Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 23, 2012


TODAY (Green) Wis 2:12, 17-20, Jas 3:16—4:3, Mk 9:30-37

NEXT WEEK (Green) Nm 11:25-19, Jas 5:1-6, Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

How the disciples misunderstand the deepest truth about what the “Son of Man” is to undergo! While Jesus is speaking of his impending suffering, death, and rising, the disciples are quibbling over “who is the greatest” among them. They are brought to silence twice by Jesus because they still cannot accept the true meaning of who Jesus is and his mission. By embracing a child Jesus reveals who he is: the One least among us who has come to serve.

Living liturgy

September 22, Saturday
6:00 p.m. B’day Linicia Baltimore rb her Family
September 23, Sunday
7:00 a.m. B’day Iam, Natalie & Hannah Nelson
rb their Parents
9:30 a.m. St. Ann Parish Family
September 25, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Souls in Purgatory rb Elbe
September 26, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. +Anitius & Agatha Julien rb Callista Julien
September 27, Thursday
12:15 p.m. Thanksgiving in Honor of St. Jude
rb Virgin Mc Intosh
September 28, Friday
6:30 a.m. B’day Madonna Hall rb Sacred Heart Society
September 29, Saturday
8:30 a.m. Special Intention rb Msgr. Michael Kosak

Mon. Prv 3:27-34 Lk 8:16-18
Tues. Prv 21:1-6, 10-13 Lk 8;19-21
Wed. Prv 30:5-9 Lk 9:1-6
Thurs.Eccl 1:2-11 Lk 9:7-9
Fri. Eccl 3:1-11 Lk 9:18-22

Sun. Parents/Teachers Meeting for First Communion and Confirmation Students in the Marian Hall after the 9:30 a.m. Mass


Tues. 7:00 p.m. Healing Service

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

Wed. 10:30 a.m. Service at Grigg Home for Aged

Thurs. 7:00 p.m. Deacon Candidate Formation Class  at St. Joseph’s Church

Fri. 5:30 p.m. Memorial Mass for Ivan E. Edmunds

Religious Education Classes
8:30 -10:45 Levels 7, 8, & 9 Confirmation
11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. First communion and
Levels 3, 4, 5, & 6

Fr. Anthony Abraham, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, St. John, V.I. will conduct a healing service with the blessing of oil at St. Ann Chapel, Barrenspot, St. Croix on Tuesday, September 25 –7:00 p.m.

(Weekly Adoration)
The Year of Faith begins on Thursday, October 11, 2012. Each Friday, at St. Ann’s, we will have a Day of Adoration beginning with Holy Mass at 6:30 a.m., and ending with Evening Prayer at 6:30 p.m. Please volunteer one hour so that a group of Intercessors will always be present throughout the day. Sign up lists will be available so that every hour will be taken. The Power of Prayer is essential to combat the problems which have invaded our families, communities and nation. All Leaders of Prayer Groups and Parish Societies are asked to encourage their members to make a faithful commitment of time before the Blessed Sacrament. Please call the parish secretary, Maria Jones, to schedule your hour or sign your name next to a particular hour on the sheet that will be provided for you during the next few weeks. Thank You.

Bishop’s Appeal 2012
Donor analysis-August 28, 2012
Parish # of Donors Total Pledged Parish Goal % of Goal
St. Ann 142 $32,000 $40,000 80%
“What you do for the least of my brethren, you do unto me” Mt 25:45

This Sunday, September 23
The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites will meet 1:00 the Joseph’s Church Hospitality Lounge and Learning Center.
The Franciscan’s will meet 3:00 p.m. at The Franciscan’s House.

A special course of instructions will soon begin for the following people:
1) Those who have never been baptized, and would like to become a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
2) Those who have been baptized in other churches, and would like to know more about the Catholic Faith.
3) Those who are baptized Catholics, but never received the Sacrament of First Communion and /or Confirmation.
Please call Fr. Simon Peter Opira at 778-0484 for an appointment.

Melanie Lockhart invites the community to a Memorial Mass for her son, Ivan Edmunds, on Friday, September 28, at 5:30 p.m. May he rest in peace. Amen!


The 9:30 a.m. Mass is 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.

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, 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, 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, Enis Hilaire, Magdalene Greene. Norman Francis, Adeline Le Coint, Linda White. Please call the Office to add or remove names from this list.

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.

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, 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.

A strong church, supported by all its members, can bring about positive changes in the:
HOME: The church helps individuals and families meet their needs—and grow in faith.
COMMUNITY:The church supports a wide range of programs-hunger relief, education, homeless shelters and much,much more.! WORLD: The church promotes peace, social justice and concern for all of God’s creation-worldwide.
Supporting the church is a way to put Christian values and your faith into action. Your personal contributions make a difference
Like any family, your church has responsibilities

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.