our Chairwoman Mrs Michelle Rivera-Stout at Holy Family Parish 340-643-6986. Thank you.
  • Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities has the following vacancy:
    An Assistant to the Executive Director, full time Financial Officer and a Case Manager.

    • Interested persons may submit their applications to ccusvi@outlook.com or call 340-777-8518 for further information. Applications may also be dropped off at the office on #42 Kronprindsens Gade, St.Thomas.
  • 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 September 1, Holy Family’s contribution to the Bishop’s Appeal for 2019 has amounted to $32,890.00, 82% 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).