Third Sunday of Lent
March 3, 2013

TODAY (Violet) Ex 17:3-7/ Ex 3:1-8, 13-15; Rom 5:1-2, 5-8 /1Cor 10:1-6,10-12; Jn 4:5-42/Lk 13:1-9

NEXT WEEK (Violet) Jos 5:9a, 10-12; 2 Cor 5:17-21; Lk 15:1-3, 11-32

The owner of the fig tree only cares about whether the tree bears fruit—he has no regard for the tree and its life. The gardener, on the other hand, cares about the fig tree, sees the life still there, and wants to give it every chance to produce. He understands that as long as there’s life, there’s potential to bear fruit. He understands that it’s not only the fruit that is worthwhile but the very life of the tree itself


Living liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
March 2, Saturday
5:00 p.m. +Randall Redo rb Valmond Family.
March 3, Sunday
7:00 a.m. B’day Adeline Lecointe
9:30 a.m. St. Ann Parish Family
March 5, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. +Stephanie Ross rb Jean Ross
March 6, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. B’day Yvonne Johnson rb Capdeville Family
March 7, Thursday
12:15 p.m. +Stanislaus Mc Intosh rb his Mother
March 8, Friday
6:30 a.m. B’day Charles Samuel rb his Mother
March 9, Saturday
8:30 a.m. B’day Agneta Peterson rb April Bedneau

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. 2 Kgs 5:1-15b Lk 4:24-30
Tues. Dn 3:25, 34-43 Mt 18:21-35
Wed. Dt 4:1, 5-9 Mt 5:17-19
Thurs. Jer 7:23-28 Lk 11:14-43
Fri. Hos 14:2-10 Mk 12:28-34
Sat. Hos 6:1-6 Lk 18:9-14

RICE BOWL
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.

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. 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

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2013
St. Ann’s Goal--$40,000.00
“Where there is a need, there is the Bishop’s Appeal.” Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal helps provide needed assistance to our schools where dedicated faculty teach moral values, academic excellence and the importance of self discipline. Please give generously. For your convenience, you may choose to make a pledge now and spread your donation over several months. Please support the Bishop’s Appeal during this year when we seek to grow in our Catholic Faith and to put it evermore in action!

St. Patrick’s Church Monthly Prayer Vigil will take place at Beeston Hill, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, from 10-11:00 a.m. We simply pray 15 Decades of the Rosary, together with our Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel. All are invited.
GOD BLESS AND THANK YOU!

The Catholic Islander for the month of March is available at the doors of the church. Please read them, and pass on the good news to a friend.

2013 Lenten Calendar

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Fridays – 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Fridays – 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

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

DAILY MASSES
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.

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

LENTEN MISSION
ST PATRICK’S CHURCH—March 10-14, 7:00 P.M. Fr. Peter Hill, C.Ss R
ST. ANN CHURCH—March 19-21, 7:00 p.m. Fr. John Mark

A LENTEN JOURNEY
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 the 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

BOOKSTORE
Pope Benedict XVI book Light of the World is now available. In this book, Pope Benedict XVI candidly and directly answers questions from veteran journalist Peter Seeward. Never has a pope, in a book-length interview, dealt so directly with such wide-ranging and controversial issues as Pope Benedict XVI does in Light of the World.

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

COMING EVENTS:
March 17 190th Anniversary of Barrenspot Chapel
March 19 7:00 p.m. Penance Service, Priests from
other parishes available for confession

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, Elvira S. Huggins. 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 Please call the office to add or remove names to this list.

 

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