Parish News

Holy Hour for Vocations

On Sunday afternoon April 25th, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, we will be having a Holy Hour to pray for vocations to religious life, priesthood, and diaconate. Bishop da Cunha is asking the parishes of our Diocese to pray together on this day so more young men and women will respond generously to the Lord’s call of service in our church.

First Communions

We will be celebrating three First Communion Masses, April 24th, May 1st, and May 8th. While these Masses will be limited to the students and their guests, they will be live-streamed at noon on our parish Youtube channel and Facebook page so that all may witness these beautiful events. Please keep our First Communion students in your prayers as they continue their journey of faith.

Sacrament of Confirmation

On Friday, April 9th, Bishop da Cunha conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation to twenty-two of our young people:

Chase Balutis, Michaela Belmonte, Jonah Burke,
Katerina Cunliffe, Samuel Ehrenzweig, Gabrielle Fielding,
Lily Ford, Grace Gustafson, Declan Hetrick,
Austin Majer, Shannon Mathieu, Zoe McLaughlin,
Kayla O’Hara, Matthew Powers, Olivia Quinlan,
Andrew Rogers, Katie Russo, Tyler Smith,
Anthony Sousa, Nicholas Sumner,
Nina Talarico, and Erin Tripp.

Our congratulations to these young men and women, to their parents, families, and sponsors. We thank Jennifer Murphy, our Faith Formation Director, for a job well done!

Interested in Becoming a Knight?

St. Ann’s Council is seeking to increase its membership.  Any practicing Catholic man 18 years of age or older wishing to join the Knights should contact Grand Knight, Ron Pagels at 774-281-2429 or email rnpnekvt114@gmail.com.

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

Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  To help, the St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Friday, May 14th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the Parish Center. The Red Cross follows strict COVID-19 guidelines to assure donor safety. Appointments are required.

Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or visit www.redcrossblood.org and click on “Donate Blood” and then “Find a Blood Drive”.  Did you know that ALL blood donations are tested for COVID-19 antibodies?  Easy way to find out if you have had asymptomatic COVID-19. Please contact John Donahue by email at john.donahue64@gmail.com or phone (508) 822-6015 with any questions or for help with registering for an appointment.

Knights of Columbus

Fraternal Benefits Presentation

St. Ann’s K of C will offer a Fraternal Benefits presentation on Thursday, May 6th at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.  John Stewart, K of C Benefits Agent will be the host and presenter.  This presentation will be available to all K of C members as well as St. Ann’s parishioners that are interested in learning more about the Knights of Columbus and the benefits that are offered to fraternal members.  If you are unable to attend in person, the presentation will be live-streamed on the Parish Facebook page and Youtube.

https://www.facebook.com/stannsraynham/

https://www.youtube.com/StAnnsParishRaynham

Scholarship Applications

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Council #10289 college scholarship applications are available.

The St. Ann Knights of Columbus Council #10289 of Raynham announces applications for their 2021 scholarship to high school seniors. Registered members of St. Ann’s Parish in Raynham are invited to apply.  One (1) $1,000 sponsored scholarship will be awarded. To obtain an application, interested students can call Fred Mailloux at 508-824-5066. The completed application and required attachments are due to the scholarship committee no later than Monday, May 3, 2021.

Confirmations and First Communions

On April 9th and 16th Bishop da Cunha will be joining us to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. We will also be celebrating three First Communion Masses on April 24th, May 1st, and May 8th. While these Masses will be limited to the students and their guests, they will be live-streamed on our parish website so that all may witness these beautiful events. Please keep our Confirmation candidates and First Communion students in your prayers as they continue their journey of faith.

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Council #10289

Monthly K of C Council #10289 Business Meeting

The next regular business meeting will be held both in-person and virtually for those members unable to attend in person on Wednesday, April 14th at 7:00pm.  A reminder will be emailed to all members prior to the meeting and will contain information on how to connect to the virtual meeting.  All members are encouraged to attend.

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, Ron Pagels at 774-281-2429 or email rnpnekvt114@gmail.com.

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

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 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/

Pages

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