Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 21, 2013

the Good Shepherd

TODAY (White) Acts 13:14, 43-52; Rev 7:9, 14b-17; Jn 10:27-30

NEXT WEEK (White) Acts 14:21-27; Rv 21:1-5a; Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35

Our being “sheep” does not mean that we blindly follow Jesus, but that we actively pursue a relationship with him by hearing his voice and heeding his words. Jesus is both the Good shepherd and the Lamb who was slain. As a Shepherd, Jesus is the one who cares for us and leads us. As a Lamb, Jesus is the one who lays down his life in sacrifice for us. However, nothing can interfere with Jesus’ care for us: we are secure in his hands. We are never alone for he is the good Shepherd.


Living liturgy


MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
April 20, Saturday
5:00 p.m. St. Ann Parish Family
April 21, Sunday
7:00 a.m. +Omar Royer rb Flora Royer
9:30 a.m. B’day Cecil George Jr. rb his Parents
April 23, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. + Boisie & Ena Brumant-Beaupierre
rb Mark Brumant
April 24, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. +Rosita Van Heyningen rb Louise Hansen
April 25, Thursday
12.15 p.m. B’day Callista Julien
April 26, Friday
6:30 p.m. +Dennis Lynch rb Eunice George
April 27, Saturday
8:30 a.m. Joseph, Maria & Family

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Acts 11:1-18 Jn 10:1-10
Tues. Acts 11:19-26 Jn 10:22-30
Wed. Acts 12:24—13:5a Jn 12:44-50
Thurs. 1 Pt 5:5b-14 Mk 6:15-20
Fri. Acts 13:26-33 Jn 14:1-6
Sat Acts 13:44-52 Jn 14:7-14

WEEK IN PREVIEW

Mon. OFFICE IS CLOSED

Tues. 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting

Wed. & Fri 8:30–11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available for Prayer and Counseling
10:30 a.m. Service at Grigg Home for Aged

Fri. Day of Adoration beginning with Holy Mass at 6:30 a.m., and ending with Evening Prayer and Benediction at 5:30 p.m.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES
Sat. 8:30 –10:45 a.m. Levels 7, 8, & 9 Confirmation
11:00 -12:30 p.m. First Communion and Levels 3, 4, 5, & 6
12:30 p.m. Children’s Choir Practice
(PLEASE PICK UP THE STUDENTS IMMEDIATELY
AFTER CLASS)

ORDINATION
Four of our sons will be ordained to the permanent diaconate at St. Patrick’s Church, Saturday, May 25, at 11:00 a.m. Tony Murray (St. Patrick’s). Hector Arroyo (St. Joseph), Alvin Bedneau (St. Ann), Reynold Modeste, (Holy Cross). The Bookstore at St. Ann’s has just received a supply of ordination cards and pins. Further, if you would like to give the new deacon a substantial gift, a deacon stole or an alb is suggested. Please call or see Lucy Bough for details. (778-0484).

ALTAR SOCIETY
The Altar Society is a group of Parishioners who volunteer once a month to clean, and prepare the house of the Lord for worship. Next Saturday, Group C will take its turn. Everyone is invited to be part of this Ministry.

Bishop’s appeal 2013
Donor Analysis-April, 2013
Parish # of Donors Total Pledged Parish Goal % of Goal
Holy Cross 33 $21,260 $50,000 43%
Holy Family 63 $19,694 $40,000 49%
OLMC 19 $5,382 $19,000 28%
OLPH 29 $9,160 $35,000 26%
St. Ann 34 $6,654 $40,000 16 %
St. Anne STT 28 $4,610 $13,000 36%
St. Joseph 22 $2,426 $16,000 15%
St Patrick 20 $9,130 $22,000 42%
Sts. Peter & Paul 36 $13,310 $50,000 27%
Totals 277 $90,601 $285,000 32%

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2013
St. Ann’s Goal--$40,000.00
We are reminded of our call to be “good stewards” of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, and give an acceptable portion of our TIME, TALENT and TREASURE for the Kingdom of God. The Bishop’s Appeal 2013 is a practical opportunity to participate in the mission of the Church and assist our Catholic Schools, Bethlehem Houses, Soup Kitchens and Evangelization efforts. For your convenience, you may choose to make a pledge now and spread your donation over several months. Please support the Bishop’s Appeal during this year when we seek to grow in our Catholic Faith and to put it evermore in action!

Parish Appeal
One way the Catholic Home Missions Appeal works to support home mission dioceses in the United States is by supporting seminarian formation in poor dioceses. Often home mission priests and lay ministers require special training to attend to the unique needs of their faith communities. Your support is needed. Please help strengthen the Church at home by making a generous gift to next week’s Appeal. Please help us reach our goal today. Our diocese has received hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years from Catholic Home Missions. Next weekend, we ask that you please be generous. Thank you very much.

BOOKSTORE
Novena Books to the following Saints: Anthony, Francis, Gerard, Joseph, Jude, Lucy, Martin, Michael, Infant of Prague, Peregrine and Theresa. Also, Sacred Heart, Mary, Queen of a\Apostles, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and Mary’s Fiat.
Arrivals of new cards for First Communion, Confirmation, and Deacon Ordination.

Pro-Life Religious Outreach
“It is a sad day in America when the president of the United States endorses sex-selection, abortion by opposing the prenatal Nondiscrimination Act… Sex-selection abortion is cruel, it’s discriminatory and it’s legal. It is violence against women. Most people in government are unaware that it is part of a deliberate plan of population control. This is the real war on women.”

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, Steve Beharry, Olive Alexander, 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, Melissa Brooks, Wilberto Bennet, Claudelle Mathurin Norbert Auguste, .Magdalene Greene, Linda White, Phillip Joseph, Brenda Plaskett, Jennifer Degazo, Olaf Smith, Catherine Royer, Fr. John Molyneuz Blossie Julien, Eduarda Francis, Alberta Mesmai, Gerald Douglas, Sheran Mitchell, Stanley Martin Jr., Hakeem Martin, Headley Anthony, Arkuright Johnson, Blossie Julien, Corona Nicholas, Evarice Xavier. 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. Charlery, 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 Please call the office to add or remove names to this list


CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS
All parishes in the Virgin Islands will have a second collection for the Catholic Home Missions next weekend, April 27-28. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops established the Catholic Home Missions in 1998 to support the missions in America. The Missions primarily supports those unable to offer their people the basic pastoral ministries of word, worship and service without help. It also gives grants to organizations and religious communities engaged in missionary work. The pastoral services include evangelization, religious education, ministry training and support for poor parishes.

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

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