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

Together in Christ Collaborative of
Saint Ann and Saint John
the Evangelist


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


A Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

The Church of Saint Ann
Joyful Welcome

LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT OUR PRIESTS THIS SEPTEMBER
- WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW

MASS RESERVATIONS FOR SEPT 19th & SEPT 20th

MASS REGISTRATIONS HERE

The Mass Schedule is as follows:

Saturday 4:00 St. Ann's
Saturday 5:30 St. John's
Sunday 8:30 St. Ann's
Sunday 10:30 St. John's

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS 9/19 & 9/20 HERE

My Dear Friends in Christ,

As we continue with Masses at St. John's and St. Ann's, we need your help to make this happen. From greeting and guiding people as they arrive for Mass, to checking people in, to seating them, to directing them through the Communion process, and leading them out, we are in need of volunteers for the Masses being held in the Collaborative.

To that end we are asking people to sign up ahead of time so we can secure enough volunteers for each Mass. In this way, we can provide a safe and welcoming environment for all! We are very excited to offer public worship once again, and look forward to your participation!

Please review the available slots for the upcoming weekend for both St. Ann's and St. John's and click on the button to sign up. Please remember to register for Mass, as well, as that is a SEPARATE registration. Thank you!

Peace,

Fr. Paul

LearningAboutMass

My Dear Friends In Christ,

As we resume public Mass, the following list is intended to let you know the precautions we are taking to provide a safe, clean worshiping space as well as the social distancing guidelines that will enhance everyone's safety. Be assured that the church will be cleaned with authorized disinfectant following each Mass.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ATTENDING MASS

* In order to limit social gathering and allow time to seat registered parishioners, those attending Mass should arrive no earlier than 30 minutes and no later than 15 minutes before the start of Mass.

* One entrance: Entry into church will be front right and left side doors (no entry through middle doors) at St. John's, front door at St. Ann's. PLEASE NOTE THAT IN SEATING PEOPLE (ASIDE FROM THOSE WITH PHYSICAL CHALLENGES), DUE TO SAFETY PROTOCOLS IN PLACE, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU A PARTICULAR SEAT IN THE CHURCH.

* All parishioners must wear masks. There are several exceptions, such as: children under the age of two, and people with underlying health conditions. The wearing of masks for children between the ages of 2-5 is based on the parents' discretion.

* Parishioners should bring their own hand sanitizer if possible. The church will have limited supply.

* Parishioners must maintain 6 feet of social distance between each other at all times. This does not apply to families that live in the same household.

* Appropriate social distancing spaces will be designated on the floor/in the aisles. Ushers will provide guidance.

* Everyone will enter church using front doors and leave church using side doors. Those closest to the front doors will leave first

* There will be no sign of peace, offertory collection or singing during Mass. Baskets for financial contributions will be available as you leave church.

* Special instructions on receiving Holy Communion will be presented during each Mass.

* To prevent close contact, the clergy will employ minimal entrancing in or recessing out of the church.

* Public gatherings before or after Mass are not permitted outside church.

While we recognize that this may appear to be "strange," it allows us to pray together, receive the Eucharist and be safe.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE:

If you are uneasy about attending such an event, please remember that the Dispensation from Reception of Communion is still in effect. If you are in the "vulnerable/at risk" category, please remember that you need not (nor would I want you to) risk your health and well-being. It is for this reason that I will still be taping Sunday Mass (broadcast on EB-CAM and posted on Facebook/parish websites) and live-streaming Daily Mass on Facebook.

As we begin to come together, let us continue to pray for one another, especially those adversely by the events of these months.

Peace,

Fr. Paul
Ninety Days

What is 90-Days Now ?

A short-term program designed to move charitable support into our parishes to help make up for the loss of offertory due to the COVID-19 pandemic - while our churches were closed and as parishes slowly get back up and running.

. 90-Days Now - Phase 1: $450,000 raised to date
. 90-Days Now - Phase 2: $450,000 to be raised
. 1:2 Challenge Match: $100,000 match by anonymous donor
. SUCCESS: $1,000,000

ALL FUNDS GO DIRECTLY TO YOUR PARISH.

