WEEKLY BULLETINS, ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
PRAYER PARTNER GIFTS
Are you a Prayer Partner for one of our St. Ann School or PREP 2nd-grade students preparing for First Holy Communion? Getting your note or gift to your Prayer Partner child is even easier! We have a bin at the Info 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!
GRAVESIDE CLEANUP AT CALVARY CEMETERY
If there are any Christmas flowers, wreaths, or other graveside decorations you wish to keep, please remove them by Sunday, April 7th. Cleanup will begin for the Easter season on Monday, April 8th. Thank you for your cooperation.
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
Over 150 volunteers joined us on March 9th for the 2nd annual Volunteer Appriciation Luncheon. We're so lucky to have you! Thank you to all! Special thanks to Donna Sousa, Nancy Kellner and Mary Jane Fair for creating such a special afternoon.
Guests at the luncheon were treated to the musical talents of our St. Ann School Chorus and a Basson Trio. Thank you to all the students and Mrs. Ariel Scholz, Music Teacher and Choral Director, for bringing songs and smiles to our event!
PLEASE HELP THOSE IN NEED THIS EASTER
Easter Dinner Baskets sponsored by Helping Hands. This year 40 local families will receive a holiday dinner and 60 children will receive an Easter Basket. Won't you take some time to contribute to this caring St. Ann's tradition? Nonperishable food items and grocery gift cards will be collected in the bins at each church exit through April 14th.
Want to donate? Nonperishable items needed! canned vegetables and fruit, canned sweet potatoes, plastic jars of applesauce, canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup, French-fried onions, instant mashed or scalloped potatoes, cake mix and ready-to-use frosting. Or donate grocery store gift cards and we will do the shopping for you!
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 .
IT’S TIME FOR NUT ROLLS!
A holiday treat you won’t want to miss! New Easter flavor: Coconut! Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 80. $16 each. Six flavors for you to enjoy: English Walnut, Seedless Red Raspberry, Coconut, Lekvar (Prune), Poppyseed & Apricot! An order form can be found RIGHT HERE or at the church lobby information desk. Please CONTACT ROBIN for details.
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
How to go to Confession and Holy Hour with Fr. Dominic. Join us this week! All are welcome to attend any session.
LENTEN FISH DINNER
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the School Cafeteria
A Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Dinner will be held on Friday, March 29th, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Your choice of Fried or Baked Fish, or Fried Shrimp. $9 per adult, $4 per child (12 yrs. & under). Order forms can be found HERE or at the Information Desk in the church lobby. For more information, please contact NICK SISONICK. Dinner includes french fries, cole slaw, soup, applesauce, homemade desserts, complimentary hot & cold beverages, and kids mac & cheese. All proceeds to benefit a diocesan seminarian.
PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN WORKSHOP
8:45 am to 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. Saturday, March 30th, from 8:45 am to noon, in the Parish Life Center. If you attended a Protecting God’s Children program in the past, you do not need to attend again. Please contact CHRIS KIMOCK by March 27th to register.
PARISH PENANCE SERVICE
There will be a number of priests available to take confessions. Won’t you join us? Fulfilling our Lenten obligation by participating in the sacrament of penance is a wonderful way to faithfully live out our promise to God during this Easter season.
ST. ANN’S YOUTH MINISTRY
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Parish Life Center
Leadership Program - Part 2
6:30 pm in the School Cafeteria
Gather in the candlelit cafeteria as we pray a special Stations of the Cross in honor of Mary. Divine Mercy Sunday and St. Brigid are also on our agenda! WASA meetings are held the first Monday of the month, at 6:30 pm, in the school cafeteria. Join us for a light supper and desserts, followed by fellowship and our meeting!
In the St. Ann School Cafeteria
Doors Open at 6:30 pm, Dinner Served at 7:00 pm, Games Begin at 7:30 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, a nice meal, snacks, home-made desserts, and hot and cold beverages. All proceeds support the Knights’ many charitable programs. More Players mean Bigger Cash Prizes so Bring a Friend! You must be 18 years of age or older to play.
7:00 pm in the Weekday Chapel
MOSAIC (Men of St. Ann in Christ) meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm in the weekday chapel. Are you looking for a way to give back to or participate more at St. Ann’s? MOSAIC is a social and service group of Catholic guys dedicated to serving their parish and surrounding community. Join us!
WHOM SHALL I SEND
7:00 pm in the Church
It is with great excitement that St. Ann's Emmaus announces an event for our parish during this Lenten season!
The Xavier Company, a group of professionally trained singers, actors, and dancers from St. Francis Xavier Church in New York City, will perform an original production for our parish, Whom Shall I Send?
This amazing group of Christian performers is part of an acclaimed traveling music ministry that journeys throughout the tri-state area bringing the Gospel to life in the form of a musical and spiritual drama. The Xavier Company uses their gift of song to allow people to experience the gospel in a new way - they are bringing the Gospel to life, and to St. Ann's parish!
Whom Shall I Send reaches into the New Testament and examines how those around Jesus answered His call and became disciples. As Monsignor Coyle reminds us, the disciples were humans with fears and doubts just like us. Whom Shall I Send examines how the disciples responded to Jesus' invitation - it is an inspirational story of faith, shown through friendship and love.
Won't you take time this Lent to experience the Gospel in a different way and to experience the passion of wonderful performers who want to share God's love, and Jesus' story, with us here at St. Ann's in Emmaus? How fortunate are we to be blessed with their talents and a new way to deepen our own Lenten journey through music and performance? "Whom shall I send? Send me!" Be a disciple and experience the joy that this performance will bring to you - God is calling us in a new way. Are we listening to the music?
The performance is free; goodwill donations ar accepted at the door. Dessert reception following the performance.
ST. ANN'S PRAYER GROUP
7:00 pm in the Chapel
The ST. ANN'S PRAYER GROUP meets every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Chapel to pray the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. All are welcome. If you like to be added to the prayer list or can’t join us Monday, please CALL JANET MRAZEK.