Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 7, 2012

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

NEXT WEEK (Green) Wis 7:7-11, Heb 4:12-13, 10:17-30

Jesus contracts the hardness of hearts which led to the Mosaic Law permitting divorce with the openness of heart he modeled when he embraced and blessed the children. In the midst of real struggles and difficulties marking human relationships, we are to maintain the openness of heart—like Jesus and innocent children—that was God’s intention “from the beginning of creation.” In such openness of heart the kingdom of God is among us.
Living liturgy

October 6, Saturday
6:00 p.m. + Marie Derima rb Theme Derima
October 7, Sunday
7:00 a.m. St. Ann Parish Family
9:30 a.m. B’day Sheena & Shamoi Fontaine
rb Rose Williams
October 9, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. B’day Theodosia Christopher
rb Sacred Heart Society
October 10, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. Marvin Jones rb his Mother
October 11, Thursday
12:15 p.m. B’day Shawn Samuel rb Ruth Samuel
October 12, Friday
6:30 a.m. Friends of Christ rb Cecil & Eunice George
October 13, Saturday
8:30 a.m. B’day Bridget Inglis rb Theodosia Christopher.

Mon. Gal 1:6-12 Lk 10:25-37
Tues. Gal 1:13-24 Lk 10:38-42
Wed. Gal 2:1-2, 7-14 Lk 11:1-4
Thurs. Gal 3:1-5 Lk 11:5-13
Fri. Gal 3:7-14 Lk 11:15-26
Sat. Gal 3:22-29 Lk 11:27-28



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

Fri. Day of Adoration beginning with Holy Mass at 6:30 a.m., and ending with Evening Prayer at 6:30 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 Catholic Islander for the month of October is available. Please read it, and pass on the good news to a friend.

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

Bishop’s Appeal 2012
Donor analysis-September 26, 2012
Parish # of Donors Total Pledged Parish Goal % of Goal
St. Ann 151 $34,600 $40,000 82%
“What you do for the least of my brethren, you do unto me” Mt 25:45

Funeral of Edward Royer, brother of Olive Bedminister, will be at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Christiansted, on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Viewing at 10:00 a.m., and Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

St. Joseph’s High School first fundraising activity
A Cruzan Breakfast: This event will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2012. It is to help raise funds for our scholarship program. St. Joseph High School gives out every school year, $30,000.00 in scholarships. Tickets are available at each Parish office or at St. Joseph’s High School for $10.00 each. For more information call 692-2455 or 692-2005.

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.

St. Patrick Church
Monthly Prayer Vigil against abortion will take place at Beeston Hill , Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 10-11 a.m. Local Public Square Rosary Rally Commemorating the 95th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun. Please join our 2012 Public Square Rosary Crusade, as we all know in this time we need more prayer. Please join us in praying for our Nation on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 12 noon. We will meet at the front door of St. Patrick Church, and process around the Legislature and Housing Project in downtown Frederiksted. We will return to Church for Benediction and Final Prayers. For more information, please call Church Office at 772-0138.

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.

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.

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.

Does your home have: Holy Water, a Crucifix, and a Bible? How about a Rosary and How to pray the Rosary Prayer Card. All are available in the Bookstore. Come see… Come browse

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, Lowell Schuster, Winnifred Encarnacion.

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, Comeron Childres.

Please call the office to add or remove names to this list.