St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 4th Sunday of Lent – March 14, 2021

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

4th Sunday of Lent – March 14, 2021

St. Ann Church – 2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

Phone: 509 535-3031 Email:

Together in Spirit – 2021 St Ann Parish Staff Report

The St. Ann Pastoral Team would like to tell you about what our new roles are, what we’ve been doing for the community of St. Ann this year – and what our plans are for the coming year. We hope you’ll take a few moments to watch this video. Thank you!

Raise the Roof – New Wines for March

There are four new wines available in the St. Ann wine shop for the month of March. Fyou can order wine at the online wine shop, and pay using paypal or pay in person when you pick up your order. See the flyer below for more information about these new wines. Here is the link to the St. Ann Wine Shop! Thank you for supporting St. Ann’s Raise the Roof fundraiser!

Lenten Reflections

The St. Ann Lay Preaching team will be giving reflections during our Zoom services during Lent. We will post copies of these reflections on our website each week. A few of the lay reflections will also be given at Mass, but when they are not we will provide printed copies to parishioners. Here is Andy’s reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Lent.

Readers for Palm Sunday & Holy Week

As we look ahead to Palm Sunday and Holy Week, we are looking for readers for all of these services. If you plan to attend any of the in person services in the church during Holy Week and are willing to be a reader – please contact the parish office to let us know!

Lenten Virtual Discussion Group – Tuesdays at 1:30 PM

Craig’s Lenten discussion group will be meeting on Tuesdays at 1:30 PM. The group will be using the Again & Again daily devotional for Lent, which is available to download on our website. (download link below) A few print copies are available and can be picked up at Mass or from the parish office.

An email with the Zoom link will be sent out to the group each week.

You can download the daily devotional the parish is using for Lent here:

Craig’s Corner – Reflections

Craig will continue writing a weekly reflection during Lent, which will be posted on our website and emailed to the parish email list each week. Here is a link to “Craig’s Corner” reflection post for this week.

Stations of the Cross for Lent

The Social Justice Ministry is planning Virtual Stations of the Cross services for Lent. The services will be on Zoom at 7:00 PM each Friday during Lent, starting on February 26. There will be a different social justice theme each week. The Zoom link will be emailed out to the parish email list. All are welcome!

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Friday, March 12 – Stations of the Cross at 7:00 PM on Zoom
  • Sunday, March 14 – Time change – Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • Sunday, March 14 – Zoom prayer service at 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, March 16 – Craig’s Lenten discussion group at 1:30 PM on Zoom
  • Friday, March 19 – Stations of the Cross at 7:00 PM on Zoom
  • Saturday, March 20 – Mass Time for Saturdays changes to 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 21 – Reconciliation service at 10:30, after the 9:00 AM Mass
  • Sunday, March 21 – Zoom Prayer service at 11:00 AM (Reconciliation theme)
  • Tuesday, March 23 – Craig’s Lenten discussion group at 1:30 PM on Zoom
  • Friday, March 26 – Stations of the Cross at 7:00 PM on Zoom
  • Saturday & Sunday – March 27 & 28 – Palm Sunday Masses

Zoom links for meetings and discussion groups will be emailed to the group only; Zoom links for prayer services are emailed to the parish email list.

Taize Prayer – Thursdays at 4:15

St. Ann parishioners are invited to join a Taize prayer service, held every Thursday on Zoom at 4:15 PM. If you are interested in joining this prayer service, contact Shonna at

Time Change!

On Sunday, March 14, we will make the switch to Daylight Savings Time. This means the following week, on Saturday, March 20, our Saturday Mass time will change to 4:00 PM, and will continue at this time for Spring and Summer. Please make a note of this on your calendars!

Reconciliation Service

There will be a Reconciliation service on Sunday, March 21st at 10:30 AM, after the 9:00 AM Mass. Sign up is available online for this service on the March sign up link. All are welcome. (Due to restrictions, Father Patrick is unable to hear individual confession.) For those unable to attend the in person service, there will be a reconciliation element to the Sunday Zoom Prayer service on the 21st.

