St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 2nd Sunday of Easter – April 24, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, April 24, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

Easter Thank Yous!

Thank you so much to everyone who attended and participated in our Holy Week and Easter services!  A big thank you especially to Jolie for all her work to create such beautiful liturgies for both in person and on Zoom. Thanks also to all the time and effort put in by all our musicians and by Father Patrick and Craig to help us celebrate the end of Lent and the beginning of the Easter season.  Our community is truly blessed by these amazing people. And congratulations and welcome to the 7 children baptized during our Easter Masses.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Sonia and Michel on the birth of their baby girl this week! The St. Ann family welcomes this newest member with open arms.

From the St. Ann & St. Al Immigration Committee

Reflections from the Borderlands: 

A Power Point Presentation by Pat and Mary Jo Sweeney

Tuesday, May 10, 2022.  7:00-8:30 PM. 

Antonian Room at the St. Aloysius Parish Center

Pat and Mary Jo will share their stories and experiences of migrants and immigration from their March 14-19 trip to the Border.

Info/RSVP:  Rita Waldref, rwaldref@dioceseofspokane.org

Sponsored by the St. Ann/St. Aloysius Immigration Committee

Climate Action Corner

At the end of the first reading at the Easter vigil, which is the Creation Narrative from Genesis it states, “God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.” Let us take the time this Easter Week and contemplate creation.  Take a walk in the woods, look a buttercup in the eye, listen to the voice of a bird, get your hands in the dirt. Plant something you’ve never planted before! See it all as God sees…and take delight.

Earth Day Activities for those interested in Celebrating Earth Day and acting in response to the climate crisis.

Hope for Creation Conference, April 22-23 St John’s Cathedral, designed to share a vision of hope for Creation: spotlight local caretakers of land, water and air; and renew Spokane’s leadership on environmental care. Find info and registration here: https://www.whitworth.edu/hopeforcreation/

“A Vigil for the Healing of the Earth” Earth Day April 22, 2022, 4:30-5:30pm. At St John’s Cathedral South Patio. Listen to those affected by ecological devastation. Connect with others who are active in healing the Earth.

Spokane Earth Day Climate March, Friday, April 22nd, 2022, 1:45-4:00 pm Pavilion in Riverfront Park, join 350Spokane.org and others concerned about the climate crisis to demand urgent action in combating climate and preparing for the climate crisis. 

Find info here:  https://actionnetwork.org/events/spokane-climate-march/ 

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 has just begun discussing a new book – Wisdom Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault.  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.

Raise the Roof – Easter wine sales

You can support the Raise the Roof fundraiser by buying wines from the St. Ann wine shop.   Check out the wine offerings on the website:  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.)

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

April 30 – Parish Council meeting

May 10 – Reflections from the Borderlands presentation at St. Al’s – 7:00-8:30 PM

Franciscan Corner 

“Lord,…where there is doubt, let me sow faith. “Did Francis of Assisi ever have doubts about his faith? Yes, he did. He wandered the hillsides of Assisi trying to figure out if he was right not to continue his journey to the Crusades. In the caves of Assisi, he questioned whether he really did hear the voice of God from that cross. But doubt is an opportunity for deeper faith. Wrestling with God is an authentic relationship with God. From his doubt, Francis grew in deep faith and so he could pray “Where there is doubt, let me sow faith”. In times of doubt and in times of faith, let our prayer be the same as was Thomas, the same as was Francis: “My Lord and my God!” 

(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.
Connie C.Mike K.Elise 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.Charlotte K.

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.ly 

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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