St. Ann News for March 2019

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All are invited to attend:

 

LENT 2019

Throughout the Season of Lent St. Ann Parish will offer opportunities for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to help you to grow deeper in your faith and closer to Jesus. For more articles, videos, and tips for an amazing Lent visit our Facebook page.

ALMSGIVING
Weekends during Lent

As a Parish Lenten project, St Ann Church would like to provide non-perishiable foodstuff to the Black Rock Food Pantry. If each parishioner or family contributes just one item each week throughout the six weeks of Lent we can make a substantial contribution to our local pantry.

Please refer to the schedule below and bring the following items to Sunday Mass:

March 9/10: Bottle of Cooking Oil (24 oz.)
March 16/17: Peanut Butter (16 oz.) and Jelly (18 oz.)
March 23/24: Tuna
March 30/31: Breakfast Cereal
April 6/7: Bag of Rice (2 lb.)
April 13/14: Canned Vegetable (16 oz.)

Collection baskets are near all the doors of the church.
 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Fridays during Lent
7:00 pm

Why pray the Stations of the Cross?

"The Stations of the Cross provide us with great material for prayer and meditation. Tracing Jesus’s journey from condemnation to crucifixion increases both our sorrow for our sins and our desire for His help in avoiding temptations and in bearing our own crosses. Meditating on Christ’s passion can help us become more like Him in imitating His virtues of obedience, humility, charity, patience and perseverance." (From The Stations of the Cross)

Stations of the Cross at St. Ann is offered every Friday during Lent at 7:00 pm in the Church. 
 

SOUP B4 STATIONS
Fridays during Lent
6:00 pm

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

What does that mean?

For members of the Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.

To help you abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent, St. Ann will host a simple soup dinner consisting of homemade soup, bread or crackers, and water. Each week the dinner will be hosted by a different ministry in our parish. Dinner is free. (A good-will offering is welcomed.) After dinner, join us in the church at 7:00 pm for Stations of the Cross.

Soup B4 Stations is offered for free every Friday during Lent at 6:00 pm beginning March 8.
 

THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Confession Times: 

Every Friday: 7:00 pm

Every Saturday: 3:00 - 3:45 pm
Weekdays  and Sundays: 15 minutes prior to every Mass.

Why go to Confession?

"In the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, also called confession, we meet the Lord, who wants to grant forgiveness and the grace to live a renewed life in him. In this sacrament, he prepares us to receive him free from serious sin, with a lively faith, earnest hope, and sacrificial love in the Eucharist. The Church sees confession as so important that she requires that every Catholic go at least once a year. The Church also encourages frequent confession in order to grow closer to Christ Jesus and his Body, the Church. (From God's Gift of Forgiveness)


LITURGY

Regular Mass Times

Weekday Daily Mass: Monday- Saturday: 8:00 am

Weekend Masses: 4:00 pm (Saturday Vigil)
Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm (Spanish)

 

March 1, Ash Wednesday

Mass with Distribution of Ashes: 8:00 am and 7:00 pm (Bilingual)

 

HOLY WEEK

April 18, Holy Thursday

Morning Prayer: 8:00 am
Mass of the Lord's Supper: 7:00 pm (Bilingual)
Altar of Repose: 8:30 pm - Midnight

April 19, Good Friday

Morning Prayer: 8:00 am
Passion of Our Lord: 3:00 pm 

April 20, Holy Saturday

Morning Prayer : 8:00 am
Blessing of the Food: 12:00 noon
Solemn Easter Vigil: 8:00 pm

April 21, Easter Sunday

Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm (Spanish)
 

Why go to Mass?

In the Eucharist Jesus holds absolutely nothing back from us. He gives us his entire self. If we, in the Eucharist, return the favor and give him our entire selves, we will never be the same." (Read more of how Jesus transforms us in the article: "Why Go to Mass?")
 

ADORATION
First Fridays
12:00 - 7:00 pm

Day and night Jesus dwells in the Blessed Sacrament because of His Infinite love for us! The more time you spend with Jesus, the more you will come away feeling renewed and healed. Miracles of conversion, peace, discovery of vocations, answers to prayers, physical healings, and many other wonderful things happen where and when the Lord Jesus is adored in the Blessed Sacrament. They are the "gifts" that point to the Almighty Giver and testify to His Real Presence in the Blessed Sacrament..." (From Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love)

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be on Friday, March 1 from 12:00 noon until 7:00 pm. Stop by anytime!
 

St. Ann's Men's Group
Monday, March 4
7:30 pm - 8:30pm


"The first part of the evening is Eucharistic adoration, and begins with Vespers (Evening Prayer). This is the universal prayer of the Church – prayed by the Catholics throughout the world in every time zone and in every language. After Vespers, there is a time of simple praise. This provides a window for each person to personally encounter Jesus Christ. Priest is available for Confession anytime throughout the Holy Hour. All not just men are welcome in the Church.

 

Other News

  • Grupo de Oracion: Se reunira el Sabado 9 de Marzo a las 7:30 en la Iglesia.
  • YOUTH GROUP: Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 10 at 5:30 pm for anyone from grades 6 - 12. Meet in the School Cafeteria. Visit our St. Ann Life Teen page for more information.
  • AMAZON: Shop Amazon Smile and a percentage of every purchase goes directly to St. Ann Church! Click on the link to get directly there and start shopping! This is an easy way to support our church and every little bit helps! Be sure that "Saint Ann Church" is your charity!
  • Sign up to become a Eucharistic Minister or ALTAR SERVER:  SIGN UP IN THE Church Vestibule or email office@Stannblackrock.com 
  • ONLINE GIVING: Click here to sign up for St. Ann online giving so you never have to worry about missing an offertory when you're out of town!
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