WEEKLY BULLETINS, ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
ANNUAL PARISH UTILITY COLLECTION
Keeping our St. Ann’s church cool in the summer and warm in the winter is a big expense, along with lighting and other power needs. If you haven’t had a chance to send in your contribution or you misplaced the annual envelope, please send in your donation 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.
Because We Are Catholic
Thank you for supporting the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Please remember to support this important annual diocesan initiative that funds vital services like Catholic Charities, education of seminarians and deacons, Catholic schools, centers for special education, and care for retired and infirm priests. Your contributions to support these important ministries will make a difference in so many lives! Our goal for St. Ann’s parish is $119,000 this year. Remember, every gift counts. We have additional forms available in the church lobby. Thank you!
YOU’RE CONFIRMED—NOW WHAT?
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, please contact Mrs. Kimock.
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.
VISITATION THANK YOU AND NEW CONTACT INFO
Recently Bob Jones, who has led our Homebound Visitation Ministry for several years, has decided to retire. We give Bob our WARMest thanks, as he has led this special ministry with kindness, compassion, and dedication to all in his care.
Sally Gordon will be replacing Bob in the Visitation Ministry to schedule visitors to those who are in nursing/assisted living facilities or homebound. If you know someone who would like a visit, please contact Sally.
FEED THE HUNGRY
Over the past three summers, PARLV, a grassroots organization, has been supplying fresh fruits and vegetables to the hungry in Lehigh and Northampton counties.
Did you know our own St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus has a garden registered with PARLV? Their contribution is part of the generous donations from local gardeners who support PARLV in supplying over 7 tons of fresh produce to people in need.
How can you help? Register your garden. Dedicate a few rows in your garden to donate to people in need. Donate your surplus produce. Don’t have a garden? Donate purchased fruits or veggies. Become a driver for a donation site. There are 19 donation sites located across the Lehigh Valley. Volunteers will pick up the produce from these sites and deliver it to food pantries, soup kitchens, and food banks. To learn more, register your garden, find a donation site, volunteer, or join the mailing list, go to plantarowlv.org.
YOUR GARDEN PURCHASES HELP OUR KNIGHTS!
Warm weather is here, and it’s a great time to be in the garden! Help out St. Ann’s KOC by bringing this coupon with you when you make a purchase at the Dan Schantz Greenhouse on Lehigh Street. The Knights of Columbus receives $2 each time you make a purchase over $10. Extra coupons are in the church lobby at the Information Desk!
A LITTLE BIT OF CHRISTMAS SPIRIT IN THE SUMMER
Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of St. Ann's Helping Hands, is in need of 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 (Ivory floats and people bathe in rivers and streams)
- Small plastic or metal reusable bowls and cups
- Metal spoons (teaspoons or soup spoons)
- Toothbrushes (NO toothpaste)
- Combs and brushes
- Hair ties and ribbons
- NO liquids of any kind!
CYO FALL SPORTS SIGNUP
It’s time to sign up for fall CYO sports! Registration is open to ALL parish kids (public and St. Ann schools). Online registration is open now through August 27th.
Boys & Girls Cross-Country K through 8th grade
JV & Varsity Girls Volleyball JV Volleyball: 4th, 5th & 6th grades Varsity Volleyball: 6th, 7th & 8th grades
Volunteers always needed! We can help with clearances! Please contact Bill Durso or Lynn Seagreaves with questions!
At St. Ann School, we provide a strong academic program, delivered by dedicated teachers who commit to understanding the needs and talents of each individual child.
We focus on developing the whole child—intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.
Full-day Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten programs. Scholarship opportunities for K to 8th grade. To schedule a tour and see the exciting things happening at St. Ann School, call Lisa Schultz.
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! Thank You for suporting St. Ann's School!
8:45 am at Superior Restaurant
St. Ann’s Club for Widows & Widowers gathers every 3rd Tuesday of each month at Superior Restaurant in Emmaus, 8:45am. Dutch Treat! Meet us! RSVP by July 15th to Barbara.
PRIME TIMERS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BUS TRIP
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!