Parish Weekly Newsletter | 11. 18. 2021

Bulletin - Nov 21, 2021

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.



Stewardship of Treasure Renewal

Calendar Year 2022

Thank you to 112 families who have returned their Parish Stewardship commitment cards with the pledges of $132,289 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.




Thanksgiving Food Drive

St. Vincent de Paul Society is preparing 100 food bags with canned food and gift card to distribute to the poor and the needy in Thanksgiving. 

We thank you all parishioners of St. Ann and St. John of the Woods for your generous donations to this year Thanksgiving Food Drive. 





Stewardship of Treasure

Weekly Offering


  • Nov 14: $7,771 (158 envelopes) 
  • Online Giving: (Nov. 8 - 14):  $1,029
  • Vietnamese Fundraising Coffee & Breakfast: $1,246

Thank you for your continued support to the parish




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


  • Thursday 11/18
    St. Vincent de Paul
    10am to 11:30am - School

    Holy Hour
    4:00pm to 6:00pm - Church

  • Saturday 11/20
    Marriage Preparation Class
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm - School

    Vovinam Martial Art Class
    9:30am  - School


  • Sunday 11/21
    Viet Cafe & Deli - 8:30am - school lobby 
    Viet Faith Formation classes - 9:30am - school
    Marriage Preparation class 
    - 11:00am - 2:00pm - school

  • Monday 11/22
    RCIA Regional Class

    Lesson: The RCIA Process & Rite

    6:30pm - 8:30pm - St. Ann school

  • Tuesday 11/23
    St. Vincent de Paul - 10:00am - 11:30am - in school

  • Wednesday 11/24
    Veneration to St. Joseph with Benediction 

    8:00am to 8:30am -  Church

    English Faith Formation classes
    6:30pm to 7:20pm - school

  • Thursday 11/25
    Thanksgiving Mass  

    11:00 am -  Bilingual Mass





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. Cecilia 

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

Muriel Bate, Olivia Davis, Kathleen Genge, Wayne Haverkorn, Nancy Jones, Jackie Lane, Terry Mathern, Doris McGuire, Wesley McMakin, Helen Murray, Neagle Family, Donald Orris, Olivia Ripka, Bernadette Robinson, Rayanne Richardson, Valerie & Jerry Rochefort, Milla Schlatter, Eldon & Marge Weber, Joan & Woody Woodring, Virginia Wooten

We pray for all servicemen and servicewomen and their families.

We pray for all those around the world suffering from the coronavirus.

If anointing of the sick please call Sr. Anna at 253-592-2455.