|Grade 1||Saturday October 18th||9:15am – 10:15am|
|Grade 3||Saturday October 25th||10:30am – 12:00 noon|
|Grade 4||Saturday October 18th||10:30am – 12:00 noon|
|Mandatory parent meetings:|
|Home School||Tuesday October 14th||6:30pm|
The First Annual St. Ann Cookie Sale will be held on Sunday, November 3rd after all the morning Masses in the Parish Center. Cookie boxes will be sold after all Masses starting the weekend of October 18th. This event is sponsored by the 10th grade Confirmation candidates. We hope to see you all there.
If you have taught in our Faith Formation program in the past could you please check to see if you have any Catechist guides that you are not using? We routinely collect them in the Spring, have checked our closet and could use a few extra. If in your fall clean up you find any, please drop them off at the Faith Formation office. Thank you very much!
For several years Fr. Karl Bissinger assisted us here at St. Ann's for Sunday and weekday Masses. He had been serving as Bishop Coleman's Secretary so this allowed him to be available to us. With our new Bishop, Edgar da Cunha, Fr. Karl now has a new assignment. He is now the Assistant at St. John Neumann Parish in East Freetown.
We as a parish community are very grateful for what Fr. Karl was able to provide for us in Sacramental Ministry but also in is kind, gentle and joyful presence among us. While we will miss Fr. Karl's presence it's great for him to be in parish ministry full time. If you wish to be in touch with him his address is:
Fr. Karl Bissinger
157 Middleboro Rd.
PO Box 718
East Freetown MA 02717-0718
Please take home the insert in this weekend’s bulletin for the annual St. Ann’s Social which will take place on Saturday, October 18th at the Stoneforge Tavern & Publick House. To reserve a seat, please fill out the form and return by mail to Diane Miller. We hope to see you there!
The reservation form may also be downloaded and printed using this link
If anyone would like to donate a door prize for the upcoming Parish Social on October 18th, please contact Diane Miller at 508-828-1153.
Each week, our parish necrology – a listing of the anniversaries of those parish members who have gone before us – is published. We ask that you keep these folks in your prayers, particularly on the anniversary of their death.
Please remember in your prayers all who are facing illness at this time:
Jennifer K. Strachan
and those whose names are listed in the book of prayers for the sick.
Praying for the sick is something we are called to do as disciples of Jesus. In an effort to assist us in doing that we are asking if you or a loved one is ill and needs to be prayed for. We will maintain the practice of keeping the prayer book by the tabernacle. But we will also be adding another way of praying for those who are sick. Every other week the names of those for whom we are praying will be listed in the bulletin, with the permission of the person who is sick or their family. Please forward your prayer requests to Roberta Santos (email@example.com). When making the request please leave your name and phone number. Should you wish to keep the name private, that will be honored. Thank you!
Coyle & Cassidy High School and Middle School division is holding an Open House on October 19 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm. View the informative flyer by clicking here.
The March for Life will be held in Washington DC on January 22nd 2015. Trip planning is underway, so reserve your spot.
The buses are leaving the evening of January 21st and returning on January 23rd. The bus fare and hotel rooms are included in the ticket price. If interested in attending. contact Paul Spearin at 508-567-7155, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|St. Thomas Aquinas, Bridgewater||St. Jude the Apostle, Taunton|
Monday – Friday 7:00am & 9:00am,
Wednesday, Friday 9:00am
|Holy Cross, South Easton||Holy Family, East Taunton|
|Monday – Friday 9:00am||Monday – Saturday 8:00am|
St. Ann's Parish is on Facebook! Click the "Like" button below. Fr. John will be posting to the group on a regular basis, so come converse with him on Facebook!
Hope Hospice is looking for volunteers who want to make a lasting difference in the lives of patients and families. There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities available that match your specialized expertise, unique talents and interest in caring for others. Volunteer opportunities include providing emotional support and companionship, respite care to caregivers, pet therapy, Reiki, massage and administrative assistance. All Volunteers participate in a comprehensive training program. To learn more: contact PPadula-OBrien@HopeHealthCo.org, call (508) 957-0270, or visit HopeHealthCo.org. Hope Hospice is part of the HopeHealth family of services.
St. Ann's Respect Life Ministry has a great suggestion for parishioners to take a stand for life. All you need to do is change your license plate! The Massachusetts "Choose Life" license plate is a wonderful way to raise public awareness and much needed funding to support the positive choices of adoption and safe havens. To order "The Choose Life" plate, or for more information, visit www.chooselifemassachusetts.org. Click on the "Purchase a Choose Life Plate" link for the Massachusetts RMV webpage. It's easy and goes to a great cause - and you don't have to wait in line!
In order to serve as a Godparent or sponsor, you must be a confirmed Catholic, at least 16 years old, registered in a parish and practicing your faith by weekly participation at Mass. If you are married your marriage must be recognized as valid by the Church. If you have any questions about this, see either Fr.John or Deacon Joe.
