Saint Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul is hosting the Taunton District St. Vincent de Paul at a celebration of Mass on December 5, 2022 at 7:00pm. All parishioners, particularly those interested in the organization and current members, are invited to a reception following in the parish center.

St. Ann’s Sociable Seniors

The Sociable Seniors Christma Party will be held on Thursday, December 15th at 11:30am at the American Legion, 291 Mill St., Raynham. The buffet includes: Prime rib, baked haddock, scalloped potatoes, green beans almondine, tossed salad, rolls and butter, and assorted pastries. Please send your $30 check to Joe Bettencourt by December 7th. A $10 Yankee Swap will follow dinner.

Scout Troop 43 Wreath Sale

Troop 43 will again be selling wreaths after Mass starting the weekend of November 26 and 27th. We thank you all for your support of St. Ann’s Boy Scout Troop 43.

Because of the increase in our costs, we have to increase the price of the wreaths, kissing balls, and baskets. We also cannot order any additional wreaths beyond what we have due to supply issues. We do anticipate selling out quickly again this year.

2022 Prices
12″ Wreaths: $12
KissingBalls: $25
Holiday Basket: $20

We may have oversized wreaths for sale but won’t know until we receive our order as this depends on our supplier’s stock. These will be first come, first serve. If you have any questions, contact the Troop at troop43raynham@gmail.com. Again, thank you for your support!

Knights of Columbus Council #10289

Monthly Business Meeting
The next meeting of the St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Council will be held on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00pm. All members are encouraged to attend.

“Keep Christ In Christmas”
The Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ In Christmas” Poster contest will take place in November. Students in grades K-8 are invited to participate in this event, with the winner of each age bracket winning a prize! Entry forms and 11″ x 17″ paper are available outside the Faith Formation office and in the vesting room at the main entrance of the church. All submissions must be returned by noon on Sunday, December 3rd. Please place them in the box in the vesting room.

 

Family Advent Wreath-Making

On Sunday, November 27th, from 12 -1:30pm, we will have an Advent wreath-making session for anyone who would like to attend. It has been a great success in the past. All necessary materials (greens, candles, holders, etc.,) will be provided. Please sign up in the vesting room at the main entrance of the church by Sunday, November 20th so we may order supplies.
Volunteers needed: Anyone who would like to volunteer with this event, please call Joan Lynn in the Faith Formation office at 508-824-9021.

Television Mass Invitation

Once again, Saint Ann Parish has been invited to be present for the Diocesan Mass (televised each Sunday on Channel 6 at 11:00am). A bus will be provided for anyone who would like to attend the taping on Wednesday, November 30th at 5:00 p.m. at the Bishop Stang High School Chapel. The bus will leave St. Ann’s Parish Center that day at 4:00pm for those wishing to attend. No cost! Call the Parish Office at 508-823-9833 to sign up for the bus. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Christmas Pageant

This year’s St. Ann’s Christmas pageant is scheduled for Saturday, December 17th following the 4:00pm Mass. We are looking for volunteers, adults, and high school students to help out. If you are interested in helping, please reach out to Joan Lynn at (508) 942-2518 or religioused@stannsraynham.org. Any students in grades one through six who would like to participate in the pageant, please email Joan in the religious education office.

Lectors – New Workbooks

Lectors are reminded that the workbooks for the new Liturgical year (which begins November 27th, the first Sunday of Advent), are available in the vesting room. Please pick up your copy as you leave church on Sunday.

All Souls Remembrance

During the month of November, the Church lifts up in prayer all who have died in the hope of the resurrection. If there are loved ones you would like to have prayed for, feel free to write their names in the “Book of the Deceased” located near the statue of the Blessed Mother. Know that all our deceased are remembered at all our masses during November. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace!

Hurricane Relief

In response to the devastating hurricane that hit Florida, the Bishop has suggested that the parishes take a collection to assist with this effort. Any donations will be forwarded to the CRS (Catholic Relief Service) for proper distribution. Here at St. Ann’s, any contributions for Hurricane Assistance can be placed in an envelope marked “Hurricane Relief” c/o St. Ann Parish and dropped in the basket on the weekend or mailed to St. Ann’s Church, PO Box 247, Raynham Center, MA 02768.

Armed Forces Chaplains

From time to time Catholic Priests either volunteer or are asked to give some time to serve the needs of members of the Armed Forces. They accompany men and women on the battlefield… they serve families on military bases, not to mention counsel military families wherever they are called. To support the funding of our military chaplains there are envelopes near the church doors in order to donate to this worthy cause. Many thanks!

Christmas In New York with Fr. Jim!

Dear Friends,
It’s never too early to think about joining fellow parishioners for the CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK trip on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022. The group departs that morning from St. Ann’s parking lot at 6:00am. We will stop for a snack along the way in order to arrive in the Big Apple late morning. After browsing Rockefeller Center and THE tree, we make our way over to Radio City Music Hall for a 2:00pm performance of the RADIO CITY ROCKETTES CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR. Then, after free time for dinner, shopping, etc., we will meet at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral to tour and then attend the 5:00pm Mass there. Our bus will meet us after the Mass to bring us home to Raynham by 11:30pm. Cost for the day including tickets for the show and bus fare will be $151.00.  To sign up for the trip (there are 54 seats available) please contact the office directly at 508-823-9833. Hope you can make it!
Father Jim

 

November Counts

Each year, during the month of November, our Diocese asks the parishes to conduct a “Mass attendance count”. Individuals will take this count during the homily time
at Mass. Please forgive any distractions this may cause.

Faith Matters

The next presentation of “Faith Matter” will be held on Monday, November 28, 2022, at 7:00pm Deacon Joe McGinley will be our presenter and will provide parishioners an opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts, insights, and concerns about the Church’s teachings about human sexuality… all parishioners are welcome.

Join Our Prayer Line!

Are you a prayerful person? If yes, then we need you!

St. Ann’s is creating a prayer line with the hope of bringing our community even closer together. As scripture says, we are to pray without ceasing, (1Thes. 5:17-19), and to encourage one another, (1Thes. 5:11). No meetings or qualifications – just a heart for God and for others. If interested please call or text Ann Correia at 508-272-4067.

Daily Mass & Church Hours – Mass Live Stream Information

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.