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The Fig Tree and Salt & Light Bulletin – Summer 2020

During the pandemic, we are posting the link for The Fig Tree that we usually have copies of in the entry of the church. Here is the link: https://www.thefigtree.org/

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time – August 2, 2020

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

18th Sunday of Ordinary Time – August 2, 2020

New!! Sign Up Link for August Mass at St. Ann

As our attendance numbers are increasing, it is more important to sign up online ahead of time. Please use the link below to sign up to attend Mass at St. Ann for the month of August. (Please be sure to check the date of the Mass you are signing up for so you sign up for the one you want to attend!) Thank you!

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

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

We require that everyone – including children over 2 – wear a mask during Mass, and maintain social distancing. (One household per pew!) We ask that parishioners enter by the front doors only so that staff can keep an accurate count. Hand sanitizer is also provided by each door. If you need assistance signing up, please call the parish office (535-3031) or email info@stannsspokane.org Thank you!

Readers Needed for Mass in August

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

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

Prayer Service on Zoom – Sunday at 11:00 AM

We will continue to offer the Prayer service on Zoom for those members of our community who are unable to attend Mass, so that we can continue to gather together in prayer. Through the Summer months, we are using a new format – Lectio Divina – for our prayer service, which allows for meditation, listening and sharing. The link is emailed out through the parish email list on Saturday. All are welcome – please join us!

Readers List for Prayer Services on Zoom

August 2 – Kerry M.

August 9 – Bob B.

August 16 – John W.

August 23 – Pierrette W.

Reader still needed for August 30.

Social Justice Committee

The staff would like to start a social justice committee at St. Ann. This group would discuss social justice issues and set guidelines to help advise Father Patrick about what types of issues our community wants to support. If you are interested in being a part of this committee, please contact a member of the parish staff.

Prayer Booklets Available

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

Online Giving Now Available With Tithe.ly

You can donate using the direct link here: https://tithe.ly/give?c=2044739 or you can go to the tithe.ly website or download the App and search for St. Ann Catholic Church.

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

St. Ann Church Roof Fundraiser T-shirt Sale!

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

Prayer Requests

Please pray for these community members in need of our support or healing:

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

Pat S. Janet S.

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

‘Paul B. Miguel R.

Franciscan Corner

In the Franciscan tradition, today is the feast of the Portiuncula (Italian) also called The Little Portion. This small chapel, which Francis repaired, is where Francis began the Franciscan order. When the Sisters of St Francis closed St Joseph Family Center in 2017, they wanted to continue to share their Franciscan spirituality here in Spokane and looked for a new location. They found a home in a familiar place –St Charles parish. Two Sisters opened “The Little Portion”, a ministry of spiritual direction, retreats and accompaniment. It was a homecoming for them because in 1951 this same congregation of Franciscan Sisters opened St Charles school. Who says you can’t go home again?

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

2019 Annual Catholic Appeal
St. Ann met the goal for 2019 of $21,526, with 60% participation across the parish. Thank you!!

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

Thank You For Your Support!
Thank you for your generous support! If you would like to send in a donation, our mailing address is: 2116 E 1st Ave Spokane WA 99202
Or you can donate online with Tithe.ly here: https://tithe.ly/give?c=2044739

If you would like to receive the St. Ann Virtual Bulletin directly in your inbox each week, sign up for Flocknotes! Text SanctuaryOfLove to 84576, or look for Community of St. Ann on the Flocknotes website.

St Ann Virtual Bulletin – 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time – July 26, 2020

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time – July 26 , 2020

Sign up link for July Masses at St. Ann

As our attendance numbers are increasing, it is helpful to sign up online ahead of time. Here is the link to sign up to attend Mass at St. Ann for the month July. (Please be sure to check the date of the Mass you are signing up for so you sign up for the one you want to attend!) Thank you!

July: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f45abaa22a5ff2-stann1

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

Sunday Mass at St. Ann!

