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Parish News & Events


 

ADORATIONFIRST FRIDAY – October 3, 2014

OCTOBER is MONTH OF THE ROSARY

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament returns again to First Friday mornings.

Beginning immediately following the 8:00am Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be placed upon the altar for adoration until the 12:10pm Mass.

We invite all to join us and spend some time with the Lord.

MORNING EXPOSITION
7:00am Mass
8:00am Mass
8:45am Morning Prayer
10:00am Rosary
(led by the Rosarians or Deacon Jerry)

11:15am Rosary
(led by those who lead on a daily basis)

11:45am Benediction
12:10pm Mass

EVENING HOLY HOUR
7:30pm – 8:30pm – Holy Hour including Exposition & Benediction
(led by Deacon Luke)


blessing-of-the-animalsBLESSING OF PET’S

NEXT SATURDAY, October 4th, at 3:30 pm, we will have the BLESSING OF PETS to commemorate the memorial of the death of St. Francis We invite you to bring your dogs, cats, birds, giraffes, etc. to the front of the rectory to celebrate God’s goodness in all of creation. Please – bring nothing dangerous to people or other pets. Anything on all fours must be leashed, and be prepared to pick up whatever your animal leaves behind! (If it rains, the blessing will have to be cancelled).


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Children’s Choir rehearsal will be held the two Tuesdays prior to the Family Mass from 5:00pm – 6:00pm in the school.
Warm up rehearsal will be at 5:00pm before Mass in the Chapel behind the church.

DATES:
Tuesday, September 30th 5:00 – 6:00pm rehearsal
Tuesday, October 7th 5:00 – 6:00pm rehearsal
Saturday, October 11th 5:00pm warm up for 5:30 Mass

Tuesday, October 28th 5:00 – 6:00pm rehearsal
Tuesday, November 4th 5:00 – 6:00pm rehearsal
Saturday, November 8th 5:00pm warm up for 5:30 Mass

Tuesday, December 2nd 5:00 – 6:00pm rehearsal
Tuesday, December 9th 5:00 – 6:00pm rehearsal
Saturday, December 13th 5:00pm warm up for 5:30 Mass

For information or to sign up, call Janet Fenton: 845-353-0793


 

ireland-mapShades of Ireland – St. Ann Parish Trip!
From April 10 – 22, 2015, our parish is presenting a 12-day tour of Ireland beginning in Dublin, visiting places along the coast and west of Ireland and featuring Northern Ireland.

Join us for an informational meeting on September 18 at 6:30pm in the school. For more information contact Mary Ellen at 203-869-4000 x167 or email: metiernan@comcast.net


helping-hands-1VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
HELPING HANDS SAFE HAVEN PROGRAM
With the support of 20 communities of faith in Rockland County, Helping Hands has provided overnight shelter for homeless men and women each evening of the winter months for the past nine years. At St. Ann’s, many wonderful volunteers cook, serve, host and transport as part of Helping Hands Safe Haven Program.
As the 2014-15 Winter Season approaches, volunteers are needed to help with hosting the overnight stay on the following weekends: November 7, 8, 9 and February 20, 21, 22
Contact Regina Kelly (358-4353) or Deacon Jerry Fenton (353-0793) to sign-up or get more information. If you are not able to give your time, please keep this important work in your prayers.


RCIA LogoRCIA
If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a Catholic or if you have not received all your sacraments, please contact Deacon Luke for information on RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). 845-358-4707


 ST. ANN’S CHURCH RENOVATION CAMPAIGN UPDATE
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 The Capital Campaign Committee along with the Finance Committee are pleased to report that our Capital Campaign continues to develop successfully with over $710,000.00 pledged. We can also report that the work on the Church building should commence this week! The first phase will be work done on the exterior in conjunction with the stained glass windows. After this work is completed we will tackle the front doors and steps.

The work on the brick and foundation will be extensive and will allow us to create a strong foundation of stability for the building for the coming decades. All these efforts are being coordinated with Aramark; the project management firm that will help us oversee the renovations. The work will require that scaffolding be erected around Church and will include: repointing, repair of the front steps and brick replacement where necessary.

We thank you for your continued support and for your patience. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that the repairs may cause. If you have any questions, please email us at mreggiardo@alianzacorp.com.

Best wishes for a fantastic summer,
Vanessa and Marcelo Reggiardo
Capital Campaign Chairs

ST. ANN’S CHURCH RENOVATION CAMPAIGN
“Remember – Restore – Renew”

Goal: $800,000
Total Pledged: $724,008
Paid to Date: $304,736
Number of Gifts: 231
% of Gifts Received: 45.3%
% of Goal: 90%