WEEKLY BULLETINS, ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
REMEMBER YOUR PRAYER PARTNER!
Our St. Ann PREP and School 2nd graders are preparing diligently for their First Communion this Spring! If you signed up to be a Prayer Partner, please continue to remember these children in your prayers and with a small item or note each month. First Communion is Saturday, May 5th!
ANGEL SCHOLARSHIP LENTEN APPEAL
Thank you to all who donated to the St. Ann School Angel Scholarship Fund. To date, we have raised $7,990! Your generosity continues to support our school mission of spirituality, academics, and service.
If you have not made a donation, we ask that you prayerfully consider a gift of at least $25 to our Angel Scholarship Fund. Your sacrifice will help make a Catholic education possible for families who need tuition assistance. Your gift this Lent can help make a difference in the life of a local child and bring hope to their family! Thank you for considering our request, and please know that our students continue to remember our parish family in their prayers during this Lenten season.
SHOPPING CART GIFT CARDS for CHURCH and SCHOOL
Helping St. Ann Church and School is easy! Did you know that through past purchases over the years, funds raised have kept thousands of dollars in our church operating budget?
Many types of gift cards may be purchased at the church service desk after every Mass (except noon), or at the St. Ann School office between 8 am and 4pm.
A larger variety of gift cards can be pre-ordered every 2 weeks. Next order by 9 am Monday, March 19th, and pick up cards after Noon on Friday, March 23rd.
HELPING HANDS EASTER DINNER BASKETS
“As often as you do it for the least of my brethren, you do it for ME.” (Matthew 25:40)
Through the work of our Helping Hands Committee and the generosity of our parishioners, St. Ann’s will provide a wonderful Easter meal for families in need. We need your help in providing the nonperishable items for the food basket! Not sure what to donate?
- Canned vegetables and canned sweet potatoes
- Canned fruit or plastic jars of applesauce
- Canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup and French fried onions (to make a casserole)
- Boxes of instant mashed or scalloped potatoes
- Cake mix and ready to use frosting
- Grocery store gift cards!
Please place any nonperishable food items or gift cards in the collection boxes at the church exits or info counter in the lobby. Dinners will be packed on Friday, March 23rd and delivered on March 25th. Volunteers always needed! Thank you!
HELPING HANDS EASTER HAM RAFFLE
Looking for a ham for your family’s Easter dinner? Well you’re in luck! Helping Hands will be running a Ham Raffle throughout this Easter season. Ticket sales will start on March 1st. On March 25th, ten winners will be chosen and given a voucher for their ham. The cost is $5 for one ticket or $10 for three tickets. You can buy tickets after Mass in the church lobby or contact Trevor Tormann. Payment can be made in cash or with a check payable to Helping Hands. The proceeds of the raffle directly support Helping Hands' financial needs.
Sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 6937. Pre-Order beautiful Easter flowers by March 18th in the main lobby after all Masses. A pre-order from with flower samples can be found HERE. Payment, cash or check only, is due at time of order. Please make checks payable to Girl Scout Troop 6937. Flower pick up is March 24th & 25th after all Masses in the School Gym. New Items: Chocolate Pretzel Rods and Peep Pops! Cute for Easter Baskets! Thank you for your support & enjoy your flowers!
Boy Scout Troop 80 is selling Slovak Kolach for Easter. They are available in 5 delicious flavors: English Walnut, Poppyseed, Apricot, Lekvar (Prune), or Seedless Red Raspberry. The cost is $15.00 per roll. An order form can be found HERE. All orders must be received by March 13th. Pickup is Tuesday, March 27th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the St. Ann School Cafeteria. Please contact Robin Smith 610-967-2520 or email@example.com with any questions. Your purchase helps our scouts as they travel the Trail to Eagle. Thank you!
COLLECTING USED SHOES FOR ZIMBABWE!