In order to celebrate Mass during Phase 2, we are required to limit the number of parishioners at each Mass to 45 people, and to keep contact information on file for all those attending Mass. To ensure that there is space for those who want to attend Mass, we ask that you sign up ahead of time using the link above. If you need assistance signing up, call the parish office or email info@stannsspokane.org

Due to the restrictions, we also require that everyone – including children over 2 – to wear a mask during Mass, and use the hand sanitizer provided at the doors upon entering. We ask that parishioners enter by the front doors only so that we can keep an accurate count. Thank you for your understanding.

Readers Needed for Mass in July & August

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

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

Prayer Service on Zoom – Sunday at 11:00 AM

We will continue to offer the Prayer service on Zoom for those members of our community who are unable to attend Mass, so that we can continue to gather together in prayer. Through the Summer months, we are using a new format – Lectio Divina – for our prayer service, which allows for meditation, listening and sharing. We will allow for further discussion after the prayer service for those who would like to continue the conversation. Please join us!

Readers List for Prayer Services on Zoom

July 26 – Shonna B.

August 2 – Kerry M.

August 9 – Bob B.

August 16 – John W.

Readers still needed for August 23 & 30.

Social Justice Committee

As Craig mentioned during the Zoom prayer service, the staff would like to start a social justice committee at St. Ann. This group would discuss social justice issues and set guidelines to help advise Father Patrick about what types of issues our community wants to support. If you are interested in being a part of this committee, please contact a member of the parish staff.

Prayer Booklets Available

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

Online Giving Now Available With Tithe.ly

You can donate using the direct link here: https://tithe.ly/give?c=2044739

Or you can go to tithe.ly/give or download the App and search for St. Ann Catholic Church.

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

St. Ann Church Roof Fundraiser T-shirt Sale!

Thank you to all the community members who have supported the church roof fundraiser by buying St. Ann t-shirts! We so appreciate your support! There are still shirts available in most sizes. If you’d like a St. Ann shirt, you can purchase one after Mass, or order one online and arrange for pick up. Here is the link to the online order form: https://tinyurl.com/StAnntshirt

St. Ann Fundraiser t-shirt design!

It is also possible to pay for your shirt online on Tithe.ly – https://tithe.ly/give?c=2044739

Thank You from St. Ann

The St. Ann Parish staff would like to thank some of the parishioners who work tirelessly behind the scenes at our church. This week we’d like to thank:

Susan L. – Thank you for working behind the scenes with the hospitality committee to help out with parish events, celebrations and funerals for so many years. Thanks especially for all your work to get the new St. Ann t-shirts designed and printed. We so appreciate all that you do!

Prayer Requests

Please pray for these community members in need of our support or healing:

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

Pat S. Janet S.

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

Paul B. Miguel R.

Franciscan Corner

Outside the walls. Down from Assisi, outside the walls, is a little chapel called the Portiuncula (The Little Portion). It was erected around 355 by hermits who were said to have brought relics from the grave of the Blessed Virgin. The chapel belonged to the Benedictine monks. In the time of Francis, it was abandoned and in bad condition. Francis rebuilt this church after he heard the words “go, rebuild my church which you see if falling into ruin.” It was here Francis lived, here that he founded the Franciscan order by building huts around it for his men, here that he received Clare and thus founded the second order, the Poor Ladies, aka, the Poor Clares. It was here that he welcomed men and women who wanted to follow him and became the third order, and it was here that Francis came to die. Good things happened outside the walls, outside security. Any good thing happening outside your walls?

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

2019 Annual Catholic Appeal
St. Ann met the goal for 2019 of $21,526, with 60% participation across the parish. Thank you!!

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

Thank You For Your Support!
Thank you for your generous support! If you would like to send in a donation, our mailing address is: 2116 E 1st Ave Spokane WA 99202
Or you can donate online with Tithe.ly here: https://tithe.ly/give?c=2044739

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time – July 19, 2020

St. Ann Catholic Church Virtual Bulletin – 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time – July 19 , 2020

Sign up link for July Masses at St. Ann

As our attendance numbers are increasing, it is helpful to sign up online ahead of time. Here is the link to sign up to attend Mass at St. Ann for the month July. (Please be sure to check the date of the Mass you are signing up for so you sign up for the one you want to attend!) Thank you!

