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Lenten Soup Suppers

Posted on January 22, 2020 in: General News

Lenten Soup Suppers
Lenten Soup Suppers - we have had several requests to have soup suppers again this Lent.  Two years ago, we gathered on Fridays in Lent to share a simple meal and have faith discussios on various topics.  This year we would like to again offer the simple soup suppers and have faith discussions centered on The Wild Goose series with Fr. Dave Rivonka, TOR.  To do this, we need help.  Would you be willing to organize the soups for one of the Fridays in Lent?  Individuals, families, or a group (FIRE, Confirmation Candidates, First Eucharist Families, Co...

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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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Funeral Announcement

Posted on December 19, 2019 in: General News

Funeral Announcement
We offer prayers of consolation to the family and friends of Paul Kusterer, who died on December 17, 2019.  A Mass of Resurrection to celebrate his life will be held at St. Ann's on Monday, December 30th at 10:00 am, with a reception to follow.  Please keep Paul, his wife Nonie and their family in your prayers.  May he rest in peace.

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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 year. Go to https://2020.richmonddiocese.org/ for more information.

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Pray the Rosary

Posted on December 05, 2019 in: General News

Pray the Rosary
Please join us as we pray the rosary as a parish family on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, in the chapel 7:00 P.M. Any questions or if you would like to help lead in prayer, please contact the office.

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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 everyone who devoted time and effort in the planningm, sorting or delivery process.

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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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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on November 21, 2019 in: General News

Happy Thanksgiving
From our families to yours... Office hours for the week of Thanksgiving:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am - 4pm  Thursday and Friday:  Closed  

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Taize

Posted on November 18, 2019 in: General News

Taize
Taize - an hour of prayer and meditation,  Please join us for this beautiful reflective evening on Wednesday, December 4th at 7 pm.  All 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 disassemble at the end of the parade.)  New this year - we will need a couple of volunteers to drive the float riders back to St. Ann's from Gandy Elementary School.  Contact the office to volunteer, or for more information.

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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 Dec 8th, 15th and 22nd from 12:10 pm - 12:40 pm in the church.  We will not rehearse the Sunday of the Ashland Christmas Parade (Nov. 24) or the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Dec.1). Please complete the participation form found on the round table in the commons and turn it in...

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Blood Drive

Posted on October 17, 2019 in: General News

Blood Drive
Please schedule your blood donation appointment today St. Ann's is proud to sponsor our next blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, Nov. 12th. An estimated 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood or platelets, but of those, less than 10 percent actually donate each year.  If you are healthy and eligible, please come out to donate.  Most donations take about an hour, so book your appointment, roll up your sleeve and become a part of the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross and St. Ann's.  If you don't know if you're...

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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, selecting gift bearers and gathering up items left in the pews after Mass.  Contact the office for more information.  

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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!   For questions, please text or call Jackie or Anne. The office has their phone #s. Please spread the word to your family and friends!

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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 greatly rewarded for being part of such a wonderful ministry.

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

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40 Days for Life

Posted on September 18, 2019 in: General News

40 Days for Life
Why we pray…..Since 2009, abortions in the State of Virginia have dropped by over 12,000 a year! Children’s lives are saved every single day. You are invited to join us from September 25 through November 3 for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and to pray peacefully during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside the Planned Parenthood at 201 N. Hamilton Street, Richmond, VA, 23221, for one or more hours during the 40-day prayer vigil, and to help spread the word about this...

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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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Ever Thought About Becoming Catholic?
Now is a great time to explore the possibility and to learn more about our Faith.  In the fall, we will begin a series of informational sessions (the RCIA process) for people who would like to investigate what it means to be Catholic.  If you are interested, please contact Fr. Chris or Lise Mikkelson.

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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 out more information.

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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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Parish Picnic - Volunteers Needed!
St. Ann's Parish Picnic 2019 - Volunteer Information When:  Sunday, September 8th 11:00am - 2:00pm Where:  St. Ann's Food provided by St. Ann's:  Hot dogs, hamburgers, fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad, chips, watermelon, popsicles, iced tea (sweet and unsweet), lemonade, coffee Games/Activities:  Ladder toss, horseshoes, Frisbees, kickball games, crafts for younger children Picnic day volunteer schedule:  9:30 am - Decorate.  Setup food, dessert, and beverage tables.  Prepare baked beans, slice waterme...

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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’s Love and Mercy, to join in fellowship with other men of the parish and to lift up family and friends in prayer. The Retreat will take place here at St. Ann’s on September 14, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Breakfast and lunch will be served.  Sign u...

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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 prayerfully consider volunteering for this much-loved parish event.

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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 helping out, please call the office at 798-5039.

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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 serve our awesome, loving God! K-5 need 7 catechists, 5 for Sunday 9:45 - 10:45 am, 2 for Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm MS - need 6 catechists, 5 for Sunday 12:00 - 12:45 pm, 1 for Wednesday 6:00 - 6:45 pm HS - need 4 catechists, 2 for Sunday 12:00 - 12:45 pm, 2 for Wednesda...

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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 all duties won't fall on the same person.  If you have any interest or questions, please call the office at 798-5039.

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Vacation Bible School

Posted on June 05, 2019 in: General News

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School Registration Is everyone ready to have a ROARing good time this summer?  This year’s Vacation Bible School adventure will take us on 5 exciting days in the African Safari!  Participants and volunteers alike will spend their evenings making new friends, learning about some Wild Bible Adventures, enjoying delicious snacks at our Hungry Herd Café, playing cool Safari games, opening their imaginations with amazing experiments and jamming out to fantastic music.  The adventure begins each day at 5:30pm with a delicious dinner followe...

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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 mass services. If you have any questions or need assistance in signing up online, please call, text or email Suzette Braun at 804-363-3622 or suzette.braun@gmail.com. Volunteer opportunities: CARITAS Overnight Representative CARITAS Daily Reset CARITAS Drink Set...

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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 then attend a noon mass. We will then go to the Basilica and have lunch in their cafeteria and tour the Basilica. We will depart the Basilica at 3:30pm and return to the Church of the Redeemer. Price for this event is $30 per person. Please make checks payable to the K of C, 11042....

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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, such as grants to our mission parishes, heating and grocery assistance to families and tuition for our future priests to attend the seminary, is based on what is collected. Thank you for your support!

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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’s and move on to another hosting site. Can you help? Please contact Helen Smith.

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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 summer.

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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.