Welcome to St. Ann, Channahon
Mass Schedule: 8am Monday -Friday, 5pm Saturday, 8am and 10am Sunday
11/8/14-11/30-14 keep christ in christmas card sale. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
11/8-11/23/14- Wreath sale for St. Ann Football print order form at link below:
11/18/14 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 the Altar for short catechesis and a family scripture activity sheet.
Wednesday December 3rd 4:15-4:30 pm 6:15-6:30 pm
Thursday December 4th 5:15- 5:30 pm
Advent Children’s and Families Eucharistic Adoration
A Teaching and Prayer Moment for our Parish Children
(Children/catechists will go to their classrooms, parents proceed to Church)
Each class will process in to worship space
Monday, December 8th
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
A Holy Day of Obligation: All Parents and Children are required to attend Mass
The Celebration of Mass begins at 5:30 pm
We will be seated as a class, parents behind that section where your child’s class is seated
For more information /clarification stop by the offices of Fr. Peter and Mary Jane Wahl
Children’s and Parents Catechetical Team
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
aturday/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
Were You There to Help Me, When I Was Imprisoned?
We would like to congratulate Deacon Joseph McDonnell of St. Ann Catholic Church, Channahon on his completion of an intensive, 15-month Catholic Prison Ministry Leadership Curriculum developed as a joint program of the Catholic Conference of Illinois (CCI) and Lewis University in Romeoville, IL.
Seven students from across the state met for the first time in August 2013 and completed the program in October 2014. They will now coordinate other prison and jail ministry volunteers in their respective dioceses.
The program grew out of a need for more formal training identified by Fr. Christian Reuter, OFM of the Diocese of Belleville and the Catholic Conference’s Prison and Jail Ministry Network. Dr. Christie Billups of Lewis University developed the new curriculum with guidance from the Network and CCI’s Director of Social Services/Social Justice Marilou Gervacio.
A Mass and reception honoring the seven students will be held at Lewis University on Friday, November 21, Fr. Peter Jarosz, Pastor, St. Ann will be in attendance to celebrate Deacon Joe’s accomplishments. St. Ann will recognize this accomplishment on the weekend of Nov.21/22.
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