St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin
24th Sunday of Ordinary Time – September 13, 2020
St. Ann Church – 2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202
Phone: 509 535-3031 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Thank you to all those who have responded – it has been fun to read your stories. The deadline for this project is September 28th Please call or email the parish office to let us know when you & your family joined the parish – and, if you’d like to tell us, why!
Congrats to St. Ann 2020 Grads!
We have several 2020 high school graduates at St. Ann and would like to honor them as they ready to begin a new journey. Congratulations to Maricela O., Shecid O., Noah B. and Emma L.!
Social Justice Ministry
Thank you to so much to all those who joined us 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 are sending out a questionnaire in this week to those who signed up for the social justice ministry – you are also invited to fill it out if you are interested in participating in the social justice ministry or if you just would like to support the ministry at St. Ann. We will use the responses to start our discussion at the next meeting on September 26.
Here is a link to the questionnaire: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdd3MgHbBCmg_6mzR8ZcU9h1SPDEB3OT0_c5dEw8yvba8Bnug/viewform?usp=sf_link
Sign up link for September 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 August & September. Please be sure to check the date of the Mass you are signing up for so you sign up for the Mass you want to attend! We also ask that you sign up at least an hour before the Mass. If you are willing to be a reader at Mass, please write “reader” in the comments when you sign up. 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 email@example.com Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe!
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
September 13 – Joy M.
September 20 – Bob B.
September 27 – Kerry M.
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. Susan L. Estella L. Andy T.
Shonna B. & her father Dianne F’s mother and sister
Please remember our recently departed and pray for their grieving families and friends:
Paul B. Miguel R. Claudia K. Nancy R. Fr. Robert F.
Sunny B. would like to thank everyone for the kind notes and cards; she is happy to be back home. Please pray for her continued healing.
Salt & Light
Links to the Labor Day copy of the Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry newsletter Salt & Light, can be found on our website. https://stanncommunityblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/01/salt-light/
The Fig Tree
We usually keep copies of The Fig Tree in the entry of the church. In this time of Covid, we are sharing the online version. Here is the link to the September issue of The Fig Tree: https://www.thefigtree.org
September 1 to October 3 is the Season of Creation. It was proclaimed by the Eastern Orthodox church in 1989 and embraced by Pope Francis in 2015 and reiterated in his encyclical “Laudato Si”. Pope Francis has officially invited us to participate in this annual season of increased prayer and effort on behalf of our common home. St Francis was proclaimed the patron saint of ecology by St Pope John Paul II in 1979 because of the love Francis had for all creation. In the Canticle of the Creatures, he called each created thing, sister or brother: Brother Sun, Sister moon and the stars, Brother wind and the air Sister water, and finally our sister, Mother earth, which sustains and keeps us and brings forth diverse fruits and grass and flowers. Let us join the call of Saint and Pope to consciously care for our Sister, Mother earth in these days leading up to the feast of Francis of Assisi.
(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/
July Collections Totals:
July General Collection: $6520.30
July Neighborhood Collection: $890.27
July Building/Roof Fund Donations: $629.12
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)