For children and their families: NO registration required. NO age limits. Bedtime books, late-night lollipops, preschool prayers… sound good? Perhaps you enjoy these wonderful traditions at home under the covers on a nightly basis with your children. We’d like to invite you to change up your night-time routine just once in a while to be with us here at St. Anne. Once per liturgical season parents are welcome to bring their kids in their jammies to hear stories (the lollipops help us stay quiet) and see a VeggieTale Video and close with prayers. Bring as many family members as you like (the more laps the better) and we’ll say, “Goodnight!” to Jesus and to our parish family before falling asleep in peace. Join us 7-8pm!
“In peace I shall both lie down and sleep, for You alone, Lord, make me secure.” Psalm 4:9
2nd and 4th Wednesdays “Wonderful Wednesdays” begins again on Oct. 14, 2015
We’ve created a “Wonderful Wednesday” opportunity for parents of young children to come together with their kids and play and pray at St. Anne. This is a free drop-in program from 9:30-11am the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month where parents/grandparents can bring their little ones (NO registration required; NO age limits) to play together in the Multi-purpose room. This is a supervise-your-own-kids kind of a morning, but we’ll have a plastic kitchen and grocery store set complete with pretend plastic spaghetti and meatballs to say the traditional Catholic meal prayer over, some puppets including Baby Jesus and King David, and dress-up clothes, etc. and we could share snacks and songs and loosely organized play time together in a safe environment where Catholic parents could grow in fellowship with one another, swap stories of shared struggles, etc. We begin again on October 14th. It’s a great way to spend a Wednesday! In a safe space that cares for both parent and child! Exact dates are as follows: Oct. 14 and 28, November 11, December 9th, Jan. 13 and 27, Feb. 24, March 9, April 13 and 27.
May 3 Festivities:
On May 3 St. Anne will celebrate a traditional May Crowning of Mary’s statue near our Tabernacle during the 9:15am Mass. The First Communicants are invited to wear their special attire a second time and process in with their own flowers. (Children should bring a single stem from home.) Contacts: Nancy Salerno and LeAnn Rogan
Following the 9:15am Mass on May 3rd, everyone is invited to the backyard to pray a Living Rosary. First Communicants have been invited to pray The Lord’s Prayer aloud on those beads. Several other volunteers (kids or adults) are needed to pray the Hail Mary on 50 other beads. We’ll all chime in on the second half of each prayer per usual as we pray the Rosary together in this special way outdoors. Please email Dawn Abbate to volunteer (volunteers will read or recite the first half of the Hail Mary) firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the Masses on May 3rd, the Potluck Picnic will begin. Everyone is welcome! Please bring a dish to share and your own blanket or chairs. We’ll have a very few tables set up and lots of games on the lawn for everyone to play together at their leisure. It’s a great time to meet fellow parishioners and our Faith Formation Catechists! Please join us for good ol’ fashioned fun, food, and fellowship on May 3, 2015!