Parish Weekly Newsletter | Apr 28, 2021

Bulletin - May 2, 2021
Year of Family - Live the Joy of God's Love

From Our Pastor

We congratulate all students who received the Sacrament of First Reconciliation with their parents and family, and they are preparing themselves now to receive First Holy Communion (joining us around the Table of Christ). We also assist those candidates to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. We thank our catechists and their sponsors as well as their parents for assisting them towards the completion of their preparation before they celebrate this sacrament with us.

We would like to thank the company ‘Forever Green Landscape’ and their workers and staff that volunteered their time and talents to mow the grass and clean the Church’s grounds at St. John of the Woods’ Church. We are incredibly grateful to them for helping us, as our volunteers are getting older, and it is harder for us to carry on with this work. We deeply appreciate the owner of Forever Green Landscape for this special contribution to assist our parish. It is hard work, but you love our parish and generously give your time and talent to assist our parish, so we can have a strong and vibrant parish that is able to assist and serve each other. We cannot think of ourselves as guests of a parish anymore, but are now the host, so we need to welcome others who are new members to our parish. We are learning to be a wonderful host and to warmly welcome new members to our Faith Community.

We thank different subcommittees for meeting to gather information from representatives of different parishes to assist us to plan for the New Parish location. It is important for us to gather information on all ministries and activities on what we need to work on and know what we can do when we move forward with this plan. In addition, we need to prepare our facilities well, so we can host our parish activities and events. I ask you to pray for our Stakeholders, as well as members of each subcommittee for what they are working hard to assist us with. They will report back to us on the information they have obtained to assist us in moving forward with the recommendation from our Pastoral Planning of our New Parish.

We thank you for your continuing support of our parish’s ministry. You are always in my daily prayers and thoughts

Fr. Tuan Nguyen, Pastor


Happy Birthday Fr. Pat

Fr. Tuan, staff, and parishioners of St. Ann & St. John of the Woods congratulate you on your special day, today and truly appreciate your dedication and effort. Thank you for your joyful service and may God continue to bless you with graces and love

With prayers and best wishes - Happy Birthday Fr. Pat



Covid Vaccine Clinic @ St. Ann

Pierce Public Health Department and CHI Franciscan will have Covid Vaccine Clinic at St. Ann Church for those who are 18 and up
1st dose: Tuesday, May 4th from 5pm - 7pm
2nd dose: Tuesday, June 1st from 5pm - 7pm
If you want to get vaccinated or know anyone who would like to get vaccinated, please contact us to sign up.
Sr. Kim 253 - 304 - 8929 (text/ or call)
Thank you
Statement on COVID-19 Vaccines
Seattle, WA, March 9, 2021 – In accordance with the instruction of the Holy See and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the use of all current COVID-19 vaccines during this pandemic is morally acceptable. It is not only important for one’s personal health, but it is also our responsibility to care for the common good of the broader community, and getting a vaccine is one way to do so. Whenever you are allowed to get the vaccine, please do so knowing that it is morally acceptable to receive whichever vaccine is being offered.

Fresh Food Distribution @ St. Ann

Saturday May 8, 2021 

from 9am until done

  • enter by G Street and Exit by Park Ave
  • drive through and stay in your car

Everyone is invited to stop by to get the fresh food and spread the words to others

Thank you



Annual Catholic Appeal 2021

The 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal is underway! Archbishop Etienne’s letter should have arrived in your homes by now. We are seeking everyone’s participation this year so that we reach our goal as quickly as possible!

This year’s Annual Catholic Appeal has us reflect upon A Future Full of Hope: Passion for our Faith, Promise for our Future, Care for our Community, and Love for our Family.

Please prayerfully consider giving to the needs of our Archdiocese as we conduct the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal over the next four weeks. The goal is set for our parish this year is $25,719

Because of the current limitations on Mass attendance due to the pandemic, we have three simple ways to for you to donate:




Stewardship of Time and Talent

Please return your blue talent card filled out, it was mailed 2 weeks ago or fill out the online form below. Prayerfully search your heart for sharing your time - talent with us your church family.


Ministry Commitment Form



In thanksgiving for all who have committed to sharing their talents and for all those discerning how to share their talents



Religious Education

  • First Reconciliation & Communion
    Sun May 16: Rehearsal @ 10:15am for First Communion
    Sat May 22: First Communion Mass @ 10am


  • Bible Study - Pondering Scripture
    You are invited to join a small group in reading and discussing and praying with the Sacred Scriptures to be used on each following Sunday.

    Our meetings 
    every Tuesday at 7:00pm will take place on zoom 
    for now. We expect to do this program until September, and you may join in anytime.

    For more information, please contact Nancy Baskett 253-224-2884 or Brenda Kelly 253-922-6569


  • RCIA Schedule
    April 19th: The Role of the Laity
    April 26th: Your Spiritual Gifts
    May 3rd: Discernment May 10th: Our call to Holiness
    May 17th: Last day– Evangelization



Weekly Offering

(includes on line giving)
April 25, 2021
59 envelopes Total $3,389.95

Thank you for your continue support for the parish.



Senior Lunch

Our next date is May 5th. Come pick up lunch at the parish hall.

You must call to reserve your lunch by the this Monday May 3rd.

Contact Paula 253-507-5705 or Pat 253-537-4077

Lets give this change a chance, see you then.



Prayer List 

Judith Levesque, Linda Johnson, Rita Pangelinan, Courtney Kryder, Jennifer Akins, Natalie Vieria, Gordon & Nichole Chisholm III, Rod Stormshak, Helen Wilke, Carlos & Claudia Caballero, Kari Tinsely, Susan Kitaji, Wendy Hanchett, Connie Bender, Bill Miller, Evymae Sablan, Joan Ellis, Gary Wilke, Isaiah Williams, James Moe, Larry Anderson, Damian Roldon, Larry Luedke, Sara Romo, Keith Browne, Anne Gannon, Dave Casey, Robert Lumas, Anna Kaperick, Gloria Lucero, Dorothy Harris, Liam Chisholm, Donna & Dick Severson, Evelyn Allen, Betty Polansky, Isaako Malo, Carol Kalapus, Larry Rubida, Irene Simon, Danny Sneed, Victims of COVID-19.

Military: SPC Sean Gilson, AMN Mason Land, & WO-1 Stephen Adelman