St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – Palm Sunday – April 10, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, April 10, 2022 – Palm Sunday

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

Phone:  509 535-3031     Email:  info@stannsspokane.org

Palm Sunday Masses

Palm Sunday is this weekend!  The Palm Sunday service at the 4:00 PM Saturday Mass will begin in the church.  The Palm Sunday service at the 9:00 AM Sunday Mass will begin in the Parish Hall, followed by a  procession into the church.  There will also be a Palm Sunday Zoom prayer service at 7:00 PM. 

Holy Week schedule

Holy Thursday 7:00 PM – at St. Ann

Holy Thursday Zoom – 7:00 PM (will need a bowl of water and a towel for the hand washing ceremony during the service)

Good Friday 7:00 PM – at St. Ann  (bring a cross from home to venerate during veneration of the cross portion of the service.)

Good Friday Zoom – 7:00 PM (will need  a cross to venerate during the service)

Holy Saturday 8:00 PM Easter Vigil at St. Ann (Mass will begin in the courtyard with the lighting of the fire, weather permitting.)

Easter Sunday 9:00 AM – at St. Ann

Easter Sunday – 9:00 AM  livestream on Zoom

Easter Sunday – 11:00 AM Swahili Mass – at St. Ann

No Sunday evening Zoom service on Easter Sunday.

Stations of the Cross – Fridays at 7:00 PM

The Social Justice Ministry will be hosting the final Stations of the Cross service on Zoom on Friday April 8, at 7:00 PM.  Like last year, we will be using social justice themed scripts for these services.  The services so far have been very powerful, and we encourage you to attend. All are welcome! 

Craig’s Discussion Group

If you are interested in joining Craig’s Discussion group, now would be a great time to do so.  The group is going to start discussing a new book – “Wisdom Jesus” by Cynthia Bourgeault – this coming week.  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.

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. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfw-as0gqxORwdiGO6NyM3ob61Nj7alHk_xzlMhKuaXXkns-g/viewform?usp=sf_link

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 communityofstann@gmail.com and we will connect you with the leaders of these groups.  All parishioners are welcome! 

Lenten Project 

Thank you so much to all those who have already picked up tags and returned donations for our Lenten collection of household items and clothing for an Afghan refugee family in Spokane! The first batch of donations was delivered to the family last week and they were very thankful!  If you still have a donation to bring,  it is not too late, we are still collecting items.  Please remember to attach your tag to the item.  Also, there are still a few tags left in the basket that you can pick up at Mass, or call the office to ask for a tag to be held aside for you.  Thanks again for your generosity!

Help For Ukraine

If you are looking for a way to help Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees, you can donate by going to the Catholic Charities website, www.cceasternwa.org  – 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:  www.crs.org. 

Here is an informative video about how CRS is helping Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UA5jz8EhPw 

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.  https://www.rimacrafts.com/   

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 Bartletts@gonzaga.edu for more info and Zoom links.)

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

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)

April 18 – Easter Monday – Parish Office closed

April 20 – Social Justice Ministry meeting – on Zoom at 6:30 PM

April 30 – Parish Council meeting

Franciscan Corner 

Francis was counter-cultural. The townspeople of Assisi were moving up the ladder, from the peasant class to craftsmen. Francis was disowned by his father because he wanted no part of lording it over others, he was moving down the ladder. He stripped himself in the town square and gave everything back to his father. The Bishop reached out and clothed him. But, he followed a man who was stripped of his garments: Jesus of Nazareth. Today, who are those being stripped of their clothing, of their dignity? Who are those who step forward and clothe those in need? Of shoes and shirts and dresses and trousers, and a sense of dignity? Whose footsteps do we walk in? 

(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! https://stanncommunityblog.wordpress.com/

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 Tithe.l

You can donate using the direct link here – St. Ann tithe.ly page:  https://tithe.ly/give?c=2044739 

There is also a GIVE button on our website on the Contact and Giving page. https://stanncommunityblog.wordpress.com/contact/

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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