WEEKLY BULLETINS, ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
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!
HEALING OUR CHURCH
Bishop Schlert is introducing a program to encourage prayerful reflection and conversation about the clergy sexual abuse crisis. Healing Our Church will run for six weeks throughout the Lenten season. Sessions will be formatted as small groups, moderated by fellow parishioners. The program was designed by Renew International, a Catholic nonprofit organization. Small group sessions begin the week of March 4th and run for 6 weeks. All are welcome to attend. For more information, including meeting times and locations, and to register PLEASE PRESS or CLICK HERE.
HELP CREATE A VISION FOR OUR YOUTH MINISTRY
Where do all of our teens go after Confirmation? What can our parish do to engage teenagers more in our mission and their faith? With Monsignor Coyle’s blessing, we are establishing a short-term committee to address these important issues. We need your input! Please contact JIM FRIEND to work with us.
DO WE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION NOW?
St. Ann’s Girl Scout troops are selling cookies in the church lobby after Mass! Only a few more weeks - don’t miss your chance!
INTERESTED IN BULLETIN ADVERTISING?
Please consider advertising in our bulletin! Chad Breidinger, of Liturgical Publications, Inc., is working on new advertising sponsorships for the St. Ann’s bulletin now! Advertisements can be purchased for a business or a family, or a sponsor ad can be purchased to support community service organizations. We need and appreciate your help. If you are interested in placing an ad, or would like more info, call Chad at 610-393-5329. Thanks for your help, and please visit and support our wonderful business and family advertisers!
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 8am-4pm. A larger variety of gift cards can be pre-ordered every 2 weeks. Check out our gift card selection after Mass!
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COCKTAILS IN THE SAND
Save the Date!
7th annual St. Ann Gala and Silent Auction honoring Ms. Cecilia Birdsell for outstanding contributions to our parish and school. Buy discount tickets through March 15th! Become a Gala Sponsor or donate Auction Items! Visit our SCHOOL WEBSITE for more information and tickets!
PRIME TIMERS BUS TRIP
THE ULTIMATE JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE
May 7th at beautiful, scenic Penn's Peak
This is a luncheon show sponsored by St. Ann's Prime Timers. It includes non-alcoholic beverages and a family style hot meal. Bus service by Transbridge. The bus leaves St. Ann's at 10 am and returns at 5 pm. Tickets are $80 per person with a $20 nonrefundable deposit due at reservation. The balance is due on April 1st. A reservation form with additional information can be found HERE.
3-C SOCIAL CLUB
8:45 am at Superior Restaurant in Emmaus
the 3-C SOCIAL CLUB, St. Ann’s Club for Widows & Widowers, meets every 3rd Tuesday of each month at Superior Restaurant in Emmaus, 8:45am. Dutch Treat! Meet us! RSVP by February 18th to BARBARA.
PRIEST, PROPHET & KING
7:00 pm in the Parish Life Center
Our DVD study of Bishop Barron’s teachings. Join us this week! All are welcome to attend any session.
7:00 pm in the Parish Life Center
Moral life: what Catholics mean by virtue and sin and how following God’s way in our lives leads us to true happiness. Join us this week! All are welcome to attend any session.
ST. ANN’S YOUTH MINISTRY
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Parish Life Center
Join us in watching Paul J. Kim, a comedian and speaker from the Steubenville Summer Youth Conference. Paul shares his unique view on high school, faith, and how we are called to rise up!
PREP GAME NIGHT - CANCELLED
The PREP 8th grade Game Night has been cancelled.
Instead, we will hold our normal class at our normal time.
ALL PARISH VOLUNTEERS - YOU’RE INVITED!
11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the School Cafeteria
Are you a parish volunteer? We have many! Have you volunteered once this past year, or do you volunteer weekly, monthly, or a few times when your schedule allows? Are you part of a ministry group or parish organization, do you sing in the choir or play an instrument, or are you a PREP volunteer, altar server, or Fall Fest helper? There are so many ways in which our parishioners serve St. Ann’s, and we want to thank you! Join us at our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Saturday, March 9th 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the St. Ann School Cafeteria RSVP to DONNA.
6:30 pm in the School Cafeteria
Welcome back WASA members, and any ladies of the parish who want to join us, as we prepare for the 40 days of Lent! We’re taking a special spiritual journey—how will your light shine? WASA meetings are held the first Monday of the month, at 6:30pm, in the school cafeteria. Join us for a light supper and, always, desserts! Our meetings begin after dinner and fellowship. We hope to see you on Monday, March 4th!
LENTEN FISH DINNER
March 8, 2019
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the St. Ann School Cafeteria
Featuring Fried or Baked Fish and Fried Shrimp with French Fries, Cole Slaw, Soup and Apple Sauce. Children's Mac-n-Cheese available. Plus Complimentary Hot and Cold Beverages and Homemade Desserts. Price is $9 per Adult and $4 per Child (6 through 12 yrs., 5 yrs. and under free) All proceeds to benefit a Seminarian of the Diocese of Allentown. PLEASE PRESS or CLICK HERE for more information and a pre-order form.
ST. ANN PRIME TIMERS
1:00 pm at Bethel Bible Church
We’re a social group for seniors! Join the fun! St. Patrick’s Day Lunch - Corned Beef Sandwiches. Our meeting begins at 1:00 pm, Bethel Bible Church, 4th & Elm Streets, Emmaus. Contact MARY ANN MARSHALL by March 8th to place your lunch reservation.