Pentecost Sunday
June 12, 2011

 

TODAY (Red)                      NEXT WEEK (White)
Acts 2:1-11                                             Ex 34:4b-6, 8-9
1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13                                    2 Cor 13:11-13
Jn 20:19-23                                             Jn 3:16-18                         

 
THE RICHNES OF THE SPIRIT
Today we hear two different accounts of the giving of the Holy Spirit to the church. Let’s contrast, then compare. Luke’s account from Acts is filled with arresting details: the mighty wind from heaven, the tongues of flame, the miracle of different languages. John’s account seems timid: fearful disciples, the wounded Christ, the expelling of breath from his risen body, not from the sky. Our literal, modern minds wonder which way it happened; our noisy culture probably makes us prefer the former. But if we compare the two, we find that the dazzling richness of the Spirit fills both accounts, for it is the very breath of the risen Christ, ascended to the sky in Luke, that appears to his disciples in John and sends his followers forth to carry on his mission of forgiving sin and proclaiming the mighty acts of God. 


                                                    Living Liturgy


MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
June 11, Saturday
6:00 p.m.  St Ann Parish Family
June 12, Sunday
7:00 a.m. +Andrew Noel rb his Brothers 
9:30 a.m.  B’day Norbert Xavier rb his Family
June 14, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. B’day Anthony Gaston rb his Family
June 15, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. B’day Karis Pepper rb Harold & Rita Marcano
June 16, Thursday
12:15 p.m. +Roland Johnson rb Eugenia Johnson
June 17, Friday
6:30 a.m. Souls in Purgatory rb Elbe
June 18, Saturday
8:30 a.m. +Joseph D’Abreau rb his Brothers
 
The Catholic Islander for the month of June is available at the doors of the church. Please take a copy, read it, and pass it on to a friend.     
                          

WEEK IN PREVIEW
Sun. 3:00-6:00 p.m. Pentecost Rally at The Light of Christ Retreat Center, Frederiksted.Everyone is invited.       
Mon. Office Closed
Tues. Prayer Meeting            
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
        5:30 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, closing with Benediction                       
SUMMER RECESS
Sat. NO RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES UNTIL SEPTEMBER

                        

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. 2 Cor 6:1-10                                  Mt 5:38-42
Tues. 2 Cor 8:1-9                                  Mt 5:43-48
Wed. 2 Cor 9:6-11                                  Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Thu.  2 Cor 11:1-11                                Mt 6:7-15
Fri.  2 Cor 11:18, 21-30                         Mt 6:19-23
Sat.  2 Cor 12:1-10                                Mt 6:24-34

SPECIAL COLLECTION
On behalf of Bishop Bevard, the second collection on Sunday, June 19, will be used to help the victims of the recent tornados in the Midwest. Please be generous.

SALE
40th Anniversary T-Shirts are on sale for $10.00 in the Bookstore Sizes: XXL, XL and Small are available.

BOOKSTORE:
The Blue Pieta Prayer Book has arrived.  It is also available in large print, (Green cover).  Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19th, cards are available. We also have Sunday, Weekday Missals and assorted Novena and Prayer books.  Come see!

BISHOP’S APPEAL
The public phase of our Bishop’s Appeal will conclude on Pentecost Sunday. As of June 8th the parishes have raised $212,547.00 or 75% of the parish goal. We are grateful to all those who have donated to the Bishop’s Appeal. To make our goal, we need every one’s participation. No matter the amount of your gift, it will be appreciated. For your convenience, you can still make a pledge and pay it in installments. The Bishop’s Appeal will formally end on December 31, 2011 so that you have ample time to fulfill your pledge. Our Catholic Schools, Catholic Charities and Office of Evangelization need your support. Your gift helps feed the hungry and gives safe shelter to mothers and children in desperate need. Thank you and may God bless each of you who have helped to make a difference!

Bishop’s Appeal 2011
Donor Analysis— June 10, 2011
Parish           # of Donors   Total Pledged   Parish Goal   % of Goal
Holy Cross               81          $58,055           $50,000        116%
Holy Family            91          $27,885           $40,000          70%
OLMC                     44          $14,784           $19.000          78%
OLPH                     41          $19,915           $35,000          57%
St. Ann                 133          $28,980           $40,000          73%
St. Anne  (St.T)       56          $10,094           $13,000          78%
St Joseph                52          $11,678           $16,000          73%
St. Patrick              35          $11,125          $22,000          51%
Sts. Peter & Paul   116          $32,996          $50.000          66%
Totals                  649          $215,512        $285,000       76%

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP:
Commit your self to God—and the stewardship way of life. Give thanks for all your God-given gifts. Serve God with your time, talent and treasure. Tithing provides a regular, predictable source of funding. This reduces the need for constant fundraising activities and frees time and energy for other responsibilities of Christian life. Give with a loving, generous heart. “Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven…for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Mt 6:20-21.

Your giving is the key to the church’s plans and programs. To help meet our obligations, please pray about TITHING and become GOOD STEWARDS by obtaining Offertory Envelopes available in the Marian Hall as a reminder to support your church.

Funeral of Ainsley Le Blanc will be held on Friday, June 17, 2011. Viewing at 9:30 a.m.; Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

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, Joseph Jones, 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, Steve Keith, Doreen Henry, Nkoski Denie, Jeremy Morgan, Ritchie Swanston, Anthony Smith, Catherine Samuel, Larry Cook,  Marie Gilbert, Fenton Pierre, Omar Dubois, Frank Albany, Mary Martin,  Herman Britton, Mary Bishop, Justin Garcia, Russel Hernandez, Dave Sheerwood, Venice Cummings, Raymonia Leonce, Deacon Keith Scantlebury, Bernadette Koupie, Claude Steele, Olive Lecointe,

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, Darwin Richards.

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


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