WEEKLY BULLETINS, ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
ANNUAL PARISH UTILITY COLLECTION
Keeping our St. Ann's church warm in the winter and cool in the summer is a big expense, along with lighting and other power needs. In early March, parishioners received a letter requesting assistance with these costs as part of our annual Utility Collection. If you haven’t had a chance to send in your contribution or misplaced the envelope, please send in your collection in the designated envelope, or marked separately in your weekly envelope. Thank you! We are so grateful for the many ways you support our beautiful St. Ann’s parish.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE AN ALTAR SERVER?
The next altar server training class is June 15th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the Church. Altar servers need to have received First Holy Communion, and should attend Mass faithfully along with their parents. Altar servers should be willing to help serve at Mass once or twice a month. New servers are paired with an experienced server for their first few Masses. This is a great way to learn more about the church and the Mass and to perform an important service for your parish! Questions? Contact CHRIS KIMOCK.
AFTER YOU’RE CONFIRMED - THEN WHAT?
Confirmation completes your sacramental initiation into the church. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are strengthened in you for service to God and others. What can you do with those gifts? Become a lector, commentator, or song leader at Mass! St. Ann’s needs teens with good speaking skills, reverence for God’s word, and the willingness to get to Mass when scheduled. There will be a training class for interested teens. Schedules take into account your Mass preferences. For more information or to sign up for training, please contact CHRIS KIMOCK.
A PARISH THANK YOU FROM HELPING HANDS
Our Helping Hands Ministry would like to thank everyone for such a generous parish outreach that we received for Easter meals, baskets, and gifts. We also received an abundance of gift cards and money that were used to purchase items or were donated to families in need. St. Ann’s donated 44 meals to families in our community, along with 72 in the Allentown area. Additionally, Helping Hands donated nearly 70 Easter baskets to children. We couldn’t do this important outreach work without the kindness and support of our parish.
YOU CAN MAKE A GLOBAL DIFFERENCE
Summer Sneaker Challenge for Mlomolimoto School in Zimbabwe
Send in gently used adult sport shoes! (all types of sneakers - running, trail, walking, etc., and cleats) St. Ann’s School will earn $1.00/pound! All proceeds benefit our sister school in Zimbabwe. This Sneaker Challenge will run until June 28th! All other shoes (dress, workboots, children’s shoes) will still be collected for our ongoing shoe drive at the usual rate of 50¢/pound. Money raised helps purchase shoes for the students who walk several miles to school each day onunpaved roads.
How else can you help? Donate your used laptops or tablets! Drop off in the shoe box under Information Desk in the lobby. Mlomolimoto School has no electricity - the teachers take the computers home each night to recharge for students to use the next day.
SPRING PLANTING PURCHASES HELP OUR KNIGHTS!
Are you ready to bring some color into your gardens? Help out St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus by SHOWING THIS COUPON when you make a purchase at the Dan Schantz Greenhouse on Lehigh Street. The Knights receives $2 each time you make a purchase over $10. Printed coupons can be found at the Information Desk in the church lobby! Let’s get planting!
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 8 am and 4 pm. A larger variety of gift cards can be pre-ordered every 2 weeks. Check out our gift card selection after Mass!
Support St. Ann’s School every time you shop with AmazonSmile! When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our school and parish! Use the link to shop AmazonSmile & support St. Ann’s! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1421929 Thank You!
May 18th and 19th
St. Ann’s 3rd Annual Ministry Fest
After all Masses
Join us in the Cafeteria!
Looking for a way to serve?
Interested in meeting others?
Trying to find a group?
Wanting to do more outside of Mass?
There’s a place for YOU at St. Ann’s!
Don’t miss the KOC’s morning Coffee Bar and Pastries!
We welcome the ladies of WASA to our 9:00 am Mass this morning! Please stop and say hello to these friendly members of the Women’s Alliance of St. Ann’s. If you’re interested in joining WASA, they will be available at our Ministry Fest to answer any questions. Many blessings to them as they continue their many social and service-related events for our parish.
3-C SOCIAL CLUB MEETING
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, 8:45 am. Dutch Treat! Meet us! Please RSVP by May 20th to BARBARA.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Parish Life Center
Help create prayer shawls and blankets for those who are sick, or in need of comfort, from 6:00 pm 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, or if you have questions, please contact BEV. Beginners welcome!
7:00 pm in the Parish Life Center
Congratulations Covered Dish Party. All are welcome to attend any session. Join us this week!
6:30 pm in the Cafeteria
Flip Flops and Faith - How can you fit God into your summer? Prayer? Meditations on the beach? We’ll share our ideas and the creative ways that we do find to keep God in our lives, even when our minds are on the sand! WASA meetings are held the first Monday of the month, at 6:30 pm, in the school cafeteria, with light supper and desserts! Our meetings begin after dinner and fellowship. All ladies of the parish are invited to be a part of the Women’s Alliance of St. Ann’s!
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!
ST. ANN PRIME TIMERS
1:00 pm at Bethel Bible Church
We’re a social group for seniors! Join the fun! No Cost Lunch - Sloppy Joe’s! We’ll be hearing music from the 50s & 60s by Ian Gallagher! Don’t miss it! Please call MARY ANN MARSHALL by June 3rd, to place your lunch reservation. Our meeting begins at 1:00 pm, Bethel Bible Church, 4th and Elm Streets, Emmaus.
We’re on vacation for July & August! Our meetings will resume in September.