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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:  info@stannsspokane.org

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 – https://forms.gle/ZPKKHeHMMBQ2jiVE8

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:  https://www.rimacrafts.com/

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 Bartletts@gonzaga.edu 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:   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. 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! 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  

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  

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 4th Sunday of Easter – May 8, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, May 8, 2022 – 4th Sunday of Easter

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

New Parish Council Members 

The Parish Council is beginning discernment for new members of the Council.  Being on the Parish Council is a good way 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. 

Climate Action Corner

The St. Ann Social Justice Ministry’s Climate Action Committee is looking for new members; it is not necessary to attend SJM meetings to join the Climate Action Committee.  If you are interested in joining the Climate Action Committee, email the parish office so we can put you in touch with committee members.  

The Climate Action Committee would also  like to know what you know about Laudato Si, and what you  think about Climate Change.   Please take a few moments to fill out the Climate Action Committee survey on Climate Change.   Thank you.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfw-as0gqxORwdiGO6NyM3ob61Nj7alHk_xzlMhKuaXXkns-g/viewform?usp=sf_link

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/

Upcoming Community Events:

RiverKeeper Art Walk Fundraiser – May 6

Join RiverKeeper at the Community Building on May 6 for the First Friday Art Walk 5PM – 8PM.  Support this group and celebrate the Spokane River with food and artwork by LR Montgomery.  Stop and say hi to parishioner Bob B while you’re there! 

From the St. Ann & St. Aloysius  Immigration Committee

Reflections from the Borderlands: 

A Power Point Presentation by Pat and Mary Jo Sweeney

Tuesday, May 10, 2022.  7:00-8:30 PM. 

Antonian Room at the St. Aloysius Parish Center

Pat and Mary Jo will share their stories and experiences of migrants and immigration from their March 14-19 trip to the Border.

Info/RSVP:  Rita Waldref, rwaldref@dioceseofspokane.org

Sponsored by the St. Ann/St. Aloysius Immigration Committee

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 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:   www.32auctions.com/StFrancis   

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 7 & 8 – 2nd Collection to help those in the neighborhood & parish

May 10 – Reflections from the Borderlands presentation at St. Al’s – 7:00-8:30 PM

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 

Franciscan Corner 

Francis listened a lot. He heard God’s voice from the cross, when he prayed in the caves around Assisi, and he heard it thru the conversations with the Pope. He knew what it sounded like. Just as sheep know the voice of their shepherd. They know and follow. Do we know what the Good shepherd’s voice sounds like?  Do we hear it when crosses come our way? In our daily prayer, in the voice of others?  Do we trust and follow the good shepherd?

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

Prayer Requests

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/

Message from the Pastoral Team About Relaxing of the Mask Mandate

According to the Washington State Department of Health, as of Saturday, March 12th, 2022, masking will be optional in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Although this is a relaxation in mask protocols, if you or your family members feel more comfortable wearing a mask, you are certainly welcome to continue doing so. As a welcoming and accepting community, we must remain respectful of others’ feelings and not judge others’ personal decisions. Father Patrick, members of the Pastoral Team who assist him at Mass, and ministers on the altar will continue to wear masks and follow Covid safety protocols during Mass. The Pastoral Team asks that you prayerfully consider your comfort level, as well as the safety of the vulnerable in our community, when you make a decision for yourself and your family members. We ask for your patience and understanding as the Pastoral Team continues to monitor and carefully consider decisions about any changes to our Covid safety protocols.

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

January General Collection                $20,071.61

January Roof Fund         $4,864.70

January Building Fund                          $1,122.84

January Neighborhood Collection             $1,871.67

February General Collection                  $8,377.61

February Roof Fund $634.81

February Building Fund                      $97.03

February Neighborhood Collection     $725.67

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  

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 3rd Sunday of Easter – May 1, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, May 1, 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

Swahili Mass – May 1

St. Ann celebrates Mass in Swahili on the first Sunday of each month at 11:00 AM.  All are welcome to join us on Sunday, May 1st for this joyful and prayerful celebration of Mass.

Climate Action Corner

The Climate Action Committee in honor of Earth Day opened the Social Justice Ministry April meeting with thanksgiving prayers from “Braiding Sweetgrass” and showed the 10 minute YouTube video: Native Wisdom. Every day is an opportunity to praise God for the gifts of the earth we share with all created beings! Spokane’s two-day Hope for Creation conference was an amazing event.

Here is a link to the video Native Wisdom:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28ZYXvpzpDk&t=8s

The Climate Action Committee would also know what you think about Climate Change. Please take a few moments to fill out their survey at the link below.   Thank you.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfw-as0gqxORwdiGO6NyM3ob61Nj7alHk_xzlMhKuaXXkns-g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Craig’s Discussion Group

If you are interested in joining Craig’s Discussion group, now would be a great time to do so.  The group has just begun discussing a new book – Wisdom Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault.  The group meets on Mondays at 2:30 PM on Zoom.  Please email the parish office if you are interested in joining the discussion group.

Raise the Roof – Wine Sales

You can 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/   

Upcoming Community Events:

Riverkeeper Art Walk Fundraiser – May 6

Join Spokane Riverkeeper at the Community Building on May 6 for the First Friday Art Walk 5PM – 8PM.  Support this group and celebrate the Spokane River with food and artwork by LR Montgomery.  Stop and say hi to parishioner Bob B while you’re there! 

First Friday Art Walk – May 6 th – 5 pm to 8 pm

From the St. Ann & St. Aloysius Immigration Committee

Reflections from the Borderlands: 

A Power Point Presentation by Pat and Mary Jo Sweeney

Tuesday, May 10, 2022.  7:00-8:30 PM. 

