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Vacation Bible School

Posted on May 13, 2022 in: General News

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School Registration VBS 2022 Monumental - Celebrating GOD'S Greatness!  It's that time of year again!  We're busy planning for this year's Vacation Bible School.  VBS comes early this year.  It will run from Sunday, June 19th thru Thursday, June ...

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Summer Mass Schedule

Posted on May 13, 2022 in: General News

Summer Mass Schedule
Effective Saturday, May 28, 2021  Saturday Reconciliation:  3:45 - 4:15pm Saturday Vigil Mass:  5:00pm Sunday Mass:  8:30am and 10:00am

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Photo Directory Coming Soon!
Our synod listening session participants expressed a desire to rebuild a sense of community and get to know each other after the challenges of the pandemic, and one specific suggestion was to publish a new parish directory to facilitate connections. Arrangements have been made for directory pho...

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Rise Against Hunger - June 4th

Posted on April 25, 2022 in: General News

Rise Against Hunger - June 4th
Save the date!!  Saturday, June 4th Rise Against Hunger returns to St. Ann's!  We will be hosting a meal packaging event again to help feed people around the world.  This event needs 100-150 volunteers to make the event happen:  from set-up on Friday evening to clean up at no...

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Happy Easter!

Posted on April 16, 2022 in: General News

Happy Easter!
 In this season of rebirth, may you feel your faith renewed and your heart made new with the hope Easter brings. Happy Easter from the Clergy and Staff of St. Ann's

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Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on April 07, 2022 in: General News

Bring your baskets and come at 12:00 noon or stay after the 11:00am Mass on Easter Sunday (April 17th) for a free, fun Easter Egg Hunt! Please sign up in the lobby or go to  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044aadae2ea13-easter to register for the event by Monday, April 11th.

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Holy Week with Pope Francis

Posted on March 24, 2022 in: General News

Holy Week with Pope Francis
Journey through Holy Week in Rome with the Pope in this beautifully filmed 30 minute video from Formed.  Here's the link: https://watch.formed.org/videos/holy-week-in-rome-a-journey-with-the-pope

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Taize

Posted on March 11, 2022 in: General News

Taize
Taize - an hour of prayer and meditation,  Please join us for this beautiful reflective evening on Tuesday, March 15th at 7 pm.  All are welcome!  

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Blood Drive

Posted on March 10, 2022 in: General News

Blood Drive
Please schedule your blood donation appointment today St. Ann's has partnered with the American Red Cross to save lives by hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, March 22nd from 9-3pm. If you are healthy and willing, please consider donating lifesaving blood to someone in need....

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Lent

Posted on February 28, 2022 in: General News

Lent
  Lenten Regulations on Fast and Abstinence The following regulations are observed by Catholics during Lent: Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older. Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday a...

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ACES Needs List - May

Posted on February 27, 2022 in: General News

ACES is in need of the following items: Pantry: Spaghetti sauce Boxed potatoes (small sizes) Crackers/cookies/other snack foods Canned fruit (apple sauce, peaches, pears) Laundry detergent (smaller containers)   Children's Clothing: Boy's clothing (sizes 14, 16 and 18) Girl's clothing (sizes14, 16 and 18)   Adult Clothing: Women's br...

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Ash Wednesday

Posted on February 24, 2022 in: General News

Ash Wednesday
The schedule for Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022 is as follows: 9am Mass with distribution of ashes 5pm Word Service with distribution of ashes 7pm Mass with distribution of ashes

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Haiti Fundraiser - 2022

Posted on February 11, 2022 in: General News

Haiti Fundraiser - 2022
Haiti Ministry Fundraising Letter - 2022 Dear St. Ann's Parishioner, 2021 has been an extremely difficult year for our sisters and brothers in Haiti. Rarely has Haiti had such heavy news coverage, most of it negative, filled with violence, kidnappings, hunger, political unrest, disease and...

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Synod Listening Session - Sign Up

Posted on February 03, 2022 in: General News

Synod Listening Session - Sign Up
Let your voice be heard!  Pope Francis has asked all Catholics to participate in the 2021-2023 Synod. Come to one of St. Ann’s “Synod Listening Sessions” to speak out and to listen to each other as we journey together in faith.  Click here for Participant Reflection...

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Coffee and Donuts Volunteers needed
Please consider volunteering for this much-loved ministry.  We have a need for volunteers:  One family or group to come before the 8:30 Mass to set up the coffee/lemonade.  This family/group will also serve the donuts after Mass.  Then we will need another family/group to serve a...

