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St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time – September 27, 2020

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: info@stannsspokane.org

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 communityofstann@gmail.com 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!

September: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F45ABAA22A5FF2-stann3

October: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F45ABAA22A5FF2-stann4

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 info@stannsspokane.org 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.

Prayer Requests

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)

Franciscan Corner

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)

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time – September 20, 2020

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

25h Sunday of Ordinary Time – September 20, 2020

St. Ann Church – 2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

How Long Have You Been at St. Ann?

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, how or why!

Social Justice Ministry Meeting – September 26

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 communityofstann@gmail.com 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

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!

Sign up link for September & October Masses at St. Ann

As our attendance numbers are increasing, especially on Sunday, it is more important to sign up online ahead of time. Please use the link below to sign up to attend Mass at St. Ann for August & September. 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!

September: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F45ABAA22A5FF2-stann3

October: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F45ABAA22A5FF2-stann4

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 info@stannsspokane.org 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 20 – Bob B.

September 27 – Kerry M.

October 4 – Pierrette W.

October 11 – Jean L.

Prayer Requests

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. Miguel R. Claudia K. Nancy R. Fr. Robert F.

J. Kenneth K. (Shonna B’s father)

Thank you!

Sunny B. would like to thank everyone for the kind notes and cards; she is happy to be back home. Please pray for her continued healing.

Salt & Light

Links to the Labor Day copy of the Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry newsletter Salt & Light, can be found on our website. https://stanncommunityblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/01/salt-light/

The Fig Tree

We usually keep copies of The Fig Tree in the entry of the church. In this time of Covid, we are sharing the online version. Here is the link to the September issue of The Fig Tree: https://www.thefigtree.org

Franciscan Corner

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace”. Who has not heard of this prayer of St Francis? We sing it often at liturgy. Pope Francis says “all of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience involvements and talents.” (Laudato Si 14) Perhaps this would be a good time to reflect upon how each of us is an instrument of God in caring for creation. What are you able to do for our planet, for our little part of the world?

(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)

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin – September 13, 2020

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time – September 13, 2020

St. Ann Church – 2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

How Long Have You Been at St. Ann?

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!

Congrats to St. Ann 2020 Grads!

We have several 2020 high school graduates at St. Ann and would like to honor them as they ready to begin a new journey. Congratulations to Maricela O., Shecid O., Noah B. and Emma L.!

Congrats to the St. Ann 2020 Grads!

Social Justice Ministry

Thank you to so much to all those who joined us for the first social justice ministry meeting. It was exciting to see so many faces and get to know you. If you were unable to join us for the first meeting, but are interested in the social justice ministry, please contact the parish office. We are sending out a questionnaire in this week to those who signed up for the social justice ministry – you are also invited to fill it out if you are interested in participating in the social justice ministry or if you just would like to support the ministry at St. Ann. We will use the responses to start our discussion at the next meeting on September 26.

Here is a link to the questionnaire: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdd3MgHbBCmg_6mzR8ZcU9h1SPDEB3OT0_c5dEw8yvba8Bnug/viewform?usp=sf_link

Sign up link for September Masses at St. Ann

As our attendance numbers are increasing, especially on Sunday, it is more important to sign up online ahead of time. Please use the link below to sign up to attend Mass at St. Ann for August & September. 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!

September: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F45ABAA22A5FF2-stann3

This link is 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 keep an accurate count. Hand sanitizer is also provided by each door for use upon entry and before communion. If you need assistance signing up, please call the parish office (535-3031) or email info@stannsspokane.org 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 13 – Joy M.

September 20 – Bob B.

September 27 – Kerry M.

Prayer Requests

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 father Dianne F’s mother and sister

Please remember our recently departed and pray for their grieving families and friends:

Paul B. Miguel R. Claudia K. Nancy R. Fr. Robert F.

Thank you!

Sunny B. would like to thank everyone for the kind notes and cards; she is happy to be back home. Please pray for her continued healing.

