Parish Weekly Newsletter | April 1, 2021

Bulletin - Apr 4, 2021

From Our Pastor

Fr. Tuan, Fr. Pat, and the staff at St. Ann wish you and your families a blessed Easter. We thank you for staying with us during these trying times.

We thank our Liturgical ministers who organized and assisted us with all of our Liturgical celebrations (during Holy Week (Triduum), Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday). We thank you for your time, talent, and your faithfulness to your Faith (practicing what you believe) and for generously sharing with us! You are truly blessed by our Risen Lord with joy and hope and His love is overflowing for you, which is so powerful that we can feel it on this day and throughout this Easter Season.

Happy Easter to you and your family!



Holy Triduum

Holy Thursday (April 1)

(Eng.) 6:00 p.m.; (Viet) 8:00 p.m.

  • Mass as usual with ringing of the bells while Gloria is recited
  • No washing of feet
  • Procession with Blessed Sacrament to School: Those who will be staying for adoration (30 minutes ) in the school are invited to accompany the Blessed Sacrament to the altar of repose (please wear mask and keep social distance). All others are asked to leave in silence


Good Friday (April 2)

(Eng) 6:00 p.m.; (Viet) 8:00 p.m

  • No procession
  • Liturgy of the Word
  • Solemn Intercessions, remain standing throughout prayers. 
  • Veneration of the cross:  Process the same way as when receiving communion bow to the cross, make the Sign of the Cross and return to the pews by the middle aisle as at Communion. 
  • Blessed Sacrament is brought to the altar by EM for distribution.


Easter Vigil (April 3)

(Eng). 5:30pm; (Viet) 8:30 p.m.

  • Preparation and lighting of Paschal candle. Simply blessing at the entrance of church.
  • Procession with Easter candle
  • Easter proclaim is sung (Exsultet) 
  • Liturgy of the word: After the readings a period of silence, the Prayer, and the next reading, silence the Prayer. 
    Link for readings:
  • Gloria recited bells are rung 
  • Epistle - Gospel - Blessing of the Water & Renewal of Baptismal Promises, sprinkling of the people.   
  •  Liturgy of the Eucharist as usual.


Easter Sunday (April 4)

(Eng). 9:45am; (Viet) 7:45am & 4pm



Stewardship of Time and Talent

At St. John of the Woods Parish, there are many ways God wants you to use your unique role in the body of Christ to glorify Him. Generously sharing your God-given gifts helps you to encounter Jesus more deeply, and committing (or recommitting) to a ministry helps to proclaim the gospel message regularly.

You are invited to prayerfully consider a ministry to which you feel called, list some of the gifts/skills/passions that you would be willing to share with our parish, and fill out the Ministry Commitment Form below.

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.



Other Information

  • RCIA Congratulations
    Congratulations and welcome 6 people
    Abby Mathis Hanson
    Marcus Mocorro
    Yaleani Arenas Ornelas
    (Luca) Audong Luong
    (Maria) Kim Ngan Huynh
    (Paul) Hy Dang

    who received sacraments on Easter Vigil this year: Baptism, first Eucharistic, Confirmation and some receive Full of Communion into the Catholic Faith. We welcome you to our Catholic Faith. Congratulations and May God continue to bless you and your families.
  • Rice Bowl Return

    Holy Thursday, Apr 1, is the perfect time to return your Lenten Rice Bowls, and also to bring a food item for the needy.  These will be taken up to the altar during Mass to be offered as our gift.

    If possible, please convert coins in your Rice Bowl into a check or bills for simpler counting.  Thank you!

  • Divine Mercy Novena & Feast @ St. John of the Woods 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.