St. Nicholas Brunch
Sunday, December 5 - All are invited to this hot catered brunch! Please plan to attend and celebrate the arrival of St. Nicholas with your parish family. This event is not just for the children, but for everyone! So that we can provide an accurate count to the caterer we would greatly appreciate if those planning to attend would sign up for the brunch on the sheet in the back of the church or via this on line form. Remember everyone is welcome and strongly encouraged to attend this celebration for our parish family and friends!
Delicious Homemade Holiday Foods
St. Ann Knights of Columbus are helping the Byzantine Carmelite Nuns from Sugarloaf by selling the delicious homemade holiday foods made by the nuns. The order forms are in the back of the church and must be completed by Sunday, December 5. Place your order form and check in an envelope marked Attn. Tom Walko. The pick-up date for the items is Sunday, December 12, 10 a.m. – noon.
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Perohi and Kielbasa Sale
Perohi and Kielbasa Sale on the following dates: Nov. 17, Dec. 1, and 8 (Wednesdays) from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. On Saturday, December 9, the sale will be from 9 a.m. - noon. Perohi frozen by the dozen for $6. Flavors include: potato & cheese, farmer cheese, sauerkraut, sweet cabbage, prune and apple. Kielbasa rings and sticks available at $8.
Christmas Bake Sale
Saturday, December 11, from 9 a.m. until noon Homemade rolls with walnut, poppy seed, or apricot filling will be sold for $10. Perohi, frozen by the dozen for $6. Flavors include: potato & cheese, farmer cheese, sauerkraut, sweet cabbage, prune and apple. Smoked Kielbasa rings and sticks available at $8. Perohi & Kielbasa will also be sold on the following Wednesdays: Nov. 17, Dec. 1, and 8 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. No orders can be taken. Sale is on a first-come, first-served basis, cash & checks accepted.
Nativity Fast Information from God With Us
The Nativity Fast is a joyous one, celebrating the immanent coming of Christ. This packet contains material for use on specific days during this period and is intended to help you and your family to make a concerted effort to put God first in your lives during the fast. Information on Saint Nicholas is on page 21. https://godwithusonline.org/wp-content/uploads/Nativity-Fast-in-the-Home.pdf
Divine Liturgies for St Ann Families
The St Ann Knights of Columbus Council has donated $2,400.00 for Divine Liturgies for each St. Ann Parish family. Half of these Divine Liturgies will be celebrated by the two young priests in Bohdan and Berezovo and the other half of the Divine Liturgies will be celebrated by six other priests in the Eparchy in Mukachevo. The money will benefit the priests and their families, and the Divine Liturgies will benefit the families of our parish. The St Ann Knights wish to thank our fellow St Ann families for supporting our activities over the years, and we pray that you and your families will be blessed through the prayers and intentions of these Divine Liturgies!
Special Adult Educational Opportunity
What is this journey in between the event we call “birth” and the one we call “death”? Is the journey taking you somewhere, or are you leading yourself to some kind of destination – a destination that could extend beyond your last breath? What do you want from your life during the in between? The questions are there, and, the answers are too. We will be using ‘The Search’ video series. View the preview here: https://watch.formed.org/the-search-1/season:1/videos/the-search-trailer
Come join us! Mike DiMarco will lead our parish, adults and our Teen ECF group in this program. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. These will be on Sundays, Nov. 21 and Dec. 12, 19 from 9:20 to 10:20 a.m. in the parish hall. Refreshments will be available.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
St. Ann Helping Hands is supporting the Silence of Mary Homes with their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. We have been asked to please contribute monetarily or with gift cards to any of the local grocery stores, (Giant, Karns, or Weis). These monies will be used to purchase turkeys for the families in need. Deposit an envelope in the regular weekly collection clearly marked “Thanksgiving Food Drive - SOM”. Checks should still be made out to St. Ann Byzantine Catholic Church. Also write “Thanksgiving Food Drive - SOM” in the bottom left hand corner of your check.
Living Nativity Icon Pageant:Update
We invite children in pre-K thru high school to participate in the Living Nativity Icon Pageant. The younger children will dress up as the various characters from Bethlehem and depict a crèche scene at the front of the church as the congregation is invited to participate in a sing-along of just a few Christmas Kolady (carols). Older students are needed as musicians and helpers. It is a wonderful opportunity for our children to work together as witnesses to the gift of our faith in Jesus Christ as the Savior of the World. This was a moving and beautiful presentation in recent years, so we shall continue with this inspiring tradition, which was definitely missed last year!
Rehearsals will be Wednesday December 8 at 5:10 PM and Saturday, December 11 at 10 AM. The Pageant takes place in conjunction with the final Emmanuel Moleben on Wednesday, December 22 at 6 PM (arrival by 5:30 PM) Please sign up in the ECF hallway by December 1 to participate.
Byzantine Christmas Carols
These Christmas Carols are a good resource for prayer leading up to the Nativity. They can be found at these links: http://mci.archpitt.org/sheetmusic/general/NativityHymnal.pdf and http://mci.archpitt.org/songs/Kolady.html
Grow in Faith - St. Ann Bible Study
This group meets Wednesdays in the parish hall at 6:30 p.m. Sessions run 1 to 1.5 hours. Father Taras will lead each week's selected Bible topic with group discussion and questions to follow. To prepare for this week, read Genesis, Chapters 26-36 and Gospel of Mark, Chapter 1. All are welcome to participate each week or as often as you can. Questions, please contact Fr. Taras or call Marian Bassler
St. Ann’s Gift and Book Shop
St. Ann’s Gift and Book Shop will be open Sundays between Divine Liturgies beginning Sunday, Oct. 3. Stop in and find that special gift for someone special!!
Every Friday at 7:00 PM
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