JulySign up for Mass in July!

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

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Sunday Mass at St. Ann

In order to celebrate Mass during Phase 2, we are required to limit the number of parishioners at each Mass to 45 people, and to keep contact information on file for all those attending Mass. To ensure that there is space for those who want to attend Mass, we ask that you sign up ahead of time using the links above. If you need assistance signing up, call the parish office or email communityofstann@gmail.com.

Due to the restrictions, we also require that everyone – including children over 2 – to wear a mask during Mass, and use the hand sanitizer provided at the doors upon entering. We ask that parishioners enter by the front doors only so that we can keep an accurate count. Thank you for your understanding

Social Justice Committee

As Craig mentioned during the Zoom prayer service last week, the staff would like to start a social justice committee at St. Ann. This group would discuss social justice issues and set guidelines to help advise Father Patrick about what types of issues our community wants to support. If you are interested in being a part of this committee, please contact a member of the parish staff.

Online Giving Now Available With Tithe.ly

You can donate using the direct link here: Give Now with Tithe.ly!   Or you can go to tithe.ly/give or download the App and search for St. Ann Catholic Church.

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The direct link can also be easily found on our website on the Contact and Giving page. St. Ann Contact & Giving Page

St. Ann Church Roof Fundraiser T-shirt Sale!

Thank you to everyone who came to our socially distanced fundraiser on Saturday to pick up their St. Ann t-shirts… along with St Ann blend coffee, and mystery bottles of wine! It was so good seeing you all, and we so appreciate your support for our church roof fundraiser.

There are still shirts available in most sizes. If you’d like a St. Ann shirt, you can purchase one after Mass, or order one online and arrange for pick up. Here is the link to the online order form:  https://tinyurl.com/StAnntshirt

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It is also possible to pay for your shirt online. See link to Tithe.ly above!

Prayer Service on Zoom – Sunday at 11:00 AM

We will continue to offer the Prayer service on Zoom for those members of our community who are unable to attend Mass, so that we can continue to gather together in prayer. The time of this service has been moved to 11:00 AM on Sunday, so that Father Patrick and others are able to celebrate Mass and also join us for the Zoom prayer service.

Through the Summer months, we are using a new format – Lectio Divina – for our prayer service, which allows for meditation, listening and sharing. We will allow for further discussion after the prayer service for those who would like to continue the conversation.

Readers Needed for Mass and Zoom Prayer Services in July!

We are in need of readers for both Masses and for the Zoom Prayer services! Please use the link below to sign up if you would like to be a reader if you are attending Mass and are willing to read.

Sign up to be a Reader at Mass!

As we change to a new format for the Zoom Prayer service during the Summer, we will need at least one reader – please contact Jolie if you are willing to be a reader for the prayer service. We will also need one reader per Mass to do 1st and 2nd readings, the responsorial psalm in between if musicians are not available, and the prayers of the faithful (found in the red missal book) following the homily. If you need assistance to sign up, call the parish office or email communityofstann@gmail.com. Thank you for your participation!

Prayer Requests

* Please continue to pray for the family of Paul B. who passed away recently.. Paul’s quiet wisdom was a blessing to our parish and our Finance Committee for many years. May his wife Marg and their family and friends feel the love and support of our community during this time of loss.

* Please pray for staff member Erin L. as she recovers from another surgery this week; we are thankful to hear that she is doing well!

* Please pray for Dianne F. who is recovering from knee surgery, and in thanksgiving that her mother Shirley is back home and feeling better. May they both continue to heal.

* Prayers are requested for Janet S who is having issues with mobility, though her spirit remains strong.

*.Please continue to pray for healing for Crystal M. who is home recovering after suffering a cardiac arrest. We are so thankful for her continued recovery, and happy to see her masked face at Mass!

* Please continue to pray for Nancy J. as she recovers from another surgery. And also for Peder as he cares for her. May she continue to heal so that she can return to celebrate with us on Zoom.

