St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 4th Sunday of Easter – May 8, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, May 8, 2022 – 4th Sunday of Easter

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

New Parish Council Members 

The Parish Council is beginning discernment for new members of the Council.  Being on the Parish Council is a good way to get involved in the Parish.  If you are interested in being considered for this position, or would like to suggest someone you think might be interested, please let a current Parish Council member know, or contact the Parish office.

Current members are  Barb B, Shonna B, Kelleen E, Andy L, Susan L, Crystal M, Gary M, Tresa S, Hannah V-H, and Pierrette W.   Full names of the current members are listed on the front of the paper bulletin. 

Climate Action Corner

The St. Ann Social Justice Ministry’s Climate Action Committee is looking for new members; it is not necessary to attend SJM meetings to join the Climate Action Committee.  If you are interested in joining the Climate Action Committee, email the parish office so we can put you in touch with committee members.  

The Climate Action Committee would also  like to know what you know about Laudato Si, and what you  think about Climate Change.   Please take a few moments to fill out the Climate Action Committee survey on Climate Change.   Thank you.

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

Raise the Roof –  Wine Sales

Thank you to all who took part in our Easter Wine sale!  You can continue to 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 Community Events:

RiverKeeper Art Walk Fundraiser – May 6

Join 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! 

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, rwaldref@dioceseofspokane.org

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

Kiwanis Benefit at the Civic – June 8

Thel 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 theSpokane 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.

Online Auction to Benefit St. Francis of Assisi Parish

There will be an online auction to benefit St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Spokane, the only remaining Franciscan parish in the Pacific Northwest. It begins May 27 and ends at noon on June 5.

There is a large array of items; something for everyone! Support St. Francis of Assisi parish with a bid or a donation.  You can browse the auction items without registering, but in order to bid, you must register, which only takes a minute. Here is the link to the auction, which will be live beginning May 27:   www.32auctions.com/StFrancis   

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.)

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 21 – Parish Council Meeting 

May 27-June 5 – Online Auction for St. Francis of Assisi parish 

May 30 – Office Closed for Memorial Day

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

Franciscan Corner 

Francis listened a lot. He heard God’s voice from the cross, when he prayed in the caves around Assisi, and he heard it thru the conversations with the Pope. He knew what it sounded like. Just as sheep know the voice of their shepherd. They know and follow. Do we know what the Good shepherd’s voice sounds like?  Do we hear it when crosses come our way? In our daily prayer, in the voice of others?  Do we trust and follow the good shepherd?

(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.
Jim & Peg T. Joan M. Joan & Rich L.

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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