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Inclement Weather - Office closed

Posted on January 02, 2022 in: General News

Inclement Weather - Office closed
The office will be closed due to inclement weather today, Monday, January 3, 2022.  The staff will be working from home and are reachable via email.  Stay warm and safe!

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Advent Angel Tree

Posted on December 13, 2021 in: General News

Advent Angel Tree
THANK YOU to all the Amazing Advent Angels!  The tags flew off the tree, the gifts poured in, and now they are on their way to share the joy and love of the season with families throughout Ashland and western Hanover. Thank you to all the angels who made this ministry possible - preparing tags,...

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Happy Birthday - Pope Francis!

Posted on December 08, 2021 in: General News

Happy Birthday - Pope Francis!
  Let's Pray for Each Other! Pope Francis is praying for each of You! Now, let us pray for Pope Francis on his 84th birthday on December 17, 2021. Click this link to see Pope Francis ‌ ‌

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Babysitting Event

Posted on December 03, 2021 in: General News

Babysitting Event
St. Ann's Middle and High School Christian Formation is hosting a Parent's Afternoon/Night Out to give you the gift of time. We are offering babysitting in the Parish Hall on Saturday, December 18th at 2 different times: 12:30pm - 3:00pm or 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Your children will enjoy craf...

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Posted on November 30, 2021 in: General News

Christmas Mass Schedule
The schedule for Christmas Masses this year are as follows: Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th:  4:00 PM - In the Hall 4:00 PM - In the Church (Live streamed) 7:00 PM - In the Church Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25th: 10 AM There will be no 4:00 PM Vigil Mass  ...

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Advent Retreat - Sign Up

Posted on November 24, 2021 in: General News

Advent Retreat - Sign Up
We are very excited to welcome Monsignor Tom Miller for a morning of Advent reflection on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 9:30 to 12:30 followed by lunch.  Monsignor Miller has been here often over the years and has always been a welcome voice.  That weekend we will also celebrate the ano...

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"Sanctuary" Fund Raiser

Posted on November 02, 2021 in: General News

"Sanctuary" Fund Raiser
We have a parishioner who took a beautiful picture of the window behind the altar of the church.  As a fundraiser for the Miracle Fund, this photo has been made into a 12" x 12" prints, prayer cards and note cards.  They will be offered for sale, after Mass, through November 14th...

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Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
FREE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER TAKE OUT ONLY!    You are invited to... Pre-order your Thanksgiving dinner by Nov 19, 2021. CALL Helen or Price at 804-798-8988 for your assigned time to pick up your meal(s).  Meals are freshly cooked and boxed in individual containers. (No...

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SCRIP 2021

Posted on October 15, 2021 in: General News

SCRIP 2021
FALL: It’s time to think SCRIP! St. Ann’s will again offer scrip gift card sales for the upcoming holidays. Scrip gift cards make excellent Christmas gifts and a portion of the sales come back to St. Anns for the Haiti ministry and the local Outreach Ministry. Purchase forms are av...

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40 Days for Life

Posted on October 12, 2021 in: General News

40 Days for Life
40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and peaceful vigils in front of abortion businesses.  We need help with this life saving mission and hope you wil prayerfully consider joining us ...

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Trunk or Treat!

Posted on October 07, 2021 in: General News

Trunk or Treat!
St. Ann's is hosting our first ever Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 30th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the church parking lot.  We are looking for parishioners who would like to offer a safe trick or treat experience for our St,. Ann's families and the Ashland community.  All you nee...

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Mom's Group Meeting

Posted on September 28, 2021 in: General News

Mom's Group Meeting
Mom's Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 7pm in the parlor. We would love to have you join us for faith sharing, spiritual support, friendship, daily devotionals, and book studies. If  you need more information please reach out to Rosemargaret Maier through text 80...

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Christian Formation

Posted on September 28, 2021 in: General News

Christian Formation
You're invited to learn along with our Christian Formation groups! October's theme is the Bible, and Formed has a great short resource to help you become better acquainted with God's story. Here's the link: https://watch.formed.org/our-story-a-basic-introduction-to-the-bible-for...

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Blessing of Pets

Posted on September 26, 2021 in: General News

Blessing of Pets
In honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Fr. Jim will be holding a pet blessing on Sunday, October 3rd at 4:30pm.  Please bring your pets to the parking lot area in front of the church.  Pets must be on a leash.  If your pet is uncomfortable around people or other animals, plea...

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K of C Spaghetti Dinner

Posted on September 23, 2021 in: General News

K of C Spaghetti Dinner
The Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Virgil Hicks Scholarship fund on Saturday, October 16th at 5pm.  Tickets will be on sale after Masses the weekend of October 9th & 10th.  $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.  A silen...

