Parish News

Safe Environment Training for Volunteers

We need your help!

Anyone who volunteers in any capacity here at St. Ann’s (parish organizations, liturgical ministers, St. Vincent de Paul, Knights of Columbus, etc..) must take the Diocesan Safe Environment Training and then be CORI’d in the office. This is a new program. Anyone who has received the old training must undergo the new training. It is online so you can do it from home.

For anyone who does not have access to a home computer, we will have one set up here. Please contact Jenn Murphy in the Faith Formation Office (508 824-9021) or Fr. John if you have any questions.  Thank you!

The link to take the training program is https://fallriver.cmgconnect.org/. You will create an account and when the training is completed, a certificate can be printed out. Bring the certificate to the office where the CORI form can be filled out.

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Council #10289

Thank you to all who have supported and continue to support the Knights of Columbus. As a council, we look forward to returning to regular activities. We look forward to seeing you all at the Parish Cookout on Sunday, August 15th at noon in the Parish Center. Thank you and have a blessed week, Grand Knight Chris Buckley.

Monthly K of C Council #10289 Business Meeting
The next regular business meeting will be held in person at St. Ann Parish Center on Wednesday, August 11th at 7:00pm.

Interested in Becoming A Knight?
The Council is hoping to increase its membership. Any practicing Catholic man 18 years of age or older wishing to join the Knights should contact Grand Knight, Christopher Buckley at 918-406-6199 or email Chrisbuckley80@gmail.com.

For additional information about the Knights of Columbus, visit our website at www.kofc.org.

Pennies from Heaven Re-Opens

“Pennies from Heaven” a St. Vincent de Paul store in Taunton reopened on July 1, 2021. The hours will be Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am to 2:00pm. Donations can be made at those times. Each conference has donated baskets for raffle available in-store to be drawn on July 31. You do not have to be present to win.

Memorial Mass for Daniel Andrade

There will be a Memorial Mass on Saturday, July 24 at 11:00am for Daniel Andrade. Dan passed in April of last year and we were not able to have his funeral Mass at that time. His family welcomes anyone who would like to attend.

Faith Formation News

Faith Formation Registration
Registration for our 2021-2022 Faith Formation is available on our parish website stannsraynham.org

Parents are reminded that First Communion is a two-year program. Children must attend grades one and two to be eligible to receive First Communion in the Spring of the second year. Children attending parochial school [grades 1-8] are not required to attend classes here at St. Ann’s. Parochial school students planning to receive First Communion here at St. Ann’s in the Spring of 2022, must be parishioners at St. Ann’s and should register at this time. There is a selection specifically for our parochial school students.

Confirmation preparation is a two-year program as well. Students must attend both grades nine and ten to become eligible to receive Confirmation in the spring of their second year of formation. Students enrolled in Catholic high schools ARE required by Diocesan statutes to attend Confirmation classes in their home parishes. These students should be registered at this time.

Teachers Needed
This year’s Faith Formation will look different than in past years. Grades 1-6 will be formatted like Vacation Bible School where students will switch between stations. Grades 1 & 2 students will receive some program modifications to include their sacramental preparation.

Grades 7 & 8 will connect with their faith using the Lifeteen program. This program strives to make real-world connections to teens as they grow in their faith. This program is conversation and activity-driven.

Confirmation I & II will look similar to years past. Mass is still required, however in order to be sensitive to the ongoing pandemic, we will allow students to attend Mass with their families.

The schedule for 2021-2022 will be as follows:

Group 1 (Grades 1-6) – Sundays 9:15-10:45 AM
Group 2 (Grades 1-6) – Sundays 9:15-10:45 AM
Group 3 (Grades 1-6) – Mondays 5:30-7:00 PM
Group 4 (Grades 1-6) – Tuesdays 5:00-6:30 PM
Group 5 (Grades 1-6) – Mondays 5:00-6:30 PM
Group 6 (Grades 1-6) – Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 PM

Lifeteen I (Grades 7 & 8) – Tuesdays 7:00-8:15 PM
Lifeteen II (Grades 7 & 8) – Mondays 7:00-8:15 PM

Confirmation I (Grade 9) – Sundays 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Confirmation II (Grade 10) – Sundays 12:00-1:30 PM

If you are interested in volunteering this year, please contact Jenn Murphy in the Faith Formation office by emailing religioused@stannsraynham.org or by calling the office at 508-824-9021.