* Please pray for Pat S. who is struggling with the isolation during the closure. Contact the parish staff or Mark W. for her contact information if you would like to call or send her a card.

* Please pray also for all our elders who are isolated and unable to join our community for Mass or Zoom during this time.

Thank You from St. Ann

The St. Ann Parish staff would like to thank some of the parishioners who work tirelessly behind the scenes at our church. This week we’d like to thank:

Judi P.– for counting the collection, even during the closure, and for always being willing to help out with events for the parish. We so appreciate all that you do for the community of St. Ann!

Dave & Sue R. – for the many years of leading us in song for the Saturday Mass, and their willingness to continue helping with music during our Zoom services. We are so grateful for the gift of music you shared with us, and the wisdom you have shared with the liturgy committee, for so many years. – and look forward to seeing you in the pews as you enjoy your retirement from the music ministry!

Franciscan Corner

Outside the walls. Did you know that when Franciscans opened a new mission, they always did so “outside” the walls of the city? When St Francis parish, here in Spokane, was founded, it was on the outer limits of the city. You wouldn’t think so today, but as city expanded, it pushed out further and so today St Francis parish in no longer “outside”. Why did Franciscans always want to be outside the “walls”? Because that’s where the poor were, that’s where the poor still are. Walls don’t have to be made of brick and mortar or iron beams. There can be walls around our hearts, around our attitudes, around our imaginations, around our love. We choose to live within the walls, or we choose to live outside them. What do choice do we make today?

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

Prayer Booklets Available

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

2019 Annual Catholic Appeal
St. Ann met the goal for 2019 of $21,526, with 60% participation across the parish. Thank you!!

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

Thank You For Your Support!
Thank you for your generous support! If you would like to send in a donation, our mailing address is: 
2116 E 1st Ave Spokane WA 99202
Or you can donate online with Tithe.ly here:  Give Now with Tithe.ly!

If you would like to receive the St. Ann Virtual Bulletin directly in your inbox, sign up for St. Ann emails and texts from Flocknotes at  https://communityofstann.flocknote.com  or text SanctuaryofLove to 84576

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time – July 12, 2020

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin
15th Sunday of Ordinary Time – July 12 , 2020

Online Giving Now Available With Tithe.ly

You can donate using the direct link here: Give Now with Tithe.ly
Or you can go to tithe.ly/give or download the App and search for St. Ann Catholic Church.

dscf9850 online giving with text

The direct link can also be easily found on our website on the Contact and Giving page.
Contact & Giving

St. Ann Church Roof Fundraiser T-shirt Sale!
Thank you to everyone who came to our socially distanced fundraiser on June 27th to pick up their St. Ann t-shirts… along with St Ann blend coffee, and mystery bottles of wine! It was so good seeing you all, and we so appreciate your support for our church roof fundraiser.

There are still shirts available in most sizes. If you’d like a St. Ann shirt, you can purchase one after Mass, or order one online and arrange for pick up. Here is the link to the online order form:  https://tinyurl.com/StAnntshirt

st ann tee

It is also possible to pay for your shirt online. See link to Tithe.ly above!

Sign up link for July Masses at St. Ann
Here is the link to sign up to attend Mass at St. Ann for the month July. Please be sure to check the date of the Mass you are signing up for so you don’t sign up for a Mass that has already passed. Thank you! Sign up for July Masses!

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

In order to celebrate Mass during Phase 2, we are required to limit the number of parishioners at each Mass to 45 people, and to keep contact information on file for all those attending Mass. To ensure that there is space for those who want to attend Mass, we ask that you sign up ahead of time using the links above. If you need assistance signing up, call the parish office or email communityofstann@gmail.com.

Due to the restrictions, we also require that everyone – including children over 2 – to wear a mask to Mass, and use the hand sanitizer provided at the doors upon entering. We ask that parishioners enter by the front doors only so that we can keep an accurate count. Thank you for your understanding.

Prayer Service on Zoom – Sunday at 11:00 AM
We will continue to offer the Prayer service on Zoom for those members of our community who are unable to attend Mass, so that we can continue to gather together in prayer. The time of this service has been moved to 11:00 AM on Sunday, so that Father Patrick and others are able to celebrate Mass and also join us for the Zoom prayer service.