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Walking With Purpose

Posted on September 20, 2021 in: General News

Walking With Purpose
  Are you looking for a way to refuel and be refreshed, make authentic connections with other women, and learn more about God? A new WOMENS BIBLE STUDY begins Tuesday, 10/12, at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall (NOTE NEW DATE/TIME!). Registration forms are available in the Commons (please return by...

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Thank you! From Bishop Knestout

Posted on August 31, 2021 in: General News

Thank you! From Bishop Knestout
Please click on the link below to find a letter from the Bishop. Click this link for Bishop Knestout's letter

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CDC & VDH Guidance on Masks

Posted on August 17, 2021 in: General News

    Per the Virginia Department of Health:   Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated individuals should wear masks in public indoor settings. Public indoor setting include public Masses. Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask; however, masks should be worn in indoor settings in areas of substantial and high transmission* Any persn not wearing a mask sha...

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Parish Picnic

Posted on August 15, 2021 in: General News

Parish Picnic
St. Ann’s Parish Picnic 2021 When:  Sunday, September 12, 2021 Where:  St. Ann’s Food Provided:  Hot Dogs, Hamburgers. Fried Chicken, Iced Tea (sweet and unsweet), Lemonade Sign Up Sheets available in the Commons.       

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Mission Appeal

Posted on July 27, 2021 in: General News

Mission Appeal
Mission Appeal Next week, August 7 & 8, our Parish will participate in the Mission Appeal Initiative organized by the Missionary Cooperative Plan of our Diocese. This year we are happy to welcome the Comboni Missionary Sisters, an international missionary community founded in 1872 by Saint...

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Knights of Columbus Thank You

Posted on July 26, 2021 in: General News

Knights of Columbus Thank You
  Parishioners of St Ann’s and St Mary’s of the Annunciation Dear Friends and Family, The past year has been an “interesting” experience for all of us. As we’ve all had to come to terms with the new normal of wearing masks, vaccines, and missing loved ones tha...

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For Immediate Release June 2, 2021 STATEMENT OF THE BISHOPS OF THE PROVINCE OF BALTIMORE AND THE ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON Lifting the General Dispensation from the Obligation to Attend Mass We, the Catholic Bishops of the Province of Baltimore and the Archdiocese of Washington, give thanks to Almighty God for the progress our country has made in curbing the coronavirus pandemic. The average nu...

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Blood Drive - June 15th: Cancelled
St. Ann's has partnered with the American Red Cross to save lives by hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, June 15th from 9am - 2pm. If you are healthy and willing, please consider donating life saving blood to someone in need.   Appointments are required, you can make your appointment by ...

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COVID-19 Updated Guidance

Posted on May 28, 2021 in: General News

COVID-19 Updated Guidance
Per the Governor of Virginia’s Executive Order 79 (effective May 28, 2021), public health restrictions have ended in the Commonwealth, apart from continued guidance on mask wearing.  Masks – Fully Vaccinated. Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask in any setting...

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Weekend Mass Sign-ups are no longer required
The need to sign up for Weekend Mass is no longer required.  Masks are still required for those unvaccinated, ages 5 and up.    

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Sign up for Daily Mass - May 24, 25 & 26
Click on the link below to sign up for Daily Mass.  Daily Mass Sign up  

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Pray the Rosary

Posted on May 06, 2021 in: General News

Pray the Rosary
►Pray the Rosary - Please join us in praying the Rosary every 3rd Wednesday at 7pm now in person at St. Ann's. If you have any questions, please contact Mario Dalla Valle at 804-814-8277 or Kennedy Weber 804-347-8458.  

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K of C Brunswick Stew Sale

Posted on April 15, 2021 in: General News

K of C Brunswick Stew Sale
Knights of Columbus Council 7538 - Brunswick Stew   Date:          Saturday & Sunday, May 1st and 2nd  Time:         After each Mass Location:  St. Ann’s Parish and St Mary ...

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Sign up for Confirmation Mass

Posted on April 13, 2021 in: General News

Sign up for Confirmation Mass
Confirmation Families please click the link below to sign up for 1 Confirmation Mass. Please include the number attending in the appropriate box after you select 1 in the quatinity box. Confirmation Sign Up

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2021 Annual Diocesan Appeal

Posted on April 03, 2021 in: General News

2021 Annual Diocesan Appeal
He is Risen! Let us trust that God will fulfill our deepest desires. Thank you to everyone who has supported the Annual Diocesan Appeal to date. If you haven’t yet made your commitment, do so today and help those in need by funding important Catholic ministries! Please click on this link...

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Apostles' Creed

Posted on March 23, 2021 in: General News

The Apostles' Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the rig...

