Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 23, 2011
TODAY (Green) NEXT WEEK (Green) Is 8:23—9:3 Zep 2:3; 3:12-13
1 Cor 1:10-13, 17 1 Cor 1:26-31
Mt 4: 12-23 Mt 5:1-12a
As Jesus begins his public ministry, he issues two commands: “Repent” and “Come after me.” The gospel suggests that both repentance and following Jesus are ways to walk in the Light which reveal the kingdom of heaven at hand. The kingdom of heaven is present in our willing obedience to hear Jesus call, to leave everything, to follow him without counting the cost. The “kingdom of heaven is at hand” when we turn from darkness and not only walk in the light but also become that light ourselves.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
January 22, Saturday
6:00 p.m. St Ann Parish Family
January 23, Sunday
7:00 a.m. +Paul Samuel rb his Wife and Children
9:30 a.m. +Hubert and Philomena Elias rb Judith Nelson
January 25, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. +Roland Johnson rb Eugenia Johnson
January 26, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. Special Intention rb Ross Family
January 27, Thursday
12:15 p.m. +Luke Keane rb John Kosak
January 28, Friday
6:30 a.m. B’day Melvina Albert rb Sacred Heart Society
January 29, Saturday
8:30 a.m. +Marilyn Kosak rb John Kosak
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Heb 9:15, 24-28 Mk 3:22-30
Tues. Acts 22:3-16 Mk 16:15-18
Wed. 2 Tm 1:1-8 Mk 4:1-20
Thu. Heb 10:19-25 Mk 4:21-25
Fri. Heb 10:32-39 Mk 4:26-34
Sat Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 Mk 4:35-41
WEEK IN PREVIEW
Mon. Office Closed
Tues. 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting
Wed. 8:30-11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available
For Prayer and Counseling
10:30 a.m. Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged
Fri. 8:30-11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available
For Prayer and Counseling
5:30 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament closing with Benediction
Religious Ed Classes
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 PICK THE STUDENTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER CLASS)
World Marriage Day Couples who were married in the Catholic Church and who this year celebrate their 20th anniversary-25-30-etc. Any multiple of “5”, which means you were in a year ending in “1” or “6”— please sign the sheet in the Sacristy, so that Bishop Bevard may present you with a special certificate. All those who are married 50 years or more may sign up every year. No names will be accepted after February 4, 2011. Thank you.
The Annual Catechetical Training Workshop for Aides and New Catechists will be held at The Light of Christ Retreat Center, Frederiksted, St. Croix, on Saturday, January 29, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Theme is “Equipping the Saints for the Journey.” Those Catechists who were unable to attend the Catechetical Training Program on September 10-12, 2010, are also invited to attend the workshop. Lunch will be provided. For further information, please call Callista Julien at 719-4020 or 778-5773.
The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites will meet this Sunday, January 23, 2011, 1:00 p.m. at The St. Joseph’s Hospitality Lounge and Learning Center.
The Franciscans will meet this Sunday, January 23, 2011, 3:00 p.m. at The Franciscan House.
The Diocesan Youth Ministry is looking for children from ages 5-10 to be a part of the First Catholic Children’s Choir. Rehearsals will be held on Saturdays, starting January 29, 2011 between the hours of 12:30-2:00 p.m. at St. Ann church. Interested persons can sign up with Mrs. Patricia Browne on Saturday, or contact Tristian Jones at
332-1571, or Charisma Rogers at email@example.com
2011 Virgin Islands Point in Time Homeless Count
The Virgin Islands Continuum of Care will conduct a Point in Time Count and Survey of the Territory’s Homeless Population on Saturday, January 29th, 2011. The count is mandated by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and is used to justify the need for Federal Funding for homeless services in the territory.
Volunteers are needed to facilitate this count. Should any one be interested in volunteering, please call:
Catholic Charities: St Thomas 777-8518
St Croix 773-0132
St. John 714-7782
Greeting Cards from the Monks at Conception Abbey are now available.
New Shipment of Framed Holy Pictures:
Divine Mercy, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Immaculate Heart of Mary, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Various prayer cards 11x14, just $3:00 each.
Auto Rosaries and Auto Visor Clips: St. Christopher, Guardian Angel. Come see, Come browse.
MAKE STEWARDSHIP A WAY OF LIFE:
God has given us all we have. God gave you your life, health and property, the earth and the gospel. Everything is a gift from God. Jesus invites us to be disciples. You are invited to answer Jesus’ call to follow his example of Christian living. Disciples are stewards. Being a disciple means committing your heart and mind—your whole life—to God. Being a good steward is part of discipleship. Being a good steward means being generous with your time, talent and treasure. REMEMBER, Tithing becomes easier if we set aside the Lord’s portion and give it to him.
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.
Funeral of Michael A. Petersen will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2011. Viewing 9:30 a.m.; Service 10:30 a.m. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
Offertory envelopes are available in the Marian Hall. As a family or individual, start praying now as to what your “tithe” will be. How about giving God a raise? Those who used their envelopes faithfully in 2010, a box is reserved with their names on it. Anyone else wishing to start please complete the sign in sheet along with the box number.
Please write your names on your envelopes, so that we can update our records. Thank you.
OUR SICK: Please keep in the charity of your prayers the sick amongst us: Hendrick Pascal, Magdalene James, George Helenese, Lucinda Pemberton, Mary Denis, Catherine Decembre, Leona Javois, Emile Durant, Marie James, Yolanda Hector, Pricilla Brown, Doreen Pemberton, Zephrine Thomas, Muriel Campbell, Elden ; Gwendaline Serrant, Thoval Mc Intosh, Steve Beharry, Olive Alexander, Cyril Violenus, Henry; Margaret Carter, Abel Javois, Catherine Panchoo, Stanislaus Prescott, Jenitha Kelly, Paul Durand, Delroy Osborne, Frances Allen, Jude Letang, Louisa Mason, Ezekiel Charles, Julie Dizon, Irene Prevost, Eves Beaubrun, Mary Colianni, Josephine Presscot, Hyacinthe Bright.
MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES
God of all goodness, look 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 Tyson, Darryl D’Souza, Brian Krauser, Gemma Emmanuel, Levi Denios, Natasha Ivone Alcala, Camillus Thomas, Linus Felix, Erica A. Toussaint, Nareka Selkriege, Agnes Lindsay, Patrick Rivers, Denecia Weekes, Marcus Maximin, Miguel Navarro Jr., Mariel Chinouyaz, Audin Benjamin, Jane Willliam, 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, Oswald B. Williams, Marvin Delsol, Ismenio Lampe, Brian Peterson, Elsworth Stevenson, Patricia Charles, Louis Encarnacion, Pedro Reyes, Patrick Vernon, James Gaston, Fabian Claxton, Collin Joseph, John A. Francis, Jason T. Young, Terrance Ritter, Lawrence Ritter, Tasha Warner, Shana Antione, James Frymyre, Kevin Purcell, Joel Gilbert, Jon Megahy, Emmanuel Maldonado, James Bressendorff, Darnell Noel, Joyce Richardson, Lenroy Harry, Carlyn Jno Baptiste, Archie Corbitt 111, Jeffry Centeno, Anthony Camacho, Aubrey Camacho, Jason Jaggernauth , Martin Alexis, Austin Carino, Randy Gibbs. Please call the office to add or remove names to this list.