Parish News Updates

Vacation Bible School

This year’s Vacation Bible School, Roar! Life is Wild – God is Good!, will be held this week from 9:00a.m. to Noon. Let us keep the youngsters and volunteers in our prayers that the week will be a grace-filled time!

Holy Hour To Conclude The July 26th Day of Prayer

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., is asking that Friday, July 26th, the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne, be a special Day of Prayer for the success of the work of the Planning Commissions now underway in the Fall River Diocese as part of the overall Rebuilding in Faith and Hope initiative. All are encouraged to pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to guide and inspire the members of the Planning Commissions as they now work to bring their months-long efforts to a fruitful conclusion.

In the evening of that day a Holy Hour will be offered in one church in most deaneries to provide an opportunity for all from the region to join together in prayer for this important intention. The Holy Hours will take place at 7:00pm on July 26th in the following churches:

Holy Name Church, Fall River;
St. Mary Church, New Bedford;
St. Mary Church, Norton;
St. Ann Church, Raynham.

Parishioners in the Cape Cod Deanery are invited to gather to pray together for planning efforts at St. Anthony Church in East Falmouth on Monday, July 22, at 6:00 pm, within the parish’s weekly hour of Eucharistic Adoration. All are welcome to attend any of the Holy Hours.

St. Ann’s Annual Parish Cookout

The St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Council #10289 is hosting the annual Parish cookout on Sunday, July 28th, to be held at the Parish Center. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served between 12:00 noon until 2:00pm, followed by desserts from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

The cookout will take place rain or shine, using tents and the Parish Center. Food donations are most welcome and encouraged: side dishes, desserts, picnic-style foods, chips would be appreciated. These donations can be dropped off the day of the cookout. Any questions please contact Ron Pagels by phone at home 508-697-2707, cell phone 774-281-2429, or by email at We look forward to seeing you at this year’s cookout!

Faith Formation Registrations

Information for Faith Formation registration for the 2019-2020 academic year is now available online at Please note that First Communion is a two-year program. Children must attend both grades one and two to become eligible to receive First Communion in Spring of the second year. We are looking for teachers for the fall, especially grade 1, if you are interested in teaching, please contact Jenn Murphy at 508-824-9021.

Faith Formation Teachers Needed

The Faith Formation program depends on its many volunteers who give of their time to help teach the faith to the children of our Parish. We truly appreciate the time and effort of our volunteers who help us throughout the year. We are now evaluating our needs for the fall. Each year there are approximately 500 students enrolled in our program. For those who have taught in the past, and those that have already signed up to teach, we thank you very much.

We are in need of the following teachers for the fall. Please contact Jenn Murphy at 508-824-9021 or if you are able to volunteer this year.

Grade Meeting Day & TimeHelp Needed
1Every other Sunday 9:30am – 10:45am2 teachers
2Every other Sunday 9:30am – 10:45am2 teachers
3Every other Monday 5:30pm – 6:45pm2 teachers
4Every other Monday 5:30pm – 6:45pm2 teachers
5Every other Tuesday 6:00pm – 7:15pm2 teachers
6Every other Tuesday 6:00pm – 7:15pm2 teachers
7Every other Tuesday 6:00pm – 7:15pm1 teachers
8Every other Tuesday 6:00pm – 7:15pm2 teachers
9Nine Scheduled Sundays 11:00am-1:30pm3 table leaders
10Nine Scheduled Sundays 11:00am-1:30pm2 table leaders

2019 Catholic Charities Appeal

We have reached the conclusion of the 2019 Catholic Charities Appeal and once again St. Ann’s Parish has demonstrated tremendous generosity and trust in God! Due to your generosity and trust, our parish has given a total of $93,706. Thousands in our Diocese will be helped by the important ministries funded by Catholic Charities. On behalf of those who will be assisted, thank you. May God Bless you and your families for your generosity.

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Council #10289

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus – New Members
The St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the St. Ann’s Parish Center at 7:30pm. Any practicing Catholic man 19 years of age or older wishing to join the Knights should contact Grand Knight Ron Pagels by phone at 774-281-2429 or email For additional information about the Knights of Columbus, visit our website or stop by the Parish Cookout on July 28 for more information and to meet members of the Council.