Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 4, 2012

TODAY (Green) Dt 6:2-6, Heb 7:23-28, Mk 12:28b-34

NEXT WEEK (Green) 1 Kgs 17:10-16, Heb 9:24-28, Mk 12:38-44

When the scribes asked Jesus which is the “first of all the commandments,” Jesus answers by giving him not one, but two: Love God and love neighbor. Jesus connects these two commandments: Loving God with all our being is one and the same as loving our neighbor, made possible only by self-giving. Such all-embracing love “is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices, “for when we love Jesus commands, we ourselves are the “burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
Living liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
November 3, Saturday
6:00 p.m. B’day Summa St. Luce rb her Mother
November 4, Sunday
7:00 a.m. Special Int. Coreen Delsol rb
Humble Servant Prayer Group.
9:30 a.m. St. Ann Parish Family
November 6, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. +Nilsa Henry & Regina Clovis
rb Celestin Clovis
November 7, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. +Lucy Springer rb The Franciscans
November 8, Thursday
12:15 p.m. +Bertilie Luben rb Marie Serieux
November 9, Friday
6:30 a.m. B’day Kamika Deleon rb Cecil & Eunice George
November 10, Saturday
8:30 a.m. B’day Myrna Martin rb Mary Martin

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Phil 2:1-4 Lk 14:12-14
Tues. Phil 2:5-11 Lk 14:15-24
Wed. Phil 2:12-18 Lk 14:25-33
Thurs. Phil 3:3-8a Lk 15:1-10
Fri. Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17 Jn 2:13-22
Sat. Phil 4:10-19 Lk 16:9-15

St. Joseph’s Church, Mt. Pleasant, has a Day of Adoration every Tuesday beginning with Mass at 6:30a.m., and concluding with Benediction at 6:00 pm.


WEEK IN PREVIEW

Mon. OFFICE CLOSED

Tues. 7:00 p.m. No 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

Friday Day of Adoration beginning with Holy Mass at 6:30 a.m., and ending with Evening prayer and Benediction at 6:30 p.m. Please be faithful to your pledge. If you cannot commit to a particular time, please stop-in even for a few minutes. The power of prayer has no boundaries. Fr. Simon will be available for CONFESSION between 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Sts. Joachim and Ann Church

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
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Children’s Choir Practice
(PLEASE PICK THE STUDENTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER CLASS)

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

31st Anniversary
Congratulations to the Fountain of Life Prayer Group as you celebrate your 31st Anniversary. Your loyalty to the Church and your presence over the years is a wonderful testing to God’s Grace working in you. May the Holy Spirit continue to bind you together with cords that never will be broken.

CONGRATULATIONS! To our thirteen young brothers and sisters who received the Sacrament of Confirmation, by His Excellency Bishop Herbert Bevard, Sunday, October 28. Dominique A. Ambrose, Kenny I. Anselm, James Barry Jr., Shane V. Bedneau, Iyanna L. Bethelmie, D’Niqua P. Guide, Antoinette J. James, Aniah N. John, Jahkiyl T. John, Allayeah M. John-Baptiste, Jareem R. Perpie, Tianna S. Steven, Tamika J. Thompson. May the Spirit of the living God continue to fall afresh on them. May they stay close to Jesus and to His church. They are our future leaders. We really need them.

 

Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed December 2011-November 2012
Margaret C. Carter, James C. Charles Jr., Raphael M. Brathwaite, Keegan T. Alexander, Sylvester Nelson, Catherine Laurencin, Audrey C. Tang Yuk, Leroy Jardine, Sheila Celestine, Yolanda Hector, Maria V. Joseph, Stephanie Ross, Norma A Smith, Emile A. Durant, Bernard A. Hill, Joseph Lawrence, Melbourne Clarke, Jeanette Drigo, Orville A. Henry, Ralph Dujon, Raymond L. Martin, Eddie Lockhart, Ivan Edmunds…THE BOOK OF LIFE containing the names of all the deceased family and friends is available in the Chapel. Please feel free to add names to this book but only enter the names ONCE as the pages are kept permanently. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.


Dominica United Cultural Group invites Dominicans and other Caribbean People to their thirty-fourth Anniversary Celebrations of Dominica’s Independence. The activities begin with a Kweyol Mass on November 11, 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Frederiksted. Fr. Peter Hill of Dominica, will be the Main Celebrant. Kweyol Activities continue at the Agricultural Fair Grounds, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Come and participate in the Straw Hat (Chapeau Paile) and best Madras Wear competition. Call Laurel at 772-4478, or Jean 778-1855 to register. Native meals will be on sale. Don’t miss this Annual Creole Fete in the Ag. Grounds.


FOURTH ANNUAL KEYS AND SWORD AWARD BENEFIT January 26, 2013
His Excellency, Bishop Bevard will present the 2013 Keys and Sword Award to HIS EMINENCE, SEAN CARDINAL O’MALLEY, O.F.M. CAP, THE ARCHBISHOP OF BOSTON, Bishop’s Reception at 6:00 p.m., Grand Harbour Ball Room, Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Hotel 7:15 p.m. Dinner, Awards, Dancing, Raffles, Door prizes. Tickets are available from each Parish Office.Proceeds support the Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral Restoration Project. For more information, please call Charlotte Banks or Lillia King at 774-3166, ext. 213. Click here for the details of the event and its preparations.


The St. Lucian Choir will begin practicing in the Marian Hall, Sunday, November 18, at 5:00 p.m., in preparation for the St. Lucia’s Mass of Independence. New members are welcomed.

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, Phillip Joseph.Winnifred Encarnacion, Brenda Plaskett. 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, John & Felicita Matinez-Gines, Henisha Williams, Nkosi Dennie, Jeremye Morgan, Sasha Chastanet, Eduardo A. Molina, Comeron Childres, Jainea Louis, Tyquavias & Jemel Dawson. Please call the office to add or remove names to this list.

BOOKSTORE: Please check the Bookstore for Confirmation Cards and gifts such as special plaques, crosses and Holy Spirit Rosaries

Year of Faith
(Every Friday—Day of Intercessory Prayer) [6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.] Please be faithful to your Holy Hour pledge each Friday. Everyone is invited to make a visit before the Blessed Sacrament even for a few minutes each Friday. The power of prayer knows no boundaries.

 

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