Masses will be at both churches at 9 AM and 7 PM
Ashes will be distributed at Mass.
The Collaborative Lenten Mission will be held from March 12th - 14h.
Father Thomas Carzon, OVM, who conducted the Advent Mission, will preside.
Please check the current bulletin LOOP pages for specifics.
THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU
During Lent, a diocesan program to encourage
parishioners to go to confession called "The Light is on For You" will be held at both parishes, when possible, on the following Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.: March 8, 22, 29, April 5, and 12.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Will be held each Friday In Lent at 7 pm (except on Good Friday) at Saint Ann's
GETTING PREPARED FOR LENT
FASTING:Catholics over 18 and up to the beginning of their 60th year are bound to the obligation of fasting. Ash Wednesday (March 1, ) and Good Friday (April 14) are the days of fasting. On these days, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one's needs; but, eating between meals is not per-mitted. Liquids including milk and fruit juices be-tween meals are allowed.
ABSTINENCE:Catholics over 14 years of age are bound to the obli-gation of abstinence. Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday, March 1 and on all Fridays of Lent. On days of abstinence, meat may not be taken at all.
Calling all Volunteers for the Religious Education Program We are in need of teachers for all grades As well as helpers for those teachers Please see Lorraine if you can help out this year! Classes meet Tues, Weds, Thurs, & Sat. PLEASE CALL MRS. HOPGOOD AT 508-378-1521 OR VISIT THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE.
2017 Survey Opportunity
St John the Evangelist and St Ann have been selected to participate in National Study! Please Read
Our Parishes have been selected to participate in a na-tional study of vibrant parishes conducted by the Catholic Leader-ship Institute!
Please help us participate by completing a 10-15 minute survey online. The survey will be emailed to you by DiscipleMakerIndex@measuring-success.com. The survey will only be availa-ble from the week of February 6 through March 6 and will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on what efforts the parish is doing to help you grow. All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as whole.
We are trying to get the highest response rate possible. This information will be invaluable to Fr Paul Ring and our various ministries as we plan ahead and try to be the best disciples we can be. We will receive the results this summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish.
If we don't have an email address for you, please send an email to Debbie Conrad at firstname.lastname@example.org or Arlene Stefano email@example.com with your name and email so we can add you to the list.
If you don't use email –
There will be a generic link that you can use to complete the survey
There will be opportunities to complete the survey after daily and Sunday Mass and you can obtain a paper copy by contacting Debbie Conrad or Arlene Stefano at 508-378-4207 or 508-586-4880.
Thank you for helping with this important project!
Bible Study Group
Opening up Scripture on a regular basis is so important for the growth in our faith life. Bible Study will be resuming on Monday evenings in the Religious Education office starting 9/14/15 at 7 PM. We will be studying "The Acts of the Apostles". All are welcome! If you are interested in attending send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org so the study materials may be ordered.
St. Vincent de Paul
We welcome cash donations or checks made out to the “St. Vincent de Paul”. Donations may be placed in the collection boxes at the doors of the church. Thank you for your generosity! ST. VINCENT de PAUL HOTLINE: 508-378-3760
Saint John's is looking to create a team of greeters. The greeters would welcome our parishioners at church each week making them feel wecome and part of a greater community. We need people for each door at each Mass. Please call the Rectory if you would like to be part of this important team. 508-378-4207
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is an outreach to baptized Catholics who were not raised in the faith, did not receive First Communion and or Confirmation and would like to return to the Catholic faith. It is also designed for non-Catholics who seek communion with the Catholic Church. Classes for this program will be held beginning in the fall. Please call the Rectory (508-378-4207) if you are interested.