** Reminder! **
Rehearsal for the Children’s Christmas program is at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 23rd. The Christmas choir will rehearse at 11:00 AM.
*** Christmas Mass Times ***
* Tuesday, December 24th – Christmas Eve Mass – 4:30 PM. Followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. Please bring a snack or dessert to share!
* Wednesday, December 25th – Christmas Day Mass – 9:00 AM
Thank you to Jolie and all the youth (and parents!) who came to decorate cookies this morning for the Sunday Lunch Program’s Christmas meal on Sunday. Thanks, also, to everyone who donated cookies and frosting. The cookies look wonderful…. and the Hall is decorated for Christmas! We are blessed.
Star of Wonder – A Celebration of Epiphany in Song & Poetry: Join us as we celebrate Epiphany with music by our wonderful St. Ann music groups, and original poetry read by three St Ann poets! This event will be held at St. Ann Church on January 5th, 3:00 – 4:30 PM, followed by a reception in the Hall. In addition to being a wonderful chance to spend time together in community, celebrating the gifts being shared with us, this will be a fundraiser for our Social Concerns fund, to help those in need in our neighborhood & parish. All are welcome!
Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2460852267486163/
On Saturday, December 21st, at 10:00 AM, the youth will be decorating cookies in the Parish Hall for the Sunday Lunch Program Christmas Meal, and watching a Christmas movie!
On Sunday, December 22nd, after the 9:00 AM Mass, we will be decorating the church for Christmas. Grab your coffee and donut and come back over to the church join us in the church to help. If you would like to donate a poinsettia or two, that would be most welcome.
A big thank you to the members of our liturgy committee who helped plan a beautiful Reconciliation service for our community this past Sunday morning. We were called to mercy and reminded to prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus by laying straw in the manger….a powerful image for us all as we continue through the Advent and Christmas season.
Save the Date!
St. Ann will host an Epiphany Celebration on Sunday, January 5th, 3:00-4:30 PM. Join us for a concert by our wonderful musicians and readings by some talented St. Ann poets, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. This event will also be a fundraiser for our Social Concerns fund, to help those in need in our neighborhood and parish community.
Thank you to all the women who participated in our Women of Grace Advent Retreat this morning. And a special thanks to Jolie for leading us in this prayerful time together. Our community is blessed with wonderful women – it was a joy to spend some time with some of them today.