St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time – August 9, 2020

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time – August 9, 2020

Social Justice Ministry Meeting – Saturday August 15th

The staff would like to invite those interested in joining the social justice ministry at St. Ann to a meeting to explain and discuss the plans for this ministry. We will meet on Saturday, August 15 at 10:00 AM on Zoom. Thank you to all those who have expressed an interest. If you would like to be a part of this initial meeting please RSVP to Elizabeth at communityofstann@gmail.com

The Fig Tree and Salt & Light

Links to the Summer issues of The Fig Tree and the Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry Bulletin, Salt & Light, can be found on our website. https://stanncommunityblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/the-fig-tree-and-salt-light-bulletin-summer-2020/

Sign up link for August Masses at St. Ann

As our attendance numbers are increasing, especially on Sunday, it is more important to sign up online ahead of time. Please use the link below to sign up to attend Mass at St. Ann for the month of August. Please be sure to check the date of the Mass you are signing up for so you sign up for the one you want to attend! We also ask that you sign up at least an hour before the Mass. Thank you!

August: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f45abaa22a5ff2-stann2\

This link is also available on the home page of the parish website!

We require that everyone – including children over 2 – wear a mask during Mass, and maintain social distancing. (One household per pew!) We ask that parishioners enter by the front doors only so that staff can keep an accurate count. Hand sanitizer is also provided by each door. If you need assistance signing up, please call the parish office (535-3031) or email info@stannsspokane.org Thank you!

Readers Needed for Mass in August

We are in need of readers for both the Saturday & Sunday Masses. We only need one reader per Mass to do 1st and 2nd readings, the responsorial psalm in between (if musicians are not available) and the prayers of the faithful (found in the red missal book) following the homily. Please use the link below to sign up if you will be attending Mass and are willing to be the reader. Call or email the parish office if you need assistance. Thank you!

Readers for August: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F45ABAA22A5FF2-readers

Prayer Service on Zoom – Sunday at 11:00 AM

We will continue to offer the Prayer service on Zoom for those members of our community who are unable to attend Mass, so that we can continue to gather together in prayer. Through the Summer months, we are using a new format – Lectio Divina – for our prayer service, which allows for meditation, listening and sharing. The link is emailed out through the parish email list on Saturday. All are welcome – please join us!

Readers List for Prayer Services on Zoom

August 9 – Bob B.

August 16 – John W.

August 23 – Pierrette W.

Reader still needed for August 30.

Prayer Booklets Available

The newest “Living Faith” and “Living with Christ” prayer books are in the office for those who would like one. They can be picked up after Mass, or from the office during office hours. Please call the office first, as staff are working a combination of shortened office hours and working from home. Please leave a message and staff will get back to you to arrange a time.

Online Giving Now Available With Tithe.ly

You can donate using the direct link here: https://tithe.ly/give?c=2044739

The direct link can also be easily found on our website on the Contact and Giving page. https://stanncommunityblog.wordpress.com/contact/

St. Ann Church Roof Fundraiser T-shirt Sale!

Thank you to all the community members who have supported the church roof fundraiser by buying St. Ann t-shirts! We so appreciate your support! There are still shirts available in women & men small thru extra large sizes, and youth small & medium. Shirts are $20 for adult shirts and $10 for youth 12 and under. If you’d like a St. Ann shirt, you can purchase one after Mass, or order one online and arrange for pick up. Here is the link to the online order form: https://tinyurl.com/StAnntshirt It is also possible to pay for your shirt online on Tithe.ly – https://tithe.ly/give?c=2044739

Congratulations!!

Congratulations to Cecelia and Alex on the celebration of their wedding at St. Aloysius on Saturday, August 8. Because of the pandemic, it is not possible for the St. Ann community to be present for the wedding, but Father Patrick asks that we please keep this young couple in our thoughts and prayers this weekend.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for these community members in need of our support or healing:

Nancy J. Crystal M. Dianne F. Erin L. Margaret B.

Pat S. Janet S.

Please remember our recently departed and pray for their grieving families and friends:

Paul B. Miguel R.

Franciscan Corner

This week we celebrate the feast of St Clare of Assisi. Clare was 12 years younger than Francis and was known for her generosity to the poor. Like Francis, she left all behind and committed herself to the poor and a simple lifestyle of enclosure. Clare started the Poor Clares and wrote the Rule for her Order, unheard of in those days! Together Francis and Clare had a common vision: identification with the poor, care for creation as a sacred trust, embrace of each person in relationship as sister and brother. You are all aware that in Spokane we have a Poor Clare Monastery on Hawthorne. The Clares came to Spokane in 1914 and have blessed Spokane ever since. Let us pray in thanksgiving for their presence among us!

(Thank you to Sr. Joanne for sharing these Franciscan reflections with us.)

Second Collection:

This weekend is the second weekend of the month, when we have our special collection for social concerns to help those in need in the parish and the neighborhood. This month we would like to specifically ask for help to provide bus passes for parishioners in need of transportation. Thank you for your generosity.

May Collections Totals:
May General Collection: $9,990.00
May Neighborhood Collection: $2,025.00
May Building/Roof Fund Donations: $1,270.00

Thank You For Your Support!
Thank you for your generous support! If you would like to send in a donation, our mailing address is: 2116 E 1st Ave Spokane WA 99202
Or you can donate online with Tithe.ly here: https://tithe.ly/give?c=2044739

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