Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 10, 2013

lost then found

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

NEXT WEEK (Violet) Is 43:16-21, Phil 3:8-14, Jn 8:1-1

In this gospel parable the younger son is prodigal when he prodigiously squanders his inheritance. Yet the real prodigality of the son lay in that he loved his life enough to swallow his pride, return home, and throw himself on the mercy of his father. The father, too, is prodigal; he welcomes him as son (not hired worker), clothes him in the finest array, and throws a lavish feast. He gave him new life. This is the most prodigal act possible: to give new life.

Living liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
March 9, Saturday
5:00 p.m. St. Ann Parish Family
March 10, Sunday
7:00 a.m. Special Intention rb Shimon & Lizy Charles
9:30 a.m. B’days Constance & Lucianick Alexander
rb Petular Alexander
March 12, Tuesday
12:15 p.m.+Jeanette Drigo rb The Mother’s Club
March 13, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. +Ronness Lynch rb Eunice George
March 14, Thursday
12:15 p.m. +Roland Johnson rb Eugenia Johnson
March 15, Friday
6:30 a.m. Souls in Purgatory rb Elbe
6:30 p.m. B’day Karis Jordan rb Jean Ross
March 16, Saturday
8:30 a.m. B’day Annieva Mc Farlane rb her Family

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Is 65:17-21 Jn 4:43-54
Tues. Ez 47:1-9, 12 Jn 5:1-16
Wed. Is 49:8-15 Jn 5:17-30
Thurs. Ex 32:7-14 Jn 5:31-47
Fri. Wis 2:1a, 12-22 Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Sat. Jer 11:18-20 Jn 7:40-53

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 theBlessed 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

LENTEN MISSION
ST PATRICK’S CHURCH—March 10-14, 7:00 P.M. Fr. Peter Hill, C.Ss R


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!

DEACON CANDIDATES
The rite of admission to candidacy for ordination as permanent deacons will be celebrated on Saturday, March 16, 2013 during the 5:00 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, Mt. pleasant. Our deacon candidates represent each parish on St. Croix: Reynold Modeste (Holy Cross), Alvin Bedneau (St. Ann), Hector Arroyo (St. Joseph) and Melford “Tony” Murray (St. Patrick’s). Bishop Bevard will ordain these men to The Order of Deacon, at St. Joachim & Ann Church, Barrenspot on Saturday, May 25, at 11:00 a.m.

190 Anniversary
To help celebrate The 190th Anniversary of St. Ann Chapel on March 17, Bishop Bevard will be present for the 7:00 a.m. Mass before going to St. Patrick’s Church for their patronal feast. A light refreshment will follow at all weekend Masses.

Diocesan Choir: On Holy Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 12:00 Noon, The Diocesan Choir of the Diocese of St. Thomas, under the leadership of Bishop Bevard will be presenting “The Seven Last Words of Christ”, by Theodore Dubois at St. Patrick’s Church. All are invited!

LENTEN MISSION
ST. ANN CHURCH—March 19-21, 7:00 p.m.
Fr. John Mark
(Penance Service with confession will be held 0n Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m.)

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2013
St. Ann’s Goal--$40,000.00
“Where there is a need, there is the Bishop’s Appeal.” Your donation to the Bishop’s Appeal 2013 helps to support our mission in evangelization. Your contribution helps us to nourish and spread our faith through the Catholic Islander and other Catholic Media, the formation of our seminarians and the development of our outreach to the young people of our diocese. 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!

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.

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: Lenten Items
Pope Benedict XVI, “Jesus of Nazareth” a book on Holy Week from the entrance into Jerusalem to the resurrection, Reg. $28.00 now $20.00; Crown of Thorns Cross; My Daily Way of the Cross Prayer Card and a Crucifix Holy Water Font (great to have at your door-blessing as you come and go.

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.

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