Welcome to St. Ann, Channahon
Mass Schedule: 8am Monday -Friday, 5pm Saturday, 8am and 10am Sunday
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1/10/15 Euchre and Canasta Tournament- Parish Hall. Get a group together and join us at 6pm. Food and beverage are provided. Sponsored by the Men's Club.
1/15/15 Men's Club monthly meeting 6:45 in parish hall.
1/18/15 Pancake Breakfast After 8am and 10am Masses. Sponsored by the Men's Club 9-12pm in the parish hall.
1/20/15 Baptismal prep class 6:30pm
Information on things happening around the diocese:
Sundays of Advent, November 30th – December 21st
Children’s liturgy of the Word at 10 am
The children are called to go out for the liturgy of the word into narthex.
Wednesday December 24, 2014 Christmas Eve Liturgies 3:00 p.m. Carols, 3:30 p.m. Children’s/Family Liturgy 5:00 p.m. Carols 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Liturgy
Liturgy for Christmas at Midnight* 11:30 p.m. Carols Christmas Day Liturgy 12 a.m. *This is a new addition for this year. We will see the response for 2014 and consider for 2015
Solemnity of Christmas Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord 9:30 a.m. Carols Christmas Day Liturgy 10 a.m.
Friday December 26, 2014 Octave of Christmas Liturgy 8:30 a.m. Carols 9 a.m. Liturgy
Saturday/Sunday December 27/28, 2014 Octave of Christmas Feast of the Holy Family Saturday confessions 4:00-4:45 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Carols 5:00 p.m. Liturgy
At the Liturgies, please bring your crèche images of the Infant Jesus to be blessed.
Thursday January 1, 2015 New Year’s Day The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God Holy Day of Obligation Carols 10:30 a.m. Liturgy 11 a.m. Bakery, juice and coffee after Liturgy
Saturday January 4, 2015 In Celebration of the Twelfth Day of Christmas, we will gather for a community building prayer event. 3 p.m. - 4:15 pm Feast of the Epiphany Concert and Carols The Three Kings of St. Ann will be present. All children, teens and adults bring your foil star to the prayer event. Grades 1- 6th are invited to be dressed in white for a Procession of the Stars
Prayer for the new Year Below:
Another prayer for peace may be said:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
—Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi
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
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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