Antonian Room at the St. Aloysius Parish Center

Pat and Mary Jo will share their stories and experiences of migrants and immigration from their March 14-19 trip to the Border.

Info/RSVP:  Rita Waldref, rwaldref@dioceseofspokane.org

Sponsored by the St. Ann/St. Aloysius Immigration Committee

Pat & Mary Jo at the border

Kiwanis Benefit at the Civic – June 8

The 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.

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.)

April 30 – Parish Council meeting

May 1st – Swahili Mass at 11:00 AM

May 6th – 1st Friday Art Walk – Riverkeeper fundraiser at Community bldg 5-8 pm

May 7 & 8 – 2nd Collection to help those in the neighborhood & parish

May 10 – Reflections from the Borderlands presentation at St. Al’s – 7:00-8:30 PM

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

May 30 – Office Closed for Memorial Day

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

Franciscan Corner 

Francis changed a lot in the course of his life: a young happy-go-lucky leader, a soldier, a prisoner of war, a lost veteran, a man possessed by God, the founder of a religious order, a beloved Saint.  Those who knew him had to adjust their way of relating to him. Jesus rose from the dead. The apostles had to adjust the way they related to him, big time! He showed up anytime, anywhere. He still does. Do we recognize him?  Do we jump out of our ‘boats’ to rush to him? Be alert, He IS here.

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

Prayer Requests

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.

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/

Message from the Pastoral Team About Relaxing of the Mask Mandate

According to the Washington State Department of Health, as of Saturday, March 12th, 2022, masking will be optional in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Although this is a relaxation in mask protocols, if you or your family members feel more comfortable wearing a mask, you are certainly welcome to continue doing so. As a welcoming and accepting community, we must remain respectful of others’ feelings and not judge others’ personal decisions. Father Patrick, members of the Pastoral Team who assist him at Mass, and ministers on the altar will continue to wear masks and follow Covid safety protocols during Mass. The Pastoral Team asks that you prayerfully consider your comfort level, as well as the safety of the vulnerable in our community, when you make a decision for yourself and your family members. We ask for your patience and understanding as the Pastoral Team continues to monitor and carefully consider decisions about any changes to our Covid safety protocols.

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

January General Collection            $ 20,071.61

January Roof Fund         $4,864.70

January Building Fund                   $1,122.84

January Neighborhood Collection         $1,871.67

February General Collection            $8,377.61

February Roof Fund $634.81

February Building Fund                      $97.03

February Neighborhood Collection     $725.67

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  

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 2nd Sunday of Easter – April 24, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, April 24, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

Easter Thank Yous!

Thank you so much to everyone who attended and participated in our Holy Week and Easter services!  A big thank you especially to Jolie for all her work to create such beautiful liturgies for both in person and on Zoom. Thanks also to all the time and effort put in by all our musicians and by Father Patrick and Craig to help us celebrate the end of Lent and the beginning of the Easter season.  Our community is truly blessed by these amazing people. And congratulations and welcome to the 7 children baptized during our Easter Masses.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Sonia and Michel on the birth of their baby girl this week! The St. Ann family welcomes this newest member with open arms.

From the St. Ann & St. Al Immigration Committee

Reflections from the Borderlands: 

A Power Point Presentation by Pat and Mary Jo Sweeney

Tuesday, May 10, 2022.  7:00-8:30 PM. 

Antonian Room at the St. Aloysius Parish Center

Pat and Mary Jo will share their stories and experiences of migrants and immigration from their March 14-19 trip to the Border.

Info/RSVP:  Rita Waldref, rwaldref@dioceseofspokane.org

Sponsored by the St. Ann/St. Aloysius Immigration Committee

Climate Action Corner

At the end of the first reading at the Easter vigil, which is the Creation Narrative from Genesis it states, “God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.” Let us take the time this Easter Week and contemplate creation.  Take a walk in the woods, look a buttercup in the eye, listen to the voice of a bird, get your hands in the dirt. Plant something you’ve never planted before! See it all as God sees…and take delight.

Earth Day Activities for those interested in Celebrating Earth Day and acting in response to the climate crisis.

Hope for Creation Conference, April 22-23 St John’s Cathedral, designed to share a vision of hope for Creation: spotlight local caretakers of land, water and air; and renew Spokane’s leadership on environmental care. Find info and registration here: https://www.whitworth.edu/hopeforcreation/

“A Vigil for the Healing of the Earth” Earth Day April 22, 2022, 4:30-5:30pm. At St John’s Cathedral South Patio. Listen to those affected by ecological devastation. Connect with others who are active in healing the Earth.

Spokane Earth Day Climate March, Friday, April 22nd, 2022, 1:45-4:00 pm Pavilion in Riverfront Park, join 350Spokane.org and others concerned about the climate crisis to demand urgent action in combating climate and preparing for the climate crisis. 

Find info here:  https://actionnetwork.org/events/spokane-climate-march/ 

Craig’s Discussion Group

If you are interested in joining Craig’s Discussion group, now would be a great time to do so.  The group has just begun discussing a new book – Wisdom Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault.  The group meets on Mondays at 2:30 PM on Zoom.  Please email the parish office if you are interested in joining the discussion group.

Raise the Roof – Easter wine sales

You can 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/

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.)

