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Youth Nights are Back!

Posted on September 13, 2019 in: General News

Youth Nights are Back!
Middle school will meet from 7-9pm on Friday, Sept.27 and high school will meet from 6-8pm.  Both groups will meet in the Hall.  It will be a fun night of community building and games.  Feel free to bring friends!

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Ever Thought About Becoming Catholic?
Now is a great time to explore the possibility and to learn more about our Faith.  In the fall, we will begin a series of informational sessions (the RCIA process) for people who would like to investigate what it means to be Catholic.  If you are interested, please contact Fr. Chris or Lise Mikkelson.

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Coat Drive

Posted on September 06, 2019 in: General News

Coat Drive
"Please get out those coats that you want to donate!  There will be a collection box in the Commons on the weekends of September 28/29 and October 5/6.  Thank you in advance for your generosity" - Chester Walters

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Ushers Needed for the 11 AM Masses
Ushers are needed for the 11:00 AM Masses.  Training is provided.  If you are interested, please contact the office.

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Mass Coordinators Needed

Posted on August 28, 2019 in: General News

Mass Coordinators Needed
We are in need of additional Mass Coordinators.  Don't let the ministry name scare you!  This ministry involves coordinating with the ushers and others to ensure that everything that happens off the altar is covered.  Things like turning the lights on/off before/after Mass, selecting gift bearers and gathering up items left in the pews after Mass.  Contact the office for more information.  

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Eucharistic Ministers Needed

Posted on August 28, 2019 in: General News

Eucharistic Ministers Needed
Eucharistic Ministers needed at the 8:30am Mass.  What a beautiful way to serve the Lord and the parish community!  If interested please contact the office.

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Parish Picnic - Volunteers Needed!
St. Ann's Parish Picnic 2019 - Volunteer Information When:  Sunday, September 8th 11:00am - 2:00pm Where:  St. Ann's Food provided by St. Ann's:  Hot dogs, hamburgers, fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad, chips, watermelon, popsicles, iced tea (sweet and unsweet), lemonade, coffee Games/Activities:  Ladder toss, horseshoes, Frisbees, kickball games, crafts for younger children Picnic day volunteer schedule:  9:30 am - Decorate.  Setup food, dessert, and beverage tables.  Prepare baked beans, slice waterme...

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated at the 9am and 7pm Masses on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

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School Supply Drive

Posted on August 06, 2019 in: General News

School Supply Drive
St. Ann's is currently conducting a school supply drive benefiting Hanover Safe Place.  Please bring school supplies to the box in the lobby.  The drive will continue until 8/25/19,  Thank you for your support!

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Men's Retreat

Posted on July 30, 2019 in: General News

Men's Retreat
St. Ann’s Men’s Retreat – September 14, 2019, The theme of the Men’s Retreat is “Being Forgiven and Forgiving Others”.  You are invited to answer God’s call:  To accept forgiveness, to learn how to forgive others, to accept God’s Love and Mercy, to join in fellowship with other men of the parish and to lift up family and friends in prayer. The Retreat will take place here at St. Ann’s on September 14, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Breakfast and lunch will be served.  Sign u...

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Parish Picnic Committee Coordinator Needed
We currently do not have anyone to organize this year's Parish Picnic, which will be held on Sunday, September 8, at 11:00 am.  If you are interested, please call the office at 804-798-5039.  If we do not have any volunteers, we will have to cancel this year's picnic.  Please prayerfully consider volunteering for this much-loved parish event.

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Reception Committee Volunteers Needed
We would like to establish a small group of parishioners who could help approximately 5-7 times per year with various receptions at the Church.  (This is a separate ministry from the funeral receptions.)  This is a very minimal commitment but is much needed.  If you are interested in helping out, please call the office at 798-5039.

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In Memory of Anna and Daniel Burton Wilhite
We offer prayers of consolation to the family and friends of Anna Wilhite, who died on June 4, 2019.  A Mass of Resurrection to celebrate the lives of Anna and Daniel B. Wilhite will be held at St. Ann's on Friday, August 16th at 10:00 am, with a reception to follow.

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Join the Christian Formation Team!
On fire with your faith?  Want to share your love of God with others?  Be a catechist!  We still need catechists for elementary, middle school and high school.  Please consider sharing your faith with the children and youth of the parish.  Guide them to better know, love and serve our awesome, loving God! K-5 need 7 catechists, 5 for Sunday 9:45 - 10:45 am, 2 for Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm MS - need 6 catechists, 5 for Sunday 12:00 - 12:45 pm, 1 for Wednesday 6:00 - 6:45 pm HS - need 4 catechists, 2 for Sunday 12:00 - 12:45 pm, 2 for Wednesda...

