2024 Catholic Appeal “Renew The Face of the Earth”

The theme for 2024 is “Renew the Face of the Earth.” Since 1942, the Appeal has helped people in all phases of life – from children to youth, to parents, to the elderly. Your support sustains the numerous agencies, programs, and ministries providing food and shelter, educating children and adults, and meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of thousands. We encourage you to support the Appeal as generously as you can. You can make a one-time gift or a pledge with convenient payments throughout the year. You can give by mail, use a contribution card located in the church, or make your gift or pledge securely online by clicking the “Make a Donation” link here: https://www.catholicfoundationsema.org/catholic-appeal-2024/

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus “Baby Shower” for Birthright

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus is conducting a baby shower during May to assist Birthright of Greater Taunton. Please bring any donations with you to Mass during May and leave them in the boxes that will be at the entrance to the Church. Items needed include: New baby clothes (0-18 mos.), blankets, sheets, plastic baby bottles, diapers, baby wipes, baby powder, new and updated maternity clothing, and gift cards to local grocery stores. A financial donation may be made to “Birthright of Greater Taunton”.
Thank you for your generosity!

New Mass Schedule Reminder

Beginning next weekend, May 25th & 26th, the new weekend Mass schedule will be as follows:
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00pm
Sunday Masses: 8:00am, 10:00am, and 5:00pm. Please note: This will now be our year-round schedule.

Faith Formation Registration for 2024-2025 Classes

Registration for 2024-2025 Faith Formation classes is now in process. Please register now so we have time to plan for next year to ensure we have enough materials and teachers to run our program effectively.
If you have a child entering 1st grade in September 2024, now is the time to register him/her for Faith Formation classes. Please call Joan Lynn, our Director of Faith Formation, at 508-824-9021 for a new student registration form.
Payments for next year are due by July 15th.
We have our online payment option available, or you may pay by cash or a check made payable to St. Ann’s.

 

First Holy Communion

On Saturday, May 4th, 27 of our second graders received their First Communion:
Madeline Beddoe, Cali Bordieri, Leila Bushey, Dillon Casey
Avery Connolly, Kendall Costa, Brooke Cronin, Sadie Cunio
Brayden Falvey, Charlie Griffin, Paisley Hanlon, Callan LaRose
Brooklyn Ledin, Isabella Lemanski, Elijah LeMotte, Emily McKinnon
Mason Morley, Emily Nelson, Mia Ortiz, Lila Pleva
William Reid, Joseph Reidy, Madeline Ryan, Madison Shifman
Charlotte Silva, Samuel Tichacek, and Aubrey Travis.

On Saturday, May 11th, 34 of our second graders received their First Communion:
Andrew Ballow, Thomas Cloonan, Quinn Cloonan, Christopher Correia, Every Dale, Jaxon Daly, Charlotte Enright, Ayden Estano,
Alex Guthro,
Charlotte Gregory, Benjamin Guidaboni, Tyler Harr, Mason Kastner, Cassidy Kinney, Logan LaFlamme, Astrid Lofstrand,
Matthew Lopez, Henry Murray,
Reese Niccoli, Eve Oliveira, Molly Pacheco, Tanner Perpetua, Brayden Pimentel, Ariana Porto, 
Niamh Reilly, Makena Rodrigues, Mila Rodrigues, Adeline Roy, Faith Roy, Caroline Serode, Harper Swanson, Jaxier Torres Montesdeoca,
Kylie Viquez,
and Tanner Wilds.

We congratulate them and their families.
Click here to view or download pictures of the First Communion Masses on May 4th and 11th.

 

From the Pastor’s Desk

Before Jesus ascended into Heaven, He told His disciples, “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth” (Jn 16:12-13). Jesus had made major revelations to the disciples concerning the truth about God and the truth about our human life, and He was telling them that there was more revelation to come after He would return to Heaven.

