Parish Weekly Newsletter | 11. 4. 2021

Bulletin - Nov 7, 2021



Indulgences for the dead
November 2021


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen



The decree, signed by Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, notes that the decision to once again extend the time period for gaining the indulgences was taken in response to “various pleas recently received from the various Sacred Pastors of the Church, due to the continuing state of the [Covid-19] pandemic.”

Plenary Indulgence during month of November

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Plenary Indulgence applicable to the deceased by those who visit a cemetery has been extended beyond the normal dates of 1 to 8 November. This year, the indulgence can be obtained by anyone who visits a cemetery, even if only mentally, on any day in November, and devoutly prays for the faithful departed.

Plenary Indulgence for Feast of All Souls’ Day

Regarding the Plenary Indulgence attached to All Souls’ Day, 2 November, this year, it can be obtained not only on the preceding or succeeding Sunday, or on the actual Feast day, but on any other day of the month chosen by each member of the faithful. In this case, the indulgence is obtained by “devoutly visiting a church or an oratory”, along with the recitation of the Our Father and the Creed, and the other requirements associated with a Plenary Indulgence.

The homebound

For anyone who cannot leave their home for various reasons, including anti-Covid restrictions, they too can obtain the Plenary Indulgence by “uniting themselves spiritually to other members of the faithful”. In this case, the condition of being “completely detached from sin” and the intention of completing the other requirements for obtaining a Plenary Indulgence remain. These conditions are Sacramental Confession, reception of Holy Communion and a prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions.



Stewardship of Treasure Renewal

Calendar Year 2022

Thank you to all who have returned their Parish Stewardship commitment card.

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. 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.

You have the option of returning the Stewardship of Treasure Commitment Card by mail, collection basket, or by pledging online  HERE.

If for some reason you did not receive a commitment card, they can be found at the entrance of the church.

 Your gifts matter – and they are making a difference! Thank You

For all parish members eager to return their pledge and share their gifts with their parish; grant that their faith is deepened and their lives become further enriched by their generosity, let us pray to the Lord.




Stewardship of Treasure

Weekly Offering


Contributions for Weekend of Oct 31:

$7,115 162 envelopes

Online Giving: $1,302 (Oct 26 - 31)

Vietnamese Fundraising Coffee & Breakfast: $1,030

Thank you for your continued support to the parish




Vaccine Clinic @ St Ann Church

Moderna & Pfizer Booster

Public Health Department will open a clinic at St. Ann site:

Thursday, December 2, 2021

From 5pm - 7pm


COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are available for the following

  • Moderna vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago (before June 2, 2021).
  • Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago (before June 2, 2021).





Sacrament of Annointing of the Sick

Communal Service




Confirmation Class


Registration forms are at the entrance of the church.

English Confirmation class for Regional parish (St. Ann, SJOW and Visitation) will be held at St Ann's Parish, Sunday 6:00pm - 8:00 pm.

Class will be starting in January 2022. If students come from another parish, they need to bring with them permission letters from their parish.



Announcement from CCD School


This month we are collecting non-perishable food for Thanksgiving baskets. The volunteers will distribute thanksgiving baskets to the poor and the needy before Thanksgiving week. We hope all of you, parishioners and parents as well as children will support and bring the non -perishable food to the church.

First communion students need to see the ushers at the church doors to fill up the Mass chart with stickers.



The Mary Queen of Peace

Intercessory Prayer Team


The parishes of St. Ann, St. John of the Woods and Visitation are forming a prayer team devoted to praying for the work of Christ's Mission in our parishes and the special personal intentions of our parishioners.

As a team, we will spend time offering prayers for these specific intentions. We need parishioners from each of our 3 parishes to form this prayer team. Per the Archbishop, "prayer team members must have a gift of prayer, demonstrated by their love for and regular reception of the sacraments." (Most Rev. Paul D. Etienne, letter dated Aug. 20, 2021).

Responsibilities would include a committed time to prayer and monthly meetings with the prayer team.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Bob Gummersall at



Upcoming Events


  • Saturday 11/6
    Vovinam Martial Art Class
    9:30am  - School

  • Sunday 11/7
    Viet Cafe & Deli - 8:30am - school lobby 
    Viet Faith Formation classes - 9:30am - school

  • Monday 11/8
    RCIA Regional Class

    Lesson: Mary and The Saints
    6:30pm - 8:30pm - St. Ann school

  • Tuesday 11/9
    St. Vincent de Paul - 10:00am - 11:30am - in school

  • Wednesday 11/10
    Veneration to St. Joseph with Benediction 

    8:00am to 8:30am -  Church

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

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

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

  • Saturday 11/13
    Vovinam Martial Art Class
    9:30am  - School

    Funeral Mass for Emma Richardson
    11:00am  - Church



Liturgical Calendar

Nov 7 - Nov 12

1 Kgs 17:10-16 / Heb 9:24-28 / Mk 12:38-44 or 12:41-44



08      Mon - Weekday
Wis 1:1-7 / Lk 17:1-6

09      Tue - The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

          Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 / 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17 / Jn 2:13-22


10      Wed - Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church
          Wis 6:1-11 / Lk 17:11-19
          Story of St. Leo the Great


11      Thu - Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop

           Wis 7:22b—8:1 / Lk 17:20-25
            Story of St. Martin of Tours


12      Fri - Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

          Wis 13:1-9 / Lk 17:26-37

13      Sat - USA: Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin

          Wis 18:14-16; 19:6-9 / Lk 18:1-8
          Story of St. Francis Cabrini



Pastoral Plan Activities and Prayer

November 7

Please read the Gospel for this Sunday Mark 12:38-44.

In the Gospel, Jesus points to the donation of the widow. It was what she had to buy food and the things she needed.

Dialogue: Why do you think that Jesus says her gift more than what all the others contributed? How do you think she was able to buy food for herself in the coming days? What is the message for us?

Activity: Decide on a food item to bring to the church for the poor. Perhaps include a card saying that you will be praying for the family who receives this item. In November we pray for those who have died. Can you remember the kindness and generosity of someone who has died? Tell the family about that person and say a prayer for him/her



Other Information

  • Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive
    St Ann’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will end this weekend November 7th.

    7pm Nov 8 at St. James Cathedral

    Remembering loved ones who have died from Covid-19

    All Catholics in Western Washington are invited to submit names of those who have died from COVID-19 to be placed in a special Book of the Dead that will be carried in procession during the November 8 Mass of Remembrance. 
    Click here to submit a name

    National Vocation Awareness Week, celebrated November 7-13, 2021 is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to the promotion of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations.


    God our Father, You call each of us
    to use our gifts in the Body of Christ.

    Inspire your people
    with desire to know you,
    the grace to understand your will,
    and, with the strength of the Holy Spirit,
    the courage to respond
    with love and freedom.

    Send workers into Your great harvest
    so that the Gospel is preached, the poor
    are served with love, the suffering are comforted,
    and Your people are strengthened by the sacraments.
    We ask this through Christ our Lord.




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.