St.  Ann and Mary
The Church of Saint Ann
"The Little Church That Could...and DID"

West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Parish Office: 508-586-4880


A Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

The Church of Saint Ann


PYMPARISH AND YOUTH MINISTRY
CHRISTMAS SHARING PROGRAM

Plans are being made for this year’s Christmas Sharing Program and we need your help.

Each year we provide clothing and toys to children age 16 and younger in needy families. The families must meet one of the following criteria: be parishioners of St. Ann’s, live in West Bridgewater, attend West Bridgewater schools, or be recommended by a parishioner of St. Ann’s.

As always, we rely on you to help us find the families in need of assistance. If you know of a family who is struggling due to a job loss, injury or disability, please call Linda Santry at 508-586-6535, or email her, linda@santry.org.
ADVENT MISSTION - STARTS DECEMBER 3rd

ADVENT MISSION SCHEDULE

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY


St. Ann's is looking to form a Bereavement Ministry.

The Bereavement Ministry would be people from the parish who would be willing to meet with people who just lost a loved one and are planning their funeral. The Bereavement Ministry offers these people a source of solice and support.

Many times the loved ones have fallen away from the Church and do not know how to plan the Funeral Mass. Our job is to gently guide them through this process and offer any comfort while doing so.

If you are interested in offering your service in this way, please contact Arlene Stefano at the Rectory. 508-568-4880

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES - MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
We will be working with My Brother’s Keeper throughout the year
to partner with them in the Christmas Gift Program
and other year round programs.

My Brother's Keeper is a vibrant, welcoming Christian ministry in Easton
and Dartmouth, Massachusetts which delivers furniture and food
to local families in need. Our mission is "To bring the Love and Hope
of Jesus Christ to those we serve." As a gift at each furniture delivery
we offer a crucifix with the message,
"We're just the delivery people...this is the man who sent you the furniture."
SVDP
The members of St. Vincent dePaul Conference wish to thank you who have been SO generous in returning your grocery items in the blue bags. You have made a significant contribution to W. B. Food Pantry.
HandicappedHANDICAPPED SEATING
The front row on both sides of the aisle has been designated as a reserved section directly in front of the altar. There is room for both the caretaker as well as the handicapped person. Holy Communion will be given to them first. It is hoped that this seating arrangement will provide better visibility and allow for greater participation in the Mass giving the elderly the respect that they so deserve.
LITERATURE RACK
Literature RackThere is a literature rack in the back of the Church which contains reading materials that may be of interest to you. If you wish, you may keep the publication or return them to the literature rack the following week for someone else to read. Some of these are replaced weekly and others monthly.
ST ANN'S PRAYER LINE - God is just a prayer away

Prayer Line

To request prayers from members of Saint Ann’s Prayer Line for yourself, another person in need, or a special intention, please call or email Linda Santry at 508-586-6535 or
linda@santry.org.


If you would like to join the telephone tree or e-mail distribution list, please contact Linda. We would like to expand our membership for this worthy endeavor.
SAINT VINCENT de PAUL CLOTHING BIN
There are new barrels for you to separate cans, plastic, and glass on the platform at the rear of the Parish Center. They may also be brought to Shoe City Redemption Center at 1250 West Chestnut St. in Brockton. Please ask that the money be deposited in the Saint Vincent dePaul account.
RENEWING THE RITUAL OF "BRINGING UP THE GIFTS" FOR MASS
The practice of "bringing up the gifts" is being reinstated at Saint Ann's. You or your family may participate at any Mass or an ordinary Sunday or request a special day such as a birthday, anniversary, or a special intention for a loved one who has passed. You may contact one of the following members:

Maria Baker - 508.588.2015 - fbaker6550@yahoo.com
Louise Domingos - 508.586.8458 - louisesunday@comcast.net
FOOD PANTRY - The cupboards are empty

The Food Pantry is in need of help. Please call Calvin Gray at 508-559-6569
if you are able to volunteer.


The following items are needed at the West Bridgewater Food Pantry:

relish                                        cookies                               tea
peanut butter                       ketchup                             canned spaghetti
pudding                                   coffee/tea                         cranberry sauce
jelly/jam                                  mustard                            macaroni and cheese
ketchup                                    pasta                                 white and chunk tuna
snacks                                       boxed cereals                 canned fruits
broth                                         gravy                                   canned carrots
mayonnaise                            canned peas                    chicken noodle soup
tomato soup                            baked beans                    cake mix
stuffing                                     frostings                            brownie mix
boxed potatoes                      jell-o                                   salad dressings
cooking oil                               flour                                    bottled juice
sugar                                        canned ravioli                  dish detergents
pancake syrup                        pancake mix                   flavored rice mixtures
canned green beans

The cupboards are empty. Please continue your generosity. There are many families in need of assistance.

Cereal, cookies, cake mix, juice, crackers, & pudding are especially needed.
You might want to consider a “gift certificate” from a local grocery store.

The Food Pantry is located at the Spring Street School and is open the first & third Wednesday of the month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

SODA CANS AND BOTTLES - PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE CANS OR BOTTLES ON LOADING DOCK
OF SAINT ANNS
You may bring them directly to AARC at 1250 West Chestnut Street in Brockton. It is on the left-hand side at the second intersection with traffic lights after you drive under Route 24. It is the last building on the left at that intersection. Simply tell the staff, they are for Saint Ann's account. They will credit the amount. The money is used by Saint Vincent dePaul to assist the needy of the Parish. THANK YOU!

DEFIBULATOR
A shelving unit has been installed at the rear of the Church to house the new defibrillator which was so generously donated by one of our Parishioners. The shelving was made and donated by another Parishioner.
NURSES' REFERENCE TABLE
There is information on many health issues on the nurse's reference table in the back of the Church. Please take home any flyers that are of interest to you.
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