Parish Weekly Newsletter | Apr 15, 2021

 
 
Bulletin - Apr 18, 2021
 
 

From Our Pastor

We thank you for responding to our parish’s call to be a Good Steward and we are praying for our parishioners to sign up to assist in different ministries to serve our parishes. We also thank you for returning your commitment card and for choosing the ministry that you are going to assist your parish with, in the time that you have. I wish and hope that each parishioner can commit and assist with at least one ministry to serve our parish. You will be amazed at how many ministries serve those who are in need of assistance. Stewardship is a way of life, and being a Good Steward of God’s gifts, God will continue to bless our parish with abundant blessings

We have been in transition for almost a year now. We need to prepare our budget for the coming year, which will commence on 1st of July and we are in the middle of April now. We have heard that there will be a New Pastor appointed soon, who will meet with all different subcommittees, which is the Strategic Planning Committee and Stakeholders of each parish (they have been working with the Archdiocese’s representative for our parishes’ pastoral planning). I ask you to pray for our Stakeholders, our subcommittees, and Archbishop as well as his staff who are working with us on this special project. We also pray for the New Pastor and the New Team who will join us with our parishes’ ministry. I have been praying for our parishes to have peace. I am working with our parish’s leadership team from St. John of the Woods and St. Ann Parishes to welcome people back to our parishes’ events and celebrations. I ask you to join me to welcome those who are coming to join our parishes and to pray for the New Parish that we will all soon feel at home in!

May our Risen Christ continue to bless you and may the Lord continue to guide you away from all confusion and bless you and your family! A Happy Easter Season to you and your family! May the Peace of our Risen Lord bless you!

Fr. Tuan Nguyen, Pastor

 

 

Stewardship of Time and Talent

It is at this time of year, that we are asked to think about our God-given talents and how we can share them as disciples of Jesus Christ. Please prayerfully consider your God-given talents and fill out your Talent/Ministry flyer and return it to the parish office by mail, in person, or drop in basket at back of church at end of Mass. 

There is also an electronic version on our website (as below) to fill out & submit.

 

Ministry Commitment Form

 

As we encourage you to take this next step in your faith journey, we also want to thank you for the ways your gifts are already supporting the mission of St. Ann Parish.

 

In thanksgiving for all who have committed to sharing their talents and for all those discerning how to share their talents

 

 

Covid-19 Guidance

Archdiocese of Seattle

Rolling Back to Phase 2
Yesterday, Governor Inslee moved three counties back to Phase 2: Cowlitz, Pierce and Whitman County. Parishes located in these counties will need to follow the Phase 2 guidance for worship services, which requires a 25% maximum capacity for Mass, but not limited to 200 people. Also important to note is that if your parish has overflow space, it is no longer necessary to require that space to have its own restroom access. One set of restrooms is adequate to serve the church and other overflow space, provided 6 feet of distancing is maintained between each person. These counties will be reviewed again on May 3, 2021.

 

Events

Phase 2 

  • Indoor: Maximum capacity of 200 or 25% capacity (not including vendors), whichever is less, so long as six feet of physical distancing is maintained between groups. 
  • Outdoor: Groups of 15, limit 2 households per group. Maximum capacity of 200, so long as six feet of physical distancing is maintained between groups.
     

Singing and Music Reminders
Live music and performances are permitted so long as individuals wear face coverings and adhere to physical distancing requirements.
Specifically, choirs with up to 15 singers are permitted to sing indoors during the service so long as each singer maintains 9 feet (12 feet is encouraged) of physical distancing and wears a three-layer surgical mask. 
Soloist singers are permitted to sing during the service without a mask provided that the individual maintains 15 feet of physical distancing. 
At this time in the Archdiocese of Seattle, congregational singing is NOT encouraged, for everyone’s safety.

Cleaning
The widespread wearing of masks reduces contamination to surfaces. This means cleaning of highly touched surfaces needs to take place only once each day, even on days with multiple groups using the same spaces like Sunday Mass. We encourage COVID supervisors and volunteers to monitor activity during events and do spot cleaning on surfaces as needed. 

 

 

Religious Education

  • First Reconciliation and Communion
    Wed Apr 21: First Reconciliation @ 6:30pm in Church
    Wed May 19: Rehearsal @ 6:30pm for First Communion
    Wed May 26: First Communion Mass @ 6pm


     
  • Adult Catechism Class

    Class will resume Wed April 14th @ 6:30pm at St. Ann school building
    Then, the class will be remaining schedule to those that wanted to come back. The class will be in the school room on Wednesdays at 6:30. Masks, social distance will be followed....no more than 7 will attend. This schedule of classes: April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19, 26

    Contact Monty : montypm@msn.com
     

  • RCIA Schedule
    April 19th: The Role of the Laity
    April 26th: Your Spiritual Gifts
    May 3rd: Discernment May 10th: Our call to Holiness
    May 17th: Last day– Evangelization

 

 

Finance Report

 

  • Stewardship of Treasure & Weekly Offering
    April 10 & 11: $ 6,312
    Online Giving: $1,528.66
    Rice Bowl: $4,000

    Thank you for your continued support for the parish

 

 

 

Prayer List

Muriel Bate, Martha Borja, Miyoko Fine, Kathleen Genge, Ed Glass, Wayne Haverkorn, Nancy Jones, Jackie Lane, Terry Mathern, Doris McGuire, Wesley McMakin, Helen Murray, Neagle Family, Donald Orris, Bernadette Robinson, Valerie & Jerry Rochefort, Milla Schlatter, Eldon & Marge Weber, Joan & Woody Woodring, Virginia Wooten.

We pray for all servicemen and servicewomen and their families.

We pray for all those around the world suffering from the coronavirus.

If anointing of the sick please call Sr. Anna at 253-592-2455.