Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 22, 2011


TODAY (White)    NEXT WEEK (White)             
Acts 6:1-7      Acts 8:5-8, 14-17
1 Pt 2:4-9        1 Pt 3:15-18  
Jn 14:1-12  .....Jn 14:15-21
                                              

 
VOCATION 
In today’s apostolic letter, Peter gives us the “cornerstone” of our vocation, the description of what each of us is called to first and foremost by our vocation. He describes our baptism as “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of [God’s] own, so that you may announce the praises” of Christ, who called us out of darkness into light (1 Peter 2:9). All of us, no matter what path our life’s vocation may take us down, have been chosen by God,made holy, and anointed as priests in the high priesthood of Christ through baptism. All of this, so that we may announce the praises of Christ. Vocation is given for proclamation at home, in the work place—wherever life takes us—in service, in word, and in sacrament. 

                                                           
                                        Living Liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
May 21, Saturday
6:00 p.m. St Ann Parish Family
May 22, Sunday
7:00 a.m   +Varonica Cuffie rb Melvina Albert          
9:30 a.m. +Ruth Mc Farlane rb Mc Farlane Family          
May 24, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Special Intention rb Lizy Charles & Shimon
May 25, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. +Mary Charles rb Anthony Gaston
May 26, Thursday
12:15 p.m. Thanksgiving to St. Jude rb Angus Drigo
May 27, Friday
6:30 a.m.   +Martina Eliott rb Simone Gaston
May 28, Saturday
8:30 a.m. B’days Cheryl Jones & Cheryl Samuel rb Ruth Samuel

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
Thu.  Acts 15:7-21     Jn 15:9-11
Fri.  Acts 15:22-31    Jn 15:12-17
Sat.  Acts 16:1-10    nJn 15:18-21

WEEK IN PREVIEW
Sun.   9:30 a.m. Sacrament of Confirmation by Bishop Herbert Bervard
Mon.   Office Closed
Tues.  7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting
           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
         5:30 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Closing with Benediction   
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                          RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES CONTINUE
Sat.   11:00 a.m. –12:30 p.m.  First Communion
       (PLEASE BE ON TIME TO PICK THE STUDENTS) IMMEDIATELY AFTER CLASS
Sun.  9:30 a.m. First Communion, May 29, 2011

CONFIRMATION-May 22, 9:30 a.m.
Welcome to Bishop Herbert Bevard and thank you for confirming our sixteen candidates. May the Holy Spirit strengthen them as they continue their journey of life.

PENTECOST CELEBRATION 2011
Pentecost Celebration begins with a Mission  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 Pentecost Rally, Sunday, June 12, 3-6:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Winston Garcia.
BE TRANSFORMED! BE RENEWED!

LITURGY SCHEDULES
All those involved in the liturgies are asked to please pick up their June Schedules from the Sacristy after Mass. 

BISHOP’S APPEAL
There is still time to make your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal. Please support our Catholic Schools, the Bethlehem Houses on St. Thomas and St. Croix, our Soup Kitchens all three islands, and the Office of Evangelization which promotes the mission of the church in helping us to be good stewards with our time talent and treasure.Please make a donation to the Bishop’s Appeal. Many thanks to those who have already made a difference.

 Bishop’s Appeal 2011
Donor Analysis—April 29, 2011
Parish   # of Donors   Total Pledged  Parish Goal   % of Goal
Holy Cross            66          $56,430         $50,000           113%
Holy Family          80          $24,295         $40,000             61%
OLMC                   33          $5,525          $19.000             29%
OLPH                   26          $11,885         $35,000             34%
St. Ann                83          $20,395         $40,000             51%
St. Anne  (St.T)     51          $8,530          $13,000              66%
St Joseph              21          $3,827          $16,000             24%
St. Patrick            23           $9,200          $22,000            42%
Sts. Peter & Paul  98           $25,148         $50.000           50%
Totals                 481         $165,235       $285,000           58%

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!


The Franciscans will meet this Sunday, May 22, 3:00 p.m. at the Franciscan’s House.
Candles of various saints are now available to help you pray to the Lord for your special intentions.

STEWARDSHIP:
As stewards of God’s good gifts, we shall have to render an account of our stewardship to him. We shall have to report to him on how we used or misused his profusion of gifts, all of which were to be used for his glory. Tithing is the test of our Christian Stewardship, our declaration of dependence on the God who made us, who enables to earn our keep, and who wants us to manage our possessions responsibly and wisely.
Tithing becomes easier if we set aside the Lord’s portion and give it to him. Pray about it. 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.

CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN
Parishes in the Virgin Islands will take up a second collection for the USCCB’s Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) on the weekend of May 21-22. The collection is unique in that proceeds are split equally among each participating diocese and the national office. Dioceses use their share of the CCC collection to support local communications effort such as televised Masses and diocesan newspapers. On the National level, CCC funds support the developmental and production of media initiatives that are carried out by USCCB staff and grantee organizations. A portion of the CCC’s national funds also are set aside for grants to aid Catholic communication efforts in developing nations.

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, Frances Allen, Jude Letang, Julie Dizon, Irene Prevost, Eves Beaubrun, Mary Colianni, Josephine Presscot, Hyacinthe Bright, Frank Albany, 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, Olive Lecointe, Genevieve Nurse.


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, Masline Noel.

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

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