This further revelation came to the Apostles by the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit, whom Jesus promised to send from Heaven. Jesus had told His disciples: “I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you” (Jn 16:7); “When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me” (Jn 15:26); “The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name – he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you” (Jn 14:26).  ……continued

The Sacrament of Confirmation

On April 29th & April 30th, Fr. David Pignato conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation to sixty-six of our young people:
Rachel Akins, Julianna Belmonte, Sarah Benoit, Caiden Blake,
Tessa Bringardner, Marisa Cabral, Avery Chabot, Emerson Chabot,
Victoria Chaves, Cole Cibotti, Kyle Cibotti, Daniel Collins,
Jocelyn Correia, John Czepiel, Marina DaSilva, Erin Donovan,
Emily Doyle, Molly Fitch, Nora Freitas, Breyen Glen,
Annabella Grace, Lorelei Graves, Brady Gregory, Alyssa Hill-Canuto,
Gabrielle Hodge, William Holland, Emily Houghton, Liam Jones,
Scott Jones, Cole Kardel, William Kennedy, Maddie Kurema,
Tia LaBrecque, Joseph LaFrance, Jude Larson, Lucie Larson,
Brendan Lincoln, Sarah Lincoln, Bryson Madden, Noah Majer,
Grace McAuley, Emily McCarthy, Molly McCarthy, Colin McEwan,
Megan McInnis, Lily Moreira, Kevin Moreira, Taylor Nichols,
Ryan Nunes, Christopher O’Donnell, Lindsey O’Donnell, Austin O’Hara,
Ayla Oztunc, Brian Peters, Peyson Pires, Reese Pires,
Mallory Powers, Mia Rees, Grace Richard, Brody Stanton,
Frank Stephen, Avery Teixeira, Anthony Thrasher, Colin Tripp,
Logan Tripp, Beckett Walsh.
Our congratulations to these young men and women, to their parents, families, and sponsors. We thank our Faith Formation director Joan Lynn and our Confirmation leaders Bethany Akins, Michael Belmonte, Chris Buckley, Larry Cibotti, Christine Madden, Mark McAuley, Jill Nunes, and Sharyn Pasquale for a job well done!


Pictures of the Confirmation class of 2024 are available here for viewing or downloading here

The live-stream videos are here:
April 29   April 30
St. Ann Parish Confirmation 4-30-2024

Child Protection and Safe Environment

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Diocese of Fall River remains committed to creating a culture of child protection and a safe environment. To this end, the diocesan policy requires all who minister, work, or volunteer in the Diocese to complete background screening and training and agree to a code of conduct. One of the ways our parish creates a culture of protection is by teaching the Circle of Grace safe environment curriculum to all enrolled in our Faith Formation program. In an age-appropriate manner, Circle of Grace teaches children and youth personal safety skills, including recognizing physical, emotional, and spiritual boundaries, identifying trusted adults, and taking action if boundary violations occur. The Diocese of Fall River stands firm in its commitment to report abuse to law enforcement and cooperate with investigations. Incidents of abuse can be reported by contacting local law enforcement directly and by contacting the Diocesan Director of Safe Environment and Victim Assistance, Carolyn Shipp, at 508-985-6508 (confidential voicemail), or cshipp@dioc-fr.org. She can assist you in making a report and support you through the process.

 

St. Ann’s Men’s Group

The next meeting of the new parish Men’s Group will be held on Wednesday, May 1st at 7:00pm in the parish hall. We will view the second episode of “A.D.: The Bible Continues,” followed by a discussion. All men ages 18+ are welcome to attend.

“Baby Shower” for Birthright

The St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus is conducting a baby shower during the month of May to assist Birthright of Greater Taunton. Please bring any donations with you to Mass during May and leave them in the boxes that will be at the entrance to the Church.  Items needed include:
New baby clothes (0-18 months)
blankets and sheets
plastic baby bottles
diapers
baby wipes
baby powder
new and updated maternity clothing
gift cards to local grocery stores.
A financial donation may be made to “Birthright of Greater Taunton”.  Thank you for your generosity!

 

St. Ann’s Prayer Line

Need extra prayer? St. Ann’s prayer line takes requests from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. daily. We are here for your needs whether it be a request for you, a family member, or a friend. Call or text (508)272-4067.