Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12 PM AST
This is a preliminary report on the effects of Hurricane Maria on St. Joachim and Ann Catholic Parish on St. Croix. It is based on phone messages from Rev. Fr. Louis Kemayou, Pastor of St. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church. Communications with St.Croix are very poor at this time. There is also a curfew in effect. There is widespread damage on the rest of the island.
All of the priests of the Parish on are OK. Thank God for life! Part of the roof of the rectory at St. Joachim and Ann's Parish came off and a large part of the upper floor was devastated. The roof completely come off the Parish offices. The Parish Church still stands but there are missing or broken doors or windows. The old Chapel has a hole in the roof due to some wind blown projectile hitting it.
Donations for the reconstruction of the rectory, parish offices, and the repair of other damages to the parish can be sent by mail to St. Ann's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1160 Kingshill, St. Croix, VI 00851
Please continue to remember us and all of the people of the Virgins Islands and the other islands in your prayers. Prayer works, that's for sure!