Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 18, 2012

TODAY (Green) Dn 12:1-3, Heb 10:11-14, Mk 13:24-32 

NEXT WEEK White) Dn 7:13-14, Rv 1:5-8, 18:33b-37

“Learn a lesson from the fig tree.” What are we to learn? That the annual greening of the fig tree is a harbinger of new life arising out seeming deadness. That the annual gospel prediction of apocalyptic destruction is a harbinger that Jesus “is near”. Indeed, Jesus’ promise that he will be near at the end times is a promise already being fulfilled now. Life arising from the deadness has already happened in Jesus. It is already happening in us.


Living liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
November 17, Saturday
6:00 p.m. Wed. Anniv. Evangelist & Melvina Albert
rb their Family
November 18, Sunday
7:00 a.m. St. Ann Parish Family
9:30 a.m. B’day Annie Lockhart rb Melanie Lockhart
November 20, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Deceased Arns Family rb Lucy
November 21, Wednesday
6:30 a.m.+Clemie Ambrose rb Iris Skerrette
November 22, Thursday, Thanksgiving Day
10:00 a.m. St. Ann Parish Family
In Thanksgiving rb Theresa Larichere
November 23, Friday
6:30 a.m. Melanie Lockhart & Family rb Franciscans
November 24, Saturday
8:30 a.m. Special Intention Dwain, Mandel Herelle
and Family Members

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Rv1:1-4; 2:1-5 Lk 18:35-43
Tues. Rv 3:1-6, 14-22 Lk 19:1-10
Wed. Rv 4:1-11 Lk 19:11-28
Thurs. 1 Kgs 8:55-61; 1 Cor 1:3-9 Lk 1:39-55
Fri. Rv 10:8-11 Lk 19:45-48
Sat. Rv 11:4-12 Lk 20:27-40

WEEK IN PREVIEW
Sunday 5:00 pm -- St. Lucia Choir Practice

Mon. OFFICE CLOSED

Tues. 7:00 p.m. Adoration, Teaching, Benediction

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. 10:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Day Mass

Fri. Day of Adoration beginning with Holy Mass at 6:30 a.m., and ending with Evening prayer and Benediction at 6:30 p.m. 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)

The Annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection will be taken up Nov.17 & 18th in all the parishes of the Diocese. Seventy five (75%) of the donation are sent to the CCHD National Office to support anti-poverty projects across the country. Twenty five (25%) is kept here in our diocese to fund local self-help initiatives to benefit our local communities. Please be generous.

THANKSGIVING DAY is Thursday, November 22nd.
A reminder to please remember to purchase non-perishable food items for the poor and homeless. These items will be collected at our 10 a.m., Thanksgiving Day Mass and given to Catholic Charities Soup Kitchens. Please be generous.

BOOKSTORE: Just arrived. New shipment of Wooden Rosaries, Small Cross Pendants, Our Lady of Grace Locket with small rosary inside; Prayers for Urgent Occasions and Pocket Book of Catholic Prayers. Check out our Pre-Christmas Sale Corner.

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.

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 has no boundaries.

To Our St. Ann’s Parish Family
God Bless Your Thanksgiving
May He who gives more than we could ever ask or imagine, make your Thanksgiving more than you could ever hope for.
Happy Thanksgiving
Msrg. Michael Kosak, Fr Simon Opira.

Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed November 2011-December 2012
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.

This Sunday, November 18, 2012, The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites will meet 1:00 p.m. at The St. Joseph’s Hospitality Lounge and Learning Center.

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

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.

STEWARDSHIP
Your giving is the key to the success of church plans and programs. To help us meet our obligation, 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 Cointe, Linda White, Reuben Henry, Lowell Schuster, Phillip Joseph.Winnifred Encarnacion, Brenda Plaskett, Jennifer Degazon 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.

 

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