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Catholic writer Eric Clayton shares his struggle and insight regarding the ongoing war, suffering and death in Ukraine.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Recall the way of Jesus to the cross as we participate in this ancient Lenten tradition at 5:15 p.m. on the Fridays of Lent in McKillip Chapel.
 
RECONCILATION
This sacrament of Love, Mercy and Invitation is offered during Lent at 9 a.m. Saturdays and 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays. During renovation Reconciliation is celebrated in the Parish Library. Here is a link to a guide to the sacrament and examination of conscience.
SHARING LENT
WITH OUR NEIGHBORS
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.
RENOVATION 360 UPDATE
Here's a video update on what's happening in our church.  You can find more renovation photos, as well as an updated presentation on our church re-imagining project at stanneswausau.org/re-imagining.
HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING: Might you lend your voice to our worship during The Great Three Days?  A Triduum Choir is being formed for just that purpose.  Rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in McKillip Hall.  All parishioners who enjoy singing are invited.  This choir also will lead the assembly in singing at the dedication Mass of the new altar and renovated church in June. 

AND, NOT JUST SINGING: A parish goal — and need — for these weeks of Lent is to invite and encourage more parishioners to assist in the various ministries at Mass.  To learn more about these ministries and possibly arrange a time for orientation, send an email to mail@stanneswausau.org.

+ READERS: Adults and confirmed teens who proclaim the word of God at Mass.

+ SERVERS: Adults, teens and children in fourth grade or older who assist the presider and assembly in preparing for and during Mass.  This could include a parent and a child.  While dormant for nearly two years, it is important that we restore and revive this significant ministry.  Parents please encourage your children.  Adults of all ages are invited to assist in this role.
 
+ WELCOME MINISTERS: It’s as simple, but essential, as welcoming people as they arrive for Mass and beginning the collection during Mass.


+ LIVESTREAM MINISTERS: We will continue to offer a livestream of Mass for the benefit of those unable to join us in-person. But, this requires people to coordinate the livestream. Full orientation is offered and it’s not as complicated, or reason for fear, as you might imagine. This is a role that parents and older children could fulfill together.
LENTEN SERIES:
A PARABLE AND A PRAYER

At right is a link to Monday night's presentation by Fr. John Meoska, OSB, of St. John's Abbey, which was offered at the Church of the Resurrection.

At right is Wednesday night's presentation, which was offered at St. Anne. The Tuesday night presentation is not available.
Throughout Lent we'll share in Quick Things a link to a Lenten reflection by Abbot John Classen of St. John Abbey in Collegeville, Minn.
Here is his reflection for Week 1.
LENT ONLINE RESOURCES
ALMSGIVING: Introducing CRS & Operation Rice Bowl
Rice Bowls are available in baskets at the entranceway of church.
Catholic Relief Services is on the ground assisting the more than 1.5 million people fleeing Ukraine. Here's a link to learn more about what CRS is doing and to make a contribution.
HANGING BASKETS AND PATIO PLANTERS are being sold to raise funds for the summer Youth Mission Trip. Here's a link for a brochure with complete information and an order form. The order/payment deadline is March 31.
GIVE US THIS DAY is an excellent monthly prayer resource with daily psalms, scripture, intercessions and reflection.  The parish’s group discount subscription will be renewed soon, so if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, contact Paul Hoffer for more information at. You can learn more and see a sample copy at giveusthisday.org.  
 
A SUCCESS STORY
If you've ever wondered whether your contribution to the Diocesan Annual Appeal accomplishes anything important, read Fr. Tom's bulletin column from last week. You're contribution, whatever the amount, helps such stories to continue. You can contribute online via the link below, or by writing a check to "St. Anne Parish" with DAA in the memo line.

Click on the image to learn more about the 2021-22 Diocesan Annual Appeal and to make your contribution.
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.
NEW NEIGHBOR NEEDS
The registry of needs for our parish's two Afghan families has been updated for March. You can find more information at stanneswausau.org/welcome.
A GREAT SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
Plans are set for another great summer youth mission trip for youth and adult chaperones! We will once again partner with Group Mission Trips and head to Grand Rapids, MI, July 2-9. Click here for registration details. Spots are limited. Why wait?
YOUR LINK FOR MASS
At left is a link to connect with this week's livestream of Mass.
> 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 and the readings we'll hear at Mass.
ST. ANNE SUMMER JAM
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
Watch for more details coming soon






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