Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Times

February 6, 2011

 

 

TODAY (Green)                    NEXT WEEK (Green)   Is 58:7-10           Sir 15:15-20

1 Cor 2:1-5                                                       1 Cor 2:6-10

Mt 5:13-16                                                         Mt 5:17-37

 

Isn’t it interesting that in this gospel Jesus uses inanimate things—salt, light—to describe who disciples are? Disciples, however, are to be anything but inanimate. Through God’s power, disciples are to bring out good latent in the world (salt), and are to show forth by their good deeds the splendor of God’s presence (light). Our discipleship is not to go unnoticed. Who we are and our relationship to God and others is at stake. Discipleship is being salt and shining forth in relation to others.

Living Liturgy 

                                                      

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS


February 5, Saturday
6:00 p.m. B’day Trevor Nelson rb Judith Nelson
February 6, Sunday
7:00 a.m.   B’day Ruth Samuel rb her Family
9:30 a.m.             St Ann Parish Family
February 8, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. +Debra Albert rb Evangelist & Melvina Albert
February 9, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. +Marcellina Jardine rb Frances Molloy
February 10, Thursday
12:15 p.m.        Souls in Purgatory rb Elbe
February 11, Friday
6:30 a.m.   +Alwyn Hill rb Angela Santos
February 12, Saturday
8:30 a.m.       +Alma Leung rb her Family

 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Mon.  Gn 1:1-19                                           Mk 6:53-56

Tues.  Gn 1:20—2:4a                                   Mk 7:1-13     

Wed.  Gn 2:4b-9, 15-17                               Mk 7:14-23

Thu.   Gn 2:18-25                                        Mk 7:24-30

Fri.    Gn 3:1-8                                             Mk 7:31-37

Sat     Gen 3:9-24                                         Mk 8:1-10

 

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

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 PICK THE STUDENTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER CLASS)

 

 

 

 

 

PRE LENTEN RETREAT

Call to Discipleship

 

Fr. Ignatius Cetoute from St. Lucia will preach a pre-Lenten retreat on March 1-3, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. nightly

Tuesday, March     1—A Call to Repentance

Wednesday March 2—A Call to Worship

Thursday March    3— A Call to Mission

Come Back To Me with All Your Heart!

(Ash Wednesday is March 9th)

 

 

Virgin Islands Diversity Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities for Siblings of Persons with Disabilities; Support for the Forgotten Family Members February 7, 2011- UVI ACC Building on St. Thomas February 9, 2011 – UVI Great Hall on St. Croix, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To register please contact: Andrea Plunkett at 340-693-1173, Maritza Swan at 340-776-9200 Ext. 2334 mswan@uvi.edu

 

The Catholic Islander for the Month of February is available at the doors of the church. Please read it and pass it on to friend.

 

THE ROAD TO GOD: There is but one road to lead us to God—Humility; all other ways would only lead astray, even were they fenced in with all virtues.

 

 

The St. Lucia Choir will practice on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., in the Marian Hall.

 

Offertory Envelopes

 

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.

                              

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CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP OF PROPERTY:

 

             We bring nothing into this world…and we take nothing out of it. EVERYTHING that we have comes as a GIFT FROM GOD…In appreciation; we choose to share a portion of these gifts. The stewardship of our property is an on going process. We give regularly and systematically in proportion to the gifts which we are given…the talents which earn us our possessions. Because we love God, we gladly dedicate these gifts to God’s service. Giving money to the church is a symbolic act—the offering of ourselves in service and devotion to God. Giving is practical matter, too, because the offering makes it possible for the church to pay its bills and carry out its mission in Christ’s name. The Bible says that we should set aside our “first fruits”—that our offering to God should be the first portion we set aside, not what remains.

        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.  

 

 

 

BOOKSTORE:  NEW ARRIVALS

 

Bibles in GIANT Print.

Prayer Books: “Every Day is a Gift” contains prayers

for each day; “St. Joseph’s Peoples Prayer Book”, prayers for all occasions. Also, Large Holy Water Bottles with Prayer to St. Michael.

Come see…come browse. 

 

 

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, Frank Albany, Marie Benjamin, Steve Keith.

 

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, Lenroy Harry, Carlyn  Jno Baptiste, 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.