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Sign up for Holy Week Services

Posted on March 19, 2021 in: General News

Sign up for Holy Week Services
  Click here to sign up for Easter Click here to sign up for Livestream viewing in Hall

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Lenten Reconciliation Sign Up

Posted on March 11, 2021 in: General News

Lenten Reconciliation Sign Up
St. Ann's will be holding a Lenten Reconciliation Service on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 7pm.   Click here for March 24th Reconciliation Service  

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Lenten Video Series

Posted on February 20, 2021 in: General News

Lenten Video Series
    "It is not good for man to be alone." (Gen 2:18a) God designed us for relationship, and therefore our fulfillment is connected to community. Let us strive to build up communities and strengthen our relationships with others this Lent. The parish will be offering a...

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Ash Wednesday Sign Up

Posted on February 10, 2021 in: General News

Ash Wednesday Sign Up
Please click below to sign up for Ash Wednesday Mass. Ash Wednesday Sign Up

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Nicene Creed

Posted on February 04, 2021 in: General News

Nicene Creed
Have you been searching for the Nicene Creed we have been saying at Mass?  Well look no further... NICENE CREED: I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born o...

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Souper Bowl of Caring

Posted on February 02, 2021 in: General News

Souper Bowl of Caring
Souper Bowl of Caring:  The youth of the parish will be outside after Mass on Super Bowl weekend, Feb. 6th and 7th.  They will be participating in this nationwide collection to raise funds for a hunger related charity.  This year they have chosen to support ACES.

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Virgil S. Hicks, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Knights of Columbus Council 7538 Scholarship Award for 2021/2022 school year Virgil S. Hicks, Jr. was a founding member of the Joseph M. Johnson council of the Knights of Columbus.  He was the Grand Knight in 1987 and active member until he passed away in March, 2008.  His family is tes...

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Haiti Fundraisers

Posted on January 24, 2021 in: General News

Haiti Fundraisers
Haiti Fundraiser Weekends 1/30&31, 2/6&7 and 2/13&14 Outdoor Marketplace featuring the following items: Please find an order form below...

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Funeral Announcement & Sign Up

Posted on January 11, 2021 in: General News

Funeral Announcement & Sign Up
We are deeply saddened to announce that Nancy and Sal, long-time parishioners and regulars at the Saturday Night Mass, passed away..   A livestreamed Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann's on Tuesday, January 26th, at 11am.  You can view the livestream on our Facebook page by...

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Sign up for The Solemnity of Mary - 1/1/21
Please click on this link to sign up for the Solemnity of Mary - 1/1/21 @ 10AM

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Returning to Church

Posted on December 10, 2020 in: General News

Returning to Church
If you are thinking about returning to church, you may want to take a moment to view this video.  It shows some of the safety measures that have been put into place since the pandemic. Click here to view video

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Sign up for Advent Reconciliation

Posted on December 09, 2020 in: General News

Sign up for Advent Reconciliation
Click here to sign up for Advent Reconciliation

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Family Movie Night

Posted on December 03, 2020 in: General News

Family Movie Night
Please join us for "The Very First Noel"  at 5pm on Saturday, December 19th.  Please click on the link below for sign up. Family Movie Night Sign Up

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on November 18, 2020 in: General News

Happy Thanksgiving
From our families to yours... To sign up for Thanksgiving Day Mass please click here. Office hours for the week of Thanksgiving:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am - 3pm  Thursday and Friday:  Closed

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Mass Attendance Survey

Posted on November 09, 2020 in: General News

Mass Attendance Survey
Mass Attendance & Christmas Mass Survey We want to hear from you! Please take a monent to share your thoughts with us regarding your Mass attendance since the start of the pandemic and your Christmas Mass Plans.   Click here to access survey

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Christmas Angel Tree

Posted on November 09, 2020 in: General News

Christmas Angel  Tree
This year we are offering the opportunity to participate in our Christmas Angel Tree 2 ways.  We have gift tags here at church for you to pick up after Mass and we also have a "Virtual Tree" via a sign up genius.  If you decide to sign up virtually and would like to shop online, ...

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Holy Hour

Posted on October 30, 2020 in: General News

Holy Hour
In conjuction with the Eucharistic Congress, St. Ann's will hold a simultaneous Holy Hour for our parishioners.  If you would like to attend, please sign up using the link below: Sign Up for Holy Hour here

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Eucharistic Congress

Posted on October 29, 2020 in: General News

Eucharistic Congress
Register Here Click on the links below to view Introductory Videos: What is Mission? What is Communion

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Closure of Independent Reconciliation Program
Please click on the link below to view a letter from Bishop Knestout. Bishop's Letter

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Parables & Poetry Virtual Retreat

Posted on October 16, 2020 in: General News

Parables & Poetry Virtual Retreat
Find program materials here... Parables & Poetry Retreat Discovering Inner Peace During Stressful Times With Fr. Jude Siciliano, O.P. and Sr. Patricia Bruno, O.P. Welcome to the First Week of Parables and Poetry a Virtual Retreat.  Below you will find the links to participate in...

