Daily Mass August 15

First Holy Communion August 8

August 16 Bulletin

Parish News

Register for Mass

For the immediate future, we will have signups for the weekend Masses to assure we do not go over the allocated number of parishioners allowed in Church.  Please sign up for Mass on our website at this website, on our Facebook page, our Flocknote message, or call our office (508)-823-9833.  Registration for Mass will remain open online until 1 hour prior to all scheduled Mass times.

Mass registration for August 15th and 16th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weekend-mass-august-15th-16th-tickets-116426355363


Farewell Tom

This is Tom’s last weekend with us. His “move out” date is Thursday, August 13th. He will be returning to the seminary in New Jersey on the 16th.

It has been a pleasure for me to have Tom with us this summer. While it has been an unusual summer in so many ways, it was good to have a seminarian like Tom with us. It shows to the parish that there are young men who are discerning the Lord’s call to serve as priests. It also gives me great hope, as a not so young priest, to see young men with a desire to serve.

Thank you Tom for your presence among us this summer. Be assured of our prayers as you head back to the seminary. You will be missed!
Fr. John

2020 Catholic Appeal

We have reached the conclusion of the 2020 Catholic Appeal. As of August 2nd, we have received $84,895.00. St. Ann’s Parish has once again demonstrated tremendous trust and generosity. In truth, it is never really the numbers or totals that matter, it is the manner in which you give that makes the difference. On behalf of all those who will be assisted by what you have done, thank you and God bless you!
Fr. John

Feast Food To Go – St. Anthony Church

St. Anthony Church, 126 School St., Taunton, is having a Feast Food to Go event on Friday, August 14, and Saturday, August 15. Even though a typical feast celebration is not permissible this year, delicious Portuguese Feast food will be sold including linguica, Cacciola & pork sandwiches, fries, favas, and fresh malassadas. Food will be available for take-out only via a drive-thru from the Washington Street parking lot entrance, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday. Enjoy a carload of tasty food with your family and friends.

Lectors – Eucharistic Ministers – Altar Servers

I am so very thankful for all those who assist at Masses. Starting the month of September we will go back to the normal weekend Mass schedule and will be using only Lectors at this time. Please check your schedules mailed to you in June or check the schedule on our website.

For all Ministers going forward for October – December: While things are still uncertain, we will be creating the new schedules on a monthly basis, please check the bulletin or join “Flocknotes” for updates. For the month of October, we will only be needing Lectors. We are asking all Lectors to let us know if you feel comfortable returning and your availability for the month of October. Send us a note via email at office@stannsraynham.org, the mail, or the collection basket with the dates by Sunday, September 6th so the new schedule may be drafted.

Faith Formation News – First Communion & Confirmation Rescheduled

We are excited to inform you that we have rescheduled our First Communion and Confirmation Masses for our students this August.  As we continue to face capacity restrictions connected to COVID-19, we are limiting these Masses to the students, sponsors and their immediate families.  While we are unable to join in great numbers to celebrate the sacraments with our students, we ask you to join us in prayer that they may continue to grow in God’s love.

If you have not received information regarding First Communion or Confirmation for your son/daughter, please contact Jenn Murphy at the Office of Faith Formation.

Faith Formation Registration
Registration for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year is well underway.  We have been working with a new program which will allow our in-person meetings to transfer to virtual classes if needed through the year.  Please look on our Faith Formation page for more information on our registration process.

Faith Formation Teachers Needed

Faith Formation volunteers may be CORI’d at their meeting on August 17th at 7:00 PM.  Please contact Jenn if you are available to teach or volunteer in the office this year.

Grade   2 – 4 Teachers/Sundays 9:30am – 10:45am
Grade   3 – 3 Teachers/Mondays 5:30pm – 6:45pm
Grade   4 – 3 Teachers/Mondays 5:30pm – 6:45pm
Grade   5 – 4 Teachers/Tuesdays 6:00pm – 7:15pm
Grade   6 – 3 Teachers/Tuesdays 6:00pm – 7:15pm
Grade   7 – 2 Teachers/Tuesdays 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Grade   8 – 3 Teachers/Tuesdays 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Grade   9 – 2 Teachers/Sundays 11:00am  – 1:30pm
Grade 10 – 1 Teachers/Sundays 11:00am – 1:30pm
Office Volunteers – Sundays 9:00am – 11:00am

Please note that some of our times may need to be adjusted due to restrictions connected to COVID-19. If classes go virtual, Jenn will cover the classes and will need one teacher present on each virtual meeting.

Birthright of Taunton

Birthright of Greater Taunton, Dolan Center, 78 Broadway, Taunton, MA is in need of volunteers for Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. You will be asked to help with greeting clients and determining their needs.  Please call MaryJane at 508-822-2921.

Birthright is also in need of new or gently used children’s clothing for sizes newborn to 3T.  Boys and girls clothes are needed.  If you cannot donate clothes monetary donations are all accepted and can be given in memory of a deceased family member of friend.  You may call the Birthright office at (508)822-2921.

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 https://stannsraynham.weshareonline.org or click the “We Share” button above. There you will be able to set up weekly, monthly, or one-time contributions. It is very simple to use and very secure.

CORIs for Parish Volunteers

Following the Diocesan policy, we will be asking all parish volunteers to complete a CORI check. For this, you will need to complete a form and provide your license so that a copy can be made. Jenn Murphy will be at the church on Sunday, July 19, following the 8:00am and 10:00am Masses and Saturday, July 25 following the 4:00pm Mass to assist with this process.

If you cannot make one of these dates, please contact Jenn Murphy at the Faith Formation office at 508-824-9021. You should be CORI’d if you are or would like to be a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Usher, St. Vincent de Paul or Knights of Columbus member.

Temporary Mass Schedule

Our new summer Mass schedule has begun. We will have a 4:00pm Mass on Saturdays and 8:00am and 10:00am on Sundays. The 5:00pm Mass has been suspended due to the low registration and attendance.

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.

St. Ann’s Sunday Mass On Our Website:

The Daily and Sunday Mass is recorded for your viewing!

On our website home page click on

To view on Facebook, visit:
and the live-stream appears under the Video section.

The Parish Facebook page is also embedded on this site at

St. Ann’s is on Youtube. The Daily and Sunday Mass plus an archive of recent Masses is at:

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

Taunton Area Community Table (TACT)

The Taunton Area Community Table Meal Center is located at 378 Bay Street, Taunton. TacT is a community-based meal center dedicated to providing free delicious, healthy meals to individuals and families in a warm, friendly and safe atmosphere. All are welcome, no questions asked. The TacT Meal Center is currently open Monday – Thursday for “grab and go” meals from 11:15am to 12:30pm.

We are also accepting donations of single-serving breakfast cereals, single packets of instant oatmeal in different flavors, breakfast bars, yogurt, fresh fruit or any other breakfast items you enjoy in individual servings would be helpful. You can drop off at the meal center Monday through Thursday between 9:00am to 12:30pm. In an abundance of caution, we will have a bin outside the staff entrance side door where you can leave them without having any unnecessary contact. Thank you all for your continued support of TacT and the people we serve. For more information visit our website at www.tactmealcenter.org, call 508-386-3807, or visit our Facebook page.

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/


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.

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.

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.

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.