Salt & Light

Links to the Labor Day copy of the Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry newsletter Salt & Light, can be found on our website. https://stanncommunityblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/01/salt-light/

The Fig Tree

We usually keep copies of The Fig Tree in the entry of the church. In this time of Covid, we are sharing the online version. Here is the link to the September issue of The Fig Tree: https://www.thefigtree.org

Franciscan Corner

September 1 to October 3 is the Season of Creation. It was proclaimed by the Eastern Orthodox church in 1989 and embraced by Pope Francis in 2015 and reiterated in his encyclical “Laudato Si”. Pope Francis has officially invited us to participate in this annual season of increased prayer and effort on behalf of our common home. St Francis was proclaimed the patron saint of ecology by St Pope John Paul II in 1979 because of the love Francis had for all creation. In the Canticle of the Creatures, he called each created thing, sister or brother: Brother Sun, Sister moon and the stars, Brother wind and the air Sister water, and finally our sister, Mother earth, which sustains and keeps us and brings forth diverse fruits and grass and flowers. Let us join the call of Saint and Pope to consciously care for our Sister, Mother earth in these days leading up to the feast of Francis of Assisi.

(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)

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Sept. 6, 2020

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – September 6, 2020

St. Ann Church – 2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

How Long Have You Been at St. Ann?

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!

Congrats to St. Ann 2020 Grads!

We have several 2020 high school graduates at St. Ann and would like to honor them as they ready to begin a new journey. Congratulations to Maricela O., Shecid O., Noah B. and Emma L.!!

Congrats to St. Ann’s 2020 Graduates!

Social Justice Ministry

Thank you to so much to all those who joined us for the first social justice ministry meeting. It was exciting to see so many faces and get to know you. If you were unable to join us for the first meeting, but are interested in the social justice ministry, please contact the parish office. We are sending out a questionnaire in this week to those who signed up for the social justice ministry – you are also invited to fill it out if you are interested in participating in the social justice ministry or if you just would like to support the ministry at St. Ann. We will use the responses to start our discussion at the next meeting on September 26.

Here is a link to the questionnaire: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdd3MgHbBCmg_6mzR8ZcU9h1SPDEB3OT0_c5dEw8yvba8Bnug/viewform?usp=sf_link

Sign up link for September Masses at St. Ann

As our attendance numbers are increasing, especially on Sunday, it is more important to sign up online ahead of time. Please use the links below to sign up to attend Mass at St. Ann for August & September. Please be sure to check the date of the Mass you are signing up for so you sign up for the one you want to attend! We also ask that you sign up at least an hour before the Mass. Thank you!

September: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F45ABAA22A5FF2-stann3

This link is 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 keep an accurate count. Hand sanitizer is also provided by each door for use upon entry and before communion. If you need assistance signing up, please call the parish office (535-3031) or email info@stannsspokane.org 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 6 – Val C.

Readers are still needed for September! Contact Jolie or Elizabeth if you are interested in being a reader.

Prayer Requests

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.

Please remember our recently departed and pray for their grieving families and friends:

Paul B. Miguel R. Claudia K. Nancy R.

Report from the St. Ann Finance Committee

Dear Parish,

Report on 2019-2020 fiscal year completed June 30:

We brought in $6105 less than we spent during the 2019/2020 fiscal year. We budgeted an $11,500 deficit, so we did better than we expected. However, this is still not ideal. 

When revenues do not meet expenses, we transfer money from fundraising events, such as the annual Wine Tasting, which we prefer to use for large projects, such as building maintenance projects or the Roof Fund.

Highlights of revenue: $4208 positive to budget

  • Weekly collections at $119,500 exceeded budget by $7000. Since the onset of the pandemic, giving has increased, not decreased.
  • Shared space income (Rompa Center and the parish house) was $1904 less than budgeted
  • “Other Donations” were $1000 less than budgeted

Highlights of expenses: $1596 positive to budget

  • Payroll and other compensation was $1850 more than budgeted
  • Community activities were $3000 less than expected (retreat did not take place) 
  • Office costs were $2000 less than expected
  • Diocesan assessment was $3400 more than expected (when we do not meet previous Annual Appeal goals, we must pay the difference)

Other highlights:

  • Roof fund: $20,475
  • Funds available from wine tasting and other events: $20,000
  • Sev Westbrook estate fund: $14,000
  • 2019 Annual Appeal goal was met in full

We have begun preparing a budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year for approval by the Parish Council.

