Weekly Bulletin - Church of Saint Ann

Church of Saint Ann
289 Arch Road * Avon, Connecticut * 06001
860-673-9858 * fax: 860-675-4350
Rev. John W. McHugh, Pastor
Rev. Joseph P. Cheah, OSM, Ph.D.
Rev. Daniel J. Sullivan
Jeffrey Sutherland and Tim Healy
Russell Koch: [email protected]
Tom McCabe: [email protected]
Lisa Stevens: ext. 223 [email protected]
Maureen Fiedler: 860-995-4026
Joan Gould: ext. 226 [email protected]
Tom Stockton: ext. 230
Kris Martino: ext. 221 [email protected]
Richard Tourville: 860-673-3793
Michael Gould, ext. 225
BAPTISMS (Registered Parishioners):
Call the Parish Office
Monday - Friday:
9:00 am
Saturday: after 4pm Mass
First Friday: Before 9:00 AM Mass
Other times by appointment
Please set the date with the priest or deacon at least six
months prior to the wedding. Weddings cannot be scheduled
after the Saturday evening Mass or on Sundays.
Please submit any bulletin announcements to the Parish
Office by 2pm on the Monday prior to the weekend you
would like it published. Also, please contact the office to
obtain permission to insert fliers into the weekly bulletin.
Sunday Vigil (Saturday):
4:00 pm
7:30, 9:30 and 11:00am
First Friday:
9:00 am
Rosary & Chaplet - Daily: 8:15 am
Holy Hour - Thursday: 12:00 Noon
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration:
9:30 am till 12:00 Noon
First Friday Holy Hour for Life
10:00am till 11:00am
February 8, 2015
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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
M0NDAY, February 9
Joseph Poirier, requested by
Dolores and Moe Poirier
TUESDAY, February 10
Anita Horace Abate, requested by
The Abate Family
If you are a resident in this area, we hope that you will continue to grace us
with your presence and register with our office manager. You may call 860673-9858 or stop by the parish office to register. If you are a visitor, we thank
you for participating in worshiping with us and we hope to see you again.
This Week at St. Ann’s
MONDAY, February 9
Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle: 7:15pm in the church
TUESDAY, February 10
WEDNESDAY, February 11
Valentine V. Vena, requested by
the Downey Family
THURSDAY, February 12
Sam Riela, requested by the family
FRIDAY, February 13
Edgar Poirier, requested by
his sisters, Ida and Cecile
RCIA: 7pm in Room 3
Social Justice Committee Meeting: 7:30pm in Room 2
WEDNESDAY, February 11
THURSDAY, February 12
Holy Hour of Reparation this week: 12 noon in the church
Children’s Choir: 4:15pm in the Choir Loft
Traditional Choir: 2pm in the Choir Loft
St. Ann Cares Ministry Meeting: 7pm in Room 2
Folk/Contemporary Choir: 7:30pm in the Choir Loft
SATURDAY, February 14
Laura, Vivian and Joseph Santiago
SUNDAY, February 15
Special Intentions
Ruby Sutherland, requested by
Maureen Fiedler
11:00 Sister Anne Sheridan, requested by
the Sheridan Family
FRIDAY, February 13
SATURDAY, February 14
Men’s Breakfast Group: 8am in Room 3
SUNDAY, February 15
Our Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring coffee and
refreshments after the 7:30am Mass
Divine Mercy Holy Hour: 2:30pm in the church
February 18, 2015
9:00 am
Mass with
Distribution of Ashes
12:10 pm
Mass with
Distribution of Ashes
5:30 pm
Prayer Service with
Distribution of Ashes
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekly Ordinary Income
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Religious Education
January 25, 2015: $6,937.68
February 1, 2015: will be reported next weekend
Online Giving (week ending 2/4/15): $2,256.00
Next weekend’s second collection: St. Michael’s
February 8th and February 22nd
Next Family Mass:
Mass February 15th at 9:30am
Grades 3 & 4 sponsor Parish Coffee after the Mass
Ministering to body, mind and spirit, the
Health Ministry offers blood pressure screening, health
counseling and referrals to our community of faith. Office
hours are the 2nd Sunday of each month from 8:15-11am in
the Sacristry (2nd door on the left as you enter the vestibule
of the church). No appointment is necessary.
Communion For Shut-Ins
The Eucharistic ministers would be happy to bring Communion to those in our parish who are unable to come to church.
Please call the Parish Office and leave your name and
address if you wish to receive Communion 860-673-9858.
St. Ann’s Re-Employment Group
meets every other Wednesday from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the
Activity Room at St. Ann’s. For more information, or if any
working member of the parish hears of a job opening, please
contact :JOHN DRAKE, 860-989-2377 or email at:
[email protected]
Free Rosary Repair Service...
