WEEKLY BULLETINS,  ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS


 WEEKLY BULLETINS


JULY 21, 2019

JULY 21, 2019

JULY 14, 2019

JULY 14, 2019

JULY 7, 2019

JULY 7, 2019

JUNE 30, 2019

JUNE 30, 2019


ANNOUNCEMENTS


ANNUAL PARISH UTILITY COLLECTION

We’ve had a very warm start to the summer! Cooling costs and heating costs take a toll on our parish budget. If you haven’t had a chance to send in your contribution 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.

BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL

Our Parish Goal
What is our parish goal for this year’s diocesan Bishop’s Annual Appeal? St. Ann’s parish goal is $119,829. This year, St. Ann’s has given over $93,000 to support education centers like Mercy School for Special Learning and Catholic-based charities, to educate our seminarians, and to care for families in need. What does this mean for our parish? Once we meet our parish goal, St. Ann’s Church will begin to receive 50% of the funds raised after our goal. In years past, our parish received over $30,000 annually from donating over our goal, due to the generosity of our parishioners. Although that amount has decreased significantly in recent years, any extra over goal funds help to pay for maintaining parish buildings, funding parish events, and assisting with administrative costs, too.

As we generously support the important diocesan charitable initiatives through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, please know that your donations will help us move above that parish goal and St. Ann’s will benefit, too - a wonderful bonus as we support our Catholic community around us!

WELCOME TO OUR SUMMER PASTORAL ASSISTANT

Meet Father Stephen Bosomafi!
When you meet Fr. Stephen, you are immediately drawn to his kind smile and sunny disposition - how fitting that he is here with us at St. Ann’s through the August sunshine! Even though Fr. Stephen is here on a bit of a vacation, he has kindly stepped in to help out Msgr. Coyle with weekday and Sunday Masses.

Fr. Stephen’s home base is in Ghana, Africa, and he has been a priest for 17 years. He knew from a young age that he would be a priest, and he had wonderful mentors in his family and parish priest. When Fr. Stephen reflects back, he says he now sees that the Lord was preparing him and had something important for him as he was called to be a priest.

After teaching for a few years in Ghana, Fr. Stephen came to the U.S. and received his MBA from Marist College in New York. He worked for a time in his diocesan Finance Office in Ghana, and currently, he is a Pastor at St. Paul’s in Atronie and for several other churches and surrounding communities that he travels to each week.

While things are very different in Ghana - making sure there is clean and available water and setting up clinics for quicker access to healthcare in remote areas are every day realities - Fr. Stephen never stops smiling when he speaks of his home country and community. Fr. Stephen really is doing the important work the Lord is calling him to do. We’re so fortunate to have him here for these few weeks and to be a part of his global journey.

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 Sally Gordon.

IN SEARCH OF YOUTH MINISTRY CO-LEADERS

Do you have teens? Do you like working with teens? Do you want to see teens in 8th to 12th grades engaged in their faith and learning to live as Christians through service and community? Join our team of adults guiding St. Ann’s Body of Believers teen ministry! Please contact Jim Friend with any questions.

IT'S CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of St. Ann's Helping Hands, is in need of these items for our fall Packing Party. Everything must be small enough to fit into an OCC shoe box and NEW items only. Please deposit in Helping Hands boxes at our church entrances. Thank you!

What is needed?

  • Bars of Ivory soap
  • Small plastic or metal reusable bowls and cups
  • Metal spoons (teaspoons or soup spoons)
  • Washcloths
  • Toothbrushes (no toothpaste)
  • Combs and brushes
  • Hair ties and ribbons
  • No liquids of any kind!

PREP TEACHER & AIDES NEEDED WEDNESDAYS

It’s Never Too Early to Plan for the Fall!
Do you like kids, and want to share God’s love and Jesus’ message with them?

6th-grade teacher are needed during the evening session, 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm.

Classroom aides needed for 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades during the afternoon class, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm.

No previous teaching experience needed! We’ll help you get all the necessary clearances. Please contact Chris Kimock at ckimock@stann-emmaus.org or 610-965-6888 for more information or to join our PREP team!

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT ST. ANN SCHOOL

School Nurse & Food Service Assistant
St. Ann School is accepting applications for a part-time school nurse and a part-time Food Service Assistant for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information, or to submit a resume, please contact our Principal, Diana Kile.

ST. ANN SCHOOL 70TH ANNIVERSARY

We would love to hear from our alumni as we plan our celebrations! Do you have a special St. Ann School memory to share? Please contact Lisa Schultz at lschultz@atann-emmaus.org or 610-966-9220.

MAKE SURE YOU’RE GETTING ALL THE PARISH NEWS!

If you’re haven’t received any online news blasts, please contact our bulletin editor to get on the list!

Why is emailed news so important? We can contact our parishioners quickly to give you news and updates before a Sunday bulletin!

SHOPPING CART GIFT CARDS

Support St. Ann School!
Your purchase of gift cards helps to fund St. Ann School and keeps thousands of dollars in our parish budget each year! Gift Cards available at the Information Desk after most masses! Hundreds of gift cards available every two weeks by special order.

AMAZONSMILE

You shop. Amazon gives.
Are you furnishing a dorm room, buying vacation supplies, or getting a jump on back-to-school items? use AmazonSmile for your online purchases! AmazonSmile website is operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our school and parish!


EVENTS


2 SEATS AVAILABLE FOR PRIME TIMERS TRIP!

September 18th
Italian Festival at Lake Walenpaupack

$85 per person. Price includes bus ride, show, and food - an Italian buffet! Don’t miss out on this fun trip. Only 2 seats left on our bus. Please contact Kay Baney to reserve your place! Ciao! Vieni con noi! (Come with us!)

PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN WORKSHOP

September 21st
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 this workshop at St. Ann’s. All diocesan volunteers and employees who have contact with children are required to attend a Protecting God’s Children program. If you attended a PGC program in the past, you do not need to attend again.

All classes held in the Parish Life Center, 526 Fairview St. To register, please contact Chris Kimock at ckimock@stann-emmaus.org or 610-965-6888.

PRIME TIMERS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BUS TRIP

November 22nd
A Miracle on 34th Street
at the Shawnee on the Delaware Playhouse

Prime Timers Annual Christmas Bus Trip Make your reservations for A Miracle on 34th Street at the Shawnee on the Delaware Playhouse on November 22nd! $75 per person and a $20 deposit is due upon registration. Price includes bus ticket, lunch, and show! Please contact Kay Baney to reserve your place for this holiday trip!

PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN WORKSHOP

November 23rd
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 this workshop at St. Ann’s. All diocesan volunteers and employees who have contact with children are required to attend a Protecting God’s Children program. If you attended a PGC program in the past, you do not need to attend again.

All classes held in the Parish Life Center, 526 Fairview St. To register, please contact Chris Kimock at ckimock@stann-emmaus.org or 610-965-6888.