Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 23, 2012

TODAY (White) Mi 5:1-4a, Heb 10:5-10, Lk 1:39-45

NEXT WEEK (White) Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Col 3:12-21; Lk 2:41-52

Mary does a natural thing when one has good news to share—she makes a visit to a relative, especially this relative, because Elizabeth is pregnant too. Mary went in haste to Elizabeth’s house, entered, and greeted her. Elizabeth recognized and responded to the mystery taking place. She expressed astonishment, wonder, amazement: “how does this happen to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me.” One woman carries the infant who is born to be precursor. The other carries the infant who is born to be Savior.


Living liturgy

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS
December 22, Saturday
6:00 p.m. St Ann Parish Family
December 23, Sunday
7:00 a.m. Victims of Newtown, Connecticut, rb Elbe
9:30 a.m. Special Intention rb Douglas Family
December 24, Monday
6:00 p.m. Special Intention, Dorothy Rowe
12 Midnt. Priests Intentions
December 25, Tuesday
10:00 a.m. St Ann Parish Family
December 26, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. Souls in Purgatory rb Elbe
December 27, Thursday
12:15 p.m. +Bill Clairmount rb Xavier Family
December 28, Friday
6:30 a.m. +Leeland Cambridge & + Stephanie Ross
rb Jean Ross
December 29, Saturday
8:30 a.m. +Eva Nesbitt rb Ivy Nesbitt

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon. 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 Lk 1:67-79
Tues. Vigil: Is 62:1-5; Acts 13:16-17, 22-25 Mt 1:1-25
Night: Is 9:1-6; Ti 2:11-14 Lk 2:1-14
Day Is 52:7-10; Heb 1:1-6 Jn 1:1-18 Wed. Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Mt 10:17-22
Thurs. 1 Jn 1:4 Jn 20:1a, 2-8
Fri. 1 Jn 1:5—2:2 Mt 2:13-18
Sat. 1 Jn 2:3-11 Lk 2:22-35

Schedule for the Week
Monday, December 24
OFFICE IS CLOSED
6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Vigil Mass
11:15 p.m. Christmas Carols
12:00 Midnight Mass

Tuesday, December 25 CHRISTMAS DAY
No Prayer Meeting
10.00 a.m. Christmas Mass

Wed. & Fri. 8:30–11:00 a.m. Deacon Hyacinthe available for Prayer and Counseling

Wed. 10:30 a.m. Mass at Grigg Home for Aged

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.

Religious Education
No Religious Ed Classes till January 12, 2013


A Christmas Blessing
May all the days of all the years
That God has still in store
Be filled with every joy and grace,
To bless you more and more;
May hope of heart and peace of mind
Beside you ever stay,
And that’s the golden wish we have
For you, this Christmas Day!


Msgr. Michael Kosak & Fr. Simon Peter Opira



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

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

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

BOOKSTORE GIFT SUGGESTIONS
For daily prayers: Christian Prayer Book, Minute Meditations, Every Day is a Gift from God and the Daily Catholic Bible. Sunday and Weekday Missals. Bibles (no giant print) Books on the Lives of the Saints, Children’s Books and Coloring Books of the Saints, Sts. Michael & Christopher Key Chains. For your home altar or prayer corner: Statues of: Sacred Heart, Our Lady of Grace, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, and Infant of Prague, the Holy Family, Saints Anthony, Francis, Jude, Therese and Joseph. Holy Water Bottles with Prayer to St. Michael, Holy Water Fonts, Crucifixes, Cancer Survivor Pins and Medals. Rosaries, and One Decade Finger Rosary with Prayer Card, Rosary Necklaces,
Auto Rosaries, All Saints Bracelets and Baptism Gifts. Many Plaques and Framed Pictures. Journey of a Homeboy by our Pastor, Msgr. Michael F.Kosak (contains his journey as he goes back to the very beginning, to Brooklyn, New York, on a cold December day to include some history at St. Ann’s. A great souvenir and just $10).

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

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

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.

 

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