Third Sunday of Easter
May 8, 2011


TODAY (White)                  NEXT WEEK (White)           
Acts 2:14, 22-23                         Acts 2:14a, 36-41
1 Pt: 17-21                              1 Pt 2:20b-25
Lk 24:13-35                              Jn

Saint Peter speaks to us twice today. In the first reading, we hear an excerpt from his sermon on Pentecost; in the second reading, part of his first letter. Once a frightened, uneducated fisherman who often said just the wrong thing, now Peter is speaking what he knows to be true. Everything Jesus had said now makes sense. His death and rising were all part of God’s plan, and our faith and hope can be centered on God. Today’s gospel tells the story of Jesus’ walk to Emmaus with two of the disciples. Frightened, sad, and confused, the two of them don’t recognize Jesus, who tells them what we heard Peter say above: All this had to happen as part of God’s plan. In the end, these disciples recognize Jesus as we are to recognize him—in the breaking of bread.  
                                                              Living Liturgy

May 7, Saturday
6:00 p.m +Bernard Fabio
May 8,  Sunday
7:00 a.m.   Mothers of St Ann’s Parish Family
9:30 a.m.   B’day Shirrah Etienne rb Petular Alexander          
May 10, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. B’day Catherine Royer rb Sacred Heart Society
May 11, Wednesday
6:30 a.m.  Souls in Purgatory rb Elbe
May 12, Thursday
12:15 p.m. Paula Drigo rb Hildreth Winston
May 13, Friday
6:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Cecil George Sr. rb Eunice George
May 14, Saturday
8:30 a.m. Winston & Drigo Families rb Hildreth Winston

The Family and the Occult
Beware of the evil one! Fr. Ian Taylor from Trinidad has a four part series concerning the occult and its influence on family life. Tune in to Channel 7, Mon. Tues. Wed. and Thurs. 7:30 p.m. nightly this week.
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
Fri.    8:30 –11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available for Prayer and Counseling

Sat.   8:30 –10:45          Levels 7 & 8 
11:00 a.m. –12:30 p.m.  First Communion and Levels 3, 4, 5, & 6

Mon.  Acts 6:8-15                                          Jn 6:22-29
Tues.  Acts 7:51—8:1a                                  Jn 6:30-35
Wed.  Acts 8:1b-8                                          Jn 6:35-40
Thu.  Acts 8:26-40                                         Jn 6:44-51
Fri.    Acts 9:1-20                                           Jn 6:52-59
Sat.   Acts 1:15-17, 20-26                              Jn 15:9-17

The World Wide Marriage Encounter of the Virgin Islands will be sponsoring an enrichment afternoon for married couples, May 15, 2011, 3:00-6:00 p.m. at St. Ann Church, Barrenspot, St. Croix, V.I.
Guest Speaker: Dick & Diane Baumbach.
Topic: “Married and in love most of the time”
For more information, please contact Franklin & Coreen Delsol at 340-513-1457 or Jose & Nilda Diaz at 340-277-4014.


To the Mothers of St Ann’s Parish Family

May the Lord continually bless you all with heaven’s blessingsas well as with human joys
Happy Mother’s day.

Msgr. Michael Kosak   Fr. Simon Peter Opira

Confirmation Students Retreat: Saturday, May 14, 8:30 a.m. –3:00 p.m. at The Light of Christ Retreat Center, Frederiksted. All students must participate, and be on time.

The May issue of The Catholic Islander is available at the doors of the church. Please read it, and pass on the good news to a friend.

 The early Christian Community is a wonderful example of what the Bishop’s Appeal can do. “They shared everything in common and no one was in need.” Your generosity will help educate our children, feed the poor and homeless and bring the Good news of the Risen Christ to the ends of the Diocese. Please make your contribution today. Thank you for making a difference!

Bishop’s Appeal 2011 Donor Analysis—April 29, 2011
 Parish   # of Donors  Total Pledged  Parish Goal   % of Goal
Holy Cross            60           $29,890          $50,000          62%           
Holy Family          66           $17,653          $40,000          46%
OLMC                   26           $3,525            $19.000          19%        
OLPH                    16           $8,090            $35,000          28%
St. Ann                  75           $17,565          $40,000          47%
St. Anne  (St.T)     46           $6,430      $13,000          51%
St Joseph               20           $3,527            $16,000           23%
St. Patrick             20           $7,225            $22,000           40%
Sts. Peter & Paul  80           $16,598        $50.000          45%     
Totals                 409           $110,413         $285,000        431%


St. Joseph Catholic High School Second Annual Student Art Exhibition will be opening on May 7th, 2011 at Fort Frederik Museum.

Second Annual Dance Production “Collective Art forms” will take place on May
14th and 15,Th 2011 at St. Gerard’s Hall, starting at 3:00 p.m. Refreshments
will be available for sale. For more information please contact the School at
692-2455, or Mrs. Linda Lacy-Hodge at 772-2079.

Members of the Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship International (FGBMFI) St. Croix Chapter will hold a week long conference May 8-14, 2011. As part of the conference a family will win a one-week vacation to Orlando Florida. For more information, please call Warner Riviere, National President, at 340-778-9506, or any member of the Fellowship or visit our website at

Confirmation, May 22, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
First Communion, May 29, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
For more information, please contact Religious Ed Office, Saturdays at 778-0484, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon.

Our Bookstore has Confirmation and First Communion
Gifts available such as Rosaries, Bibles, First Communion
Remembrance Books, Picture Frames, and Wall Crucifixes for their special day. Come see!

Funeral of Omar Royer will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, Frederiksted,
Tuesday, May 10. Viewing at 9:00 a.m., and Service at 10:00 a.m.
Funeral of Josaphat Randolph will be held at
St. Ann Church, Friday, May 13.
Viewing at 9:30 a.m., and Service at 10:30 a.m.

May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.


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, Nkoski Denie, Jeremy Morgan, Ritchie Swanston,  Anthony Smith,  Catherine Samuel, Larry Cook, Ainsley Le Blanc, Marie Gilbert, Fenton Pierre, Omar Dubois, Mary Martin, Fevena  Jerome, Herman Britton, Justin Garcia, Russel Hernandez, Dave Sheerwood, Venice Cummings, Raymonia Leonce, Deacon Keith Scantlebury, Bernadette Koupie.

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