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Virtual Open House Info - Saint Mary's Catholic School
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE: RESERVE YOUR SPOT! Saint Mary's Catholic School will host two Virtual Open House Sessions next week on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 6:30pm and Thursday, Oct. 22 at 9:30am. During these sessions, families will have the opportunity to...

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Virtual Parent Meetings

Posted on September 23, 2020 in: General News

Virtual Parent Meetings
For Parents of children in grades 1-6 who would like to sign up to attend the Christian Formation information session on line, please click the link below: Parent Meeting for Grades 1-6 Sign Up For Parents of youth in Middle School and High School who would like to sign up to attend the Christ...

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Christian Formation Parent Meeting for Grades 1-6
Please click on the link below to sign up for the Parent Meeting to discuss the upcoming Christian Formation School year for our children in grades 1-6. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44AFA72FA0F49-parent

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Christian Formation Parent Meeting for Middle and High School
Please click on the link below to sign up for the Parent Meeting to discuss the upcoming Christian Formation School year for our youth in Middle and High School. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44AFA72FA0F49-parent1

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2020/2021 Christian Formation School Year
Click here to read a letter from Fr. Jim and the Christian Formation staff Click here for the 2020/2021 CF Registration Form  

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Sunday Bulletin

Posted on September 01, 2020 in: General News

Sunday Bulletin
Please click the link below for this week's bulletin: Sunday Bulletin  

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Letter from the Bishop

Posted on August 27, 2020 in: General News

Please click on the file below to read a letter from Bishop Knestout.

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Christian Formation Survey

Posted on August 24, 2020 in: General News

Christian Formation Survey
Dear Parents, Due to Covid19, we know CF is going to be different this year.  We have found some programs that we think will work for the parish, but we would like your thoughts for how we can best support your family in faith formation.  Please take a few minutes and answer the 6 quest...

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Sign up for Feast of the Assumption
Click here to sign up for the Feast of the Assumption

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Sign up for Daily Mass - August 3, 4 & 5
Click here to sign up for Daily Mass  

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Sign up for Weekend Mass -  August 1 & 2
Click here to sign up for Weekend Mass

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Formed Pick of the Week

Posted on July 06, 2020 in: General News

Formed Pick of the Week
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Sign up for Daily mass - June 29, 30 and July 1  

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Sign up for Weekend Mass 6/27 & 6/28
Please click the link below to sign up for Mass this weekend: Weekend Mass Sign Up Please remember, sign up is required to allow St. Ann's to comply with guidelines.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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First Communion Sign Up

Posted on June 22, 2020 in: General News

First Communion Sign Up
To sign up for a First Eucharist retreat please go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49ADAB2CAAFF2-first1   To sign up for your preferred First Eucharist Mass, please go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49ADAB2CAAFF2-first

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Sign up for Daily Mass June 22, 23 & 24
Please click the link below to sign up for Daily Mass: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44AFA72FA0F49-daily4  

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Sign up for Daily Mass June 15, 16, 17 & 18
Please click the link below to sign up to attend Daily Mass: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44AFA72FA0F49-daily3

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Sign up for Weekend Mass 6/13 & 6/14
New Mass time, Sunday at 10 AM (Replaces 11 AM Mass) Please click the link below to sign up for Mass this weekend.  Please remember that sign up is required to attend Mass in person. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44AFA72FA0F49-weekend2

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Sign up for Daily Mass June 6, 7 & 8
Please click the link below to sign up for daily Mass.  You must sign up in order to attend.   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44AFA72FA0F49-daily2

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Sign up for Weekend Mass 6/6 & 6/7
Please clilck the link below to sign up for Weekend Masses: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44AFA72FA0F49-weekend1      

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Sign up for Daily Mass June 1, 2 & 3
Please click the link below to access the sign up page:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44AFA72FA0F49-daily1

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Sign up for Weekend Mass 5/30 & 5/31
Please use the link below to sign up for Mass this weekend, May 30th or 31st.   Weekend Mass Sign Up    

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Novena for Pentecost

Posted on May 21, 2020 in: General News

Novena for Pentecost
NCR is sharing with our readers a nine-day Novena for Pentecost resource created by board member and composer Dan Schutte. The entire Novena for Pentecost can be found here. You can sign up to receive an email each day a new Novena resource is posted.  Novena for Pentecost: Feast of ...

