WEEKLY BULLETINS, ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
OUR PARISH GIVING PROGRAM UPDATE
I am very grateful to you for your commitment to our Sacrificial Giving Program. Over the past six weeks, our parish has collected over 400 commitment cards out of the 2,009 families who are registered in our parish.
Pope Francis reminds us of what a church can be - “a Church that is capable of walking at people’s sides, of doing more than simply listening to them; a Church which accompanies them on their journey.” At St. Ann’s we want to be able to be a part of that journey with you, and with others in our community. Through your continued commitment to St. Ann’s mission, we will walk together on our road to Emmaus with Christ at our sides.
Your generosity provides the much-needed funds tha create a WARM community for all those who seek a home here through educational opportunities for people of all ages, material assistance for those in need, and much more. If you have not taken the opportunity to complete your parish commitment card, we invite you to do so. Your pledge to sustaining St. Ann’s here in Emmaus is an outward sign of your faith in the mission of our parish.
Every commitment, no matter the size, helps to keep these services available. As we move into Thanksgiving and Advent, we give thanks for the WARM community that we are for each other and the Church that we are called to be for the world. Thank you again for your commitment to our parish.
- Msgr. Ed Coyle
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!
PARISH VETERANS RECEIVE CHALLENGE COINS
On Veterans Day, 40 of our parish and community veterans, representing all of our military branches, were recognized during Mass celebrated by Monsignor Coyle. Each veteran received a special “Challenge Coin” during the Mass. The coins are embossed with a representation of our church’s Risen Christ altar artwork. Challenge coins are a military tradition for service members to identify military affiliation, are awarded for special achievements, and are presented to dignitaries around the world. A special thank you to all of our veterans for your service to our country.
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 .
OUR TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY NEEDS YOU
Our parish finds itself without a leader for our Transportation Ministry due to the retiring of our recent chairpersons. St. Ann’s is looking for someone (or more than one!) who can lead this ministry group. You need access to email, some organizational skills, and an open heart willing to help our parish. The Transportation Ministry provides rides to our older parishioners to doctor appointments, etc., so they can maintain an active, independent lifestyle even if they are no longer able to drive. Please contact Deacon Rich through the Rectory Office at 610-965-2426 if you can take on this position or if you can be a volunteer driver. 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 basket—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 or to sign up click or press HERE .
IT’S TIME TO ORDER NUT ROLLS
Don’t miss out on this delicious parish tradition! Boy Scout Troop 80 is taking orders for Slovak Kolach Nut Rolls - new flavor - Pumpkin Cheese, along with English Walnut, Poppyseed, Prune (Lekvar), Seedless Red Raspberry, and Apricot. $16/roll. Please place your order by December 6th. Payment due with order. Pick up on December 17th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, in the cafeteria. Order forms available at the Information Desk in the main lobby. A printable form can be found HERE. For more information, please contact ROBIN SMITH. Thank you for supporting our Boy Scouts!
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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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! RSVP by November 19th to Barbara at 610-967-1561.
QUICK JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE
7:00 pm in the Parish Life Center
Luke, Acts, and a presentation highlighting the Messianic Fulfillment and the Church. We always have time for discussion and explanation!
BLESSING OF THE OUTDOOR NATIVITY
After the 5:30 pm Mass
Come welcome the Holy Family! Join the Knights of Columbus and the Women’s Alliance of St. Ann’s (WASA) for a beautiful outdoor blessing of our Nativity. Refreshments will be served indoors in the cafeteria, immediately after the blessing.
ST. ANN’S YOUTH MINISTRY
Saturday Service: Confirmation Retreat
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE
Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 15th, at 1:00 pm for the annual parish Holiday Mass of Remembrance celebrating the lives of our departed loved ones. This mass is a wonderful opportunity to honor special people in the midst of the busy holiday season. Starting next weekend, registration forms will be available at the information desk in the main lobby. A printable form can be found HERE.
ST. ANN’S YOUTH MINISTRY
Christmas Card Service Project.
ST. ANN’S YOUTH MINISTRY
Decorate the Church Service Project.