Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

April 17, 2011

 

 

TODAY (Red)                      NEXT WEEK (White)            Is 50:4-7                                                  Acts 10:34a-37-43

 Phil 2:6-11                                                            Col 3:1-4

Mt 26:14—27:66                                                   Jn 20 1-9

         

 Abandonment has two faces. On the one hand, Jesus suffers abandonment not only by his followers but even seemly by God. On the other hand, Jesus freely chooses an abandonment of his own: letting go of his rightful claim to “equality with God,” to his human dignity, and to life itself. For his choice to abandon all, God lifts Jesus in exaltation. This is more than the “plot” of Holy Week; it is the core of Christian life.

 

                                                      Living Liturgy

            

 

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS

April 16, Saturday

 6:00 p.m.            St Ann Parish Family

April 17, Sunday

7:00 a.m. B’day Ivan Edmund rb Melanie Lockhart         

9:30 a.m.          +Pamela Joseph rb her Family

April 19, Tuesday

12:15 p.m.             Communion Service

April 20, Wednesday

6:30 a.m.             Dorothy Rowe rb Lucy

April 21, Holy Thursday

7:00 p.m.       +Henry Arns rb his Family

April 22, Good Friday

12 – 3:00 p.m.   Liturgy and Passion of

                            Our Lord Jesus Christ

April 23, Holy Saturday-Easter Vigil

7:00 p.m.          Souls in Purgatory rb Pascal

             

   

BOOKSTORE

NEW SHIPMENT OF MERCHANDISE:

Statues of Our Lady of Grace (10”), St. Michael

(3.5”). Assorted Wooden Rosaries. Baptism Bibs

and Candles, Christening Bonnet, later to be used

as Bridal Hankie.  Come see…Come browse!

 

 

WEEK IN PREVIEW

                      

                                     PALM SUNDAY

Sun.  7:00 & 9:30 a.m.                      Procession before

                                                            9:30 a.m. Mass

                                                         (Weather permitting)

 

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.           Service at Grigg Home for the Aged

           5:30 p.m.               Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

                                       Closing with Benediction

                                     

                                        HOLY THURSDAY

           7:00 p.m.     Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by

                                Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

                                          

              GOOD FRIDAY

12 Noon –3:00 p.m. Passion & Death of Our Lord & Savior

                  (Confession will be heard from 12—2:00 p.m.)

 

                                       HOLY SATURDAY

             NO RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES

                  NO 8: 3 0 a.m. MASS

7:00 p.m.                          Easter Vigil Mass

 

                                       EASTER SUNDAY

5:30 a.m.                             Sunrise Mass

9:30 a.m.                             Solemn Mass

 

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

Thu.   Ex 12:1-8, 11-14; 1Cor 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       (e) Is 55:1-11         

            (b) Gn 22:1-18        (f) Bar 3:9-15, 32—4:4

            (c) Ex 14:15—15:1 (g) Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28

            (d) Is 54:5-14          (h) Rom 6:3-11      Mt 28:1-10

 

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2011

The Bishop’s Appeal wants to make a difference in three areas: Catholic Education, Catholic Charities and Catholic Evangelization. Please give a generous gift so that we can continue to make the corporal and spiritual works of mercy alive in our Diocese. Thank you very much.

Together, we do make a difference!

  Holy Week

April 17                        Palm Sunday

       6:00 p.m.               Blessing of Palms &

       7:00 & 9:30 a.m.   Procession at 9:30 a.m.

                                                         

April 19.                 Chrism Mass – St. Thomas

 12:15 p.m.   Bishop Herbert Bevard will be joined

                      by his Priests, for the Chrism Mass at

                       Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral, St. Thomas

April 21                           Holy Thursday

      7:00 p.m.        Mass of the Lord’s Supper, followed                                  

                       by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

 

April 22                                Good Friday   

 12 Noon- 3:00 p.m. Passion and Death of Our Lord & Savior

                 (Confessions will be heard from 12-2:00 p.m.)                                                                                                 

April 23                          Holy Saturday

       7:00 p.m.                 Easter Vigil Mass

 

April 24                       EASTER SUNDAY

      5:30 a.m.                      Sunrise Mass

      9:30 a.m.                      Solemn Mass

May 1, Divine Mercy Sunday

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be sung at 3:00 p.m.

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will follow.

All are welcome!

“Jesus I Trust In You” – St. Faustina, pray for us.

 

  

The Lenten Season is a time of sacrifice throughout the Universal Church. Fast and abstinence is to be observed on   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.                                          

 

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

.

        St Joseph Catholic Church Grand Food Sale

Saturday, April 30th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.There will be lots of food and drinks on sale. Tickets are available from any member of the Fundraising or Social Committee.

Everyone is invited!

 

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%

 

 

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, 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.

 

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.

 

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