Parish News

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


 

 




Liturgical Minister Availability


Liturgical Minister availability needed for September & October. 
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Religious Education 2022-2023 Registration Now Open




Vision 2030 Blueprint Process

For the last several years, the Diocese of Scranton and its churches have been focused on the future with a pastoral planning initiative called the Vision 2030 Blueprint Process.

Vision 2030 will help our diocese meet the many opportunities and challenges of the coming decade with the main goal of creating vibrant parishes rooted in the life of Jesus Christ.

You can learn more about Vision 2030 at:
www.dioceseofscranton.org/vision-2030

Click the image above for a direct link to the digital Vision 2030 booklet. (Printed booklets available at the church and Parish Office.)

Click the image above for a Vision 2030 communication concerning the Williamsport Deanery.

 




Saint Ann Novena 2022


 




Parish Projects Update


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Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord




 




Faithful Invited to Fast and Pray the Rosary on Friday in Midst of Tensions Over Leaked Draft Supreme Court Opinion

WASHINGTON - In response to the leak of a draft opinion in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, some abortion advocates are calling for nationwide demonstrations, disruptions of church services, and the personal intimidation of specific Supreme Court justices. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities invited the faithful to unite in fasting and prayer:

“In the midst of current tensions, we invite Catholics around the country to join us in fasting and praying the Rosary on Friday, May 13, the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima. Let us offer our prayers and fasting for these intentions:

  • For our nation, for the integrity of our judicial system, and that all branches of government be dedicated to seeking the common good and protecting the dignity and rights of the human person, from conception to natural death.
  • For the overturning of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in the Supreme Court’s final decision in Dobbs v. Jackson.
  • For the conversion of the hearts and minds of those who advocate for abortion.
  • For a new commitment to building an America where children are welcomed, cherished, and cared for; where mothers and fathers are encouraged and strengthened; and where marriage and the family are recognized and supported as the true foundations of a healthy and flourishing society.
  • For Our Blessed Mother’s intercession and guidance as the Church continues to walk with mothers and families in need, and continues to promote alternatives to abortion, and seeks to create a culture of life.


As Catholics, let us witness to the beautiful gift of life with civility and love, and with our peaceful prayers and our compassionate service to all those in need.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.”

 

 




Vacation Bible School Registration Now Open




Divine Mercy Sunday

 




Easter Octave Mass Schedule

 




Holy Week 2022




Season of Lent

Do you have your copy of the Lenten Resource Guide yet?

This publication details Lenten happenings not only in our parish, but includes scheduled events at other local Catholic parishes as well!

Click HERE to download a PDF guide. 

Printed copies are also available at the church and Parish Office.

We look forward to journeying with you this Lent ✝️🙏💜

 




Ash Wednesday 2022

 




Synod on Synodality

Do you believe the Diocese of Scranton listens to its parishioners? Are you challenged to use your gifts and talents to better the life of your parish and the whole Church? Do you believe the Church is transparent and accountable in its decision-making processes?

The Diocese of Scranton invites everyone to answer these three questions and more as part of the local listening phase of the 2023 Synod of Bishops, which is now underway.

The word “synod” is an ancient Greek word. While unfamiliar to many, a synod is a journey of discernment, in which the people of God are called to pray and reflect upon the Holy Spirit’s will for the Church.

Pope Francis has asked every diocese in the world to develop a process to listen to the faithful of parishes, religious orders and Catholic movements and prayerfully consider the ways in which they currently experience the church as “synodal,” that is, as a community that walks together and to suggest ways to strengthen that in practice.

Visit the Diocese of Scranton's webpage dedicated to the Synod, which includes the link to the survey in English and Spanish:
www.dioceseofscranton.org/synod-on-synodality

Stay tuned for additional upcoming opportunities for synod participation in our parish community.

 




A Look Back at 2021

Thank you to everyone who attended our Open House yesterday, and many thanks to all our volunteers!!
We were pleased to present this slideshow capturing the past year. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful parish community!!

 
 



Join Us for a Parish Open House!

 




Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

 




Christmas Mass Schedule

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CASH CLUB 2021-2022


Give a winning gift this Christmas!
Buy a CASH CLUB ticket today!!

15 mega drawing winners and 37 weekly winners of $1,000 gives you 52 chances to win throughout the year!
If you win, your ticket will be returned for more chances to win!
If you sell 5 tickets you will receive ONE ticket FREE!

