St. Ursula’s sits atop the highest hill on the island
St. Ursula’s under construction
The Neals shared that the resiliency and vibrancy of the St. Ursula’s Catholic community is astounding and that the parish has grown post-hurricane Irma and pandemic. Flyers and invitations to the various events at St. Ursula’s can be found throughout the city.
The parish was without a permanently assigned priest for some time, relying on the lovely commitment of short-term visiting priests. The local bishop and parish are committed to building a new church structure that is poised to better serve the community, temporally and spiritually.
Steward Berni Neal and Springfield, MA priest, Fr. Paul Sinh Trinh
The Neals like to consider themselves “visiting” parishioners of St. Ursula’s, and in complement to their generosity to the Foundation, are providing support to help rebuild the church so that it can return to its role as a shining light on the island’s hilltop!
The Neals provide another beautiful example – much like the stories we have shared in the past year of the efforts of the Fitzgerald, Maguire, Mita, Davis and Bernau families – of Stewards supporting our Christian brothers and sisters outside of the United States.