Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 5, 2013

Sixth Sunday of Easter Graphic

TODAY (White) Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Rv 21:10-14, 22-23; Jn 14:23-29

NEXT WEEK (White) Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Lk 24:46-53

The Holy Spirit does not teach us what to believe, but to believe. To believe means to live out of the divine indwelling, live out of the peace given, live out of the mutual exchange of love between God and us and each other. Believing is living what the spirit teaches us. Believing is an action that marries love with presence. God’s love is divine life, divine indwelling. The Holy Spirit given to us is divine life, divine indwelling.
Living liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
May 4, Saturday
5:00 p.m. All Deceased Members of the Julien Family
rb Callista Julien
May 5, Sunday
7:00 a.m. B’day Elizabeth Charles
9:30 a.m. St. Ann Parish Family
May 7, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. +Ford & Christina Eloi rb their Daughter
May 8, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. B’day Cecil George rb his Family
May 9, Thursday
12.15 p.m. +Audrey Tang Yuk rb her Family
May 10, Friday
6:30 a.m. B’day Catherine Royer rb Sacred Heart Society
May 11, Saturday
8:30 a.m. B’day Kieana Aponte rb her Parents.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Acts 16:11-15 Jn 15:26—16:4a
Tues. Acts 16:22-34 Jn 16:5-11
Wed. Acts 17:15, 22—18:1 Jn 16:12-15
Thurs. Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23 Lk 24:46-53
Fri. Acts 18:9-18 Jn 16:20-23
Sat Acts 18:23-28 Jn 16:23b-28

COMING EVENTS:
Pentecost Rally, Sunday, May 19, 3:00 p.m.
Confirmation, Sunday, May 26, 9:30 a.m.
First Communion, Sunday, June 2, 9:30 a.m.

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 at 5:30 p.m.
(Novena to the Holy Spirit begins today)

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES
Sat. 8:30 –10:45 a.m. Levels 7, 8, & 9 Confirmation11:00 -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)

BOOKSTORE
What’s in your wallet? How about a Prayer Card to one of the following: Sacred Heart, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Divine Mercy, Infant of Prague, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Our Mother of Perpetual Help; SAINTS: Anthony, Joseph, Jude, Michael, Peregrine, Ann, Clare, Francis.
For First Communion and Confirmation, Cards, Rosaries, Prayer Books, Plaques, Remembrance of My First Communion Book, and Confirmation Book.
Deacon Ordination or Anniversary Cards,
Lapel Pins for Deacons and spouse.

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S abundant blessings on Ms. Catherine Royer, from St. Ann Parish Family, as she celebrates her 100th birthday, May 10, 2013.

Pro-Life Religious Outreach
“Almost every Chinese family has been impacted in some way by the loss of a loved one because of the one–child–per-family policy. Virtually everyone in China is missing a son or a daughter, or a brother or a sister because some Communist Party [official] found out that their wife or mother was pregnant with an “illegal” second or third child, arrested them for the “crime’ of being pregnant, and took them against their will for an abortion.” (Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute).

Bishop’s appeal 2013
Donor Analysis-April, 2013
Parish # of Donors Total Pledged Parish Goal % of Goal
Holy Cross 41 $25, 385 $50,000 51%
Holy Family 66 $25,467 $40,000 64%
OLMC 28 $10,416 $19,000 55%
OLPH 32 $10,185 $35,000 29%
St. Ann 58 $16,289 $40,000 41%
St. Anne STT 33 $4,930 $13,000 38%
St. Joseph 35 $4,506 $16,000 28%
St Patrick 23 $9,580 $22,000 44%
Sts. Peter & Paul 43 $14,810 $50,000 30%

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2013
St. Ann’s Goal--$40,000.00

Thank you to all who have already contributed to the Bishops Appeal 2013! We need more help in order to reach our goal. Please give a brochure to a friend. For your convenience, you can make a pledge now, and pay it in installments. Our Schools, Catholic Charities and Evangelization efforts need everyone’s support! 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!

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).

Catholic Communication Campaign
Next week our parish will take up the collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). This collection communicates the Good News through Catholic social media activities and enriches our faith through podcasts, television, radio, and print media. Half of all proceeds remain in our (arch) diocese, so please be generous in this Collection. CCC is how the Good News gets around to you.

Mother’s Club will be selling flowers after all the weekend Masses on Mother’s Day, May 12. Please give them your support.

Magnificat-St. Croix Chapter invites you to a Pre-Mother’s Day Praise and Worship Tea, Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the West Indian Franciscan House, Upper Love.

Catholic Home Mission
Thank you for your generous support to help strengthen the Church at home. Your donation to the Catholic Home Mission Appeal will help ensure that the Gospel is spread across the United States. To learn more about home missions funding and who the Appeal helps, please visit: http://www.usccb.org/catholic-giving/opportunities-for-giving/catholic-home-missions-appeal/

The Diocese is featured in the Winter 2013 issue of "Neighbors" from the Catholic Home Mission. Go to the PDF version at Winter 2013 issue of "Neighbors"

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, 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, Rosemary Jones, Ishvelle Christopher.

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.


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