for the Dormition of St. Ann, our patroness, I would like that we, as one family, celebrate and honor St. Ann with a procession around the church at the end of the Liturgy. By liturgical prescription, we should process three times around the church, but we will process only once with the reading of the Holy Gospel at each direction: north, south, east, and west. At the end of the Divine Liturgy before the procession, we will have Mirovanije. Then I invite everyone to join in the procession around the church. After the procession, we will sing Mnohaja L’ita after which I will go around the parking lot to bless your cars in honor of St. Elijah, whose feast day we celebrated on Tuesday, July 20. More importantly, I will bless the drivers after the readings of each Gospel during the procession. ~ Father Taras
BINGO! BINGO! BINGO!
We are happy to announce that "Friday Night BINGO," our biggest fund raiser, will resume!! We are in need of parishioners to volunteer for this to happen. A chairperson is needed to head up bingo or a co-chair person, along with Tom Walko, to oversee the bingo games. The volunteer positions start at 5:45pm to 7pm, 6:45pm to 10pm, or 5:45pm to 10pm. Depending on the amount of volunteers we get, you would be volunteering every 4-5 weeks. Please contact Tom Walko with any questions and contact him by August 1, 2021, with your commitment to volunteer. If all goes well, our re-opening of bingo would be September 24 or October 1.
Take Out Slavic Food Fest & More
A Take Out Slavic Food Fest & More will be held by Saint Ann Byzantine Catholic Church on Saturday, August 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until we are sold out, whichever occurs first.
All food will be available for takeout only.
A Slavic Dinner of 2 Halupki (cabbage rolls), 3 Pirohi, 1 Kielbasi, and Halushki will be available for $12.
Ala cart items include:
- Schnitzleh $4 (Large Juicy Slavic Hamburgers),
- Halupki $2 each,
- 3 Pirohi $2,
- Quart of Halushki $6.
Frozen foods include:
- Perohi by the dozen with Potato & Cheese, Farmer Cheese, Cabbage, Sauerkraut, Prune or Apple fillings will be sold for $6.
- Smoked Kielbasi will be available frozen in rings or sticks for $7.
Dessert offerings include:
- Kolachki (Kiffles) with nut or apricot filling and various individually wrapped homemade baked goods.
Sorry, Nut Rolls will not be available at this event.
On site activities include:
- Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.,
- Vespers at 2 p.m.,
- church tours and presentations,
- a money raffle,
- a Slavic gift shop and
- a basket raffle.
Food quantities are limited, the sale is on first come first served basis, no pre-orders will be taken.
Traveling This Summer?
Dear Parishioners, when you travel to go on vacation, remember that Sunday is a day of obligation. Please find the closest Byzantine Catholic or Roman Catholic Church and participate in the Divine Liturgy. This request is not just from me, Fr Taras. Remember that this is God’s commandment because God knows what we need. God bless you. ~ Father Taras - Find Mass times and churches along with maps and more at https://www.usccb.org/mass-times
The Summer events for youth and young adult ministries are up on the Eparchy website with information and links to registration. www.eparchyofpassaic.com
- Eparchial Byzanteen Rally: July 30-August 2, 2021
- Altar Server Congress: August 8-12, 2021
*** Any questions about these events, call Jonathan ***
Silence of Mary Home - urgent appeal for personal hygiene items
The Silence of Mary Home mission is providing a Christian family home for God’s abandoned and neglected people of all ages and to support the community. Throughout this unprecedented year, volunteers have diligently worked to address the needs of the community, but as life begins to normalize the need for hygiene items has escalated! To many of the Home’s guests, a shower is a luxury. The following items have been selected to assist in this urgent outreach appeal: men’s and women’s deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. Please place items in the Silence of Mary bin located in the Church vestibule. A small gesture on your part can make a profound impact on another’s life. Many thanks!
I am available for confession any time—before and after Liturgy, before and after any other church services, and any other time you want. You are obligated to go to confession and receive Holy Communion at least once a year from the beginning of Lent up to the celebration of Pentecost. ~ Father Taras
Saint Ann Parish is happy to now offer the safety and convenience of online electronic giving as an option to our parishioners and friends.
This is now available through the Tithe.ly service. You can use this option along with all the traditional ways of supporting your parish: envelopes, cash and checks. We have been testing this service for several weeks and are confident in how it works. We believe that if you choose to use it, you will find that it is easy to use. You have many options to choose from. You can give one time or set up a recurring weekly or monthly donation. This can be from a credit card or a checking account. The choice is yours. Many choose to give online to save the hassle of repeated check writing or mailing in their donations. Even if you make online donations, you can still use paper envelopes at ANY time.
Online Giving - Instructions
Instructions to setup Tithe.ly account