St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin
26th Sunday of Ordinary Time – September 27, 2020
St. Ann Church – 2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202
Phone: 509 535-3031 Email: email@example.com
St. Ann Youth Ministry News!
It’s a new year and a new format!
Due to Covid restrictions, at this time we are unable to hold our youth ministry programs for children and teens during Mass. If families come to Mass, we will have special sheets and crayons at the door for children.
We will also have packets for Family Ministry beginning in October. Inside each week you will find a variety of things that are based on the Sunday Gospel reading for your family to participate in as you “break open” the scriptures.
Annual Catholic Appeal 2020 – One Body in Christ
As Father Patrick announced at Mass and at the Zoom prayer service this past weekend – it’s time for the Annual Catholic Appeal. Envelopes are available at Mass or in the parish office. There is also an online giving page on the diocesan website: https://www.dioceseofspokane.org/give
Please remember to note that your donation is from St. Ann so that your gift goes towards our goal. Thank you!
How Long Have You Been at St. Ann? – Deadline for Responses September 28th
The staff is working on a special project and we are interested in knowing how long parishioners have been a part of the St. Ann community. Thank you to all those who have responded – it has been fun to read your stories. The deadline for this project is September 28th Please call or email the parish office to let us know when you & your family joined the parish – and, if you’d like to tell us, why!
Social Justice Ministry Meeting – Saturday, September 26 at 10 AM on Zoom
The Social Justice Ministry will be meeting on September 26th at 10:00 AM on Zoom. If you haven’t already signed up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the mailing list for the Zoom link. A questionnaire was sent out to all who signed up for the social justice ministry – we will use the responses to start our discussion at the next meeting on September 26. If you haven’t filled out the questionnaire yet, please take time to do so. You are also invited to fill it out if you are unable to attend the meeting but are interested in participating in the social justice ministry at some point, or if you just would like to support the ministry at St. Ann. Thank you!
Here is a link to the questionnaire: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdd3MgHbBCmg_6mzR8ZcU9h1SPDEB3OT0_c5dEw8yvba8Bnug/viewform?usp=sf_link
NEW – Important News About Saturday and Sunday Masses & Sign Up Links
This past Sunday, Mass was at capacity – and we were very close to having to turn people away. It is more important than ever to sign up online ahead of time to be sure there is room for you at Mass, as those who register ahead of time will take priority. Saturday Mass continues to be sparsely attended, however, so please consider signing up for Saturday Mass if you are able – especially in October when we will be celebrating some sacraments postponed since Easter during some Sunday Masses.
Please use the links below to sign up to attend Saturday & Sunday Masses at St. Ann for September & October. Please be sure to check the date of the Mass you are signing up for so you sign up for the Mass you want to attend! We also ask that you sign up at least an hour before the Mass. If you are willing to be a reader at Mass, please write “reader” in the comments when you sign up. Thank you!
These links are also available on the home page of the parish website!
Reminder: We require everyone – including children over 2 – to wear a mask during Mass, and maintain social distancing. (One household per pew!) We ask that parishioners enter by the front doors only so that staff can check you in and keep an accurate count. Hand sanitizer is also provided for use upon entry and before communion. If you need assistance signing up, please call the parish office (535-3031) or email email@example.com Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe!
Prayer Service on Zoom – Sunday at 11:00 AM
We will continue to offer the Prayer service on Zoom for those members of our community who are unable to attend Mass, so that we can continue to gather together in prayer. Throughout Ordinary Time, we will be using the Lectio Divina format for our prayer service, which allows for meditation, listening and sharing. The link is emailed out through the parish email list on Saturday. All are welcome – please join us!
Readers List for Prayer Services on Zoom
September 27 – Kerry M.
October 4 – Pierrette W.
October 11 – Jean L.
October 18 – Andy L.
Please pray for these community members in need of our support or healing:
Nancy J. Crystal M. Dianne F. Erin L. Margaret B. Pat S.
Janet S. Sunny B. Susan L. Estella L. Andy T.
Shonna B. & her family Dianne F’s mother and sister Craig’s sister and family
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. (Shonna B’s father)
Brother sun, Sister moon and the stars…. Francis begins his Canticle of the Creatures poem. The International Space Station flies over Spokane several times a day and night. NASA and Space X have been launching rockets almost daily. The skies above are filled with man-made satellites. St Francis could never have imagined launching rockets into the skies of God’s heaven. He looked at the heavens, gazed upon the moon and the stars, and danced with his God in the sunlight in the Assisi hills. His heart heard the sound of God’s voice, not in the blast of a Delta 4 or Saturn 5, but in the whisper of a flower being blown in the gentlest breeze and in the dark sky filled with twinkling lights. Where do you hear God’s voice? Where do you feel God’s embrace as summer yields its harvest and seasons change and God’s earth needs tending?
(Thank you to Sr. Joanne for sharing these Franciscan reflections with us.)
Online Giving Now Available With Tithe.ly
You can donate using the direct link here: https://tithe.ly/give?c=2044739
The direct link can also be easily found on our website on the Contact and Giving page. https://stanncommunityblog.wordpress.com/contact/
July Collections Totals:
July General Collection: $6520.30
July Neighborhood Collection: $890.27
July Building/Roof Fund Donations: $629.12
Thank You For Your Support!
Thank you for your generous support! If you would like to send in a donation, our mailing address is: 2116 E 1st Ave Spokane WA 99202
Or you can donate online with Tithe.ly (see link above)