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

Together in Christ Collaborative

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


A Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

The Church of Saint Ann



RELIGIOU EDUCATION - 2018-2019

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION
CLASSES BEGAN
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH

Click for Registration Form and CCD Calendar 2018-2018

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC


SAINT ANN’S is bringing back the BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC AFTER ALL THE MASSES THE FIRST WEEKEND OF EACH MONTH.

We are in need of certified nurses or nursing assistants to help with this mission. Please call the rectory and leave a message if you can help.

COLLABORATIVE PASTORAL PLAN

 

link to Local Pastoral Plan PDF Collaborative Pastoral Plan


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEAT RAFFLE

KNIGHTS of Columbus
MEAT RAFFLE
September 29th at 1 pm

ROSARY MAKERS NEEDED

Anyone interested in learning how to make rosary beads which will be given to both churches and the Missions, please call:

Mary Ann Boyle - 508-378-4704 Or
Rose Penny - 508-583-5045

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

EVERY FAITH COMMUNITY IS ONLY AS STRONG AS
THE PEOPLE WITHIN IT.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED IN BOTH SAINT ANN’S AND SAINT JOHN’S FOR VARIOUS TASKS. ANY HELP THAT YOU COULD PROVIDE WOULD BE A BLESSING. THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITIES.

WE NEED: PEOPLE TO HELP DECORATE THE CHURCH. PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP WITH DELIVERIES OR LIFTING. SOMEONE TO VACUUM THE CHURCH ONCE A WEEK. SOMEONE TO DO ODD JOBS AT BOTH CHURCHES.

Are you retired and looking for something to fill a few hours? This might be the little thing you are looking for. If interested, please contact Debbie or Arlene at the rectory.

ELECTRONIC RECYCLE DAY

 

******Electronic Recycle Day

ALL TOWNS WELCOME

Saint John’s - September 29th - 9:00 - 2:00

Saint Ann’s - October 13th - 9:00 - 2:00

Location:

Saint Ann’s, 103 N. Main St. West Bridgewater, MA

St. John’s , 210 Central St., East Bridgewater.

(Rain or Shine).

Cash or personal checks accepted)

Bring these items to the parking lot:

Computer towers, Scanners, VCR, Copiers, DVD, Stereo Equipment, Computer Tower, Lighting,Vacuum, Answering Machine, Fax, Speakers, Compact disc.,Circuit Boards, Radios, Modems,Word Processor, Fans, Video equipment, Game Console, Xbox, etc.,Tape Players, Typewriters (Anything with a plug and more) Laptops ...$5 ea.

Dishwasher, Dryers, Stoves, Microwaves, Ex. Equipment, Lawn Mowers, Snow Blowers,Vacuum, Small Engine Items, etc...$10 ea.

Glass Monitors, Flat Panel Monitors, etc...$15 ea. TV's: 15-35

Air Conditioners....$15, Dehumidifiers, Refrigerators..$20-$30 ...Scrap/Junk Metal....$10 car load... Empty propane tank..$10

Cables, Keyboards,Car Batteries, Cell Phones...No Fee

Also included: Bicycle Recycle Day, no fee.

Bring your unwanted old or new bicycle and drop it off, it will be reused again. Mountain, Road, BMX Cruiser, Old/New, Kids, etc. Our aim is to keep bikes from being thrown out when they can be reused.


Questions: Please contact Dennis Wood 508 277 7513.

FRIENDS OF THE UNBORN

St. Ann's Annual
Baby Shower

Monetary donations can be sent directly to:
Friends of the Unborn,
P O Box 692246,
Quincy, MA 02269-2246

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."

NEW MEMBERS


SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
is looking for new members

Please Contact
CHRIS BAKER

@ 774-240-8095 or jchbaker@msn.com

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 Rack
There 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.

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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