Parish Weekly Newsletter | August 5, 2021

Bulletin - August 8, 2021

Words from Fr. Mike William, S.J

Dear parishioners of St. Ann, Visitation, and St. John of the Woods communities: 

Thank you so much for making me so welcome during my July ministry among you.

Your close-knit and devout communities testify to how you are committed to fidelity to the Gospel and to generous service to the needy among you. Keep up this good work!

Let your parish doors be open to the homeless, the poor, the hungry and “let your light shine” in this area. I published a collection of 13 Homilies a few years ago under the title “Building Your Jerusalem: Father Michael’s Simple Truths to Guide Your Faith”. It’s available on, but if you email a request to me (, I’ll be happy to send you a free electronic copy.

May our loving and gracious God bless each one of you in abundance!

Fr. Mike Williams, S.J.

We thank Father Michael Williams for helping us at St. Ann, St. John of the Woods and Visitation Communities during the month of July. We appreciate his generous gift of time that he has given to us. In August Father will be back to Campus Ministry with his work as a student retreat director. We wish him good health, luck and happiness in the year to come.



Stewardship of Treasure

Weekly Offering


Contributions for Weekend of July 31 & August 1:


Online Giving: $1,502.37

Thank you for your continued support to the parish



Online Giving will help sustain our Church.

Make this year's personal tithing goal easier to achieve through Online Giving. Meeting your giving goal will help support our church's many ministries dedicated to strengthening our church's community and community at large.

Online Giving allows you to make donations, payments, and pledges via your smart device or computer to our church. 

A Simple Guide For






2021 - 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal Update

Begin May 2021 - End April 2022

Report as of July 30, 2021

Goal: $42,190

Pledge: $57,621

Gift Received: $50,507

Potential Rebate: $15,431

Thank you for your participation in ACA campaign this year. Your generosity is critical to make a difference in our parish.


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 building fence around Church facilities.

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




CCD & First Communion Registration

We are NOW accepting registration forms for CCD and First Communion at St. Ann. Classes begin Wednesday September 15th at 6:30pm. All children must be registered before September 19th.

Registration forms along with fees can be returned to the parish office M-F 9am to 4pm.

First Communion children need to bring a copy of baptism certificate along with fee.

The form and class schedule can be found at the entrance of the church at St. Ann or on the website.




If you have any question or need more information, please contact Sr. Theresa at 253-592-2541 or




Altar Server Recruitment

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to serve at the altar of the Lord?

Ever wanted a closer look at what it’s all about?

The altar servers invite you to join our team!

We are seeking boys and girls—and adults– who have had their first Communion and who would like to become more involved by serving at Mass. All you have to do is show up with enthusiasm and a heart that is ready to participate in the sacred liturgy in a new way.

We invite you to sign up to be  Altar Servers for Saturday Mass at 4:30pm and Sunday Mass at 9:45am.

The training dates are: Sunday, Aug. 8th at 10:45am And Sunday, Aug. 15th at 10:45am

Please register with Thom Ryng at





Other Highlights

  • Adult Catechism Classes
    You are invited - Come Join Us!
    Every Wednesday at 6:30pm to 7:30 starting September 15th, 2021.
    This year you can renew your gift of faith and humbly ask the Holy Spirit to bring you closer to Christ, to encounter Him in the Sacraments and especially in the Eucharist.
    By coming to class, we hope you can explore the richness of our Catholic faith. Studying Scripture alongside the Catechism helps us to remember what we know already in our heart of faith and learn to apply it in our everyday lives.
    The class is based on Holy Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Sacred Traditions.
    Contact Monty at (253) 304-4473 – Class is No-cost in the St. Ann Classroom
    “Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.”

  • RCIA Registration
    We are accepting registration now. Class will begin September 13th at St. Ann School
    Contact LB Gilmer at (928) 446-9045



    To register, please contact Sr. Theresa Nguyen
    at 253-592-2541 or
    Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
    Time: 9:00am to 1:30pm
    Place: St. Ann’s Church and Hall


  • Knights of Columbus
    Knights of Columbus St. Ann Council 15462 Receives Top Award! St. Ann Council 15462 in Tacoma was awarded the distinction of Star Council, the international Knights of Columbus organization’s top honor for local councils. The Star Council Award recognizes overall excellence in sponsoring and supporting Catholic faith formation programs and volunteering time and talent through service-oriented activities in serving God and St. Ann Parish.

  • Congratulations
    Congratulations to 
    Anthony Huy Quoc Tran & Maria Kaydee Tuyen Pham 
    for receiving the Sacrament of Matrimony at St. Ann Church on August 14, 2021. May God bless your new family.

    Congratulations to those babies who are baptized in August: Amari Malachi, Cimafranca, Anna Haley Le Nguyen, Emilee Moran Hernandez, Joseph Benjamin Trinh, Maria Emma Hong An Nguyen.


Visitation STEM Academy

We're hiring

Visitation Catholic STEM Academy inspires students to grow in a faith that is guided by Gospel values and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  As instructional leaders, we facilitate the development of the skills that are    necessary to be successful in the 21st century.  Visitation Catholic STEM Academy is a PK-8 school located in Tacoma, we are a growing school, academically rigorous, and a loving environment. 


Open Faculty & Staff Positions for the  2021-2022 School Year

Five Open positions


To apply, please complete the application process at

Questions can be sent to the principal Marc Nuno at 

Included in the application process will be a request for a resume and cover letter.  The cover letter should include a brief introduction, how your skills and experience are a good fit for this role, and describe the reasons for wanting this position.


Conditions of Hiring  

  • Pass background check in MERIT and VIRTUS
  • Be CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogen certified or obtain certification upon hire.          
  • Complete Child Care Basics (to be completed within 90 days of hire) and maintain 10-hour  annual in-service training). Show proof of MMR immunization and TB test.

See the full Job Descriptions on the Stem Academy Website

Job Description #1  PK Aide

  • $16.80 per hour  Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • 7.5 hours per day, 37.5 hours per week, 180 school days
  • September 1, 2021 – June 17, 2022


Job Description #2  PE Teacher

  • Approx. $15.00 – $20.00 per hour, based on certification and experience
  • Three days per week, eight hours per day, 24 hours per week.
  • 7:30 am to 4:00pm                                
  • Preferred Minimum – Bachelor’s Degree
  • Preferred – Teacher Certification, however, this is not a requirement and individuals who  are in progress toward a Master’s in Education/Teaching or Teacher Certification classes are welcome to apply


Job Description #3  Head of Extended Care

  • $14.38 / hour  6:15 am to 8:30 am & 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • 5.75 hours per day, 28.75 hours per week, 180 school days


Job Description #4  Pre-Kindergarten 3 Lead Teacher                                      
Compensation:  Based on a candidate’s experience and skills in relation to the job description and in support of the mission of the school. 70% of Tacoma Public Schools base rate from 2020-2021. Health benefits and a variety of other benefits included.

Job Description #5  Recess Supervisor & Instructional Aide                          

  • $14.00 per hour  Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • 5 hours per day, 25 hours per week, 180 school days
  • September 1, 2021 – June 17, 2022                                                     

Phone (253) 474-6424   Fax (253) 474-6718

Summer Hours 9am-1pm                                        

Marc Nuno: Principal

Kelli Bostwick: Admin. Assist.



Prayer List

Muriel Bate, Olivia Davis, Kathleen Genge, Wayne Haverkorn, Nancy Jones, Jackie Lane, Terry Mathern, Doris McGuire, Wesley McMakin, Helen Murray, Neagle Family, Donald Orris, Olivia Ripka, Bernadette Robinson, Rayanne Richardson, 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.