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A Plan for Resuming Public Masses
– The staff watched a two hour webinar with the diocese on Wednesday, May 13, where it was explained to all the parishes what is involved with re-opening the church. We must submit a plan to the diocese for their approval. Our hope is that public Mass will resume on the weekend of May 23/24. D...

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High School Bible Study

Posted on May 11, 2020 in: General News

High School Bible Study
On May 17th from 7:00-8:00pm we will be holding a high school Bible study through zoom. If you do not have zoom it can be downloaded for free from the app store and is free to sign up. For our reading, we will be looking at that Sunday’s gospel which is John 14:15-21. If a Bible is unavailable...

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2020 Holy Week Mission

Posted on April 02, 2020 in: General News

2020 Holy Week Mission
Bishop Knestout is pleased to announce our first-ever diocesan-wide virtual Holy Week Mission.  This engaging Mission will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night of Holy Week from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  It will feature three dynamic priests from our Diocese, music and choirs from...

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Passion and Holy Week Schedule

Posted on March 31, 2020 in: General News

Passion and Holy Week Schedule
Passion and Holy Week Schedule Passion Saturday                    April 4th           Reconciliation:  2-2:30pm        &nbs...

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Youth Ministry

Posted on March 29, 2020 in: General News

Youth Ministry
While church gatherings  are temporarily restricted, that doesn't mean we can't have youth night! Each Sunday at 8pm ProjectYM features some of the biggest speakers and worship leaders in the Catholic youth ministry world. All you have to do is ​go to PROJECTYM.COM/WATCH to be part of t...

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Spiritual Communion

Posted on March 27, 2020 in: General News

Spiritual Communion
Acts of Spiritual Communion Spiritual Communion is a Christian practice of prayerfully desiring union with Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. It is used as a preparation for Holy Mass and by individuals who cannot receive Holy Communion. In this time when much of the world-wide...

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Prayer

Posted on March 27, 2020 in: General News

Updated Schedule/Hours

Posted on March 24, 2020 in: General News

Updated Schedule/Hours
Until further notice, all Daily Masses, Sunday Masses and Holy Day Masses have been suspended.  Church open for prayer:   Monday-Thursday, 9am - 3pm, Friday, 9am - 12noon, Saturday, 2pm - 4pm, Sunday, 8:30am – 11am During this time, please keep 6 feet between p...

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Letter from Fr. Chris

Posted on March 17, 2020 in: General News

Letter from Fr. Chris
March 18, 2020 Good morning -  Today while still dark, I went to the Chapel to preside at another private Mass. I found myself thinking of this community, feeling the pain and anxiety many are feeling these days. I also realize that we are to trust our saving God who journeys with us with...

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Message from the Diocese

Posted on March 12, 2020 in: General News

Message from the Diocese
In light of the growing concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and out of an abundance of caution, Bishop Knestout is instructing all parishes, schools, residential adult care centers and campus ministries to take the following measures in their communities for the foreseeable future: Ceas...

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Middle School & High School Youth Night
Canceled We will be habving a Youth Night on March 22nd from 6-8pm in the Hall for middle and high school youth.  Friends are welcome!  If you have any questions, please email: youth@stannscc.org  

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Haiti Fundraisers

Posted on February 11, 2020 in: General News

Haiti Fundraisers
HAITI MINISTRY UPDATE – FEBRUARY, 2020 We are excited to give you an update on St. Ann’s outreach ministry in Haiti and to let you know how you can become part of that ministry by participating in our upcoming fundraising campaign. The focus of our ministry is the continued support...

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K of C Chicken Soup Sale

Posted on January 23, 2020 in: General News

K of C Chicken Soup Sale
The Knights of Columbus will be in the Commons Super bowl weekend selling their homemade Chicken Noodle Soup.  The proceeds will benefit the Souper Bowl of Caring designated charity.

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Lenten Soup Suppers-Suspended

Posted on January 22, 2020 in: General News

Lenten Soup Suppers-Suspended
Suspended Lenten Soup Suppers - Please join us for a simple soup supper and faith sharing on the Fridays of Lent.  We will be viewing and discussing The Wild Goose series with Fr. Dave Pivonka which is about discovering a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit.  There will also be opp...

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200th Anniversary Commemorative Book
200th Anniversary Commemorative Books are available for sale in the office, during business hours and after Mass this weekend.  The price of this beautiful book is $35.  For more information please follow the link below.   /Portals/StAnnVA/CMAdmin/Book-Flyer-Interactive.pdf

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Youth Game NIght!

