Third Sunday of Lent

 March 27, 2011

 

 

TODAY (Violet)                     NEXT WEEK (Violet)     Ex 17:3-7   1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a

Rom 5:1-2, 5-8                                                   Eph 5:8-14

Jn 4:5-42                                                           Jn 9:1-41

            

This conversation that unfolds between Jesus and the Samaritan woman reveals what happens when we drink the life-giving water Jesus offers: we come face-to-face with the Savior of the world, we admit the truth of our own lives, we run to proclaim Jesus’ presence and message to all who would hear. Encounter, truth, proclamation—this is the movement of our Lenten journey toward transformation and new life, toward deepening faith and witnessing commitment.


                                                      Living Liturgy

            

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS

March 26, Saturday 6:00 p.m.   St. Ann Parish Family

March 27, Sunday 7:00 a.m.      Thanksgiving rb Soria Warner    9:30 a.m. B’day Rasheen Sergencon rb Petula Alexander        

March 29, Tuesday 12:15 p.m. Special Intention Ternie Charles rb his Mother

March 30, Wednesday 6:30 a.m.     +Joseph Arns rb his Family

March 31, Thursday 12:15 p.m. Thanksgiving in Honor of St. Anthony rb Virgin. Mc Intosh

April 1, Friday 6:30 a.m Candello rb a Friend 6:00 p.m.    Our Lady Pro Life           

April 2, Saturday 8:30 a.m. Thanksgiving rb Maria Joseph and Family

                             

 

           BISHOP’S APPEAL 2011

“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.

                                May God bless you.

                                  

 

WEEK IN PREVIEW

      

Mon.                             Office Closed

 

Tues. 7:00 p.m.             Prayer Meeting                               

                  

Wed.  8:30-11:00 a.m.  Deacon Hyacinthe available

                                       For 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

                                             Levels 3, 4, 5 & 6

(PLEASE BE ON TIME TO PICK THE STUDENTS       (IMMEDIATELY AFTER CLASS)

 

 

 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Mon.  2 Kgs 5:1-15b                                     Lk 4:24-30

Tues.  Dn 3:25, 34-43                                   Mt 18:21-35

Wed   Dt 4:1, 5-9                                          Mt 5:17-19

Thu.   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

 

 

The Franciscans will meet Sunday, March 27, 2011, 3:00 p.m. at The Franciscan House.

 

The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites will meet Sunday, March 27, 2011, 1:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s Hospitality Lounge and Learning Center.

 

BLUE PARKING SPACES

Please Do Not Park in the Eight (8) Parking Spaces painted in blue unless you are physically challenged, and need to park close to the church. On Sunday mornings, at 9:30 a.m. the two spaces attached to the Sts. Joachim & Ann Church are for the two buses that pick up some of our seniors.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Parishioner with Offertory Envelope Number 414 please writes your name on the Offertory Envelope, so that we can update our record. Thank you.

 

Catholic Islander Radio

Due to popular demand, Catholic Islander Radio has expanded from 30 to 60 minutes. The program is now on WSTA 1340 AM on Sundays at 6:00 p.m.

Catholic Islander is the only Catholic show on local radio. The program, which launched on January 2, features spiritual reflections, news, interviews, humor and contemporary Catholic music. Fr. Charles Crespo is the host. In addition to the radio, the program can be heard live on the radio station’s website. www.wsta.com, and all the past, current and live shows can be heard atwww.catholicislander.com and there is a link to WSTA on the Catholic Islander website.

 

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 abstinenbsite,.ce from meat. Lent is also a season in which prayer, the reception of the sacraments, charity and almsgiving are emphasized.

 

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

 

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP is the wise use of God’s gifts. As God’s steward, you are called to:MANAGE YOUR RESOURCES WISELY- your time, talent, income and possessions. FOCUS ON SERVING GOD—and others. TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE in your church. Effective support of your church is wise stewardship.

YOUR SUPPORT HELPS YOUR CHURCH TO BE A GOOD STEWARD, TOO! Your church is called to:Care for its members, in joy and sorrow. Fulfill its commitment to carry out God’s will. Reveal God’s Word to people, clearly and openly,hrough teaching, preaching, and by example. Strive to enrich the ways in which God works in our lives.  By giving to the church, you put your resources 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.

 

BOOKSTORE:  NEW ARRIVALS:

BRACELETS: Hook-Type with Cross, also, Birthstones Rosaries and All Saints. Easter Cards now on display. Liturgy of Hours Christian Prayer and Guide. Come see our many Framed Pictures: Sacred Heart, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Divine Mercy.

               

 

OUR SICK: 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, Ainsley Le Blanc.

 

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.