November 10 – Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Praying For
The Deceased

November is traditionally the month where, in a particular way, we commemorate our beloved dead. As a reminder of our prayers for them there will be a “Book of the Deceased” placed in front of the statue of Mary where parishioners may write the names of their deceased loved ones. This book will be kept there through the month of November. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


Parish News Updates

St. Ann’s Annual Christmas Pageant!

Our annual Christmas pageant will be held on Sunday, December 15th at noon. Students can signup outside of the Faith Formation Office if they’d like to participate. We have a variety of roles to be covered for those who would like speaking, non-speaking or singing parts. Please consider getting involved with this year’s event as we gather to bring the true meaning of Christmas to our parish community.

Rehearsals are scheduled for:
November 14, 21 and 25: 5:30pm  –  7:00pm
December 5 and 12: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
December 14: Dress Rehearsal 10:00am – 12:00pm
December 15: 10:30am – 11:30am – Show at noon!

Register your grade K-7 student here!

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Monthly Meeting

There will be a regular business meeting of the Council on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 7:30pm in the Parish hall.  All members are encouraged to attend.

Note: District Deputy Ray Burke has requested time at 7:00pm prior to our meeting to present information on the Delta Church Drive. He will be bringing with him approx. six Brother Knights from a Taunton Council. Please try to arrive prior to 7:00pm. Looking forward to member participation.

Knights of Columbus Annual Memorial Day Mass

The Knights of Columbus Memorial Mass will be held this Saturday, November 16th at 8:00am for the deceased members of the council. Refreshments will be served at the Parish Center following the Mass.

Veterans Day

With Veterans Day being celebrated on Monday, November 11th, the daily Mass will be celebrated at 8:00am. Let us keep all veterans in our prayers!

Family Advent Wreath-Making

On Sunday, December 1st, from 12:00 – 1:30pm, we will have an Advent wreath-making session for anyone who would like to attend. It has been a great success in the past and all those who have participated have enjoyed it. All necessary materials (greens, candles, holder, etc.,) will be provided. We ask that you sign up in the vesting room at the main entrance of the church by Sunday, November 17th so we may order supplies.

Coffee & Donuts!

Coffee & donuts are available after the 8:00am and 9:30am Masses. We would like to thank Nina Triolo, Fred Sylvia, Christina Reis, Nancy Cabral, and Barbara Owens for assisting this weekend.  We are grateful to Bev Morgan for overseeing this activity, and Tim Holick, George Pike, and Mark Maimaron our “bakers.” We are always looking for helpers and it’s a nice way to make friends and meet new people. Please call Bev at 508-823-9183 if interested.

Troop 43 Christmas Wreaths

St. Ann’s Boy Scout Troop 43 will again be selling wreaths after Mass beginning the weekend after Thanksgiving. We will have:

12″ wreaths for $9
Kissing Balls for $18
Holiday Baskets for $16.

If you are interested in larger wreaths:

24 inch for $30
30 inch for $45
36 inch for $60
48 inch for $75.

Please contact the Troop at by Sunday, November 10th, and let us know what size you would like so we can make sure we get it on time.

Thank you for your support,
Troop 43.

St. Ann’s Sociable Seniors

The next meeting of the Sociable Seniors will be on Tuesday, November 19th at 10:30am. There will be a presentation on “Essential Oils” followed by a catered Turkey dinner by DeAvilia’s. The cost is $15 per person. Send your check to Joe Bettencourt by November 12th.

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 are, in the fall, beginning 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 November when a presentation and a sign-up sheet will be offered to the fourth-grade formation classes.

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

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Council #10289

Monthly Meeting
There will be a regular business meeting of the Council on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 7:30pm in the parish hall. All members are encouraged to attend.

Annual Memorial Mass
The St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Annual Memorial Mass for our departed Brothers will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 8:00am.

Clothing Drive
The K of C Council will be holding a Clothing Drive in the church parking lot on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, 2019, before and after each Mass.

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 For additional information about the Knights of Columbus, visit our website

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.

St. Ann’s Choir

St. Ann’s choir is seeking new members for the upcoming Christmas season. Anyone from high school age to retirement age is welcome to join. No auditions are necessary. We meet every Tuesday evening from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the choir loft.

The choir sings at the 9:30am Mass throughout the Christmas and Easter seasons. I know there are some great voices out there. Why not put them to good use and become part of the choir! If you have any questions please feel free to come upstairs and talk to Paul Bowen or speak to one of our choir members. If you enjoy singing why not give St. Ann’s Choir a try.

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.