Posted on December 30, 2019 in: General News

Youth Game NIght!
Youth Game NIght for Middle School and High School, Sunday, January 19th from 6-8pm.  Friends welcome!

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Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 22, 2019 in: General News

Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas from the Staff of St. Ann's!

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Diocese of Richmond Bicentennial

Posted on December 17, 2019 in: General News

Diocese of Richmond Bicentennial
Something special is happening at Mass on the weekend of January 18-19… St. Ann's will be kicking off the 200th Anniversary of the Diocese of Richmond! All Masses that day will commemorate Bishop Patrick Kelly’s arrival in Virginia in 1820 and the opening of the Bicentennial ye...

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Christmas Angel Giving Tree

Posted on December 05, 2019 in: General News

Christmas Angel Giving Tree
Thank you to everyone who contributed to making the St. Ann's Christmas Angel Giving Tree a big success once again this year.  To all of you who brought back a gift or made a monetary donation, you helped to make a family's holiday season a little brighter.  And thank you to everyo...

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Advent Reconciliation Services

Posted on December 05, 2019 in: General News

Advent Reconciliation Services
Advent Reconciliation Services: St. Ann's - Tuesday, December 10th at 7pm  Church of the Redeemer - Wednesday, December 11th at 7pm

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Shop Amazon Smile

Posted on December 02, 2019 in: General News

December Youth Nights

Posted on November 22, 2019 in: General News

December Youth Nights
We will be having a Middle School Youth Night on Friday, December 6th at 7pm, and a High School Youth Night on Sunday, December 8th at 6pm.  Friends are welcome!!

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St. Ann's Float for Ashland Christmas Parade
Assembly will be Sunday, November 24th immediately following the 11:00 am Mass, with the parade to follow!  Volunteers need to assemble and ride!  Riders please wear red and/or green and bring your Santa hats, halos or whatever you have!  This will be fun! (Riders will also disassembl...

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St. Ann's Children and Youth Choir
The Children and Youth Choir is open to boys and girls in the 2nd - 8th grade who enjoy singing.  The group will sit in the choir area and help lead our community in worship at the 4:00 pm Christmas Eve liturgy in the church. There are six rehearsals:  Sunday, Nov 3rd, 10th, 17th, and D...

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Mass Coordinators Needed

Posted on October 09, 2019 in: General News

Mass Coordinators Needed
We are in need of additional Mass Coordinators.  Don't let the ministry name scare you!  This ministry involves coordinating with the ushers and others to ensure that everything that happens off the altar is covered.  Things like turning the lights on/off before/after Mass, select...

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Miracle Fund Yard Sale 2019

Posted on October 04, 2019 in: General News

Miracle Fund Yard Sale 2019
We Need Your Help!  Miracle Fund Yard Sale Countdown! Oct. 11-12. MANY Miracle Workers are needed to help put the Parish Hall back together after the Yard Sale.  Volunteers are needed at St. Ann's by 1:00 pm.  Any and all help is desperately needed and greatly appreciated! ...

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Angel Tree Coordinator Needed

Posted on October 02, 2019 in: General News

Angel Tree Coordinator Needed
This is a much-loved tradition here at St. Ann's/  We need someone to head up this year's effort.  Training will be provided.  Time is of the essence, so if you are interested, please contact the office at 798-5039.  This is certainly a labor of love and you will feel gre...

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Catholic Diocese of Richmond Bicentennial
http://2020.richmonddiocese.org

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Youth Nights are Back!

Posted on September 13, 2019 in: General News

Youth Nights are Back!
Middle school will meet from 7-9pm on Friday, Sept.27 and high school will meet from 6-8pm on Sunday, Sept. 29th.  Both groups will meet in the Hall.  It will be a fun night of community building and games.  Feel free to bring friends!

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Coat Drive

Posted on September 06, 2019 in: General News

Coat Drive
"Please get out those coats that you want to donate!  There will be a collection box in the Commons on the weekends of September 28/29 and October 5/6.  Thank you in advance for your generosity" - Chester Walters

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Children's Liturgy of the Word

Posted on September 01, 2019 in: General News

Children's Liturgy of the Word
Adult volunteers needed to lead 4-6-year-old children who participate in a separate and age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word during Sunday liturgies.  Training and materials are provided.  Background check and VIRTUS training required.  Please contact the office to volunteer or to find...

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Ushers Needed for the 11 AM Masses
Ushers are needed for the 11:00 AM Masses.  Training is provided.  If you are interested, please contact the office.

