Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

April 13, 2014

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TODAY (Red) Is 50:4-7; Phil 2:6-11, Mk 26:14—27:66

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

Jesus warns the disciples at the Last Supper that their faith would be shaken, but the disciples deny that this will ever happen. Nonetheless, faith is greatly threatened when there is great cost and we instinctively protect ourselves. Jesus alone remains unshaken in His faith: in the Garden he says yes to his Father’s will, he is silent before the accusers’ false accusations, he willingly gives up his spirit on the cross. Instead of protecting himself, Jesus embraces the cost of his suffering and death—the great sign of his own faithfulness.

Living Liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
April 12, Saturday
5:00 p.m. St. Ann’s Parish Family
April 13, Sunday
7:00 a.m. Deceased Members of Royer & Le Blanc
Families rb Flora Royer
9:30 a.m. +Hasanie George rb Cecil & Eunice George
April 15, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Communion Service
April 16, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. Wed. Anniv Shayne & Genesis Etienne rb
Patricia Browne
April 17, Holy Thursday
7:00 p.m. Priests Intentions
April 18, Good Friday
12-3:00 p.m. Liturgy and Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
April 19, Holy Saturday
No 8:30 a.m. Mass
7:00 p.m. Easter Vigil; St. Ann Parish Family

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 (b) Gn 22:1-18 (c) Ex 14:15—15:1
(d) Bar 3:9-15; 32—4:4 (e) Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28
(f) Rom 6:3-11 Mt 28:1-10

WEEK IN REVIEW

Mon. OFFICE IS CLOSED

Tues. (12 Noon, Chrism Mass at St. Patrick’s Church) Bishop Bevard will be joined by his Priests,Deacons and Religious. Everyone is invited.

7: 00 p.m. No Prayer Meeting

Wed. 8:30–11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available for Prayer and Counseling

HOLY THURSDAY
7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper

GOOD FRIDAY
12 Noon -3:00 p.m. Passion and Death of  Our Lord and Savior (Confessions will be heard from 12-2:00 p.m.)

HOLY SATURDAY
NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 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 (with Bishop Bevard)

Welcome to Bishop Bevard who will spend Holy Week on St. Croix. He will be the main celebrant at Our Solemn Mass on Easter Sunday, at 9:30 a.m.

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.


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BISHOP’S APPEAL 2014
Please pray for the success of the Bishop’s Appeal 2014. 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 you donation over several months.Let us work together for the Kingdom of God!

Bookstore:
Divine Mercy Sunday will be April 27th. Now available: Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Song C/D.Diary of St. Faustian; Divine Mercy Message and Devotion Booklets. Various First Communion and Confirmation gifts and cards. Come see; Come browse.

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A  LENTEN JOURNEY The Lenten Journey is a time of Sacrifice throughout the Universal Church. Fast and abstinence to be observed on GOOD FRIDAY.

STEWARDSHIP:
Your giving is the key to the success of 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 weekly reminder to support your church.

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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, 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, Wilberto Bennet, Claudelle Mathurin, Magdalene Greene, Linda White, Phillip Joseph, Brenda Plaskett, Olaf Smith, Catherine Royer, ,Clytie James, Fr. John Molyneuz, Eduarda Francis, Gerald Douglas, Stanley Martin Jr., Hakeem Martin, Evarice Xavier, Lynette Carrabon, Craig Matthew, Lucia Felix, Iandralyn Nelson, Marlon & Stephanie Jordan, Wilhelimina Cooke, Gerard Hall, Marie Urgent, Stephen Ross, Conrad Edwin, Headley Anthony, Arkuright Johnson, Corona Nicholas, Evarice Xavier, Rosemary Jones, Ishvelle Christopher., Hector Rivera, Agnes Dominique, Lisa Obeius, David William.

Please call the Office to add or remove names from this list.


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 Fabio 111, Kareem Pedro, Rashid A. Richards.

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

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