First Sunday of Advent

December 1, 2013

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TODAY (Violet) Is 2:1-5; Rom 13:11-14; Mt 24:37-44

NEXT WEEK (Violet) Is 11:1-10; Rom 15:4-9; Mt 3:1-12

Humans have been both unfaithful and faithful to God’s ways; have not paid attention, have paid attention to God’s instructions; have not been awake, have stayed awake to God’s comings. The people in the days of Noah did not know that the flood was coming; Jesus’ hearers did not know when the Son of Man would come. We, however, do know that Jesus has come, has taught us the way of faithfulness, has brought us salvation. We need only “stay awake.” Living Liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
November 30, Saturday
5:00 p.m. Special Int. Joshua Family rb
Theodosia Christopher
December 1, Sunday
7:00 a.m. Special Int. Ann William
9:30 a.m. Special Int. Avanelle Pascal
December 3, Tuesday
12:15 p.m. Myrle Dulaney rb Mary Martin
December 4, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. B’day Frank George rb Cecil & Eunice George
December 5, Thursday
12:15 p.m. Ferriere Family rb Theodosia Christopher
December 6, First Friday
6:30 a.m. B’day Msgr. Michael Kosak
5:30 p.m. Our Lady Pro Life
December 7, Saturday
8:30 a.m. Special Int. Joseph, Maria & Family

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Is 4:2-6 Mt 8:5-11
Tues. Is 11:1-10 Lk 10:21-24
Wed. Is 25:6-10a Mt 15:29-37
Thurs. Is 26:1-6 Mt 7:21, 24-27
Fri. Is 29:17-24 Mt 9:27-31
Sat. Is 30:19-21, 23-26 Mt 9:35—10:1

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

WEEK IN PREVIEW
Mon. OFFICE IS CLOSED

Tues. 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting

Wed. & Fri. 8:30–11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available for Prayer and Counseling
10:30 a.m. Service at Grigg Home for Aged
First Friday Masses - 6:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATIONCLASSES
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
(PLEASE BE ON TIME TO PICK UP THE STUDENTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER CLASS)

Fr. Simon would personally like to thank Fr. Louis Kemayou for lending him a hand for the Pastoral Care of the Parish during Fr. Mike’s absence. Thanks for your friendship, and may God bless you.

Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands is seeking volunteers to assist with its Annual Food Drive, which will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at various locations around the island. The collected items will be used to feed and clothe the homeless, in our various programs. To participate in this most worthy event:
Please call: 777-8519, St. Thomas, or 773-0132, St. Croix.

Bookstore: Pre-Christmas Sale; Christmas tree ornaments $1- $3.00. New shipment of Rosaries. Check out the Carpenter Rosaries—$6.00. Advent Wreath & Candles. Come see, Come browse.

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KEYS AND SWORD AWARD BENEFIT, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014
Venue: Grand Habour Ballroom at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Hotel
The Fifth Annual Keys and Sword Benefit tickets are now available for purchase from your Church Office. Also available for the program booklet are Ad sponsorships and Patron donor forms. This event will have special entertainment along with very-select door prizes. 40/60 raffle and fabulous Grand Door Prize drawing. Tickets are available at St. Ann’s Church Office: Office hours are 9:00a.m. -4:00 p.m.  Tel. 340-778-0484; Fax 340- 779-3151. See all of the details online: Click Here

PLAN AHEAD FOR CHRISTMAS
When shopping, please remember to purchase Frozen Foods for the Poor and Homeless. Frozen Foods will be collected during the Month of December. Thanks.

Christ the King Family Fun Day
Fr. Louis & Fr. Simon thank all those who made the closing of the Year of Faith a success. To our Religious Youth Choir with their awesome rendition of “I know Who I Am.” To our fabulous musicians, especially during the “Musical Chairs” To Mr. Dean Karaoke for never letting the electric slide come to an end. To all who donated gifts for our free door prizes. To the wonderful cooks for their specialty dishes, also for those who donated the tents that protected the food and drinks. Special thanks to Patricia Browne for putting together the fabulous Committee: Deacons Helenese, Bedneau & Xavier; Mrs. Susan Eversley-Wells, Clara Xavier, Lorna Cave, Fredericka Leonce, Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Adelia Samuel, Mr. & Mrs. Rolston & Margery Henry, Mary St. Amie, Ms. Charisma Rogers, Aisha Duval, The Mother’s Club, and all those who in one way or the other who worked behind the scene. Thanks to Sts. Joachim & Ann Parish Family.

Support Elderly Religious
A parishioner writes, “As a Catholic School Student from grades K-12, I was formed to be the person I am by many religious brothers and sisters, and I am forever grateful.” Show your appreciation for the Senior Catholic, Sisters, Brothers and Religious Order of Priests who made a positive difference in so many lives. Please give generously to next week’s collection for the retirement Fund for Religious.

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, Joseph Jones, Abel Javois, Stanislaus Prescott, Marv E. Jon, Frances Allen, Julie Dizon, Irene Prevot, Josephine Prescott, Hyacinthe Bright, Steve Keith, Anthony Smith, Catherine Samuel, Larry Cook, Fenton Pierre, Omar Dubois, Mary Bishop, Bernadette Koupie, Keith Scantlebury, Claude Steele, Olive Le Cointe, Maria Hall, Derick James, Walter E. Durant, Clementina Tuitt, Joseph Mathurine, Kay Colon, Bernadette Megahy, Troy Jones, Ann Marie Marius, Maurille Philemon, Varonica Fleming, Stephen Williams, Monika Schoenbohm, Yvonne Monroe, Martha Campbell, Anna Lindo, Desmond Etienne, Charles Gilbert 111, Mervyn Tyrell, Linda White, Kianna Ireland, Francis Davinci, Peter Joseph John, Wilberto Bennet, Claudelle Mathurin, Magdalene Greene, Linda White, Phillip Joseph, Brenda Plaskett, Olaf Smith, Catherine Royer, Fr. John Molyneuz, Eduarda Francis, Alberta Mesmai, Gerald Douglas, Sheran Mitchell, Stanley Martin Jr., Hakeem Martin, Arkuright Johnson, Corona Nicholas, Evarice Xavier, Rosemary Jones, Ishvelle Christopher, Marie Urgent, Iandralyn Nelson, Marie St. Ange, Gerard Hall, Louis Javois, Marilyn Rogers, Steven Ross, Mabel Richardson, Clytie James, Vera Irwin, Conrad Edwin, Matthew Josep, Wilhelmina Cooke.

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. Charlery, Alex Hector, John Gines, Henisha Williams, Nkosi Dennie, Jeremye Morgan, Sasha Chastanet, Eduardo A. Molina, Comeron Childres, Kareem Alexander. Jainea Louis, Tyquavias & Jemel Dawson, Enja Gumbs, Luis D. Molina, Rodney A. Fabio 111, Kareem Pedro, Rashad A. Richards.

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

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