When you say the word “Advent,” what immediately pops into mind? A feast of color, a traditional manger scene bathed in soft candlelight, glistening snowflakes falling on festive trees, a yearning for the One who is to come. But sometimes, the season brings other images: crowded stores, treats that tempt us to too many calories, … Continued
Dear Lord, Bless our family. Be so kind as to give us the unity, peace, and mutual love that You found in Your own family in the little town of Nazareth. Saint Joseph, pray for the head of our family. Obtain for him the strength, the wisdom, and the prudence he needs to support and direct those under his care. Mother Mary, pray … Continued
Remember us, O God; from age to age be our Comforter. You have given us the wonder of time, blessings in days and nights, seasons and years. Bless your children at the turning of the year and fill the months ahead with the bright hope that is ours in the coming of Christ. You are … Continued
This third week of Advent, let us remember that the good news of Jesus’ birth has the power to bring us great joy this Christmas season. Our joy isn’t dependent on what is going on in our life, in our world, or the people that we are with. It doesn’t depend on the gifts we give or the gifts … Continued
Jesus challenges us in his teachings of love, charity and service to others. Father McCarthy makes sure we understand Christ’s teachings so we can experience joy in this world and the next.
Father McCarthy reminds us now that Thanksgiving is over we do not go right to Christmas. We should remember the season of Advent as a time to refresh our commitment to our Catholic teachings so we can truly enjoy the coming of Christ.
“Everyone should have a genuine devotion to Mary and entrust his life to her motherly care.” Vatican II Want to Grow in Holiness But Too Busy? Don’t know where to start? In our hectic day and age, Pope St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta knew that the quickest way to be transformed into a saint is through … Continued
October is here, which means tis the season for your schedule to fill up quickly. Here are a few activities to get on your calendar! November is Vocations month. We will have two talks on vocations split between Religious Life on November 3 and Married Life on November 17. We are also fortunate to have Fr. Dan Schmitmeyer, the Vocations … Continued
Lord God, “As you did for Mary, the Virgin of Advent, send your Spirit upon us . . . Help us to accept, like Mary, the gift of your divine presence and protection. Help us to be docile to the promptings of the Spirit, so that we can proclaim with courage and apostolic zeal the Word who became flesh and came to dwell among … Continued
Saint Ann Schedule for Advent and Christmas Worship Confession Times: Thursday, December 20th 5:30-6:30 pm Christmas Mass Schedule: Monday 12/24/18: Christmas Eve Mass 3:00 PM and 11:00 PM Tuesday 12/25/18: Christmas Day Mass 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM