Twentieth Sunday In Ordinary Time

August 18, 2013

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TODAY (Green) Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; Heb 12:1-4; Lk 12:49-53

NEXT WEEK (Green) Is 66:18-21; Heb 12:5-7, 11-13; Lk 13:22-30

In this gospel fire is an image referring to divine judgment. Jesus is clearly stating that he has come to judge the people. His own faithfulness to this task, and to his saving mission led to his great anguish and ultimately to his passion and death. Jesus’ intent here is not primarily to condemn people, but to challenge them to right living according to the covenant established with God. So must this be our intent. The critical question for Jesus’ disciples is whether or not we are enough on fire to continue his saving mission, no matter what the cost. Liturgy


MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
August 17, Saturday
5:00 p.m. Special Intention rb Balwant Family
August 18, Sunday
7:00 a.m. B’day Patricia Browne rb her Family
9:30 a.m. Special Int. Jason & Jenner Joseph
rb Norma Joseph
August 20, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. B’day Ryan & Stanley Martin rb
Mary Martin
August 21, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. B’day Alicia De Leon rb her Mother
August 22, Thursday
12.15p.m. Special Int.Msgr. Michael Kosak
August 23, Friday
6:30 a.m. B’day Harold Marcano rb Rita Marcano
August 24, Saturday
8:30 a.m. B’day Zephrien Thomas rb Sacred Heart Society

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Jgs 2:11-19 Mt 19:16-22
Tues. Jgs 6:11-24a Mt 19:23-30
Wed. Jgs 9:6-15 Mt 20:1-16
Thurs. Jgs 11:29-39a Mt 22:1-14
Fri. Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22 Mt 22:34-40
Sat. Rev 21:9b-14 Jn 1:45-51

WEEK IN PREVIEW
Mon. OFFICE IS CLOSED

Tues. 7:00 p.m. Adoration, Teaching, Benediction

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.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Sat. 8.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Planning Meeting for
Teachers / Aides: Levels 8&9

FIFTH ANNUAL KEYS AND SWORD AWARD BENEFIT - FEBRUARY 1, 2014
His Excellency, Bishop Herbert A. Bevard will present the 2014 Keys and Sword Award to Mr. Athneil C. Ottley, President of Ottley Communications AND Mr. Jean Dragin, President of Jean Dragin Enterprises.  Save the Date: February 1, 2014; Bishop’s Reception at 6:00 p.m.; Grand Harbour Ballroom, Marriot Frenchman’s Reef Hotel; 7:15 p.m. Dinner, Awards, Dancing, Raffles, Door Prizes Proceeds support the final phase of the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral Restoration Project. Special hotel rates are available for this event. For more information, please call Charlotte Banks or Lillia King at the Chancery 774-3166, ext. 213.

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
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 125 $29,084 $40,000 72%

2013—2014 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
August/September
August 3—August 31 REGISTRATION

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

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP OF PROPERTY:
We bring nothing into this 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 a symbolic act—the offering of ourselves in service and devotion to God. Giving is a practical matter, too, because the offering makes it possible for the church to pay its 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 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, Steven Ross.

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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