April 20 – Social Justice Ministry meeting – on Zoom at 6:30 PM

April 30 – Parish Council meeting

May 10 – Reflections from the Borderlands presentation at St. Al’s – 7:00-8:30 PM

Franciscan Corner 

“Lord,…where there is doubt, let me sow faith. “Did Francis of Assisi ever have doubts about his faith? Yes, he did. He wandered the hillsides of Assisi trying to figure out if he was right not to continue his journey to the Crusades. In the caves of Assisi, he questioned whether he really did hear the voice of God from that cross. But doubt is an opportunity for deeper faith. Wrestling with God is an authentic relationship with God. From his doubt, Francis grew in deep faith and so he could pray “Where there is doubt, let me sow faith”. In times of doubt and in times of faith, let our prayer be the same as was Thomas, the same as was Francis: “My Lord and my God!” 

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

Prayer Requests

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 B.

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/

Message from the Pastoral Team About Relaxing of the Mask Mandate

According to the Washington State Department of Health, as of Saturday, March 12th, 2022, masking will be optional in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Although this is a relaxation in mask protocols, if you or your family members feel more comfortable wearing a mask, you are certainly welcome to continue doing so. As a welcoming and accepting community, we must remain respectful of others’ feelings and not judge others’ personal decisions. Father Patrick, members of the Pastoral Team who assist him at Mass, and ministers on the altar will continue to wear masks and follow Covid safety protocols during Mass. The Pastoral Team asks that you prayerfully consider your comfort level, as well as the safety of the vulnerable in our community, when you make a decision for yourself and your family members. We ask for your patience and understanding as the Pastoral Team continues to monitor and carefully consider decisions about any changes to our Covid safety protocols.

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

January General Collection                $ 20,071.61

January Roof Fund         $4,864.70

January Building Fund                          $1,122.84

January Neighborhood Collection             $1,871.67

February General Collection                  $8,377.61

February Roof Fund $634.81

February Building Fund          $97.03

February Neighborhood Collection         $725.67

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  

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – Easter Sunday – April 17, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, April 17, 2022 – Easter Sunday

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

Holy Week schedule:

Holy Thursday 7:00 PM – at St. Ann

Holy Thursday Zoom – 7:00 PM  (will need a bowl of water and a towel for the hand washing ceremony during the service)

Good Friday 7:00 PM – at St. Ann  (bring a cross from home to venerate during veneration of the cross portion of the service.)

Good Friday Zoom – 7:00 PM (will need  a cross to venerate during the service)

Holy Saturday 8:00 PM Easter Vigil at St. Ann (Mass will begin in the courtyard with the lighting of the fire, weather permitting.)

Easter Sunday 9:00 AM – at St. Ann

Easter Sunday – 9:00 AM  livestream on Zoom

Easter Sunday – 11:00 AM Swahili Mass – at St. Ann

No Sunday evening Zoom service on Easter Sunday.

** If you would like to donate an Easter lily or two to help decorate the church for Easter, you can drop them off at one of the Holy Week services, or on Saturday morning between 10-11. Thank you! **

Holy Week Activities for Families

Jolie has shared this Easter devotional guide for families with us, filled with readings and activities for families during Holy Week, beginning with ideas for Palm Sunday.  Enjoy!   

Craig’s Discussion Group

If you are interested in joining Craig’s Discussion group, now would be a great time to do so.  The group has just begun discussing a new book – Wisdom Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault – this week.  The group meets on Mondays at 2:30 PM on Zoom.  Please email the parish office if you are interested in joining the discussion group.

Climate Action Corner

Earth Day Activities for those interested in Celebrating Earth Day and acting in response to the climate crisis.

Hope for Creation Conference, April 22-23 St John’s Cathedral, designed to share a vision of hope for Creation: spotlight local caretakers of land, water and air; and renew Spokane’s leadership on environmental care. Find info and registration here: https://www.whitworth.edu/hopeforcreation/

“A Vigil for the Healing of the Earth” Earth Day April 22, 2022, 4:30-5:30pm. At St John’s Cathedral South Patio. Listen to those affected by ecological devastation. Connect with others who are active in healing the Earth.

Spokane Earth Day Climate March, Friday, April 22nd, 2022, 1:45-4:00 pm Pavilion in Riverfront Park, join 350Spokane.org and others concerned about the climate crisis to demand urgent action in combating climate and preparing for the climate crisis.  Find info here:  https://actionnetwork.org/events/spokane-climate-march/ 

Raise the Roof – Easter Wine Sales

You can support the Raise the Roof fundraiser by buying wines from the St. Ann wine shop.   Check out the Easter offerings below or on the website:  https://www.rimacrafts.com/   

2022 Easter Dinner Wine Pairings

$19/bottle – Easter dinner is a special occasion so it’s a great excuse to break out a really nice Cabernet Sauvignon. This is everyone’s favorite red wine varietal for lamb pairing, and all of your guests will appreciate a bottle of Banshee from Paso Robles. Of course it’s also a great match for red wine sauce.

$22/bottle – White wine lovers are not shut out here though. Wow your guests with a bottle of Bertrand Art de Vivre from France and enjoy some flowers in the ceramic bottle after the wine is gone.

$22/bottle – Ham is a favorite entrée for Easter dinner and there are many great wines that pair perfectly with this extra savory meat. My personal favorite is a Gewürztraminer. 

$23/bottle – Red wine lovers can enjoy a good Zinfandel whether you’re going with a traditional baked ham or trying something new this year. Set your holiday table with an Edmeades Zinfandel.

Reserve yours today!  Pickup will be Wednesday the 13th in the afternoon.

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.)

