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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

St. Ann Synod report – March 15, 2022

Below is the report written by the St. Ann Synod committee, followed by a list of the responses documented at the listening sessions.

RESPONSE TO SYNOD LISTENING SESSION, ST. ANN CHURCH, SPOKANE

The Community of St. Ann responded to the questions posed by the Synod with thoughtful and insightful answers. Themes that recurred included the welcoming, Spirit-filled, inclusive character of St. Ann Church. Music and listening, including these Synodal sessions, also were frequently mentioned.

Language barriers in our multi-cultural congregation are an issue. The restrictions on the roles allowed by the greater church for non-conforming members (race, politics, sexual orientation, age, income, physical or mental ability, and the home-bound) were sited. The subject of constraints on women’s roles was repeatedly raised. The limitations necessitated by the covid pandemic were lamented.

Our congregation looks forward to the restoration of in-person gatherings, strengthening community. We are committed to empowering the marginalized, to listening and acting on what we hear, to keeping our hearts and minds open to the Holy Spirit within and around us.

The questions were guided by the world-wide Synod form, but adapted to St. Ann Church based on our mission statement.

MISSION STATEMENT: The Mission of St. 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. We welcome the Holy Spirit and the challenges and commitments to which we are called.

QUESTIONS:

  1. How are we at St. Ann Church living the good news of Jesus Christ? What experiences do I find joyful? What experiences do I find challenging?
  2. How do we create a family/community of faith that lives with integrity and justice? How do we care for those who are most vulnerable?
  3. How can we better treat one another and all we encounter with dignity and respect?
  4. What difficulties or obstacles do we encounter in living up to St. Ann’s needs?
  5. What can be done so we feel greater ownership in St. Ann, and that encourages our participation? Is there something that hinders my participation?
  6. What more is the Holy Spirit calling us to be, to do at St. Ann?

We recorded everyone’s thoughts and ideas in each Listening Session, and made a list of them.

A total of about 40 people participated in the Listening Sessions.

Publicity consisted of weekly bulletin announcements, virtual and physical, through the month of February and the first week of March, with additional e-mails each week, and announcements at Masses and in virtual prayer services throughout those weeks.

We had a variety of ways and times to participate:

Feb. 19, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

Feb. 26, Saturday, 4:00 p.m., after Mass, in person

Feb. 27, Sunday, 10:30 a.m., after Mass, in person

Feb. 28, Monday, 1:00 p.m., via Zoom

Mar. 1, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom (Spanish/English available)

Mar. 6, Sunday, 12:30, after Mass, in person (Swahili/English available)

A written questionnaire was available in hard copy that could be picked up in person or mailed to a person’s home, and returned to the church.

That questionnaire was on-line on the St. Ann website to be completed virtually.

There was a national LGBTQ on-line survey available Feb. 23.

The Listening Session committee members were available all day Feb. 21stand Feb. 23rd, and after noon on Feb 27th for people to complete the questionnaire by phone.

The Diocese of Spokane had an on-line survey to be completed virtually.

RESPONSES TO LISTENING SESSION QUESTIONS:

Question #1: How are we at St. Ann Church living the good news of Jesus Christ? What experiences do I find joyful? What experiences do I find challenging?

Two comments summarized especially well: “All are welcome.” and “the care we take of others” whom we tend to greet with “open hearts.”

Other ways mentioned were having a contemplative side, being a place of strong faith, reading the Bible, homilies/reflections that deal with real world issues, and presenting meaningful liturgies that carry forward ideas and values to our daily lives.

St. Ann is a joyful community, experienced especially in our diversity, our prayerful music and our friendliness. When covid restrictions arose, we came to realize how much we missed gathering and we used Zoom to add a new dimension for those not able or willing to attend weekend Masses in person.

The best challenge we all face is deciding how to get involved at St. Ann. There are so many excellent options! This was an actual comment; others listed specifics like our sound system, transportation issues, and the upcoming change for children’s liturgy. Of course, covid restrictions were brought up and we received comments about restraints from the broader church.

Question #2: How do we create a family/community of faith that lives with integrity and justice? How do we care for those who are most vulnerable?

St. Ann’s values were formed in the 1980’s, based on the Franciscan model, leading to providing Sanctuary for a Salvadoran family. Current activities include the Sunday Lunch Program, the Social Justice Ministry, and the St. Ann/St. Aloysius Immigration Committee. We have several charitable collections for money and other necessities.

Question #3: How can we better treat one another and all we encounter with dignity and respect?

