St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin
Holy Trinity – June 7, 2020
Sign up link for Mass – June 6 & 7
Thank you to Father Patrick and Jolie, and the St. Ann staff and volunteers, who worked last week to make sure we were ready and able to have Mass at St. Ann this past weekend.
Because of the strict rules we must follow in order to re-open for Mass, there are a limited number of slots available, and you must sign up ahead of time if you wish to attend. The sign up link is below. If you need help with signing up, please contact the parish staff. Please be considerate of others wishing to attend Mass and only sign up to attend one Mass this weekend. Staff will be checking people off the sign up list as they enter, and making sure everyone is wearing a mask and using hand sanitizer. Thank you for your understanding. Sign Up link for Masses on June 6 & 7
If you would like to review the restrictions and rules we are following at St. Ann as we resume Mass, here is a link to last week’s letter to the parish from Craig and Father Patrick: Letter from Father Patrick & Craig about re-opening for Mass
Prayer Service on Zoom – Sunday at 11:00 AM
Thank you to all who joined the St. Ann Prayer service to celebrate Pentecost on Zoom last weekend. Thanks especially to Jolie for her powerful and challenging reflection, to Father Patrick for leading us in prayer, to Dave & Sue for sharing the gift of their music, to Marie for leading us in the Alleluia, and to all the wonderful readers! Thank you to all those who stayed afterwards for a challenging and thoughtful discussion session. And thanks to Mark W and Mark W-B for making it possible for us to join together virtually.
We will continue to offer the Prayer service on Zoom for those members of our community who are unable to attend Mass, to continue to gather together in prayer. The time of this service has been moved to 11:00 AM on Sunday, so that those involved in Mass and the Zoom prayer service are able to be a part of both.
A Message from Craig About Upcoming Zoom Prayer Services
The reflection and subsequent discussion at last weeks Zoom prayer service touched on powerful and disturbing realities in our culture and society. Events that followed both here in Spokane and in the country at large demonstrate just how important this discussion has become. During our discussion, a parishioner mentioned a phrase that he said has stuck in his head, “White silence matters.” St Ann Parish has a history of confronting difficult questions of social justice and cultural ethics. We invite all of you to join in this important dialogue. During the next couple of Sundays, the reflection time during our Zoom prayer service will be open to group sharing. Trinity Sunday and Corpus Christi Sunday (God as relationship and Christ’s broken body identified with his broken people.) Father Patrick and I will briefly introduce these two themes and then open the reflection time to your thoughts, prayers and concerns. In preparation we ask that you read and pray over the following letter from Cardinal Cupich. Our silence really does matter.
Link to letter: Message from Cardinal Cupich
Readers Needed for Mass and Zoom Prayer Services
Now that St Ann Parish is celebrating Mass again, we are looking for readers. We only need one reader per Mass to do 1st and 2nd readings, the responsorial psalm in between, and the prayers of the faithful (found in the red missal book) following the homily. If you will be attending Mass and would like to read, use the link below to sign up. We are also looking for readers for the Zoom services. If you are interested, there are also slots open for those. Thank you for your participation!
*Please pray for Crystal M, who suffered a cardiac arrest this week, for healing and for her family.
*Please continue to pray for Nancy J. as she recovers from surgery, and for Peder as he cares for her.
*Also please pray for Pat S. – her son Jake says she is struggling with the isolation of being during the closure.
*Please pray for all those – known and unknown – in our community who are feeling isolated and alone and are in need of our prayers during this time.
Church Roof Fundraising – T-shirts!
The Church Roof Fundraising committee has designed St. Ann t-shirts as a fundraiser for the Church Roof. Adult sizes will be $20 and children’s sizes will be $10. Keep an eye out for more information about pre-orders!
From the Parish Staff
The staff are working on consolidating the contact information for parishioners collected in the directory and registration cards. If you need to update any of your contact info, or didn’t fill out a new registration card this past Fall, please contact us at email@example.com or leave a message on the office phone. (535-3031) Now more than ever, it’s important for our community to stay connected. Help us stay in touch with you.
The staff have also been reaching our to parishioners with phone calls and cards. If any parishioners would like to reach out to the members of our community – particularly members of groups or committees you are a part of – let us know how we can help. If you are in need of addresses, cards, or stamps in order to do so, please call the parish office and leave us a message! (535-3031)
If you have any announcements or prayer requests you would like included in the St. Ann Virtual Bulletin, please let us know by Wednesday mornings. Thank you!
Many people have a statue of Francis of Assisi in their gardens. He’s peaceful there, watching over the flowers, being a perch for birds, smiling at the world. Some will say it’s sentimental, some will say we have trivialized Francis. Perhaps, but is there a deeper meaning, what does Francis have to say to us as he stands there just looking out? If you have a statue of Francis in your garden, the next time you look at the statue, say hello to him. The statue should remind us of a man who lived in the 13th century, who struggled with society, who became a loner, who found God in a simple sunflower or the complexity of the human person. Say hello, you may be surprised to hear him respond.
(Thank you to Sr. Joanne for sharing these Franciscan reflections.)
Father Patrick and the staff would like to thank you for your continuing generous donations during the closure. We so appreciate you and are grateful for your support.
If you would like to send in a donation, our mailing address is: 2116 E 1st Ave Spokane WA 99202
April Collections Totals:
April General Collection: $11,040.00
April Neighborhood Collection: $1,035.00
April Building/Roof Fund Donations: $1,130.00