WEEKLY BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS

 WEEKLY BULLETINS

AUGUST 20, 2017

AUGUST 20, 2017

AUGUST 13, 2017

AUGUST 13, 2017

AUGUST 6, 2017

AUGUST 6, 2017

JULY 30, 2017

JULY 30, 2017


REVEALING THE HEART OF GOD - COMING IN OCTOBER

From Sunday, October 22nd through Tuesday, October 24th, Father Jeremiah Shryock, CFR, will lead a Parish Mission "Revealing The Heart of God". Mark your calendar! Father Jeremiah was born in Barto and is a member of the CFR. He is an Author and Spiritual Director in Monticello, New York.

BECOMING CATHOLIC

BECOMING CATHOLIC (formerly known as RCIA) is a program designed for adults who, after hearing God’s call, would like to learn more about the Catholic Faith with the intention of entering into full communion with the Catholic Church. BECOMING CATHOLIC is for unbaptized persons, for those baptized in another faith community, and for those baptized Catholics who have not been raised in the Faith. We also welcome those who would like to help mentor those on this journey, and deepen their own faith in the process. There are two scheduled informal inquiry sessions on Sunday, August 27th at 1:00 PM and Wednesday, September 6th at 7:00 PM in the Parish Life Center. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00 PM in the Parish Life Center. Registration forms and a list of topics to be discussed during the year are available here. Forms may be returned to the rectory or placed in the collection basket Attn: BECOMING CATHOLIC. Contact Paul & Janet Mrazek at (610) 428-5899 for more information.

PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM (PREP) REGISTRATION

PREP registration is open now. St. Ann’s religious education begins when children are entering First Grade and continues to 8th Grade. Classes meet on Wednesdays for grades 1 – 8 at 4:30 – 5:45 PM OR 6:45 – 8:00 PM. You choose the time that is best for you. Confirmation class for 8th grade is also available on Sunday mornings from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Limited openings available for 7th grade on Sunday evening 7:15 – 8:30 PM.

Registration forms are available here or by emailing Chris Kimock, Religious Education Director at: ckimock@stann-emmaus.org Classes begin September 13th. Please register as soon as possible to maintain the sanity of the director.

Catechists and aides needed, especially for the afternoon session (4:30 – 5:45 PM) 7th and 8th grade. Please call Chris Kimock at (610) 965-6888 or: ckimock@stann-emmaus.org for more information.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Faith, Fun Friends: Our parish teens serve in many ways in conjunction with the various service groups at St. Ann. These wonderful and inspired young people (grades 9 – 12) are looking for new members to join YM – St. Ann’s any time throughout the year. We come together to serve, have fun and, of course, to pray as well. We have an exciting lineup for 2017 – 18. Caitlyn Shuster is the YM Leader and Deacon Peter Schutzler serves as the YM Spiritual Director.

FALL FEST DONATIONS

Thank you for your generous support of St. Ann’s Fall Fest. Please bring in any of the following items and leave them in the boxes at the church entrances next weekend: ketchup, mustard, pickle relish.

FACULTY USE RESERVATION

If you run a ministry or group here at St. Ann Parish, you are required to submit your facility use calendar to the rectory for August 2017 – July 2018. Directions are posted here and on the facility use webpage. If you need access to the calendar and are a group here at the church, please submit your request to: churchofstann@gmail.com (Email account strictly for calendar use). If you have prior access to the calendar, please follow the instructions to submit your calendar. Thank you.


AUGUST


KID'S BINGO & ICE CREAM SOCIAL

August 25th
6:30 PM in the Cafeteria

Knights of Columbus Council #12886 presents a Kid's Bingo & Ice Cream Social to benefit St. Ann's School on Friday, August 25th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM in the St. Ann's School Cafeteria. Kid's Bingo starts at 6:30 PM followed by ice cream for families at 7:15 PM. All Are Welcome! Please join us for free ice cream and fun including a kid's bingo with prizes.

