Third Sunday of Advent
December 16, 2012

TODAY (Violet) Zep 3:14-18a, Phil 4:4-7, Lk 3:10-18

NEXT WEEK (Violet) Mi 5:1-4a, Heb 10:5-10, Lk 1:39-45

John’s clear and unequivocal answers to “What should we do? gave direction to people’s lives. He challenged the crowds and tax collectors and soldiers to change their behavior, to make other people their focus and care. John’s good news, however, went beyond merely telling the people how to behave toward each other. His answers indicated that something new was happening. His good news pointed to the One who is all Good News and now dwells in our midst. The Good News is not a message but a person—Jesus.


Living liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
December 15, Saturday
6:00 p.m. B’day Yves Beaubrun
December 16, Sunday
7:00 a.m. +Raphael Brathwaite rb Shana Brathwaite
9:30 a.m. St Ann Parish Family
December 18, Tuesday
12:15p.m. Thanksgiving rb Maria Jones
December 19, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. +Stephanie Ross & Leeland Cambridge
rb Jean Ross
9:30 a.m. Catholic School students & administration
Special Int. Yolanda Thomas rb her Family
+Anitius & Agatha Julien rb their Family
December 20, Thursday
12:15 p.m. Special Int. Vera Irwin rb Theodosia & Delores
December 21, Friday
6:30 a.m.B’day Ashton George rb Cecil & Eunice George
December 22, Saturday
8:30 a.m.Special Int. Louis Brusca rb John Kosak

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. Gn 49:2, 8-10 Mt 1:1-17
Tues. Jer 23:5-8 Mt 1:18-25
Wed. Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a Lk 1:5-25
Thurs. Is 7:10-14 Lk 1:26-38
Fri. Sg 2:8-14 Lk 1:39-45
Sat. 1Sm 1:24-28 Lk 1:46-56

 

WEEK IN PREVIEW

Mon. OFFICE CLOSED

Tues. 7:00 p.m. Penance Service (Priests from other parishes will be available for private Confessions)

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 Massat 6:30 a.m., and ending with Evening Prayerand Benediction 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
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Children’s Choir Practice
(PLEASE PICK THE STUDENTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER CLASS)

Coming Events:
Advent Rally: Come and join us to Praise the Lord, with Fr. Anthony Abraham, Sunday, Dec. 16, 4:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Frederiksted.

A Pre-Christmas Mass with Bishop Bevard for all Catholic School students and teachers will be on Wednesday, December 19, 9:30 a.m. at Sts. Joachim & Ann Church.

Offertory Envelopes
2013 Offertory Envelopes are available in the Marian Hall. A box is reserved for those who used the envelopes faithfully in 2012. Anyone wishing to start using the envelopes, please complete the sign-up sheet with your name. address, tel. # and box no. We encourage you to be a good steward and give an acceptable portion of your time, talent and treasure for the work of the kingdom. Religious Calendars for 2013 are available in the Marian Hall. Help yourself. One calendar for each home, please! THANK YOU

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.

PLAN AHEAD FOR CHRISTMAS:
Frozen Foods will be collected this week for Catholic Charities and the Soup Kitchen from Tuesday Dec. 18 until Friday, Dec. 21.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
7:00 p.m. Penance Service
Priests from other parishes will be
available for Private Confessions

Monday, December 24,
6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Vigil Mass
11:15 p.m. Christmas Carols
12:00 Midnight Mass

Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day
10:00 a.m. Christmas Mass

Saturday\Sunday, December 29\ 30
Feast of the Holy Family
6:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
7:00 a.m. Morning Mass
9:30 a.m. Morning Mass

Monday, December 31
6:00 p.m. Old Year’s Night Vigil Mass
11:00 p.m. Holy Hour
12:00 Midnight Mass

Tuesday, January 1, 2013, New Year’s Day
10:00 a.m. New Year’s Mass

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.

Christmas Blessings and a Joyful New Year to All Our Volunteers, Deacons & Wives, Parish & Financial Council, Music Ministry, Acolytes, Lectors, Religious Education Teachers & Aides, Ushers, Stewardship Counters, Faithful Crews that clean The Church & Shrine every Saturday, Bookstore & Office Helpers, Altar Servers…and to all St. Ann Family for your loyalty and generosity over the years.

CHRISTMAS IS COMING
Although the economy is sluggish, your generosity continues to support your church and other charitable agencies. Please put St. Ann’s on top of your Christmas list, especially now, when we are beginning to “feel the pinch.” God is Love!

Bookstore
Advent began on December 2nd. The bookstore has Advent Wreaths and Advent Candle Sets. Also on display are individual Christmas cards or boxed Christmas cards. 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, Michelin James, Enis Hilaire, Magdalene Greene. Norman Francis, Adeline Le Cointe, Linda White, Reuben Henry, Phillip Joseph. Brenda Plaskett, Jennifer Degazo, Olaf smith, Catherine Royer. 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, Alex Hector, John & Felicita Matinez-Gines, Henisha Williams, Nkosi Dennie, Jeremye Morgan, Sasha Chastanet, Eduardo A. Molina, Comeron Childres, Jainea Louis, Tyquavias & Jemel Dawson, Enja Gumbs. Please call the office to add or remove names to this list.

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