We need to acknowledge, listen non-judgmentally to, and honor our diverse community, including the youth, the unsung heroines and heroes who need affirmation that they matter and belong, and those not respected by the church hierarchy. We need to know and love ourselves and our individual faith life, and follow our journey as individuals and in community.

Question #4: What difficulties or obstacles do we encounter in living up to the needs of St. Ann?

Difficulties include the small size of our congregation, limiting our finances, e.g., for facility upkeep needs. Aging parishioners find their ability to engage in church activities diminished. And young people often move on. Time constraints, job demands, and lack of transportation can also limit participation. Pandemic constraints have profoundly altered our accustomed ways of building and sustaining community.

Question #5: What can be done so we feel greater ownership in St. Ann, and that encourages our participation. Is there something that hinders our participation?

Participation in our church community is strengthened by gathering together for sacraments and receptions, by prayer, and by seasonal celebrations. These have been sorely missed during the time of covid.

We persist in being welcoming to all, including those who pray in quiet and those who are visible leaders of activities in zoom and in person. Virtual prayer services and meetings have opened new avenues for participation.

Time, “wakati” in Swahili, is an issue. Communication can be an obstacle, especially for non-English speakers.

The gifts of women and opportunities for them are stifled by the broader Church. At St. Ann, we strive to honor and give opportunities to all.

Question #6: What more is the Holy Spirit calling us to do and be at St. Ann?

The Holy Spirit calls us together to St. Ann Church. It is an intentional community; most parishioners live outside its boundaries.

Here we are called to be ourselves, be better people, better Catholics.

We must listen, be open-minded, pray for each other, increase lines of communication, listen to calls for help, and provide help in concrete ways.

We must be a Vatican II church. We must increase women’s roles in our church. Involving the laity in priestly formation was another idea.

We are called to hold the Holy Spirit in our hearts and protect that presence.

Conclusion (from a member of St. Ann Church)

I wish for a Church that understands God is still forming his kingdom.

I wish for a Church that teaches by example.

I wish for a Church that realizes Ozzie and Harriet are not coming back.

I wish for a Church more interested in salvation than control.

I wish for a Church that resists the temptation to force its beliefs on others.

I wish for a Church with fewer Scribes and Pharisees and more Healers.

We thank Pope Francis for this occasion of grace and growth.

And we thank all who participated by voice, written word and prayer in this Synod.

St. Ann Synod Committee: Barbara Baehr, OP; Susana Lopez; Mark Westbrook; and Pierrette L. Wing

With special thanks to Elizabeth Menzies-Lang for publicity and parish website support.

