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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





*** FEBRUARY FAMILY MASS - February 5th at 9:30 at St. John

Our next Family Mass is Sunday, February 5th at 9:30 at St. John.

Our kids are invited to participate in the Mass as readers and gift bearers, and Fr. Paul calls them up to gather around the altar for the homily. There is also coffee and donuts downstairs after Mass. All are welcome to attend!

We need some young volunteers to do the readings and bring up the gifts, and families who are willing to pay for/pick up the coffee and donuts. If interested, please email Matt Brady

*** FEBRUARY TEEN MASS***

Our next Teen Mass is Sunday, February 26th at the 6:15 Mass at St. Ann.

We invite our teens to get involved as readers and gift bearers, and there is upbeat music and an inspiring, teen-related homily.

All are welcome to attend, not just teens and their families! If your child is interested in reading or bringing up the gifts, please email Matt Brady.




CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

This was our first Christmas Pageant since covid, and it was a smashing success! Thank you to all the cast and their families for all their hard work. All the kids did awesome! Special thanks to Tina Anthony for her work as our director, and to her assistants Chris Baker and Karla Berlo. And to Santa and Mrs. Claus for making the trip down from the North Pole. We had so much fun we are already planning to go bigger and better next year!


***TEEN MASS

Introducing our Teen Mass! We are excited to announce that we are introducing a teen-focused version of our Family Masses on Sundays at the 6:15 Mass at St. Ann. Just like at the Family Masses, we invite our middle and high schoolers to be readers, gift bearers and ushers, and the homily will be teen-centered. The Mass is sandwiched between the classes for grades 6-8 and 10, so come to class and then go to Mass or come to Mass and then go to class! If your teen wants to participate, please email Matt Brady. Hope to see you there!





DECEMBER 4th FAMILY MASS


Once a month on the first Sunday of the month between now and May, we will hold these special Masses at the 9:30 Mass at St. John's and we invite all families in the collaborative to attend. The kids will be able to be the readers, gift bearers and help with the collection, and Fr. Paul will invite them up to the altar for a special children's homily. There will also be coffee and donuts downstairs after Mass.

To help with the costs of this activity, we are looking for someone to sponsor the coffee and donuts. If you are interested in helping with this, please email Matt Brady.

Hope to see you there!

Family Mass Dates
1/8
2/5
3/5

We need readers, gift bearers and ushers, and someone to sponsor the coffee and donuts. If interested, please email Matt Brady.



FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION FORM

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Brady at directorofminstries.tic@gmail.com

REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR FAITH FORMATION

Registration for this year's faith formation program is now open. Registration form can be found in the link below.

Classes will begin Sunday, October 2nd so please register as soon as possible to allow us to finish getting ready.

The schedule of classes is below. When registering, please select the class each child in your family will attend. All classes will meet weekly, except for grades 9 and 10, which will alternate weeks. Once registrations are processed, you will receive the full schedule of class dates by email.

The cost for this year's program is $100 for the first child, and $25 for each additional enrolled child. You can make out a check to your parish, or pay online on the St. John's website (St. Ann isn't equipped with online giving yet) here https://giving.parishsoft.com/App/Giving/stjohneb by selecting "Religious Ed Tuition" as the fund

Catechists are also needed for all grades. If you are interested in serving in this vital role, please contact Matt Brady. He will train you and make sure you are well-prepared for each session.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Matt Brady by email at directorofministries.tic@gmail.com or by calling the office.

Schedule of Classes:

Grades 1-5 Sundays 8:15-9:15 am @ St. John

Grades 1-5 Mondays 4-5 pm @ St. Ann

Grades 6-8 Sundays 5-6 pm @ St. Ann

Grades 6-8 Tuesdays 4-5 pm @ St. Ann

Grade 9 Sundays 7:15-8:15 pm @ St. Ann

Grade 10 Sundays 7:15-8:15 pm @ St. Ann

FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION FORM



MATT BRADY - DIRECTOR OF MINISTRIES

"Hello everyone! My name is Matt Brady and I am very excited to be joining you as the new Director of Ministries. I have a master's degree in theology from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and an undergraduate degree from Salve Regina University. I spent the past three years at St. Denis in Westwood, where I led a revitalization of their faith formation program and family ministry and helped guide the parish through Covid.

I am looking forward to working with all of you, especially the families, to grow and strengthen our Together in Christ Collaborative."


Mission Statement

The goal of the Religious Education Program at the Together In Christ Collaborative is to bring, through catechesis and prayer, the message of Jesus Christ and His Church to all members of the community. It is its aim to help students acquire and develop their own Catholic, Christian faith, so that our parish community and its members may truly witness to the Good News of Our Lord, Jesus. All of our efforts are meant to support parents as the primary religious educators of their children. We provide formal religious education that builds upon the everyday lived experience of the faith that is shared in your homes and at Sunday Mass.

We are a welcoming Parish, with our doors open to all God's children.


Matt Brady
Director of Ministries
774-533-2002
directorofministries.tic
@gmail.com
Weekday Office Hours @ Rectory – 9:00am to 5:00pm Mon-Fri



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