Sign up Link for Saturday & Sunday Masses in March

Please use the link below to sign up to attend Saturday & Sunday Masses at St. Ann for the month of March. 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!


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

**Important ** Information about Mass during Covid

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 check you in and keep an accurate count. Hand sanitizer is also provided for use upon entry and before communion. If you need assistance signing up, please call or email the parish office.

Also – because we have a beautiful old church, we do not have a state of the art ventilation system. After consulting with experts, we have determined that in order to keep parishioners safe, we must keep the doors open during Mass for ventilation. When the weather is cold outside, it can get quite chilly in the church, so please dress appropriately if you chose to attend Mass. 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. The link for the Zoom prayer service is emailed out through the parish email list on Saturday.

During Lent, our theme will be Again & Again, and a daily devotional with the theme will be available to all parishioners. We will have Lay reflections during the Lenten Zoom services. These reflections will also be read at Mass and posted on our website so that our whole community can share in these reflections, together in spirit.

Readers & Reflectors for Zoom Prayer Services in Lent:

DateReader 1Reader 2Lay Reflection by…
3/14/21John B.Michelle M.Dianne F.
3/21/21Pierrette W.Sean H.Pat M.

Prayer Requests

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

Nancy J.Crystal M.Dianne F. & family
Erin L.Margaret B.Pat S.
Janet S.Sunny B.Susan L.
Estella L.Andy T.Darren S.
Roberta B.’s familyJake S.’s familyBob & Shonna B.’s family
Craig B.’s familyMichelle M.Georgie W.
Kerry M. & family

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

Paul B.Fr. Jim D.Miguel R.
Claudia K.Nancy R.Fr. Robert F.
J. Kenneth K.Ron P.Hal T.
Sr. Linda H’s nephewRoberta (Bobby) B.Kalvin
Betty B.Walter B.Judy M.

Franciscan Corner

Pope Francis said “My desire is that the seed that Saint Francis planted may grow in the hearts of many”.(Fratelli Tutti 48) What is that seed that Pope Francis is talking about? The ability to listen, to understand what is being said, to engage the message, to live into the message and to spread the message you hear. What message do you hear? Is it one of inclusion? Is it one of compassion? Is it one of love? This week, during moments of silence, moments of prayer, moments when the stillness brings a message, let you heart listen to what is being said, listen to what you feel, and let the seed that is planted there grow in your heart.

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

Office Hours

The Pastoral Team is primarily working from home at this time, but are checking messages and emails remotely, and will work limited office hours.

CRAIG & ERIN are working from home, due to health concerns. Craig can be reached at and Erin can be reached at

ELIZABETH is usually in the office:

Monday 12 Noon – 3:00 PM

Wednesday 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

and works from home Monday – Thursday. If you need to come in to the office, call first, or email Elizabeth at

JOLIE, our Director of Religious Education, can be contacted at (or by text) if you have any questions about liturgies or the Youth & Family Ministries Program.

DIANNE, our Director of Grounds and Maintenance, can be contacted at

FATHER PATRICK is available by appointment. He can be contacted by email at Please contact the parish office if you would like to schedule an appointment, to ensure it is on his calendar.

Please note that during Mass is not always the best time to contact the staff about parish office issues. If you have more than a quick question, please schedule another time to talk with someone on the pastoral team so that we can give you our full attention. Thank you!

Mass Times

Saturday Mass is at 3:00 PM, until March 20 when it changes to 4:00 PM

Sunday Mass is at 9:00 AM

Please sign up to attend Mass online, using the link on the homepage of our website.

Due to restrictions, Father Patrick is unable to hear Confession at this time.

Zoom Prayer Service is at 11:00 AM on Sunday

(Link is sent out to our parish email list on Saturday.)

Online Giving Now Available With

You can donate using the direct link here:

The direct link can also be easily found on our website on the Contact and Giving page.

January Collection Totals:

January General Collection: $16,870.97

January Neighborhood Collection; $1,999.83

January Building/Roof Fund Donations: $5,239.36

Parish Registration & Communication

If you would like to register as a parishioner of St. Ann, or would like to be added to our parish email list, please contact Elizabeth in the parish office.

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 (see link above)

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