St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 6th Sunday of Easter – May 22, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, May 22, 2022 – 6th Sunday of Easter

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

Phone:  509 535-3031     Email:

St Ann Clean-Up Day

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 is an online sign up link below –  or you can just show up on Saturday May 21st  to help.   All are welcome!

Online sign up –

Coffee & Donuts

We know that many parishioners have been anxiously waiting for coffee and donuts – and the chance to visit with one another – to resume. The Pastoral Team has discussed this many times over the last two years and have decided to open the Hall back up starting in June. So, St. Ann will celebrate the start of coffee and donuts again on June 5th for Pentecost Sunday, and continue as long as it seems safe to do so.

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:

Climate Corner

As we all know, plastic pollution is a huge factor in the degradation of our rivers, the oceans, and our entire environment. Try this challenge: attempt to go plastic-free for one entire day!

  • go strawless at the fast-food restaurant
  • request a real cup for your coffee at your favorite coffee establishment
  • while grocery shopping try buying items in paper or glass, rather than plastic
  • for food-saving, try to refrain from baggies and plastic storage containers

Once you realize how very difficult this is, strategize how you might change future buying habits in order to mitigate plastic from your lives. Every little bit helps!

(Thank you to members of the SJM Climate Action Committee for these Climate Action tips.)

Franciscan Corner 

“The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you”. Francis of Assisi listened to Jesus. He received and listened to the Advocate, the Holy Spirit. Francis was taught by the Holy Spirit thru prayer who he was, what he was to do, how he was to interact with others, the rich and poor alike. It was thru the Advocate that Francis saw all creation as his sister or brother. Remember we too have received that Advocate, that same Holy Spirit. Do we listen to that Spirit that has been poured into our hearts? It is written on our hearts, in our very being. Do we listen, do we believe what we hear?

(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 for more info and Zoom links.)

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

May 21 – Parish Council Meeting 

May 21 – Parish Clean Up Day – 11AM – 4PM

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

May 30 – Office Closed for Memorial Day

June 4 – Funeral 10 AM

June 5 – Pentecost – Coffee & Donuts resumes

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

Upcoming Community Events:

Trinity Catholic School Fundraiser 

Want to help Trinity School and Save the Earth? Bring your worn out, used or new sneakers to St. Ann’s or Trinity School. Through a fundraising company Trinity School will receive cash for old sneakers. They will refurbish them for people in need or the non-usable ones get ground up to build playground equipment, etc. Amazing creativity! The flier below has more info.

Kiwanis Benefit at the Civic – June 8

Thel Kiwanis Club of East Spokane has 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:   

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. 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.Joan L.

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!

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

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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