Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 13, 2011



TODAY (Green) NEXT WEEK (Green) Sir 15:15-20 Lv 19:1-2, 17-18
1 Cor 2:6-10 1 Cor 3:16-23, Mt 5:17-37 Mt 5:38-48



The point of Jesus’ lengthy discourse is clear: he is challenging us to a whole new covenantal basis for interpreting God’s law. Rather than looking at the minimal letter of the law, we are to look at the spirit of the law calling us to a much fuller way of relating to God and one another. Jesus’ new covenant is built on right relationships that extend beyond the letter of the law when we choose fullness of life, goodness, and justice.


LIVING LITURGY



MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS


February 12, Saturday 6:00 p.m. St Ann Parish Family

February 13, Sunday 7:00 a.m. +Thomas Davini rb Cathy Davini 9:30 a.m. Special Intention rb Esther Gaston

February 15, Tuesday 12:15 p.m. +James Arns rb his Family

February 16, Wednesday 6:30 a.m. +Bernadette Eloi rb Maria Jones

February 17, Thursday 12:15 p.m. +Mary Arns rb her Family

February 18, Friday 6:30 a.m. +Roland Johnson rb Eugenia Johnson

February 19, Saturday 8:30 a.m. +Herman Tang Yuk rb his Family



READINGS FOR THE WEEK

 

Mon. Gen 4:1-15, 25 Mk 8:11-13
Tues. Gen 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10 Mk 8:14-21
Wed Gen 8:6-13; 20-22 Mk 8:22-26
Thu. Gen 9:1-13 Mk 8:27-33
Fri. Gen 11:1-9 Mk 8:34—9:1
Sat Heb 11:1-7 Mk 9:2-13




WEEK IN PREVIEW



Mon. Office Closed

Tues. 7:00 p.m. Worship, Adoration & Benediction

Wed. 8:30-11:00 a.m.Deacon Hyacinthe available for Prayer and Counseling

10:30 a.m. Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged

5:30 p.m. Parish & Financial Council Meeting

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)




SECOND COLLECTION


All Parishes will have a second collection for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Catholic Relief Services (CRS) on the weekend of February 19-20, 2011. The collection alleviates sufferings and provides assistance to people in need through the International Catholic Humanitarian Agency (CRS). The agency provides assistance for: Victims of Natural Disasters; Peace and Human Development; Human Trafficking; Migration and Refugee Services, and Legal Services to Struggling Immigrants. Your contribution is of utmost importance. Please be generous, thank you.



PARISH COUNCIL


The Parish and Financial Council will meet on Wednesday, February 16, at 5:30 p.m. Please be on time. Thank you



PRE LENTEN RETREAT


Call to Discipleship
Fr. Ignatius Cetoute from St. Lucia will preach a Pre-Lenten retreat on March 1-3, 2011, 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)


WORLD MARRIAGE DAY


Congratulations to all married couples as we celebrate WMD. In particular, we honor the following couples who have special anniversaries this year:
Mr. & Mrs. Herman Bardouille, Mr. & Mrs. James Boatswain, Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Delsol, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Grey (20 years)
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander St. Rose (35 Years)
Deacon & Mrs. Hyacinthe George,
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Roach, Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Thomas,
Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Matthew, (40 years)
Mr. & Mrs. Bien Brignoni, Mr. & Mrs. Benito Duinkerk
Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Hiar, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil George
Mr.& Mrs. Trevor Nelson (45 years)
Mr.& Mrs. Victor Castro, Mr. & Mrs. David Mc Mahon, (50 years)
Mr.& Mrs. Eldon Serrant, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Smith
Mr.& Mrs. Ernest Vincent (51 years)
Mr.& Mrs. Henry Carter (54 years)
Mr.& Mrs. Victor Skerrette (55 years)
Mr.& Mrs. Matthias Le Blanc (57 years).




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.




CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP


Paul tutored his Christian contemporaries in the blessed art of giving: Everyone must give according to what he has inwardly decided; not sadly, not grudgingly, for God loves a cheerful giver. God can multiply his favors among you so that you may always have enough of everything and even a surplus for good works” (2 Cor 9:7-8)
Paul wanted everybody to know that the Lord would never be surpassed in generosity “My God in turn will supply your needs fully, in a way worthy of his magnificent riches in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:19)
The emphasis was on giving to the Lord.
When David invited the people to give for the Temple, they responded with eagerness and joy. Although their offerings went into the structure itself, it was to the Lord that they gave: The people rejoiced over these freewill offerings, which had been contributed to the Lord wholeheartedly” (1 Chr 29:9).
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.


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.

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



OUR SICK: Please keep in the charity of your prayers the sick amongst us: Hendrick Pascal, Magdalene James, Lucinda Pemberton, Mary Denis, Catherine Decembre, Leona Javois, Emile Durant, Marie James, Yolanda Hector, Pricilla Brown, Doreen Pemberton, Zephrine Thomas, Muriel Campbell, Elden Serrant, 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,, 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.

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