16 Jefferson Street
Nyack, New York 10960
All masses will continue to be held
in the Church.
8 am - 11:50 am -- Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm -- Holy Hour including Exposition and Benediction
Masses at St. Paul's: click here
ST. ANN'S OFFICE HOURS
17 Jefferson St., Nyack
3 PM to 5 PM Mon., Wed., and Fri.
ST. ANN’S MASS BOOK
Open for the remainder of 2016. There are immediate openings for weekday masses. Also candle requests for the Church & Chapel are available. Please call St. Ann’s Rectory at 358-4707—or stop by the office.
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St. Agnes, one of the earliest Roman martyrs, was put to death at a very young age (12 or 13) around 305 AD.
She is usually portrayed holding a lamb, which signifies her innocence. Also, her name sounds like the Latin word for lamb, "agnus." The palm branch in her hand is a symbol of her victory as a virgin martyr, remaining faithful to Christ unto death.
Each year on St. Agnes' feast day, Jan. 21, the Pope blesses two lambs. Their shorn wool is used to make the white woolen stole called a pallium, which is worn by archbishops.
Here's a video of Pope Benedict XVI blessing two adorable little lambs, who wear flower wreaths in honor of St. Agnes. Listen carefully and you'll hear one greet the Pope with a bleat the moment he steps into the room.
Brandon Watson (standing, center, white shirt) with some of the members of the St. Paul's and St. Ann's Youth Group, who organized the Baskets 4 Brandon tournament.
We’ve got spirit!
We’ve got pride!
We’ve got Brandon
On our side!!
April 30 -- Who are these kids?
It was in mid-January that a small group of students first started to meet to form the St. Paul’s-St. Ann’s Youth Group.
But only three months later, their number had grown to 20, and this energetic bunch of teens – 8th grade through high school – was pulling off its first, full-scale benefit, a two-day basketball tournament called “Baskets 4 Brandon” to help with the medical expenses for one of their classmates.
“It was the kids’ own idea,” said Hernan Caceres, the adult moderator of the group. “It was their way of putting faith into action.”
(Photo left -- Brandon with his parents, Chris and Kim Watson)
Brandon Watson, a 7th grader at Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack, suffers from a debilitating lung and GI disorder. To show their support for him and to help the family with medical bills, the youth group organized a 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
Players from 6th through 12th grade were invited to the St. Paul School gym in Valley Cottage, where the games were played over the weekend of April 30/May 1. A donation of $10 per player was requested, which came with a free hot dog, ice cream, plus a tournament T-shirt.
The shirts and refreshments were donated by the Knights of Columbus Pope John XXIII Council 7104 in Congers.
Commenting on the big turnout of kids and adults at the Saturday evening session, Brandon’s mom, Kim Watson, said, “We are thrilled. Just to see all the community support – be it a donation or a hug -- and everyone here. This will have a lasting effect on Brandon. And he’ll have a lasting effect on them. When Brandon is in remission, we’ll find a way to pay it forward. This is so huge for us! We’ll never forget it!”
For more photos of the Baskets 4 Brandon tournament, click here. Double-click on a photo to enlarge it and then use the arrows to scroll through the resulting slide show.
8:45 – 9:15 am Meet buses at churches (St. Paul & St. Ann)
There will be a bus at St. Paul’s Church & St. Ann’s Church
Registration should occur prior to getting on the bus
9:15 – 9:45 am Bus transports to Marian Shrine
9:15 – 10:00 am Marian Shrine
Registration for anyone who did not arrive on the bus
10:00 – 10:15 am Welcome & Opening Prayer (The Pavilion)
10:15 – 11:00 am Presentation on Year of Mercy by Msgr. Thomas Nydegger (The pavillion)
11:00 – 11:45 am Confession (Shrine Chapel)
12:00 – 12: 45 pm Mass (Shrine Chapel)
12:45 – 2:00 pm Lunch/Free Time
2:00 – 2:45pm Holy Hour and Adoration (The Pavillion)
2:00 – 2:45 pm Rosary (The Rosary Madonna)-optional
2:45 – 3:00pm Clean-up & Dismissal
3:00pm Board buses