We thank you for your ongoing generosity and pray that you are doing well in these trying times.

– St. Ann Finance Committee

Salt & Light

Links to the Labor Day copy of the Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry newsletter Salt & Light, can be found on our website. https://stanncommunityblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/01/salt-light/

Franciscan Corner

September brings the harvest. Plantings are ripe and gardens are overflowing: zucchini, peaches, grapes… Nourished with spring rains and summer sprinkler, some planting have produced more than others. Some even withered and died in those hot days of summer. Jesus used the fall harvest in his parable about the vine and the grapes. We are the branches that are to bear fruit. In order to do so, we must stay connected to the vine, the Word of God. Franciscans, in the spirit of St Francis, stay connected to the vine thru prayer, thru gazing upon the crucifix, thru contemplation, thru seeing every person as brother or sister, thru continuous conversion. Every day is a new beginning, a day to bring in the harvest. As you tend your gardens these harvest days, rejoice in the fruits of your labor, share that fruit with others, be grateful that you are a branch on that eternal vine and have been entrusted with the Word of God, spread it in word and deed!

(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)

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin – 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time – August 30, 2020

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time – August 30, 2020

How Long Have You Been at St. Ann?

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. 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! Call or email at 535-3031 or info@stannsspokane.org

Social Justice Ministry

Thank you to so much to all those who joined us for the first social justice ministry meeting. It was exciting to see so many faces and get to know you. If you were unable to join us for the first meeting, but are interested in the social justice ministry, please contact the parish office. We are sending out a questionnaire in this week to those who signed up for the social justice ministry – you are also invited to fill it out if you are interested in participating in the social justice ministry or if you just would like to support the ministry at St. Ann. We will use the responses to start our discussion at the next meeting on September 26.

Here is a link to the questionnaire: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdd3MgHbBCmg_6mzR8ZcU9h1SPDEB3OT0_c5dEw8yvba8Bnug/viewform?usp=sf_link

Sign up link for August & September Masses at St. Ann

As our attendance numbers are increasing, especially on Sunday, it is more important to sign up online ahead of time. Please use the links below to sign up to attend Mass at St. Ann for August & September. Please be sure to check the date of the Mass you are signing up for so you sign up for the one you want to attend! We also ask that you sign up at least an hour before the Mass. Thank you!

August:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f45abaa22a5ff2-stann2

September: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F45ABAA22A5FF2-stann3

This link is 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 keep an accurate count. Hand sanitizer is also provided by each door for use upon entry and before communion. If you need assistance signing up, please call the parish office (535-3031) or email info@stannsspokane.org Thank you!

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

August 30 – Jean L.

September 6 – Val C.

Readers needed for September! Contact Jolie or Elizabeth if you are interested in being a reader.

Prayer Requests

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.

Please remember our recently departed and pray for their grieving families and friends:

Paul B. Miguel R. Claudia K. Nancy R.

Report from the St. Ann Finance Committee

Dear Parish,

Report on 2019-2020 fiscal year completed June 30:

We brought in $6105 less than we spent during the 2019/2020 fiscal year. We budgeted an $11,500 deficit, so we did better than we expected. However, this is still not ideal. 

When revenues do not meet expenses, we transfer money from fundraising events, such as the annual Wine Tasting, which we prefer to use for large projects, such as building maintenance projects or the Roof Fund.

Highlights of revenue: $4208 positive to budget

  • Weekly collections at $119,500 exceeded budget by $7000. Since the onset of the pandemic, giving has increased, not decreased.
  • Shared space income (Rompa Center and the parish house) was $1904 less than budgeted
  • “Other Donations” were $1000 less than budgeted

Highlights of expenses: $1596 positive to budget

  • Payroll and other compensation was $1850 more than budgeted
  • Community activities were $3000 less than expected (retreat did not take place) 
  • Office costs were $2000 less than expected
  • Diocesan assessment was $3400 more than expected (when we do not meet previous Annual Appeal goals, we must pay the difference)

Other highlights:

  • Roof fund: $20,475
  • Funds available from wine tasting and other events: $20,000
  • Sev Westbrook estate fund: $14,000
  • 2019 Annual Appeal goal was met in full

We have begun preparing a budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year for approval by the Parish Council.

