Parish Weekly Newsletter | June 2, 2021

Bulletin - June 6, 2021

Pierce Deanery Strategic Planning

Following Archbishop Paul D. Etienne’s vision to foster a sustainable, thriving Catholic community in Tacoma, the Pierce Deanery continues efforts to merge Holy Rosary, Visitation, St. Rita and St. Ann parishes into one new parish, associated with the mission of St. John of the Woods.

All information and updates of this process have been posted on the Archdiocese webpage:



"We are so grateful to have engaged Catholics at our parishes who are willing to participate in this important journey. This is undoubtedly a challenging journey – and one that none of us would elect to take. However, faced with today’s realities – fewer active Catholics, an abundance of parishes, a lack of priests, and a decline in many ministries and Sacraments – we must consolidate our efforts so that we can be better positioned to achieve our mission of spreading the Gospel." 

~ Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg, January 2021 Letter




Covid Vaccine for 12 and up

Pierce Public Health Department will have Covid Vaccine Clinic (with 100 doses Pfizer) at St. Ann Church for those who are 12 years old and up

  • 1st dose: Friday, June 11th from 4pm - 6pm
  • 2nd dose: Friday, July 2nd from 2pm - 4pm

If you or your children want to be vaccinated or know anyone who would like to be vaccinated, please sign up with

Sr. Kim 253 - 304 - 8929 (call/text) . Email:

Thank you




2021 - 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal

Begin May 2021 - End April 2022

Report as of May 27, 2021

Goal: $25,719.

Pledge: $24,401

Payment: $16,812  

If we exceed our goal, all payments above our share will come back to the parish in the form of a rebate to be used for paving and striping the parking lot.

Please be sure to turn in your pledge envelope today or donate online at .Thank you!




Asphalt Project

You may notice a few changes taking place.  Shrubs and plants are being trimmed back surrounding the fire lane between the rectory, parish hall and religious education center.  Grass on the exterior of the north parking lot trimmed and mowed as well as the edges of the asphalt have been cleared of debris. All of this is in preparation for the asphalt overlay of the parking lot and the removal of the old asphalt and the repaving of the fire lane. 

Bid proposals were received and provided to Facilities Committee members, the Pastoral and Finance Councils to review.  At both Council meetings, Wednesday, May 26th, it was agreed to accept the bid proposal by Rainier Asphalt and Concrete.  Fr. Tuan was present at the Pastoral Council meeting and gave his approval. The project is estimated to cost between $50,000 and $60,000 depending on additional work required during construction. Working in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Seattle and Rainier Asphalt and Concrete we have a target date of 4 to 6 weeks.

The overlay and repaving project is being funded by the rebates received from the Called to Serve as Christ campaign and the Annual Catholic Appeal campaigns 2020 and 2021.  As of April 30, 2021 we had received $21,756 to apply to this project.  Rebates for this project will continue to be received as pledges to these campaigns are fulfilled.  The generosity of our parishioners is making it possible to maintain and improve our parish campus.



Change You Will See

In coming weeks, you will see most of the barriers to the pews in church removed allowing for people to sit next to each other. There will also be a section remaining for social distancing.  If you wish to sit in that area please ask an usher to seat you there. Thank you



Church Etiquette

Communion - Please remember to consume the host of Communion immediately after receiving it. Do not carry it back to our pew to consume it there. If you do not wish to receive Communion, please cross your chest with your arms and the Celebrant or Eucharistic Minster will give you a blessing.

Greeting - Please greet and converse with friends before and after Mass in the
entrance way or outside the church, not in church, so as not to distract those who are praying.


Masks are Safer for Now - At this time, we will continue wearing masks. We request people wear a mask for everyone's continued health and safety.  There are still many benefits to wearing a mask, including protecting those who are unable to vaccinate, and keeping us from touching our faces and spreading a virus, which also allows us to decrease our surface cleaning.


Thank you for your consideration of fellow parishioners.



Prayer List 

Gordon & Nichole Chisholm III, Carlos & Claudia Caballero, Donna & Dick Severson, Roxane Fulp Bob Smith, Judith Levesque, Joan Ellis, Linda Johnson, Kari Tinsely, Rita Pangelinan, Dave Casey, Susan Kitaji, Natalie Vieria, Courtney Kryder, Helen Wilke, Jennifer Akins, Sara Romo, Rod Stormshak, James Moe, Wendy Hanchett, Bill Miller, Connie Bender, Gary Wilke, Evymae Sablan, Isaako Malo, Damian Roldon, Irene Simon, Isaiah Williams, Anne Gannon, Larry Anderson, Larry Luedke, Keith Browne, Anna Kaperick, Robert Lumas, Larry Rubida, Dorothy Harris, Liam Chisholm, Carol Kalapus, Evelyn Allen, Danny Sneed, Betty Polansky, Victims of COVID-19. 
Military: SPC Sean Gilson, AMN Mason Land, &
WO-1 Stephen Adelman.