Fifth Sunday of Lent

April 10, 2011



TODAY (Violet)                     NEXT WEEK (Red)           Ez 37:12-14                                                            Is 50:4-7

Rom 8:8-11                                                         Phil 2:6-11

Jn 11:1-45                                                 Mt 26:14—27:66


   Why did Jesus wait two days to go to Bethany? If Jesus had chosen to go to Bethany when first called, he would have healed Lazarus. But healing would have been a very different sign. The raising of Lazarus is the sign of a new relationship that death is not final. Life is. Do we believe this sign? Do we live like we believe it? Are we willing, like Jesus, to stake our lives on it?

                                                      Living Liturgy



April 9, Saturday

 6:00 p.m. +Thomas Velasquez rb his Family

April 10, Sunday

7:00 a.m. B’day Lydia Pepper rb Harold & Rita Marcano         

9:30 a.m.            St. Ann Parish Family

April 12, Tuesday

12:15 p.m. B’day Benedict Modeste rb Sacred Heart Society

April  13, Wednesday

6:30 a.m.               Souls in Purgatory rb Elbe

April 14, Thursday

12:15 p.m.    Thanksgiving rb Angela Santos

April 15, Friday

6:30 a.m.  Wed. Anniv. Cecil & Eunice George

6:00 p.m.        Omar Dubois rb Jemma Boland   

April 16, Saturday

8:30 a.m.      B’day Magnolia & Adavia Joseph rb    

                              Adele Gilbert & Family



 For We are God’s Co-Workers (1 Cor 3:9)

Now is the time to “Make A Difference” and make a donation to this year’s Bishop’s Appeal, if you have not done so already. Your gift supports our schools (850 students) and Catholic Charities (42.000 meals for the hungry and 11,000 nights of shelter for the homeless).

Please take a brochure today and prayerfully consider a generous gift. For your convenience, you may choose to make a pledge now, and spread your donation over several months.

Thank you for your donation, and May God bless you.

Together, we do make a difference!





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






Mon.  Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62           Jn 8:1-11

Tues.  Nm 21:4-9                                            Jn 8:21-30

Wed   Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95                          Jn 8:31-42

Thu.   Gn 17:3-9                                             Jn 8:51-59

 Fri.    Jer 20:10-13                                         Jn 10:31-42

 Sat.    Ez 37:21-28                                         Jn 11:45-56



The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites will meet Sunday, April 10, 2011, 1:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s Hospitality Lounge and Learning Center.



St. Patrick’s Church Monthly Prayer Vigil against abortion will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Beeston Hill. We simply pray fifteen decades of the Rosary, together with the Prayer to St Michael the Arch Angel. All are invited.




Funeral of Geraldine Nicholas will be on Friday, April 15, 2011. Viewing at 9:30 a.m., and Service at 10:30 a.m. May her soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.


Bishop’s Appeal 2011

Donor Analysis

April 7, 2011

Parish    # of Donors  Total Pledged  Parish Goal   % of Goal


Holy Cross           34          $22,820           $50,000          46 %           


Holy Family         36          $12,235           $40,000          31%


OLMC                    5          $825                $19.000            4%


OLPH                     7          $7,550             $35,000          22%


St. Ann                  20         $3,850             $40,000          10%


St. Anne                24         $4,450             $13,000          34%


St Joseph                 6         $405                $16,000           3%


St. Patrick                8        $2,060              $22,000          9%


Sts. Peter & Paul   44        $17,006            $50.000        34%     


Totals                   184       $71,201             $285,000      25%





The “blue” Pieta Prayer Book is now available in Large Print in English or Spanish.  We also have Spanish

Bibles and a few other prayer books in Spanish.

Easter, Mother’s Day, and Graduation Cards are now on display.

Bible Covers, Small to Extra Large, $15. to $22.

2011 Christian Prayer Guide and Book is now in




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.



  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.


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.



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 less than 3 years are free. The concert will include a modeling segment and raffle. Light refreshments will be on sale.


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, 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,   Anthony Smith, Olive Le Cointe, Jerome & Catherine Samuel, Larry Cook, Ainsley Le Blanc, Marie Gilbert, Fenton Pierre, Omar Dubois, Jennifer Henry.



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.