April 14 – Holy Thursday – 7:00 PM – services in the church and on Zoom

April 15 – Good Friday – 7:00 PM – services in the church and on Zoom

April 16 –  Easter Vigil – 8:00 PM

April 17 – Easter Sunday – 9:00 AM (in church and livestream on Zoom)

April 17 – Easter Sunday – 11:00 AM Swahili Mass

**  There will not be an evening Sunday prayer service on Zoom on Easter **

April 18 – Easter Monday – Parish Office closed

April 20 – Social Justice Ministry meeting – on Zoom at 6:30 PM

April 30 – Parish Council meeting

Franciscan Corner 

Alleluia! The one who was humiliated, who was marked as a fool, is celebrated. Francis of Assis was canonized within 2 years of his death.. The one stripped of all is revered as Saint! What did his mother and father think? Alleluia! The one who was humiliated, who was marked as a fool, lives! Jesus of Nazareth lives! We know what the soldiers thought. They tried to cover it up. But Mary of Magdala knew the truth. She had seen him, He had spoken to her and told her to go tell the disciples! Her words have spread down the ages, her words have spread to the ends of the earth. He IS ALIVE! Alleluia! Happy Easter!

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

Prayer Requests

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.

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/

Message from the Pastoral Team About Relaxing of the Mask Mandate

According to the Washington State Department of Health, as of Saturday, March 12th, 2022, masking will be optional in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Although this is a relaxation in mask protocols, if you or your family members feel more comfortable wearing a mask, you are certainly welcome to continue doing so. As a welcoming and accepting community, we must remain respectful of others’ feelings and not judge others’ personal decisions. Father Patrick, members of the Pastoral Team who assist him at Mass, and ministers on the altar will continue to wear masks and follow Covid safety protocols during Mass. The Pastoral Team asks that you prayerfully consider your comfort level, as well as the safety of the vulnerable in our community, when you make a decision for yourself and your family members. We ask for your patience and understanding as the Pastoral Team continues to monitor and carefully consider decisions about any changes to our Covid safety protocols.

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

January General Collection          $ 20,071.61

January Roof Fund         $4,864.70

January Building Fund          $1,122.84

January Neighborhood Collection       $1,871.67

February General Collection          $8,377.61

February Roof Fund $634.81

February Building Fund          $97.03

February Neighborhood Collection          $725.67

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  

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – Palm Sunday – April 10, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, April 10, 2022 – Palm Sunday

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

Palm Sunday Masses

Palm Sunday is this weekend!  The Palm Sunday service at the 4:00 PM Saturday Mass will begin in the church.  The Palm Sunday service at the 9:00 AM Sunday Mass will begin in the Parish Hall, followed by a  procession into the church.  There will also be a Palm Sunday Zoom prayer service at 7:00 PM. 

Holy Week schedule

Holy Thursday 7:00 PM – at St. Ann

Holy Thursday Zoom – 7:00 PM (will need a bowl of water and a towel for the hand washing ceremony during the service)

Good Friday 7:00 PM – at St. Ann  (bring a cross from home to venerate during veneration of the cross portion of the service.)

Good Friday Zoom – 7:00 PM (will need  a cross to venerate during the service)

Holy Saturday 8:00 PM Easter Vigil at St. Ann (Mass will begin in the courtyard with the lighting of the fire, weather permitting.)

Easter Sunday 9:00 AM – at St. Ann

Easter Sunday – 9:00 AM  livestream on Zoom

Easter Sunday – 11:00 AM Swahili Mass – at St. Ann

No Sunday evening Zoom service on Easter Sunday.

Stations of the Cross – Fridays at 7:00 PM

The Social Justice Ministry will be hosting the final Stations of the Cross service on Zoom on Friday April 8, at 7:00 PM.  Like last year, we will be using social justice themed scripts for these services.  The services so far have been very powerful, and we encourage you to attend. All are welcome! 

Craig’s Discussion Group

If you are interested in joining Craig’s Discussion group, now would be a great time to do so.  The group is going to start discussing a new book – “Wisdom Jesus” by Cynthia Bourgeault – this coming week.  The group meets on Mondays at 2:30 PM on Zoom.  Please email the parish office if you are interested in joining the discussion group.

Climate Action Corner

The Social Justice Ministry Climate Action committee has put together a questionnaire about climate issues and would love to hear from you.  Please take a few moments to fill out this survey. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfw-as0gqxORwdiGO6NyM3ob61Nj7alHk_xzlMhKuaXXkns-g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you from the St. Ann Climate Action Committee members.

Social Justice Ministry

The Social Justice Ministry has several subcommittees that are looking for new members!  If you are interested in social justice education (educating the parish on social justice issues and working on seasonal social justice themes), neighborhood outreach (reaching out to support east central neighborhood organizations), or climate action (looking into climate issues in our parish and the broader community), you are invited to join one of these subcommittees.  Even if you are unable to attend the monthly Social Justice Ministry meetings, you are welcome and encouraged to participate.  Email communityofstann@gmail.com and we will connect you with the leaders of these groups.  All parishioners are welcome! 

Lenten Project 

Thank you so much to all those who have already picked up tags and returned donations for our Lenten collection of household items and clothing for an Afghan refugee family in Spokane! The first batch of donations was delivered to the family last week and they were very thankful!  If you still have a donation to bring,  it is not too late, we are still collecting items.  Please remember to attach your tag to the item.  Also, there are still a few tags left in the basket that you can pick up at Mass, or call the office to ask for a tag to be held aside for you.  Thanks again for your generosity!

