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Stewardship Reflections at the Turn of the Year…

I would like to suggest something different this New Year. As stewards we talk about and live gratitude; we strive to make that foundational in our lives. We are thankful for all we have received and we have a great desire to give. But do we make opportunities for others to give? Are we receptive to their giving? … Continued

Health Ministry is expanding its parishioner support

As you know, our health ministry has been offering free blood pressure screenings on the first Sunday of the month. Last week, our Mass+… activity, just in time for New Year’s resolutions, focused on Fitness and Wellness. As part of this discussion, the health ministry is looking to expand its reach. We are looking into starting up an … Continued

An educational series on Saint Peter

Saint Peter was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, leaders of the early Great Church. Pope Gregory I called him repeatedly the “Prince of the Apostles”. According to Catholic teaching, Jesus promised Peter in the “Rock of My Church” dialogue (Matthew 16:18) a special position in the Church. He is traditionally counted as … Continued

Epiphany! What a wonderful word.

Even its secular definition is thrilling: “a sudden realization about the nature or meaning of something.” It brings all sorts of images to mind: a light bulb suddenly turning on, shedding brilliant illumination; a revelation that brings a gasp; an idea so vivid we pause and give thanks; a truth so powerful we fall to our knees. We … Continued

Saint Ann Wine and Dine January 19th

Treat yourself (and your spouse or special guest) to a lovely evening at St. Ann’s Monsignor Lunn Parish Center on January 19 at our annual Wine & Dine. Enjoy wines selected to complement our specially prepared four-course meal. This extraordinary event will provide you with the opportunity to relax, enjoy the company of your friends and to escape postholiday stress. Your first pour will be … Continued

Advent Prayers and Reflection

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

“Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”?

(   Photo Credit: Flickr/Danny Hahn Contrary to what many people today seem to believe and preach, I for one, do believe that Jesus cares if we say “Merry Christmas”. Jesus did come to establish the Kingdom of God right here on this earth, the very start of that mission unfolded at his birth, through the … Continued

Saint Ann Schedule for Advent and Christmas Worship

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

The Creed – to Recite or Not!

BY LORRIE MCNICKLE ( Photo Credit: – /Waiting For The Word – Gethsemane 26 Many years ago, under a full moon and a weight of distress that was spirit crushing, Jesus prayed.  He was hours from succumbing willfully to a torture and death that would be difficult and excruciatingly painful, but what seems to cause Jesus … Continued

Conform to Christ

Counseling young parents, one respected elderly priest frequently offers the following advice: “As if you could, forget spending so much time trying to prepare the environment for your child. Instead, invest yourself preparing your child for the culture.” Making real culture change is a big job – too grand for us. We’re naïve to believe everyone can … Continued