Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 3, 2011

 

TODAY (Green))         NEXT WEEK (Green)           
 Zec 9:9-10                    Is 55:10-11
Rom 8:9, 11-13              Rom 8:18-23
Mt 11:25-30                   Mt 13:1-23                      
 
 
SHARE THE BURDEN
“Come to me all you who labor and are  burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). These words of our Savior seem to be on stark contrast to the previous chapter from the Gospel, when we were told that if we do not take our crosses, we are not worthy of Christ. Connecting these two messages might help us on our faith journeys. Being a follower of Christ surely means that we must embrace the cross, in its mystery of both suffering and triumph. This is something that we need not do alone, for the burden is often too heavy for us to carry by ourselves. Who, then, do we turn to? We can turn to the Body of Christ—the community of disciples gathered for worship. When we find the burden too heavy, let us remember that we can share that burden with our Christian brothers and sisters, who can help bring us rest.
                                                                      

Living Liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
July 2, Saturday
6:00 p.m. St. AnnParish Family
July 3, Sunday
7:00 a.m.  Thanksgiving for Sylvain & Jeanne Thomas and B’day Jayanne Thomas
9:30 a.m.B’day Roberto Santos rb Angela Santos         
July 5, Tuesday
12:15 p.m.  +Michael Jno. Baptiste rb his Brothers
July 6, Wednesday
6:30 a.m.       +Pierre Cuffy rb his Brothers
July 7, Thursday
12:15 p.m.  Raymonia Leonce rb her Family
July 8, Friday
6:30 a.m.B’day Margaret Carter rb Sacred Heart Society
July 9, Saturday
8:30 a.m.  +Marie Derima rb Thene Derima
 
SALE
40th Anniversary T-Shirts are on sale in the Bookstore. Sizes: XXL, XL, and Small are available.
  
WEEK IN PREVIEW
 
Mon. OFFICE CLOSED
Tues. 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting
Wed. 10:30 a.m. Service at Grigg Home for Aged
 Fri.   5:30 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament closing with Benediction
Sat.    SUMMER RECESS. NO RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES UNTIL SEPTEMBER
 
 
 
 
DAILY READINGS
Mon. Gn 28:10-22a  Mt 9:18-26
Tue. Gn 32:23-33 Mt 9:32-38
Wed. Gn 41:55-57; 42:5-7a, 17-24a  Mt 10:1-7
Thu. Gn 44:18-21, 23b-29; 45:1-5    Mt 10:7-15
Fri. Gn 46:1-7, 28-30 Mt 10:16-23
Sat. Gn 49:29-32. 50:15-26a Mt 10:24-33
 
 
REGISTRATION
St. Joseph’s High School is looking forward to a wonderful new school year, 2011-12. Right now we are accepting students for the 9th, 10th and 11th grades. Registration is at the school from Mondays to Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Financial Aid and Scholarships are available.
 
 
Father Eduardo Ortiz will be ordained a priest at Ss.Peter and Paul Cathedral on July 30, 2011, 9:30 a.m. All are invited.                   
 
Diocesan Cruise
You are invited to join Bishop Bevard on a Diocesan Cruise. Please call the Chancery 340 774 3166 ext 213 or Discount Travel 340 777 8273 for details.
                                     
FUNERAL
The funeral of Jude Letang will be held on Friday, July 8, 2011. Viewing at 9:30 a.m.; Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
 
BISHOP’S APPEAL
The public phase of the Bishop’s Appeal concluded on Pentecost Sunday. As of June 30, 2011, the parishes raised $229,013 or 80% 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 CatholicSchools, Catholc 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
Donor Analysis—June 30, 2011
Parishes           # Donors     Total Pledged    Parish Goal     % of Goal
Holy Cross            84          $58,330         $50,000          117%
Holy Family           99         $29,085          $40,000            73%
OLMC                   44          $14,784          $19,000            78%
OLPH                   49          $21,185          $35,000            61%
St. Ann               165          $35,055          $40,000            89%
St. Anne (St. T.)    58        $11,115          $13,000     86%  
St. Joseph          52          $11,678          $16,000            73%
St. Patrick           44          $13,975          $22,000            64%
Sts. Peter & Paul 122        $33,806          $50,000    68%                   
Totals               717          $229,013       $285,000        80%
 
 
 
WHAT IS STEWARDSHIP OF TIME AND TALENT?
   It’s wise and responsible use of the special gifts God entrusts to us. TIME: It’s a priceless period of opportunity which we can use to fulfill our life’s potential or waste on useless pursuits. But once gone, time can never be reclaimed. We are expected, but not forced, to use these gifts to benefit others and fulfill God’s mission.
TALENT: Each of us is given different abilities that we can use to benefit one another. It is up to us to recognize and develop these talents. “Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” 1 Peter 4:10. Tithing becomes easier if we set aside the Lord’s portion and give it to him.
Your giving is the key to the success of church plans and programs. To help us met our obligations, please be about TITHING and become GOOD STEWARDS by obtaining Offertory Envelopes available in the Marian Hall as a weekly reminder to support your church.
 
BOOK STORE
The Blue Pieta Prayer book has arrived. It is also available in large print, (Green Cover).  We also have Sunday, Weekday Missals and assorted Novena Prayer books and Rosary of Liberation. Come see!
 
OUR SICK. 
Please keep in the charity of your prayers the sick amongst us.

Hendrick Pascal, Magdelene James, Lucinda Pemberton, Mary Denis, Catherine Decembre, Leona Javoir, 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, Julie Dizon, Irene Prevot, Eves Beaubrun, Mary Colianni, Josephine Prescot, 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 Sherwood, Venice Cummings, Bernadette Koupie,  Keith Scantlebury, Claude Steele, Olive Le Cointe.  Please call the Office to add or remove names from this list.                          

 
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.
 
SERVING OUR COUNTRY
Fr. Simon Obeng, Fr. Alejandro Sanchez, Fr. Jose Herrera, Fr. Eric Hoag, 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, Leroy Harry, Carlyn Jno. Baptiste, Jeffry Centeno, Anthony Camacho, Aubrey Camaho, Austin Carino, Kernatha Auguste, Masline Noel, Darwin Richards. Please call the office to add or remove names to this list.


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