Help For Ukraine

If you are looking for a way to help Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees, you can donate by going to the Catholic Charities website, www.cceasternwa.org  – go to “donate” where there is an option just for Ukrainian relief.   Checks can be sent to Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 2253, Spokane WA  99210, with Ukraine noted in the memo line.  Almost 100% of donations will be forwarded to Catholic Relief Services, with a small amount retained in the event of local needs for refugees and displaced Ukrainians who may come to our part of the U.S.  Or contributions can be directed to Catholic Relief Services at their website:  www.crs.org. 

Here is an informative video about how CRS is helping Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UA5jz8EhPw 

Raise the Roof – Wine Sale

You can support the Raise the Roof fundraiser by buying wines from the St. Ann wine shop.  There are still some wines left from the February sales in the online wine shop – and more wines coming soon.  https://www.rimacrafts.com/   

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.)

Fridays at 7:00 PM during Lent – Stations of the Cross service on Zoom

April 10 – Palm Sunday (Services on Saturday at 4:00 PM and Sunday at 9:00 AM)

April 14 – Holy Thursday – 7:00 PM – services in the church and on Zoom

April 15 – Good Friday – 7:00 PM – services in the church and on Zoom

April 16 –  Easter Vigil – 8:00 PM

April 17 – Easter Sunday – 9:00 AM (in church and livestream on Zoom)

April 18 – Easter Monday – Parish Office closed

April 20 – Social Justice Ministry meeting – on Zoom at 6:30 PM

April 30 – Parish Council meeting

Franciscan Corner 

Francis was counter-cultural. The townspeople of Assisi were moving up the ladder, from the peasant class to craftsmen. Francis was disowned by his father because he wanted no part of lording it over others, he was moving down the ladder. He stripped himself in the town square and gave everything back to his father. The Bishop reached out and clothed him. But, he followed a man who was stripped of his garments: Jesus of Nazareth. Today, who are those being stripped of their clothing, of their dignity? Who are those who step forward and clothe those in need? Of shoes and shirts and dresses and trousers, and a sense of dignity? Whose footsteps do we walk in? 

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

Prayer Requests

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.

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.

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/

Message from the Pastoral Team About Relaxing of the Mask Mandate

According to the Washington State Department of Health, as of Saturday, March 12th, 2022, masking will be optional in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Although this is a relaxation in mask protocols, if you or your family members feel more comfortable wearing a mask, you are certainly welcome to continue doing so. As a welcoming and accepting community, we must remain respectful of others’ feelings and not judge others’ personal decisions. Father Patrick, members of the Pastoral Team who assist him at Mass, and ministers on the altar will continue to wear masks and follow Covid safety protocols during Mass. The Pastoral Team asks that you prayerfully consider your comfort level, as well as the safety of the vulnerable in our community, when you make a decision for yourself and your family members. We ask for your patience and understanding as the Pastoral Team continues to monitor and carefully consider decisions about any changes to our Covid safety protocols.

Online Giving  With Tithe.l

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

January General Collection                $ 20,071.61

January Roof Fund                                       $4,864.70

January Building Fund                          $1,122.84

January Neighborhood Collection             $1,871.67

February General Collection                  $8,377.61

February Roof Fund                              $634.81

February Building Fund                          $97.03

February Neighborhood Collection                 $725.67

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  

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 5th Sunday of Lent – April 3, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, April 3, 2022 –  5th Sunday of Lent

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

Readers Needed for Palm Sunday & Holy Week

We are in need of volunteers to read at the Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday services, both in person and on Zoom.  If you are interested in being a reader at any of these services, please contact Jolie at Jolie@stannsspokane.org

Holy Week schedule:

Holy Thursday 7:00 PM (in person and on Zoom)

Good Friday 7:00 PM (in person and on Zoom)

Holy Saturday 8:00 PM Easter Vigil  in the church

Easter Sunday 9:00 AM (in person and livestream on Zoom)

Stations of the Cross – Fridays at 7:00 PM

The Social Justice Ministry will be hosting Stations of the Cross services on Zoom each Friday during Lent at 7:00 PM.   Like last year, we will be using social justice themed scripts for these services.  All are welcome! 

Swahili Mass – April 3

St. Ann celebrates Mass in Swahili on the first Sunday of each month, at 11:00 AM.  Our next Swahili Mass is this Sunday, April 3rd.  All are welcome! 

Swahili Mass at St. Ann – March 6, 2022

Climate Action Corner

The Social Justice Ministry Climate Action committee has put together a questionnaire about climate issues and would love to hear from you.  Please take a few moments to fill out this survey. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfw-as0gqxORwdiGO6NyM3ob61Nj7alHk_xzlMhKuaXXkns-g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you from the St. Ann Climate Action Committee members.

Social Justice Ministry

The Social Justice Ministry has several subcommittees that are looking for new members!  If you are interested in social justice education (educating the parish on social justice issues and working on seasonal social justice themes), neighborhood outreach (reaching out to support east central neighborhood organizations), or climate action (looking into climate issues in our parish and the broader community), you are invited to join one of these subcommittees.  Even if you are unable to attend the monthly Social Justice Ministry meetings, you are welcome and encouraged to participate.  Email communityofstann@gmail.com and we will connect you with the leaders of these groups.  All parishioners are welcome! 

