Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral - P.O. Box 301767 - St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands 00803
Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral - P.O. Box 301767 - St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands 00803
OFFICE OF THE BISHOP- June 4, 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Thank you for your loving participation and generosity for my Episcopal Ordination pre-projects, events and the Ordination Celebration held on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The success of these projects and celebrations would not have been possible without your yes, and full participation. I was deeply moved by your willingness to support me and the church, and your enthusiastic and joyous demonstration of love and togetherness at these events.
His Holiness Pope Francis continually speaks about a church that reflects the joy of the gospel, a lively faith in God. It is on this premise that I invite you to be a regular participant at our church activities. Let us not let the special moments we shared end with my Episcopal ordination, but let it continue in the daily life of our church.
Last week, I announced that in concert with a number of Dioceses and Archdioceses in the United States mainland, we have also lifted the dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Days Mass obligation in our Territory. The faithful is invited to resume their normal attendance to the Sunday liturgies, the source and summit of our Catholic faith (Canons #1245-1247and Catechism of the Catholic Church # 2181).
I therefore encourage you to attend our weekend mass celebrations and also to participate in our many ministries as we keep our faith alive. This can only happen with your presence. An empty church cannot come alive without the lay faithful and what better moment than now, when our doors are open, after a prolonged period of closure due to the Covid pandemic. I personally invite you to come to church and witness the love and mercy of God.
I also urge you to seek immunization by getting vaccinated. As we pray to seek God’s protection from Covid-19, I encourage you to continue to observe the safety protocols mandated by the CDC and the Health Department.
Please, note that the obligation to attend Mass does not apply to those who are sick, those in hospitals or nursing homes, those who have reason to believe that they have recently been exposed to the coronavirus or another serious contagious disease, and those with underlying health conditions. Whatever the case, inform your pastor. All our priests are ready to assist you spiritually and eagerly await your calls so they can visit and minister to our homebound parishioners.
I take this opportunity to welcome you back and look forward to meeting and greeting you at our church celebrations.
Faithfully yours in Christ.
The Most Reverend Jerome Feudjio
Diocese of Saint Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands
June 4, 2021
ANGELUS-March 2, 2021. "Pope Francis appointed Mgsr. Jerome Feudjio on Tuesday to lead the Diocese of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Originally from Cameroon, Feudjio has served as a priest of the U.S. Virgin Islands’ diocese for more than 30 years..."
THE CATHOLIC ISLANDER. March 2, 2021 - “I readily join the clergy, religious, and faithful of the Diocese of Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands today in warmly welcoming Pope Francis’ appointment of Monsignor Jerome Feudjio as the sixth Bishop of this local Church. Bishop-Elect Jerome is no stranger to the people of the diocese..."
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DAILY NEWS - “I am humbled and grateful to his holiness Pope Francis for the honor and trust he places in me by appointing me in this high office,” Jerome said.
CATHOLIC STANDARD NEWS. "In a video message for Holy Week, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, reflects on the meaning of Jesus’s death on the cross and resurrection and notes that while the pandemic has changed everyday life, “Our faith gives us hope for a better world to come.”"
Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands is seeking to employ an Administrative Assistant with some accounting experience.
Benefits offered: Retirement Plan, Health Insurance, Paid Vacations.
For further information, please call: (340)777-8518 or send an email to: ccusvi@ outlook.com
If you would like the Church to light the Tabernacle Candle on behalf of your family or loved ones please visit the Church Office. This Vigil Light will be lit in their honor for one week starting on Sundays; near the tabernacle in the Cathedral or in the Chapel. Please put your $25 donation in the Devotional Light Envelope and complete the necessary information.
We welcome all those visiting us today. If you are here during the week, please feel free to schedule a tour of the Cathedral by calling: (340) 774-0201.
If you are interested in knowing more about our parish or wish to register for membership, please contact the Parish Office. We also invite to visit our Gift Shop where you will find religious items for purchase. We sincerely thank you for worshiping with us. We pray for you now and always.
Our gift shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:00 pm and on Sundays from 8:00 to 1:00 pm. Various religious articles (candles, rosaries, prayer books, medals, scapulars, bibles, catechism etc.) can be found in the Gift Shop located in the Church office on Main Street. Souvenir T-shirts are available at $25 in Sizes M, L, XL & XXL. Our articles were selected with you in mind. They can either serve as personal items or valuable gifts for members of your family and relatives.
Our Church Office depends upon our Parishioners to assist the Pastor with providing services to our Congregation & Community. Help is needed in answering phones, gift shop sales, greeting office visitors, and special projects, as needed. We are currently in need of volunteers daily from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. In addition we are also in need of persons who would like to volunteer in our Religious Education program. Any assistance you can provide is greatly appreciated. Please contact our Church Office for more information (340) 774-0201. A special Thank You to those who are currently volunteering. We appreciate your efforts!
Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands is seeking to employ a Case Worker for its Path Outreach, Bethlehem House and Soup Kitchen Programs. The duties will include Client Case Management, Outreach to the street homeless and Data Input for the Homeless Management Information System. Persons should be computer literate, have a valid driver’s license and be able to work as part of a team. For further information please call the administrative office at:
Now is the time to sign-up to sponsor flowers for the Cathedral altar. Honor/memorialize you loved one's special day! Reserve now, pay later. The average cost is $130 for 2 arrangements. Flower request forms are available at the Church Office (Main Street).
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am (English)
12:00 pm (Spanish)
You are welcome to register as a member of our Parish Family.
Please download the registration form here. Complete it and drop it at our Parish Office. You can also send it by mail to: Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral - P.O.Box 301767 - St.Thomas, VI 00803
In these difficult and trying times we want to thank you all for having given so much of your time, talent, and treasure to support our Cathedral over the years. Please know that even though public masses have been cancelled for the time being in our house of worship, we are still the Church, the people of God, and can practice our faith by reading the scriptures, praying, watching televised or streaming masses, and caring for one another, especially the elderly in our community.
Under the present circumstances we continue to rely on your generous support with the "Sunday" offering to meet our weekly expenses to pay our utility bills, meet our payroll deadlines, and feed our priests.
This ensures we can keep the parish functional.
As such, we would like to provide you with the following options to continue to support our Cathedral's needs:
1. Mailing a check to the Church Office, payable to Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral
2. Dropping off your offering at the Church Office
3. If you wish to set up a direct deposit, take note of our account number:
BANCO POPULAR ACCOUNT # 193-042940
FIRST BANK ACCOUNT #719-1-017057
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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