Admission fee: Donated school supply (e.g., glue sticks, 8 pack washable markers, 16 pack crayons, masking tape, transparent tape post-it notes, pens, # 2 pencils, index cards, paper clips, erasers, markers, folders, etc.). All the collected school supplies will be donated to St. Ann's Parochial School.

BECOMING CATHOLIC

August 27th
1:00 PM in the Parish Life Center

This wll be an informal inquiry session.

ST. ANN SCHOOL WILL OPEN FOR CLASSES

August 28th

St. Ann School will open for classes on Monday, August 28th for the 2017-2018 school year. Monday through Thursday dismissal will be at 3:00 PM. School will be closed on Friday, September 1st and also on Monday, September 4th, Labor Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 5th.

BISHOP-ELECT ALFRED SCHLERT’S ORDINATION & INSTALLATION
SOLEMN VESPERS

August 30th

Solemn Vespers at which the Bishop-elect will make a Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30th PM at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena in Allentown (1825 Turner Street, Allentown, PA) This event is open to the public. As the Allentown Fair will be occurring, all parking will be at St. Thomas More Church (1040 Flexer Avenue, Allentown, PA). Continuous shuttles will be running beginning at 5:00 PM. Light refreshments in the Parish Activity Center will follow and everyone will have a chance to greet the Bishop-Elect. 

BISHOP-ELECT ALFRED SCHLERT’S ORDINATION & INSTALLATION
MASS OF ORDINATION

August 31st
2:00 PM

The Mass of Ordination will be held at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena on Thursday, August 31st at 2:00 PM. Because of space limitations at the Cathedral, attendance at this event is by invitation only. The Ordination/Installation will be broadcast live on Service Electric and Blue Ridge Cable TV locally. Efforts are underway to have it broadcast nationally as well. It will also be livestreamed on the Diocesan Facebook page.


SEPTEMBER


BISHOP SCHLERT TO PRESIDE AT MASS AT ST. ANN'S

September 3rd
9:00 AM

Bishop Schlert will preside at Mass at St Ann's at 9:00 AM on September 3rd.

LABOR DAY MASS

September 4th
9:00 AM

The Labor Day Mass on Monday, September 4th will be at 9:00 AM, not at the regular time of 8:00 AM. Please join us.

BECOMING CATHOLIC

September 6th
7:00 PM in the Parish Life Center

This wll be an informal inquiry session. 

ST. ANN’S PRIME TIMERS

All meetings are held at Bethel Bible Church, 4th & Elm Streets, Emmaus at 1:00 PM except as noted. New members are always welcome!

September 12th

Affording Senior Care: Benefits you should know about. Lunch provided by Country Meadows. Please call Mary Ann Marshall at (610) 967-5132 with your reservation. 

BECOMING CATHOLIC

September 13th
7:00 PM in the Parish Life Cente
r

First Meeting. Topics: introduction to Becoming Catholic, the RCIA Process and St. Ann’s Parish.

YOUTH MINISTRY KICK-OFF CELEBRATION

September 17th
6:30 PM at the Parish Life Cente
r

YM Kick-Off Celebration is Sunday, September 17th, 6:30 PM, Parish Life Center, 524 Fairview Street. Potluck dinner, followed by games. This is a family event; parents and siblings invited! Please bring along a dinner item to share. Meetings are Sunday evenings 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Parish Life Center. RSVP, questions or more information: contact Caitlyn at: saintannyg@gmail.com.


OCTOBER


DESIGNER BAGS BINGO

October 13th
7:00 PM

WASA (Women’s Alliance of St. Ann’s) Designer Bags Bingo on Friday, October 13th. Doors open at 6:15 PM and Bingo starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $25 which includes 20 games, 5 Specials, free refreshments, and so many door prizes. Fabulous Coach & Michael Kors Purses, Awesome Vera Bradley Bags & Ensembles. Tickets available from Donna Zwick (610) 216-1578 or send self-addressed stamped envelope to: Donna Zwick, 2516 Lantern Court, Macungie, PA 18062.