Saint Ann March 29, 2015

Saint Ann
March 29, 2015
Catholic Church
Fayetteville, NC
In today’s readings we experience Jesus, as the suffering servant who brings
God’s love to the human family. St. Francis
de Sales reminds us that we are called to
be like Jesus:
The most powerful reason for Jesus’
death is to fill the human spirit with God’s
love. Out of death has come life, the wondrous paradox, which the world does not
understand. Jesus not only died a cruel
death to bring God’s love to us, but He also
suffered fear, terror, abandonment, and
inner depression such as never had and
never shall have an equal. He did this so
that we too may persevere in pursuing divine love.
Jesus’ human feelings left his entire
heart exposed to sorrow and anguish. For
this reason he cries out: “My God, why
have you forsaken me?” Mount Calvary is
the mount of lovers. All love that does not
take its origins from the Savior’s passion is
foolish and perilous. On Calvary, we can
not have life without love. Nor can we have
divine love without dying to our false loves.
Christian wisdom consists in choosing
rightly. Hence we ought to consecrate every moment of our lives to the eternal divine
love of Our Savior’s death. This means we need to empty ourselves of all other loves that are destroying us so that we may be filled with God’s eternal love that gives life!
So when injured by others, look often with your inward eyes on Christ Jesus, crucified, forsaken
and overwhelmed, by every kind of anguish. Then think of the many people who are incomparably
more afflicted than you are and say: “Are not my hardships roses in comparison with those, who
without help, assistance, or relief live a continual death under the burden of afflictions infinitely
greater than mine? When all things fail us, when our distress is at its height, say the final words of
Jesus on the cross: “Into Your hands I commend my spirit.”
(Adapted from the writings of St. Francis de Sales)
If you are visiting, please consider making St. Ann your church home.
Registration forms are available in the gathering space.
Upcoming at St. Ann
Sunday, March 29
Palm Sunday—No Faith Formation or TYM
357 N. Cool Spring St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301--5137
Office: 910-483-3216
[email protected]
School: 910-483-3902
Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday By Appointment Only
Mass Times
Saturday Vigil at 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM
Daily Mass 12:15 PM
(Thursdays: 9 am)
Eucharist Adoration every
Wednesday following Mass until
5:30 PM
Sacramental Needs:
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 4 PM or by Appt.
Marriage, Anointing of the Sick:
[email protected],
Baptism, Confirmation:
Kathy: [email protected]
Communion for the Sick
and Homebound: 483-3216
Staff Directory
Pastor - Fr. Steve Shott, OSFS:
[email protected]
Deacon - Deacon Gary Stemple:
Director of Faith Formation Kathleen Flynn:
[email protected]
Principal- Rene’ Corders:
[email protected]
Bulletin-Sarah Panter
[email protected]
Submission deadline:
Noon Friday, 9 days prior to the
publication date.
There is no second collection
this week.
Monday, March 30
12:15 pm Mass
Tuesday, March 31
12:15 pm Mass
6-7:30 pm Altar Server Meeting
Wednesday, April 1
10:15 am Legion of Mary (school library)
12:15 pm Mass
1:15 Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction
6 pm Choir Practice (8:30 am Mass)
6 pm Legion of Mary
7:15 pm Choir Practice (11:00 am Mass)
Thursday, April 2
Holy Thursday
NO 9:00 MASS
7 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Friday, April 3
Good Friday
NO 12:15 MASS
7 pm Service of the Lord’s Passion
Saturday, April 4
Holy Saturday
11 am Blessing of Easter Baskets and Food
8:30 pm Easter Vigil
Sunday, April 5
Easter Sunday—No Faith Formation or TYM
Helene Smith, Ritchie Briggs, Hattie Agnew, Sarah Hernandez,
Jake Fox, Alexander Alford, Travis Carter, Geraldine McLaurin,
Frank Boone, Robert Gallows
Please remember in prayer all those included on our Parish
Prayer Line and all those written in our Book of Intentions.
Mass Intentions and Readings
for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
The Readings for the Masses this weekend may be found at
#898 in the JourneySongs book.
