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TOGETHER IN CHRIST COLLABORATIVE

Church of Saint Ann
West Bridgewater MA
Website: stannswb.com



St. John The Evangelist
East Bridgewater MA
Website: stjohneb.org


St.  Ann and Mary


The Church of Saint Ann

"The Little Church That Could...and DID"

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



The Church of Saint Ann



link to Local Pastoral Plan PDF Collaborative Pastoral Plan
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TOGETHER IN CHRIST PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

A Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative body in dioceses and parishes of the Roman Catholic Church that serves to advise the parish priest or bishop about pastoral issues. Meetings are once a month and usually don't extend more than an hour. Members from both churches serve on this Council.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of this Council, please call the Rectory.
508-378-4207 OR 508-586-4880

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PRAYING THE DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET

Begin with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Apostles Creed. Using regular rosary beads, work your way around the five decades with the prayers below.

On the standalone beads, pray: "Eternal Father, I offer you the body, blood, soul, and divinity of your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world."

On the decade beads, pray: "For the sake of his sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world."

At the end, pray the following three times: "Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world."

It is typical to conclude the Divine Mercy Chaplet with the words: "Jesus, I trust in you."

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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

If you are in need of Rosary Beads, our Rosary Bead makers have them available at the doors of the church.

Please help yourself.

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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.

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FRIENDS OF THE UNBORN

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


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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

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SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Our Fr. Peter Francis, who is in residence at Saint Ann's and is a Chaplain at the VA Hospital in Brockton, is looking for volunteers who would be willing to help patients to and from their rooms to attend Mass on Sundays mornings. If you are interested in helping, please call the Rectory. 508-586-4880.

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."

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SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL - NEW MEMBERS
PLEASE CONTACT:

CHRIS BAKER
@ 774-240-8095 or jchbaker@msn.com
P O Box 474
West Bridgewater MA 02379

Saint Ann's Church is continuing to collect food items for the West Bridgewater Food Pantry.
Items can be left in church on the shelves to the right as you come in the front door.
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HANDICAPPED SEATING

The front row on both sides of the aisle has been designated as a reserved section in front of the altar. There is room for both the caretakers 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.

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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 l iterature rack the following week for someone else to read. Some of these are replaced weekly and others monthly.

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ST ANN'S PRAYER LINE - God is just a prayer away

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.

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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 coolies tea
peanut butter ketchup canned spaghetti
pudding coffee/tea cranberry sauce
jelly/jam mustard macaroni & cheese
ketchup pasta white & chunk tuna
snacks boxed cereals canned fruits
broth gravy canned carrots
mayonaise 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.

Red Barn Acres
West Bridgewater Food Pantry
457 Rear, South Main Street, Unit #1
West Bridgewater

WHEN: Curbside distribution the FIRST and THIRD Wednesday of each month
TIME: 1:45-3:00PM or 5:30-6:00PM

Volunteers Needed: We are in need of a volunteer to assist us with our monthly food pick-up from the Greater Boston Food Bank. One day a month on the first Tuesday of every month from approximately 12:00 – 4:00PM. Must be able to lift items weighing 50 pounds without any difficulty. If interested, please call the food panty at (508) 510-5274.
Thank you

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Together In Christ Collaborative

Church of St. Ann
103 N Main St.
West Bridgewater, MA 02379
Office Tel: 508-586-4880
EMAIL


St. John the Evangelist
210 Central St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Office Tel: 508-378-4207
EMAIL

Collaborative Office Hours are 9-4 M-Th
For both Churches