St Ann Virtual Bulletin – 5th Sunday of Lent – March 21, 2021

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

5th Sunday of Lent – March 21, 2021

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

Phone: 509 535-3031 Email:

Saturday Mass Time Change to 4:00 PM

Since we switched to Daylight Savings Time last weekend, this also means that on Saturday, March 20, our Saturday Mass time will change to 4:00 PM. We will continue at this time until the time change in the Fall.

Lenten Reflections

The St. Ann Lay Preaching team are 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 Dianne’s reflection for the 4th Sunday of Lent.

Palm Sunday & Holy Week Services

Plans for our Holy Week services are being finalized and the sign up link will be available soon! Thank you to all the parishioners who have volunteered to be readers at these services on Zoom and in the church.

Virtual Discussion Group – Tuesdays at 1:30 PM

Craig’s Lenten discussion group will continue meeting through the Easter Season, on Tuesdays at 1:30 PM. The group will be using the Again & Again daily devotional for Lent; the group will be using new materials for the Easter Season. An email with the Zoom link will be sent out to the group each week. Contact the parish office if you have any questions.

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.

Virtual Stations of the Cross – Fridays during Lent

The Social Justice Ministry is leading Virtual Stations of the Cross services for Lent. The services are held on Zoom at 7:00 PM each Friday during Lent. These services have been very prayerful so far. There are two services remaining if you would like to join us. Zoom link will be emailed out to the parish email list. All are welcome!

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Friday, March 19 – Litany of St. Joseph with Bishop Daly – 12:00 PM @
  • 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.

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.

Oscar Romero Discussion with St. Aloysius – March 24 at 11:00 AM

Members of St. Ann parish are invited to join St.Aloysius for a Zoom event hosted by St Aloysius to celebrate St. Oscar Romero on the 41st anniversary of his death. The Zoom gathering will be on Wednesday, March 24, from 11:00 AM – 12 noon. To participate, please email Rita at before Monday, March 22nd to get the video and Zoom links. You may watch one or both of two videos that will be discussed at the Zoom gathering. More info about this event is on the flyer below!

Taize Prayer Service – 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

Raise the Roof – New Wines for March

There are four new wines available in the St. Ann wine shop for the month of March. Y­ou 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!

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 choose 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 for Zoom Services for Lent

3-21-21 — Pierrette W. — Sean H. — Reflection by…. Pat M.

Reader Schedules for Holy Week- Coming Soon!

Prayer Requests

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

Nancy J.Crystal M.Dianne F. & Family
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

Perseverance and Ingenuity. Qualities we may all strive for. We need to preserve in our spiritual life. That’s why we “practice” our faith. Sometimes it may take ingenuity to practice our faith—this past year has certainly taught us that. Who would have thought we would be attending Sunday liturgy using Youtube? Well, you may know that “Perseverance” and “ Ingenuity” are the rover and the helicopter that the U.S. sent to Mars last month. Francis of Assisi gazed upon the stars and upon the planets. Pope Francis said “How wonderful would it be, even as we discover faraway planets, to rediscover the needs of the brothers and sisters who orbit around us.”(Fratelli Tutti 31) Francis of Assisi lived this many years ago. He called everyone and everything “brother” and “sister” and treated them as such. This week can we rediscover the needs of our brothers and sisters who orbit around us?

(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 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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