Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 9, 2014

 

TODAY (Green) Is 58:7-10; 1 Cor 2:1-5: Mt 5:13-16

NEXT WEEK (Green) Sir 15:15-20; 1 Cor 2:6-10; Mt 5:17-37

Jesus uses salt and light in this gospel to describe qualities of disciples. This gospel uses these two metaphors with both positive and negative import. Salt enhances, but is thrown away and trampled upon if it becomes tasteless. Light shines, but is ineffective if it is hidden. Jesus is clearly saying that disciples must spend themselves in preserving and carrying forward his saving mission. Disciples must reason the world with God’s word and faithfully shine forth God’s presence. The choice is ours: to go season or be discarded, to shine or be hidden.

Living Liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
February 8, Saturday
5:00 p.m. Special Int. Antoinette Eagle rb Frances Allen
February 9, Sunday
7:00 a.m. +Marcelina Jardine rb Frances Molloy
9:30 a.m. St. Ann’s Parish Family
February 11, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Special Int. rb Millard Family
February 12, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. B’day Ruth Samuel rb her Family
February 13, Thursday
12:15 p.m. Special Int.Uriah Gaston rb his Family
February 14, Friday
6:30 a.m. Special int. rb Sughrim Family
February 15, Saturday
8:30 a.m. +Sr. Germain Convery rb the Franciscans.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. 1 Kgs 8:1-7, 9-13 Mk 6:53-56
Tues. 1 Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30 Mk 7:1-13
Wed. 1 Kgs 10:1-10 Mk 7:14-23
Thurs.1 Kgs 11:4-13 Mk 7:24-30
Fri. 1 Kgs 11:29-32; 12:19 Mk 7:31-37
Sat. 1 Kgs 12:26-32; 13:33-34 Mk 8:1-10

WEEK IN PREVIEW

Mon. OFFICE IS CLOSED

Tues. 7: 00 p.m. 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. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament closing with Benediction

NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES
Saturday, February 15, 2014, Agricultural Food Fair

Bookstore
Bibles, large & regular prints; Rosaries, Rosary Bracelets; Lourdes Water Rosary; St. Patrick Rosary, Auto Rosaries; St. Christopher Auto Rosary with Prayer Card. Large assortments of Crucifixes. Novena Booklets to Saints: Anthony, Gerard, Joseph, Lucy, Martin, Peregrine, Theresa and to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, and the Infant of Prague. Many Statues for your prayer corner or altar.

The Mass of St. Lucia’s 35th Year of Independence will be celebrated at Sts. Joachim & Ann Catholic Church, Barrenspot, Sunday, February 23, 2014, 9:30 a.m. The St. Croix Community, especially St. Lucians, are invited to celebrate with us.

The Liturgy Schedules for the month of February are available in the Sacristy. All those who are involved in the Liturgy are asked to pick up their schedules after Mass.

WORLD MARRIAGE DAY
Congratulations! To all married Couples who celebrated World Marriage Day. In particular, we congratulate the following couples:

25 years: Philip & Mary Payne
40 years: Errol & Olive Bedminster; James & Claire Hickey; Michael & Edilia Lawrence
45 years: Rodney & Jeanette Fabio; Denis & Patricia Griffith; Patrick & Josephine John-Lewis
54 years: Joseph & Gwendaline Serrant; Joseph & Julietta Smith
57 years: Conrad & Frances C. Gaskin
58 years: Victor & Iris Skerrette
60 years: Mathias & Dorrie Le Blanc

St. Patrick’s Church Prayer Vigil against abortion will take place on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 4-5 p.m., behind the Bank of Nova Scotia, Sunny Isle. We simply pray the 15 decades of the rosary, together with the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel. All are invited

The Magnificat meets Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at the West Indian Franciscan House. Women of God please come and join us with an afternoon of praise, worship and prayer. Come and see!

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

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.

STEWARDSHIP:
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.

CARDINAL KELVIN FELIX
We congratulate Archbishop Kelvin Felix who will become a Cardinal on February 22. Congratulations to his home country, Dominica, and to his former Archdiocese, St. Lucia, and to the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC). What an outstanding blessing!

 

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, Marlon & Stephanie Jordan.

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


SERRVING 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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