Parish News Updates

Christmas Mass Schedule

Looking ahead, I want to let you know that the Christmas Mass schedule will be as follows:

Christmas Eve Masses – Tuesday, December 24th
4:00pm in Church
4:10pm in Parish Center
6:00pm in the Church
Midnight in the Church

Christmas Day Masses – Wednesday, December 25th
9:00am in the Church
11:00am in the Church

We are having a 4:10pm Mass again on Christmas Eve in the Parish Center to accommodate the number of people. To attend Mass, people will be directed by hired firemen to the Parish Center after the Church is full before the 4:00pm Mass. Like last year, this will allow for a safe and more prayerful environment.

Advent Reconciliation

On Sunday, December 22nd, following the 5:00pm Mass, there will be an Advent Reconciliation Service. Please join us as we prepare to celebrate Christmas by clearing the darkness of sin so that we may welcome Jesus, the Light of the world.

Annual Christmas Pageant !

This Sunday, December 15th we will be hosting our annual Christmas Pageant at 12:00. Our children and volunteers have been hard at work rehearsing to ensure that this will be an incredible show. We look forward to sharing this amazing tradition with you!

St. Ann’s Boy Scout Troop 43

We would like to thank everyone for their support. The scouts sold out of wreaths in record time. We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. We will be better prepared for the wreath demand next year.  Thank you for your support.
Troop 43.

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Council #10289

The Knights of Columbus welcomed our new seminarian, Brian Connors from Holy Family Parish in East Taunton, MA on November 30, 2019.

A monthly Business meeting reminder will be emailed to all members 2-3 days prior to the meeting in an effort to increase meeting attendance. Over the next few months the Council will be conducting a campaign to recruit new members.

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.

December Bulletin Deadlines

Our Deadline for Bulletin copy is Monday at noon for the upcoming Sunday bulletin. All announcements can be neatly written and delivered to the Parish office or can be emailed to office@stannsraynham.org.

Due to the December/January holiday schedules, our bulletin company has changed the following weekly deadlines:

Bulletin Date:            Due in Parish Office by:
Sunday, Dec. 22nd      Thursday, Dec. 12th at noon
Sunday, Dec. 29th       Wednesday, Dec. 18th at noon
Sunday, Jan. 5th          Tuesday, Dec. 24th at 10am

Sacrament of Baptism

We extend prayerful congratulations to:

Sofia Kathleen McSweeney
daughter of Kevin & Lisa McSweeney
Alana Marie Murphy
Sean Brian Murphy
daughter & son of Sean & Nicole Murphy
Remington Sky Zeller
daughter of Paul & Ashley Zeller

who were baptized and welcomed into our faith community during the month of November.

Weekly Collection Envelopes

A reminder to the Parishioners who use the weekly collection envelopes. Please clearly mark the front of your envelope with your donation amount. This will ensure you receive credit for your donation on the year-end statements you receive in January. The company we use for processing sends back numerous envelopes monthly that have no amounts written or checked on the front of the envelopes, therefore, the year-end statement will not reflect this donation.

St. Ann’s Sociable Seniors

The Sociable Seniors next meeting will be Tuesday, December 17th at Segregansett Country Club. Entrée choices include Stuffed Chicken Breast, NY Sirloin or Traditional Baked Haddock. Send your check for $20 per person with entrée choice to Joe Bettencourt by December 10th. The doors will open at 10:30am, following a brief meeting we will have entertainment followed by lunch and a Yankee Swap ($10). If anyone needs a ride, contact Marianne Miller at 508-823-1765.

Welcome Home Collegians

We want to welcome our “collegians” who are home on break. We hope that their time home will be restful and fun. We look forward to their presence among us.

Christmas Flowers

If you would like to help decorate the Church for Christmas, feel free to send your donations in the “Christmas Flowers” envelope you received with your weekly budget envelope. If you would like to do this in memory of a loved one, you may write their name(s) on the envelope. If you did not receive a “Christmas Flowers” envelope, you may use an ordinary envelope but be sure to write on it Christmas Flowers.

2019 Giving Tree Project

You are asked to bring the present unwrapped, with the gift tag from the giving tree attached, by 5:00pm Saturday, December 21st. WHITE tags for infant gifts, RED for girl gifts, and GREEN for boy gifts. We want to thank the Knights of Columbus for their dedicated efforts in this worthwhile project.

St. Vincent De Paul Society

Food Baskets
The St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to thank our parishioners for their generous outpouring of support. We now have enough food to assemble the Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets as well. Thank you so much for taking the time to help us with our requests.

Bishop Da Cunha’s New Blog

Did you know that this past Wednesday Bishop da Cunha launched a blog called “Building Faith?” That’s right! With the intent of sharing regularly with the faithful of the Diocese in an easy and increasingly popular way, Bishop da Cunha hopes to post each week on a variety of topics of interest to our community of faith. Read Bishop da Cunha’s blog at www.fallriverdiocese.org/bishops-blog/

Birthright of Greater Taunton

Birthright of Greater Taunton, located at the Dolan Center, 78 Broadway, is in need of Fall and Winter clothes, new or gently used, in sizes newborn to 3T. Diapers are always appreciated sizes 1-5. Items may be dropped off between 10-2 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Thank you for any donations you can provide.

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