Fourth Sunday of Lent
April 3, 2011
TODAY (Violet) NEXT WEEK (Violet) 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a Ez 37:12-14
Eph 5:8-14 Rom 8:8-11
Jn 9:1-41 Jn 11:1-45
The obtuse Pharisees in this gospel refuse to see the implications to which the fact of the miracle points and refuse to believe in Jesus as the “Son of Man.” The blind man, however, is open to much more than the amazing fact of his having been healed. He sees its implications: he comes to recognize Jesus, believe in him, and worship him. This dynamic of healing encounter, belief, and worship defines our own Lenten and lifelong journey to a new life.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
April 2, Saturday
6:00 p.m. Wed. Anniv. Laurel & Rhonda Willie rb Olive Bedminister
April 3, Sunday
7:00 a.m. St. Ann Parish Family
9:30 a.m. Thanksgiving for Trevor Nelson rb his Wife
April 5, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Birthday - Adele Gilbert
April 6, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. +Roland Johnson rb Eugenia Johnson
April 7, Thursday
12:15 p.m. B’day Ivy Boyce rb Sacred Heart Society
April 8, Friday
6:30 a.m. +Pamela Joseph rb Flora Royer
6:00 p.m. +Sylvester Samuel rb his Daughter
April 9, Saturday
8:30 a.m. +Anitius & Agatha Julien rb their 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.m 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. Is 65:17-21 Jn 4:43-54
Tues. Ez 47:1-9, 12 Jn 5:1-16
Wed Is 49:8-15 Jn 5:17-30
Thu. Ex 32:7-14 Jn 5:31-47
Fri. Wis 2:1a, 12-22 Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Sat. Jer 11:18-20 Jn 7:40-53
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.
DIOCESAN YOUTH MINISTRY
The First Annual Easter Concert honoring the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ through song, dance, skits, and more will take place on Monday, April 25,th 2011 at St. Gerard’s Hall, Frederiksted. It will begin with an Easter Egg Hunt at 3:00 p.m., followed by the concert at 5:00 p.m. Admission is $5:00 for adults, $3:00 for children 3-13, and under 3 years are free. The concert will include a modeling segment and raffle. Light refreshments will be on sale.
The New Ushers will meet Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 7:00 p.m. in the Marian Hall.
The Mothers’ Club invites all parishioners to a weekly “Walk for your Health” on Mondays and Thursdays 5:30- to 6:30 p.m. here at St. Ann. The whole family is welcome. There will be no walk on Holy Thursday, April 21st
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.
What are the Rewards for Stewardship?
We seek no “REWARDS” for our stewardship; we do it with the JOY OF SERVING GOD. Yet we know that God does reward stewards by filling their needs in life, by giving new opportunities to care, to share, to participate in the wholeness of life. Stewardship is the responsibility of the Christian life, making our prayers, worship, and study of the scriptures, Christian action truly sincere. Sooo, our whole life is a partnership with God. We cannot “give” anything to God: but we can “fulfill” God by using our gifts wisely and sharing with others. Each of us can live as God’s steward. Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. Tithing becomes easier if we set aside the Lord’s portion and give it to him. Pray about it! 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.
The “blue” Pieta Prayerbook is now available in Large Print in English or Spanish. We also have Spanish
Bibles and a few other prayer books in Spanish. Easter Cards are now on display. 2011 Christian Prayer Guide and Book is now in.
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, Marie Gilbert, Fenton Pierre.
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.