Weekly Newsletter | 11. 17. 2021

Bulletin - November 21, 2021

Announcement from Religious Class

Christmas Pageant at St. John of the Woods

We are preparing for a Christmas Program to present to the Parish Mission community on December 19, 2021 after the 11:30am Mass. It will be part of the community Christmas Party, a great fun event. Our program will tell the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus' Birth.

All children are invited to participate, we will have practices before class on Sundays 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, at 10:00am. FIRST PRACTICE, SUNDAY 11/21 AT 10:00am IN THE HALL.

Help your children know the true meaning of this Holy Season. Hope you can join us.



Stewardship of Treasure Renewal

Calendar Year 2022

Thank you to 65 families who have returned their Parish Stewardship commitment cards with the pledges of $129,804 for the year 2022. Your commitment will allow us to establish the budget for next year to support many ministries, formation programs, sacraments, liturgies, projects which are to sustain our parish.

However, our church has not yet reached the goal of commitment cards returned. Everyone else is also asked to prayerfully evaluate their giving to the parish and community. After praying, please fill out a commitment card and return it as soon as possible by mail, or in the collection basket, or through the website HERE

If you have a circumstance that prevents you from committing treasure this year, you are still a valued member of this church and we urge you to return your commitment card with the word, "prayer", on it.  Thank you.

For the many caring stewards in our parish who have given generously of their Treasure in response to the many gifts God has given them, we ask that they may be supported in their efforts on the continuous journey to becoming gifted and generous stewards, let us pray to the Lord.




Sunday Mass obligation to be reinstated 

The general obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation (including the Saturday/Vigil Mass) is to be reinstated during Advent on December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. As has always been the case, those who have a serious reason are exempt from attending Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2181). This includes those who are ill, have significant health risk factors or care for someone who is ill or immunocompromised, as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety about contracting the coronavirus in a large group.” - Archbishop Etienne, November 10, 2021.


We can view the Mass as an opportunity to praise and glorify our God and celebrate in the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. Going to church each week allows the soul to rest in the presence of Jesus, and to affirm our unity as one community and body of Christ. The Eucharist nourishes our entire beings in unimaginable ways and enables us to go forth and live as disciples of Christ. The key is to come with an open heart and be open to God’s blessings, which often pass by without ever being noticed or appreciated.

The next time you feel distracted, discouraged or confused during Mass, you are invited to rest your gaze on Jesus. All things are for his glory. Let us come to church with a heart that is ready to love and to be transformed by the Lord, instead of one that is overly burdened by our daily concerns.



Pastoral Plan Activities and Prayer

November 21 - Christ the King

Please read the Gospel for this Sunday Jn 18:33b-37.

The first reading describes the prophet Daniel’s vision of the heavenly king with apocalyptic symbols. The second reading also describes Jesus as a powerful king. But in the Gospel we see Jesus questioned by Pilate if he is a king.

Dialogue: What are some of the ways you might answer Pilate? What are some ways that the liturgy celebrates Jesus as king? Can you think of some prayers, hymns, decorations, actions, etc. that express our faith in Jesus as king?

Activity: Jesus in our king and we share in his life and kingship. Make crowns with your names to mark where you sit for dinner tonight. If you have a crucifix or picture of Jesus make a crown to place behind it. Light a candle, turn off the lights. As the light of the candle shines, pray the Our Father asking that God’s kingdom of light, joy, and peace overcome the darkness of our world.




Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday 11/17
    Senior Lunch Box 

    11:30 am - in Hall
    Please call Paula 253-507-5705 or Pat 253-537-4077 to reserve your lunch by the Monday before

  • Saturday 11/20 
    Marriage Preparation Class with Certificate (regional)
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm - at St. Ann

  • Sunday 11/21
    CCD & First Communion 

    10:30am - 11:20am - Religious Education Building

    Christmas Pageant Practice
    10:00 am - Hall

  • Monday 11/22
    RCIA Regional Class

    Lesson: The RCIA Process & Rite
    6:30pm - 8:30pm - St. Ann school

    Holy Hour
    7pm - 8pm - in Church

  • Wednesday 11/23
    Eucharistic Adoration

    10:00am - 11:00 am - in Church

  • Thursday 11/25
    Thanksgiving Mass 

    9:30 am




Thanksgiving Mass Schedule




Advent Retreat




Advent Reconciliation Service




Booster Vaccine Clinic For Adults

St. Ann Parish - Dec 2, 2021





Pfizer Pediatric Vaccine For Children 5 - 11

Clinic at St. Ann




Liturgical Calendar

Nov 21 - Nov 27


Dn 7:13-14 / Rv 1:5-8 / Jn 18:33b-37


22      Mon - Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr
Dn 1:1-6, 8-20 / Lk 21:1-4
          Story of St. Elizabeth of Hungary

23      Tue - Weekday
Dn 2:31-45 / Lk 21:5-11


24      Wed - Saint Andrew Dũng-Lạc, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs
          Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28 / Lk 21:12-19

25      Thu - Weekday - Thanksgiving
 Readings for Thanksgiving Mass

26      Fri - Weekday
Dn 7:2-14 / Lk 21:29-33

27      Sat - Weekday
Dn 7:15-27 / Lk 21:34-36   





Prayer List 

Gordon & Nichole Chisholm III, Carlos & Claudia Caballero, Donna & Dick Severson, Roxane Fulp Bob Smith, Judith Levesque, Joan Ellis, Linda Johnson, Kari Tinsely, Rita Pangelinan, Dave Casey, Susan Kitaji, Natalie Vieria, Courtney Kryder, Helen Wilke, Jennifer Akins, Jonathan Keen, Rod Stormshak, James Moe, Wendy Hanchett, Bill Miller, Connie Bender, Gary Wilke, Evymae Sablan, Isaako Malo, Damian Roldon, Irene Simon, Isaiah Williams, Anne Gannon, Larry Anderson, Larry Luedke, Keith Browne, Anna Kaperick, Robert Lumas, Larry Rubida, Dorothy Harris, Liam Chisholm, Carol Kalapus, Evelyn Allen, Danny Sneed, Betty Polansky, Victims of COVID.
Military: SPC Sean Gilson, AMN Mason Land, and WO-1 Stephen Adelman, Isaac Armitage.