Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 26, 2012

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

NEXT WEEK (Green) Dt 4:1-2, 6-8; Jas 1:17-18; 21b- 22, 27; Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Failure, rejection and isolation: these are the themes of today’s remarkable Gospel - but they are not all. In the face of them we see perseverance, fidelity and trust. Above all there is an adherence to the truth that is truly amazing. Jesus speaks the truth to all who will listen, and if they find that truth “ intolerable “ they are free to leave, just as they are free to believe. No one who reads the passage could accuse Jesus of being interested in fame or fortune or the simple accumulation of followers. He didn’t play the ‘numbers game’. Even more amazing is that when his followers seem to be down to their lowest ebb, he turns to the Twelve and gives them freedom to go as well. Peter’s reply, when he speaks of their belief, is the only answer that matters; it is spirit and life that replies, not the flesh, which has nothing to offer. Living liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
August 25, Saturday
6:00 p.m. B’day Zephrien Thomas rb Sacred Heart Society
August 26, Sunday
7:00 a.m. St. Ann Parish Family
9:30 a.m. B’day Kimfa Pepper rb Harold & Rita Marcano
August 28 Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Fosca Wendt rb Sr. Patricia
August 29, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. B’day Hildred Pepper rb Harold & Rita Marcano
August 30, Thursday
12:15 p.m. +Marilyn Kosak rb John Kosak
August 31, Friday
6:30 a.m. B’ day Stanley Martin rb Mary Martin
September 1, Saturday
8:30 a.m. Special Intention rb Joseph, Maria & Family

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. 2 Thes 1:1-5, 11-12 Mt 23:13-22
Tues. 2 Thes 2:1-3a, 14-17 Mt 23:23-26
Wed. 2 Thes 3:6-10, 16-18 Mk 6:17-29
Thurs. 1 Cor 1:1-9 Mt 24:42-51
Fri. 1 Cor 1:17-25 Mt 25:1-13
Sat. 1 Cor 1:26-31 Mt 25:14-30

WEEK IN PREVIEW

Mon. OFFICE CLOSED

Tues. 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting

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

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

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.

The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites will meet this Sunday August 26, 1:00 p.m. at The St. Joseph’s Church Hospitality Lounge and Learning Center.

The Franciscans will meet this Sunday, August 26, 3:00 p.m. at the Franciscan’s House.

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

SUNDAY MASS –CHANNEL 7
The Mass will be shown on Channel 7-St. Croix, and 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.
http://www.livestream.com/caribbeancatholicnetwork7

Bookstore:
For your Prayer Corner at home: Statues and Pictures of Sacred Heart of Jesus, The Immaculate of Mary and various saints to help you with your meditations. Now available are Sunday and Daily Missals.

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.

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.

WHAT IS STEWARDSHIP?
Stewardship is living out Christ’s instruction to “love one another as I have loved you.” Stewardship is caring. Our offering of our time, talent, and treasure is one way of saying: We belong to the Lord and to one another. It is an:
Act of Faith: we profess that we belong to God and that all we possess is His.
Act of Trust: We place our life in God’s loving hands and make Him our treasure.
Act of worship: We adore Him as the giver of all good gifts.
Act of belonging: We unite our offering with the rest of our Parish Family so that together we might care for the needs of one another, especially the poor.
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, Edris Hilaire. 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.

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