Through the Summer months, we are using a new format – Lectio Divina – for our prayer service, which allows for meditation, listening and sharing. We will allow for further discussion after the prayer service for those who would like to continue the conversation.

Readers Needed for Mass and Zoom Prayer Services in July!
We are in need of readers for both Masses and for the Zoom Prayer services! Please use the link below to sign up if you would like to be a reader for one of the Zoom services, or if you are attending Mass and are willing to read. Readers for Zoom Services & Mass

As we change to a new format for the Zoom Prayer service during the Summer, we will need at least one reader. We will only need one reader per Mass to do 1st and 2nd readings, the responsorial psalm in between if musicians are not available, and the prayers of the faithful (found in the red missal book) following the homily. If you need assistance to sign up, call the parish office or email communityofstann@gmail.com. Thank you for your participation!

Prayer Requests
* Please continue to pray for Paul B. who passed away last week. Paul’s quiet wisdom was a blessing to our parish for many years. May his wife Marg and their family and friends feel the love and support of our community at this time of loss.
* Please pray for staff member Erin L. as she recovers from another surgery this week.
* Please pray for Dianne F. who is recovering from knee surgery, and in thanksgiving for her mother Shirley who is back home and feeling better. May they both continue to heal.
* Prayers are requested for Janet S who is having issues with mobility, though her spirit remains strong.
*.Please continue to pray for healing for Crystal M. who is home recovering after suffering a cardiac arrest. We are so thankful for her continued recovery, and happy to see her masked face at Mass!
* Please continue to pray for Nancy J. as she recovers from another surgery. And also for Peder as he cares for her. May she continue to heal so that she can return to celebrate with us on Zoom.
* Please pray for Pat S. who is struggling with the isolation during the closure. Contact the parish staff or Mark W. for her contact information if you would like to call or send her a card.
* Please pray also for all our elders who are isolated and unable to join our community for Mass or Zoom during this time.

Thank You from St. Ann! 
The St. Ann Parish staff would like to thank some of the parishioners who work tirelessly behind the scenes for our community. This week we’d like to thank:

Richard D., Kathy D., Kelleen E. and Ruth H. for all their work with the youth group this past year! We so appreciate your willingness to help Jolie with our youth liturgy program during Mass each week. Thanks for all that you do!

Franciscan Corner
Outside the walls. Francis of Assisi born 1182, died 1226. He was frail in his youth. He had a long recovery from sickness he got while in the prison in Perugia. He embraced and kissed a leper! He didn’t take care of Brother Body, and thus he was ill for much of his life. Some think he died of a form of leprosy. He died outside the walls of Assisi. He died away from family. He died surrounded by those who became his brothers. Today many people are dying away from their family, family members are not allowed to be with them. They are dying surrounded by doctors and nurses who have become family. Let us pray for those who have died, for their families and for their “new” family members who held their hands as they took their last breathe and entered paradise.
(Thank you to Sr. Joanne for sharing these Franciscan reflections with us.)

2019 Annual Catholic Appeal
St. Ann met the goal for 2019 of $21,526, with 60% participation across the parish. Thank you!!

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

Thank You For Your Support!
Thank you for your generous support! If you would like to send in a donation, our mailing address is: 2116 E 1st Ave Spokane WA 99202
Or you can donate online with Tide.ly here:  Give Now with Tithe.ly

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St. Ann Church Roof Fundraiser T-shirts Still On Sale!

Thank you to everyone who has purchased a St. Ann t-shirt to support our church roof fundraiser. We so appreciate your support. There are still shirts available in most sizes. If you’d like to order a shirt, you can purchase one after Mass, or order one online and arrange for pick up. Here is the link to the online order form: https://tinyurl.com/StAnntshirt
It is also now possible to pay for your shirt online here: Give now on Tithe.ly

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St. Ann Virtual Bulletin -14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 5, 2020

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin
14th Sunday of Ordinary Time – July 5, 2020

 

Online Giving now available with Tide.ly

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You can use the direct link here: Give Now
Or you can go to tithe.ly/give or download the App and search for St. Ann Catholic Church.

