Second Sunday of Lent
March 20, 2011
TODAY (Violet) NEXT WEEK (Violet) Gn 12:1- 4a Ex 17:3-7
2 Tm 1:8b-10 Rom 5:1-2, 5-8 Mt 17:1-9 Jn 4:5-42
When Jesus takes his three closest disciple friends “up a high mountain” and is “transfigured before them,” the disciples are eager to stay. But when the voice from heaven announces who Jesus is and commands them to “listen to him,” their mood shifts: they become afraid. Why are they afraid? Because listening to Jesus means not staying put, but moving onward into the unknown. is transfiguration, but the journey is a costly one.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
March 19, Saturday
6:00 p.m. +Felix & Victoria Cruz
March 20, Sunday
7:00 a.m. B’day Burnet Hazel rb Annie Hazel
9:30 a.m. St. Ann Parish Family
March 22, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Special Intention Ternie Charles rb his Mother
March 23, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. +Choy Tang rb Ruth Samuel
March 24, Thursday
12:15 p.m. Special Intention rb Alphia Durand
March 25, Friday
6:30 a.m. B’day James Warner rb his Parents
6:00 p.m. In Thanksgiving rb Pascal
March 26, Saturday
8:30 a.m. Colona Nicholas rb her Children
Bishop Herbert Bevard is grateful to all who contributed to the Keys and Sword Award Banquet. It was a great success and a blessing to our Diocese.
Majestic Angel Statue—48 inches—for indoor /outdoor $299.00 on display in the Bookstore.
WEEK IN PREVIEW
Tues. 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting
Wed. 8:30-11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available Ffor 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 Levels3,4, 5&6 (PLEASE BE ON TIME TO PICK THE STUDENTS (IMMEDIATELY AFTER CLASS)
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Dn 9:4b-10 Lk 6:36-38
Tues. Is 1:10, 16-20 Mt 23:1-12
Wed Jer 18:18-20 Mt 20:17-28
Thu. Jer 17:5-10 Lk 16:19-31
Fri. Is 7:10-14; 8-10; Heb 10:4-10 Lk 1:26-38
Sat. Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
BISHOP’S APPEAL 2011
“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. May God bless 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.
The St. Lucian Choir will meet this Sunday, March 20, 2011, 4:00 p.m. in the Marian Hall.
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.
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.
BOOKSTORE: NEW ARRIVALS:
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,
Financial support is essential to the church’s mission and individual Christian growth. You can contribute through: Regular giving and pledging. These include: weekly offerings and regular charitable contributions. Tithing is a way to set aside a portion of your income for your church. Thesemethods help make it convenient for you to contribute to your church. Remember, the question isn’t “How much should I give?” The question is “Am I giving all I can?” “From every one to whom much has been given, much will be required”…Luke 12:48. By giving to the church, you put yourresources in God’s hands. 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.
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.
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, 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, Larry cook.
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.