Welcome to St. Ann, Channahon
10/26/14- Knights of Columbus lead rosary after 10am mass
11/1/14- Communion of Saints Fair after 5pm mass
Saint Ann Prayer Tree
A Message from Penny Caruso-
No, we are not jumping the gun with Christmas…
The lighted tree you see in the Narthex is the symbol of our St. Ann Prayer Tree.
stress, stress, stress!! It is all around us, and the solutions for it as well.
I am here today to talk to you about a very special stress. It is the stress of having a family member, friend, etc. experiencing an illness or a problem. What can I do?? Sometimes we feel so alone and helpless.
We have heard from many families, placed on the St. Ann Prayer Tree, that they truly feel the prayers helped their Loved Ones and their Families, in time of need…AND how much comfort there is in knowing there are so many praying for them.
It is very simple to become a part of this growing ministry. Men AND women are invited to join. All that is needed is your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. You can sign up for the e-mail list or the phone list, if you do not have e-mail.
No meetings, no fundraisers, nothing physical needed. When you receive the e-mail or phone message regarding someone needing prayers, simply pray for them… possibly think about them occasionally, and offer a thought or prayer for them. There is more information in the bulletin and, also, regarding how to be placed on the Prayer Tree.
Oh, I forgot – wanted to offer you one more solution for stress!!!
We rush through our busy, stressful day; we receive an e-mail or call regarding someone needing our prayers; we stop what we are doing; we pray; we are helping someone; sometimes, we realize how fortunate WE are; we feel God’s presence; we are calmed!!
The nicest place to be is in someone’s thoughts,
The safest place to be is in someone’s prayers,
And the very best place to be is in the hands of God.
ATTENTION HOME BOUND PARISHIONERS
The St. Ann family wants to connect with you. If you are unable to come to church because you are sick, in rehab from surgery, living at a health care center or you live alone, please let the office know. A deacon, priest, or a home visitor will come to your home. When you need to go to confession or receive the anointing of the sick, call our office. If there is an emergency of illness or death call the main number and press x 5, if it is after 3 pm or on the weekend. Your cross of ill heath or living alone and unable to come to mass is such a difficult sacrifice for you. In being the only priest, I will do my best to serve your spiritual needs. Your family at St.Ann, prays for you. Please call our prayer line or office, to let us know what is going on, if your are preparing for surgery, recovering from surgery or live alone. We do care about you. God bless you and keep you in His Care - Fr. Peter
John Krenkel Head Coach
A Letter from: Fr. Peter Jarosz
Dear Friends in Christ,
The peace of the Lord be with you always. As you may know, I was called to begin my term of service here at St. Ann on the Feast of Corpus Christi in June, by Bishop Daniel Conlon. What a joy it is to begin serving the family and St. Ann, in my 25 th year as a Priest. Over the years, I have served at Visitation Parish, St. Walter, St. Isidore and twelve years as Pastor of Christ the King, Lombard. Thank you for your warm welcome and helping me to feel at home during these last five months.
This is the time of the liturgical year, in which we celebrate the Advent and Christmas seasons. After prayer and reflection, I present to you on behalf of the parish staff, spiritual opportunities during these joyful seasons. It is our hope and prayer, that you join us and take opportunities to know one another by name, in the new year of our Lord 2015.
We hope you feel at home here at St. Ann. During these busy times of the year, come, pray, prepare and celebrate Christ's coming as a child at Christmas and Jesus Christ when He comes to welcome us home one day to heaven.
The clergy,parish staff and parish leadership are very thankful for your presence here,for the many ways you already share your time, talent and treasure. It is a joy to serve you. God has blest us in many ways at home, work, school and the parish. p,In return,please be as generous,as you can at Christmas and thank you, for the commitment you made, in our yearly increased offertory program.
Thank you for serving our parish as a volunteer,through your time and talent. Your gift of prayer is the most precious gift we can give to one another this Advent and Christmas. The weekly presence of each parish family member at Mass brings us closer to one another and to Jesus Christ, the Giver of All Life. It also reminds us we are never alone in our faith journey. The staff, clergy, leadership and I look forward to walking with you and being a part of your life in 2015.
Our Holy Father Pope Francis tells us,"May the Church be a place...where all feel welcomed,loved, forgiven and encouraged to live according to the good life of the Gospel." A peaceful and grace filled Advent to you. May Christmas day and season be a time of joy. This new year of grace 2015 be a time of good health, happiness and peace of mind.
In Jesus and Mary,
Reverend Fr. Peter Jarosz, Pastor
St. Ann Parish, Diocese of Joliet