A KEY PART OF LENT Amid all the "extra" things that we strive to do during Lent or add to our personal or parish calendars, what's most essential is our worship on the Lord's Day.
A few reminders as we approach the 3rd Sunday of Lent:
> Mass is celebrated at 4 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
> During the church's renovation, Mass is celebrated in McKillip Hall, AND contrary to what you might have heard or presumed - there is plenty of room.
YOUR LINK FOR MASS
If you are unable to join us in-person for Mass, here is your link to this week's livestream.
> MASS IN PERSON is at 4 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday in McKillip Hall. > MASS ONLINE: The 4 p.m. Mass is offered online and can be watched live or anytime after that. The link at left will go live at 4 p.m. Saturday; you can also find a link at the parish web site. Here are links to this week's worship aid andthe readings we'll hear at Mass.
On Wednesday, March 23 we revive a tradition of sharing worship with our neighbors at First English Lutheran Church. In the past, people from the two communities have gathered on the evening before Thanksgiving. In this new variation, St. Anne parishioners are invited to First English, 402 N. Third Ave., for a Lenten evening of worship and preaching at 6 p.m. March 23. The homily by Pastor Erik Olson will address Psalm 23 - “God gives me a place of honor.” Members of First English will come to St. Anne for Stations of the Cross at 5:15 p.m. Friday, April 1.
HELP WITH RE-IMAGINING
Volunteers are needed to disassemble 130 of our existing church chairs and remove upholstery as we anticipate upgrading with new upholstery matching that of the new pews. We’ll take on this project at 9 a.m. Tuesday in South Hall. If you’re free to assist, please join us with a skinny flat screwdriver and a needle-nose pliers.
An earlier presentation reviewed the history and scriptural foundation of the sacrament of Reconciliation. In this follow-up presentation after this weekend’s 4, 8:30 and 10:30 Masses, Fr. Tom will review how and why we celebrate the sacrament today.
A CONVERSATION ABOUT UKRAINE
If you missed it in Wednesday's email, here is the link to a conversation about the history and complicated relationship of Ukraine and Russia.
SHARING WITH THE PARISH
Parish worship and ministries depend upon the generosity of ALL parishioners. And, it couldn't be easier to make a contribution. Scheduling an ongoing contribution or making a one-time donation - is just a click away. Thanks to all who share generously with the parish.