Holy Family ministry: The Notre Dame du Lac Grotto Buy a Brick Program is an ongoing project that will provide for completion, maintenance and improvement to the grotto. If interested in purchasing a brick in honor of a loved one, you can call the church office at 563-2325. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

2018 Annual Bishop’s Appeal: If you have yet to make your commitment and would still like to do so, there is still time as you can return your commitment card in the offertory, or simply mail it to the diocese in the provided envelope, or visit htdiocese.org/bishopsappeal to make your gift online. Holy Family’s goal is $9,900. Please help us to meet this goal.

Holy Family Cemetery: The blessing of the graves will be Oct. 28 after the 10 a.m. Mass. Holy Family Cemetery will be first, followed by the Dulac Cemetery then across the bayou on Shrimper’s Row.

Learning about Jesus: It’s that time of the year again. Registration has begun for the Learning about Jesus program for the following age groups -- nursery, 3-year-old, pre-K, 4-year-old and kindergarten and 5-year-old. The free program shall start on Sunday. To register and for further information, please call 873-0833 or 688-8741. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Prayer for Protection during the Hurricane Season: O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed your order and returned to its former quietude; you are still the Master of land and sea. We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control: the Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can awake from its seeming lethargy, overstep its conventional boundaries, and invade our land and spread chaos and disaster. During this hurricane season, we turn to You, O loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with the passing of time. O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our blessed Mother, we ask you to plead with your Son on our behalf, so that spared from the calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalem where a stormless eternity awaits us. Amen.

Love one another as Jesus loves you: A beautiful way to begin each day is "The Prayer for Hope." I pray today for hope that I will never give up. I pray today for strength even though I may be in despair. I pray today for peace to accept the things I cannot change.

Prayer for healing: Dear lord, we lift up all those who are facing illness today. We ask that you would bring healing, comfort and peace to their bodies. Calm their fears and let them experience the healing power of your love. Amen.

St. Vincent de Paul Tri-Parish Community Pharmacy: The pharmacy is in need of volunteer pharmacists and pharmacy techs. The volunteer commitment is generally one morning every four to six weeks. The pharmacy is in operation 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the pharmacy at 872-2253.

Annunziata: The St. Vincent de Paul Society is asking for donations of non-perishable food and toiletries for the pantry.

Birthdays: Theasha Peivon, Donald Lirette, Ashley Beal, Oct. 11; Celena Theriot, Williard Naquin III, Pat Foret, Tanya Verrett, Faith LeBouef, June Nawuin, Oct. 12; Cheryl Blanchard, Oscar Regena, Shane Luke, Leah Lodrigue, Donnie Scott, Jessie Lynn Verdin, Oct. 13; Abbraline Foret, Tommy Dion, Oct. 14; Audrey Matherne, Angela Scott, Angela Solet, Tracy Verdin, Jeffrey Magsam, Peggy Marie, Oct. 15; Chad Chatagnier, Oct. 16; Cynthis Gregoire, Brandy Foret, Oct. 17.

Anniversaries: Valerie and Timmy Lucas, Oct. 11.

Birthdays or anniversaries: Do you or someone you know have a birthday coming up? How about an anniversary? If so, please send an email to Sheila.Parfait@gmail.com and it will be included in the Grand Caillou News. You can also email Sheila with any name spelling corrections, Sheila.Parfait@gmail.com.