St. Ann Synod Report

Thank you to all who participated in the synod through voiced and written responses and prayer.  Thanks especially to Pierrette, Barb, Susan and Mark for all the work they put in organizing and running the listening sessions!  Here is a link to the report written by the committee, followed by a list of the responses.  https://wp.me/p91S6R-1pd

How to Help Ukraine

If you are looking for a way to help Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees, you can donate by going to the Catholic Charities website, http://www.cceasternwa.org then go to “donate” where there is an option just for Ukrainian relief.   Checks can be sent to Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 2253, Spokane WA  99210, with Ukraine noted in the memo line.  Almost 100% of donations will be forwarded to Catholic Relief Services, with a small amount retained in the event of local needs for refugees and displaced Ukrainians who may come to our part of the U.S.  Or contributions can be directed to Catholic Relief Services at their website:  www.crs.org. 

Here is an informative video about how CRS is helping Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UA5jz8EhPw 

Craig’s Corner

Here is Craig’s reflection for the beginning of Lent: https://wp.me/p91S6R-1p9

Craig’s Discussion Group

Craig’s Discussion group is finishing up discussion about the book “The Meaning of Mary Magdalene” and will be moving on to something new soon. The group meets on Mondays at 2:30 PM on Zoom.  Please email the parish office if you are interested in joining the discussion group.

Daily Devotional for Lent – Full to the Brim

For the season of Lent this year, St. Ann is again using the Sanctified Arts program in our liturgies. This program includes a Lenten Devotional booklet that the parish can use together.  There is a download link for the virtual version, or you can email the office to request a printed copy.  Here is the link to download a copy:  https://wp.me/p91S6R-1ou

Lenten Project 

For St. Ann’s Lenten project this year, our community is collecting donations for an Afghan family in Spokane. Thank you so much to all those who picked up tags and returned donations already!  There are still a few tags left in the basket that you can pick up at Mass. Or call or email the office and ask for a tag to be held aside for you.

Raise the Roof – Wine Sale

You can support the Raise the Roof fundraiser by buying wines from the St. Ann wine shop.  There are still some wines left from the February sales in the online wine shop – and more wines coming soon.  https://www.rimacrafts.com/   

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.)

Fridays at 7:00 PM during Lent – Stations of the Cross service on Zoom

April 3 – Swahili Mass at 11:00 AM

April 10 – Palm Sunday (Services on Saturday at 4:00 PM and Sunday at 9:00 AM)

April 14 – Holy Thursday – 7:00 PM – services in the church and on Zoom

April 15 – Good Friday – 7:00 PM – services in the church and on Zoom

April 16 –  Easter Vigil – 8:00 PM

April 17 – Easter Sunday – 9:00 AM (in church and livestream on Zoom)

Franciscan Corner 

We start April as we always do—with April Fools ’ Day.  Did you know that Francis of Assisi acted like a fool 800 years ago? They used to call him “pazzo”, Italian for crazy. He did odd things!  Like preaching to the birds because people wouldn’t listen to him, or scolding the birds if they weren’t paying attention. Francis knew the Christian way was not the “way we always did it”.  He knew that at times, we allow the world to tell us who we ought to be. He knew the way of Christ is countercultural.  So, let’s not let the world tell us who were ought to be. Let’s accept “the loss of all things that we may gain Christ and be found in him”. Let’s be fools for Christ not just on April 1, but every day.

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

Prayer Requests

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.

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.

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/

Message from the Pastoral Team About Relaxing of the Mask Mandate

According to the Washington State Department of Health, as of Saturday, March 12th, 2022, masking will be optional in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Although this is a relaxation in mask protocols, if you or your family members feel more comfortable wearing a mask, you are certainly welcome to continue doing so. As a welcoming and accepting community, we must remain respectful of others’ feelings and not judge others’ personal decisions. Father Patrick, members of the Pastoral Team who assist him at Mass, and ministers on the altar will continue to wear masks and follow Covid safety protocols during Mass. The Pastoral Team asks that you prayerfully consider your comfort level, as well as the safety of the vulnerable in our community, when you make a decision for yourself and your family members. We ask for your patience and understanding as the Pastoral Team continues to monitor and carefully consider decisions about any changes to our Covid safety protocols.

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

January General Collection                $ 20,071.61

January Roof Fund                                       $4,864.70

January Building Fund                          $1,122.84

January Neighborhood Collection             $1,871.67

February General Collection                  $8,377.61

February Roof Fund                              $634.81

February Building Fund                          $97.03

February Neighborhood Collection                 $725.67

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  

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 4th Sunday of Lent – March 27, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, March 27th, 2022 – 4th Sunday of Lent

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

Stations of the Cross – Fridays at 7:00 PM

The Social Justice Ministry will be hosting Stations of the Cross services on Zoom each Friday during Lent at 7:00 PM, beginning on Friday, March 18th.  Like last year, we will be using social justice themed scripts for these services.  All are welcome! 

St. Ann Synod Report

Thank you to all who participated in the synod through voiced and written responses and prayer.  Thanks especially to Pierrette, Barb, Susan and Mark for all the work they put in organizing and running the listening sessions!  Here is a link to the report written by the committee, followed by a list of the responses.  https://wp.me/p91S6R-1pd

Reconciliation Service

Our Lenten Reconciliation service will be held on Sunday March 27 after the 9:00 AM Mass, at about 10:30 AM.  These services are always very prayerful and are sometimes called one of St. Ann’s best kept secrets.   Please schedule individual Confession with Father at another time. There will also be a reconciliation component to the Sunday Zoom prayer service on March 27 at 7:00 PM.  We hope you will join us for one of the services!

St. Oscar Romero Feast Day

St. Oscar Romero’s Feast Day is on March 24th.  The Orellana family will help the St. Ann community to celebrate his Feast Day on Saturday March 26th at the 4:00 PM Mass. All are welcome! 

Thank you! 

