Transform Thanksgiving this Year

Very soon Americans will celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays. Even during these uncertain times, we will have the urge to gather for sumptuous meals highlighted by turkey and pumpkin pie, traveling to and from the ancestral home, enjoying family, feasting on leftovers and perhaps even watching football. For many of us, Thanksgiving Day is so full … Continued

Stewardship of Time

Time – we all have it. How we choose to use our time is a completely different matter. Family, work, school, sports, leisure, faith and on and on. The demands on our time is never-ending. Life gets in the way and messes up our “schedule.” We cannot control many of those life events, but how … Continued

The Pavilion is underway…

The Pavilion is under construction… Tim  Clifford, our Stewardship and Development Director, started a program last year to get your feedback on those challenges and one of the results was our Pavilion Project! We are looking to the future and this project is a result of our first convocation to give our youth and young … Continued

STEWARDSHIP AND PUBLIC LIFE: Bringing the Good News to all Creation

With the presidential election upon us, it is more important than ever for mature Catholics to be mindful of their responsibilities to exercise good stewardship over their neighborhoods, communities and society by participation in the public life of our country. Jesus said that we, his disciples, are the light of the world. We must not … Continued

Stewardship of Time

Gift of Time Everyone’s time is limited, thus giving up your time for something new can be a real sacrifice. It can be overwhelming sometimes just to find time to be with those you care for most. Being a steward of time, though, requires you to decide what is important and make time for your … Continued

Formation in Discipleship and Stewardship:

There is a cyclical nature to formation that leads to discipleship and stewardship: the more we embrace our baptismal call to follow Christ as disciples, the more we are likely to respond as stewards. The more we challenge ourselves to be good stewards, the more likely we are to realize how our faith affects all … Continued

Stewardship of Prayer for Kids

One of the biggest questions parents have right now is what kind of routine their children will have as they contemplate a new school year during COVID-19. One thing is for sure – autumn brings back a routine, a sense of order and a discipline that summer lacks. Christian stewards can take advantage of this … Continued

Did You know. . . St. Ann’s has a Wish Book?

Many of us can remember the Sears Christmas Wish Book. St. Ann now has a Wish Book of our own, and it isn’t just for Christmas! What could possibly be in a parish wish book? We’re glad you asked! There are many different items, ranging from those which enhance the beauty and sacredness of our … Continued

Discernment for Stewards

Living as stewards is an on-going process of conversion. As disciples who are committed to living our lives as good stewards, we must constantly be attentive to ways we are called to give and share. This is a process of discernment, in which we take stock of the ways we have been blessed and the … Continued