THANKSGIVING BASKET DONATION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY
Donations of the following personal care products are needed by Wednesday night in the Gathering Space: -4- or 6-pack or individually wrapped rolls of toilet paper; -boxes of tissues (Kleenex, Puffs, etc.); -36- to 100-oz laundry detergent (please stick to this range of sizes); -dryer sheets; -paper towels; -shampoo and/or conditioner.
MINISTRY AT MASS: Here are new November links for ministers to sign-up for ministry at Mass. Thank you to all of our generous ministers! READERS - WELCOME MINISTERS - SERVERS
MAKING PROGRESS, BUT ...
In case you haven’t heard: Parishioners have pledged $834,358 to INSPIRED BY THE SPIRIT - more than 92 percent of our goal. THANK YOU!
We are so close to meeting our target - If you haven’t pledged or contributed please be attentive to and generous in responding to the letter received in the mail this past week. Brochures and pledge forms also are at all entrances.
SEEKING A CUSTODIAN: St. Anne is seeking applicants for a part-time custodian position. Here is information on the position. If you know someone who might be interested in this position, please encourage them to apply.
IN THE MEANTIME: Until a custodian is hired we are hoping parishioners will assist in vacuuming and basic cleaning in the church, which are that person’s responsibilities. If you can spare an hour or two, send an email to email@example.com.
JOIN THE NEW VISITATION MINISTRY;
ORIENTATION THURSDAY NIGHT
Beginning in December, teams of parishioners will make monthly visits to homebound parishioners. Might you be willing to join this important ministry of accompaniment and encouragement? An orientation meeting is at 6:30 Thursday, Nov. 17. At this meeting we will review expectations of Visitation Ministers and talk about making our visits as worthwhile as possible. If you are interested in this new ministry, attend the meeting or contact Fr. Tom.
READY, GO - COMMIT! Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2023 Youth Mission Trip to Mission, SD. July 8-15! All youth ages 14 and up (including adults young at heart) are welcome to register for this life-changing and transformative experience! Click here to learn more and to register. Or, contact John Schmitt, co-director of disciple formation. And, watch this video featuring Wyatt, Sephorah and Haley, participants in last summer's adventure.
Celebrating Mass is a collaborative venture — we need people to assist with the various and necessary roles. As we move through the fall, we hope to bring new and more people to the essential ministries of Mass. All of them. Let’s consider this week the ministry of Server. This is a ministry to which children, teens and adults are invited, including parents and children. Send an email to Fr. Tom to learn more.
THE SUNDAY READINGS: Read, discuss and pray over next Sunday’s readings in a weekly gathering at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Gathering Space. It’s a great way to anticipate hearing the readings proclaimed at Mass and to gain a deeper awareness into the meaning and power of God’s word. All are welcome!
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION is now celebrated in the new Reconciliation Room, what was the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Penitents may sit face-to-face or behind a screen. An examination of conscience is available to prepare for celebrating the sacrament just outside the Reconciliation Room. The sacrament is celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturdays.
DO A BARREL ROLL! OR, WHY WE SAVE SLIPPY: Here is the latest column by Eric Clayton, a young Catholic father, husband and writer who shares his discovery of God in all things.
ADVENT GIFT: Receive a daily Advent gift from U.S Jesuits and collaborators. Watch the video and click here to register.
ADVENT RETREAT: Jesuits of the United States and Canada are offering "Room at the Inn: An Ignatian Journey with the Holy Family into Advent." Click here for more information.
This American eagle was spotted on the St. Anne ball field earlier this week, fending of its prey, a squirrel, from two crows.
Here is a link to the song "Let the Mystery Be" by Iris DeMent, which Fr. Tom referenced in a recent homily.
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.
LORD'S DAY LIVESTREAM: Worship in-person in our newly renovated church would be ideal, but if circumstances prevent you from gathering with the community, a livestream of Mass is offered at 8:30 Sunday morning. A link is at left, as well as at the parish web site and at St. Anne Parish on Facebook. The link can be watched anytime after 8:30. Here is a link to this week's worship aid and a link to Sunday's readings.