Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 30, 2012

TODAY (Green) Nm 11:25-29, Jas 5:1-6, Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

NEXT WEEK (Green) Gn 2:18-24, Heb 2:9-11, Mk 10:2-16

What does it mean to be a follower of Christ? It means doing good works “in his name.” It means receiving all others who do good “in His name.” It means cutting off from ourselves any behaviors that keep us or others from living “in his name.” It means, then taking on both Jesus’ single mined focus and his open minded acceptance of all the good works and all the good people who are helping to bring God’s kingdom about.
Living liturgy

September 29, Saturday
6:00 p.m. St. Ann Parish Family
September 30, Sunday
7:00 a.m. B’day Erica Toussaint rb Elizabeth Charles
9:30 a.m. B’day Mekhi Edwards rb his Grandparents
October 2, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Honor of St. Jude rb Richard Joseph
October 3, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. +Henrietta Liger rb Simone Gaston
October 4, Thursday
12:15 p.m. Third Order Franciscans rb
Our Lady of The Angels Fraternity
October 5, First Friday
6:30 a.m. +Eddie Lockhart & Ivan Edmunds
rb Melanie Lockhart
5:30 p.m. Our Lady Pro Life
October 6, Saturday
8:30 a.m. Joseph, Maria & Family

Mon. Jb 1:6-22 Lk 9:46-50
Tues. Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-2 Mt 18:1-5, 10 Wed. Jb 9:1-12, 14-16 Lk 9:57-62
Thurs. Jb 19:21-27 Lk 10:1-12
Fri. Jb 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5 Lk 10:13-16
Sat. Jb 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17 Lk 10:17-24



Tues 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting

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

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

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

The Mother’s Club will be organizing a Parish Reception for Sunday, October 28, after the 9:30 a.m. Mass, to celebrate the occasion of Bishop Herbert Bevard’s Canonical Visitation to our Parish Community, and also to honor our Confirmation Students, who will be confirmed during the Mass. The Mother’s Club is asking for donations of food or money for the reception. Please check with one of the members of the Mother’s Club and select what you may want to donate.

Bishop’s Appeal 2012
Donor analysis-September 26, 2012
Parish # of Donors Total Pledged Parish Goal % of Goal
St. Ann 148 $32,475 $40,000 81%
“What you do for the least of my brethren, you do unto me” Mt 25:45

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

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.

(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 place your name on the signup sheet which is located on the table outside the church. Thank you.

Homelessness impacts our entire community including our healthcare industry, tourism product, and criminal justice system. Data from recent studies has shown that it costs communities more to maintain individuals in homeless than to help them out of it. Our continued and combined efforts through Project Homeless Connect can serve to assist persons who are homeless, towards self-sufficiency. The V.I. Interagency Council on Homelessness is extending an invitation to our church membership to volunteer and assist with registration, to serve as escorts or guides, and to help with the general activities. This year’s PHC will be held at the Rudolph Shulterbrandt Agriculture Complex on St. Croix, Friday, October 19, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Training will be provided for all volunteers and we kindly request that they attend at least one training session. Please call Ms. Brenda Walwyn at 774-1166 to confirm your participation, or if you have any questions.

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.

The First Communion Class together with Levels 3 – 6 come together every Saturday morning from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. A Children’s Choir will begin to practice on Saturdays between 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Parents and Guardians, please note the time if your children are involved.
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 Cointe, Linda White, Reuben Henry. 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.