Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 2, 2012

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

NEXT WEEK (Green) Is 35:4-7a; Jas 2:1-5; Mk 7:31-37

Central to this gospel is the question. Where does the heart lie? Jesus teaches that observance of the Law and tradition is not an end in itself but an indication of where the heart lies. External actions reveal the internal desire to remain faithful to our covenantal relationship with God. Jesus calls us to the true purpose of the Law: a heart centered on God. Jesus calls us back to the true purpose of Law and tradition: conversion of heart.
Living liturgy


MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
September 1, Saturday
6:00 p.m. B’day Sherwin Williams rb Mc Farlane Family
September 2, Sunday
7:00 a.m. Bishop Herbert Bevard 4th Anniversary
9:30 a.m. St. Ann Parish Family
September 4, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Deceased Members of Arns Family
September 5, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. Thanksgiving rb Griffith Family
September 6, Thursday
12:15 p.m. B’day Patricia Murray rb Sacred Heart Society
September 7, First Friday
6:30 a.m. Special Intention Murray Barrie rb his Mother
5:30 p.m. +Theresa Eloi rb Maria Jones
September 8, Saturday
8:30 a.m. Special Intention Alexia & Nadia Roberts
rb their Mother

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. 1 Cor 2:1-5 Lk 4:16-30
Tues. 1 Cor 2:10b-16 Lk 4:31-37
Wed. 1 Cor 3:1-9 Lk 4:38-44
Thurs.1 Cor 3:18-23 Lk 5:1-11
Fri. 1 Cor 4:1-5 Lk 5:33-39
Sat. Mi 5:1-4a Mt 1:1-16, 18-23

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

First Friday Masses
6:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Fri. 8:30 –11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available for Prayer and Counseling

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NOTES
Commissioning of Teachers, September 16, 2012, at the 9:30 a.m. Mass
Religious Education Classes begin on Saturday, September 22, 2012, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. All levels must participate in the VIRTUS PROGRAM. A registration fee of $25.00 will be accepted to cover books and material for all levels, except Level 9. The New Confirmation Class has a registration fee of $40.00 to also cover their retreat at The Light of Christ Retreat Center.

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!
JANUARY 26, 2013
KEYS AND SWORD
FOURTH ANNUAL AWARD BENEFIT
HONORING SEAN CARDINAL O’MALLEY, OFM CAP

Welcome Bro. Kerley François a Seminarian in our Diocese who will be with us for the next several months. Please keep him in your prayers, so that the Lord will strengthen his vocation to the Priesthood.

Bishop’s Appeal 2012
Donor analysis-August 28, 2012
Parish # of Donors Total Pledged Parish Goal % of Goal
St. Ann 136 $30,560 $40,000 75%
“What you do for the least of my brethren, you do unto me” Mt 25:45

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.

Bookstore:
New shipment of Greeting Cards produced by the Benedictine Monks at The Conception Abbey. See us for Baptism, Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary, Get Well, Sympathy, Congratulations and Thinking of You Cards. Sunday and Daily Missals have arrived.

 

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.
(www.livestream.com/caribbeancatholicnetwork7)

 

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.

WHAT ARE THE REWARDS FOR STEWARDSHIP?
We seek no “REWARDS” for our stewardship; we do it with the JOY OF SERVING GOD. Yet we know that God does reward stewards by filling their needs in life; by giving new opportunities to care, to share, to participate in the wholeness of life. Stewardship is the responsibility of the Christian life, making our prayers, worship, study of the Scriptures, Christian action truly sincere. Sooo, our whole life is a partnership with God. We cannot “give” anything to God; but we can “fulfill” God by using our gifts wisely and sharing with others. Each of us can live as God’s steward. Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you have received.
Tithing becomes easier if we set aside the
Lord’s portion and give it to him. Pray about it!
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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