A wonderful tradition here at St. Ann’s is the First Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This Friday, February 3rd, following the 7:30am Mass, the Eucharist is available on the altar so we can spend time with our Lord in prayer. Thank you to all those who spend time in prayer with our Lord. Please take advantage of the opportunity for prayer. Sign-up for First Friday Adoration online to ensure that all the hours are covered.
The Faith Formation students have started to sell candy bars to raise money for the MA Coalition for the Homeless. (please see the insert for more information). While each family is asked to sell one box in order to reach our goal of $10,000, we will also be selling individual bars this weekend after each of the Masses. There will be a table set out at the main entrance and a table at the side door by the parking lot. Each bar is $2.50. Your support is greatly appreciated.
The 2nd-grade students in our Faith Formation program are preparing to receive First Communion in May. Over the last two Saturdays, 38 students participated in the sacrament of reconciliation. They were prepared and did a phenomenal job! Congratulations to these boys and girls. Please keep them in your prayers as they continue on their journey in their Catholic faith.
Souper Bowl Sunday – Weekend of February 12th
Each year, the St. Ann’s Faith Formation program participates in this national program to help the less fortunate. In our very own community, there are families who are struggling to put food on their tables and feed their families. This year in particular that need is great and continues to grow. At the end of each Mass on the weekend of February 12th, there will be students at the doors of the church holding soup bowls. Any donation that you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Last year, we raised approximately $1,500 which we shared with three local food banks.
Faith Formation Cancellations
The little bit of snow we had this past week is a sign that winter is upon us, and now would be a good time to send out a reminder about our policy of canceling classes in the case of inclement weather. If the Bridgewater-Raynham schools cancel or dismiss school early on a Monday, our Faith Formation classes will also be canceled that evening. For Sunday classes, we will make the decision based on the conditions at the time. We will do our best to get the word out as soon as possible. We will post a notification on Boston WHDH Channel 7 news and if possible an email
would be sent to families directly.
Registration is now open for the Fall River Diocese 2023 Women and Men’s Conference, set for Saturday, March 11th, at Stonehill College in Easton.
Presenters will be Mari Pablo of The Evangelical Catholic and Ascension Presents and Father Roger Landry, a priest of the Diocese of Fall River who is serving as a National Eucharistic Preacher for the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Eucharistic Revival. The Women and Men’s Conference will include prayer, music, time for reflection, multi-lingual breakout sessions, lunch, vendors, and a 4:00pm closing Mass celebrated by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V.
Plan to join Catholics from throughout the Diocese for this day of spiritual renewal and enrichment during Lent. Register by January 23 at an early bird discounted cost! Visit www.fallriverdiocese.org for details.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
There will be a meeting of the St. Vincent de Paul Society on Monday, February 13th, at 2:00pm in the Parish Center. All members are urged to attend.
St. Ann’s Sociable Seniors
The Sociable Seniors will meet on Tuesday, February 21st at 10:30am in the Parish Center. We will play “Singo”, followed by lunch – finger roll sandwiches, soup, chips, and dessert. Please send your check for $15 to Joe Bettencourt by February 14th.
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
View or download the Sunday bulletin for January 29, 2023 here
The next regular Knights of Columbus business meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 8th, at 7:00 pm in the parish center. All members are encouraged to attend.
Interested in Becoming a Knight?
Any practicing Catholic man 18 years of age or older wishing to join the Knights should contact Grand Knight, Chris Buckley at 918-406-6199 or email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information visit our website at www.kofc.org.
52 First Street, Taunton, MA 02780 – 508-822-3746 – www.ololtaunton.com
Preschool – Grade 8
Have faith in your child’s future. Explore Catholic Education at Our Lady of Lourdes Open House February 4, 2023 10:00am to 12:00pm, or call for a tour!
If in-person classes are canceled or delayed for the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District, daily morning Mass at St. Ann’s will also be canceled.
Consult your calendars and let us know when you are not available in March and April. Please email us at email@example.com, or drop a note in the mail or collection basket by Monday, February 13th so the new schedules may be drafted.
The 32nd Annual St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Council 10289 Charity 5 Mile Road Race and 3.4 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, March 12th at 10:00am. The shorter distance is suitable for both runners that might not want to try the longer distance as well as those that like a nice long walk for a great cause.
The race starts and finishes at the Raynham Lions Club on King Phillip Street. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to join in the fun. Free race t-shirt for all runners registered by February 15. Full pancake breakfast after the race!
This race is the main fundraising vehicle for the St. Ann’s Knights Council. All proceeds are used to support local families and charities in need as well as to fund scholarships for college-bound Raynham students. Volunteers interested in helping with the race and those interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact Race Director, John Donahue at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-822-6015 or call Ed Mahoney at 508-245-0644. For runners’ information and to register for the event go to: https://www.northeastracers.com/raynham-charity-5-miler
We meet to deepen our faith in community and will be reading Set the World on Fire by Vinita Wright. The book can be purchased through Amazon or Ave Maria Press. We have 2 day/time options for you to choose from:
Wednesdays from 10:00am to 11:30am or
Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
We will meet for 5 weeks for this study (Wednesday: 1/11 to 2/8 or Thursday: 1/12 to 2/9). Please email Karen Toste at email@example.com if you have any questions.
To receive regular email or text updates about St. Ann’s Parish, Mass schedules, events, etc… please text the words StAnnRaynham to 84576. You can also sign up using this link: https://flocknote.com/StAnnRaynham.
A reminder, the church is open daily from 8:00am to 3:00pm for you to stop by and pray. Daily Mass is live-streamed on our Youtube and Facebook at 7:30am each weekday, 8:00am Saturdays, and holidays.
On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/StAnnsParishRaynham On Facebook, visit: https://www.facebook.com/stannsraynham and the livestream appears under the Video section.
The live stream video is compatible with all desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.
If you are a volunteer here at St. Ann’s and have not yet completed the online Safe Environment Training required by the Diocese of Fall River call Joan at 508-824-9021 or Deb at 508-823-9833 in the office with any questions. CORI forms may also be completed.