Dear Friends,

Happy Easter! Lent is over! All those things which we gave up we can now enjoy – unless of course we were trying to turn away from some particular sin. If we’ve given up a sin then it should stay that way, even after Lent. But here we are in the Easter Season. For the next 50 days we have the blessed opportunity to proclaim Christ is risen! He is truly risen!

Just as Lent is time of sacrifice, penance and conversion so Easter is a time of celebration, joy and ongoing conversion. As followers of Jesus we are always on the road to conversion — responding to the call to holiness.

One of the many joys we celebrate at Easter is so many coming to Mass. Those who visit from near or far, you are welcome. You are part of us. All of us, whether we are here each week or visit from time to time, are an essential part of our Church. Together, as an Easter People, let us proclaim to the Church and the world — Christ is risen! He is truly risen! Alleluia!

A Blessed Easter to you all!

Fr. John

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Easter Schedule

Lent ends with Evening Prayer on Holy Thursday, and then we celebrate the Sacred Triduum, the holiest day in the Church’s calendar. It is during the Triduum that we celebrate the saving events of the paschal mystery, the Last Supper and the death and Resurrection of Our Lord. The schedule for these days is:

Saturday, April 20th
Easter Vigil at 8:00pm

We encourage all to consider attending these celebrations.

On Easter, April 21st, Masses will be celebrated at
8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, & 12:15pm.

There will be no 5:00pm Mass on Easter Sunday.

Thank You St. Vincent De Paul

We want to thank the members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society who delivered 42 baskets of food to folks in need. They also visited 24 shut-ins and brought them cookies and plants as Easter presents. This is a reminder to those who are unable to attend Mass here that they remain in our thoughts and prayers, and that they are a vital part of our community. We want to thank the Vincentians for this wonderful project.

First Communion Rehearsal Reminder

1st Communion students need to attend their scheduled rehearsal with a parent/adult.

First CommunionRehearsal
Sunday, April 28th Wednesday, April 24th 
9:30 AM5:00 PM
Sunday, April 28thWednesday, April 24th
11:00 AM6:00 PM
Sunday, May 5thWednesday, May 1st
9:30 AM5:00 PM
Sunday, May 5thWednesday, May 1s
11:00 AM6:00 PM

Confirmation Rehearsal Reminder

Candidates receiving their Confirmation this May need to attend the following mandatory rehearsal with his/her sponsor.

Confirmation DateRehearsal
Friday, May 3rdTuesday, April 30th
6:00 PM
Friday, May 10thTuesday, May 7th
6:00 PM

Easter Egg Hunt!

We had so much fun gathering with friends and family for our Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt. None of this would have been possible without the many volunteers who took the time to bring in play structures, donate supplies, set up and run this great event. Thank you for sharing your time, talent and treasure with us.

Operation Rice Bowl

The Rice Bowls may be placed in the basket this week, placed in the labeled boxes at the doors, or brought to the office in the Parish Center. Again, we thank you for your generosity.

Coffee & Donuts on Hiatus

We are giving the bakers and the workers a well-deserved break as a way of saying thanks for their help this past year. We want to thank Bev Morgan for overseeing this activity, and Tim Holick, George Pike, and Mark Maimaron our “bakers.” We are grateful to all the volunteers who assist in this social activity. Coffee & donuts will return in the fall.

Have You Experienced an Emmaus Retreat?

Emmaus is a retreat for men and women (ages 20+) who seek to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, regardless of their present level of faith or practice. We want to invite you to join us at our next Emmaus weekend. You will be welcomed by a loving community, spend time in personal and communal prayer, and celebrate the sacraments. The next Emmaus is June 7 – 9 at Cathedral Camp in East Freetown, MA. For more information or to apply online, email us at emmausretreats@gmail.com or visit our website: www.emmausretreats.com.

Second Collection for Retired and Infirmed Priests

On Easter Sunday, there is a second collection taken in the Parishes throughout the Diocese to assist the Diocese in the expenses for the care of the retired and infirmed priests. That collection will be taken immediately after the first. We thank you for your continued generosity in this important collection.

Faith Formation Classes

Our Faith Formation classes have concluded for this year. We would like to give a big thank you to all of our teachers, classroom assistants, table leaders, peer leaders and volunteers who have assisted us all year!!!  Our program depends on the commitment of all of these wonderful people! If you are at all interested in helping in our program, which will start up again in the fall, please contact Jennifer Murphy at the office (508) 824-9021 or by email at religioused@stannsraynham.org.

Knights of Columbus Scholarship Applications

The St. Ann Knights of Columbus Council #10289 of Raynham announces applications for their 2019 scholarship to high school seniors. Registered members of St. Ann’s Parish in Raynham are invited to apply. One $600 sponsored scholarship will be awarded. To obtain an application, interested students can call Fred Mailloux at 508-824-5066. The completed application and required attachments are due to the scholarship committee no later than Monday, May 6, 2019.

Save The Dates! Vacation Bible School!

Vacation Bible School – This year’s Vacation Bible School, Roar! Life is Wild – God is Good! will be held Monday, July 22nd to Friday, July 26th from 9:00am to Noon. More info to come!