Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 19, 2012

TODAY (Green) Prv.9:1-6. Eph 5:15-20, Jn 6:51-58

NEXT WEEK (Green) Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17,18b, Eph 5:21-32, Jn 6:60-69

Over the past few weeks, second readings at Sunday Mass have been taken from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Paul has been providing an ongoing instruction on what it means to live and share God’s life now. Paul was writing to people who lived in the midst of pagan activity. That is why Paul’s words are still applicable to us. That is not to say that our world is monstrously evil, that nastiness surrounds us, or that everyone is out to get us. That is not true. What is true, however, is that times are tough. Our society pressures us to look out for ourselves, to take the best advantage we can, often without giving much thought to the other person. Paul also urges us to take the best advantage we can, but with constant regard for the other person. And the best advantage we can take is to remember that Christ is with us—is in us—now. Living liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
August 18, Saturday
6:00 p.m. St. Ann Parish Family
August 19, Sunday
7:00 a.m. B’day Patricia Browne
9:30 a.m. B’day Alicia Deleon rb Cecil & Eunice George
August 21, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. B’day Simone & Ryan Martin rb Mary Martin
August 22, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. Special Intention rb Msgr. Michael Kosak
August 23, Thursday
12:15 p.m. B’day Ray & Shadaie Martin
rb Mary Martin
August 24, Friday
6:30 a.m. Souls in Purgatory rb Elbe
August 25, Saturday
8:30 a.m. B’day Rose Williams

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Ez 24:15-24 Mt 19:16-22
Tues. Ez 28:1-10 Mt 19:23-30
Wed. Ez 34:1-11 Mt 20:1-16
Thurs Ez 36:23-28 Mt 22:1-14
Fri. Rv 21:9b-14 Jn 1:45-51
Sat. Ez 43:1-7b Mt 23:1-12

 

WEEK IN PREVIEW

Mon. OFFICE CLOSED

Tues. 7:00 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Closing with 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 -11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available for Prayer and Counseling

5:30 p.m. Holy Hour with Evening Prayer

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION
Registration begins Saturday, August 4- to Sunday August 26
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Sundays, after the 9:30 a.m. Masses
(New Students only) Bring a copy of
Birth and Baptismal Certificates

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Founding of Our Lady of Perpetual Help as a Parish of the Diocese of St. Thomas, five dedicated parishioners who have made significant contributions to our Parish and Community will be honored, Saturday October 6, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort. Tickets are available at $75.00 per person. For more information Please call Church Office at 340-774-0885. or olphmafolie@gmail.com.

 

Bishop’s Appeal 2012
Donor analysis-August 16, 2012
Parish # of Donors Total Pledged Parish Goal % of Goal
St. Ann 135 $30,500 $40,000 75%
“What you do for the least of my brethren, you do unto me” Mt 25:45

The August Issue of the Catholic Islander is available at the doors of the Church. Please read it, and pass on the good news to a friend.

 

DIOCESAN CONVOCATION:
Due to Primary Day, the Diocesan Convocation scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 2012, has been
Changed to Saturday, November 3, 2012. More information to follow.

Funeral of Eugene Popo will be held on Friday, August 24, 2012. Viewing at 9:00 a.m. and Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

SUNDAY MASS –CHANNEL 7
The Mass will be shown on Channel 7-St. Croix, but is also available on the internet for our former parishioners and off island friends on St. Thomas/St. John and throughout the Caribbean—indeed the world. Please call the church for the website so that you can tune in and experience our Sunday Mass as well as other special events.
(www.livestream.com/caribbeancatholicnetwork7)

CATHOLICISM
THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME
(CHANNEL 7)

A Ten Week Program which begins on Monday, July 30, will be shown every Monday and Thursday, until October 4, from 6:30—7:30 p.m.

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP is the wise use of God’s gifts. As God’s steward, you are called to: MANAGE YOUR RESOURCES WISELY—your time, talent, income and possessions. FOCUS ON SERVING GOD—and others. TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE in your church. Effective support of your church is wise stewardship. YOUR SUPPORT HELPS YOUR CHURCH TO BE A GOOD STEWARD, TOO! Your church is called to: Care for its members, in joy and sorrow. Fulfill its commitment to carry out God’s will. Reveal God’s Word to people, clearly and openly, through teaching, preaching, and by example. Strive to enrich the ways in which God works in our lives. By giving to the church, you put
your resources in God’s hands.
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, Kianna Ireland, Mama Dou Johnson, Francis Davinci, Peter Joseph John, Theresa Larichere, Junie Matthews, Louis Lawrencin, Grace Xavier, Melissa Brooks, Wilberto Bennet, Claudelle Mathurin., Norbert Auguste, Coreen Delsol, Michelin James. 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.