Thank you to all the generous parishioners who brought cards and gifts for Sonia and Michel’s virtual baby shower this weekend – they were very touched.  And thank you to Sonia & Michel for allowing us to share in their joy, as we await the arrival of their new family member. Father Patrick blessed all of the gifts for them after Mass on Sunday.

Climate Action Corner

The world celebrated Water – our precious gift of life – on March 22nd for World Water Day. Here’s a few ways to conserve during our drought: turn off the faucet after soaping your hands or brushing your teeth and even try it while you shower. Lessen the lawn watering this summer.

Pray For Ukraine – From the Office of Bishop Daly

Pope Francis asks bishops to join consecration to Russia, Ukraine; Spokane will do so this Friday 3/25

Last Tuesday, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Read More

Bishop Daly also invites the faithful to join him in praying for Russia and Ukraine. The consecration will take place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane at 10:00 am this Friday, March 25 with Bishop Daly leading the Rosary. Please share this announcement with others and if at all possible, join Bishop Daly at the Cathedral or in spirit wherever you are. 

Please continue to pray for peace in Russia and Ukraine. 

Help For Ukraine

If you are looking for a way to help Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees, you can donate by going to the Catholic Charities website, www.cceasternwa.org – go to “donate” where there is an option just for Ukrainian relief.   Checks can be sent to Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 2253, Spokane WA  99210, with Ukraine noted in the memo line.  Almost 100% of donations will be forwarded to Catholic Relief Services, with a small amount retained in the event of local needs for refugees and displaced Ukrainians who may come to our part of the U.S.  Or contributions can be directed to Catholic Relief Services at their website:  www.crs.org. 

Here is an informative video about how CRS is helping Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UA5jz8EhPw

Craig’s Corner

Here is Craig’s reflection for the beginning of Lent: https://wp.me/p91S6R-1p9

Craig’s Discussion Group

Craig’s Discussion group is finishing up discussion about the book “The Meaning of Mary Magdalene” and will be moving on to something new soon. The group meets on Mondays at 2:30 PM on Zoom.  Please email the parish office if you are interested in joining the discussion group.

Daily Devotional for Lent – Full to the Brim

For the season of Lent this year, St. Ann is again using the Sanctified Arts program in our liturgies. This program includes a Lenten Devotional booklet that the parish can use together.  There is a download link for the virtual version, or you can email the office to request a printed copy.  Here is the link to download a copy:  https://wp.me/p91S6R-1ou

Lenten Project 

For St. Ann’s Lenten project this year, our community will continue to collect donations for an Afghan family in Spokane.  Instead of collecting general household items, like we did with our World Relief collection in January, we have a basket in the church with tags asking for specific items needed by family members. (We will also work on setting up an online giving site for those not yet attending Mass in person – or you can email the office to ask for a tag.)   We ask that you please only bring items that are on the tags and bring the tag back with your donation.  Thank you so much to all those who picked up tags already!  

Roof Donation – Thank you

All Saints Catholic School teacher Lauren E. and her husband Tim have made a significant donation to our “Raise the Roof” campaign in honor of Tim’s grandmother, Francis.  We are very thankful for their kind and generous donation!  You have helped us get closer to replacing the roof on St. Ann’s Church.

Raise the Roof – Wine Sale

You can support the Raise the Roof fundraiser by buying wines from the St. Ann wine shop.  There are still some wines left from the February sales in the online wine shop – and more wines coming soon.  https://www.rimacrafts.com/   

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.)

Fridays at 7:00 PM during Lent – Stations of the Cross service on Zoom

March 24 – St. Oscar Romero Feast Day

March 26 – Celebration of St. Oscar Romero Feast day at the 4:00 PM Mass

March 26 – Parish Council meeting

March 27 – Reconciliation service after the 9:00 AM Mass (at about 10:30 AM)

April 3 – Swahili Mass at 11:00 AM

April 10 – Palm Sunday (Services on Saturday at 4:00 PM and Sunday at 9:00 AM)

April 14 – Holy Thursday – 7:00 PM – services in the church and on Zoom

April 15 – Good Friday – 7:00 PM – services in the church and on Zoom

April 16 –  Easter Vigil – 8:00 PM

April 17 – Easter Sunday – 9:00 AM

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/

Message from the Pastoral Team About Relaxing of the Mask Mandate

According to the Washington State Department of Health, as of Saturday, March 12th, 2022, masking will be optional in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Although this is a relaxation in mask protocols, if you or your family members feel more comfortable wearing a mask, you are certainly welcome to continue doing so. As a welcoming and accepting community, we must remain respectful of others’ feelings and not judge others’ personal decisions. Father Patrick, members of the Pastoral Team who assist him at Mass, and ministers on the altar will continue to wear masks and follow Covid safety protocols during Mass. The Pastoral Team asks that you prayerfully consider your comfort level, as well as the safety of the vulnerable in our community, when you make a decision for yourself and your family members. We ask for your patience and understanding as the Pastoral Team continues to monitor and carefully consider decisions about any changes to our Covid safety protocols.

Franciscan Corner 

“The Lord taught me what was mine to do, may He teach you what is yours to do”. All his life, Francis asked, what do you want of me, Lord? Teach me your ways. It was not like Moses getting the answer on tablets of stone. The answer was written on his heart each and every day: “act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God.” May the Lord teach you what is yours to do.

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

Prayer Requests

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-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.

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 Totals – January 2022

General Collection              $20,071.61 

Roof Fund                                 $4,864.70 

Building Fund                        $1,122.84

Neighborhood Collection          $1,871.67

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 3rd Sunday of Lent – March 20, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, March 20th, 2022 –  3rd Sunday of Lent

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

Reminder – Saturday Mass Time Change This Weekend!

