Pentecost Sunday

May 19, 2013


TODAY (RED) Acts 2:1-11; 1 Cor12:3b-7, 12-13; Jn 20:19-23

NEXT WEEK (White) Prv 8:22-31; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16-12-1

John’s Gospel tells us that when Jesus “breathed “ on the disciples, the Holy Spirit came into them, empowering them to forgive sins and to gather all people into union with one another. This message of unity in the Spirit is repeated in the readings from Corinthians. There are many gifts, many ways to serve. One way is not “higher”. nor one person “better” than another. There is but one “Spirit, who accomplishes all the different works we do, acting through us. Liturgy

May 18, Saturday
5:00 p.m. +Fevena Jerome rb Angela & Ann Marie Jerome
May 19, Sunday
7:00 a.m. St Ann Parish Family
9:30 a.m. B’day Catherine Royer rb Flora Royer
May 21, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Thanksgiving Isaac Baptiste rb Gemma Boland
May 22, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. +Ruth Mc Farlane rb her Family
May 23, Thursday
12.15 p.m. Fr. Simon Opira 20th Anniv. Priesthood
May 24, Friday
6:30 a.m. +Mary Charles rb Anthony Gaston
May 25, Saturday
8:30 a.m. Special Int. rb Guilend Bedminister

Mon Sir1:1-10 Mk 9:14-29
Tues. Sir 2:1-11 Mk 9:30-37
Wed. Sir 4:11-19 Mk 10:38-45
Thurs. Sir 5:1-8 Mk 9:41-50
Fri. Sir 6:5-17 Mk 10:1-12
Sat Sir 17:1-15 Mk 10:13-16


Confirmation, Sunday, May 26, 9:30 a.m.
First Communion, Sunday, June 2, 9:30 a.m.


Sun. 3:00 p.m. Pentecost Rally in the Marian Hall

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

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 6:30 p.m.

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


Thank you for your generosity in last week’s Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). Because of your support, millions of faithful can gain a deeper understanding of their faith through Catholic resources on the Internet, television, radio, and print media. Remember, half of your donations are staying in our diocese to support local communication projects. To learn more about the important work supported by the Collection for CCC, please visit
(Search “Catholic Communication Campaign”).

St. Ann’s Goal--$40,000.00
The public phase of our Bishop’s appeal 2013 will conclude this weekend on Pentecost Sunday. As of May 13, the parishes have raised $132,937 or 47% of the parish goal of $285,000.We are grateful to all those who have donated to the Bishop’s Appeal. To make our goal, we need everyone’s participation. For your convenience, you can still make a pledge, and pay it in installments. The Bishop’s Appeal will formally end on December 31, 2013, so that you have ample time to fulfill your pledge. Our Catholic Schools, Catholic Charities and Evangelization efforts need your support. Your gift helps feed the hungry and gives safe shelter to mothers and children in desperate need. Please support the Bishop’s Appeal during this year when we seek to grow in our Catholic Faith and put it ever more into action!

Bishop’s appeal 2013
Donor Analysis-April, 2013
Parish # of Donors Total Pledged Parish Goal % of Goal
Holy Cross 47 $27,935 $50,000 56%
Holy Family 76 $28,094 $40,000 70%
OLMC 32 $12,059 $19,000 64%
OLPH 34 $10,935 $35,000 31%
St. Ann 69 $18,214 $40,000 46%
St. Anne STT 34 $6,859 $13,000 53%
St. Joseph 38 $4,756 $16,000 30%
St Patrick 27 $10,700 $22,000 49%
Sts. Peter & Paul 47 $15,260 $50,000 31%

For First Communion, Confirmation and Graduation Cards, Rosaries, Prayer Books, Plaques, Remembrance of My First Communion Book and Confirmation Book. Items for Deacons. Come see…come browse!

We welcome The Mothers and Fathers Group of St. Croix, as they celebrate Pentecost Sunday with us. May the Holy Spirit fall afresh on them.

God’s chosen people were taught in what spirit they were to make their offerings: “In generous spirit pay homage to the Lord, be not sparing of free will gifts. With each contribution show a cheerful countenance, and pay your tithes in a spirit of joy. Give to the most high as he has given to you, generously, according to your means. For the Lord is one who always repays and he will give back to you sevenfold” (Sir 35:7-10).
Your giving is the key to the success of church plans and programs. To help us 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. Thank you and may God bless you for your kindness.

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

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.

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.