The Cancer Care Community Advisory Board – the CABbies – is an all volunteer group with a commitment to help patients and survivors of the greater Taunton area from their cancer diagnosis through treatment and beyond. We assist with short term financial assistance and a variety of other needs.
Please join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the Morton Hospital Cafeteria Annex or call Mary Machado at 508-823-4608 or Ginny Starvish at 508-828-7920 for assistance or more information.
The Office for Child Protection would like to remind those in ministry with our children to maintain appropriate boundaries at all times. Meeting alone in isolated areas, e-mailing or calling too much, being involved in too many of the minor’s activities, showing favoritism or giving special gifts and communicating with our youth over social networking sites such as MySpace and Face Book, violates appropriate boundaries in our relationships with young people.
If you would like more information about what types of interactions are inappropriate, please call Debora Jones at 508-674-4681.
The Sunday Mass is now airing on ABC Family Channel from 6:30am to 7:00am each Sunday morning.
The Sunday Mass is produced by the Passionist Fathers and Brothers of New York City and is available on DirecTV (channel 311), DishTV (channel 180) and Comcast Cable (channel 26/HD 826). To early for you? Tivo it or watch it online at www.TheSundayMass.org.
Adoption by Choice, a program of Catholic Social Services, provides confidential supportive pregnancy counseling to individuals experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. An unplanned pregnancy can sometimes mean making difficult but very important decisions. Our licensed counselors are available to meet with individuals and their families whenever they might need someone to share concerns about an unplanned pregnancy and the future of the baby.
Please call 508-674-4681 if you or someone you know might want to explore the agency’s services, and ask to speak with a pregnancy counselor. The Catholic Social Service website also provides additional information on our services: www.cssdioc.org.
For nationwide Mass times and locations, you may call 1-410-676-6000 or visit www.Masstimes.org.
Examining the New English Translation of the Mass
Why a new translation? Which prayers are changing? How will it affect our celebration of the Mass?
A video presentation explaining the changes to the Mass, given by Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Avila, director of the Office for Worship of the Fall River Diocese and the Pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Mansfield, is available for viewing on Youtube in a five-part series. Links to the video are here:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Some of the weekly images on StAnnsRaynham.org are copyright © 2014 www.THECATHOLICSTEWARD.com
Please introduce yourselves to Fr. John or Deacon Joe so that we can better serve you.
We hope that you will become involved with our parish,
and we look forward to your presence and participation each week.
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We want to keep in touch with our parishioners
It is important to let us know when one becomes homebound or enters a nursing home or long-term care so that we can touch base and see if they would like to receive Holy Communion.
Please help keep us informed of these changes.
|September 28||John M. Dooley||1978||October 5||John Faidell||1990||October 12||Joseph Pacheco||2010|
|William R. Pflug||2002||Leonard M. Chickering||1993||October 13||Mary Coughlin||2011|
|Lisa Machado||2005||Thomas F. Fitzsimmons||1994||October 14||Hilda J. Gomes||1999|
|September 29||Frances A. Azevedo||1986||Francisco E. Toste||2003||Anita E. Jordan||2000|
|Helen M. Andresco||1998||Mary Campagna||2013||Marguerite A. Zucco||2001|
|Ernest Sylvia||2000||October 6||Helen H. Turner||1982||Joseph Murray||2008|
|Marie Furtado||2001||Sidney Sorrentino||2006||October 15||Paul Richard Mello||1994|
|Santina R. Tomase||2010||October 7||Priscilla E. Thomas||2000||Ruth T. Fraga||1998|
|September 30||Caroline Bernier||2006||Peter Sankus||2006||Laurie Hall||2007|
|October 1||Brian G. Hall||1993||Antonio Silva||2008||October 16||Eleanor A. Madden||1988|
|John J. Carpenter, Jr.||2013||Elizabeth Gallo||2011||Mary M. Varao||1990|
|October 2||Helen Miller||2006||October 8||Cecilia Gosson||1980||October 17||Sandra E. Russo||1988|
|Elaine Costa||2008||Joseph F. Costa, Jr.||2013||Paul M. Grzywacz||1999|
|October 3||Stephen Grillo||1973||October 9||Lucienne G. Doire||1988||Dale Simmons||2001|
|Rosalva E. LePage||1981||Mary Eola Flaherty||1993||Martha Scaramozzino||2004|
|Leo P. Finnigan||1984||Jeremiah McCann||2006||Agnes Cain||2009|
|Josephine E. Murphy||1992||October 10||David Sylvester||2000||October 18||Leo D. Donnelly||1989|
|October 4||Alice M Ferreira||1989||Christina Saucke||2006||Irene Ribeiro Medeiros||1999|
|Lucienne J. Gervais||2001||Elizabeth C. Bella||2013||Margaret Ricko||2012|
|Leo R. Sorel||2004||October 11||Stephen E. Sharp||2004||John J. Voller||2006|
|October 5||Marion C. Clark||1979||October 12||Mary L. Pacheco||1991||Shirley Raposa||2007|
|Eliz. Loretta Perry||1984||Grace E. McKenney||1998||Rose Severino||2008|