Parish News

A Special Request

Bill McGowan is in end-stage kidney failure and needs a kidney to live. Unfortunately, no one in the family is a good candidate for donation. If it is at all possible, would you please help by sharing this post?

To learn more about kidney donation please feel free to click on the link provided. One misconception is that the donor must have the same blood type as the person in need. Fortunately, multi-hospital kidney swaps are possible and have the ability to positively impact multiple lives. Thanks for considering or sharing this post.

Save The Date – Annual Parish Picnic – Feast of St. Ann

Sunday, July 24th, 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

Plans are underway for our annual St. Ann’s picnic. Mark your calendar for July 24th. The celebration of St. Ann will start with a special Mass at 11:15am followed immediately by the picnic from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

Sign-up sheets are available at the main entrance of the church for folks to bring either side dishes or desserts and to let us know how many people are expected to attend. An online version of the sign-up sheet is here.

Raffles including baskets and 50/50 will be available. We are still in the planning stages and looking for any ideas on how to enhance the day. If you have any ideas or would like to help, please join us for a planning meeting on June 29th at 6:30pm in the parish center.

Knights of Columbus Council #10289

Monthly Business Meeting
The next regular business meeting will be held in person on Wednesday, July 13th at 7:00pm. All members are encouraged to attend.

Parish Cookout
It’s time for our Annual Knights of Columbus Parish Cookout on Sunday, July 24th at St. Ann’s Parish Center from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. We need many volunteers this year to assist with set up for food, refreshments, and clean-up at the Parish Center. Please contact our Grand Knight, Chris Buckley, at or

If you are not able to attend and would like to donate to our Parish Cookout, please mail to St. Ann’s, or you can drop any monetary donations into the collection in
an envelope with “St. Ann’s Parish Cookout” on the front at any St. Ann’s Mass.

Join The Knights!
St. Ann’s Council #10289 was formed in 1990. Read about our history here. If you’re interested in joining the Knights, any practicing Catholic man 18 years of age or older, please contact Grand Knight, Chris Buckley at 918-406-6199 or email Chris at For additional information visit our website at

St. Ann’s Annual Appeal

Thank you to everyone who has given to the ANNUAL APPEAL. As of now, we have raised $41,977.00. This money will go towards fixing the parking lot. The “ANNUAL” will be ongoing. Extra mailings are available at the doors of the church, feel free to take one!!! God bless your generosity.

Women’s Summer Faith Study

A 9 Week Study – MARY, The Bible and the Mother of God; Augustine Institute

This is a book and study guide set and can be ordered at We will meet weekly at the Parish Center. Our meeting days/times for 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy:
Wednesdays, 10:00am, July 6th to August 31st or Thursdays, 7:00pm, July 7th to September 1st. A wonderful opportunity to spend time learning more about the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will meet weekly this summer.

We will be ordering the books in bulk and can be picked up and paid for on the first day of the study. The cost will be approximately $10 per book. Any questions, please contact Karen Toste at

Summer Mass Schedule Now In Effect

The summer weekend Mass schedule is now in effect. Saturdays at 4:00pm, Sundays at 8:00am, 10:00am, and 5:00pm. This schedule will continue through Labor Day weekend. Reminder: Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and Altar Servers for the 9:30am & 11:00am Masses will be assigned to the 10:00am Mass for the summer. If you need a printed copy of the revised schedule, please call the office at 508-823-9833 or download a copy from here.

Pro-Life Boot Camp

Registration is now open for Pro-Life Summer Boot Camp: Male and Female He Created Them.

During their 4-day/3-night stay, July 21 – 24, teens will learn and grow in faith by participating in age-appropriate pro-life, faith-driven workshops & presentations with Q&A sessions. The schedule also includes Adoration healing and worship, the opportunity for Confession, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Teens get the opportunity to build community by meeting and socializing with other teens from the Fall River Diocese with a schedule that includes social time, games, and activities. Meals and snacks are included in the $235 price (per child). The event is to take place at Stonehill College. Sponsored by the Family and Respect Life office of the Secretariate for the New Evangelization at the Diocese of Fall River.

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 7:30am each weekday, 8:00am Saturdays, and holidays.

The Daily and Sunday Mass is recorded for your viewing!

On Youtube:

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

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

Prayers for the Sick

Please remember in your prayers, all who are facing illness at this time:

Denise Cabral-Bumpus, Karen Cavanagh,
Kevin Ellis, Shirley Ellis,
Paul Kane, James McGann, Regan Piotti, Roberta Santos,
Helen Smith, Thomas M. Timkoh

and those whose names are listed in the book of prayers for the sick.

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 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.

Sign Up for St. Ann’s “Flocknote”

If you wish to receive regular updates regarding St. Ann’s Parish and what is happening with Mass schedules, etc… please text the words StAnnRaynham to 84576. You can also sign up using this link:

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 ( 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. Jim, Deacon Joe, or Deacon Paul after Mass.  Baptisms are held the first three Sundays of each month.

What Are The  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. Jim after Mass to have a sponsor form signed.

Welcome New Parishioners!
A word of welcome to our new parishioners!  Please introduce yourselves to Fr. Jim, 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.

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:


Parish Mailing Address

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

“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.