Compilation of Synod Listening Sessions thoughts
Question #1 — How are we at St. Ann Church living the good news of Jesus Christ? What
experiences do I find joyful?
● Diversity of cultures, of languages
● Diversity of incomes, professions – from street people to college professors
● All are Welcome
○ Such a joyful Community
● Women are able to offer reflections
● How good Patrick is with Children
● Music
● Social Events
● Ubuntu
● Contemplative Side of Church
● Place of strong faith, spirit is with us into the future
● “Reading Bible important and to see the people here.” said by a child
● The care we take of others and those in the neighborhood
● Prayers of the Faithful
● Homilies dealing with the real world, not just what happened in Jesus’s time
● “At St. Ann’s we find open hearts and welcoming spirits… music fills us with joy… love
Fr. Patrick’s homilies always fill us…
○ Liked that they asked about masks, and were happy their wishes were honored
● That people knows other’s names
● Clarity and care of how the Liturgy is done
● Music is profound and heartening (all the groups)
● COVID helps us realize how much we miss/need each and brought us Zoom
● Zoom helped us listen to each other, forced us to open our hearts and live our Mission
Statement
● Mission statement is well worded
● St. Ann avoids be too doctrinaire
What experiences do I find challenging?
● That women’s talents are overlooked in our broader church and they cannot use their
gifts.
● Legalisms
● Hard to hear – sound system
● Troubles (physical, logical) in getting to church, but when they get to church people are
friendly and helpful
● So much available, hard to part is deciding
● Rapid growth of church
● COVID affects all the joyful things, hard to know new people, and so many are not
attending.
○ Lack of fullness of Sacraments
○ No receptions
○ No real bread for Eucharist
● Losing Jolie for Children’s Liturgy
● Transportation to get to Church
● Unable to bring out our full potential in Swahili Mass
● Swahili Mass allows celebration of Mass in our culture
○ Language Barrier
Question #2 — How do we create a family/community of faith that lives with integrity
and justice? How do we care for those who are most vulnerable?
● We have Sunday Lunch served with a smile
● Collection for Neighborhood
● Social Concerns / Social Justice Committee
● Parish of different cultures
● Coffee & donuts is missed, as way of reaching out to people
● Invite people to listen to one another (Q#1?)
● Church place to go to pray for each other
● Issue of hearing, listening and helping people (focus on homeless)
● Loved the smiles (masks sadly cover them up)
● The collecting of money for Christmas fundraiser – for families and gifts for children
● People being generous
● Baby showers
● Prayers of the Faithful
● Live respecting each person as a gift
● “The history of St. Ann’s Sanctuary, neighborhood,… wine & coffee sales…”
● Creation of Social Justice Ministry and its subgroups of helping neighbors and
neighborhood, doing education
● Music reaches people, including previous Holiday concert
● Through prayer and donations (Swahili group)
● Encourage friends and family to join the church
● Need to be aware of what people really need
● The people are the church, and they are the people who we serve too.
● Some of our small groups (Zoom?) Mark W. emails keeping us informed
Question #3 — How can we better treat one another and all we encounter with dignity
and respect?
● Being aware of each individual’s faith life and community
● Love your neighbor as yourself
● Look out for others who are on their own. Make people feel like they count and they
belong.
● Acknowledge / honor the children of the church, our future
● Listening to one another
● Welcoming, hospitality
● Challenge of Pandemic, (wearing masks, individual struggles due to pandemic
● Like the Zoom
● Gratitude to Holy Father for asking for this Synod
● Church hierarchy is not respected by all in this group, our community is more liberal
● We are a community of people who chose to be at St. Ann
● Acknowledge the quiet ones
● Celebration of Oscar Romero
● Giving the opportunity to express yourself
Question #4 — What difficulties or obstacles do we encounter in living up to our St.
Ann’s community needs?
● Aging is a challenge, I’m getting too old to participate
● Finances –
● Our youth, they move on… college, etc.
● We come out of culture where we have to work outside of church, we don’t have the
capacity to do more
● But in knowing one another we have each other’s gifts
● The ministry of being parents / role models / mentors for each other
● Why do this survey, it doesn’t matter
● Polarization
● Not knowing people
● All problems are in all neighborhoods, it may be more visible in poor neighborhoods
● Homeless can be scary, but Pope Francis says it is important that we get the smell of the
sheep on us.
Question #5 — What can be done so we feel greater ownership in St. Ann, and that
encourages our participation? Is there something that hinders my participation?
● Transportation, getting to church. Work schedules
● Different languages
● Aging getting older, with less energy
● Evangelizing toward the young.
● You really get back more than you give
● You can be a little helper, you don’t have to be a big helper (leader)
● Having both elements of the active part of our church and the more monastic /
contemplative church
● Mardi Gras & parties
● Appreciating St. Ann though belong to other parishes
● End of COVID!
● Communication issues, who reads what where?
● Appreciate sending out cards
● Include all people in celebrating the Mass
● Swahili group said: Wakati
● Lack of commitment
● The gifts of women need to be honored. We need greater opportunities for women
especially in the broader Church
● Anyone different (gender, divorce, etc) is often excluded by the Hierarchy
● We need to reinforce what the Pope is trying to do with this Synod (listening sessions)
● Pastoral leadership
● Someone needs to listen and it has to go somewhere
Question #6 — What more is the Holy Spirit calling us to do (or be) at St. Ann?
● Calls us to be better people and better Catholics
● Holy Spirit helps us to keep our mind open so we can be better listeners
● We can pray for each other
● We can be ourselves
● We recognize the Holy Spirit is in our heart, protect the Holy Spirit’s presence there
● Women’s roles are promoted by the Spirit
● John the 23 opening the window, continue Vatican II
● That there be greater laity involvement in the formation of priests
● Priests should be chosen by the congregation
● Provide an environment for people where their voices can be heard and be inclusive. We
need to hear from those in need
● Compliance with doctrine or with the Holy Spirit
● Accepting diversity, celebrating Mass as one people
● Serve God, total commitment, while praying the Rosary and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament


Written Individual Responses next page:
An email sent to MarkW:
Mark,
I was disappointed that the synod offers no opportunity for discussion of the Church at large but only at the parish level. When the synod was first announced I spent some time thinking about what I would want Pope Francis to hear. I was pretty sure it would never filter up past the diocese of course but just for the record here it is:
I wish for a Church that understands God is still forming his kingdom.
I wish for a Church that teaches by example.
I wish for a Church that realizes Ozzie and Harriet are not coming back.
I wish for a Church more interested in salvation than control.
I wish for a Church that resists the temptation to force its beliefs on others.
I wish for a Church with fewer Scribes and Pharisees and more healers.
Mike

Craig’s Corner – Craig’s Reflection on the Beginning of Lent – March 10, 2022

Craig’s Thoughts on the Beginning of Lent

The word Lent is an Old English word that simply means spring time. That’s all it originally meant. Late February, March and April. The end of Winter and the beginning of the rebirth of life! Flowers springing from the soil, birds returning to the landscape, new lambs, and other baby animals, trees breaking out into new leaves, more light less dark, more warmth less cold. A time of rebirth and renewal.