 

Farewell Blessing and Parish Cookout – August 15 @ noon

Sunday, August 15th at noon will be our surprise farewell to Fr. John.  We count on it being a surprise because we know he doesn’t read the bulletin. This special event needs your help to make it a wonderful time. If you like; which is optional, you could bring a side dish or dessert to the cookout.

We are asking that you use signup sheets at all doors of the church so we have a good estimate on how many are attending along with side dishes and desserts so we can have enough food for your enjoyment!

Please sign up before Sunday, August 1st and most of all don’t tell Father John.

Please contact Deacon Paul Spearin by email at deaconpaul2018@gmail.com or phone (508) 567-7155 with any questions.

Birthright of Greater Taunton

Birthright of Greater Taunton is looking for volunteers. We’re located at 468 Bay St., Taunton. Open Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Call (508)822-2921. Enjoy serving with a nice group of women and clients. We look forward to meeting you.

Daily Mass & Church Hours – Mass Live Stream Information

A reminder, the church is open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm for you to stop by and pray. Please exercise social distancing while in the church. Daily Mass is live-streamed on our website & Facebook at 8:00am each day.

The Daily and Sunday Mass is recorded for your viewing!

On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/StAnnsParishRaynham

To view on Facebook, visit:
https://www.facebook.com/stannsraynham
and the live-stream appears under the Video section.

The Parish Facebook page is also embedded on this site at
https://stannsraynham.org/facebook-page/

The live stream video is compatible with all desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.

St. Ann’s Online Giving

Many have been so thoughtful and concerned during these days about how we can continue to support our Parish. Many thanks to all who have mailed in or dropped off their contributions. We also have a new method – online giving. To sign up for that simply go to stannsraynham.weshareonline.org or click the “We Share” icon above. There you will be able to set up weekly, monthly, or a one-time contribution. It is very simple to use and very secure.

Welcome New Parishioners!

A word of welcome to our new parishioners! Please introduce yourselves to Fr. John, Deacon Joe, and Deacon Paul 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.

Requirements to be 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. Please see Fr. John after Mass to have a sponsor form signed.

Diocesan Television Mass

The Fall River Diocese sponsors a televised Mass each Sunday at 11:00am on WLNE-TV, ABC Channel 6, New Bedford-Providence. The Mass is re-aired at 12:30pm on Comcast cable channel 95 in Fall River. On the air since September 1963, the Television Mass serves members of the faithful who are unable to attend Mass at a parish church because of illness or infirmity.

Mass Online: http://www.fallriverdiocese.org/tv-mass/

Parish Mailing Address

Please keep in mind that the mailing address for all parish business, including Faith Formation or for Fr. John is:
St. Ann’s Parish
PO Box 247
Raynham Center, MA 02768-0247

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PARISH PRAYER LIST
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 (jachan499@comcast.net). When making the request please leave your name and phone number.  Should you wish to keep the name private, that will be honored.

BAPTISMS
Anyone who would like to make arrangements for a baptism is asked to see Fr. John, Deacon Joe, or Deacon Paul after Mass.  Baptisms are held the first three Sundays of each month.

WHAT ARE REQUIREMENTS TO BE 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.  Please see Fr. John after Mass to have a sponsor form signed.

WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS!
A word of welcome to our new parishioners!  Please introduce yourselves to Fr. John, Deacon Joe, and Deacon Paul 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.

“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Mark 10:14

At St. Ann's, we all work together to protect our children. Please visit the Diocesan SafeEnvironment page for information on how we protect the faithful, and the steps involved to minister, work,or volunteer in the Diocese. https://www.fallriverdiocese.org/office-of-safe-environment
Parish Mailing Address

Please keep in mind that the mailing address for all parish business, including Faith Formation or for Fr. John is:
St. Ann’s Parish, PO Box 247, Raynham Center, MA 02768-0247

Daily Mass & Church Hours – Mass Live Stream Information A reminder, the church is open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm for you to stop by and pray. Please exercise social distancing while in the church.

Daily Mass is live-streamed on our Youtube channel and Facebook at 7:30am weekdays; 8:00am on Saturdays and holidays.

The Daily and Sunday Mass is recorded for your viewing!

On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/StAnnsParishRaynham

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stannsraynham and the live-stream appears under the Video section of the page.

The Parish Facebook page is also embedded on this site at https://stannsraynham.org/facebook-page/

The live stream video is compatible with all desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.