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Saint Ann Catholic Church Welcomes our New Pastor and Associate Pastor

Saint Ann Catholic Church welcomes our two newest members, Fr. Maxi Ofori and Fr. Jerry Strange.

Fr. Maxi has been assigned as our new Pastor and comes to us with a rich education, including his Ph.D. in Rhetoric, and much experience as a priest. The community truly looks forward to not only following his motto "Never miss an opportunity to do good.", but also celebrating Mass with him this weekend and welcoming him to Saint Ann Catholic Church.

We were honored to welcome Fr. Jerry last weekend as he celebrated his first Masses with us. As our new Associate Pastor, we look forward to Fr. Jerry sharing his talents, hobbies (he loves to garden and fish), and God-given gifts with our parish.

The community embraces our new shepherds and looks forward to praying and growing in our faith under their guidance!

 For additional biographical information about our new Pastors, please check out the Meet the Pastors page.

 

Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary

Saint Ann Catholic Church will celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  Fr. Maxi and Fr. Jerry will offer Mass at 8:00am and 5:30pm for this holy day of obligation.

 

Information about the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary

The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary is a very old one in the Church; the celebration of the event as a feast dates back to the fourth century in the East and the seventh century in the West. The Church has always held to the belief that Mary was assumed, body and soul, into a heavenly state, even though the belief was not declared as dogmatic until 1950 by Pope Pius XII. . In his teaching, Pope Pius XII states that "at the end of her earthly course, Mary was assumed into heavenly glory, body and soul." He also wrote that it was not a new doctrine he was defining, but rather formalizing the revelation given us through the Apostles.

Interesting to note is that the encyclical simply speaks of the end of her life and does not talk about her death. The Church leaves it to pious opinion and does not have a defined position on it or how Mary died.  The early Church had a robust tradition of revering relics from the saints of the day, and their complete lack of relics from the Mother of Jesus was seen as evidence of this Marian belief.

Since Mary was untouched by the stain of sin, she was unable to experience the "wages of sin," which is death. But her Assumption also says something about humanity as well. Sin only has power over us if we allow it. Mary was freed from this power in her Immaculate Conception, and her "yes" to God. We were freed from the power of sin when Jesus died and rose, conquering death. Now, we must respond "yes" to claim the victory that has already been won for us. On this feast, we should not only celebrate the great works God has done for us through Our Lady, but also celebrate the truth that we have the opportunity to one day spend eternity with her and her Son, Jesus.

 The holy day has always been celebrated in the church on August 15.

Sunday School Registration

It is time to register!

Please be sure to register your child for Sunday School with Saint Ann Catholic Church.  You MUST register each year and registration is open for the 2017-18 school year.  Click here to download registration forms or come to Neidert Hall after both Masses on Sunday, August 27.

To celebrate your child and the wonderful work of the Sunday School teachers, the Knights will be offering "Sundaes on Sunday" during registration on August 27.

 

St. Ann Feast Day Celebration 2017

Pentecost Celebration 2017

Knights of Columbus Easter Egg Hunt 2017

Prayer Requests

The power of prayer can be miraculous!  The power of prayer can be life sustaining!  The power of prayer is limitless!

Saint Ann Catholic Church Prayer Warriors are ready and willing to pray for your intentions.  The Prayer Warriors offer the community their commitment of a personal prayer for all those in need when they need it.  If you have an urgent or an ongoing prayer request, please email Kelly Braniff at kelly@stannnash.org with your request.

Minister Schedule

Saint Ann Catholic Church is grateful to all the wonderful parishioners who volunteer to serve during the Mass.  We appreciate your time and dedication to the Church.  For your convenience, please click here to view the current Liturgical Minister Schedule for Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and Altar Servers. To view the Sacristan schedule, please the dates:  June to August 2017 and September to November 2017.

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