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The Season of Lent

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The Season of Lent
Lent is a time for us to grow in holiness and grace. There are many ways for us to do this; prime among them is prayer, Mass and Confession. Please utilize the resources being made available for Lenten Devotions. Come to the additional times of prayer — Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings. As God offers us His mercy we must then offer love and mercy to others through the Spiritual and Corporal works Of Mercy. Through prayer, fasting and almsgiving, may we grow in holiness this Lent so that when Easter arrives we will be able to celebrate fully the mystery of Christ’s Resurrection.

Lenten Regulations
There are two days when the law of fast and abstinence apply: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The law of fast applies to those individuals of the ages 18 to 59, and it means that an individual may have one meal and may take nourishment (other than meat) twice during the day sufficient to maintain strength. Taken together, these two other opportunities for nourishment should not equal another meal. The Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. The law of abstinence applies to those who are 14 years of age and older, and an individual is to abstain from meat on those days.

Lenten Schedule of Activities
To assist us on our Lenten journey, we will be having the usual daily Mass at 7:30am Monday through Friday, and Mass at 8:00am on Saturday. On Fridays at 7:00pm we will be having the Stations of the Cross.

Lenten Bible Study
On the Tuesday of Lent Taunton Catholic North will sponsor a Bible Study of the Sunday Lenten Readings at 11:00am and 7:00pm. We will study the readings for the coming Sunday. The study will be held in the Hall at St. Jude (map – 249 Whittenton Street). The study will be both in-person and virtual. Park behind the rectory if you are going to be in person. There will be a link to the virtual bible study on the collaborative web site (cntaunton.org). The notes to study the reading in advance are also found on the web site. The Lenten readings are guide to deepen our living of the Lenten Season. We will begin on Tuesday, February 16, and continue on February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Council #10289

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Monthly K of C Council #10289 Business Meeting
The next regular business virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 10th 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.

Thank you to Ed Merritt!
The Council members would like to extend its sincere gratitude to Ed Merritt for his assistance to ensure that the Council has been able to hold virtual meetings during the pandemic!

Interested in Becoming a Knight?
The Council is looking to increase its membership. Any practicing Catholic man 18 years of age or older wishing to join the Knights should contact Grant Knight, Ron Pagels at 774-281-2429 or email rnpnekvt114@gmail.com.

For additional information about the Knights of Columbus, please watch this video or visit our website at www.kofc.org.

Parish Mailing Address

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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

Taunton Catholic Schools

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Educating area students for over 100 years.

Our Lady of Lourdes School, 52 First Street, Taunton
Enrolls students in Preschool through grade 8

Have Faith in your child’s future. Explore Catholic Education at Our Lady of Lourdes School. Call us for a tour, (508)822-3746. Follow us on Facebook or check out our website at www.ololtaunton.com.

Register for Mass

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For the immediate future, we will have signups for the weekend Masses to ensure we do not go over the allocated number of parishioners allowed in Church. Please sign up for Mass on our website at www.stannsraynham.org, 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.

Snow Cancellation Reminder

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Cancellation of Faith Formation classes due to snow will be posted on WHDH Channel 7, and on this website. If school is cancelled or delayed, Daily Mass will also be cancelled.

Daily Mass & Church Hours – Mass Live Stream Information

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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:
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.

Updated Mass Schedule

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Daily Mass
Daily Mass will now be held at 7:30am Monday – Friday and at 8:00am on Saturday.

Weekend Mass Schedule
Our regular Mass schedule has resumed: Saturday 4:00pm, Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am & 5:00pm. Please continue to register for the weekend Masses by calling the Parish office at 508-8223-9833 or through this website.

St. Ann’s Online Giving

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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!

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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

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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

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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/