Weekend of March 28-29
5:00 pm: Nolton Krings †
8:30 am: Edwina Evans †
11:00 am: People of the Parish
Readings: Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16/Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6-11/Mk
14:1--15:47 or 15:1-39
Monday, March 30: Father Stan
Readings: Is 42:1-7/Jn 12:1-11
Tuesday, March 31: John Nicol †
Readings: Is 49:1-6/Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
Wednesday, April 1: Brean Jose †
Readings: Is 50:4-9a/Mt 26:14-25
Thursday, April 2: James Serano †
Readings: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14/1 Cor 11:23-26/Jn 13:1-15
Friday, April 3: Gert Kuplinski †
Readings: Is 52:13--53:12/Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9/Jn 18:1--19:42
Weekend of April 4-5
8:30 pm: People of the Parish
Readings: Gn 1:1--2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a/Gn 22:1-18 or 22:1-2, 9a,
10-13, 15-18/Ex 14:15--15:1/Is 54:5-14/Is 55:1-11/Bar 3:9-15,
32--4:4/Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28/Rom 6:3-11/Mk 16:1-7
8:30 am: Holy Souls in Purgatory
11:00 am: Nolton Krings
Readings: Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8/Jn 20:1
-9 or Mk 16:1-7 or Lk 24:13-35
Pastoral Council
Sarah Panter 483-3216
Finance Council
Brian Manning
Lector/EM/Altar Server
Fr. Steve 483-3216
Ministry Schedule
Ed Jackson [email protected]
Jake Carter
8:30: Margaretta G. Kelly 4820006
[email protected]
5:00 & 11:00: Kathy Flynn
[email protected]
Children’s Liturgy & Nursery
Pattie Griffin
[email protected]
Welcoming Committee
Mari Lesniak
[email protected]
Arts & Environment
Patti Pollitt
[email protected]
Bill Pollitt
[email protected]
Ed Jackson
[email protected]
Neighborhood Youth Center
Deacon Gary Stemple 483-3902
Parish Prayer Line
Pat Stewart
[email protected]
Parish Organizations
Faith Matters is an opportunity
to learn about the faith with fellow Catholics. Sessions are
open to the entire parish. Bring the kids if you can’t find a
babysitter, bring your dinner if you are on your way home from
work or bring a friend who may have been away from the
church. Faith Matters meets most Tuesdays in the Parish Hall
at 7:00 pm and again on most Thursdays at 10:00 am in the
Chapel following the school Mass at 9:00 am.
March 31 – April 2 - Holy Week – No Faith Matters
April 7 – 9 No Faith Matters
April 14 – 16 No Faith Matters – Confirmation at St. Patrick
Church 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 14
Rene` Corders...483-3902
[email protected]
Altar Rosary
Mary Anne Peeples...483-4834,
[email protected]
Knights of Columbus
George Quigley
[email protected]
Legion of Mary
Carol Philpott-AM ....822-3444,
[email protected]
Betty Houghtaling-PM 818-9705,
[email protected]
Sources of Information
Monday, March 20 – Daily Mass at 12:15pm
Tuesday, March 31 – Daily Mass at 12:15pm
Chrism Mass at St. Michael the Archangel, Cary at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, April 1 - Daily Mass at 12:15pm followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
and Benediction at 5:30 pm
Holy Thursday, April 2 – (No Daily Mass at 12:15)
Holy Thursday - Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 pm followed by
Quiet Reflection at the Altar of Repose until Midnight.
Good Friday, April 3 (No Daily Mass at 12:15)
Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion 7:00 pm
Holy Saturday, April 4 - Blessing of Easter Baskets and Food – 11:00 am
(No 5:00 pm Mass)
Solemn Vigil of Easter – 8:30 pm
Easter Sunday, April 5 - 8:30 and 11:00 am
Easter Monday
Easter Egg Hunt – Noon
Easter Week
Daily Mass at 12:15 (Thursday at 9:00 am)
Wednesday – No Exposition or Benediction
Blessing of Easter Food and Baskets will take place on Saturday, April 4 at 11:00
am in the Church.
In many countries the blessing of Easter foods is an important tradition. Many parishes still
participate in this custom of the blessing of the Easter food or baskets.
