Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pro Life Presentation

Father Eduardo Ortiz-Santiago and Danielle Olive, Genelle LaPlace, Tristan Blanchard and Timothy Olive from St. Thomas gave an outstanding presentation "Bound 4 Life USVI" to the students of St. Joseph High School on St.Croix on during the morning of October 25, 2013. They showed an excellent video of the 2013 National March for Life showing the participation of our youth from the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.

(L to R) Father Eduardo Ortiz-Santiago and (in red shirts), Danielle Olive, Genelle LaPlace, Tristan Blanchard and Timothy Olive from St. Thomas are shown during the  "Bound 4 Life USVI" presentation which was given to the entire student body of St. Joseph High School in the school library during the morning of October 25, 2013.

The purpose of the "Bound 4 Life USVI" is to pray for the end of abortion and the reversal of the Roe Vs. Wade decision of 1973; the education of youth and others to promote respect for all human life from the moment of conception to natural death and to participate in the National March for Life and related activities in Washington, D.C. every year. In 2014, the group will go to D.C. from Monday, January 20 to 24. A large number of students from St. Joseph High School are planning to travel to the 2014 event and are currently involved in fund-raising to help support the expenses of the trip. Anyone wishing to help with the group fund-raising or to support individual students may call the school office at 340-692-3455 for more information.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Facebook page for Catholic Charities VI

Please like our new Facebook page for Catholic Charities USVI. 

With your help, Catholic Charities USVI provides 54,000 meals and 16,500 nights of shelter per year, through our soup kitchens, street outreach and homeless shelter programs


Friday, August 23, 2013

Altar Server Leaves for College.

 Trevor Valery is leaving to college, Fr. John Mark  is presenting him a plaque for his many years of service as an altar server at St. Joseph Church during the Spanish Mass.
Trevor Valery  se va a estudiar a colegio y el P. John Mark le está presentando una placa a de reconicimiento por sus muchos años de servicio de servidor del altar a la Iglesia de San José.

Prayer Meeting in St. John.

Janice Mathurin gives a presentation at prayer meeting at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
The prayer meeting, which is held at 7 p.m. Thursdays, is flourishing with almost 30 people in attendance every week.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Following the example of the Nine vites, who did penance in sackcloth and ashes, our foreheads are marked with ashes to humble our hearts and reminds us that life passes away on Earth. We remember this when we are told "Remember, Man is dust, and unto dust you shall return." Ashes are a symbol of penance made sacramental by the blessing of the Church, and they help us develop a spirit of humility and sacrifice. The ashes are made from the blessed palms used in the Palm Sunday celebration of the previous year. The ashes are blessed with Holy Water. Source:http://www.catholic.org/clife/lent/ashwed.php

Pictured is Fr. John Mark distributing ashes to a parishioner at St. Joseph Church on St. Croix.