Twenty-third Sunday In Ordinary Time

September 8, 2013

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TODAY (Green) Wis 9:13-18b; Phlm 9-10, 12-17; Lk 14:25-33


NEXT WEEK (Green) Ex 32:7-11, 13-14; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-32


Jesus challenges those following him to “calculate the cost” of discipleship. The cost is steep. Discipleship requires both renunciation and calculation. Those who wish to follow Jesus must renounce everyone and everything that gets in the way of a single minded response to Jesus’ invitation to be his disciple. At the same time, disciples are not naively to follow Jesus. They must calculate and consent to the cost—the price is giving their all, even their own life. What the One who calls gives disciples in return, however, is beyond calculation — fullness of new life.
Liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
August 7, Saturday
5:00 p.m. Special Int. Joseph, Maria & Family
September 8, Sunday
7:00 a.m. +Morris Hippolyte rb Morrella Hutchinson
9:30 a.m. St. Ann’s Parish Family
September 10, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. +Sr. Germaine Convery rb Mary Jno. Baptiste
September 11, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. +Joseph R. William rb Josephine Jno. Lewis
September 12, Thursday
12.15p.m. +Michael Jno. Baptiste rb Mary Jno. Baptiste
September 13, Friday
6:30 a.m. +Thomas Auguste rb Yvie Poleon
September 14, Saturday
8:30 a.m. +Peter Isaac & Martina Elliott rb Eugenia Johnson

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Col 1:24—2:3 Lk 6:6-11
Tues. Col 2:6-15 Lk 6:12-19
Wed. Col 3:1-11 Lk 6:20-26
Thurs. Col 3:12-17 Lk 6:27-38
Fri. 1 Tm 1:1-2, 12-14 Lk 6:39-42
Sat. Nm 21:4b-9; Phil 2:6-11 Jn 3:13-17


WEEK IN PREVIEW

Mon. OFFICE IS CLOSED

Tues. 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting

Fri. 8:30–11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available for Prayer and Counseling
10:30 a.m. Service at Grigg Home for Aged
FRIDAY Day of Adoration beginning with Holy Mass at 6:30 a.m. and concluding with Evening Prayer at 6:30 p.m.

2013—2014 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Sun. Sept. 15 Commissioning of Teachers
During the 9:30 a.m. Mass
Sat. Sept. 21 8:30 a.m. Classes Begin
All levels to participate in the Virtus Program

Prayer Vigil against Abortion takes place September 10, 2013, 4-500 p.m., behind the Bank of Nova Scotia, Sunny Isle. We pray 15 decades of the Rosary with the prayer to St. Michael, the Arch Angel, in reparation for the terrible evil of the killing of our unborn. The Vigil takes one hour, and everyone is invited to join us.

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
Donor Analysis-June, 2013
Parish # of Donors Total Pledged Parish Goal % of Goal
St. Ann 126 $29, 499 $40,000 74%

 

A LETTER FROM OUR PASTOR MSGR. MICHAEL KOSAK
August 24, 2013
Greetings in the Lord,
During my 38 years as pastor of St. Ann, I have never been in a position where I cannot adequately pay our bills. In fact, your generosity has precluded any serious funding raising except for the Bishop’s Appeal. Well, today I am making a Pastor’s Appeal. I know that the economy is sluggish and some are struggling to make it every week including us. However, due to the lower attendance during the summer, rainy weekends, and the like, it is necessary for me to ask you to increase your offering if it is possible. I have cut back in many areas during the past year, but our health and property insurance, WAPA invoices, diocesan assessments, weekly payroll, and many incidental expenses are very demanding. Please pray about your weekly offering and try to increase it.
God’s choicest blessings on you and on St. Ann’s.
Sincerely in Christ.
Fr. Mike
Msgr. Michael Kosak
Pastor

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NOTES
Sat., September 21, 2013 8:30 -11:30 a.m.
All Levels must participate in the Virtus Program
Sat., September 28, 8:30 -10:45 a.m.
Levels 7 & 8—Registration fee $30.00 for books and material
Level 9 Registration fee $40.00 for book and Confirmation Retreat
All above classes begin with 8:30 a.m. Mass.
First Communion & Levels 3-6
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Registration Fee $30.00
Registration is still open. New students need copy of Baptismal Certificates.

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

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP:
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, Mabel Richardson.

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, Kareem Alexander. 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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