St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 5th Sunday of Easter – May 15th, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, May 15, 2022 – 5th Sunday of Easter

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

St Ann Clean-Up Day – Saturday, May 21st

The St. Ann Maintenance Ministry is planning a work and clean-up day on Saturday, May 21, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Everyone is invited to help clean up in the church and the parish house.  This is a great way to get to know other parishioners.  There will be sign-up sheets at Mass – or you can just show up on Saturday May 21st  to help.   All are welcome!

New Parish Council Members

The Parish Council is beginning discernment for new members of the Council.  Being on the Parish Council is one of many ways 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, and in the emailed version of the virtual bulletin.

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/

Climate Action Corner

Did you know that in the U.S. since the early 1990’s heat is responsible for more weather-related deaths, in an average year, than any other weather hazard?  (https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/noaa-and-communities-to-map-heat-inequities-in-14-us-cities-and-counties )

That’s why it’s so exciting to know that Gonzaga Center for Climate, Society and the Environment has launched Spokane Beat the Heat, a multi-year program aiming to identify, assess and implement local strategies to mitigate the threat of urban heat. You can get involved as a citizen! Find out how by contacting the Gonzaga Center for Climate, Society & Environment: https://www.gonzaga.edu/center-for-climate-society-environment

Why is this important? Shockingly, Spokane had 20 heat-related deaths last summer! These are preventable deaths.

Thank you to members of the SJM Climate Action Committee for sharing this information about Climate Change with our community.

Franciscan Corner 

Francis was a man of the Gospel. He recreated Gospel events. Remember the Christmas crèche? Long before Francis, Jesus also wanted to create an event, he wanted to recreate a way that his disciples could love as he loved. And so he gave them a NEW commandment: “Love ONE ANOTHER as I have loved you”. No longer is it just “someone” out there, the anonymous person, it’s ONE ANOTHER—the person you rub shoulders with, the person across the dinner table from you, the person in the next office~ love them as Jesus loves you.  It’s not a suggestion, it’s a commandment!

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

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 12 & 13 – All Saints Catholic School Silent Auction

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 

Upcoming Community Events:

All Saints Catholic School Silent Auction – May 12 & 13

BBQ, BIDS, & BREWS is this week! At this year’s event all Silent Auction bidding will be done via mobile device. What does this mean? Not only in-person attendees, but ANYONE can bid remotely on any Silent Auction items to help support our parish school! Are you not able to attend, but would still like a chance to support All Saints through our Silent Auction? If so, visit https://events.readysetauction.com/allsaintsc…/auction2022 to register to bid remotely! Keep an eye out  this week for some amazing package previews on the All Saints Facebook page!

Bidding will open on Thursday, May 12th at 11:30 AM and close at 6:45 PM on May 13th.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast – Sunday May 15

The Kiwanis Club of East Spokane is having a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 15th from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Martin Luther King Jr Community Center. See the flyer below for details.

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 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.

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   

Prayer Requests

Please contact the parish office if you would like to add a name to the prayer list – or if you would like a name removed from the prayer list.

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/

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

March General Collection   $16,205.66

March Roof Fund     $6,724.75

March Building Fund         $82.64

March Neighborhood Collection       $939.67

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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