In some places the blessing of special Easter food takes place on Holy Saturday. The baskets
may contain lamb meat (which of course signifies Jesus, the Lamb of God), Ham, Sausages and
other meats, boiled eggs, dyed and plain, Pascha (a special Easter bread), butter, wine and other
foods. Children can help prepare the family basket or their own Easter Basket filled with sweets
to remind them of the Resurrection of Jesus. The food is then taken home and eaten on Easter Sunday.
Among the Polish people the same custom is practiced, but the main foods blessed are an egg
which is broken and shared by all on Easter Sunday morning, and a lamb or cross of butter or
pastry. This butter-lamb and blessed Easter egg have a place of honor on the festive Easter table.
In Rome on Holy Saturday there is an old custom which is still in practice. A fresh table cloth
is spread on the table in the dining room and on it are laid out the Easter meal, including the uncooked Easter Lamb which is decorated with flowers, eggs, wine, fruit, and a large traditional
cake called "pizza". These are sprinkled with holy water, and are given a special blessing by the
Whatever your ethnic or cultural background, the blessing of Easter food unique to you and
your family can be blest. Why not add this special tradition to your Family’s Easter celebrations.
Happening In Our Parish
Easter Egg Hunt
From 12-2:00 pm on Easter Monday (April 6), there will be an Easter
egg hunt on the St. Ann Church/School grounds. This event is open to
St. Ann students only (up to 3rd grade) and any child who is a member
of St. Ann parish. Please consider joining us as we re-start an old St.
Ann tradition. A sign up sheet is available in the gathering space.
Battle of the Books Champions!
A BIG congratulations to the St. Ann Battle of the Books
team! On the afternoon of March 18th, for the SECOND year
in a row, nine 4th and 5th grade students from St. Ann School
successfully competed against St. Patrick Catholic School and
the Fayetteville Academy. They spent almost 5 months reading a list of 18 pre-selected novels and being quizzed on those
books after school every week. Their hard work paid off with a
victory! We are very proud of their accomplishment!
Spring Dance
Sponsored by the St. Ann chapter of AAMEN
Saturday, April 25, 2015
St. Ann Social Hall
7:00 pm until 11:00 pm
Cost: $20.00 per person
Dinner: Heavy Hors d’oeuvre
Attire: Dressy Casual Music: D.J. Wyatt Curtis
Please join us with
your favorite wine.
Proceeds benefit
AAMEN service projects.
Around the Diocese
Authentic Discipleship: A Mini Charismatic Conference and Healing Service
Saturday April 25th from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
St. Peter’s Church in Greenville
Presented by Jim Murphy
Jim is the Director of Vera Cruz Ministries. He
is the former Chairman of the National Service
Committee for Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
Jim has met with Pope John Paul II representing Charismatic Renewal and has ministered
with Pope Francis.
Cost is $25.00 per person and includes a box
lunch. Contact: Michelle Pretulak Locklear
(Fayetteville Area)—(910) 850-0313
[email protected] for details on registration and carpooling.
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Come Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday
What is Divine Mercy Sunday?
The world was in the midst of the Great Depression in 1931 and the memories of World War I
were still very much alive in the minds of Europeans when in Poland a sister of the Congregation
of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), is said to have been personally
visited by Jesus.
According to her diary, which was listed on the Index of Forbidden Books for more than 20 years,
an image was revealed to her of the risen Lord, from whose heart shone two rays, one red
(representing blood) and the other “pale” (symbolizing water), with the words “Jesus, I trust in
you” at the bottom. Faustina wrote in her diary that Jesus told her, “I promise that the soul that
will venerate this image will not perish.”
When she was canonized in 2000 under the direction of fellow countryman Pope John Paul II, he
proclaimed that the Second Sunday of Easter would henceforth be known as Divine Mercy Sunday,
thereby widely promoting the devotional practices associated with Faustina’s visions, already popular in many communities.
The celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday is an opportunity to reflect on the theme of how God’s
mercy can overcome sin and, as the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the
Sacraments states, “a perennial invitation to the Christian world to face, with confidence in divine
benevolence, the difficulties and trials that mankind [sic] will experience in the years to come.”
St. Ann Parish will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday with a Liturgy of the Word and the singing of
the Chaplet of Divine Mercy on April 12 at 12:45 in the Church.
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