What is Mass+…Mass+… is our vision of the Sunday Experience. It is a time to better serve God and one another, to grow in holiness, to proclaim the Good News, and to foster community within and outside the parish. Our Mass+… program happens between the    9:00 A.M. and 11:30 A.M Masses. This allows an hour and 15 minutes between Mass times to participate in activities and events as simple as breakfast, in a ministry or in faith formation.

Babysitting has been suspended until Spring.

The theme for this season of Mass+… will focus on Eucharistic Miracles. We will offer a variety of presentations and outside speakers. Make sure to check out the displays in the Gathering Space and Trinity Rooms depicting these miracles throughout the year.

 Eucharistic Miracle for December & January:

On December 8, 1991, Fr. Otty Ossa Aristizábal was celebrating Mass in the chapel of the Shrine of Betania in Cua, Venezuela. During the    consecration, Father Aristizábal divided the Host into 4 parts. After consuming one of the sections, he noticed another section on the     paten was showing a red spot, which began to emanate, similar to the manner in which blood escapes from a wound. The Host was bleeding.

The miraculous Host is preserved in the city of Los Teques, at the convent of the Augustinian Recollects Nuns of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is permanently exposed for the adoration of the faithful and is visited every year by numerous pilgrims, both native and abroad.

Many prodigious events have taken place, connected to the Host of the Miracle. One in particular, stands out to many. While the Host was exposed to the faithful, a young American was filming the miraculous Host and it was pulsating like a human heart.

Look for the displays in the Gathering Space and the Trinity Room to read more about this Eucharistic Miracle!

Upcoming Mass+… Events

January 16:  Ministry Meetings and Groups

The Men’s Group will meet in the Trinity Room. The topic for the presentation will be “Why Eucharist and Confession Need to be Central to Every Man’s Life.”  All men are welcome to attend.

Members of the Respect Life Group will meet in Room 22.

January 23 & 30:  Lectio Eucharist

On Sunday, January 23 and January 30, we will host sessions in our adult educational series, Lectio Eucharist. Great opportunity to continue to learn more about the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.

February 6:  Project Rachel

On Sunday, February 6, we will have a speaker from Project Rachel. Project Rachel is a post-abortive healing ministry in the Catholic Church. This talk will take place in the Trinity Rooms.

February 13:  National Marriage Day

On Sunday, February 13, the Church celebrates National Marriage Day. This day honors the marriage covenant. Right now, when marriage is so under attack, the renewal of the family and the sanctity of marriage needs to be celebrated!

We will have a parish breakfast with a special invitation for those couples who celebrated a milestone anniversary with us in 2021 and for those recently married. The breakfast will take place after the 9am Mass in the gym.

February 20:  Ministry Meetings and Groups

The Men’s Group will meet in the Trinity Room.

Members of the Respect Life Group will meet in Room 22.

Mass+… Presentations

The Beatitudes. Presented by Doug Moore

 

What does it mean to be Catholic? presented by Father McCarthy

Assumption of Mary. Presented by Father McCarthy

Staying Connected: Saint Ann is there for you across different media platforms. Presented by Tim Clifford.