Holy Family ministry: Notre Dame du Lac Grotto bricks: The 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.

St. Anne Novena: The annual Novena in Honor of St. Anne will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Calvary Grotto Shrine in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, with a Mass followed by prayers and meditation. Prayer and meditation will begin at 6:30 p.m. each day. The Novena will close on at the 6:30 p.m. Mass July 26 at St. Joseph Cemetery. All are invited to attend. Call Connie Richard at 447-6559 or Joanie Lirette at 637-6906 for more information.

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

Annunziata Catholic School vacation Bible school: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 23-27. This year, the theme is "Playing for God’s Team." What does it take to be a part of a team? During this fun week of VBS, children will learn the importance of being a part of God’s team. Registration will began and forms are in the hallway and also in the parish office. The deadline to register is June 8. The cost is $30 for the week. Before and after care will be provided for an extra fee. For additional details, call the parish office at 876-2971.

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: Olinda Guidry, Amy Palmer, Matt Hotard, July 12; Barry Rodriguez, Kizze Carrere, July 13; Joan Pellegrin, June Babin, James Pierre, Jored Champagne, Carl Parfait Jr., Tara Gauthreaux, July 14; Kobe Verdin, July 15; Shannon Buquet, Robert Trahan, Caleb Beal, Patrice Nicole Trosclair, Connie Hotard, July 16; Alice Palmer, Chris Parfait, John Lindsey Jr. Candi Curote, July 17; Marty Breaux, Taylor Gautier, July 18.

Anniversary: Barry and Vera Rodriguez, July 13.

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.