Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 17, 2013

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TODAY (Violet) Is 43:16-21, Phil 3:8-14, Jn 8:1-11

NEXT WEEK (Red) Is 50:4-7, Phil 2:6-11, Lk 22:14—23:56

The scribes and Pharisees bring an adulterous woman to Jesus. In their self-righteous they wish to make an example of her as a great sinner deserving of death. Ironically, Jesus makes an example of them as sinners: they turn away from him and “went away one by one.” The woman however, remains with Jesus. Our own work during lent is like of the adulterous woman: truthfully face our sinfulness and faithfully remain with Jesus. Though we sin, Jesus only wishes new life.
Living liturgy


MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
March 16, Saturday
5:00 p.m. +Timothy Valmond rb the Valmond Family
March 17, Sunday
7:00 a.m. Special Int. rb Frances Allen
9:30 a.m. B’day Jason Edwards rb his Grandparents
March 19, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. B’day Dr. Kendal Grififth rb his Mother
March 20, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. B’day Fr. Richard Kyeremeh
rb Harold & Rita Marcano
March 21, Thursday
12:15 p.m. +Marilyn Kosak rb John Kosak
March 22, Friday
6:30 a.m. B’day Kara Pepper rb Harold & Rita Marcano
6:00 p.m. Deceased Arns Family Members
March 23 Saturday
8:30 a.m. Special Int. Melinda Jackson rb Elvina Lawrence

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 Jn 8:12-20
Tues. 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a
Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22
Wed. Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95; Dn 3:52-56 Jn 8:31-42
Thurs. Gn 17:3-9 Jn 8:51-59
Fri. Jer 20:10-13 Jn 10:31-42
Sat. Ez 37:21-28; Jer 31:10, 11-13 Jn 11:45-56

WEEK IN PREVIEW

Mon. OFFICE IS CLOSED

Tues. Wed. & Thursday
Lenten Mission 7:00 p.m. Nightly, Fr. John Mark, (Penance Service with confession will be held 0n Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m.)

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

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.

ALTAR SOCIETY
The Altar society is a group of Parishioners who volunteer once a month to clean and prepare the House of the Lord for worship. Next Saturday, Group C will take its turn. Everyone is invited to be part of this Ministry.

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.)

CELEBRATE HOLY WEEK AND EASTER WITH EWTN: Learn more about your faith during the Holiest time of the year with first rate movies, documentaries, musicals, children’s programs, and much more! Celebrate mass at St. Peter’s in Rome or from the Majestic Basilica of The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Get program details at www.ewtn.com. Just click on the “Channel finder” icon on their website to find out how to tune in.

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!

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 supports our schools (500 students) and catholic charities (42,000 meals for the hungry and 11, 00 nights of shelter for the homeless). Please take a brochure today and prayerfully consider a generous gift. 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!

The St. Patrick Learning Center, an outreach ministry of the St. Patrick’s Alumni Association has been designated as one of the Public Computer Training Centers will be offering computer training skills to increase computer literacy in the territory. For more information, please call Anna Doward (H) 772-4018, or Sr. Claina Letang (W) 772-5501; (H) 772-0132 in the evening, to be on the list of possible applicants.


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, Sheran Mitchell. 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.
Guide for the Liturgy of the Hours are available ($3.25)

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP:
God’s chosen people were taught in what spirit they were to make their offerings: “In generous spirit pay homage to the Lord, be not sparing of freewill gifts. With each contribution show a cheerful countenance, and pay your tithes in a spirit of joy. Give to the Most High as he has given to you, generously, according to your means. For the Lord is one who always repays, and he will give back to you sevenfold.” (Sir 35:7-10).
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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