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Welcome to St. Ann, Channahon

 

A welcoming Catholic community called by God to live out the message of Christ in love and service to all people. Email us.

Mass Schedule: 8am Monday -Friday, 5pm Saturday, 8am and 10am Sunday

 

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7/21/15 Baptismal Prep Class 6:30pm Fireside Room

7/7/15 Men's Evening of Recollection 7:30-9:15pm in the day chapel at Saint Ann Church

      Men's Club Golf Outing 9/19/15 see the Men's Club web page under parish life tab for more information

An invitation to all Catholic men (18 years old and up, adults of all ages)

The Lord is calling us to sanctify our work, to grow in holiness, and to develop our interior life and our apostolate. 

Come to a monthly mini-retreat and be part of the New Evangelization

 

Men’s Evening of Recollection

Tuesday, July 7

7:30-9:15 p.m.

 

St. Ann Catholic Church

24500 S. Navajo Dr., Channahon

 

* Two 25-minute meditations by a priest

* One 15-minute practical talk by a layman

* Eucharistic Adoration

* Opportunity for Confession

* In the spirit of Opus Dei

 

For more information, contact Fr. Peter Jarosz, St. Ann: 815.467.6962 frpeter@stannchannahon.org; Bryan Berry: 815-740-1160, bhberry2010@gmail.com; 

Below is the census form information. Please take time to fill one out if you have not already done so.

Below is a link to the census form please complete the form andsend or drop off at church if you have not done so already:

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                                 Service Commission St. Ann:

Catholic Charities’ Back to School Fair Needs Your Help!

July 11th & 18th weekends drop off in narthex

Sunday July 18th 10 am Mass grade school and high school students of St. Ann will be invited to bring up their donation of a school supply during Mass

The 23rd Annual Will County Back to School Fair, coordinated by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the University of St. Francis in Joliet.

This annual summer event is a major countywide effort to help low-income families access important services to begin the school year on a positive note.  Last year over 4,000 children and their families attended the fair and received free medical and dental services; vital information about local programs and services; and last, but not least, a new backpack and school supplies!

We are requesting your assistance to provide much needed supplies for us to distribute to those in need.  Your parish is helping us by collecting pencil cases.  We will, of course, accept any school supplies you may donate.  We are also requesting donations of any new or "like new" books appropriate for children from pre-school through 12th grade.  Cash donations are also accepted and appreciated.     

This school supply collection is an opportunity for all of us to get involved in helping those in need – many of whom may be our friends and neighbors.  If you need more information, please call 815-774-4663 or email mmelcher@cc-doj.org.  Thank you very much for your generous support!

* If sufficient funds are raised in your area, remaining donations may be used to help children of low income families prepare for a new school year at another Catholic Charities’ Back to School Fair within the Diocese of Joliet.  For more information contact Laurie, Service Commission/Fr. Peter at parish office.

 

                               Reaching out in Love to our Shepherds

For the present, days and times for visiting Bishop Imesch are as follows at Our Lady of the Angels Retirement community, Joliet

Sundays  

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.   (Mass is celebrated at 4:00 p.m.)

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Since the Bishop may be having medical appointments on some afternoons, you might wish to call (815-725-6631) in advance. You could also drop by the main desk and leave a note for Bishop or drop off your St. Ann Care Note to our office or the collection

 

Thank you to our Council of Catholic Women, Knights and Men’s club communities for sending a get well card to our retired Bishop. It was very thoughtful of these small communities of St. Ann. Do you have time to offer a note of an extra rosary, weekday mass, divine mercy chaplet or time in Adoration for Bishops Intentions? These personal spiritual offerings could be put in your care note. Children are also invited to make a card.  Bishop Imesch ordained me as Presbyter, 25 years ago on June 3rd. For this reason, I am thankful to my parents and parish community as a child for inspiring me to serve the Lord. God has blest me now with the family of St. Ann.  God is good!

 

Fr. Peter Jarosz

 

                 2015 PARISH SUMMER PICNIC

 St. Ann Parish Outdoor Mass and Picnic

  Sunday October 11th, 10 am Mass

                                                                                                Picnic  11 am- 4 pm

                         Save the date

  Interested in being part of the planning team?

Monday July 13 6:30pm office meeting room entrance 6

              rsvp to parish office (815-467-6962)

or email parishoffice@stannchannahon.org

                               A choir for grade school and high school students

 

Practices will be held the 3rd and 4th Sundays of each month after the 10:00 AM Mass.

Practices will be 30 minutes in length. Parents must be present with their children.

On the first weekend of each month they will sing at the 5 pm and switch off with the    10 am mass.  We are calling our young parishioners who play and instrument, drums, guitar, percussion, trumpet, flute, etc., to come forward also.  We are looking for students who love to sing. Rehearsals will begin in April 9th/ 26th first mass in May.  

All this can happen when our parents are involved with this ministry.  We are looking for a team of six parents and two at home college students or graduates to work with us.  By holy week, we will need the names of 15 students and commitments by parents.  Please send an email to       parishoffice@stannchannahon.org      as soon as possible, so we can plan. More information to come, questions, please put in the email.  This is only a start, but there are great possibilities. Training our young parishioners to be leaders in the world and participants in the Music ministry of St. Ann Parish is our goal.

Fr Peter, Tim, Kathy, Lana, Bill                            

 

Information on things happening around the diocese:

 http://www.dioceseofjoliet.org/aroundthediocese

DIOCESAN EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTER

 

Are you familiar with DERC?  We are an employment network under the Justice and Peace Office of the Joliet Diocese.  We have a wealth of resources to help both job seekers and employers such as articles to help you with a job hunt, a list of community resources including job ministries, a free job board to post open positions, and many others. 

 

If you are an employer or work in Human Resources you can post open positions to the job board.   Please contact Christine M. Kieta at Christine.kieta@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming an employer permitted to use the job board.  You may also visit DERC’s website at www.dioceseofjoliet.org/derc for more information on the ministry.   

 

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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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St. Vincent DePaul Society in our Parish

    

 

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John Krenkel Head Coach

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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