WEEKLY BULLETINS,  ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS


 WEEKLY BULLETINS


  DECEMBER 16, 2018

DECEMBER 16, 2018

  DECEMBER 9, 2018

DECEMBER 9, 2018

  DECEMBER 2, 2018

DECEMBER 2, 2018

  NOVEMBER 25, 2018

NOVEMBER 25, 2018


ANNOUNCEMENTS


PARISH COMMITMENT CARDS

Have you made a new offertory pledge to the parish? If you haven’t started your new giving, why not give our ONLINE SYSTEM a try? Make weekly envelopes a thing of the past! It’s fast and easy to do! Thank you for your continued support of your St. Ann’s parish!

SHARING OUR ADVENT STORIES

Don’t miss our ministries, students, and parish in action as we get ready for new light in our world through the birth of the Christ child. Receive a new photo every day during Advent!

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!

GIVING TREE FOR CATHOLIC CHARITIES

Please help provide baby items to supply the Pregnancy Support Program. Take a tag from the Christmas tree near the altar. Return the unwrapped gifts next to the tree by January 3rd. Baby items and Target or Walmart gift cards are requested on the tree tags. Gift cards are used by Catholic Charities to purchase cribs, car seats, and other items throughout the year. Please contact CHRIS KIMOCK with any questions. Thank you for your generous support of this important program for new moms and babies!

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS HOMEBOUND?

Our St. Ann’s Home 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.

OPLATKI CHRISTMAS WAFERS ARE HERE

Paper-thin Oplatki are embossed with scenes of the Holy Family. Breaking of the Oplatki is a centuries-old custom that you can add to your Christmas Eve celebration. There are 5 edible wafers per envelope. Please be generous in your donation for the Oplatki. Envelopes are in the lobby and at each entrance.

ST. ANN SCHOOL

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

Order special Holiday Scrip Gift Cards for Christmas gift giving. Check out the selection on the back of the Shopping Cart Order Form, which can be found HERE or at the Information Desk in our church lobby after most Masses. Choose from over 100 retailers! Gift cards can be purchased in values from $10 to $100. You can also place your order at St. Ann School! All Proceeds go to St. Ann School.

AMAZONSMILE

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!


EVENTS


PARISH PENANCE SERVICE

December 17th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Make reconciliation part of your Advent preparation for the birth of our Lord.

NUT ROLLS PICKUP

December 17th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the School Cafeteria

If you ordered nut rolls, you may pick them up on December 17th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the school cafeteria. For more info, contact ROBIN SMITH. Thank you for supporting Boy Scouts Troop 80!

3-C SOCIAL CLUB

December 18th
8:45 am at Superior Restaurant

The 3-C SOCIAL CLUB, St. Ann’s Club for Widows & Widowers, meets every 3rd Tuesday of each month at Superior Restaurant in Emmaus, 8:45 am. Dutch Treat! Meet us! RSVP by December 17th to BARBARA.

BECOMING CATHOLIC

December 19th
NO CLASSES

Merry Christmas!

PARISH PENANCE SERVICE

December 21st
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Make reconciliation part of your Advent preparation for the birth of our Lord.

CHURCH CLEANING

December 22nd
9:00 am

Let's make the church sparkle for Christmas! The cleaning is scheduled for December 22nd and will start at 9:00 am (after the 8:00 am Mass). This is a great family event as there are tasks for nearly all ages. The cleaning takes about two hours so arriving after 9:00 am is no problem. Please bring buckets and rags. We will supply the cleaning fluids. And thanks in advance for helping out!

PARISH PENANCE SERVICE

December 22nd
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Make reconciliation part of your Advent preparation for the birth of our Lord.

ST. ANN’S YOUTH MINISTRY

December 23rd
Decorate the Church Service Project.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

No December Meeting
The PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY will not meet in December due to the Christmas holiday. Please continue to check the bulletin for our next meeting in January. We send our good wishes and blessings to everyone this holiday season. If you know of someone in the parish who is in need of a shawl or blanket this Christmas season, please contact our Rectory at 610-965-2426, or email BEV RUPPERT.

BECOMING CATHOLIC

December 26th
NO CLASSES

Merry Christmas!