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

St. Ann Church Roof Fundraiser T-shirt Sale!
Thank you to everyone who came to our socially distanced fundraiser on Saturday to pick up their St. Ann t-shirts – along with St Ann blend coffee, and mystery bottles of wine! It was so good seeing you all, and we so appreciate your support for our church roof fundraiser.

There are still shirts available in most sizes. If you’d like to order a shirt, here is the link: https://tinyurl.com/StAnntshirt

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If you pre-ordered a t-shirt and were unable to pick it up on Saturday, or made arrangements for an alternate pick up date or delivery, a member of the committee will contact you.

Sign up link for July Masses at St. Ann
Here is the link to sign up to attend Mass at St. Ann for the month July. Please be sure to check the date of the Mass you are signing up for so you don’t sign up for a Mass that has already passed. Thank you!

Julyhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f45abaa22a5ff2-stann1

This link is also available on the home page of the parish website!
In order to celebrate Mass during Phase 2, we are required to limit the number of parishioners at each Mass to 45 people, and to keep contact information on file for all those attending Mass. To ensure that there is space for those who want to attend Mass, we ask that you sign up ahead of time using the links above. If you need assistance signing up, call the parish office.

Due to the restrictions, we also require that everyone wear a mask to Mass, and use the hand sanitizer provided at the doors upon entering. We ask that parishioners enter by the front doors only so that we can keep an accurate count. Thank you for your understanding.

Prayer Service on Zoom – Sunday at 11:00 AM
We will continue to offer the Prayer service on Zoom for those members of our community who are unable to attend Mass, so that we can continue to gather together in prayer. The time of this service has been moved to 11:00 AM on Sunday, so that Father Patrick and others are able to celebrate Mass and also join us for the Zoom prayer service.

Through the Summer months, we are using a new format – Lectio Divina – for our prayer service, which allows for meditation, listening and sharing. We will allow for further discussion after the prayer service for those who would like to continue the conversation.

Readers Needed for Mass and Zoom Prayer Services in July!
We are in need of readers for both Masses and for the Zoom Prayer services! Please use the link below to sign up if you would like to be a reader for one of the Zoom services, or if you are attending Mass and are willing to read. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F45ABAA22A5FF2-readers

As we change to a new format for the Zoom Prayer service during the Summer, we will need at least one reader. We will only need one reader per Mass to do 1st and 2nd readings, the responsorial psalm in between if musicians are not available, and the prayers of the faithful (found in the red missal book) following the homily. If you need assistance to sign up, call the parish office. Thank you for your participation!

Prayer Requests
* Please pray for Paul B. who passed away this week, and for his wife Marg and their family at this difficult time of loss. Paul’s quiet wisdom was a blessing to our parish for many years. May Marg and their family feel the love and support of our community.
* Please pray for Dianne F. who is recovering from knee surgery, and in thanksgiving for her mother Shirley who is back home and feeling better. May they both continue to heal.
* Prayers are requested for Janet S who is having issues with mobility, though her spirit remains strong.
*.Please continue to pray for healing for Crystal M. who is home recovering after suffering a cardiac arrest. We are so thankful for her continued recovery, and happy to see her masked face at Mass!
* Please continue to pray for Nancy J. as she recovers from another surgery. And also for Peder as he cares for her.
* Please pray for Pat S. who is struggling with the isolation during the closure. Contact the parish staff for her contact information if you would like to call or send her a card.
* Please pray also for all our elders who are isolated and unable to join our community for Mass or Zoom during this time.

Thank You from St. Ann
The St. Ann Parish staff would like to thank some of the parishioners who work tirelessly behind the scenes at our church. This week we’d like to thank:

* Sr. Joanne Clavel – for providing us with the Franciscan Corner reflections for our Bulletin each week, and for being one of the people who counted the collection pre-Covid. We so appreciate you!

* Dale Kinzer – for so many years of counting the collection every week; and for his willingness to continue serving our community by being on the parish council. We so appreciate all that you have done for St. Ann!

