Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 18, 2014

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TODAY (White) Acts 6:1-7; 1 Pt 2:4-9; Jn 14:1-12

NEXT WEEK (White) Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; 1Pt 3:15-18; Jn 17:1-11a

Jesus’ words in this gospel from the Last Supper Discourse are reassuring ones: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” The leap from the Jesus at the Last supper to the Jesus at the resurrection is one great step, one the disciples have yet taken. But we have taken this leap. We are an Easter people. We have received the Holy Spirit who empowers us to know Jesus, through him to know the Father, and to do the works of Jesus. Believing this mitigates all troubles, all anxiety. Living Liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
May 17, Saturday
5:00 p.m. +Mark & Hellina Abraham rb their Family
May 18, Sunday
7:00 a.m. St. Ann’s Parish Family
9:30 a.m. +Fevena Jerome rb her Family
May 20, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. +Marilyn Kosak rb John Kosak
May 21, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. B’day Timothy Samuel rb Ruth Samuel
May 22, Thursday
12:15 p.m. +Ruth Mc Farlane rb Mc Farlane Family
May 23, Friday
6:30 a.m. Fr. Simon Peter Opira 21st Anniv. of Priesthood
May 24, Saturday
8:30 a.m. +Mary Charles rb Simone Gaston

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Acts 14:5-18 Jn 14:21-26
Tues. Acts 14:19-28 Jn 14:27-31a
Wed. Acts 15:1-6 Jn 15:1-8
Thurs. Acts 15:7-21 Jn 15:9-11
Fri. Acts 15:22-31 Jn 15:12-17
Sat. Acts 16:1-10 Jn 15:18-21

The Catholic Islander for the month of May is available at the doors of the Church. Please read it, and pass on the good news to a friend. The Catholic Islander is also available online at http://www.catholicislander.com/

WEEK IN REVIEW

Mon. OFFICE IS CLOSED

Tues. 7: 00 p.m. Adoration, Teaching, Benediction

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

Fri. 5:30 p.m. Holy Hour with Evening Prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

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

The Franciscans meet Sunday, May 18, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at the Franciscan’s House.

St. Joseph’s High School
Registration for St. Joseph’s High School is still opened. Please call for an appointment.
(340) 692-2455

FIRST COMMUNION
Sunday, May 25, 2014, 9:30 a.m.

CONFIRMATION
Sunday June 1, 2014, 9:30 a.m.

Memorial Service for Deacon Hector Rivera will be held at Holy Cross Church, Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2014
Many thanks to those who have already contributed to the Bishop’s Appeal 2014, but we are still trying to reach our goal. Please continue to pray for and support our Catholic Schools, the Bethlehem Houses on St. Thomas and St. Croix, Our Soup Kitchens on all three Islands, and the Evangelization efforts which promote the mission of the local church. Brochures are available in the back of the church. For your convenience, you may choose to make a pledge now and spread your donation over several months.
Let us work together for the Kingdom of God!

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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.

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP means returning the first portion of all God has given you. Stewardship is: A way to thank God for blessing you with special gifts. It’s based on your need to give something back to God-not on the church’s need for money. A lifelong commitment to follow Jesus, regardless of the cost. Your commitment to God can’t be expressed in any single action. A rewarding way of life in which your personal relationship with Jesus is enriched and deepened every day. The key to peace-it makes the world we live in a better place for everyone. Give from substance-not abundance. Give back the first portion of all your God-given gifts. Make sharing a top priority-not something you do with your remaining time and money. “My God in turn will supply your needs fully, in a way worthy of his magnificent riches in Christ Jesus.” Your giving is the key to the success of 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 weekly reminder to support your church.

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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, Elden Serrant, Joseph Jones, Abel Javois, Stanislaus Prescott, Marv E. Jon, Frances Allen, Julie Dizon, Irene Prevot, Josephine Prescott, Hyacinthe Bright, Steve Keith, Catherine Samuel, Larry Cook, Fenton Pierre, Omar Dubois, Mary Bishop, Bernadette Koupie, Claude Steele, Maria Hall, Derick James, Walter E. Durant Clementina Tuitt, Joseph Mathurine, Kay Colon, Bernadette Megahy, Troy Jones, 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, Wilberto Bennet, Claudelle Mathurin, Magdalene Greene, Linda White, Phillip Joseph, Brenda Plaskett, Olaf Smith, Catherine Royer, ,Clytie James, Fr. John Molyneuz, Eduarda Francis, Gerald Douglas, Stanley Martin Jr., Hakeem Martin, Evarice Xavier, Lynette Carrabon, Craig Matthew, Lucia Felix, Iandralyn Nelson, Marlon & Stephanie Jordan, Wilhelimina Cooke, Gerard Hall, Marie Urgent, Stephen Ross, Conrad Edwin, Arkuright Johnson, Corona Nicholas, Evarice Xavier, Rosemary Jones, Ishvelle Christopher., Agnes Dominique, Lisa Obeius, David William, Vera Irwin, Marie St Ange, Erville Pemberton, John O’Neale, Charleen Isaac, Varonica Rawlins.

Please call the Office to add or remove names from this list.

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. Charler, Akeem Greenidge, Ganisia Lashan, 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, Rodney Fabio 111, Kareem Pedro, Rashid A. Richards, Naim Muhammad

Please call the office to add or remove names to this list.

 

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