Tickets $100 each
Purchase online HERE (type CASH CLUB in the Notes section) or return your completed ticket stub along with $100 (cash or check made out to St. Ann Catholic Church) directly to the Parish Office or place it in the collection basket in an envelope clearly marked CASH CLUB.

680 of 700 tickets sold
700 tickets must be sold before drawings can begin
First drawing scheduled for Sunday, January 2nd

 




Thank You Puzzle Challenge Participants!

CONGRATULATIONS RAFFLE WINNERS:
Annunciation Puzzle & Rosary - Heilmann Family
Visitation Puzzle & Rosary - Tiffany Haller
Nativity Puzzle & Rosary - Mary Jo Raniero
Presentation Puzzle & Rosary - Evans Family
Finding Jesus in the Temple Puzzle & Rosary - Comerford Family
CASH CLUB Ticket #1 - Patty Young
CASH CLUB Ticket #2 - Ginny Eaton
CASH CLUB Ticket #3 - Ginny Eaton
CASH CLUB Ticket #4 - George Golden
CASH CLUB Ticket #5 - Eric DiPietro
Airpods Pro Earbuds - Rebecca West
GoPro Hero 9 Action Camera - Heilmann Family

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR DONORS FOR SUPPORTING OUR PARISH AND THE 2021 DIOCESAN ANNUAL APPEAL!
 
 



Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

 

 




Advent: Come, Lord Jesus!

Click the image above to learn more about parish and community happenings during the season of Advent.

 




Happy Thanksgiving!

 




November: Month of the Poor Souls in Purgatory

Though we continue to pray for the deceased of Saint Ann parish throughout the month of November, there will be a special All Souls Day Mass of Remembrance on Tuesday, November 2nd at 7:00PM. We will honor by name and with lighted candles all of those from our parish family who have passed away between November 2020 and October 2021. The entire parish family is invited and encouraged to come pray with us, on their behalf.

Salvatore Zangara
Ann “Nancy” Watson
Mildred Wheeler
Sharon McNichol
Shirley Hendricks
Charles “Dick” Sharar
Violet Sacavage
David Lechniak
Steve Welteroth
Mary Piccolo
Donald Roman, Sr.
Kyrie Berkey
Marjorie Ort
Ann Hawkins
Charles Martin, Sr.
Joseph Lupacchino
Nina Dempsey
James “Joe” Steinbacher
Patricia DeSanto
Kathleen King
Bertha Bartley
Marcella DeSanto
Mary Wasson
Andrew Dincher
Francis A. Daniele
Harold Cozza, Jr.
Robin Agnone
Rae Cartwright
Emily Mazurek
Grace Caravaggio

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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October: Month of the Holy Rosary

Our Rosary Guild shipped 1,611 rosaries overseas through the Our Lady's Rosary Makers organization. OLRM indicated these rosaries were sent in response to the following correspondence:

The Lord give you Peace.
The overwhelming requests for rosaries across the world shows that our blessed Lady has defeated the evil one in the world.
We are requesting for rosaries for our graduating students and seminarians that will take place next month of October month end. That will be their gift for evangelizing the world.
Shalom.
Cornelius Mweni
St. Charles Lwanga Minor Seminary
P.O. Box 710036
Mansa
Zambia

We don't usually have an opportunity to see firsthand the mission communities we serve, so we were thrilled to find a video posted from the Seminary's Golden Jubilee in 2016.

Thank you to all who support our Virgin Mary's Hands Rosary Guild and the Our Lady's Rosary Makers organization!

 



Adoration Chapel Closed for Maintenance



Please note the Mary, Mother of Mercy Adoration Chapel will be closed through Wednesday for maintenance. We will keep you updated if this closure needs to be extended. The chapel will reopen for regular hours on Friday, October 29th.
Private Prayer is available at Saint Ann Catholic Church Monday through Friday 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturday 9:00AM to 12:00PM. The chapel code can be used at the Parish Hall entrance.

UPDATE: We apologize for the last minute chapel closure, but we are thankful for our friends at Sanso Concrete who are taking advantage of brief windows of sunshine this week to install a RAMP! We are thrilled that the chapel will be truly accessible to all who want to adore the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament!!

 




Parish Website Update

Due to various unfortunate circumstances, our web host was unable to restore our parish website.
We are in the process of COMPLETELY rebuilding, so many site features are currently unavailable.
At this time, our focus is on setting up the home page and links to the parish calendar, bulletin, and live streaming.
Thank you for your patience!