St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 3rd Sunday of Easter – May 1, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, May 1, 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

Phone:  509 535-3031     Email:

Swahili Mass – May 1

St. Ann celebrates Mass in Swahili on the first Sunday of each month at 11:00 AM.  All are welcome to join us on Sunday, May 1st for this joyful and prayerful celebration of Mass.

Climate Action Corner

The Climate Action Committee in honor of Earth Day opened the Social Justice Ministry April meeting with thanksgiving prayers from “Braiding Sweetgrass” and showed the 10 minute YouTube video: Native Wisdom. Every day is an opportunity to praise God for the gifts of the earth we share with all created beings! Spokane’s two-day Hope for Creation conference was an amazing event.

Here is a link to the video Native Wisdom:

The Climate Action Committee would also know what you think about Climate Change. Please take a few moments to fill out their survey at the link below.   Thank you.

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 – 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:   

Upcoming Community Events:

Riverkeeper Art Walk Fundraiser – May 6

Join Spokane Riverkeeper at the Community Building on May 6 for the First Friday Art Walk 5PM – 8PM.  Support this group and celebrate the Spokane River with food and artwork by LR Montgomery.  Stop and say hi to parishioner Bob B while you’re there! 

First Friday Art Walk – May 6 th – 5 pm to 8 pm

From the St. Ann & St. Aloysius 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,

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

Pat & Mary Jo at the border

Kiwanis Benefit at the Civic – June 8

The Kiwanis Club of East Spokane have always been very supportive of the St. Ann neighborhood.  If you would like to support this group, there is a benefit performance – the first in over two years – of Murder on the Orient Express at the Spokane Civic Theater. The entrance fee includes complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres before the performance and Just American desserts at intermission!  Call Anne at 509-939-7766 for tickets.

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.)

April 30 – Parish Council meeting

May 1st – Swahili Mass at 11:00 AM

May 6th – 1st Friday Art Walk – Riverkeeper fundraiser at Community bldg 5-8 pm

May 7 & 8 – 2nd Collection to help those in the neighborhood & parish

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

May 18 – Social Justice Ministry meeting – 6:30 PM on Zoom

May 30 – Office Closed for Memorial Day

June 8 – Benefit Performance at the Civic for Kiwanis of East Spokane 

Franciscan Corner 

Francis changed a lot in the course of his life: a young happy-go-lucky leader, a soldier, a prisoner of war, a lost veteran, a man possessed by God, the founder of a religious order, a beloved Saint.  Those who knew him had to adjust their way of relating to him. Jesus rose from the dead. The apostles had to adjust the way they related to him, big time! He showed up anytime, anywhere. He still does. Do we recognize him?  Do we jump out of our ‘boats’ to rush to him? Be alert, He IS here.

(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 N.Ellie H.

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!

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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