Eventually as Western Europe and England became Christian this term became associated with the period of intense preparation for Holy Week and Easter. This time of preparation lasted for 40 days. Forty being a number that is often linked to preparation and beginning. The Israelites wandered for 40 years in the desert. And in one of the accounts of Noah it rains for 40 days and 40 nights. Jesus goes off into the desert for 40 days of preparation and fasting before his public ministry. And there was an ancient Jewish tradition that if a young student spent a period of 40 days with a master rabbi he would then be considered a disciple.

In the early church an adult was not automatically accepted for baptism. They were expected to go through a period of preparation during which time they would learn about the scriptures, they would become a part of the community. When they were considered ready, they would begin a period of intense preparation for baptism/anointing and Eucharist. The sacred Mysteries or Sacraments.  They would not have participated before this time. This period of preparation lasted 40 days. The 40 days before Easter, when they would become full members of the church through baptism/anointing and the breaking of the bread. It was only natural that this period of preparation was identified with the term Lent.

During the middle ages the practice of a Lenten time of fast and abstinence before Easter became universal for all Christians. The same period of time witnessed an increased emphasis on the sinfulness of humans and the need for forgiveness. The practice of Lent moved away from the original idea of preparation towards an ideal of purification. That is the notion of Lent that most of us grew up with. Fast and abstinence, giving up material things, doing penance for sins.

Since the second Vatican Council there has been a return to the idea that Lent is a time of immediate preparation for Easter. The association with the renewed rites of Christian Initiation for Adults has underlined this movement. How can we more fully participate in the sacred mysteries of our faith? How can we recognize our own baptism and what it calls us to be? How can we more fully live out the call that Christ gives to each one of us? Not so much what have we done wrong but more what can we do right.

This Lent at St Ann Parish we have chosen the theme Full to the Brim. What blessings fill our lives, what are the gifts God has given us and how can we live out the promise of those gifts? Day by day and year by year.

Remember you are dust and into dust you shall return. But perhaps even more importantly the question is what will we do with our lives between those two points.

Craig

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 2nd Sunday of Lent – March 13, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, March 13th, 2022 –  2nd Sunday of Lent

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

Reminder – Time Change This Weekend!

This Sunday is the change to Daylight Savings Time, so don’t forget to set your clocks one hour ahead.   Also remember that the following weekend, on March 19, our Saturday Mass will change back to 4:00 PM and continue at that time until the time change in November.

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.

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

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

Craig is offering to lead an additional discussion group using the Lenten Devotional from Sanctified Arts that St. Ann will be using during Lent as a parish.  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 Retreats – March 12 & March 19

 💜 A Heart Contrite and Humble…

Dates: A “virtual” retreat through ZOOM on Saturday, March 12, 2022 / 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM; Or, an “in-person” retreat for those vaccinated on Saturday, March 19, 2022 / 10:00 AM – 3 PM

Where: Virtual retreat on ZOOM / In-person retreat at Cardinal Bea House near GU

Cost: ZOOM retreat$15 suggested donation / In-person retreat – $25 suggested donation

Contact: Sr. Patricia Novak, OSF – Phone (509) 241-3180 / Email: pnovak.sjfc@gmail.com

Lenten Project 

This Lent, St. Ann’s service project will be to collect donations for an Afghan family in Spokane.  This ties in with our Lenten theme of “Full to the Brim” and giving out of an abundance of God’s love and with the Social Justice Ministry theme of caring for immigrants and refugees started in Advent.  Instead of collecting general household items, like we did with our World Relief collection in January, we will 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.)   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 took tags already this past weekend. 

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.  On the 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.

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 12 & 13 – 2nd Collection for those in need in the Neighborhood & Parish

March 19 – Saturday Mass changes to 4:00 PM

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

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

March 26 – Parish Council meeting

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

April 10 – Palm Sunday

April 14 – Holy Thursday

April 15 – Good Friday

April 16 –  Easter Vigil

April 17 – Easter Sunday

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/

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 in March.  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 lived in war times. He wanted to be a knight during the Crusades. He went to war, but soon discovered that was NOT what was his to do. Quite the opposite. He was to be a peacemaker. He lived the peace prayer long before he wrote it. “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace”. What is ours to do today? Prayer is a powerful “weapon”. Let’s use it!