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 church lobby under the service counter. A pound of shoes generates funds for our sister school in Mlomolimoto, Zimbabwe.
Drop off your men’s, women’s or children’s shoes to make a global difference! Please... No flip-flops, wet or mildewed shoes, winter boots, holes in soles, or slippers.
PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN WORKSHOP
Click HERE for additional information and to find class times and locations. A Protecting God’S Children Workshop will be held in the St. Ann's Parish Life Center on April 14th from 8:45 am - Noon. See the Events/April section below for additional information. To register, please contact Chris Kimock before April 11th at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-965-6888.
CYO TRACK & FIELD REGISTRATION
St. Ann Track & Field program open to all parish kids in grades 3 through 8. The season runs from late March to late May. To register, go to the St. Ann CYO Website. The registration fee of $65 per participant can be paid online or by check payable to St. Ann CYO. Any questions, please contact Jim Warrenfeltz at email@example.com or Bill Durso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our CYO teams can always use parent volunteers and coaches! It’s a few volunteer hours each week and weekend that can make a big difference for our parish kids. Contact Jon Ernst at Jon@dstortz.com for information.
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.
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION CLASS
7:00 pm in the Parish Life Center
A preparation class for Baptism is required for both parents. The next class will be held on Monday, March 19th, at 7:00 pm in the Parish Life Center. Godparents are welcome, too! Please contact the Rectory (610-965-2426) to register.
3-C SOCIAL CLUB MEETING
8:45 am at Superior Restaurant
St. Ann’s Club for Widows & Widowers, the 3-C (Christ Centered Camaraderie) Social Club, meets every 3rd Tuesday of each month at Superior Restaurant in Emmaus at 8:45 am. Dutch Treat! Please join us! RSVP by March 19th to Barbara at 610-967-1561.
LENTEN SERIES ON SAINTS
March 20th: Meet St. Theresa of Avila.
Her tireless pursuit of God’s will is a lesson for all of us!
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Parish Life Center
GIFT (Grow in Faith Together) is hosting six DVD presentations on Tuesday evenings throughout Lent from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, in the Parish Life Center. For more info contact Dave Kirby at 610-965-2509.
Saints teach us timeless treasures that help us in our lives today. St. Thomas More, St. Ignatius, St. Philip Neri, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Theresa of Avila, and St. Francis de Sales all were true reformers living in troubled times much like our own. Their lives and teachings help us navigate in today’s world.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the School Cafeteria
All Are Welcome! Please join us and bring your appetite to the Knights of Columbus Lenten Seafood Dinner. Proceeds will support seminarians. Adults: $9.00 Fried Cod or Fried Shrimp or a Fried Combo or Baked Haddock. Children: $4.00 (6-12 years), 5 and under: free. Meal includes: Choice of Fried Cod, Baked Haddock, Fried Shrimp, Fries, Clam Chowder, Apple Sauce, Cole Slaw, Tea & Coffee, Soda & juice boxes, and a fantastic assortment of homemade desserts. The children's meal is Fish or Mac-N-Cheese, Fries, and Apple Sauce. Take-Out is available. While reservations are not required, a pre-pay reservation form can be found HERE or at the service counter in the church lobby after Mass!
You are cordially invited to help the Knights of Columbus with this year's Easter church cleaning. The cleaning is scheduled for March 31st (Holy Saturday) and will start at 9:00 am (after the 8:00 am Mass). This is a great family event as there are tasks for nearly all ages. The cleaning takes about two hours so arriving after 9:00 AM is no problem. Please bring buckets and rags. We will supply the brooms, mops and cleaning fluids. And thanks in advance for helping out!
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.
To register, please contact Chris Kimock before April 11th at email@example.com or 610-965-6888.
The Parish Life Center address is 526 Fairview St. Emmaus. You can park in the upper church parking lot, which is across the street from the center.
In the event of severe weather, check wfmz.com under St. Ann's School for cancellation information.
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, March 11, 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.