Second Sunday in Lent

March 16, 2014

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TODAY (Violet)Gn 12:1-4a; 2 Tm 1:8b-10; Mt 17:1-9

NEXT WEEK (Violet) Ex 17:3-7; Rom 5:1-2, 5-8; Jn 4:5-42

What high mountain must we climb for us to witness Jesus’ transfiguration? We must climb the high mountain of listening to Jesus, the high mountain of being pleasing to him, the high mountain of opening ourselves to the touch of his Presence. When we climb these mountains, we forsake our own agenda of pitching the tent of satisfaction with our own works to enter into the glory of the Life Jesus offers us. The mountain is steep; the climb is ours to choose. Living Liturgy

March 15, Saturday
5:00 p.m. B’day Deborah Riviere rb her Mother
March 16, Sunday
7:00 a.m. B’day Sixtus & Wayne Toussaint
rb Elizabeth Charles
9:30 a.m. St. Ann’s Parish Family
March 18, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. B’day Jacen Edwards rb his Grandparents
March 19, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. +Marilyn Kosak rb John Kosak
March 20, Thursday
12:15 p.m. Special Int. Sughrim Family
March 21, Friday
6:30 a.m. +Paul A. Samuel rb his Mom
6:00 p.m. Special Int. Guilene Bedminster
March 22, Saturday
8:30 a.m. B’day Jacqueline Griffith rb her Parents

Mon. Dn 9:4b-10 Lk 6:36-38
Tues. Is 1:10, 16-20 Mt 23:1-12
Wed. 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a
Thurs. Jer 17:5-10 Lk 16:19-31
Fri. Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a; 17b-28a Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Sat. Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 Lk 15:1-3, 11-32

The Drawing of St. Joseph’s High School Raffle will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, the feast of St. Joseph. Winners will be announced on the weekend of the Third Sunday of Lent.

Chrism Mass will take place at St. Patrick’s Church, Frederiksted, St. Croix, on April 15, 2014 at 12 Noon.



Tues. 7: 00 p.m. Prayer Meeting

Wed. & Fri 8:30–11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available for Prayer and Counseling
Wed. 7:00 –8:15 p.m. Understanding and Defending the Catholic Faith (Deacon Denis Griffith)

Fri. 6:30 a.m. Holy Mass
5:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross
6:00 p.m. Holy Mass
Sat. 8:30 –10:45 a.m. Levels 7, 8, & 9 Confirmation
11:00 -12:30 p.m. First Communion and Levels 3, 4, 5, & 6

“Where there is a need, there is the Bishop’s Appeal.” Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal helps Catholic Charities to provide needed assistance to a fast growing segment of our community, THE ELDERLY. Please give generously to this year’s Appeal so that we can supply needed medicines and doctor visits for our impoverished and infirmed seniors.
For your convenience, you may choose to make a pledge now and spread your donation over several
months. “For it in Giving that we Receive.”


“Coming: St. Croix March for Life, Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the Strand, in Frederiksted by the War Memorial. We will sing hymns, have inspiring talks and witnessing from the youth who went on the March for Life in Washington. Bishop Bevard will be there. There will be a Rosary March to St. Patrick’s Church for Mass with Bishop Bevard. Reception follows. Please come and witness to the rights of the unborn.”


F = Faith (Fr. Simon Peter)
I = Intercession (Sr. Patricia Alexander)
R = Repentance (Fr. John Mark)
E = Evangelization (Deacon Joseph Mark)

“Come Away by Yourselves to a Deserted Place And Rest Awhile.” (Mk 6:31)…
St. Ann Church, Barrenspot, on Saturday, March 22, has been changed to Saturday, March 29. The Day of Prayer will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Holy Mass, and conclude at 3:30 p.m. with Benediction. Bring your lunch. A drink will be provided.
The Day of Prayer has been changed from Saturday, March 22, to Saturday March 29, 2014.
See you there on Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

“Repent says the Lord, the Kingdom of God is at hand.”
Holy Cross Catholic Church, Christiansted St. Croix, Provincial Superior of Baltimore Province, Rev. Kevin Moley, C.Ss.R. will be conducting a retreat on Monday, March 17 and Tuesday March 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited!

Deacon Denis Griffith will help you to understand and explain your Catholic Faith during A Seminar which he will give on Wednesdays during Lent- 7:00-8:15 p.m. All are invited!

The Lenten Journey is a time of Sacrifice throughout the Universal Church. Fast and abstinence are to be observed on GOOD FRIDAY and all Fridays during Lent. All Catholics who have reached their of 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 fasting 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.

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.

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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, 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, Corona Nicholas, Evarice Xavier, Rosemary Jones, Ishvelle Christopher, Marie Urgent, Iandralyn Nelson, Marie St. Ange, Gerard Hall, Louis Javois, Marilyn Rogers, Stephen Ross, Mabel Richardson, Clytie James, Vera Irwin, Conrad Edwin, Matthew Joseph, Wilhelmina Cooke, Marlon & Stephanie Jordan, Lynette Carrabon, Craig Matthew, Lucia Felix.

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

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.

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 Fabio 111, Kareem Pedro, Rashad A. Richards.

Please call the office to add or remove names.