The Baptism of the Lord

January 12, 2014

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TODAY (White) 42:1-4, 6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Mt 3:13-17

NEXT WEEK (Green) Is 49:3, 5-6; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Jn 1:29-34

Jesus comes to John who is baptizing in the River Jordan. John is pointing to a baptism greater than his and to a person greater than he. Jesus asks John to baptize him in order to “fulfill all righteousness” and thus show forth his continuity with the tradition in which John stands. But more happens. When the heavens open, the Spirit descends, and Jesus is announced as the “beloved son,” a new tradition is born and humanity’s relationship with God is changed forever. Through baptism we are invited into this new tradition.


Living Liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
January 11, Saturday
5:00 p.m. +Ena Beaupierre rb her Family
January12, Sunday
7:00 a.m. +Joan Obeius rb Joseph Obeius
9:30 a.m. St. Ann’s Parish Family
January 14, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. +Evelyn Christopher
January 15 Wednesday
6:30 a.m. Deceased Members of Arns Family
January 16, Thursday
12:15 p.m. B’day Marvin Jones rb his Mother
January 17, Friday
6:30 a.m. +Joseph Alexander rb Sr. Patricia
January 18, Saturday
8:30 a.m. +Ford & Christina Eloi rb Maria Jones

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. 1 Sm 1:1-8 Mk 1:14-20
Tues. 1 Sm 1:9-20 Mk 1:21-28
Wed. 1 Sm 3:1-10, 19-20 Mk 1:29-39
Thurs. 1 Sm 4:1-11 Mk 1:40-45
Fri. 1 Sm 8:4-7, 10-22a Mk 2:1-12
Sat. 1 Sm 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1a Mk 2:13-17

The Liturgy Schedules for the month of January, 2014 are available in the Sacristy. All those who are involved in the Liturgy are asked to pick up their Schedules after Mass, Thank you.

WEEK IN PREVIEW

Mon. OFFICE IS CLOSED

Tues. Prayer Meeting

Wed. & Fri 8:30–11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available for Prayer and Counseling
10:30 a.m. Service at Grigg Home for Aged

Fri. 5:30 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament closing with Benediction

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES
Sat. 8:30 -10:45 a.m. Levels 7, 8, & 9 Confirmation
11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. First Communion and Levels 3, 4, 5, & 6  

(PLEASE BE ON TIME TO UP PICK THE STUDENTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER CLASS)

Bishop Herbert Bevard, along with Msgr. George Tomachek will be celebrating the Feast of the Infant of Sebu at Holy Cross Church, Saturday, January 18, 2014, 6: 00 p.m. All are welcome and invited to attend.

World Marriage Day—February 9, 2014
All couples who were married in the Catholic Church 20 years or more, in a year ending in a ”4” or a “9” (for example—1994=20 years; 1979=35 years), will be presented with a certificate signed by the Bishop on the weekend of February 8-9, 2014. Anyone married 50+years (1964 or earlier) are also eligible regardless of the year that they were married. Signup sheets are available in the Sacristy. Names will not be accepted after January 29, 2014.

Magnificat will meet Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at The West Indian Franciscan House, Upper Love. All members and interested women are invited to come and spend an afternoon with our Blessed Mother.

KEYS AND SWORD AWARD BENEFIT
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014
Venue: Grand Harbour Ballroom at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Hotel
The Fifth Annual Keys and Sword Benefit tickets are now available for purchase from St. Ann’s Church Office.
Office hours are 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Telephone 340-778-0484; Fax - 779-3151

Offertory Envelopes
2014 Offertory Envelopes are available in the Marian Hall. A box is reserved for those who used their boxes faithfully in 2013. Anyone wishing to start using the envelopes, please complete the sign-up sheet with your Name and Address, Telephone number, and Box Number.

The Catholic Islander for the month of January is available at the doors of the Church. Please read, and pass on the good news, to a friend.  See the current issue and all previous issues of the Catholic Islander at catholicislander.com

Schedules for Altar Society Members are available in the Sacristy. All those who are involved are asked to pick up their schedules after Mass. We encourage new members to join in cleaning God’s House.

Bookstore: New Children’s Books; Liturgy of the Hours or Christian Prayer Guides for 2014. The Christopher Auto Rosaries and Prayer Card; Rosary Bracelets, and Novena Books to many of the Saints. Come see; Come browse.

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP
God’s chosen people were taught in what spirit they were to make their offerings.
“In generous spirit pay homage to the Lord, be not sparing of free will gifts. With each contribution show a cheerful countenance, and pay your tithes in a spirit of joy. Give to the Most High as he has given to you, generously, according to your means. For the Lord is one who already repay, and He will give back to you sevenfold” (Sir 35:7-10).
Your giving is the key to the success of the church plans and programs. To help us meet our obligations, please pray about TITHING and becoming GOOD STEWARDS, by obtaining Offertory Envelopes available in the Marian Hall, as a weekly reminder to support your church.

