WEEKLY BULLETINS, ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
PARISH COMMITMENT CARDS
Our parish Sacrificial Giving Program is under way. This effort is very important as we move forward with the mission and vision of St. Ann’s Church. If completing your Commitment Card was not possible during Mass, please return the Commitment Card mailed to you to the office this week or in next week’s collection. St. Ann’s now participates in Online Giving. It’s fast and easy to do. Click HERE to get started! Thank you for your continued good stewardship and support of our parish.
ROSARY PRAYERS IN HONOR OF MARY
Throughout the month of October, St. Ann students will pray the rosary in devotion and to honor our Blessed Mother every Monday, at 1:15 pm, in the church.
IT'S HELPING HANDS TIME!
Please help us get ready to prepare the annual Thanksgiving Dinner Boxes for over 100 families in need. Each family receives a turkey and ingredients for a full Thanksgiving meal! All boxes are delivered to the families by volunteers. How Can You Help? Donate non perishable food items: canned cranberry sauce, candied yams, boxed instant potatoes, gravy, canned fruit, applesauce, canned vegetables, cake mixes, frosting. Donate grocery store gift cards, too! Help us deliver food baskets! Pray for families in need! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to assist. Thank You!
BECOME AN USHER
Ushers are an important part of our Welcoming Ministry. We’re looking for women, men, and teens who would like to help out with this important hospitality duty. Being an usher is more than passing out the collection baske - we greet and meet parishioners and visitors as they enter our church, direct and seat people in our main church and comfort room, collect the offering, hand out bulletins or information, and perform other tasks necessary during the Mass. Please join our friendly group! We look forward to meeting you! For more information contact Paul Zalewski at 610-509-7529, or email email@example.com.
OUR TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY NEEDS YOU
After serving for many years as the heads of our parish Transportation Ministry, Nick and Gloria Grazio are stepping down from their leadership position. Gloria and Nick will continue to provide their time, compassion, and companionship as drivers. Now we’re looking for someone who would like to lead this ministry group. You need access to email, some organizational skills, and an open heart willing to help our parish. Our Transportation Ministry provides rides to our older parishioners to doctor appointments, etc., so they can maintain an active, independent lifestyle without wheels! Please contact the Grazios at 610-395-2285 if you can take on this position or can be a volunteer driver. Thank you!
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES
This is a global Christmas project! Shoeboxes are in each foyer. Please take a box (or 2) along with the “How to Pack a Shoebox” brochure. Fill your shoeboxes with age appropriate gifts for boys or girls ages 2-4, 5-9, and 10-14. Please return any filled boxes to one of the church foyers before November 6th. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Schiaffo at 610-966-5069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you!
SIGN UP FOR CYO BASKETBALL NOW!
Make a fast break to our website to register online for basketball! Girls and boys - grades 3rd through 8th. Any child who is a member of our parish is eligible to play CYO - public school or St. Ann School! For more information, questions, or to help volunteer, please contact Bill Durso at email@example.com.
SHOPPING CART GIFT CARDS
Our St. Ann School’s Shopping Cart fundraiser has kept thousands of dollars in our church operating budget! Using Shopping Cart Gift Cards regularly for your grocery shopping, special occasion gift giving, or when going out for a night on the town benefits St. Ann School every day! Purchase gift cards right in the lobby after Mass. We’ve got quite a selection! Don’t Forget: buy your grocery cards from Shopping Cart for Helping Hands! Thank You!
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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.
3-C SOCIAL CLUB
8:45 am at Superior Restaurant
St. Ann’s Club for Widows & Widowers meets every 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Superior Restaurant in Emmaus, 8:45am. Dutch Treat! Meet us! RSVP by October 15th to Barbara at 610-967-1561.
QUICK JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE
7:00 pm in the Parish Life Center
The DVD series continues with Genesis 12-50, as w watch, listen, and discuss the patriarchs and early salvation history.
7:00 pm in the Parish Life Center
Our discussion will center around Divine Revelation and Tradition/Magisterium - all the ways God reveals Himself to us!
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST
8:00 am to 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, October 21st, 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.
ST. ANN’S YOUTH MINISTRY
Pumpkin Carving Social.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
6:00 - 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 to 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. If you know of someone in the parish who is in need of a shawl or blanket, contact our Rectory at 610-965-2426.
COATS FOR KIDS
October 27th and 28th
Before all Masses
On the weekend of October 27th and 28th the Knights of Columbus will have their annual Coats For Kids collection before all the Masses. Through their national organization, the Knights can purchase new winter coats for children at a discounted price of less than $24 per coat. These coats are donated to children through St. Ann's Helping Hands, the East Penn School District Angel Network and surrounding school districts and charities.
Last year, through the generosity of St. Ann's parishioners, the Knights raised over $3500 and donated 192 coats. Additionally, we collected over 60 used coats that were dry cleaned and donated to St. Matthew's Community Clothes Closet.
VETERANS DAY MASS AND RECOGNITION
12:00 pm (noon) Mass
As a tribute to our respected parish veterans, St. Ann’s will be celebrating a special Mass and Recognition on Sunday, November 11th, at the 12pm (noon) Mass. Bishop Schlert will preside over the Mass as we honor our service men and women. We invite all those who have served or are serving in any military branch to fill out a registration form so you may be recognized during Mass. Forms can be found in our lobby at the Info Counter. A printable form can be found HERE .
PRIME TIMERS HOLIDAY BUS TRIP
The Prime Timers Holiday Bus Trip is SOLD OUT!
Wait list only for the Christmas Show on November 14th. Contact Kay Baney at 484-554-1864.