Announcements

  • Lenten Retreat with Fr. Joseph Loya: “Byzantine Catholic: Knowing Who We Are, Worshiping As We Are”  – Join Fr. Loya and the community of St. Ann Byzantine Church for a Lenten retreat  March 2-3, 2024.    Program: Saturday, March 2: 2 p.m. Confessions; 3-5 p.m. (in the parish center) Presentation following by Soup Supper; 6 p.m. Vespers followed by Confession. Saturday, March 3: 9 a.m. Matins with 10 a.m. Divine Liturgy. Fr. Loya will preach at both Vespers and Sunday’s Divine Liturgy.
  • A Pysanky Workshop will be on Sunday, March 3, following our single liturgy at 10 AM. The workshop is open to all parishioners thanks to the Kadar-Kallen ladies. Lunch will be provided by ECF. The sign up sheet is in the parish vestibule on the white board – please sign up this weekend so we get our order numbers right! If you are unable to sign up in person, feel free to email me with a head count.
  • Perohi & Fish Wednesdays – On Wednesdays in Lent there will be hot fish dinners and frozen perohi and kielbasa for sale in the parish center at St. Ann Byzantine Catholic Church, 5408 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA. The dinners will be available from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The fish dinners will be $13 and will include baked haddock, 2 perohi, haluski, green beans and a drink. The perohi will be sold frozen by the package for $7 and have fillings available of potato & cheese, cabbage, sauerkraut, prune and farmer cheese. The smoked kielbasa will be available in rings for $8 each.  Cash, personal checks and credit/debit cards will be accepted. These offerings will be on Wednesdays during Lent on February 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20.  St. Ann K of C is hosting the dinners. The sale of the frozen perohi and kielbasa benefit the parish ECF education program.
  • Save the Date –  Fr. Joe Loya will present a Lenten afternoon of reflection and preach at vespers on Saturday, March 2 and Divine Liturgy on Sunday March 3.  Details to be announced. 
  • Save the Date – Holy Family Radio AM 720, Central PA’s Catholic Radio Station will present their annual Benefit Dinner on April 12, 2024 at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. Fr. Wade Menezes, from EWTN TV and Radio will be the Keynote Speaker. For more info and reservations please visit www.720whyf.com
  • Lenten Almsgiving for Orphans in Ukraine – As we begin the Lenten season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, let us recognize our blessings and reach out to the less fortunate.  Helping Hands of St. Ann’s is asking parishioners to once again open their hearts to needy orphans in Ukraine.  The Basilian Sisters continue the mission begun by +Sister Mary Bernarda Arkatin over 30 years ago to bring food, clothing, medicine and other necessities to orphans throughout Ukraine.  Currently our sisters are working with sisters in Ukraine to provide assistance during this time of crisis in Ukraine.  As part of your Lenten almsgiving, consider making a donation to this worthy cause.  A poster of Sister Bernarda’s efforts and thank you drawings by the orphans to our parish for our donations will be on display.  Donation envelopes are available next to the display and Donation Box. Please make checks payable to St. Ann Church and write Orphans in the memo line.   God Bless you for your generosity!
  • Slavic/American Festival — Our first meeting for the festival will be on Sunday, March 17 in the parish center between liturgies.  Area Chairpersons — Please plan to attend!  All Parishioners are welcome and please consider a chairperson position!  Our Slavic/ American Festival will be on Saturday, August, 24, 2024
  • Bible Study – Thursday night, February 29, at 6 p.m. in the parish center. To prepare for the discussion, please read 1 Kings 1-5, Proverbs 26-31, and 2 Corinthians 1-3. Everyone is invited
  • Pascha Making: Monday, March 4; Tuesday, March 5; and Monday, March 11.  To order your pascha, sign up on the order form in the back of the church.
  • Coats, Hats and Gloves – The Helping Hands Committee is collecting children’s coats, hats and gloves to donate to the Silence of Mary Home in Lemoyne, who are dedicated to helping the poorest of the poor.  With such a cold winter, the need for these items is extremely dire.  Sizes 8 through 18. Items can be dropped off in the bin marked “Silence of Mary” in the back of the church.  Monetary donations are also accepted, we would be happy to buy the items for donations. Thank you in advance for any support you can give.
  • Blessing of Homes – I will bless homes this year.  Please call the church office at 717-652-1415, or sign up on the sheet in the back of the church if you want your home blessed.   ~ Fr. Taras
  • Bishop’s Appeal – The Goal for Saint Ann Parish is: $16,000.00  The total received from 40 gifts is $7,865.00  Donations can be made through June 1, 2024  at  https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/    Thank you for your generosity.
  • Parish Emails – Parishioners wishing to receive emails from the parish can sign up by clicking on the link at the top of the Bulletin Page.
  • Perohi Hotline – Not a member of Saint Ann’s and want to know when we are having events?  You can find out about events at our parish with emails from the Perohi Hotline!   The Perhoi Hotline will let you know when your favorite Slavic events will take place or when our tasty foods will be available for sale.  We promise to never sell your information and we will not fill up your inbox.      https://StAnnByz.flocknote.com/PerohiHotline


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