SICK: Please keep in the charity of your prayers the sick amongst us. Doris Encarnacion, Alberta Hendrickson, Agneta C. Petersen, Magdalene James, Lucinda Pemberton, Mary Denis, Catherine Decembre, Leona Javoir, Pricilla Brown, Doreen Pemberton, Zephrine Thomas, Muriel Campbell, Elden Serrant, Steve Beharry, Joseph Jones, Abel Javois, Stanislaus Prescott, Marv E. Jon, Frances Allen, Julie Dizon, Irene Prevot, Josephine Prescott, Hyacinthe Bright, Steve Keith, Anthony Smith, Catherine Samuel, Larry Cook, Fenton Pierre, Omar Dubois, Mary Bishop, Bernadette Koupie, Keith Scantlebury, Claude Steele, Olive Le Cointe, Maria Hall, Derick James, Walter E. Durant, Clementina Tuitt, Joseph Mathurine, Kay Colon, Bernadette Megahy, Troy Jones, Ann Marie Marius, Maurille Philemon, Varonica Fleming, Stephen Williams, Monika Schoenbohm, Yvonne Monroe, Martha Campbell, Anna Lindo, Desmond Etienne, Charles Gilbert 111, Mervyn Tyrell, Linda White, Kianna Ireland, Francis Davinci, Peter Joseph John, Wilberto Bennet, Claudelle Mathurin, Magdalene Greene, Linda White, Phillip Joseph, Brenda Plaskett, Olaf Smith, Catherine Royer, Fr. John Molyneuz, Eduarda Francis, Alberta Mesmai, Gerald Douglas, Sheran Mitchell, Stanley Martin Jr., Hakeem Martin, Arkuright Johnson, Corona Nicholas, Evarice Xavier, Rosemary Jones, Ishvelle Christopher, Marie Urgent, Iandralyn Nelson, Marie St. Ange, Gerard Hall, Louis Javois, Marilyn Rogers, Steven Ross, Mabel Richardson, Clytie James, Vera Irwin, Conrad Edwin, Matthew Josep, Wilhelmina Cooke.

Please call the Office to add or remove names from this list.

MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES
God of all goodness, look with love on those who wait for the safe return of their loved ones who serve in the armed forces of their country. In faith and hope we turn to you for comfort. Grant that we may trust in your mercy and send an angel to sustain us as we await their safe return. We ask this through Christ our Lord.


SERVING OUR COUNTRY
Fr. Simon Obeng, Fr. Alejandro Sanchez, Fr. Jose Herrera, Fr. Cecil Corneille, Sanil-Dale Tison, Darryl D’Souza, Brian Krauser, Gemma Emmanuel, Levi Denios, Natasha & Ivone Alcala, Linus Felix, Camillus Thomas, Erica A. Toussaint, Nareka Selkriege, Agnes Lindsay, Patrick Rivers, Denecia Weekes, Marcus Maximin, Miguel Navarro, Jr., Mariel Chinouyaz, Audin Benjamin, Jane William, Verin Nesbitt Wescott, Michael Moorehead, Brian Halloway, Istomin & Ismael Lampe, John Noel, Pablo Montanez,Jr., Dwayne Thomas, Xandrio Tank Yuk, Robinson Ferdinand, Kimberly John-Baptiste, Kimberly Ferdinand, Mario Mason, Jr., Aaron Thomas, Valence Modeste Kelly, Iulani Greenidge, Anissa Eversley, David Best, Wayne J. Baker, Kareem James, Reginald Antoine, Marvin Delsol, Ismenio Lampe, Brian Peterson, Elsworth Stevenson, Patricia Charles, Terrance Ritter, Lawrence Ritter, Tasha Warner, Shana Antoine, James Frymyre, Kevin Purcell, Emmanuel Maldonado, Denis Duparl, Louis Encarnacion, Pedro Reyes, Patrick Vernon, James Gaston, Fabian Claxton, Collin Joseph, John A. Francis, Jon Megahy, Nyasia Reed, Jason Jaggernauth, Martin Alexis, Joel Gilbert, James Bressendroff, Darnell Noel, Jeffry Centeno, Anthony Camacho, Aubrey Camaho, Austin Carino, Kernatha Auguste, Masline Noel, Darwin Richards, Jeremiah L. Charlery, Alex Hector, John & Felicita Matinez-Gines, Henisha Williams, Nkosi Dennie, Jeremye Morgan, Sasha Chastanet, Eduardo A. Molina, Comeron Childres, Jainea Louis, Tyquavias & Jemel Dawson, Enja Gumbs, Luis D. Molina, Rodney A. Fabio 111, Kareem Pedro, Rashad A. Richards.

Please call the office to add or remove names to this list.


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