9th Sunday in Ordinary Time

March 6, 2011


TODAY (Green)
Rom 3:21-25, 28 Rom 5:12-19
Mt 7:21-27 Mt 4:1-11 NEXT WEEK (Violet) Dt 11:18, 26-28, 32 Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7

The solid rock upon which Jesus invites us to build our home is nothing less than doing “the will of the Father in heaven.” Words are not enough. Jesus makes clear that it is deeds which set the direction for our life. The bedrock of our life is doing God’s will as revealed to us through Jesus’ words. Indeed, Jesus is the rock upon which we build our lives, and it is our encounters with him that teach us to do as he did. Surely, this Word is enough.


Living Liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
March 5, Saturday 6:00 p.m. St Ann Parish Family
March 6, Sunday - 7:00 a.m., B’day Constance & Lucianick Alexander rb Petula Alexander
9:30 a.m., 32nd Anniversary St. Lucia’s Independence, B’day Charles Samuel rb Ruth Samuel
March 8, Tuesday
- 12:15 p.m., Holy Face of Jesus rb Carolyn Peternel
March 9, Wednesday - 6:30 a.m. St. Ann Parish Family, 12:15 p.m. Special Intention rb Msgr Michael Kosak , 7:00 p.m. +Anne Koch
March 10, Thursday, 12:15 p.m. Souls in Purgatory rb Elbe
March 11, Friday, 6:30 a.m. +Roland Johnson rb Eugenia Johnson, 6:00 p.m. Special Intention Lean Angol rb Avanel Pascal
March 12, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. +James Venden Meer rb J.T. Kosak

HAPPY 32ND ANNIVERSARY

This year marks the 32nd Anniversary of St. Lucia’s Independence. A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Sunday March 6, 2011, 9:30 a.m. A warm welcome to Fr.Ignatius Cetoute from St. Lucia, who will be our main celebrant.


WEEK IN PREVIEW

Sun. 9:30 a.m. Mass- 32nd Anniversary St. Lucia’s Independence

Mon. Office Closed

Tues. 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting

Ash Wednesday Masses (Four Masses will be celebrated on Ash Wednesday)
6:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., & 7:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. Mass - Grigg Home for the Aged
3:00 p.m. Children’s Service

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

Friday. 6:30 a.m. Holy Mass.
8:30-11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available for Prayer and Counseling
5:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross
6:00 p.m. Holy Mass

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)

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Mon. Tb 1:3:2:1a-8 Mk 12:1-12
Tues. Tb 2:9-14 Mk 12:13-17
Wed Jl 2:12-18; 2 Cor 5:20—6:2 Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Thu. Dt 30:15-20 Lk 9:22-25
Fri. Is 58:1-9a Mt 9:14-15
Sat Is 58:9b-14 Lk 5:27-32


BISHOP’S APPEAL 2011
The annual Bishop’s Appeal begins next weekend as we enter the Lenten Season. As such, we prayerfully ask that you join your fellow parishioners in making a sacrificial gift. Your gift will provide needed support to Catholic Charities and its programs of hope and assistance to the truly needy, our four Catholic Schools where our faith takes root in the lives of our young people, and evangelical outreach to the entire diocese from the Office of Evangelization, headquartered in the Light of Christ Retreat Center.

Confirmation Parents/Sponsors Meeting

There will be an important meeting for Parents/Sponsors of Confirmation Students, on Sunday March 13, 2011 following the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Your attendance is of utmost importance.

Ash Wednesday is March 9th
Four Masses will be celebrated on Ash Wednesday:
6:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., & 7:00 p.m., 10:30 a.m. Grigg Home for Aged
Children Service at 3:00 p.m.
Friday 5:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross, followed by Mass at 6:00 p.m.

A LENTEN JOURNEY
The Lenten season 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 of 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.


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 meal and put it in the Rice Bowl. God bless you for your kindness and thoughtfulness.

FOR SALE
Majestic Angel Statue—48 inches—for indoor /outdoor $299.00 on display in the Bookstore.

BOOKSTORE: NEW ARRIVALS:
Bibles in GIANT Print
My Prayer Book (red cover)
New Statues; St. Benedict Wall Crosses
Large size Holy Water Bottles; Easter Cards
Come see…come browse.

The Diocesan Youth Ministry will have a Bake Sale on Sunday, March 13th 2011, after the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Please give them your support.

The Catholic Islander for the month of March is available. Please read it, and pass it on to a friend.

Offertory Envelopes
Offertory envelopes are available in the Marian Hall. As a family or individual, pray as to what your “tithe” will be. How about giving God a raise? Anyone wishing to start using these envelopes please complete the sign in sheet located in the Marian Hall, along with the Offertory box number.
We have no name of the person who used Box No. 401 last year. Please call the office; we are holding your box.

The St. Croix Annual Right to Life March will be on Saturday, March 12, 2011, 8:00 a.m. in Christiansted, across from the Police Station, and ends at the Fort. It’s a chance to stand for the rights of the unborn!
GOD BLESS AND THANK YOU!

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.

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, Marv Jon, 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, Doreen Henry, Varonica Hughes, Nkoski Denie, Jeremy Morgan, Ritchie Swanston, Geraldine Nicholas.

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, Kernather Auguste.

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