We thank you for your ongoing generosity and pray that you are doing well in these trying times.

– St. Ann Finance Committee

The Fig Tree and Salt & Light

Links to the Summer issues of The Fig Tree and the Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry Bulletin, Salt & Light, can be found on our website. https://stanncommunityblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/the-fig-tree-and-salt-light-bulletin-summer-2020/

Franciscan Corner

Did you know that it was during Francis’ lifetime that money became widely used in Italy? The friars saw this and developed an economy based on relationships. They believed instead of maximizing money, their “economy” would be about maximizing relationships, strengthening community ties, building mutual trust, expressing generosity and focusing on the common good. They were counter- cultural and as a result moved individuals to a deeper sense of connectedness, relationship and gratitude. As the world reopens, maybe we need to put a dose of this kind of “economy” into our daily lives.

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

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The direct link can also be easily found on our website on the Contact and Giving page. https://stanncommunityblog.wordpress.com/contact/

June Collections Totals:
June General Collection: $10,857.00
June Neighborhood Collection: $1,505.00
June Building/Roof Fund Donations: $2,817.00

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)

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 23, 2020

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time – August 23, 2020

Social Justice Ministry

Thank you to so much to all those who joined us last Saturday morning for the first social justice ministry meeting. It was exciting to see so many faces and get to know you. If you were unable to join us for the first meeting, but are interested in the social justice ministry, please contact the parish office. We will be sending out a questionnaire in the next week or so – you are invited to fill it out if you are interested in participating in the social justice ministry or even if you just want to support the ministry at St. Ann. We will use the responses to start our discussion at the next meeting on September 26.

How Long Have You Been at St. Ann?

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. Please call or email the parish office to let us know when you & your family joined the parish and why! 535-3031 or info@stannsspokane.org

The Fig Tree and Salt & Light

Links to the Summer issues of The Fig Tree and the Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry Bulletin, Salt & Light, can be found on our website. https://stanncommunityblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/the-fig-tree-and-salt-light-bulletin-summer-2020/

Sign up link for August Masses at St. Ann

As our attendance numbers are increasing, especially on Sunday, it is more important to sign up online ahead of time. Please use the link below to sign up to attend Mass at St. Ann for the month of August. Please be sure to check the date of the Mass you are signing up for so you sign up for the one you want to attend! We also ask that you sign up at least an hour before the Mass. Thank you!

August: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f45abaa22a5ff2-stann2

This link is 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 keep an accurate count. Hand sanitizer is also provided by each door for use upon entry and before communion. If you need assistance signing up, please call the parish office (535-3031) or email info@stannsspokane.org Thank you!

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

August 23 – Pierrette W.

August 30 – Jean L.

Readers needed for September! Contact Jolie or Elizabeth if you are interested in being a reader.

Prayer Requests

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.

Please remember our recently departed and pray for their grieving families and friends:

Paul B. Miguel R. Claudia K. Nancy R.

Request for Help

Parishioner Maria M.- who used to sing the Alleluia so beautifully for us at Mass – could really use the help of someone with a truck to make a dump haul or two for her. The family has a collection of doors and other house renovation items stacked in the front yard that the landlord promised to remove but has not. They also have a large pile of very dry and flammable yard trimmings that need removed. Please call or email the parish office if you are able to help.

Franciscan Corner

In 1914, explorer Earnest Shackleton let an expedition to Antarctica. He failed. His ship became wedged in tons of ice. For almost 2 years they were stuck. Shackleton knew to keep their sanity, they had to keep to a routine. Each man had a daily chore, they had to socialize, they had to care for each other. Eventually they were rescued. When Francis and his brothers were living at Rivo Torto they fasted and prayed and did penance. One night a brother cried out “Help me! I’m dying!” Francis quick to his side, learned that he was hungry. Francis woke all the brothers and prepared a meal for them all so as not to embarrass the brother. Even when doing penance and fasting, Francis had his brothers socialize and care for each other. Today we find ourselves in a time of hardship. How do we socialize in this time of “apart”, how do we take care of one another?

