WEEKLY BULLETINS, ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
IT’S TIME TO BEGIN YOUR PARISH PLEDGES
Have you made a new offertory pledge to the parish? January is a great time to start your new weekly gift. If you haven’t started your new giving, or if you are currently using weekly envelopes, why not give our ONLINE SYSTEM a try? Online giving is fast and easy to do! If you want to continue to use Guarded Giving and want to change your debit amount, please contact Joanne in our Business Office at 610-965-2426. Thank you for your continued support of your St. Ann’s parish!
PRAYER PARTNERS FOR FIRST COMMUNION CLASS
Are you a Prayer Partner for one of our St. Ann School or PREP students preparing for First Holy Communion? Are you finding it difficult to drop off your card or small gift each month? We now have a bin at the Information Desk in our main lobby where you can place your gift or card, and we will deliver it to the proper classroom and child. Please clearly mark each gift or card with the student’s name. Thank you for your prayers and for being a special part of this blessed sacrament!
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS HOMEBOUND?
Our 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 .
TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
We have some parishioners who can’t drive anymore and need help getting to their doctor appointments. We’re looking for helpful, caring people to drive them. We may get one request per week. It’s not a big commitment. Drive one way, or both ways, if you have the time. Most of our clients are at least 80 years old. Please contact JIM KNERR if you can be added to our list of drivers. Thank you!
CHRISTMAS BOOK GIVEAWAY
Thank you to our Youth Ministry members who helped prepare our Christmas book giveaway!
If you didn’t get your family’s copy of Matthew Kelly’s Rediscover Jesus, extra copies are located at the Information Desk in the church lobby.
IT'S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME
Get your Girl Scout Cookies After Mass! Look for all of your favorites!
SHOPPING CART GIFT CARDS
Helping St. Ann 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 Info Desk after most Masses, or at the School Office between 8am-4pm. A larger variety of gift cards can be pre-ordered every 2 weeks. Check out our gift card selection after Mass!
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7:00 pm in the Parish Life Center
The Sacrament of Holy Orders - A guest member of the clergy will explain who deacons, priests, and bishops are and what they do to serve the Church. Join us this week! All are welcome to attend any session.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Parish Life Center
The PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY creates 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. 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 SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Opening Mass at 9:00 am
Open House from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Cultivating Leaders One Student at a Time
Book Fair, Refreshments, 2019-2020 Registration.
PRAYER SERVICE FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS
6:00 pm at St. Thomas More Church
The persecution of Christians is a worldwide problem. According to the International Society for Human Rights, 80 percent of religious discrimination in our world today is directed against Christians. A terrible microcosm of this phenomenon is occurring in Iraq and Syria, where Christians have been murdered, enslaved and driven from their homes in staggering numbers. To help raise awareness of the persecution of Christians, the Knights of Columbus is hosting prayer services around the country.
The prayer service at St. Ann's Emmaus on January 20th was canceled due to the possibility of icy streets. However, the St. Thomas More Knights of Columbus, Council #4397, will be holding a similar prayer service on January 27th at 6:00 pm at St. Thomas More Church, 1040 Flexer Ave, Allentown, PA 18013.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at St. Ann School Gym
Hosted by the St. Ann 8th Grade.
Silent Auction, Basket Raffle, Snack Bar. Free Admission.
ST. ANN’S YOUTH MINISTRY
Groundhog Day: The Catholic Connection.
In the St. Ann School Cafeteria
Doors Open at 6:00 pm, Games Begin at 7:00 pm
Join the KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS for another fabulous evening of Bingo! The games will be held in the cafeteria of St. Ann School. Your $20 donation includes 20 games of 50/50 Cash Prize Bingo, snacks, home-made desserts, and hot and cold beverages. All proceeds support the Knights’ many charitable programs. It's social, it's fun, it helps everyone! You must be 18 years of age or older to play.
ST. ANN PRIME TIMERS
1:00 pm at Bethel Bible Church
ST. ANN PRIME TIMERS is a social group for seniors! Join the fun! Valentine’s Day desserts! Meet Mary Ann Maylan, a nutritionist from Giant Food Stores to get healthy eating tips. Our meeting begins at 1:00 pm, Bethel Bible Church, 4th & Elm Streets, Emmaus.
VALENTINE'S DINNER DANCE
Msgr. Hoban Gym at St. Ann School
Doors open at 6:15 pm - Dinner served at 7:00 pm
All proceeds to benefit the Elwert family as Mike recovers from back surgery.
* Three-Course Italian Dinner
* Cash Bar - Wine & Beer
* Complimentary Hot & Cold Beverages
* Dessert Buffet
* 50/50 Cash Raffle and Basket Raffle
* Live Music by Island Time!
Business Casual Attire.
Tickets $30 per person - ORDER EARLY - only 200 tickets available!
All guests must be 21 years and older.
SIBLING GAME NIGHT
6:30 pm in the Parish Life Center
Sibling Game Night! Sponsored by our PREP program.