Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 23, 2014

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TODAY (Green) Lv 19:1-2, 17-18; 1 Cor 3:16-23; Mt 5:38-48

NEXT WEEK (Green) Is 49:14-15; 1 Cor 4:1-5; Mt 6:24-34

All our human actions are finite and limited, so even going the extra mile, is still just one more mile. Giving our coat to another is still just a coat. Jesus is asking us to stop thinking in terms of measurements and begin acting in terms of how our heavenly Father treats us. God’s graces are showered upon all; God’s care is extended to all. God’s love is poured forth upon all. But most of all, God’s Son loved with his all. He showed us what “perfect” is: He gave himself. Again and again. Living Liturgy


MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS

February 22, Saturday
5:00 p.m. +Bernadette Eloi rb her Sister
February23, Sunday
7:00 a.m. +Octavia Antoine rb Josephine Roach
9:30 a.m. St. Ann’s Parish Family
February 25, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Special Int. Bishop & Priests of the
Diocese of St. Thomas
February 26, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. B’day Kenson George rb his Mother
February 27, Thursday
12:15 p.m. +Alwyn Hill rb Angela Santos & Family
February 28, Friday
6:30 a.m. B’day Dominique Ambrose rb
her Grandparents
March 1, Saturday
8:30 a.m. B’day Donna Prince rb her Mother

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Jas 3:13-18 Mk 19:14-29
Tues. Jas 4:1-10 Mk 9:30-37
Wed. Jas 4:13-17 Mk 9:38-40
Thurs.Jas 5:1-6 Mk 9:41-50
Fri. Jas 5:9-12 Mk 10:1-12
Sat. Jas 5:13-20 Mk 10:13-16

WEEK IN PREVIEW

Mon. OFFICE IS CLOSED

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

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. 5:30 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament closing with Benediction

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
(PLEASE BE ON TIME TO PICK UP THE STUDENTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER CLASS)

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

Bookstore:
Guide for the Liturgy of the Hours are available in the Bookstore.

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.

Congratulations!!! To all St. Lucians, as they celebrate their 35th Year of Independence. We welcome Fr. Ignatius Cetoute who is our main celebrant. God’s abundant Blessings on the whole
Community.

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HOLY CROSS CHURCH, CHRISTIANSTED
YOUTH AND ADULT CONCERT

Mathias Michael, Guitarist/Vocalist
Thursday & Friday, February 27-28, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
An unassuming appearance can be deceiving. To all intents and purposes, Mathias looks like a typical clean cut teenager; maybe the boy next door. But the moment you hear his voice and his songs, you realize he is anything but average! On his 18th birthday, Mathias traveled to 2011 NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference). With 20,000 other Catholic teens, he sang the songs and participated in the activities. On the final day, he competed in NCYC’S Top Talent, along with nine other gifted finalists. With just his guitar, Mathias shared a song he had specially written for the contest, “Pick Me Up today”. The testimony of his own personal faith journey set to music moved the audience and judges, and his choice sounded not so much like a High School teen, but a seasoned professional expressing his love of God through song. Even those who came to support someone else cheered in approval when Matthias was announced the winner.

STEWARDSHIP OF TIME AND TALENT:
There is much work to be done, and there is no time to waste! Make a plan: Make specific plans on how to achieve your goals. Use time effectively. Set aside some time each day for personal prayer. Use your gifts to help change the lives of others. Develop talents…God-given talents are a wonderful blessing; and developing your talents can be a source of fulfillment. Rejoice in your talents…God has given you unique gifts. Don’t focus on what you can’t do. Wisdom comes from appreciating your talents—and accepting your limitations! Use your talents…giving steward’s use their talents to improve other’s lives. Follow Jesus’ example and you’re your gifts to reach out to others. For example: Feed the hungry; Care for children and the elderly. House the homeless. 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.

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, Lynette Carrabon.

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

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


SERVING 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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