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St. Ann Parish Picnic
Please join us for a bi-lingual Mass followed by our parish picnic where we will enjoy a delicious picnic menu of American, Hispanic, and Filipino cuisine! Come feast on lots of fun, and the great fellowship of our entire St. Ann community! (rain or shine). Be a part of our celebration of thanks for the many blessings God has given to our wonderful parish by coming out for the St. Ann Picnic on September 9, 2018!!
Contributions of desserts and non-alcoholic beverages for all to share would be greatly appreciated (there will be a community dessert and drink table set up in the hall for your kind contributions)!!
Por favor, acompañenos a la Misa bilingüe seguida de nuestro picnic de la parroquia donde podremos disfrutar de un delicioso menú de la cocina americana, hispana y filipina! ¡Venga a la fiesta para disfrutar de una sana diversión y del gran compañerismo de nuestra comunidad de Santa Ana! (llueva o truene)
Sea parte de nuestra celebración en agradecimiento por todas las bendiciones que Dios ha dado a nuestra maravillosa parroquia, asistiendo al Picnic de la Parroquia de Santa Ana el 9 de Septiembre!!!!
Las contribuciones de postres y bebidas sin alcohol para compartir serán muy apreciadas (habrá una mesa comunitaria de postres y bebidas establecida en la sala para su amable contribución)!!!!
St. Ann Fall Festival
Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I invite you to join me in a Novena (9 weeks of prayer) for the legal protection of human life, from August 3 through September 28.
The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and the nomination of his successor have once again engendered debate in our society regarding the need for the legal protection of the right to life of unborn children. Each Friday during the Novena, we have the opportunity to pray and fast so that a change in the U.S. Supreme Court will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life. During this time, we must also look for opportunities to educate our family and friends about why this right—the right to life—is paramount.
As part of this initiative, participants may receive weekly prayer reminders by text message or email. In addition to the current invitation to fast on Fridays, participants will be encouraged to pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for this protection of human life and will receive important facts about how Roe v. Wade is not health care, is bad law, and fails women.
Please encourage your friends to sign up at www.usccb.org/pray for this and the "Call to Prayer" initiatives. Additionally, please ensure you keep up with the Diocese on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where we will be sharing resources, reminders and inspirational messages related to this Novena.
With our voices raised to God, perhaps we will one day live in a country that protects the most vulnerable of people, the child in the womb, and that mothers would know of the support and help the Church is ready to offer whenever they face a challenging or unplanned pregnancy.
Know of my continued prayer for you and your families.
Sincerely in Christ,Most Reverend Bishop Michael F. Burbidge
Bishop of Arlington