Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 15, 2011

    
TODAY (White)                         NEXT WEEK (White)  
Acts 2:14a,36-41                              Acts 6:1-7
1 Pt 2:20b-25                                   1 Pt 2:4-9
Jn 10:1-10                                       Jn 14:1-12                                                  

 
IN NEED OF A SHEPHERD
The biblical image of us as the flock of sheep is not particular a flattering one. Sheep without a Sheppard are truly sad, because they most likely will perish either from their inability to fend for themselves or from their lack of defenses against predators. Placing our selves in the heart of this unflattering image can reinforce our faith. Until we come to a profound realization of how much we need a shepherd, we cannot appreciate how deeply blessed we are to have been given a Shepherd, one who laid down his life for us and was raised to life eternal in the Spirit, so he might guide us and we might follow him in faith forever.

                                                              Living Liturgy


MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
May 14, Saturday
6:00 p.m. +Julia Garcia    
May 15, Sunday
7:00 a.m  St Ann Parish Family
9:30 a.m. +Marilyn Kosak rb John Kosak          
May 17, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. +Cassandra Evans
May 18, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. B’day Catherine Royer rb Flora Royer 
May 19, Thursday
12:15 p.m. +Gertrude Flood rb John Kosak
May 20, Friday
6:30 a.m. Thanksgiving  Rita Marcano rb Harold Marcano
May 21, Saturday
8:30 a.m. B’day Timothy Samuel rb Ruth Samuel

COMING EVENTS:
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. –12 Noon.

                       

WEEK IN PREVIEW
Sunday, 3 to 6 p.m., Marriage Encounter Enrichment Afternoon. Guest Speakers, Dick & Diane Baumbach
Mon.   Office Closed
Tues.  7:00 p.m.  Worship, Adoration & Benediction
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
Thurs.   5:30 p.m.  Confirmation Practice for Candidates
Fri.    8:30 –11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available for Prayer and Counseling
         5:30 p.m.Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Closing with Benediction   
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RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES CONTINUE
Sat.   8:30 –10:45   Levels 7, 8 & 9 Confirmation
       11:00 a.m. –12:30 p.m.  First Communion and Levels 3, 4, 5, & 6
(PLEASE BE ON TIME TO PICK THE STUDENTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER CLASS)

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Acts 11:1-18                                        Jn 10:11-18
Tues. Acts 11:19-26                                      Jn 10:22-30
Wed. Acts 12:24—13:5a                               Jn 12:44-50
Thu.  Acts 13:13-25                                      Jn 13:16-20
Fri. Acts 13:26-33                                      Jn 14:1-6
Sat. Acts  13:44-52                                      Jn 14:7-14

The World Wide Marriage Encounter of the Virgin Islands will be sponsoring an enrichment afternoon for married couples, this Sunday, 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”

St. Joseph Catholic High School
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.

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2011
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 is a practical opportunity to participate in the Mission of the Church and assist our Catholic Schools, Bethlehem Houses, Soup Kitchens and Ministry of Evangelization.  Please be generous, and 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             66         $55,340           $50,000          113%           

Holy Family          80          $23,603          $40,000           61%
OLMC                   33          $5,525            $19.000          29%        

OLPH                    26          $9,760            $35,000          34%
St. Ann                 83          $18,645          $40,000           51%
St. Anne  (St.T)     51          $8,380            $13,000          66%
St Joseph               21         $3,627           $16,000          24%
St. Patrick             23           $7,525            $22,000         42%
Sts. Peter & Paul  98           $19,148          $50.000         50%    

Totals                 481          $151,553        $285,000         58%

PENTECOST CELEBRATION 2011
Pentecost Celebration begins with a Mission Tuesday,  June  7, 8  and  9, 2011, 7:00  p.m. nightly, at St. Ann Church. Presenter: Mr. Winston Garcia from Trinidad & Tobago. The following three activities will be held at the Light of Christ Retreat Center:
(1) All Night Vigil, Friday, June 10, from 9:00 p.m. to Saturday, June 11, 6:00 a.m.
(2) A Men’s Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, June 11, from 9:00 a.m. –12 Noon. Donation: $15:00.,Guest Speaker: Winston Garcia.
(3)The Pentecostal Rally, Sunday, June 12, 3-6:00 p.m., Guest speaker: Winston Garcia.
BE TRANSFORMED! BE RENEWED!

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

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP:
   Your giving is the key to the success of the church plans and programs. To help meet our obligations, please pray about TITHING and becoming GOOD STEWARDS by obtaining Offertory envelopes available in the Marian Hall as a weekly reminder to support your church.

CANDLES, CANDLES, CANDLES
Our new shipment of candles is now available:
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sacred Heart of Mary, Divine Mercy, Infant of Prague, Blessed Sacrament, Miraculous Mother, Our Lady Perpetual Help, Our Lady of Altagracia, Virgin of Mercy, Virgin of Guadalupe, Virgin of Carmel, Saints Claire, Anthony Michael, Jude, Joseph and the Holy Family.


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, 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, Claude Steele.


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, 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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