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Eucharistic Ministers Needed

Posted on August 28, 2019 in: General News

Eucharistic Ministers Needed
Eucharistic Ministers needed at the 8:30am Mass.  What a beautiful way to serve the Lord and the parish community!  If interested please contact the office.

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated at the 9am and 7pm Masses on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

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School Supply Drive

Posted on August 06, 2019 in: General News

School Supply Drive
St. Ann's is currently conducting a school supply drive benefiting Hanover Safe Place.  Please bring school supplies to the box in the lobby.  The drive will continue until 8/25/19,  Thank you for your support!

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Men's Retreat

Posted on July 30, 2019 in: General News

Men's Retreat
St. Ann’s Men’s Retreat – September 14, 2019, The theme of the Men’s Retreat is “Being Forgiven and Forgiving Others”.  You are invited to answer God’s call:  To accept forgiveness, to learn how to forgive others, to accept God&rsquo...

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Parish Picnic Committee Coordinator Needed
We currently do not have anyone to organize this year's Parish Picnic, which will be held on Sunday, September 8, at 11:00 am.  If you are interested, please call the office at 804-798-5039.  If we do not have any volunteers, we will have to cancel this year's picnic.  Please ...

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Reception Committee Volunteers Needed
We would like to establish a small group of parishioners who could help approximately 5-7 times per year with various receptions at the Church.  (This is a separate ministry from the funeral receptions.)  This is a very minimal commitment but is much needed.  If you are interested in ...

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In Memory of Anna and Daniel Burton Wilhite
We offer prayers of consolation to the family and friends of Anna Wilhite, who died on June 4, 2019.  A Mass of Resurrection to celebrate the lives of Anna and Daniel B. Wilhite will be held at St. Ann's on Friday, August 16th at 10:00 am, with a reception to follow.

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Join the Christian Formation Team!
On fire with your faith?  Want to share your love of God with others?  Be a catechist!  We still need catechists for elementary, middle school and high school.  Please consider sharing your faith with the children and youth of the parish.  Guide them to better know, love and...

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Wanted: Hospitality Team Leaders
We are looking for a Team of about 4 people who are willing to Coordinate Coffee and Donuts on Sundays, Parish Picnic, Easter Vigil Reception, and various other receptions throughout the year.  These people will be responsible for getting volunteers/food/decorations and will work as a team so a...

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Volunteers Needed For Caritas

Posted on June 03, 2019 in: General News

Volunteers Needed For Caritas
Please Volunteer for CARITAS at St. Ann’s – We are hosting a Women’s Shelter Group June 22-29, 2018. All signups this year will be on line through Signup Genius.Volunteer Job Descriptions are on the links below. Information is also available at the CARITAS table display at weekend ...

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 Knights of Columbus Pilgrimage
The Knights of Columbus from Church of the Redeemer will be taking a pilgrimage to the St. John Paul ll Shrine and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on June 14th, 2019.The bus will leave at 7:30 am. Upon arrival at the John Paul Shrine, we will tour the facility and th...

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2019 Annual Diocesan Appeal

Posted on May 30, 2019 in: General News

2019 Annual Diocesan Appeal
Building Our Family of Faith If you have made a pledge to the 2019 Appeal, the Diocese has begun sending reminders so you can fulfill your pledge. It is important for all parishioners to complete their pledges. The assistance that is provided to the ministries and programs the Appeal supports, su...

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Caritas Save the Date!

Posted on May 30, 2019 in: General News

Caritas Save the Date!
We will be hosting the Women's Shelter Group, June 22-29. We need volunteers now to help with volunteer sign-ups before/after each Mass, May 25-June 16. Please text/call/email Suzette Braun to volunteer for volunteer sign-ups.

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Earlybird (4:00 am, kitchen opens) Caritas
3-Member team needed to help coordinate/purchase, cook and serve breakfast for approximately 30 homeless women on Saturday June 29th, 2019. A full hot breakfast (eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, grits, biscuits) has been the traditional final breakfast for our Caritas guests as they leave St. Ann&r...

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Interested in a nursery?

Posted on May 30, 2019 in: General News

Interested in a nursery?
Please call or email the church office if you are interested in having a nursery on Sunday. Let us know: which Mass you attend how many children would be coming to the nursery if you would be willing to participate in the nursery

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Parish Survey Updates

Posted on May 30, 2019 in: General News

Parish Survey Updates
You may have noticed that more handicapped and elderly parking spaces are now available. This was one of the concerns voiced in the parish survey. A new website is also being developed to improve communication which was another concern mentioned in the survey. This should be available early summe...

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Reporting Abuse

Sexual Abuse Hotline: Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our Diocese to notify civil authorities, call Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064 and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.