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Weekend Mass Registration

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Greetings friends. The link below is how you are able to sign up for Mass. There are 100 spots available per Mass. Seating will be taken care of when you arrive; you will be seated by someone at the Church so we can make sure everyone is safely distanced.

Please; you must wear a mask when coming. There will be no missalettes or hymnals; bulletins will be available but you must take yours with you when you leave. Communion will be distributed at the conclusion of Mass and reception of Communion will be in the hand. Instructions will be given at Mass. If you are able to register for Mass this week please be mindful that it is for this week only. At this time we are only encouraging Mass every other week so all can attend. You will receive a confirmation email that you will need to print and bring with you to Mass on Saturday afternoon or Sunday. If you are not able to register then you will not be able to attend Mass this weekend. Masses are 4:00pm on Saturday; 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00 am, and 5:00pm on Sunday.

Weather permitting, I will be hearing Confessions outside in the Rosary Garden on Saturday afternoon beginning at 2:30pm and concluding at 3:45pm.

Please be patient. Not everyone will be able to get to Mass this weekend. I once again encourage anyone who would be in a high-risk category to please consider waiting a few more weeks to return to Mass. There is still no obligation to attend.

God bless you all!

Fr. John
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A Message from Father John

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Dear Friends,

Thanks to Rob Costa (RMC Construction), our Parish Center roof was completed last week. They work well and they work fast! There will now be some work done on the outside of the center and we hope to do some work on the interior as well. As of this week, we have collected $40,120.00 toward our Annual Appeal Parish Center Improvements. Thank you all for your generosity! We could not have done this without you.

I am very aware of the situation in which we find ourselves, financially, and otherwise. Yet once again you have stepped up (not surprisingly). If you have not yet had the chance to make a donation to our Parish Center Project please consider doing so. There are envelopes just inside the front doors of the Church in a box marked “Annual Appeal”.

Thank you all and may God bless you for your ongoing generosity. I know each of us is looking forward to being back together in Church. I miss all of you and I look forward to being able to worship our God together again, in person.
Fr. John

International Nurses Day

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On May 12th, International Nurses Day, Pope Francis spoke of Nurses as holding a “very special vocation in which men and women become Good Samaritans offering courage, hope, and trust.” Let us pray for nurses and all who work in health care during these very challenging days. May God bless them in their important work.

Taunton Area Community Table (TACT)

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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.

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 noon each day.

St. Ann’s Sunday Mass On Our Website:
www.stannsraynham.org

The Daily and Sunday Mass is recorded for your viewing!

On our website home page click on
https://stannsraynham.org/sunday-mass/

The Parish Facebook page is also embedded on this site at
http://stannsraynham.org/facebook-page/

To view on Facebook, visit:
https://www.facebook.com/stannsraynham
and the live-stream should be near the top of the page.

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

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

Lectors – Eucharistic Ministers – Altar Servers

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As we pray for this pandemic to be over soon and prepare to have Mass in the church again when it is safe to do so, we are looking to prepare our upcoming Summer Mass schedule. We ask that you consult your calendars and let us know when you will NOT be available during the months of July, August, and September. Please send us a note via email at office@stannsraynham.org, the mail, or drop in the box marked “Parish Office” in the vesting room with the dates by Sunday, May 31st so that the new schedule may be drafted.

Reminder: Our Summer Sunday Mass schedule from Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend is 8:00am, 10:00am, & 5:00pm. (no 9:30 or 11:00a.m. Masses for the months of June, July, and August). Thank you for all your help!

First Communions & Confirmations To Be Rescheduled

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We are sad to announce that we are going to have to reschedule our First Communions and Confirmations. These are not canceled but rescheduled. They will happen as soon as we are able to reschedule them. These events can’t be canceled because they are Sacraments of Initiation and make your children more a part of the Church, the Body of Christ. Unlike a graduation or award ceremony, they mark not the end or completion of something but the continuation of the life we share in Jesus Christ. The Sacraments change us as they are living and real encounters with Jesus himself.

Annual Appeal for Parish Center Improvements

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Work has begun on the new roof at the Parish Center. To date we have received $38,445.00 from our parishioners, thank you for your generosity. If you have not received the mailing regarding the Appeal, you may find the letter and the financial report at the doors of the church. Thank you again to those who have already given and thanks to those who will give!

A Message from Bishop da Cunha to our First Communion and Confirmation Students

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We are continuously monitoring the impact of COVID-19. At this time, we have canceled all in-person Faith Formation activities scheduled through May 4th and the parish offices are closed. Due to the restrictions on large gatherings, we have decided to postpone our First Communion and Confirmation Masses scheduled in May. These are both Sacraments of Initiation and they will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.

For both of these sacraments, we are asking our students to prepare materials so that we are ready to move forward as soon as we are given the green light to do so.

Confirmation students should continue to return documents as needed. These can be emailed to religioused@stannsraynham.org or mailed to the Office of Faith Formation at PO Box 247, Raynham Center, MA 02768. Students may also turn these in to the church. There is a box in the vesting room/office at the main entrance of the church.

First Communion students should continue to prep their banners. Once the church offices reopen, we will organize the collection of these. Parents can also bring these to the vesting room/office at the main entrance of the church. There is a box set aside for these, please make sure the banner is completely dry before placing them in the box.

We will continue to update you with additional changes as needed, by email, our website at www.stannsraynham.org, and updating this message and our voicemail at 508-824-9021 – THANK YOU

Office of Hours
The Parish Center is closed through May 4th. We will continue to reply to emails and voicemail through this time.

Monday – Thursday
9:00am  – 3:00pm
religioused@stannsraynham.org
508-824-9021

Daily and Sunday Mass Livestream

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The Daily and Sunday Mass may be viewed on the St. Ann Parish website Monday through Saturday at noon. Sunday Mass is at 10:00am.

The Daily Mass live stream viewer on this site is https://stannsraynham.org/sunday-mass/. On a mobile device just scroll down to the viewer.
(The replay of the Mass may be viewed on the homepage or on Youtube under St. Ann Raynham.)

To view on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/stannsraynham . Look for “Video – Live” in the left-hand column.

The live stream video on both Facebook and Youtube is compatible with all desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

Online Giving Now Available

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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, simply go to stannsraynham.weshareonline.org or click the “We Share” graphic on the home page. There you will be able to set up weekly, monthly or a onetime contribution. It is very simple to use and very secure.

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/