90-Days Now is a program developed by John Corcoran, a local businessman, active lay leader in the Church and parishioner of Saint Paul Parish in Hamilton.

90 Days Now Video

***DONATE WITH 90 DAYS NOW ***


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        Pastoral Plan PDF Collaborative Pastoral Plan



LITURGY SCHEDULE


Saturday:
4:00 p.m.

Sunday:
8:30 a.m.
Sunday Mass is also recorded. Link is found on our websites


Daily Mass
Live-streamed on Facebook


Marriage & Baptism:
Please call the Rectory

Confession:
At anytime by
appointment.



FIRST FRIDAY
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Cancelled Temporarily


The Church of Saint Ann
103 No. Main Street
West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Reverend Paul Ring
Pastor

Reverend Michael Harvey
Parochial Vicar

Brendan A. Fitzgerald
(Sr. Deacon)

Joseph J. Hopgood
Deacon

Christopher Connelly
Deacon

Parish Office: 508.586.4880
stanns@comcast.net


Religious Education Office:
508.588.7140

stannsccd@comcast.net

Collaborative Ofice Hours
9am - 4 pm
Monday - Thursday ,
103 No. Main St. West Bridgewater, MA 02379


Church of Saint John, The Evangelist

210 Central St.,East Bridgewater 02333
Office - 103 N. Main St., West Bridgewater - 508-378-4207
e-mail - stjohnebridge@comcast.net

Web Site - https://stjohneb.org


Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 5:30 pm

Sunday Mass:
10:30 am
Sunday Mass is also recorded.
Link is found on our websites


Daily Mass live-streamed on Facebook


"So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives your brother from your heart."
Mt 18:35
24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

September 13, 2020



PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW TOGETHER IN CHRIST MUSIC DIRECTOR

RICH CESARINI

"I can't tell you how excited I am to be part of the collaborative and it is my most sincere hope that you always feel I am serving you well. I hope that if you are at mass and I am playing you will introduce yourselves."

Rich Cesarini
LearningAboutMass

Watch "Cardinal Sean's message to the people of the Archdiocese on the issue of systemic racism" on Vimeo
(Daily Mass at 9am with Father Ring on Facebook Live) In these times of uncertainty, we are assured that the Lord is present to us at ALL times. During this time with the practice of public Masses suspended, we can tune in on television/internet and make the following 'Act of Spiritual Communion' while viewing the Mass

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,

I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

Act Of Spiritual Communion

One of the things which I'm most looking forward to when we move into this "new normal" of which everyone is speaking is holding First Communions! While we will have to "think outside the box", with regards to these (and other) events to be sure, I can assure you that they will be held! In anticipation of, and preparation for, this event I, along with Deacons Chris Connelly and Joe Hopgood, filmed a series of videos, highlighting the different parts of the Mass.

I invite our 2nd grade families, along with all other interested parties, to view this (these) video(s), and then leave questions and/or comments below. Along with a second showing of the video(s), I will tackle these comments/questions each Wednesday evening in a Facebook Live Event at 7:00 from my chapel..I look forward to being with you each Wednesday evening, when we can further "unpack" these videos.

So, after "online school" is dismissed, and supper is served, I invite you to join me each Wednesday evening, in my chapel by way of Facebook Live as we "Explore The Mass".
***STORYTIME WITH
FATHER PAUL AND NELLIE

Click TO READ ALL ABOUT IT and SEE THE LIST OF STORIES
CATHOLIC TV DAILY AND SUNDAY MASS

Cardinal Sean encourages Catholics to participate in the daily and Sunday Masses broadcast from the Catholic TV chapel. Daily mass aires live at 9:30 am and is rebroadcast at 7 pm and 11:30 pm. Sunday Masses air throughout the day
at 10 am, 4 pm, 7 pm and 11:30 pm.

Viewers can watch these Masses on demand at anytime at www.WatchtheMass.com
Also visit www.WatchtheMass.com
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