Starting this weekend, on March 19th, our Saturday Mass will begin at 4:00 PM and will continue at that time until the time changes again in November.  

Stations of the Cross – Fridays at 7:00 PM

The Social Justice Ministry will be hosting Stations of the Cross services on Zoom each Friday during Lent at 7:00 PM, beginning this Friday, March 18th.  Like last year, we will be using social justice themed scripts for these services.  All are welcome! 

 If you would like to volunteer to read at one of the services, please email communityofstann@gmail.com  

Virtual Baby Shower for Sonia & Michel!

The St. Ann community is excited to celebrate with Sonia and Michel as they prepare to welcome a baby into the family this April.  This coming weekend of March 19 & 20, we ask for your prayers of welcoming and celebration. We will also have a basket at the front of the church for those who would like to “shower” the baby with gifts.  

Please email the parish office if you have any questions.

St. Ann Synod Report

Thank you to all who participated in the synod through voiced and written responses and prayer.  Thanks especially to Pierrette, Barb, Susan and Mark for all the work they put in organizing and running the listening sessions!  Here is a link to the report written by the committee, followed by a list of the responses. https://wp.me/p91S6R-1pd

Daily Devotional for Lent – Full to the Brim

For the season of Lent this year, St. Ann will again use the Sanctified Arts program in our liturgies. This program includes a Lenten Devotional booklet that the parish can use together.  There is a download link for the virtual version, or you can email the office to request a printed copy.

To download a copy: https://wp.me/p91S6R-1ou

Craig’s Corner – Lenten Discussion group

Here is Craig’s reflection for the beginning of Lent: https://wp.me/p91S6R-1p9

Craig is also offering to lead an additional discussion group focusing on the Lenten Devotional from Sanctified Arts that St. Ann is using as a parish during Lent.   A day and time will be chosen by those who are interested in joining this group.  Please email the parish office if you are interested in joining this new discussion group!  

Lenten Project 

This Lent, St. Ann’s will continue to collect donations for an Afghan family in Spokane.  Instead of collecting general household items, like we did with our World Relief collection in January, we have a basket in the church with tags asking for specific items needed by family members. (We will also work on setting up an online giving site for those not yet attending Mass in person – or you can email the office to ask for a tag.)   We ask that you please only bring items that are on the tags and bring the tag back with your donation.  Thank you so much to all those who picked up tags already!  

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.)

Fridays at 7:00 PM during Lent – Stations of the Cross service on Zoom

March 16 – Social Justice Ministry meeting 6:30 PM on Zoom

March 19 – Saturday Mass changes to 4:00 PM

March 19 – Finance Committee meeting

March 19 & 20 – Virtual Baby Shower for Sonia & Michel

March 26 – Celebration of St. Oscar Romero Feast day

March 26 – Parish Council meeting

March 27 – Reconciliation service after the 9:00 AM Mass (at about 10:30 AM)

April 3 – Swahili Mass at 11:00 AM

April 10 – Palm Sunday (Services on Saturday at 4:00 PM and Sunday at 9:00 AM)

April 14 – Holy Thursday – 7:00 PM

April 15 – Good Friday – 7:00 PM

April 16 –  Easter Vigil – 8:00 PM

April 17 – Easter Sunday – 9:00 AM

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/

Message from the Pastoral Team About Relaxing of the Mask Mandate

According to the Washington State Department of Health, as of Saturday, March 12th, 2022, masking will be optional in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Although this is a relaxation in mask protocols, if you or your family members feel more comfortable wearing a mask, you are certainly welcome to continue doing so. As a welcoming and accepting community, we must remain respectful of others’ feelings and not judge others’ personal decisions. Father Patrick, members of the Pastoral Team who assist him at Mass, and ministers on the altar will continue to wear masks and follow Covid safety protocols during Mass. The Pastoral Team asks that you prayerfully consider your comfort level, as well as the safety of the vulnerable in our community, when you make a decision for yourself and your family members. We ask for your patience and understanding as the Pastoral Team continues to monitor and carefully consider decisions about any changes to our Covid safety protocols.

Roof Donation – Thank you

All Saints Catholic School teacher Lauren E. and her husband Tim have made a significant donation to our “Raise the Roof” campaign in honor of Tim’s grandmother, Francis H.  We are very thankful for their kind and generous donation!  You have helped us get closer to replacing the roof on St. Ann’s Church.

Raise the Roof – Wine Sale

You can support the Raise the Roof fundraiser by buying wines from the St. Ann wine shop.  There are still some wines left from the February sales in the online wine shop – and more wines coming soon.  https://www.rimacrafts.com/  

Franciscan Corner 

“The Lord taught me what was mine to do, may He teach you what is yours to do”.

Francis asked the Pope to allow him and his followers to live the Gospel, literally. The Pope thought it would be too hard a life. So they dialogued, they prayed, they talked, and they listened. The Pope had a dream and in that dream he saw a poor man holding up the church and recognized that that poor man was Francis. He gave his blessing to Francis and the brothers to live the Gospel. Don’t dismiss your dreams, they may just be the impetus to respond to the needs of the world in our time. Listen to them, talk to others about them, pray about them and then, do what is yours to do.

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

Prayer Requests

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-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.

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 TOTALS – DECEMBER 2021

General Collection              $13,106.59

Roof Fund                                 $1,936.95

Building Fund                            $72.03

Neighborhood Collection            $973.79