Welcome to St. Ann, Channahon
Today we begin Holy Week. I invite you to use this tme for prayer and preparation for Easter! On Monday the priests and people of the diocese gather at our cathedral in Joliet for the Chrism Mass. It is at this mass that the oils are blessed for ue in our church during the year. Then, on Holy Thursday we gather in our church at 7:00 for the Lord's Supper. We hear the gospel of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples.
On Good Friday, Jesus is on the cross. The cross that brings us hope, and is the key to our salvation. We will gather again at 7:00 for the Passion of the Lord and the distribution of Holy Communion. Good Friday is a rather somber, quiet reflective day. Perhaps you would want to keep it special for yourself, in reflecting on the sufferings of Jesus and what the cross means to you. We will also have an opportunity to venerate the cross of Jesus.
On Holy Saturday, our Easter season begins with the lighting of the Easter Fire in the front of our church at 7:45, after sunset. Our Easter Journey will go for 50 days to Pentecost.
This afternoon I will be in church for confessions from 3:30 to 6:00. Please feel free to stop in, pray, and receive the sacrament of reconciliation. This has become a most special time.
God's peace......... Fr. Jeff
RICE BOWLS CAN BE RETURNED TO THE CHRUCH FROM GOOD FRIDAY UNTIL THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 26 & 27
SAVE THE DATE:
May 31st and June 1st
FATHER JEFF'S CELEBRATION WEEKEND IN THE PARISH HALL
May 31 at 6:00 pm: Light Refreshments
June 1 at 9:00 am: Cake
June 1 at 11:00 am: Jazz Brunch
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Venture Crew and the Men's Club will be holding a pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 27, from 8:15 am until 12:00 noon in the parish hall. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice, coffee and milk. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 3 to 11, with a maximum of $20 per "family" (parents and minor children)