Community Outreach
The staff is looking for ways to keep our community connected. One idea is to have a letter writing campaign to reach out to parishioners who are unable to attend Mass or the Zoom prayer services. The staff have already been calling and writing to parishioners. If you are interested in being involved in writing letters to parishioners – or have suggestions for parishioners who are unable to join us for Zoom or Mass who we should contact – please email or call the office. We can provide cards and stamps, if needed.

Franciscan Corner
Outside the walls. The old city of Assisi is built on a steep hill surrounded by a wall or reddish stone. In order to enter the city, you have to climb up the hill, and then enter thru one of the arched gates. Inside the city, the people were “safe”. The outcasts lived outside the city, down the hill. Who were these people? Anyone not acceptable—the lepers, the poor. It was outside the walls that Francis lived after he relinquished his family’s wealth and became the poor man of Assisi that we call him today. But why did he live outside the walls? Because that’s where he found people in need of mercy. That’s where he found the poor, the unacceptable, and the lepers. Francis did not live to be safe, he lived to be an instrument of peace, he lived to bring peace and mercy and acceptance to those were labeled “dispensable”. Today we are told to “stay home, stay safe”, but we can still go outside the gates, the walls of our own making and be peacemakers, and be mercy-givers. Take time each day to pray for those in need of peace, for those in need of mercy.
(Thank you to Sr. Joanne for sharing these Franciscan reflections with us each week.)

2019 Annual Catholic Appeal
St. Ann met the goal for 2019 of $21,526, with 60% participation across the parish. Thank you!!

April Collections Totals:
April General Collection: $11,040.00
April Neighborhood Collection: $1,035.00
April Building/Roof Fund Donations: $1,130.00

Thank You For Your Support!
Thank you for your generous support! If you would like to send in a donation, our mailing address is: 2116 E 1st Ave Spokane WA 99202
Or you can donate online with Tide.ly here: Give Now on Tithe.ly

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St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time – June 28, 2020

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin
13th Sunday of Ordinary Time – June 28, 2020

All Are Welcome Under Our Roof! St. Ann T-shirt Fundraiser!        June 27th 12-3PM
The St. Ann Church Roof Fundraising committee has designed some wonderful St. Ann t-shirts to help raise funds to repair the Church Roof.

This Saturday – June 27th – from 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM at the church, we will be holding a socially distant event to pick up & pay for the shirts! You can also pick up “mystery” bottles of wine and St. Ann blend coffee from Cravens If you decide you’d like to buy a shirt when you get there, we will have some shirts available. Adult shirts are $20 and children shirts (12 & under) are $10. (We can only accept cash or check.) The shirt sale will continue past this weekend, and pick up or delivery can be arranged.

Here is the link to pre-order the St Ann t-shirts:  https://tinyurl.com/StAnntshirt

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Sign up link for June & July Masses at St. Ann
Here are the links to sign up to attend Mass at St. Ann for all the weekends for the months of June & July. Please be sure to check the date of the Mass you are signing up for!
June: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f45abaa22a5ff2-stann
July: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f45abaa22a5ff2-stann1

These links are also available on the home page of the parish website!

In order to celebrate Mass during Phase 2, we are required to limit the number of parishioners at each Mass to 45 people, and to keep contact information on file for all those attending Mass. To ensure that there is space for those who want to attend Mass, we ask that you sign up ahead of time using the links above. If you need assistance signing up, call the parish office.

Due to the restrictions, we also require that everyone wear a mask to Mass, and use the hand sanitizer provided at the doors upon entering. We ask that parishioners enter by the front doors only so that we can keep an accurate count. Thank you for your understanding.

Prayer Service on Zoom – Sunday at 11:00 AM
We will continue to offer the Prayer service on Zoom for those members of our community who are unable to attend Mass, so that we can continue to gather together in prayer. The time of this service has been moved to 11:00 AM on Sunday, so that Father Patrick and others are able to celebrate Mass and also join us for the Zoom prayer service. Through the Summer months, we are using a new format – Lectio Divina – for our prayer service, which allows for meditation, listening and sharing. We will allow for further discussion after the prayer service for those who would like to continue the conversation.

