Sixteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

July 21, 2013

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TODAY (Green) Gn 18:1-10a; Col 1:24-28; Lk 10:38-42

NEXT WEEK (Green) Gn 18:20-32; Col 2:12-14; Lk 11:1-13

Hospitality in its deepest meaning makes possible a personal encounter of the kind that Mary is having with Jesus. This is the “better part” to which Jesus refers. Martha’s generous hospitality is marred by her upbraiding Jesus and complaining to him about Mary. Rather than being truly hospitable, she is “anxious and worried” only about accomplishing a task. Her welcome shifts away from Jesus to herself. The “better part” is to be undividedly present to the person of Jesus. Even when serving.
Liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
July 20, Saturday
5:00 p.m. +Julia Garcia rb Lucy Bough
July 21, Sunday
7:00 a.m. +Joseph Rawlins rb Veronica Rawlins
9:30 a.m. +Jeanette Drigo rb Drigo & Lockhart Families
July 23, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Special Int. Faith Prayer Group Members
July 24, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. Thanksgiving in Honor of St. Jude
rb Eunice George
July 25, Thursday
12.15p.m. Special Int.Marvin rb Family
July 26, Friday
6:30 a.m. B’day Joseph Jones rb his Family
July 27, Saturday
8:30 a.m. B’day Lucy Bough rb her Family

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Ex 14:5-18 Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
Tues. Ex 14:21—15:1 Mt 12:46-50
Wed. Ex 16:1-5, 9-15 Mt 13:1-9
Thurs. 2 Cor 4:7-15 Mt 20:20-28
Fri. Ex 20:1-17 Mt 13:18-23
Sat. Ex 24:3-8 Mt 13:24-30

WEEK IN PREVIEW

Mon. OFFICE IS CLOSED

Tues. 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting

Wed. & Fri. 8:30–11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe  available for Prayer and Counseling
10:30 a.m. Service at Grigg Home for Aged

Fri. Day of Adoration beginning with Holy Mass at 6:30 a.m., and concluding with Evening Prayer and Benediction at 6:30 p.m.


Sat. NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES UNTIL SEPTEMBER


Mrs. Elsa Crespo, the mother of Fr. Charles Crespo, died peacefully at home in her sleep, on her 97th birthday, July 16, Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Please remember Fr. Crespo and his family in your prayers, and pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Elsa Crespo.

St. Ann Church, Barrenspot
On Sunday, July 28 at 3:00 p.m. we will have an afternoon of Prayer and Praise as we celebrate the Feast of Sts. Joachim and Ann. Our brother and friend Mark Nimo from Ghana, West Africa will be our guest evangelist. He will also minister to us the following week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, July 30, 31, August 1st, 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and give thanks to God as we continue to celebrate the 190th Anniversary of the Barrenspot Chapel, St. Ann, consecrated on March 17, 1823.

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2013
St. Ann’s Goal-$40,000.00
The public phase of our Bishop’s appeal 2013 will conclude this weekend on Pentecost Sunday. As of May 13, the parishes have raised $132,937 or 47% of the parish goal of $285,000.We are grateful to all those who have donated to the Bishop’s Appeal. To make our goal, we need everyone’s participation. For your convenience, you can still make a pledge, and pay it in installments. The Bishop’s Appeal will formally end on December 31, 2013, so that you have ample time to fulfill your pledge. Our Catholic Schools, Catholic Charities and Evangelization efforts need your support. Your gift helps feed the hungry and gives safe shelter to mothers and children in desperate need. Please support the Bishop’s Appeal during this year when we seek to grow in our Catholic Faith, and put it ever more into action!

Bishop’s Appeal 2013
Donor Analysis-June, 2013
Parish # of Donors Total Pledged Parish Goal % of Goal
St. Ann 112 $27,249 $40,000 67%

From the Mother’s Club
Fellow Parishioners, on Sunday, July 28, we celebrate Our Patronal Feast. There will be an afternoon of Prayer and Praise in the Marian Hall beginning at 3:00 p.m., followed by a light reception. As usual, The Mother’s Club seeks your help for donation of 1) cake, 2) fruit punch, 3) water. Please call Clara Xavier (277-9104) or call the Church (778-0484) to list your names and donations. All donations will be collected before the weekend Masses on July 27 - 28. Cash is also welcome. Many thanks!

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP:
Are you having trouble balancing your budget in these inflationary times? Does it sometimes occur to you that when one puts God first, one’s money is likely to last longer? Scripture does contain God’s written guarantee that tithers will not be losers. You can find that guarantee in Malachi 3:10. “Bring the whole tithe into the store house, that there may be food in my house, and try me in this, says the Lord of hosts: Shall I not open for you the floodgates of heaven, to pour down blessing upon you without measure?” 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 become good STEWARDS by obtaining Offertory Envelopes available in the Marian Hall as a 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, Joseph Jones, Abel Javois, Stanislaus Prescott, Marv E. Jon, Frances Allen, Julie Dizon, Irene Prevot, Josephine Prescott, Hyacinthe Bright, Steve Keith, Anthony Smith, Catherine Samuel, Larry Cook, Fenton Pierre, Omar Dubois, Mary Bishop, Bernadette Koupie, Keith Scantlebury, Claude Steele, Olive Le Cointe, Maria Hall, Derick James, Walter E. Durant, Clementina Tuitt, Joseph Mathurine, Kay Colon, Bernadette Megahy, Troy Jones, Ann Marie Marius, Maurille Philemon, Varonica Fleming, Stephen Williams, Monika Schoenbohm, Yvonne Monroe, Martha Campbell, Anna Lindo, Desmond Etienne, Charles Gilbert 111, Mervyn Tyrell, Linda White, Kianna Ireland, Francis Davinci, Peter Joseph John, Wilberto Bennet, Claudelle Mathurin, Magdalene Greene, Linda White, Phillip Joseph, Brenda Plaskett, Olaf Smith, Catherine Royer, Fr. John Molyneuz, Eduarda Francis, Alberta Mesmai, Gerald Douglas, Sheran Mitchell, Stanley Martin Jr., Hakeem Martin, Headley Anthony, Arkuright Johnson, Blossie Julien, Corona Nicholas, Evarice Xavier, Rosemary Jones, Ishvelle Christopher, Marie Urgent, Iandralyn Nelson, Marie St. Ange, Gerard Hall, Louis Javois 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. Charlery, Alex Hector, John Gines, Henisha Williams, Nkosi Dennie, Jeremye Morgan, Sasha Chastanet, Eduardo A. Molina, Comeron Childres, Jainea Louis, Tyquavias & Jemel Dawson, Enja Gumbs, Luis D. Molina, Rodney A. Fabio 111,.

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

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