Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 15, 2012

 

TODAY (Green)Am 7:12-15, Eph 1:3-14, Mk 6:7-13

NEXT WEEK (Green) Jer 23:1-6, Eph 2:13-18, Mk 6:30-34



Jesus sends disciples forth with no baggage, no money, not even any food. Instead he provides them with the one essential Resource. He gives them his authority to preach repentance, to cast out demons, to cure the sick. He also gives each other for they are not sent out alone but in partnership “two by two.” The gift of his authority and the gift of one another is essentially the gift of Jesus himself. So gifted, disciples cannot fail.

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
July 14, Saturday
6:00 p.m. +Roland Johnson rb Eugenia Johnson
July 15, Sunday
7:00 a.m. St. Ann Parish Family
9:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Pamela Pascal-Pacqutte
rb Avanel Pascal
July 17, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. William M. Castro rb Miguelina Neptune
July 18, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. Thanksgiving rb Marie Begraff
July 19, Thursday
12:15 p.m. Sr. Louis Marie Bryan SC 55th Jubilee
rb Sr. Patricia Alexander
July 20, Friday
6:30 a.m. +Members of Arn’s Family
July 21, Saturday
8:30 a.m. Special Intention Elijah Watts rb Friend

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Is 1:10-17 Mt 10:34--11:1
Tues. Is 7:1-9 Mt 11:20-24
Wed. Is 10:5-7, 13b-16 Mt 11:25-27
Thurs. Is 26:7-9, 12, 16-19 Mt 11:28-30
Fri. Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8 Mt 12:1-8
Sat. Mi 2:1-5 Mt 12:14-21


WEEK IN PREVIEW

Mon. OFFICE CLOSED

Tue. 7:00 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament,
Teaching, Benediction

Wed. 8:30 -11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available for Prayer and Counseling

10:30 a.m. Service at Grigg Home for Aged

Fri. 8:30-11 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available for Prayer and Counseling
5:30 p.m. Holy Hour with Evening Prayer and Benediction

 

65th ANNIVERSARY
Holy Family Church in St. Thomas will celebrate the 65th Anniversary of their Cassi Hill Shrine. The Pastor, Fr. Neil Scantlebury, is inviting all former pastors to come and be honored at the weekend celebration; August 11-12th. Fr. Simon Peter Opira is a former pastor of Holy Family. There will be a “patron’s listing” in the booklet and you are invited to support Fr. Simon by writing your name, which will be printed, and make a donation of $10.00 to Holy Family. The Patron Lists are in the Marian Hall and in the Sacristy

Bishop’s Appeal 2012
Donor analysis-June 5, 2012
Parish # of Donors Total Pledged Parish Goal % of Goal
St. Ann 123 $27, 340 $40,000 67%
Last year, 224 parishioners contributed to the Bishop’s Appeal. Please make every effort to make a donation. Remember what Jesus said:”What you do for the least of my brethren, you do unto me” Mt 25:45

Funerals:
Joseph Lawrence, Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Viewing at 9:00 a.m., and Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m.
Melbourne Clarke, Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
Viewing at 10:30 a.m., and Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m.
May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
Deacon Retreat
All Deacons, Candidates and Wives are on Retreat this weekend, at The Light of Christ Retreat Center, Frederiksted. Please keep them in your prayers

FOOD FEST TO HELP THE HUNGRY
Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands (CCVI) will host the Virgin Islands First Festival of Food at the St. Croix Agricultural Fair Grounds on Sunday, August 12, 2012. All Cooks, Food Lovers, Organizations, Clubs, Church Groups and Associations are invited to participate, as they too will have an opportunity to raise funds by marketing the traditional Foods and Crafts of the country they wish to represent. Interested persons are asked to call: Daisy Lafond, 773-0132 or
Laurine Parrilla, 778-1227

Bookstore:
Finger Rosaries with various Saint Prayer Cards, just $3.00. Car Rosaries, Key Chains and Auto Visors of St. Christopher, St. Michael or Guardian Angel. Holy Water Bottles. Children books, great for summer reading. Come see...come browse!

Liturgy Schedules for the month of July are available in the Sacristy. All those involved in the liturgy, are asked to pick up their schedules after Mass. Thank you.

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP OF PROPERTY
We bring nothing to the world…and we take nothing out of it. EVERYTHING that we have while we are here comes as a GIFT FROM GOD…. In appreciation, we choose to share a portion of these gifts. The stewardship of our property is an ongoing process. We give regularly and systematically in proportion to the gifts which we are given…the talents which earn us our possessions. Because we love God, we gladly dedicate these gifts to God’s service. Giving money to the church is symbolic act—the offering of ourselves in service and devotion to God. Giving is a practical matter, too, because the offering makes possible for the church to pay bills and carry out its mission in Christ’s name. The Bible says that we should set aside our “first fruits.”—that our offering to God should be the first portion we set aside, not what remains.
Your giving is the key to the success of the 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.
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, Olive Alexander, Joseph Jones, Abel Javois, Stanislaus Prescott, Marv E. Jon, Frances Allen, Julie Dizon, Irene Prevot, Josephine Prescott, Hyacinthe Bright, Steve Keith, Doreen Henry, Anthony Smith, Catherine Samuel, Larry Cook, Fenton Pierre, Omar Dubois, Mary Bishop, Bernadette Koupie, Keith Scantlebury, Centelia Matthews, Claude Steele, Olive Le Cointe, Maria Hall, Stephanie Jordan, Derick James, Walter E. Durant Sr., Clementina Tuitt, Mary-Jane Gaston, Joseph Mathurine, Kay Colon, Bernadette Megahy, Celestine Clovis, Troy Jones, Ann Marie Marius, Marguerite Bannister, Maurille Philemon, Steve Gardiner, Varonica Fleming, Stephen Williams, Monika Schoenbohm, Yvonne Monroe, Martha Campbell, Anna Lindo, Desmond Etienne, Joseph Plant, Charles Gilbert 111, Mervyn Tyrell, Linda White, Joseph Mathurine, Kianna Ireland, Mama Dou Johnson, Francis Davinci, Peter Joseph John, Theresa Larichere, Junie Matthews, Louis Lawrencin, Grace Xavier, Melissa Brooks, Wilberto Bennet, Claudelle Mathurin. 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. 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. Charler, Akeem Greenidge, Ganisia Lashan, Alex Hector, Leslie Pemberton, John & Felicita Matinez-Gines, Henisha Williams, Nkosi Dennie, Jeremye Morgan, Sasha Chastanet, Eduardo A. Molina.

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