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2015 Mass Intentions - Since the earliest days, Holy Mass has been
offered for the dead.  Our prayers, but especially Holy Mass, assist those
who have passed on to attain heaven.  Also since its earliest days, the
Church has offered Mass for the intentions of the living, especially the
sick.  Many of you ask for Masses to be said regularly for deceased loved
ones.  Some ask that these Masses be offered on specific dates, and we
do our best to accommodate your requests.  We are now accepting Mass
requests for the calendar year 2015.  Your special requests will be
honored to the extent possible, but we ask your patience and
understanding.  So that we can accommodate as many families as
possible, we ask that requests of multiple Masses be limited to twelve per
year.  Since scheduling begins in late October, it is important that
requests be received by October 15, 2014.  If you would like to be
informed of the dates and times of your scheduled requests please
include a self-addressed stamped envelope, a phone number or email
address so that we can contact you.  Thank you and God bless you.     

The Great Adventure Bible Study – Join St. Ann’s Parishioners for the
series that has helped hundreds of thousands of Catholics learn to read
the Bible.  It is a fascinating study that will take participants on a journey
through the entire Bible.  The study will go deep into each period of
salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout all of
Scripture. You will learn the major people, places and events of the bible
and see how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our
faith.  The meetings will be Tuesdays at 6:30pm in the St. Ann’s School
Library beginning September 23.  To register, email Elizabeth Smith by
September 8 (to receive discounted books) at elizabethjaynesmith@gmail.
com or call 267-614-1564.  

SPONSORS/GODPARENTS - A person must be 16 years or older and a
practicing and fully initiated Catholic, having completed the sacraments of
Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.  If married, the union must be
recognized by the Catholic Church.  One Catholic godparent is required;
2 godparents (one male & one female) is the ordinary and recommended
practice.  Keep in mind the purpose of a sponsor is to give good example
and support in the Catholic faith of the baptized.  Documentation of
eligibility for all Catholic godparents are required from the Catholic Church
where they are registered and attend weekly mass.  If you have eligibility
questions, please call (302)654-8504 before choosing any godparents.  
The next required Baptismal Preparation class will be Thursday,
September 11th at 7pm in the St. Ann’s School Library.  To register, call
the rectory at (302)654-5519 or email  stannschurch1@verizon.net.
         
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