Free Rosary Repair Service at St. Ann’s will resume in
May. If you should need rosaries repaired from
November to April, please send to Betty and Dick Holden, 7930 Estero
Blvd. #502, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931. For more information you
may call: 239-463-3993 or email them at: [email protected]
Marian Movement of Priests -Cenacle of Prayer
Monday evenings at St. Ann’s from 7:15 8:15pm
The Cenacle format is very simple:
1. Invocation to the Holy Spirit, 2. Recitation of the Holy Rosary,
3. Prayers for our Holy Father, 4. Prayers for our Priests and
Seminarians, 5. Reading and meditation on one of the messages
given in the book—”To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”,
6. Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Please visit the official website of the MMP at
www.mmp-usa.net for additional information.
If you are interested in joining us to pray a holy rosary,
please come to the church on Monday evenings at 7:15.
All are welcome! Come pray with us.
It's That Time of Year Again...
If you are a registered parishioner using envelopes or online giving, and
would like a copy of our records of your weekly envelope contributions,
please e-mail Kris in the Parish Office: [email protected] or
call 860-673-9858, ext. 221. Please note that if you contributed to the Annual
Parish Collection the statements have been mailed out separately from the
company that handles those collections for us. Contributions to the Archbishop’s
Annual Appeal are mailed separately from the Archdiocese.
BASKETBALL STATS - week of 1/31/2015
A.Blackmore, T.Donovan, T.Edgar, M.Gondek:16,
D.Martinez: 10, M.Rose, D.Zacchio: 4
Our small but mighty team displayed perserverance amidst the trials of this week’s game. We
lost most of our players to illness and that left us
with one girl who had to play most of the game
and 1 sub. It was tough competition too because
#23 on St. Issaac’s team show (6) 3-pointers.
But in spite of it all our team had fun. It can be a
humbling experience to say the least. A special
thanks to our youth coaches, Matt Gondek and
Dean Zacchio.
-Mrs. Gould
Renew your spirit this Lent!
During the coming Lenten season,
instead of depriving yourself of
something consider this option: join
with some Marthas and Marys for six
weeks and participate in our Renew. This is our third
year. Groups meet for 1 to 1 1/2 hours each week. There
is no preparation necessary and anyone can step up and
facilitate a session. Twenty copies of Lenten Renew have
been ordered and they are available as ebooks, also.
Mary Healey will facilitate a group online. If this is of
interest to you, please contact Mary at
[email protected] There has been a group that
meets Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. If you are interested in
joining a group or forming one, please email
Susan Ollestad, [email protected] or call @ 675-1366.
Pray for Vocations
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St. Ann Cares
Is looking for a project for 2015
Saint Ann Cares, now in its 21st year of serving the community, is accepting proposals for their 2015 project.
The Day of Caring will be on May 2nd. If you know of a charitable organization that needs
assistance with repairs, painting, demolition &/or construction, please contact Jeff Clarke at
860-693-2869. Also, we are seeking volunteers to assist us in our annual project. If you would
like to help with the planning and coordination of this year’s project, please join us at our next
meeting on January 22nd. The meeting is at 7pm in Room 2 under Fr. Bennett Hall
Will resume on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015,
in Room 3 under Fr Bennett Hall at 3PM (new time).
A very ancient art, practiced at one time by all Christians is
the technique known as lectio divina - a slow,
contemplative praying of the Scriptures which enables the
Bible, the Word of God, to become the means of union with
God. In lectio, we dare to believe that our loving Father
continues to extend His embrace to us today. And His
embrace is real. In His word, we experience ourselves as
personally loved by God: as the recipients of a word which
He gives uniquely to each of us whenever we turn to Him
in the Scriptures. (Fr Luke Dysinger, O.S.B.)
This is a very meaningful, spiritual exercise that requires
only prayerful reading of weekly Scripture. There is no
preparation needed, (please bring your Bible) other than an
awareness of the Holy Spirit at work among us. We usually
meet for an hour. For more information, please call
Cathy deSimas, 860.693.8813.
The Divine Mercy Holy Hour will be
celebrated here at Saint Ann
NEXT Sunday, February 15, 2015
from 2:30 - 3:30pm.
Please join us for this powerful
devotion and to implore God’s Mercy
for ourselves and the whole world.
Thank you to Heather Nyberg
and all the volunteers who
helped make our first parish
movie night a success. It was
such a fun night!!! Also, we are
grateful to Deacon Tim for coming and weaving in a
message about God for the children.
This spring we will be breaking ground on a community
garden, which will serve the local food pantries. We
would love parishioners of ALL ages to be a part of this
ministry. For more information please come to our next
meeting and/or contact Shawn George at 860.836.5209
or [email protected] .
• Tuesday, March 3 from 7-8 pm in Room 2
We have so many wonderful projects in the works! We
have opportunities for all levels of involvement so your
family can do what you can when you can. We look forward to seeing you there!
Be well and God bless,
The Youth Outreach Committee
2015 Vacation Bible Camp… EVEREST!
We are looking for volunteers to be on our
2015 Vacation Bible Camp Committee.
If you are interested,
please contact Lisa Stevens at
[email protected]
or call 860-673-2137 or 8602-673-9858, x.223