Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 29, 2011


TODAY (White)          NEXT WEEK (White) 
Acts 8:5-8, 14-17                   Acts 1:1-11
1 Pt 3:15-18                        Eph 1:17-23
Jn 14:15-21                         Mt 28:16-20                                           

What is the reason for your hope?  Or why do you hope? Peter today tells us that we ought to be ready to give an answer to this question. Truth be told, few of us spend much time thinking of why we hope. Luckily, the scriptures today give us our answers. We hope because Christ suffered for us, in order that we might come to God. We hope because we know that, in the Spirit, God grants us another Advocate through Christ to remain with us always. No matter what we might hope for, whatever we might hope to do, we must always first know and proclaim the reason for our hope: the presence of God in Christ, with us through the power of the Spirit.

Living Liturgy

May 28, Saturday
6:00 p.m. +Justina Ramirez        
May 29, Sunday
7:00 a.m. St Ann Parish Family
9:30 a.m. First Communion Candidates      
May 31, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Honor of the Holy Spirit rb Virgin Mc Intosh
June 1, Wednesday
6:30 a.m.  Honor of St. Anthony rb Ann Marie St. Ange
June 2, Thursday
12:15 p.m. +Cassandra Evans
June 3, First Friday
6:30 a.m.  Special Intention for Raymonia Leonce rb Theodosia Christopher
5:30 p.m.  Our Lady Pro-Life
June 4, Saturday
8:30 a.m. Special Intention rb Lizy Charles
Mon. Acts 16:11-15   Jn 15:26—16:4a
Tues. Zep 3:14-18a   Lk 1:39-56
Wed. Acts 17:15, 22—18:1   Jn 16:12-15
Thu.  Acts 18:1-8   Jn 16:16-20
Fri.    Acts 18:9-18  Jn 16:20-23
Sat.   Acts 18:23-28  Jn 16:23b-28
Sun.   9:30 a.m. Our First Communion Candidates will receive their First Holy Communion
Mon.  Office Closed
Tues.  7:00 p.m. Charismatic Mass
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
      First Friday Masses 6:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.
SUMMER RECESS                        


Jesus said “Let the little
Children come to Me”
With Jesus every day is special.
And every child is too!
And may you always remember
That He truly cares for You.
May the Good Shepherd
Fill Your Day with Love.

The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites will meet this Sunday, May 29, 1:00 p.m. at The St. Joseph’s Hospitality Lounge and Learning Center. Pentecost Novena begins June 3, 2011. Copies are available at the doors of the church.

“You are cordially invited to attend the ordination to the priesthood of Deacon Eduardo Ortiz Santiago, Saturday, July 30, 2011, 9:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral.”  

It is not too late to “Make a Difference” and contribute to this year’s Bishop’s Appeal. There is still time to make your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal. We need more participation. No matter the amount of your gift, it will be appreciated. For your convenience you can make a pledge now and pay it in installments. Our Schools, Catholic Charities and Evangelization efforts need your support! Thank you and God bless to each of you who have already given and have helped to make a difference!

Bishop’s Appeal 2011
Donor Analysis—April 29, 2011

Parish           # of Donors   Total Pledged   Parish Goal   % of Goal
Holy Cross              72       $56,855           $50,000        114%
Holy Family            89       $26,355          $40,000        66%
OLMC                    39       $8,550            $19.000        45%
OLPH                    38       $18,715           $35,000        54%
St. Ann                112       $26,340           $40,000        66%
St. Anne  (St.T)      51       $8,530            $13,000        66%
St Joseph               43        $7,837            $16,000        49%
St. Patrick             32        $10,970           $22,000       50%
Sts. Peter & Paul 111    $31,786           $50.000        64%
Totals                 587       $195,938          $285,000       69%

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.

St. Patrick Church Monthly Prayer Vigil against abortion, will take place on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, from 5-6:00 p.m. at Island Center.


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!

CONGRATULATIONS and God’s abundant blessings to our 16 young adults who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, May 22, at the 9:30 a.m. Mass:

Savannah C. Alexander, Jasmine B. M. Bailey, Ayanna J. Browne, Miguel Euristhe, Dajah D. Denis, Nicole E. Grey Reneah S. Guzman, Keevil A King Jr., Alex J. Lewit, Jaeda E. Magrino, Zaina M. Miller, Shidoya J Parrilla, Khadijah Philips, Sabrina Powell, Felice A. Ortiz, Jayanne S. Thomas. Please keep them in your prayers, and may the Holy Spirit continue to guide, strengthen and protect them. 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.

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, Darwin Richards.

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