St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time – August 23, 2020
Social Justice Ministry
Thank you to so much to all those who joined us last Saturday morning for the first social justice ministry meeting. It was exciting to see so many faces and get to know you. If you were unable to join us for the first meeting, but are interested in the social justice ministry, please contact the parish office. We will be sending out a questionnaire in the next week or so – you are invited to fill it out if you are interested in participating in the social justice ministry or even if you just want to support the ministry at St. Ann. We will use the responses to start our discussion at the next meeting on September 26.
How Long Have You Been at St. Ann?
The staff is working on a special project and we are interested in knowing how long parishioners have been a part of the St. Ann community. Please call or email the parish office to let us know when you & your family joined the parish and why! 535-3031 or email@example.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!
This link is also available on the home page of the parish website!
Reminder: We require everyone – including children over 2 – to 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 for use upon entry and before communion. If you need assistance signing up, please call the parish office (535-3031) or email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
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. Throughout Ordinary Time, we will be using the Lectio Divina format 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 23 – Pierrette W.
August 30 – Jean L.
Readers needed for September! Contact Jolie or Elizabeth if you are interested in being a reader.
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. Sunny B.
Please remember our recently departed and pray for their grieving families and friends:
Paul B. Miguel R. Claudia K. Nancy R.
Request for Help
Parishioner Maria M.- who used to sing the Alleluia so beautifully for us at Mass – could really use the help of someone with a truck to make a dump haul or two for her. The family has a collection of doors and other house renovation items stacked in the front yard that the landlord promised to remove but has not. They also have a large pile of very dry and flammable yard trimmings that need removed. Please call or email the parish office if you are able to help.
In 1914, explorer Earnest Shackleton let an expedition to Antarctica. He failed. His ship became wedged in tons of ice. For almost 2 years they were stuck. Shackleton knew to keep their sanity, they had to keep to a routine. Each man had a daily chore, they had to socialize, they had to care for each other. Eventually they were rescued. When Francis and his brothers were living at Rivo Torto they fasted and prayed and did penance. One night a brother cried out “Help me! I’m dying!” Francis quick to his side, learned that he was hungry. Francis woke all the brothers and prepared a meal for them all so as not to embarrass the brother. Even when doing penance and fasting, Francis had his brothers socialize and care for each other. Today we find ourselves in a time of hardship. How do we socialize in this time of “apart”, how do we take care of one another?
(Thank you to Sr. Joanne for sharing these Franciscan reflections with us.)
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/
June Collections Totals:
June General Collection: $10,857.00
June Neighborhood Collection: $1,505.00
June Building/Roof Fund Donations: $2,817.00
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 (see link above)