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December 2016 Catholic islander

May 2013 Catholic Islander Cover

The December 2016 issue of the Catholic Islander is online, click on the above image of the front cover or here.

New! Selected text from the December 2016 issue (with Google Translate)  New

 

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ALL Saints Day - A Meditation with the Litany of Saints

 

The Catholic Islander (see the previous issues)

Catholic Schools of the Virgin Islands Website

Links to Websites in the Diocese

Links to Catholic Websites

Catholic Schools of the Virgin Islands Website

Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral Restoration Project

 

The 2016 Bishop's Appeal is underway.  Help support our catholic schools, charities, and the education of new priests for the diocese.   Click on an image below for more information in English or Spanish.

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The 2016 Bishop's Appeal is underway. Help support our Catholic Schools, Charities, and the Education of New VI Priests. Click on the English or Spanish image above for more information about the Appeal in that language.

 

8th Annual K & S

 

 

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Come to St. Joseph High School - a short video - click here or on the above image

 

Thanksgiving Day Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church on St. Croix on November 24, 2015

St. Croix Catholic Schools Thanksgiving Mass 2015

Photo taken before the start of the Annual Thanksgiving Day Mass in the back of St. Joseph Church. The Priests and Deacon in the picture (left to right) are Fr. John Mark, Fr. Boniface Blanchard M. Twaibu, Deacon Guillermo Huertas, Fr. E. Patrick Lynch, C.Ss.R. They are surrounded by the altar servers from the 3 schools. Not in the picture was Fr.Touchard Tignoua Goula who also concelebrated the Mass.

 

 

Thanksgiving Day Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church on St. Croix on November 24, 2015

St. Croix Catholic Schools Thanksgiving Day Mass 2015

Photos of the students from the St. Joseph High School, St. Patrick Catholic School, and St. Mary Catholic School who filled St. Joseph Church during the Annual Thanksgiving Day Mass on November 24, 2015.

 

 

Thanksgiving Day Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church on St. Croix on November 24, 2015

St. Croix Catholic Schools Thankagiving Day Mass 2015

Photos of the students from the St. Joseph High School, St. Patrick Catholic School, and St. Mary Catholic School who filled St. Joseph Church during the Annual Thanksgiving Day Mass on November 24, 2015.

 

 

Thanksgiving Day Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church on St. Croix on November 24, 2015

2015 St. Croic Catholic Schools Thanksgiving Day Mass

Members of the choir and music accompaniment and moderators are shown in this picture that was taken in the St. Joseph Church Choir loft at the end of the 2015 Thanksgiving Day Mass. Adults shown in the photo include (left to right) Sr. Lovena Reyes, Choir Director; Mr. Shulterbrand, Keyboard Player; and M. Bryson, Assistand Choir Director.

 

Thanksgiving Day Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church on St. Croix on November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Mass 2015 Total View

Photos of the opening procession, students from the St. Joseph High School, St. Patrick Catholic School, and St. Mary Catholic School who filled St. Joseph Church at the start of the Annual Thanksgiving Day Mass on November 24, 2015.

 

2015 March for Life on St. Croix

2015 March for Life

Click here for a slide show of the St. Croix Rally for Life.

      The St. Croix Rally for Life took place on Sunday, March 15, 2015. The events started at the Strand in Frederiksted at 4 p.m. A canopied speaker's platform was set up on the waterfront. There were two visiting cruise ships docked at the pier for the day. While at the Strand, inspirational music was played and hymns were song. Witness talks were given by Bishop Herbert Bevard, Fr. Patrick Lynch, C.Ss.R., Fr. Eduardo Ortiz-Santiago, Sr. Lovey Reyes, I.C.M. and others. In attendance were parishioneers and parish groups from the parishes on St. Croix and students and school groups from the Catholic schools on St. Croix.  Around 5 p.m., all assembled for a rosary procession and March for Life to St. Patrick's Church where Mass was celebrated by Bishop Herbert Bevard accompanied by priests from the parishes on St. Croix.

 

2014 Thanksgiving Day Mass at Sts. Joachim and Ann Church on St. Croix

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Bishop Bevard is shown with concelebrants (l-r) Father Juszczak, CSsR, Father Lynch, CSsR, Fr. Mark, and Fr. Louis Kemayou, just before the St. Croix Catholics Schools Thanksgiving Mass with the combined student bodies of St. Joseph High School, St. Mary's School, and St. Patrick's School.

 

 

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Click on the image below for a 20 minute Rosary Video from St. Croix

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The Chant on the this page is a non-commercial recording from the St. Benedict's Monks in Brazil and is freely available on their website.