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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


The Church of Saint Ann - Ministries

Saint Ann's Parish strives to provide for the needs of parishioners and non-parishioners alike through the work of its committees made up of individuals like you. This notice is to provide information about each group, to invite parishioners of all ages to offer their talents to advance the work of these groups, and to encourage those who have particular needs to avail themselves of the services provided by these committees. Please let us hear from you!

*** We are pleased to announce the formation of the Disciples of Hospitality Ministry, and are seeking volunteers from both St Ann's and St John's who will work together on building this ministry. There will be a kick off meeting on Wednesday, March 9th @ 6pm in the lower level of St John's Church to brainstorm ideas and start planning for the Easter season. If you have any questions or are interested in joining but are unable to attend the March 9th meeting please drop us an email at Directorofministries.tic@gmail.com ****

DIRECTOR OF MINISTRIES




PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW DIRECTOR OF MINISTRIES

My name is Nancy Goggin and I am thrilled to be your new Director of Ministries. I come to you with 24 years of ministry experience at both the parish level and Catholic Schools, in the capacity of Director of Religious Education, Director of Youth Ministry and Theology Teacher. Over the past 24 years, I have had extensive training from the Archdiocese in Religious Education and Youth ministry. I have participated in a certificate program from the The Center For Ministry Development on designing total youth ministry programs. I am certified by The Theology of The Body Institute on Theology of the Body and Chastity. I have taken theology classes at St.John's Seminary and have my Master's degree in Theology from Boston College. I am also certified by the Archdiocese of Boston's office for Child Safety as a "Train the Trainer". This means that I am certified to train parishes and volunteers to develop and implement programs and structures that assure the safety of the children in the Parish.

Although I have a tremendous love and passion for ministry, pursuing ministry was not my first career choice. I was actually employed in the Fashion Industry in New York City for 13 years as a Fashion Trend Forecaster. I would project fashion trends 18-20 months in advance of the selling season. As strange as it may sound, it was through doing this work that God called me into ministry.

A large target market in the fashion industry is the youth market. Therefore, it was my job to study youth Culture. The more I studied, the more horrified I became. In those days, gang activity was very bad, suicide rates were high and it was estimated that 100,000 children nationally were bringing a gun to school.

I was so disturbed by all of these stats that each night I would fervently pray that God would send people to work with the youth. I felt that if the youth knew how much God loved them, they would not be killing themselves and they would not be killing others. Each night as I prayed, the response was the sameā€¦Go and do it!

For three years, I denied my call into ministry because I did not feel like I was qualified to do the work. After all, there were so many people that had chosen ministry as a career and had been schooled in ministry work. Yet, God was calling me, someone who worked in the Fashion Industry? Finally, I could not battle with God any longer; I gave God my yes and started working as a volunteer in NYC doing both religious education and youth ministry. The work was so profound that I used to tell people that my job in the Fashion Industry was my hobby but that my passion was doing ministry work.

Finally, upon moving back to Massachusetts 25 years ago to marry someone I went to High School with, I decided to pursue a career in ministry as a parish Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry. Throughout the past 24 years, in the programs I directed, God's love has impacted the lives of many youths, resulting in vocational calls to holy marriages, missionary work and the Priesthood.

I have a passion to know, love and serve God and to help others to do the same. I look forward to seeing the beautiful work that God has visioned for the Together in Christ Collaborative of St Ann's and St John's and I look forward to working with all of you to actualize that vision, so that together we may all come to more fully know, love and serve God.



ALTAR SERVERS

Are parish youth who aid the priest in celebrating Mass. We ask you complete a short period of instruction. Please call (508) 586-4880 to learn when the next session will be.



EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Offer the Eucharist to parishioners during weekend Mass. Eucharistic Ministers must be weekly worshiping Roman Catholics with a special devotion to the Catholic Church and the sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist. We ask that you complete a short period of instruction. Please call (508) 586-4880 to learn when the next session will be.



GREETERS AND USHERS

Help people to their pew and with other concerns during Mass. Please call (508) 586-4880 to volunteer.



LECTORS

Through Baptism, Confirmation and weekly worship at Mass we are all called to be witnesses of God's word in the world. Lectors do this in a special way by entering into an intimate relationship with the sacred texts central to the worship life of the community. Drawing closer to our God who speaks through the Scriptures is an invitation this ministry offers to you. Duties are to read God's word during assigned weekend Liturgies. We ask that you complete a short period of instruction. Please call (508) 586-4880 to learn when the next session will be.



MUSIC MINISTERS

Children's Choir
The Children's Choir sings Sunday at designated 10:30 am Masses during the school year. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 6-7, as scheduled. Any child who has received First Holy Communion is welcome to participate. Children who play an instrument are also welcome. Children who are unable to make a weekly commitment may join us seasonally for Christmas and Easter. The Children's choir also sings at the First Communion Masses.

Teen Choir
The Teen Choir sings at the Sunday 6 pm Teen Mass, as scheduled. Rehearsal time is at 5 pm, prior to Mass. The Teen Choir also sings on Christmas Eve Mass and for Confirmation Masses.

Adult Choir
The Adult Choir sings at select Masses. Rehearsal times are usually one hour prior to Mass. The choir also meets Monday evenings during Advent and Lent in preparation for Christmas Eve and The Paschal Triduum.

Please contact our Collaborative Music Director, Rich Cesarini, at 508-586-4880 to join one of the Choirs.





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