Parish Weekly Newsletter | 01. 06. 2022

Bulletin - Jan 9, 2022

New Year Mass Schedule

Archbishop Paul Etienne is coming to meet face to face with parish leaders on January 13, 2022 at St. Ann Parish Hall, 6pm. 

The Archbishop will be describing his vision for the New Parish and School on St. Ann's current property. 

Please keep our Archbishop, Pastor, and parish leaders in prayers as we trust in the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 



Thank You Fr. Luan Pho, O.P


Fr. Luan Pho, O.P has left on Jan 2 with a warm goodbye to all of us. With deep gratitude, we say thank you to him for being here with our parishes for 3 months of sabbatical.

Fr. Luan has assisted our priests with Mass and liturgical celebrations at St. Ann, St. John of the Woods, and Visitation. All of our parishes have been tremendously blessed by his presence.

As he moves on for his new assignment as chaplain for Purdue University in Indiana, we wish him good health and wisdom. Please keep him in prayers. 




Pastoral Plan and Activities

The Baptism of the Lord

Please read the Gospel for this Feast, Luke 3:15-16, 21-22.

Scripture scholars think that Jesus received the baptism of John as a way of identifying with the sinfulness of the human family. He was born a true man, but without sin. When we enter Church and bless ourselves with Holy Water, we are reminding ourselves of our Baptism. There is a Holy Water container in the church. If you bring a small bottle, you can fill it and take Holy Water to your home so you can bless your home and family members. If you cannot find the container, fill a bottle with water and ask the priest to bless it.

Dialogue: Do you recognize the presence of the Holy Trinity in this Gospel? What does their presence tell us about the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit? We have received the Sacrament of Baptism. What does this scene tell us about our Baptism? Do you know the date of your baptism?

Activity: If you have plants in your home, water them. If we fail the water them, most plants will die. Remind yourself that water brings life. The water of a bath or shower refreshes us, brings life, even more so the water of Baptism brings us life. Parents talk about each of your children’s baptism: where it took place, who were the godparents, show pictures if you have them. If the children have the names of saints, look up the saints on the internet. If there is a picture, you may want to copy it. Make a special dessert to celebrate Jesus’ baptism.




Confirmation Classes



A meeting for parents and candidates was on Jan 02, 2022 at 6:00pm at St. Ann’s Parish Hall. The classes will be on zoom except some classes need to be in-person. See the schedule.

  • Jan. 09: Confirmed in Spirit
  • Jan. 16: Confirmed in Spirit

Confirmation Mass will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 at St. Ann.

Any questions, please contact Sr. Theresa at (253) 592-2541.






  • Jan. 10: The Sacrament of Matrimony
  • Jan. 17: The Sacrament of Holy Orders
    • Saturday, Feb. 5th: Rite of Sending at 4:30 PM Mass (Sponsors need to be there) St. Ann (7025 S Park Ave.)
    • Saturday, Mar. 12th: Rite of Election at 11:00 AM (Sponsors need to be there) St. Charles (7112 S 12 St.,)
    • Sunday, Mar. 20th: First Scrutiny at Visitation church at 11:30AM Mass. (3314 S 58th St. Tacoma, 98409)
    • Saturday, Mar.26th: Second Scrutiny at 4:30PM Mass - St. Ann (7025 S Park Ave.)

Any questions, please call LB (928) 446-9045



Finance report

  • Christmas

  • Jan 1 - 2, 2022

  • Online Giving (Dec 27 - Jan 2)

Thank you all for your continued support to St. Ann Parish



Other Information



    Public Health Department will host a Pfizer clinic at St. Ann school on Jan 17th, 2022 from 3pm - 6:45pm
    This clinic will provide pediatric vaccine for children from 5 - 11, and booster Pfizer for children from 12 - 17

    St. Ann’s Parish is hosting Adult Catechism Classes.
    You are invited - Come Join Us! Every Wednesday at 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
    This year you can renew your gift of faith and humbly ask the Holy Spirit to bring you closer to Christ, to encounter Him in the Sacraments and especially in the Eucharist.
    By coming to class, we hope you can explore the richness of our Catholic faith. Studying Scripture alongside the Catechism helps us to remember what we know already in our heart of faith and learn to apply it in our everyday lives. The class is based on Holy Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Sacred Traditions.
    Contact Monty at (253) 304-4473 – Class is No-cost in the St. Ann Classroom

    January 22, 8am  at St. James Cathedral, Seattle 
    Archbishop Paul D. Etienne invites you to the  Mass for Life,  a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection for Unborn Children.
    You can watch livestream on Vimeo or Facebook.


Parish Schedule


  • Saturday 1/8
    • Vovinam Martial Art Class
      9:30am - 11am - school

    • Baptism Class for Parents & Godparents
      9:30am & 11:30am - School

      Register with Sr. Theresa 253-592-2541;

    • Volunteer Appreciation Mass - at St. Ann - 4:30pm
      It is our honor to cordially invite you to this celebration. We thank you for your devoted time and effort in serving our parishes.



  • Sunday 1/9 - The Baptism of the Lord
    • Viet Mass
      7:45am & 4pm - church

    • Viet Cafe & Deli 
      after 7:45am Mass - school
    • Viet Faith Formation classes
      9:30am - 11:00am - school

    • English Mass
      9:45am - church



  • Monday 1/10

    RCIA / RCIC class
    6:30pm - St. Ann school 

  • Tuesday 1/11
    • English Mass
      8am - Church

    • St. Vincent de Paul 
      9:45am - 11am - school

    • Viet Mass
      7pm - Church

  • Wednesday 1/12

    English Mass
    8am - Church

  • Thursday 1/13
    • English Mass
      8am - Church

    • St. Vincent de Paul 
      10 am - 11:30am - school

    • Holy Hour
      4pm - 5pm - Church

    • Viet Mass
      7pm - Church

    • Archbishop Etienne meets with parish leaders at St. Ann  
      6pm - St. Ann Parish Hall

  • Friday 1/14

    English Mass
    8am - Church



Liturgical Calendar

Jan 09 - Jan 15


         Is 40:1-5, 9-11 / Ti 2:11-14; 3:4-7 / Lk 3:15-16, 21-22


10     Monday - Weekday (First Week in Ordinary Time)
1 Sm 1:1-8 / Mk 1:14-20

11     Tuesday - Weekday
1 Sm 1:9-20 / Mk 1:21-28

12     Wednesday - Weekday
         1 Sm 3:1-10, 19-20 / Mk 1:29-39

13     Thursday - Weekday
1 Sm 4:1-11 / Mk 1:40-45         

14     Friday - Weekday
         1 Sm 8:4-7, 10-22a / Mk 2:1-12       

15      Saturday - Weekday
          1 Sm 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1a / Mk 2:13-17




In Our Prayers

  • Muriel Bate,
  • Mary Bostwick,
  • Olivia Davis,
  • Kathleen Genge,
  • Wayne Haverkorn,
  • Nancy Jones,
  • Jackie Lane,
  • Terry Mathern,
  • Doris McGuire,
  • Wesley McMakin,
  • Helen Murray,
  • Neagle,
  • Donald Orris,


  • Shirley Pietz,
  • Joleane Reece,
  • Olivia Ripka,
  • Bernadette Robinson,
  • Rayanne Richardson,
  • Milla Schlatter,
  • Eldon & Marge Weber,
  • Joan & Woody Woodring,
  • Virginia Wooten
  • We pray for all servicemen and servicewomen and their families.