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Wanted: Hospitality Team Leaders
We are looking for a Team of about 4 people who are willing to Coordinate Coffee and Donuts on Sundays, Parish Picnic, Easter Vigil Reception, and various other receptions throughout the year.  These people will be responsible for getting volunteers/food/decorations and will work as a team so all duties won't fall on the same person.  If you have any interest or questions, please call the office at 798-5039.

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Vacation Bible School

Posted on June 05, 2019 in: General News

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School Registration Is everyone ready to have a ROARing good time this summer?  This year’s Vacation Bible School adventure will take us on 5 exciting days in the African Safari!  Participants and volunteers alike will spend their evenings making new friends, learning about some Wild Bible Adventures, enjoying delicious snacks at our Hungry Herd Café, playing cool Safari games, opening their imaginations with amazing experiments and jamming out to fantastic music.  The adventure begins each day at 5:30pm with a delicious dinner followe...

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Volunteers Needed For Caritas

Posted on June 03, 2019 in: General News

Volunteers Needed For Caritas
Please Volunteer for CARITAS at St. Ann’s – We are hosting a Women’s Shelter Group June 22-29, 2018. All signups this year will be on line through Signup Genius.Volunteer Job Descriptions are on the links below. Information is also available at the CARITAS table display at weekend mass services. If you have any questions or need assistance in signing up online, please call, text or email Suzette Braun at 804-363-3622 or suzette.braun@gmail.com. Volunteer opportunities: CARITAS Overnight Representative CARITAS Daily Reset CARITAS Drink Set...

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2019 Annual Diocesan Appeal

Posted on May 30, 2019 in: General News

2019 Annual Diocesan Appeal
Building Our Family of Faith If you have made a pledge to the 2019 Appeal, the Diocese has begun sending reminders so you can fulfill your pledge. It is important for all parishioners to complete their pledges. The assistance that is provided to the ministries and programs the Appeal supports, such as grants to our mission parishes, heating and grocery assistance to families and tuition for our future priests to attend the seminary, is based on what is collected. Thank you for your support!

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Caritas Save the Date!

Posted on May 30, 2019 in: General News

Caritas Save the Date!
We will be hosting the Women's Shelter Group, June 22-29. We need volunteers now to help with volunteer sign-ups before/after each Mass, May 25-June 16. Please text/call/email Suzette Braun to volunteer for volunteer sign-ups.

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Earlybird (4:00 am, kitchen opens) Caritas
3-Member team needed to help coordinate/purchase, cook and serve breakfast for approximately 30 homeless women on Saturday June 29th, 2019. A full hot breakfast (eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, grits, biscuits) has been the traditional final breakfast for our Caritas guests as they leave St. Ann’s and move on to another hosting site. Can you help? Please contact Helen Smith.

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Miracle Fund Yard Sale 2019

Posted on May 30, 2019 in: General News

Miracle Fund Yard Sale 2019
Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th, 7:30am to 1pm. Save the date and your treasures! Please no broken items, no TVs or monitors and no wet goods (liquids). Last year’s sale raised $12,000 directly benefiting St. Ann’s families in crisis. For more information or questions, please contact Jackie Abernathy, or Anne Martin.

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 Knights of Columbus Pilgrimage
The Knights of Columbus from Church of the Redeemer will be taking a pilgrimage to the St. John Paul ll Shrine and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on June 14th, 2019.The bus will leave at 7:30 am. Upon arrival at the John Paul Shrine, we will tour the facility and then attend a noon mass. We will then go to the Basilica and have lunch in their cafeteria and tour the Basilica. We will depart the Basilica at 3:30pm and return to the Church of the Redeemer. Price for this event is $30 per person. Please make checks payable to the K of C, 11042....

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Interested in a nursery?

Posted on May 30, 2019 in: General News

Interested in a nursery?
Please call or email the church office if you are interested in having a nursery on Sunday. Let us know: which Mass you attend how many children would be coming to the nursery if you would be willing to participate in the nursery

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Parish Survey Updates

Posted on May 30, 2019 in: General News

Parish Survey Updates
You may have noticed that more handicapped and elderly parking spaces are now available. This was one of the concerns voiced in the parish survey. A new website is also being developed to improve communication which was another concern mentioned in the survey. This should be available early summer.

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Reporting Abuse

Sexual Abuse Hotline: Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our Diocese to notify civil authorities, call Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064 and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.