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.
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
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
Sun. 7:00 & 9:30 a.m. Procession before
9:30 a.m. Mass
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
7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
12 Noon –3:00 p.m. Passion & Death of Our Lord & Savior
(Confession will be heard from 12—2:00 p.m.)
NO RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES
NO 8: 3 0 a.m. MASS
7:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass
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!
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%
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.