Join Us For Coffee Hour Sunday October 1st

Please join us for coffee & pastries in the Parish Center this Sunday, October 1st after the 8:00am Mass. This is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow parishioners and with Fr. Dave. Thank you to Sharyn Pasquale for organizing this wonderful parish event.

From The Pastor’s Desk – October 1, 2023

The Holy Rosary

In the spiritual tradition of the Church, the month of October is a time of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. On October 7 each year, the Church celebrates the Memorial of Our Lady of the  Rosary, which highlights this popular form of Marian devotion that is recommended by the Magisterium of the Church. While some Catholics might think of the Rosary as “that long, boring, and monotonous prayer,” others have come to cherish it as a way to stay tethered to God through Mary’s intercession. It’s always good to recall why the Church recommends the prayer of the Holy  Rosary.

Pope St. John Paul II wrote a beautiful letter explaining the value and benefits of the Rosary, to which he had a strong devotion (cf. Rosarium Virginis Mariae, 2002). John Paul II explained that the Rosary, “though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer,” because it invites the soul to contemplate, with Mary’s help, the mysteries of Christ’s life. Each decade of the
Rosary is marked by the commemoration of one of the joyful, luminous, sorrowful, or glorious mysteries of the life of Christ. John Paul II explained that the repetition of the 10 Hail Marys of each decade provides a peaceful rhythm for the soul to contemplate Christ. Without such contemplation, he warned, the Rosary could easily become a “mechanical repetition,” which Jesus warned
us to avoid (cf. Mt 6:7).   …….continued……….

St. Ann’s Grand Annual Appeal

Every parish family should have received a letter from Father this week asking for a contribution to our Grand Annual Collection to provide a needed addition to the weekly offertory, which does not always cover ongoing operation expenses. The participation of ALL parishioners is essential for the success of this effort. Please return your gift card today. Thank you!

Eucharistic Ministers

For the month of October we need to add 2 additional Eucharistic Ministers for each of the 11:00am Masses. If any of our current Eucharistic Ministers can help us out please call the parish office at 508-823-9833 or email with the date you are available. Thank you in advance!

St. Ann’s Choir News

St. Ann’s Adult Choir will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, September 26th in preparation for the Christmas season. The choir meets every Tuesday evening from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Due to the new Mass schedule, the choir will now be singing at the 11:00am Mass on Sundays. Any adult who enjoys singing is invited to join.

Prayer Shawl Meeting

The first monthly meeting of the St. Ann’s Prayer Shawl Ministry took place on Wednesday, September 13th. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm and 7:00pm at the Parish Center. Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 11th. If you would like to help in this ministry, please join us. Any questions, please contact Donna at

Interested in Becoming an Altar Server?

The duties of those boys, girls, young women, and men who serve at the altar are integral to the celebration of the Mass. They must be mature enough to understand their responsibilities and to carry them out with appropriate reverence. They must have received First Holy Communion and they must attend Mass on a consistent basis. If you are interested in becoming an altar server and are beginning 4th grade or higher, please contact the Parish Office to indicate your interest. (508-823-9833) You will then be notified concerning two training sessions, to be held on Saturday, December 9th and 16th. In these sessions, we will review the duties one performs as an altar server and address questions you may have about your responsibilities. A second opportunity to express an interest in becoming an altar server will be offered in November, when Deacon Joe or Deacon Paul will visit all fourth-grade Faith Formation classes.

St. Ann’s Women’s Fall Faith Study

We meet to deepen our faith in community and will be reading: Becoming Women of the Word by Sarah Cristmyer. The book can be purchased at a meeting for $14.
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 10 weeks for this study (Wed: 9/13 to 11/15 or Thurs: 9/14 to 11/16) If you have any questions, email Karen Toste at

St. Ann’s Prayer Line

Need extra prayer? St. Ann’s prayer line takes requests from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. daily. We are here for your needs whether it be a request for you, a family member, or a friend. Call or text (508)272-4067.