Parish News Updates

St. Ann’s Harvest Fair

St. Ann’s Harvest Fair is taking place on Saturday, October 5th from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM.   Please join us as we celebrate the season with activities for all ages!   Donations: Raffle Items, Halloween Candy, Halloween/Fall decorations, party supplies, baked-goods for the bake sale, bottled water, etc.    Vendor Tables are available for $20.  Please […]

Interested In Becoming An Altar Server?

The duties of those girls and boys and 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 regular basis.

If you are interested in becoming an altar server and, in the fall, will begin fourth grade or higher, please contact the parish office to indicate your interest – 508-823-9833. You will then be notified concerning mandatory attendance at two training sessions, to be held in the November-December time period. In those sessions we will review the duties one performs as an altar server and address any questions you may have about your responsibilities. A second opportunity to express interest in becoming an altar server will be offered in October, when a presentation and a sign-up sheet will be offered to the fourth grade formation classes.

Faith Formation News

Catholic School Students
All Grade 9 Catholic School students who are members of St. Ann’s need to register for class. Confirmation is a two-year parish based program. The 9th Grade Confirmation program begins on Sunday, September 15th. Please call our office at (508) 824-9021 to register.

Home School Students Meeting
There will be a mandatory meeting for all parents of Home School students on Monday, September 16th, at 6:30pm in the Parish Center. Students are not required to attend this meeting.

Faith Formation Classes 
The schedule for Faith Formation Classes is available online – please make sure you have registered your child before attending the first class meeting.

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Grade 9 –  11:00am to 1:30pm 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Grades 7 & 8 – 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Knights of Columbus – New Members Information

The St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the St. Ann’s parish center at 7:30 PM. Any practicing Catholic man 18 years of age or older wishing to join the Knights should contact Grand Knight Ron Pagels at 774-281-2429 or email rnpnekvt114@gmail.com. For additional information about the Knights of Columbus, visit our website www.kofc.org/join.

Columbus Day Red Cross Blood Drive

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Blood Drive on Columbus Day, October 14th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the Parish Center. FREE car wash given by our local Boy Scout Troop for those who donate blood. Pre-registration is encouraged. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS, or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Baby Shower

“Baby Shower” for Birthright
The St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus is conducting a baby shower during the month of September to assist Birthright of Greater Taunton. Please bring any donations with you to Mass during September and leave them in the boxes that will be at each entrance to the Church.

Items needed include: New baby clothes (0-18 months), blankets, and sheets. Plastic baby bottles, diapers, baby wipes, baby powder, new and updated maternity clothing, gift cards to local grocery stores. A financial donation may be made to “Birthright of Greater Taunton”.

Thank you for your generosity!

St. Vincent De Paul Society

St. Vincent De Paul Society
There will be a meeting of the St. Vincent de Paul Society on Monday, September 16th, at 7:00pm in the Parish Center. All members are urged to attend.

St. Vincent De Paul Thanksgiving
& Christmas Food Baskets

Once again SVDP is asking for your help with the holiday food basket donations. Items needed are: Canned corn, canned peas, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, turkey stuffing, and gift cards (used for fresh food items). Thank you for your continued support. Items may be left in the Church.

St. Ann’s Sociable Seniors

The next meeting of the Sociable Seniors is Tuesday, September 17th at 10:30am. We will be having a “cook-in”. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be provided. Members are being asked to bring a side dish or dessert. The cost will be $5 per person. Please send your money to Joe Bettencourt by September 10th.

“Why Say Yes to Faith and Grace”

Allison Gingras, radio personality, author, and inspirational speaker will be giving a talk entitled “Why Say Yes to Faith and Grace” at St. Madeleine Sophie Parish, 35 Lake Road, Tiverton on Sunday September 22nd from 2:00pm to 4:00 PM. Refreshments will be served after the talk. There is no charge and all are welcome. Bring a friend!

St. Ann’s Women’s Catholic Bible Study

Our next study will begin Wednesday, September 25th at the Parish Center. This is a seven week study entitled “Courageous Love.” The cost is $10.00 and can be paid on the 25th. If you would like to sign up for this study, please email stannwalkingwithpurpose@gmail.com so books can be ordered.. The deadline to sign up is September 16, 2019. No experience needed, just a desire to fill your heart with peace and grow in your faith. Please join us for this study and the wonderful fellowship of women. Thank you and God bless.

Coffee & Donuts

We would like to thank Lou Miller, Charlie McElroy, Bernadette Dacey, Mary Riley, and Terrianne D’Ambrosio for assisting this weekend. We are grateful to Bev Morgan for agreeing to coordinate this activity. We are currently looking for adult helpers, it’s a nice way to make friends and meet new people. If you would like to help please call Bev Morgan at 508-823-9183.