St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 5th Sunday of Lent – April 3, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, April 3, 2022 –  5th Sunday of Lent

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

Phone:  509 535-3031     Email:

Readers Needed for Palm Sunday & Holy Week

We are in need of volunteers to read at the Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday services, both in person and on Zoom.  If you are interested in being a reader at any of these services, please contact Jolie at

Holy Week schedule:

Holy Thursday 7:00 PM (in person and on Zoom)

Good Friday 7:00 PM (in person and on Zoom)

Holy Saturday 8:00 PM Easter Vigil  in the church

Easter Sunday 9:00 AM (in person and livestream on Zoom)

Stations of the Cross – Fridays at 7:00 PM

The Social Justice Ministry will be hosting Stations of the Cross services on Zoom each Friday during Lent at 7:00 PM.   Like last year, we will be using social justice themed scripts for these services.  All are welcome! 

Swahili Mass – April 3

St. Ann celebrates Mass in Swahili on the first Sunday of each month, at 11:00 AM.  Our next Swahili Mass is this Sunday, April 3rd.  All are welcome! 

Swahili Mass at St. Ann – March 6, 2022

Climate Action Corner

The Social Justice Ministry Climate Action committee has put together a questionnaire about climate issues and would love to hear from you.  Please take a few moments to fill out this survey.

Thank you from the St. Ann Climate Action Committee members.

Social Justice Ministry

The Social Justice Ministry has several subcommittees that are looking for new members!  If you are interested in social justice education (educating the parish on social justice issues and working on seasonal social justice themes), neighborhood outreach (reaching out to support east central neighborhood organizations), or climate action (looking into climate issues in our parish and the broader community), you are invited to join one of these subcommittees.  Even if you are unable to attend the monthly Social Justice Ministry meetings, you are welcome and encouraged to participate.  Email and we will connect you with the leaders of these groups.  All parishioners are welcome! 

St. Ann Synod Report

Thank you to all who participated in the synod through voiced and written responses and prayer.  Thanks especially to Pierrette, Barb, Susan and Mark for all the work they put in organizing and running the listening sessions!  Here is a link to the report written by the committee, followed by a list of the responses.

How to Help Ukraine

If you are looking for a way to help Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees, you can donate by going to the Catholic Charities website, then go to “donate” where there is an option just for Ukrainian relief.   Checks can be sent to Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 2253, Spokane WA  99210, with Ukraine noted in the memo line.  Almost 100% of donations will be forwarded to Catholic Relief Services, with a small amount retained in the event of local needs for refugees and displaced Ukrainians who may come to our part of the U.S.  Or contributions can be directed to Catholic Relief Services at their website: 

Here is an informative video about how CRS is helping Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees: 

Craig’s Corner

Here is Craig’s reflection for the beginning of Lent:

Craig’s Discussion Group

Craig’s Discussion group is finishing up discussion about the book “The Meaning of Mary Magdalene” and will be moving on to something new soon. The group meets on Mondays at 2:30 PM on Zoom.  Please email the parish office if you are interested in joining the discussion group.

Daily Devotional for Lent – Full to the Brim

For the season of Lent this year, St. Ann is again using the Sanctified Arts program in our liturgies. This program includes a Lenten Devotional booklet that the parish can use together.  There is a download link for the virtual version, or you can email the office to request a printed copy.  Here is the link to download a copy:

Lenten Project 

For St. Ann’s Lenten project this year, our community is collecting donations for an Afghan family in Spokane. Thank you so much to all those who picked up tags and returned donations already!  There are still a few tags left in the basket that you can pick up at Mass. Or call or email the office and ask for a tag to be held aside for you.

Raise the Roof – Wine Sale

You can support the Raise the Roof fundraiser by buying wines from the St. Ann wine shop.  There are still some wines left from the February sales in the online wine shop – and more wines coming soon.   