Readers Needed for Mass and Zoom Prayer Services in June!
We are in need of readers for both Masses and for the Zoom Prayer services! Please use the link below to sign up if you are attending Mass and are willing to read or if you would like to be a reader for one of the Zoom services. We only need one reader per Mass to do 1st and 2nd readings, the responsorial psalm in between if musicians are not available, and the prayers of the faithful (found in the red missal book) following the homily. As we change to a new format of Prayer service for the Summer, we will also need at least one reader. If you need assistance to sign up, call the parish office. Thank you for your participation!
Here is the sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F45ABAA22A5FF2-readers

Thank You from St. Ann
The St. Ann Parish staff would like to thank some of the parishioners who work tirelessly behind the scenes at our church. This week we’d like to thank:
Mary W., who has been working to help keep the Sunday Lunch program going throughout the closure. Thank you so much for your dedication to helping to continue serving lunches.
James H., who has been faithfully keeping the lawns mowed each week, and the gardens watered and weeded. Thank you so much for all your hard work!

Prayer Requests
* Please pray for Dianne F.’s mother, Shirley, who is in the hospital, and for Dianne who is recovering from knee surgery.
* Prayers are requested for Janet S who is having issues with mobility, though her spirit remains strong.
*.Please continue to pray for healing for Crystal M. who is home recovering after suffering a cardiac arrest. We are so thankful for her continued recovery, and happy to see her masked face at Mass!
* Please continue to pray for Nancy J. as she recovers from surgery and infection. And also for Peder as he cares for her.
* Also please pray for Pat S. who is struggling with the isolation during the closure, and for our elders who are isolated and unable to join our community for Mass or Zoom during this time.

Community Outreach
The staff is looking for ways to keep our community connected. One idea is to have a letter writing campaign to reach out to parishioners who are unable to attend Mass or the Zoom prayer services. If you are interested in being involved in writing letters to parishioners, please email or call the office. We can provide cards and stamps, if needed.

Franciscan Corner
By now our gardens are in full bloom. Colorful flowers brightening our yards, fruit on our trees, perhaps an overabundance of vegetables bursting forth. Our work is paying off! Maybe Francis is hidden now, maybe the flowers (or the weeds) have taken over. But still he stands. He remains constant, watching us work, being there with us, in these graced moments of our lives. As you reach out to uncover the beauty of your garden, to uncover the statue of Francis, do not forget to uncover your own beauty, the person God has made you to be this day, this time. Be open to His tending of your being, allow Him to pull the weeds, to water tenderly and to glory in His creation!
(Thank you to Sr. Joanne for sharing these Franciscan reflections with us.)

2019 Annual Catholic Appeal
St. Ann met the goal for 2019 of $21,526, with 60% participation across the parish. Thank you!!

April Collections Totals:
April General Collection: $11,040.00
April Neighborhood Collection: $1,035.00
April Building/Roof Fund Donations: $1,130.00

Thank You For Your Support!
Thank you for your generous support! If you would like to send in a donation, our mailing address is: 2116 E 1st Ave Spokane WA 99202

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All Are Welcome Under Our Roof! St. Ann T-shirt Fundraiser! June 27th 12-3PM

The St. Ann Church Roof Fundraising committee has designed some wonderful St. Ann t-shirts to help raise funds to repair the Church Roof.

Here is the link to preorder shirts: https://tinyurl.com/StAnntshirt

This Saturday – June 27th – from 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM at the church, we will be holding a socially distant event to pick up & pay for the shirts! You can also pick up “mystery” bottles of wine and St. Ann blend coffee from Cravens If you decide you’d like to buy a shirt when you get there, we will have some shirts available. Adult shirts are $20 and children shirts (12 & under) are $10. (We can only accept cash or check.) The shirt sale will continue past this weekend, and pick up or delivery can be arranged.

T-shirt design below.  Mens shirts have a crew neck, women’s shirts have a scoop neck.

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