Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday

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

NEXT WEEK (White) Acts 10:34a, 37-43, Col 3:1-4, Jn 20:1-9

Luke’s passion account highlights how much Jesus loved life. His struggle to say yes to his Father’s will. (“take this cup from me”) was so intense that he sweat blood. He also intensely loved others and their lives: he healed the man with severed ear, comforted the women of Jerusalem, forgave his executioners, promised paradise to the repentant thief. Jesus’ struggle and self-giving is to be ours. While intensely loving the life given us, we also are to give it over for others
Living liturgy


MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
March 23, Saturday
5:00 p.m. Special Int. Theresa George rb Theodosia Christopher
March 24 Sunday
7:00 a.m. B’day Sixtus & Wayne Toussaint rb
Elizabeth Charles
9:30 a.m. +Peter Antoine rb Sentilia Antoine
March 26, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Communion Service
March 27, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. B’day Eugenia Johnson rb her Children
March 28, Holy Thursday
7:00 p.m. Priests Intentions
March 29, Good Friday
12 -- 3:00 p.m. Passion of Our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ
March 30, Saturday
No 8:30 a.m. Mass
7:00 p.m. Special Intention rb Frances Allen

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Is 42:1-7 Jn 12:1-11
Tues. Is 49:1-6 Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
Wed. Is 50:4-9a Mt 26:14-25
Thurs. Ex 12:1-8, 11-14; 1 Cor 11:23-26 Jn 13:1-15
Fri. Is 52:13—53:12; Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9 Jn 18:1-19:42
Sat. a) Gn 1:1-2:2 (d) Ez 36:16, 17, 18-28
b) Ex 14:15—15:1 (e) Rom 6:3-11
c) Is 55:1-11 Lk 24:1-12

WEEK IN PREVIEW

Palm Sunday
7:00 & 9:30 a.m. Procession before 9:30 a.m. Mass
(Weather permitting)

Mon. OFFICE IS CLOSED

Tues. 12 Noon Chrism Mass – St.Thomas
7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting

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

HOLY THURSDAY
7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

GOOD FRIDAY
12 Noon Chaplet of Divine Mercy
12:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross and Seven Last Word
2:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Passion of Our Jesus Christ
(Confession will be heard from 12—2:00 p.m.)

HOLY SATURDAY
NO RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES
NO 8:30 a.m. MASS
7:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass

EASTER SUNDAY
5:30 a.m. Sunrise Mass
9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass


GOOD FRIDAY
Good Friday is a Day of Fast and Abstinence

Funeral of John Franklin Adrien will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Viewing at 9:00 a.m.; Service at 10:00 a.m. May his soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

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
Please pray for success of the Bishop’s Appeal 2013. The Appeal wants to make a difference in the Virgin Islands through Catholic education, Catholic Charities and Catholic evangelization. Please give a generous gift, so that we can improve on the corporal and spiritual, works of mercy in our diocese. 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!

Bishop’s appeal 2013
Donor Analysis-March, 2013

Parish # of Donors Total Pledged Parish Goal % of Goal
Holy Cross 14 $17,855 $50,000 36%
Holy Family 27 $13,385 $40,000 34%
OLMC 9 $965 $19,000 5%
OLPH 14 $5,540 $35,000 16 %
St. Ann 18 $3.200 $40,000 7 %
St. Anne 10 $1,725 $13,000 13 %
St. Joseph 4 $575 $16,000 4%
St Patrick 9 $4,870 $22,000 22%
Sts. Peter & Paul 17 $4,990 $50,000 10%
Totals 112 $50,995 $285,000 18%

The Franciscans will meet this Sunday, March 24, 3:00 p.m. at the Franciscan’s House.

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.

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, Stanley Martin Jr., Hakeem Martin. Please call the Office to add or remove names from this list.

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.

Bookstore
Souvenir 190th Anniversary Cards 50 cents each; 3 for $1.00.Design was made by Charisma Rogers

Many thanks to the Mother’s Club for organizing the lovely reception after Mass last Sunday. God bless you!

Liturgy Schedules for the Month of April are available in the Sacristy. All those involved in the Liturgy are asked to pick up their schedules after Mass. Thank you.

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP:
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.

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)

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.

 

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