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Electronic Bulletin (e-Bulletin)

St. Ann Parish has started a regular email communication and we would like to welcome you to register your name and email address in order to be included on the parish email distribution list. The list will be used to send out the Parish e-Bulletin as well as special church communications. If you would like to join, please go to the following URL and follow the instructions: http://eepurl.com/Ax1zf

For the latest news in St. Ann Church, please go to the following link to read the February 15, 2019 e-Bulletin

St Ann Pastoral Plan

For the past year a Pastoral Planning Committee has worked to develop parish priorities for the next three years. This process began with the survey administered in April 2016 with the help of Georgetown’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). The committee worked closely with various Saint Ann ministries and dozens of parishioners serving on subcommittees on Church life, worship, faith formation and Catholic education, evangelization, social outreach, community life, and stewardship. As a result, a draft Pastoral Plan has been written and is now available for you to review and provide feedback.

Click the image below to download a copy of the Draft Pastoral Plan. Feedback and comments can be sent to ppp@stann.org

Missionhurst Facebook Blog

Missionhurst has started a faceboook blog about the works of the Missionaries around the world. The blog includes interesting short stories and also invites readers to pray and support the works of mission. Link to Missionhurst Facebook Blog

FORMED Subscription

The parish has a FREE gift for every member of your family, a subscription to FORMED! This website (FORMED.org) has Catholic content in English and Spanish for all ages, including books, full-length films, recorded talks, and beautiful features from Bishop Robert Barron (whose material we have used in our Adult Religious Enrichment group!). There is also a FORMED app, downloadable for free from the App Store. All you need to access this goldmine is your computer, tablet or smartphone and the parish’s code, which is 8FFB67.

St. Ann Parish’s CARA Parish Life Survey
St. Ann parish conducted a survey last year to measure the effectiveness of our programs and to assess the greatest needs of our parish community. The survey was conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), a Catholic research center. The results will help us better serve all those who celebrate Mass here and the findings will be used as we plan for the next five years. Thank you for all those who participated. The parish presentation and full report are posted here.

Joint Statement from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge (Diocese of Arlington) and Bishop Barry C. Knestout (Diocese of Richmond) in Response to Attorney General’s Investigation

Today, Attorney General Mark Herring publicly announced his office’s investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse by clergy in Virginia. The Diocese of Arlington and the Diocese of Richmond assure the faithful and the public that we are cooperating with the Attorney General’s office. Any instance of child sexual abuse is intolerable and gravely immoral. We hope that this process will bring healing for all victims and confirm our commitment to accountability and justice. Read the Full Joint Statement

Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Landato Si (Praised Be!)”

Kindly check the link (click the photo below) to Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Landato Si (Praised Be!)” We encourage everyone to read the new encyclical on Climate Change.

“Yet all is not lost. Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start.”

Catholic Social Teaching On Immigration And The Movement Of Peoples

To learn more about the Church’s Advocacy on Refugee & Migration, please follow the link below:

Bishop Burbidge Celebrates Mass at St. Ann