(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/

June Collections Totals:
June General Collection: $10,857.00
June Neighborhood Collection: $1,505.00
June Building/Roof Fund Donations: $2,817.00

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)

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time – August 16, 2020

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time – August 16, 2020

Social Justice Ministry Meeting – Saturday August 15 at 10 AM on Zoom.

The staff would like to invite those interested in joining the social justice ministry at St. Ann to a meeting to explain and discuss the plans for this ministry. We will meet on Saturday, August 15 at 10:00 AM on Zoom. Thank you to all those who have expressed an interest. If you would like to be a part of this initial meeting please RSVP to Elizabeth at communityofstann@gmail.com

The Fig Tree and Salt & Light

Links to the Summer issues of The Fig Tree and the Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry Bulletin, Salt & Light, can be found on our website. https://stanncommunityblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/the-fig-tree-and-salt-light-bulletin-summer-2020/

Sign up link for August Masses at St. Ann

As our attendance numbers are increasing, especially on Sunday, it is more important to sign up online ahead of time. Please use the link below to sign up to attend Mass at St. Ann for the month of August. Please be sure to check the date of the Mass you are signing up for so you sign up for the one you want to attend! We also ask that you sign up at least an hour before the Mass. Thank you!

August:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f45abaa22a5ff2-stann2

This link is 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 keep an accurate count. Hand sanitizer is also provided by each door for use upon entry and before communion. If you need assistance signing up, please call the parish office (535-3031) or email info@stannsspokane.org Thank you!

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

August 16 – John W.

August 23 – Pierrette W.

August 30 – Jean L.

Readers needed for September! Contact Jolie or Elizabeth if you are interested.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for these community members in need of healing:

Nancy J.       Crystal M.       Dianne F.       Erin L.       Margaret B.

Pat S.           Janet S.         Sunny B.

Please remember our recently departed and pray for their grieving families and friends:

Paul B.        Miguel R.        Claudia K.

Request for Help

Parishioner Maria M.- who used to sing the Alleluia so beautifully for us at Mass – could really use the help of someone with a truck to make a dump haul or two for her. The family has a collection of doors and other house renovation items stacked in the front yard that the landlord promised to remove but has not. They also have a large pile of very dry and flammable yard trimmings that need removed. Please call or email the parish office if you are able to help.

Franciscan Corner

These days we are inundated with news of covid-19. It’s always before us. The newspapers fill the front page with the latest update, every news channel has “breaking news” about it. It’s always on our minds and on our lips. We are occupied with it! Francis of Assisi was occupied with something too. It was in his mind, on his lips, in his ears and eyes and mouth, it was in his heart. He spoke about it, he dreamt about it, it was the first thing he thought of in the morning and the last thing on his lips at night. What was it? Jesus! The Word of God—the Gospel. Oh, that we might be as occupied with Jesus and His way, as we are with the corona virus!

(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/

June Collections Totals:
June General Collection: $10,857.00
June Neighborhood Collection: $1,505.00
June Building/Roof Fund Donations: $2,817.00

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 here: https://tithe.ly/give?c=2044739

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time – August 9, 2020

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time – August 9, 2020

Social Justice Ministry Meeting – Saturday August 15th

The staff would like to invite those interested in joining the social justice ministry at St. Ann to a meeting to explain and discuss the plans for this ministry. We will meet on Saturday, August 15 at 10:00 AM on Zoom. Thank you to all those who have expressed an interest. If you would like to be a part of this initial meeting please RSVP to Elizabeth at communityofstann@gmail.com

The Fig Tree and Salt & Light

Links to the Summer issues of The Fig Tree and the Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry Bulletin, Salt & Light, can be found on our website. https://stanncommunityblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/the-fig-tree-and-salt-light-bulletin-summer-2020/

Sign up link for August Masses at St. Ann

As our attendance numbers are increasing, especially on Sunday, it is more important to sign up online ahead of time. Please use the link below to sign up to attend Mass at St. Ann for the month of August. Please be sure to check the date of the Mass you are signing up for so you sign up for the one you want to attend! We also ask that you sign up at least an hour before the Mass. Thank you!

