First Sunday of Lent
 March 13, 2011


 
 
TODAY (Violet)              NEXT WEEK (Violet)   Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7    Gn 12:1-4a
Rom 5:12-19                                                   2 Tm 1:8b-10
Mt 4:1-11                                                              Mt 17:1-9
            
Because Jesus fasted and was hungry, he knew that for which he really hungered. For this reason, none of the temptations—for satisfaction, power, wealth—caused him to yield. He never lost sight of the God whom he served and whose will he came to fulfill. The purpose of our fasting during Lent is to lead us, like Jesus, to hunger only for God and, like Jesus, to choose to serve only God.


       LIVING LITURGY                                             


MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
March 12, Saturday
6:00 p.m. +Sodo & Lucia Osorio rb their Family
March 13, Sunday
7:00 a.m.  St. Ann Parish Family
9:30 a.m. B’day Annieva Mc Farlane rb Mc Farlane Family
March 15, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. +Dorothy Charles rb her Family
March 16, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. B’day Jacen Edwards rb his Grandparents
March 17, Thursday
12:15 p.m  +Paul Samuel Jr. rb Ruth Samuel
March 18, Friday
6:30 a.m. +Elsa Beatty rb her Friend
6:00 p.m. +Rosma Lawrence rb her Children           
March 19, Saturday
8:30 a.m.     Agneta Petersen rb her Daughter
 
 
BISHOP’S APPEAL 2011

YOUR DONATION TO THE 2011 ANNUAL BISHOP’S APPEAL helps support Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands. Through your support we will continue to provide emergency assistance for food, clothing, shelter, and medicine to those who need our care. Please give generously to this year’s appeal. Thank you!
 
WEEK IN PREVIEW
 
Sun.           Diocesan Youth Ministry will have a Bake Sale after the 9:30 a.m. Mass
      
Mon.          Office Closed
 
Tues. 7:00 p.m.      Prayer Meeting                               
                  
Wed.  8:30-11:00 a.m.  Deacon Hyacinthe available for prayer and counseling
           10:30 a.m.           Grigg Home for the Aged
           5:30 p.m.               Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament closing with Benediction
Fri.     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 Continue
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.  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
Thu.   Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25            Mt 7:7-12
Fri.     Ez 18:21-28                              Mt 5:20-26
Sat.     2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16        Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a
            Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22
 
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.


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.
 
BOOKSTORE:  NEW ARRIVALS:
BRACELETS: Hook-Type with Cross, also, Birthstone Rosaries and All Saints.
Easter Cards now on display.
Come see our many Framed Pictures: Sacred Heart, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Divine Mercy,   
      
 
The St. Lucian Choir will have a special meeting on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
 
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.

 
MAKE STEWARDSHIP YOUR WAY OF LIFE:
God has given us all that we have. God gave you your life, health and prosperity, the earth and the Gospel. Everything is a gift from God. Jesus invites us to be disciples. You are invited to answer Jesus’ call to follow his example of Christian living. Disciples are stewards. Being a disciple means committing your heart and mind—your whole life—to God. Being a good steward is part of discipleship. Being a good steward means being generous with your time, talent and treasure.
REMEMBER, Tithing becomes easier if we set aside the Lord’s portion and give it to him.
Your giving is the key to the success of 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.


FOR SALE
Majestic Angel Statue—48 inches—for indoor /outdoor  $299.00 on display in the Bookstore.
 
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.
 
The St. Croix Annual Right to Life March has been rescheduled to a later date in the Month of May.
GOD BLESS AND THANK YOU!

 
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, Anthony Smith, Olive Le Cointe, Jerome & Catherine Samuel.
 
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.

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