Next Sunday - Parish Family Day Picnic
We will be celebrating Catechetical Sunday on September 26, with a 9:00 AM Liturgy followed by our Parish Family Day Picnic. The entire St. Ann Community is invited. Food and beverages are provided by ECF and St. Ann Knights. We look forward to seeing everyone there this year!
Flower of Carmel Hermitage 2021 Fundraiser
Thursday, September 23 at St. Ann Byzantine Catholic Church Social Hall from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Doors open at 6 PM. Please RSVP by Sept. 19 to Marian Bassler, as a buffet dinner will be served free of charge. Come join us, we'd love to see you.
The theme this year is "From the Darkness into the Great light". The prayers and sacrifices of the Hermit Sister of the Flower of Carmel Hermitage can make all the difference in overcoming the darkness of this world. To fulfill God's call to pray without ceasing is the most efficacious calling in today's world. Guest Speakers will be Fr. John Szada, Exorcist for the Diocese of Harrisburg — Father's topics will be relevant to his vocation, the times we are living in, and Sister's vocation. Father will bless small religious items of your own or provided. Sister Mary Catherine Rose Giacobbe, Er.Dio. -- Learn about the life of a Hermit Sister and Sister's vision for the building of a Laura.
Grow in Faith - St. Ann Bible Study
Come join our parish family in Bible studies to grow in faith, love, and hope -- trusting in God. Classes to begin Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. in the church hall.
Sessions will run approximately 1 to 1.5 hours each Wednesday evening until May. Father Taras will lead each week's selected Bible topic with group discussion and questions to follow. Guest speakers may join us on occasion. Topics to study will be announced the week prior in our Parish Bulletin and in each class for the next session. All are welcome. Participate each week or as often as you can. Questions, please contact Fr.Taras or call Marian Bassler
This is a series of free 90-Minute Webinars that offer an introduction to Byzantine Catholic Faith, worship, and life based on the Christ our Pascha Catechism offered through a free webinar series and 20-minute follow-up pre-recorded video lessons. Join the presenters who will share their own thoughts and insights on the teachings of Christ Our Pascha via Webinar and Video. The series starts on Sunday, Sept 26 at 7 pm EST. It is co-sponsored by the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix and Vineyard of the Lord Catholic Ministries. It is intended for:
• Western Christians (Catholic or Protestant) who are interested in exploring the Byzantine Catholic faith for their own development in faith.
• Anyone contemplating joining or has recently joined a Byzantine or Greek-Catholic parish.
• Byzantine Christians who want to learn more about your own rich tradition?
For more information and to register: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/vineyardofthelordcatholicministries/561626#
For the list of topics and the reading plan:
To view the first session on How to Attend a Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy: https://vimeo.com/582195426/dfd80380ed
Christmas Bake Sale
Sale is Saturday, December 11, from 9 a.m. until noon. No orders can be taken. Sale is on a first-come, first-served basis. All rolls are $10.00 each. More information to follow in coming weeks.
Bingo Update - Thank you all who responded to volunteer for our "Every Friday Night Bingo". However, we still need 3 more parishioners to volunteer!!!
Our first night of Bingo will be October 1st. We are working on a 4 week rotating schedule. The positions and shifts are:
1 selling specials (sitting) 5:45-10:00
1 selling instant tickets (sitting) 5:45-10:00
1 door admission (sitting) 5:45-7:00
Please contact Tom Walko @ 717-350-8866 Together We can Make This Happen!!
ECF Registration is beginning for the 2021/2022 Catechetical Year
To help us prepare for the upcoming year please fill in the registration form on-line or registration forms provided in the back to the church.
This is the link for the on-line form. https://www.cognitoforms.com/StAnnByzantineCatholicChurch/StAnnECFRegistration202122
ECF Class Calendar
We will be celebrating Catechetical Sunday on September 26, with a 9:00 AM Liturgy followed by our Parish Family Day Picnic.
The entire St. Ann Community is invited. Food and beverages are provided by ECF and St. Ann Knights.
We look forward to seeing everyone there this year! You can pick up a calendar of classes and events at the back of the church and one will be posted online.
Classes will begin on October 3 between the 8:00 and 10:30 Liturgies.
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