Upcoming Important Dates & Parish Events 

Sundays at 7:00 PM – St. Ann Zoom prayer services

Mondays at 2:30 PM – Craig’s Discussion Group meets on Zoom

Thursdays at 4:15 PM – Taize Prayer Service (Contact Shonna at for more info and Zoom links.)

Fridays at 7:00 PM during Lent – Stations of the Cross service on Zoom

April 3 – Swahili Mass at 11:00 AM

April 10 – Palm Sunday (Services on Saturday at 4:00 PM and Sunday at 9:00 AM)

April 14 – Holy Thursday – 7:00 PM – services in the church and on Zoom

April 15 – Good Friday – 7:00 PM – services in the church and on Zoom

April 16 –  Easter Vigil – 8:00 PM

April 17 – Easter Sunday – 9:00 AM (in church and livestream on Zoom)

Franciscan Corner 

We start April as we always do—with April Fools ’ Day.  Did you know that Francis of Assisi acted like a fool 800 years ago? They used to call him “pazzo”, Italian for crazy. He did odd things!  Like preaching to the birds because people wouldn’t listen to him, or scolding the birds if they weren’t paying attention. Francis knew the Christian way was not the “way we always did it”.  He knew that at times, we allow the world to tell us who we ought to be. He knew the way of Christ is countercultural.  So, let’s not let the world tell us who were ought to be. Let’s accept “the loss of all things that we may gain Christ and be found in him”. Let’s be fools for Christ not just on April 1, but every day.

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

Prayer Requests

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

Nancy J.Crystal M.Dianne F. & familyJanet S.
Sunny B.Susan L.Estella L.Andy T.
Daren S.Roberta B’s familyJake S. & familyBob & Shonna B & family
Craig B. & familyGeorgie W.Kerry M’s familyFr. Tom C.
Izzi H.James H.Christian W.Michel, Sonia & family
Theresa W-BEva D.Michelle M’s familySean H’s sister
Pat F.Connie Z.Erin B-LBrandon B.

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) BreachKalvin
Betty B.Walter B. JrJudy M.Jean-Marie S.
Lori H.Patricia S.Josefina H.Fr. Francis
Dr. Steve M.

Mass Times, Staff Contact Info, & Office Hours

Information about Mass Times, Staff contact info, and office hours can be found on the home page of our parish website!

Message from the Pastoral Team About Relaxing of the Mask Mandate

According to the Washington State Department of Health, as of Saturday, March 12th, 2022, masking will be optional in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Although this is a relaxation in mask protocols, if you or your family members feel more comfortable wearing a mask, you are certainly welcome to continue doing so. As a welcoming and accepting community, we must remain respectful of others’ feelings and not judge others’ personal decisions. Father Patrick, members of the Pastoral Team who assist him at Mass, and ministers on the altar will continue to wear masks and follow Covid safety protocols during Mass. The Pastoral Team asks that you prayerfully consider your comfort level, as well as the safety of the vulnerable in our community, when you make a decision for yourself and your family members. We ask for your patience and understanding as the Pastoral Team continues to monitor and carefully consider decisions about any changes to our Covid safety protocols.

Online Giving  With 

You can donate using the direct link here – St. Ann page: 

There is also a GIVE button on our website on the Contact and Giving page.

Or if you would rather mail in a donation, our address is at the top of the bulletin.

Monthly Collection Reports

January General Collection                $ 20,071.61

January Roof Fund                                       $4,864.70

January Building Fund                          $1,122.84

January Neighborhood Collection             $1,871.67

February General Collection                  $8,377.61

February Roof Fund                              $634.81

February Building Fund                          $97.03

February Neighborhood Collection                 $725.67

St. Ann Mission Statement

The Mission of Saint Ann Catholic Church is to live the Good News of Jesus Christ. To create a family/community of faith that lives with integrity and justice. To care for those who are vulnerable, and to treat one another and all those we encounter with dignity and respect  

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