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.

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.

Bake sale for Thanksgiving baskets: The weekend of Aug. 11-12, there will be a bake sale after each Mass. The proceeds will go toward purchasing Thanksgiving baskets of food for people in need. Donations will also be accepted in any amount you would like to give.

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

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.

Safe Environment: It’s time to retake the Safe Environment certification course. This course must be taken before the end of July. It will not be offered in-house. Please go online to take your test. Contact Lisa in the office for instructions or assistance. For new certification, you must see Lisa first to fill out initial paperwork before you go online.

Birthdays: Lois White, Kimble Morris, Nicole Verdin, Wendy Lodrigue, Aug. 2; John Christin Jr., Shirley Liner, Desha Tanner, Charles Bonvillain Jr., Kate Verdin, Kaitlyn Bourg, Aug. 3; Coy Verdin, Father Etienne LeBlanc, Elaine Luke, Aug. 4; Ethel Luke, Vickie Cantrella, Jean Scott, Lindsey Parfait, Delvin Parfait Jr., Pierre Solet, Aug. 5; Bianca Billiot, Kristin Francis, Aug. 6; Nolan Breaux Jr., Suzzanie Parfait, Eldrin Chatagnier Jr., Kitty Authement, Tony Duet, Michelle Dupre, Linda Smith Fennessey, Aug. 8.

Anniversaries: Helena and Dennis Bourg Jr., Aug. 4; Evelyn and Anthony Lodrigue, Aug. 5; Albert and Barbara Billiot, Aug. 8.

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.