ANNOUNCEMENTS

HEALING OUR CHURCH

Bishop Schlert is introducing a program to encourage prayerful reflection and conversation about the clergy sexual abuse crisis. Healing Our Church will run for six weeks throughout the Lenten season. Sessions will be formatted as small groups, moderated by fellow parishioners. The program was designed by Renew International, a Catholic nonprofit organization. Small group sessions begin the week of March 4th and run for 6 weeks. All are welcome to attend. For more information, including meeting times and locations, and to register PLEASE PRESS or CLICK HERE.

DIOCESE TAKES PRECAUTION AGAINST FLU

In light of the heightened cases of influenza reported in our five-county area and the PA Dept. of Health’s changing the flu status to "widespread," Bishop Schlert has directed that receiving the Sign of Peace and Holy Communion from the Chalice be sus-pended until the incidence of influenza subsides in our region.

SUPPORT FOR ADVERSE PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS

You are not alone. There is help. Our Diocese has a network of concerned parents and professionals who have experienced or worked closely with issues surrounding adverse prenatal diagnosis. For support, contact Sr. Janice Marie Johnson at jjohnson@allentowndiocese.org or 610-289-8900, ext. 2280.

TAX ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Accounting students from DeSales University will provide free tax preparation assistance to senior citizens and individuals with lower incomes through March 29th. The program is part of the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). Students are certified by the IRS before participating in the program. To schedule an appointment, call 610-282-1100, ext. 1868. Please bring all printed tax information and all documents pertaining to federal, state, and local taxes to the appointment.

EVENTS

DO YOU HAVE A HEART FOR ROMANCE?

Valentine’s Day is coming! A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend provides a face-to-face, heart-to-heart encounter with the one you’ve decided to spend your life with! For information call 1-732-904-9636 or visit www.aweekendforyourmarriage.org .

PHANTOMS HOCKEY - FAITH NIGHT

March 15th
Puck Drops at 7:05 pm

Watch our LV Phantoms take on the Providence Bruins at the PPL Center in Allentown! Puck drops at 7:05 pm. Group rate tickets are $18 for upper level and $20 for lower level. Special showing of the movie Invincible after the game. Ticket order forms at the Information Desk in the lobby or RIGHT HERE. Make checks out to St. Ann’s Church. Drop off the order form and check to Fran in the Rectory before February 18th. Go Phantoms!

CATHOLIC SCOUT WEEKEND

April 26-28, 2019, at Camp Trexler-Settlers
Fun-filled weekend, meals, and vigil Mass. All Catholic scouts welcome to attend! Information: www.adccos.org/bsr.htm .