Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

August 4, 2013

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TODAY (Green) Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23; Col 3:1-5, 9-11; Lk 12:13-21

NEXT WEEK (Green) Wis 18:6-9; Heb 11:1-2, 8-19; LK 12:32-48


Wealth isn’t everything! Jesus challenges the crowd to “guard against all greed.” The rich man in the parable judges he has stored up enough possessions to guarantee a good life without worries—so he thinks. Any reliance on wealth and possessions, however, is pure folly—both worldly possessions and this life are fleeting. What truly matters is the inheritance that only God can give: the fullness of eternal life. What “matters to God” is spending our life dispossessing ourselves of anything which hinders us from growing into this fullness of life.

Living Liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
August 3, Saturday
5:00 p.m. St. Ann Parish Family
August 4, Sunday
7:00 a.m. +Francis & Marie Anne Auguste
rb Marie Serieux
9:30 a.m. +Etienne Christopher rb Sentillia Antoine
August 6, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. + Evelyn Christopher
August 7, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. B’day Sekou De Gourville rb Callista Julien
August 8, Thursday
12.15p.m. Ross Family rb Jean Ross
August 9, First Friday
6:30 a.m. Souls in Purgatory rb Elbe
August 10, Saturday
8:30 a.m. Steven Ross rb Ross Family

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Nm 11:4b-15 Mt 14:13-21
Tues. Dn 7:9-10, 13-14; 2 Pt 1:16-19 Lk 9:28b-36
Wed. Nm 13:1-2, 25—14:1, 26-29a, 34-35 Mt 15:21-28
Thurs. Nm 20:1-13 Mt 16:13-23
Fri. Dt 4:32-40 Mt 16:24-28
Sat. 2 Cor 9:6-10 Jn 12:24-26

WEEK IN PREVIEW

Mon. OFFICE IS CLOSED

Tues. 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 6:30 p.m.

Sat. NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES UNTIL SEPTEMBER


2013—2014 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM August/September
August 3—August 31 REGISTRATION
Sat. Aug.10 Planning Meeting for Teachers/Aides
8:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Levels: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
Sat. Aug. 17 Planning Meeting for Teachers /Aides
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Levels8 & 9
Sat. Aug. 24 Teachers Workshop 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sun. Sept. 15 Commissioning of Teachers
During the 9:30 a.m. Mass.

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal Service Team is hosting the 40th Anniversary of Catholic Charismatic Conference from Friday, September 27th, through Sunday, September 29th, 2013, at Holy Family, Columbian Hall, St. Thomas. For more information, please call (340) 776-7685.

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 120 $28,249 $40,000 69%

BOOKSTORE:
Regular or Giant Print Bibles. New Prayer Books: Catholic Book of Prayers, Minute Meditation for Each Day, and Companion in Illness. Wallet Prayer Cards of various Saints. Come see!

Liturgical Schedules for the month of August are available in the Sacristy. All those involved in the Liturgy are asked to pick up their schedules after Mass.

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP:
Jesus has given us instructions on how to handle our finances. Don’t hoard your resources. Your resources are valuable tools for change, but only if you use them. Read “the Parable of the Rich Fool”—Luke 12:13-21.Use your resources wisely. We’re asked to serve and glorify God with whatever gifts we have received. Read about the 3 stewards in: The Parable of the Talents”—Matthew 25:14-30. Be content with enough. Learn to distinguish your needs from your wants. Enough of anything is all you need: enough food, enough clothes, and enough money. Read 1Timothy 6:6-10. 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, Corona Nicholas, Evarice Xavier, Rosemary Jones, Ishvelle Christopher, Marie Urgent, Iandralyn Nelson, Marie St. Ange, Gerard Hall, Louis Javois, Marilyn Rogers.

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, Kareem Pedro.

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

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