August: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f45abaa22a5ff2-stann2\

This link is also available on the home page of the parish website!

We require that everyone – including children over 2 – 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 keep an accurate count. Hand sanitizer is also provided by each door. If you need assistance signing up, please call the parish office (535-3031) or email info@stannsspokane.org Thank you!

Readers Needed for Mass in August

We are in need of readers for both the Saturday & Sunday Masses. We only need one reader per Mass to do 1st and 2nd readings, the responsorial psalm in between (if musicians are not available) and the prayers of the faithful (found in the red missal book) following the homily. Please use the link below to sign up if you will be attending Mass and are willing to be the reader. Call or email the parish office if you need assistance. Thank you!

Readers for August: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F45ABAA22A5FF2-readers

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. Through the Summer months, we are using a new format – Lectio Divina – 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

August 9 – Bob B.

August 16 – John W.

August 23 – Pierrette W.

Reader still needed for August 30.

Prayer Booklets Available

The newest “Living Faith” and “Living with Christ” prayer books are in the office for those who would like one. They can be picked up after Mass, or from the office during office hours. Please call the office first, as staff are working a combination of shortened office hours and working from home. Please leave a message and staff will get back to you to arrange a time.

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/

St. Ann Church Roof Fundraiser T-shirt Sale!

Thank you to all the community members who have supported the church roof fundraiser by buying St. Ann t-shirts! We so appreciate your support! There are still shirts available in women & men small thru extra large sizes, and youth small & medium. Shirts are $20 for adult shirts and $10 for youth 12 and under. If you’d like a St. Ann shirt, you can purchase one after Mass, or order one online and arrange for pick up. Here is the link to the online order form: https://tinyurl.com/StAnntshirt It is also possible to pay for your shirt online on Tithe.ly – https://tithe.ly/give?c=2044739

Congratulations!!

Congratulations to Cecelia and Alex on the celebration of their wedding at St. Aloysius on Saturday, August 8. Because of the pandemic, it is not possible for the St. Ann community to be present for the wedding, but Father Patrick asks that we please keep this young couple in our thoughts and prayers this weekend.

Prayer Requests

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.

Please remember our recently departed and pray for their grieving families and friends:

Paul B. Miguel R.

Franciscan Corner

This week we celebrate the feast of St Clare of Assisi. Clare was 12 years younger than Francis and was known for her generosity to the poor. Like Francis, she left all behind and committed herself to the poor and a simple lifestyle of enclosure. Clare started the Poor Clares and wrote the Rule for her Order, unheard of in those days! Together Francis and Clare had a common vision: identification with the poor, care for creation as a sacred trust, embrace of each person in relationship as sister and brother. You are all aware that in Spokane we have a Poor Clare Monastery on Hawthorne. The Clares came to Spokane in 1914 and have blessed Spokane ever since. Let us pray in thanksgiving for their presence among us!

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

Second Collection:

This weekend is the second weekend of the month, when we have our special collection for social concerns to help those in need in the parish and the neighborhood. This month we would like to specifically ask for help to provide bus passes for parishioners in need of transportation. Thank you for your generosity.

May Collections Totals:
May General Collection: $9,990.00
May Neighborhood Collection: $2,025.00
May Building/Roof Fund Donations: $1,270.00

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 here: https://tithe.ly/give?c=2044739

Statements on Racism and Social Justice from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Washington State Catholic Conference, and Pope Francis

Here are links to the statements regarding racism and social justice written by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Washington State Catholic Conference, and Pope Francis:

US Conference of Catholic Bishops – Open Wide Our Hearts: https://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/racism/upload/open-wide-our-hearts.pdf

Washington State Catholic Conference statement on racism: https://wacatholics.org/stay-informed/confronting-racism-a-call-to-conversion

Pope Francis statement: http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/audiences/2020/documents/papa-francesco_20200603_udienza-generale.html