(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
Sr. Anne B.Pat F.Connie Z.Erin 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

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

St. Ann Virtual Bulletin – 1st Sunday of Lent – March 6, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church – Virtual Bulletin

Sunday, March 6th, 2022 – 1st Sunday of Lent

2116 E First Ave Spokane WA 99202

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

Swahili Mass – This Sunday at 11:00 AM

St. Ann celebrates Mass in Swahili on the first Sunday of each month at 11:00 AM.  Please join us for this joyful and prayerful Mass this Sunday, March 6th at 11:00 AM.  All are welcome!  

Last Chance to Participate in the Synod!

Members of the Parish Council have worked to put together a listening session guide and a variety of ways for our community to participate in the Synod at St. Ann. The Pastoral Team and the Parish Council encourage everyone in our community to participate in this sharing with one another.  Thank you to all those who have participated so far! 

There is one more in-person listening session after the 11:00 AM Swahili Mass, which is with Father Patrick in both English and Swahili.  If you are unable or uncomfortable in joining this last listening session, please complete the online survey or print out a copy and return it to the church by this weekend!  

Here is a link to the Synod Listening Session Guide (with survey questions)  that will be used at the listening session – or can be printed out  and returned by this weekend! 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1paXRYt6IjztcEndW30rvPfpTx1pmtHxRpxDVoEQaXcI/edit?usp=sharing

Other opportunities to participate:

St. Ann online synod survey (same survey that was used in the listening sessions):  https://forms.gle/i3cBte4Gr79UzecJ9

Diocsean online synod survey:  https://dioceseofspokane.surveysparrow.com/s/synod-survey/tt-554d0b

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

Craig is offering to lead an additional discussion group using the Lenten  Devotional from Sanctified Arts that St. Ann will be using during Lent as a parish.  Please email the parish office if you are interested in joining this new discussion group! 

Lenten Project 

This Lent, St. Ann’s service project will be to collect donations for an Afghan family, tying in with our Lenten theme of “Full to the Brim” and giving out of an abundance of God’s love and with the Social Justice Ministry theme of caring for immigrants and refugees started in Advent.  Instead of collecting general household items, like we did with our World Relief collection in January, we will 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.)   We ask that you please only bring items that are on the tags!  Thank you.

Lenten Retreats – March 12 & March 19

 💜 A Heart Contrite and Humble…

Dates: A “virtual” retreat through ZOOM on Saturday, March 12, 2022 / 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM; Or, an “in-person” retreat for those vaccinated on Saturday, March 19, 2022 / 10:00 AM – 3 PM

Where: Virtual retreat on ZOOM / In-person retreat at Cardinal Bea House near GU

Cost: ZOOM retreat$15 suggested donation / In-person retreat – $25 suggested donation

Contact: Sr. Patricia Novak, OSF – Phone (509) 241-3180 / Email: pnovak.sjfc@stanncommunityblog

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.  On the 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.  

2022 St. Ann Staff Report

The Pastoral Team would like to tell you about what we’ve been doing for the community of St. Ann this year, what our plans are for the coming year, and how you can get involved in one of our new or revitalized ministries! Please take a few moments to watch this video!

If you are interested in joining any of the Ministries mentioned in the video, sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F45ABAA22A5FF2-stann13 

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.)

March 2 – Ash Wednesday Mass – 7:00 PM

March 2 – Ash Wednesday Zoom service – 7:00 PM

March 6 – Swahili Mass at 11:00 AM

March 6 – Synod listening session after 11:00 AM Mass (in Swahili & English)

March 12 & 13 – 2nd Collection for the Neighborhood & Parish

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

March 26 – Celebration of St. Oscar Romero Feast day

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/

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 in March.  https://www.rimacrafts.com/   

Franciscan Corner 

When St Francis was dying, the brothers gathered around him and he said to them: “The Lord taught me what was mine to do, may He teach you what is yours to do”. Those words were meant not just for the brothers in 1226, but for us too. What is ours to do in 2022? To answer that question, we have to be still, reflect upon our world, discern with others, be open to hear the voice of God in the silence of our hearts and then do and say what is ours to do. Sounds like a good recipe for participating in the Synod that the Pope has called for, doesn’t it?

(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
Sr. Anne B.Pat F.Connie Z.

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

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