First Sunday of Lent
February 17, 2013

TODAY (Violet) Dt 26:4-10, Rom 10:8-13, Lk 4:1-13

NEXT WEEK (Violet) Gn 15:5-12,17-18, Phil 3:17—4:1, Lk 9:28b-36

Obedience forms the core of Jesus’ being” (Romano Guardini). Through the temptations in the desert, Jesus is brought to a life-or-death awareness of the absolute primacy of his union with his Father. He undergoes those temptations so that we can embrace his own conviction. Our temptation are moments of grace moving us to call on the name of the Lord in our powerlessness and weakness, longing to be saved. The Lord enriches all who call upon him by drawing them to share his union of love with his Father. We enter into the season of Lent with the unflinching certainty that the Lord will see all our affliction, our toil, and our oppression and hear our cry.

Living liturgy

February 16, Saturday
5:00 p.m. St. Ann Parish Family
February 17, Sunday
7:00 a.m. Souls in Purgatory rb Elbe
9:30 a.m. St. Ann Parish Family
February 19, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. +Reginald Molloy rb Frances Molloy
February 20, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. +Deceased Arns Family Members
February 21, Thursday
12:15 p.m. Special Intention, Gemma Boland
February 22, Friday
6:30 a.m. +Samuel Family rb Ruth Samuel
6:00 p.m. Abel Christopher rb Theodosia Christopher
February 23, Saturday
8:30 a.m. +Dorothy Samuel rb her Children

Mon. Lv 19:1-2,11-18 Mt 25:31-46
Tues. Is 55:10-11 Mt 6:7-15
Wed. Jon 3:1-10 Lk 11:29-32
Thurs. Est. C: 12,14-16,23-25 Mt 7:7-12
Fri. 1 Pt 5:1-4 Mt 16:13-19
Sat. Dt 26:16-19 Mt 5:43-48


Tues. 7:00 p.m. Teaching, Adoration, Benediction

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

Fri. – 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Adoration of
the Blessed Sacrament
5:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross
6:00 p.m. Holy Mass

Religious Education Classes
Sat. 8:30 a.m.-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

12:30 p.m. Children’s Choir Practice


St. Ann’s Goal--$40,000.00

The Bishop’s Appeal 2013 begins this weekend. Through this annual campaign, our donation helps Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands provide emergency assistance for food, clothing, shelter and medicine to those who need our care. It also gives our Catholic schools tuition assistance and funds for resources for the students,. The appeal helps bring the faith to the world through the Catholic Islander and other media, the diocesan youth ministry and the formation of seminarians. Please take home the brochure and pray about what sacrificial gift you can give to this worthwhile cause. For your convenience, you may choose to make a pledge now and spread your donation over several months. Thank you!

The Mass of St. Lucia’s 34th Year of Independence will be celebrated on Sunday, February 24th, at Sts. Joachim and Ann Church at 9:30 a.m. The St. Croix community, especially St. Lucians, are invited.

2013 Lenten Calendar

Fridays – 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fridays – 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. Vigil – Saturday Evening
7:00 and 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday & Thursday 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday 6:30 a.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m.

Saturday – 4:30 p.m. (Or by Appointment)

A new shipment of the New American Bible Revised Edition is now available. It has an easy-to-read font size, a ultra-soft simulated leather cover and beautiful gilt-edged pages.
Do you know a Cancer survivor? Check out the heart shaped broach along with an angel and ribbon attached. The heart is engraved with “hope, cure, faith and courage.”

The Lenten journey is a time of sacrifice throughout the Universal Church. Fast and abstinence are to be observed on ASH WEDNESDAY and GOOD FRIDAY. All Catholics who have reached their 18th birthday, and are less than 60 years old are bound to observe the fast, by which they are limited to a single full meal during he course of the day. All Catholics who have reached their 14th birthday are bound to observe days fast and abstinence during which no meat may be eaten. All the Fridays of lent are days of abstinence from meat. Lent is also a season in which prayer the reception of the sacraments, charity and almsgiving are emphasized

PAST AND FUTURE: There is no saint without a past—and no sinner without a future. --Anonymous

Please remember that when you fast on simple meals to remember the poor. Take the money you would have spent on more expensive meals and put it in the Rice Bowl. God bless you for your kindness and thoughtfulness.

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 become good STEWARDS by obtaining Offertory Envelopes available in the Marian Hall as a reminder to support your church

OUR 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, Olive Alexander, 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, Melissa Brooks, Wilberto Bennet, Claudelle Mathurin Norbert Auguste, Michelin James, Enis Hilaire, Magdalene Greene, Adeline Le Cointe, Linda White, Phillip Joseph, Brenda Plaskett, Jennifer Degazo, Olaf smith, Catherine Royer, Fr. John Molyneuz Blossie Julien., Eduarda Francis, Alberta Mesmai, Gerald Douglas. Please call the Office to add or remove names from this list.

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.

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

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