The Youth Ministry kick off on Sunday, September 17th was a big success! We have so many youth in our parish that more volunteers are needed. Please talk to Jolie or call the office if you feel called to help with the youth.
Blessings to our amazing youth on their spiritual journey this year. Prayers of thanksgiving and strength for the incredible community leaders helping to guide and support them.
There is also a new Instagram account for the youth ministries program to stay informed of what’s happening with the youth group. Follow our community of St Ann Youth Ministries at: https://www.instagram.com/communityofstann/
Silent Day of Prayer: How the Sacraments Fulfill Our Spiritual Needs, with Fr. Patrick Baraza – Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Our bodies have needs and so do our souls. Jesus set up the sacraments as concrete, physical actions that have a spiritual reality in an encounter with Him in seven different ways. Come find out how the sacraments connect to our daily lives. The Silent Day of Prayer begins with the Rosary, and includes the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass, two conferences, lunch and concludes with Adoration. $38 per person ($48 with the use of a private room for the day). email@example.com
In addition to wine, food, and fun with St Ann parishioners and community members, Community Uncorked is a fundraiser. There are many wonderful and creative items to bid on in the silent auction. Here is a sneak peak at a selection of the beautiful baskets!
Community Uncorked is on September 23rd, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, at St John’s Cathedral. Tickets are $35, and can be purchased after both weekend masses, or by calling the parish office.
It’s time to sign up for the next free directory portrait sessions, September 29th and 30th. We would love to have as many members included as possible! It’s easy and fun. You can sign up after both weekend masses, or online Monday – Friday: https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y1brnctg/
There are times available on Friday Sept 29th between 1:00 pm and 8:10 pm, and on Saturday Sept. 30th between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm. Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 535-3031.
Community Uncorked is St Ann’s annual wine tasting and fundraising event. We will gather at St John Cathedral, on September 23rd from 7pm to 10pm for wine, food and fun with fellow parishioners and community members. Tickets are $35 and are available after both weekend masses. Volunteers are needed to help with food, and wine pouring – please sign up after mass if you can help!
Back to School is just around the corner! That means our youth programs will start again soon. Here’s what you need to know:
Youth Ministry Kick-Off is Sunday, September 17th. Registration will take place after mass.
First Communion/Confirmation preparation will begin September 24th, after mass.
Supplies: If you are out doing your back to school shopping and want to contribute a package of markers or glue sticks to the youth group, we can always use them!
Our program is growing and we are in need of volunteers for Youth Ministry this year. Please contact the office at 534-3031 if you are interested in helping with our youth!
The first weekend of free portrait sessions for the new parish directory was this past weekend, August 4-6. The directory is an important way for parishioners to connect with each other – and the portrait sessions this weekend were a wonderful start! Many members enjoyed chatting with one another while they signed in and waited – sometimes returning to finish conversations after their session was over! Even the photographers from Lifetouch commented on how much our parish feels like family.
Thanks to all the parishioners who took part in the first portrait session. The next session will be in late September. More details coming soon!
Every Monday at Noon, parishioners gather for a brief Communion service in the chapel, followed by coffee, donuts, and delightful conversations. If you are free and looking for a great way to spend your Monday afternoon, please join us! All are welcome and we would love to have you!
Free portrait sessions for the new parish directory!
The parish directory is a great way for parishioners to stay connected. We would love to have photos of all our members for the directory. Parishioners can sign up online for portrait times August 4, 5 & 6. It’s super easy and convenient. Go to https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y1brnctg/ and follow the prompts. There are still times available for this first session and we need to fill them with you! If you are unable to sign up for a time for this first session, there will be another session in the fall.
Embracing the spirit of the encyclical Laudato si by Pope Francis, we are blessed to have several talented parishioners who share their gifts by tending the gardens around St Ann Church. We are grateful for the beauty they surround us with as we gather together, giving us a physical reminder to care for our planet.
“LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs”.
~Pope Francis, Laudato si (#1)