WEEKLY BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.
October is the month of the Holy Rosary. Every morning, Monday through Saturday, the Holy Rosary is prayed in the weekday Chapel after the 8:00 AM Mass and on Mondays at 1:15 PM when school is in session. All parishioners are invited to honor Mary during October by joining us for the Rosary.
Have you ever considered making a Cursillo Weekend? It is a special retreat for Catholics made only once in their lives. The Men’s weekend will be October 12th – 13th, and the Women’s weekend will be October 19th – 22nd. Monsignor Coyle will be the Spiritual Director for the men’s weekend, and Father Brensinger will be the Spiritual Director or the women’s weekend. The weekend will take place at the St. Francis Center in Bethlehem. For more info, contact the rectory.
PLEASE SUPPORT THE RETIRED & INFIRMED PRIESTS OF THE DIOCESE OF ALLENTOWN
The Diocese of Allentown is conducting an annual fund called “Chosen, Blessed, Shared” to support the Endowment for the Care of Retired Priests. All gifts received will be used to support the rising cost of retirement care for those priests in good standing who have faithfully served and the many who, though retired, continue to serve in our Diocese. For more information or to make a donation please call 800-831-4443 or visit weloveourpriests.org.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!
Now is the time to include the Needy in our preparations. As in the past years, St. Ann’s will provide the makings of a full Thanksgiving Dinner to a number of very needy families in our area. It’s a great way to give deeper meaning to the holiday!
Here’s How It Works: Through Sunday, November 19th, we need you to donate food items (any of the usual trimmings). inside the Church entrances. Then our Helping Hands volunteers will gather the food and package it with a nice turkey and deliver the dinner ingredients to those in need. You will be helping many good families.
You Are the Key to Success! Please bring nonperishable trimmings in cans, boxes or bottles, for a real Thanksgiving dinner. You know what it takes: boxed potatoes, mashed or scalloped; canned or bottled vegetables, gravy, fruit (applesauce, cranberries, etc.); cake mixes and frosting; whatever you like for Thanksgiving dinner! Thank You & God Bless!
WE NEED YOUR HELPING HANDS!
Thanksgiving is coming quickly and Helping Hands is gearing up to provide Thanksgiving dinner to over 100 families! Here’s how you can help: Donate dinner food items (see above), donate gift cards, help pack and prepare food boxes, deliver to families (please email if you can help with this), Pray for the families! Please join us! We will be packing food boxes on Friday, November 17th at 6:00 PM; delivery is Sunday, November 19th (please email) firstname.lastname@example.org
100 YEARS OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
FAITH & SPIRITS – DIVINE MERCY AND 100 YEARS OF FATIMA
October 22nd at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, 618 Fullerton Avenue, Whitehall
CALLING ALL FAMILIES! Join us for The Family Fully Alive: 100 Years of Fatima on Sunday, October 22nd. The Office of Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry of the Diocese of Allentown invites you to come together as a family to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima and learn about what Our Lady told the world at that time! Events will include a family holy hour, Fatima related crafts and activities, and a family meal (pasta, salad, rolls). The celebration will be held at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, 618 Fullerton Avenue, Whitehall. The registration cost of $10/family includes dinner and activities for the entire family. Contact Alexa Doncsecz at: email@example.com
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
This Sunday is World Mission Sunday! We are called to offer our prayers and generous financial support, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, for the worldwide mission of Christ. We are asked to reach out to the peripheries, people in remote villages, towns, and cities by using the witness and work of missionaries and local priests. Please keep all missionaries in your daily prayers!
REVEALING THE HEART OF GOD
October 22nd - 24th
Father Jeremiah Shryock, CFR, will conduct our Parish Mission. All are encouraged to attend!
- Sunday - God’s Love (Exposition & Benediction)
- Monday – God’s Mercy (Confessions)
- Tuesday – God’s Healing (Benediction)
October 23rd @ 6:30 PM
There will be a Mass of Healing for those individuals who have experienced trauma. All are invited to join in prayer at this Mass with Bishop Alfred Schlert as Celebrant and Monsignor Walter Scheaffer as homilist at Sacred Heart Parish, 117 Washington Street, Bath. Following Mass there will be a Holy Hour of Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and the opportunity for Confession. The evening will conclude with Benediction at 8:30 PM
PRIEST APPRECIATION WEEKEND
October 28th & 29th
Next weekend, October 28th & 29th is Priest Appreciation Weekend in the Allentown Diocese as well as throughout the U.S. This is our golden opportunity, our chance to tell Monsignor Coyle and Father Dominic how fortunate we are for their hard work in and around our parish as well as our community. We view their selfless Heroism daily as they attend to us, their flock. These are truly good men who have dedicated their lives to the service of the Gospel and God’s people and we should be deeply grateful that they have taken this difficult path. We are so fortunate to know them personally and to see their ministry blossom and yield positive results. Please show you appreciation in whatever way you wish, be it cards, letters, etc. Make them know how special they are!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COATS FOR KIDS
October 28th & 29th Before all Masses
The Knights will collect for the annual Coats for Kids drive before the Masses on October 28th & 29th. The money collected will purchase winter costs for local children in need. We will also accept gently used coats (childrens and adults) for St. Matthew’s of Emmaus Community Clothing Closet. Please help keep a child warm!
SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS DAY
Wednesday, November 1st is a Holy Day of Obligation. We urge everyone to attend Mass to remember the saints. Masses for All Saints Day will be Tuesday, October 31st, Eve of All Saints Day at 7:00 PM and November 1st at 8:00 & 9:00 AM, 4:45 & 7:00 PM. Please remember your departed loved ones at Masses for All Souls Day on Thursday, November 2nd at 8:00 AM.
OUR LADY’S MISSIONARIES OF THE EUCHARIST
November 3rd thru 5th, 2017 @ 12 Noon - Ave Maria Retreat House in Doylestown, PA
We invite you to a Special Weekend Retreat, “A Time Apart with Jesus to Grow in Your Spiritual Life”. The retreat is offered by Sister Joan Noreen, Co-Founder of OLME and EWTN Host of “Eucharistic Journey”. The retreat will be held at the Ave Maria Retreat House in Doylestown, PA, from Friday evening, November 3rd to Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at Noon. This retreat includes Daily Eucharist, Eucharistic Adoration, conferences on Catholic Spirituality, Prayer with Sacred Scripture, Liturgy of the Hours and much more. For more information, please contact: Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist at 610-582-3333 or www.olme.org.
SPIRIT 2017 – “LORD, TO WHOM SHALL WE GO?”
November 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at DeSales University
The Annual Diocesan Men’s Conference will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at DeSales University. The day will include keynote addresses, exhibits and a vigil Mass with Bishop Alfred Schlert. Continental breakfast and lunch is included. Registration fee is $40 and $10 for high school/college students. For more information and to register online please visit www.cmfda.org. Questions, call (610) 289-8900, ext. 2028.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES
November 5th at 2:00 PM at St. Ann Calvary Cemetery
Graveside Service & Blessing of the Graves will take place on Sunday, November 5th at 2:00 PM at St. Ann Calvary Cemetery.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE PRAYER CAMPAIGN
Through November 5th at the Allentown Planned Parenthood, 29 North 9th Street, Allentown
Join us, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM. When prayer volunteers are praying the no show rate for abortions can jump as high as 75%! You can save a life! For more information or to be paired with a prayer partner, call Maryanne at (610) 570-2347.
WOMEN’S ALLIANCE OF ST. ANN’S (W.A.S.A.) NEWS
Ladies of the parish, you are invited to join us in the school cafeteria at 6:30 PM for fellowship and a light supper. It is a great time, filled with laughter and conversation, a time to connect with parish friends! We have a brief meeting at 7:00 PM to discuss activities, service to others and upcoming events! We often have a speaker and then close our meeting with prayer and a spiritual reading to help enrich our lives. We are on our way home by 8:30 PM! Membership is open to all and we encourage you to join us!
Time to Give Thanks, Results of our recent Bingo, Begin our Prayer Journals “LOVE RAN RED” – Speaker. Bill Wright shares the latest developments on assisted living facilities for young adults with autism and other special needs.
Blessing of the Outdoor Nativity – Joining with the Knights of Columbus after the 5:30 PM Mass.
Meeting begins at 6:30 PM, Advent Meditation, Stockings for Seniors, Cookies for the Homebound, Hats, Gloves, Mittens, Wrapping Paper & Bags for Helping Hands.
WASA Christmas Party
January & February
No Monday night meeting; look for informal gatherings via email as weather permits!
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!
Tax Prep; dessert will be served.
Christmas Luncheon Party at Brookside Country Club. Please call Mary Ann Marshall with your reservation.
SIGHT & SOUND: “Miracle of Christmas”
November 14, 2017 @ 11:00 AM show and meal at Hershey Farms
Price is $105/person which includes bus, 11:00 AM show and meal at Hershey Farms. Call Nancy Mosko, St. Theresa Seniors, at 610-360-3738. Only 10 Seats Left!
MONTHLY BAPTISMAL PREPARATION CLASS
November 20th 7:00 PM in the Parish Life Center
The monthly Baptismal Class has been scheduled for Monday, November 20th. It will begin promptly at 7:00 PM in the Parish Life Center at 526 Fairview Street. This class is obligatory for both parents who request to have their children baptized and have not yet attended the class. Godparents are also welcome. Please call the rectory during office hours to register for the class at: (610) 965-2426.
MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING
November 28th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM in the St. Ann School Art Room
Sister Meg Cole and Alex Cirko will present, in person, a mandated Reporter Training at St. Ann’s on Tuesday, November 28th, 5:30 to 8:30 PM in the St. Ann School Art Room. Please register by calling (610) 332-0442, Ext. 2016. All attendees must register prior to class.