Parish Weekly Newsletter | 1. 13. 2022

   
 
 
Bulletin - Jan 16, 2022
 

Leadership Meeting With

Archbishop Etienne

Archbishop Paul Etienne is coming to meet face to face with parish leadership of St. Ann, St. John of the Woods, St. Rita, Visitation, and Holy Rosary tonight January 13 at 6pm at Parish Hall.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Archbishop's vision of the new parish and school project plan. 

Please pray for our leadership and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Pastoral Plan and Activities

The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please read today’s Gospel John 2:1-11.

We read about the wedding feast at Cana when Jesus changed water into wine.  This continues the epiphanies or manifestations that reveal who Jesus is. The first was his birth at Bethlehem when he was proclaimed God’s Son, Savior and Messiah to the shepherds. The Second was the arrival of the Magi who represented all those who were not members of the chosen People.  Jesus was revealed to them as the Son of God, Lord and Savior of all peoples.  At his Baptism, he was proclaimed the Beloved Son of God. Today’s miracle reveals his glory and his disciples began to believe in him.

 

Dialogue:  Which of these manifestations or revelations of Jesus do you find most impressive? Take turns imagining that if you were present at one of these manifestations, what would you tell your family or friends about what you saw? 

Activity: How might your family bring a sign of God’s love to someone (a phone call to a lonely relative or friend, baked goods to a neighbor, an item for the food collection box at church, etc.). Pray a decade of the rosary thinking about one of these manifestations of Jesus. Light a candle and ask God to shine his light into the hearts of your neighbors.

 

 

 

YOUR TAX STATEMENT FOR 2021

 

The parish will mail out year-end statements of giving to parishioners next week. If you haven’t received it at the end of January, please call the office at your convenience. We encourage you to file 2021 taxes as early as possible – might help avoid tax fraud incidents. Thank you.

 

 

 

COVID VACCINE CLINIC

 

Public Health Department will host a Pfizer clinic at St. Ann school on January 17th, 2022 from 3pm - 6:45pm

This clinic will provide pediatric vaccines for children from 5 - 11, and booster Pfizer for children from 12 - 17 years of age.

 

 

 

From Religious Education Class

  • Retreat for parents and first communion students on March 18th at St. Ann
     
  • First communion students need to have their prayers memorized: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Act of Contrition and ten commandments. Parents please help your children to study these prayers at home.
     
  • We ask that when you come to the Religious Education Center, please follow the advices of CDC and the Archdiocese of Seattle:
    • All people have to wear masks
    • We will dismiss students one class at a time.
    • Please respect social distancing by staying six feet apart from others who are not in your household.

 

 

Finance report

 

  • Jan 8 & 9, 2022
    $4,963

     
  • Online Giving (Jan 3 - 9)
    $1,725.21

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

 

 

Stewardship of Treasure 2021 Report

Ended 12/31/2021

Families pledged: 186

Pledges: $155,408

Gift Received from pledgers: $171,747

Gift Received from non-pledgers: $132,606

We thank you for your generosity to our parish during the year 2021

 

 

Annual Catholic Appeal 2021

Will be ended April 2022

Goal: $42,190

Gift Received: $59,595 (as of 11/31/2021)

Rebate: $17,406

 

THANK YOU

The Community of St. Ann extends their thanks and appreciation to all who helped to take down the Christmas decorations, put them away, and then clean up the Sanctuary and Church.

You are the best! Thank you again.

 

 

Other Information

 

  • APPRECIATION MASS
    Last Saturday January 8th, 2022, St. Ann Church was filled with lots of parish volunteers from all five parishes: St. Ann, St. John of the Woods, St. Rita's, Visitation and Holy Rosary. Our parishes are most appreciative of the great contributions that so many of our parishioners give which helps our parishes run more effectively. Fr. Tuan thanks all our volunteers who give their time, talents and treasure to build up our churches. A big appreciation and blessings are on our volunteers. We appreciate all you have done for our parishes especially during this transition and challenging time.


     
  • Office Closure
    Parish Office will be closed Monday Jan 17th, 2022 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day


     
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Jan 18 - 25
    Scripture: John 16:7-14, When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth

    Meditation:
    In this fragile and uncertain world, we look for a light, a ray of hope from afar. In the midst of evil, we long for goodness. Our confidence rests in the God we worship. God, in wisdom, enabled us to hope for divine intervention; but we had not anticipated that God’s intervention would be a person, and that the Lord himself would be the light in our midst. This exceeded all our expectations. God’s gift to us is a “spirit of power, and love.”
    In the midst of humanity’s darkness, the star from the East shone. The star’s light was not only an illumination at a particular historical moment but it continues to shine and change the face of human history. Despite the vicissitudes of history and the changing of circumstances, the Risen One continues to shine, moving within the flow of history like a beacon guiding all into this perfect light and overcoming the darkness which separates us from one another.
    The desire to overcome the darkness that separates us compels us to pray and work for Christian unity.

    Prayer
    Lord God, illumine our path by the light of Christ who moves us and leads us. Guide us to discover a small manger in our hearts where a great light still sleeps. Creator of light, we thank you for the gift of that unfading Star, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Heal our divisions and draw us closer to the Light that we may find our unity in him. Amen.


 

  • 9 days for Life: Jan 19 - 27
    9 Days for Life is an annual novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.
    READ MORE

 

 

Parish Schedule

 

  • Saturday 1/15
     
    • Vovinam Martial Art Class
      9:30am - 11am - school

       
    • Wedding Mass
      Church


       
    • Sunday Vigil Mass
      4:30pm

       

 

  • Sunday 1/16 - The Second Sunday of the Ordinary Time
     
    • Viet Mass
      7:45am & 4pm - church

       
    • Viet Cafe & Deli 
      closed for January
       
    • Viet Faith Formation classes
      closed for January

       
    • English Mass
      9:45am - church

       


 

  • Monday 1/17
     
    • RCIA / RCIC class
      6:30pm - Zoom

       
    • Vaccine clinic (Public Health Department hosts)
      3pm - 6:45am - School



       
  • Tuesday 1/18
     
    • English Mass
      8am - Church

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

       
    • Viet Mass
      7pm - Church




       
  • Wednesday 1/19

    English Mass
    8am - Church



     
  • Thursday 1/20
     
    • English Mass
      8am - Church

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

       
    • Holy Hour
      4pm - 5pm - Church

       
    • Viet Mass
      7pm - Church

       
    • Viet community with event of sticky rice cake  
      10am - 7pm




       
  • Friday 1/21
     
    • English Mass
      8am - Church
       
    • Viet community with event of sticky rice cake  
      10am - 7pm


 


 

Liturgical Calendar

Jan 16 - Jan 22

 

16     SUN - SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
         Is 62:1-5 / 1 Cor 12:4-11 / Jn 2:1-11

 

17     Monday - Saint Anthony, Abbot
         Memorial
         1 Sm 15:16-23 / Mk 2:18-22
                                
                     

18     Tuesday - Weekday
         
1 Sm 16:1-13 / Mk 2:23-28
                             
          

19     Wednesday - Weekday
         1 Sm 17:32-33, 37, 40-51 / Mk 3:1-6
          


20     Thursday - Weekday
         
1 Sm 18:6-9; 19:1-7 / Mk 3:7-12        
           


21     Friday - Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr
         Memorial
         1 Sm 24:3-21 / Mk 3:13-19       
             

             
22     Saturday - Weekday
         
USA: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
         2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27 / Mk 3:20-21

 

 

 

Pope Francis' Synodal Process

Resources:

 

 

 

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.