Third Sunday in Lent

March 23, 2014

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

NEXT WEEK (Violet) 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41

When Jesus asked the Samaritan woman for a drink of water, she completely misunderstood what Jesus was really asking: to understand the “gift of God” already given to her. What He was offering her was the gift of his very Self: the living water that would lead her from chance meeting to divine encounter, from her expectation of the Messiah to her belief that the “Savior of the world” has come. True encounters with Jesus never leave anyone the same.
Living Liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
March 22, Saturday
5:00 p.m. St. Ann’s Parish Family
March 23, Sunday
7:00 a.m. +Donald Robles rb Yolanda Robles
9:30 a.m. Special Int. Uriah Gaston rb his Family
March 25, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. +Stanislaus Mc Intosh rb Nathalie Mc Intosh
March 26, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. +Evelyn Christopher rb Maria Jones
March 27, Thursday
12:15 p.m. Special Int.
March 28, Friday
6:30 a.m. +Steve Beharry rb Barbara and Family
6:00 p.m. Priests Int.
March 29, Saturday
8:30 a.m. Special Int.Pope Francis

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. 2 Kgs 5:1-15b Lk 4:24-30
Tues. Is 7:10-14, 8:10; Heb 10:4-10 Lk 1:26-38
Wed. Dt 4:1, 5-9 Mt 5:17-19
Thurs. Jer 7:23-28 Lk 11:14-23
Fri. Hos 14:2-10 Mk 12:28-34
Sat. Hos 6:1-6 Lk 18:9-14

St. Lucia Choir continues practice in the Marian Hall, Sundays, 4:00 p.m., and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., in preparation for the Easter Masses.

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

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
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. NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2014
”Where there is a need, there is the Bishop’s Appeal.” Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal helps provide needed assistance to our schools where dedicated faculty teach moral values, academic excellence and the importance of self discipline. Please give generously. For your convenience, you may choose to make a pledge now and spread your donation over several months. “For it is in giving that we receive.”

FUNERALS March, 2014:
Gaynel E. Christian will be on Tuesday, March 25.
Viewing at 9:00 a.m. and Service at 10:00 a.m.
Coleta St. Rose will be on Friday, March 28.
Viewing at 9:30 a.m., and Service at 10:30 a.m.
May their souls, and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

F I R E
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, Saturday, March 29, 2014. 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.

There will be a Parents/Sponsors meeting of all Confirmation Candidates in the Marian Hall, Sunday, March 30, 2014, after the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Please be on time.

“Coming: St. Croix March for Life, Sunday, April 6, 2014, 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 will follow. Please come and witness to the rights of the unborn.”

Sunday, March 23, 2014, The Franciscans meet 3:00 p.m. at the Franciscan’s House.

UNDERSTANDING AND DEFENDING THE CATHOLIC FAITH
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!

Copies of: Bishop Malzaire’s Book are available in the Bookstore at $20.00 each.
St. Lucia’s Mass (35th Anniversary) are available at $15.00 each. Please call the office to reserve one.

St. Joseph’s High School Raffle Winners:
First Prize …. Virna Torres ($5000.00)
Second Prize …. Deborah Howell (Villa Madeleine)
Third Prize …. Cecil Daniel (42” Smart TV)

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 meals, and put it in the Rice Bowl. God bless you for your kindness and thoughtfulness.

A LENTEN JOURNEY
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.

MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES
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.


SERVING OUR COUNTRY
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. Charler, Akeem Greenidge, Ganisia Lashan, 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 favbio 111, Kareem Pedro, Rashid A. Richards.

Please call the office to add or remove names to this list.


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