WEEKLY BULLETINS, ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
DO YOU LOVE TO SING?
St. Ann’s is looking for teens who would like to sing at regular Sunday Masses. This is a great way to serve our parish and learn more about God’s word! Teens would be scheduled to lead songs at Mass about once a month. Mrs. Messenlehner (choir member) and Mrs. Beck (church organist) will meet with you to help you learn the songs. Info? email@example.com
BECOME A TEEN LECTOR!
St. Ann’s needs teens with good speaking skills, reverence for God’s word, and the willingness to get to Mass when scheduled. There will be a training class for interested teens. Schedules take into account your Mass preferences. For more information or to sign up for training, please contact Chris Kimock at 610-965-6888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS HOMEBOUND?
St. Ann’s Visitation Ministry members are compassionate companions who visit those who are in nursing/assisted living facilities or homebound. If you know someone who would like a visit, please contact Bob Jones at 610-965-3609 or email email@example.com.
COLLECTING USED SHOES FOR ZIMBABWE
Did your kids outgrow their shoes this year? Are you organizing your closets? St. Ann’s can use your gently worn or unused shoes and give them a new life around the world! A collection box is located in the lobby under the Information Desk. A pound of shoes generates funds that support our sister school in Mlomolimoto, Zimbabwe. Drop off your men’s/women’s/kids’ sneakers, casual or dress shoes, work boots, sandals, heels, flats, or loafers to make a global difference! Please, no flip-flops, wet or mildewed shoes, winter boots, holes in soles, or slippers. Over the past 2 years, money raised by St. Ann School through this program has been helping the school in Zimbabwe purchase paper, pencils, and other school supplies for students!
RECYCLING CONTAINERS NOT TO BE USED
St. Ann’s is no longer accepting paper in the large green & white containers in the parking lot. The company has stopped collecting the paper and has not removed the bins. We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
8:45 am - Noon in the Parish Life Center
If you plan to volunteer with the school, parish, scouts, CYO, or PREP program, now is your chance to attend a PGC workshop at St. Ann’s.
All Diocese of Allentown volunteers and employees who have contact with children are required to attend a Protecting God’s Children Program. This presentation is made by trained facilitators from the diocese “to educate every Diocesan priest, employee and volunteer who interacts with children about the damage caused by child sexual abuse and what they can do to prevent it.” If you attended a Protecting God’s Children program in the past you do not need to attend again.
This program is not suitable for children. No one under the age of 18 may attend. Please make other arrangements for your children.
Please contact Chris Kimock before September 18th at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-965-6888 to register.
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST
8:00 am - 11:00 am in the School Cafeteria
An All You Can Eat Breakfast sponsored and served by our Knights of Columbus will be held after Mass on Sunday, September 23rd, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, in the cafeteria. Choice of Pancakes, French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon & Sausage, Pork Roll and Hash Browns rounded out with Orange Juice, Coffee or Tea, and Homemade Desserts. Adults $8, children $4, kids 5 and under are free. Take out is available. Proceeds support St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Council charities.
PRIME TIMERS BUS TRIP - 2 SEATS AVAILABLE
Due to a cancellation, 2 seats are available for the Prime Timers Winery Trip on September 26th. The trip includes winery tour and train ride, followed by dinner at Stokesay Castle in Reading. Please contact Kay Baney ASAP at 484-554-1864.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Parish Life Center
Prayer Shawl Ministry volunteers create prayer shawls and blankets for those who are sick, or in need of comfort, every 4th Thursday of the month, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, in the Parish Life Center. The shawls are blessed by our pastors and are donated to hospice facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Blankets are distributed through Project Linus. We’re always happy to have new volunteers (we’ll teach you if you don’t know how to knit or crochet)! If you would like more info or to join our group, call Beverly Ruppert, 610-967-1663. If you know of someone in the parish who is in need of a shawl or blanket, contact our Rectory at 610-965-2426.
ST. ANN’S PRAYER GROUP
7:00 PM in the Chapel
The St. Ann’s Prayer Group meets every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Chapel to pray the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. All are welcome. If you like to be added to the prayer list or can’t join us Monday, please call Janet Mrazek at 610-428-5899.
WASA DESIGNER BAGS BINGO
6:15 pm at the Monsignor Hoban GYM
Games begin at 7:00 pm
21ST Annual “Designer Bags” Bingo WASA. Women’s Alliance of St. Ann’s Friday October 12, 2018 Monsignor Hoban GYM 6th & Fairview Streets, Emmaus PA 18049 Gym doors open at 6:15 pm Games begin at 7:00 pm. 20 Games for $25 includes 5 Special Games featuring bags by Coach, Kate Spade, Dooney & Bourke, and Vera Bradley - plus many door prizes, complimentary beverages & dessert, a Kate Spade raffle, a 50/50 drawing, and a Coach raffle. A printable flyer with an order form can be found HERE.
PRIME TIMERS BUS TRIP
Bus trip to the Christmas Show at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, PA. The cost $95 per person. A $20 deposit, included in the cost, is required per person. The cost includes the bus, show tickets, and lunch at the Good & Plenty Restaurant. For more information please contact Kay Baney at 484-554-1864.