Scavenger Hunt- Our Second Communio Event!

Mark you calendars for our second event!!

Register here with Realm:  https://onrealm.org Or click on the QR Code:

If you do not have a Realm account please contact Emily Klemme at: emily@stannsparish.us

When: Saturday, Feb. 27th from 9 am- 10:30 am
Where: GooseChase App and a little light travel around MidlandWhat: Scavenger Hunt
How to register: Go to our parish website, stannsparish.us, follow the link under the Communio tab
OR scan the QR code below. If you have any problems registering, please email Emily at
emily@stannsparish.us.

Get ready to join us in a DIGITAL SCAVENGER HUNT! There will be a lot
of fun places to go, pictures to take and videos to send in. You will only
need a smartphone with capabilities to take pictures and a little
competitive attitude. We will be using the GooseChase App to keep our
game interesting and you’ll be able to see the leaderboard the whole
game!

This is fun for couples, friends and family. Once you register through Realm, you will receive an email
with more information to prepare you for the scavenger hunt. No need to download the GooseChase
App when registering, you will get an email with instructions on how to download the app and access
the game. We love a good competition! 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams will be awarded a prize.

1st Sunday of Lent

St. Ann’s is looking forward to seeing you this weekend!  To help you plan ahead, please know that our 10:45am Sunday Mass is the most heavily attended, 8:30 am Sunday Mass is moderately attended, and Saturday and Sunday 5 pm Masses are the most lightly attended.  If you cannot join us in person, please join us LIVE Saturday at 5 pm and Sunday at 1pm (Spanish) which will be live streamed from our  FB page. Worship Aids can be found on our website.

Masses are always available for replay if you can’t be with us live.
Please download the worship aid from our Worship Aid page to follow along in prayer and song during Mass in the Church or from your homes.

Stations of the Cross and KOC dinner

Tired of being stuck inside on and off without power? Get out of the house and join us for Stations of the Cross TONIGHT at 5:30 in the Church followed by grilled cheese and tomato soup by the Knights of Columbus. Drive-thru and To-Go $8/plate.

Current Mass times/cancellations and closures

Tonight’s Spanish Masses and Ash Wednesday Masses will proceed as scheduled. Due to our extreme weather, Thursday and Friday Masses have been cancelled, but may be live-streamed. (Friday morning will be. I am not certain about Thursday.) The weekend Masses will be held as scheduled.

The church office will be closed for the rest of the week.

Mass Cancellations and Office Closures

Masses @8am Monday 2/15 and 8am Tuesday 2/16 are cancelled due to expected worsening weather. The office will be closed Monday 2/15. We will continue monitoring conditions and keep you up to date on Tuesday office hours.

Ash Wednesday Information

ASH WEDNESDAY, February 17: COVID Protocols

Mass Times: 8am, 12noon, 6pm, 8pm(Spanish)

The protocols of the Diocese of San Angelo state: “In 2021, because of the risk of spreading disease during the coronavirus pandemic, the minister is not to touch the recipient, and ashes are not to be smeared by the thumb on the forehead.”  Instead, ashes will be sprinkled on the top of each person’s head by the minister, following the ancient practice used in Rome.

In the Masses in St. Ann’s Church on Ash Wednesday, ashes will be sprinkled by the minister on the top of each recipient’s head.

St. Ann’s School students will process through the Commons during the school day to receive blessed ashes in the church facility, but will not attend Mass.  Ashes will be sprinkled by the minister

on the top of each student’s head.

Both in Masses and in the school service, if a person does not want to receive the ashes on the head, the person should not come up in the line.

Some notes:

  1. Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation to attend Mass. Attending Mass in person is a good way spiritually to begin Lent, but is not required.  Masses will be live-streamed. Masses on Ash Wednesday will be at 8:00am, 12:00 noon and 6:00pm in English, as well as 8:00pm in Spanish.
  2. The wearing of ashes, while customary and laudable, is not an obligation of the faithful. No ashes will be smeared on the forehead. If people do not want ashes sprinkled on the top of their head, they should not approach the ministers distributing the ashes.
  3. Masks must be worn by everyone, including the ministers, during the time in church and the distribution of ashes.
  4. Anyone feeling ill should not come to church.
  5. Masses will follow the usual social distancing plans.
  6. Ashes are always given by a minister. It is not acceptable to leave a container of ashes in a public area for people to impose ashes on themselves.

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Ann’s is looking forward to seeing you this weekend!  To help you plan ahead, please know that our 10:45am Sunday Mass is the most heavily attended, 8:30 am Sunday Mass is moderately attended, and Saturday and Sunday 5 pm Masses are the most lightly attended.  If you cannot join us in person, please join us LIVE Saturday at 5 pm and Sunday at 1pm (Spanish) which will be live streamed from our  FB page. Worship Aids can be found on our website.

Masses are always available for replay if you can’t be with us live.
Please download the worship aid from our Worship Aid page to follow along in prayer and song during Mass in the Church or from your homes.

Class Cancellations due to weather

English and Spanish Baptism  Classes scheduled for Sunday 10am-12pm has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Stay safe and warm.

Masses still on for this weekend

Masses will be held as scheduled this weekend, but please exercise caution if you decide to brave the weather. If you choose to stay home, the depensation to attend Mass from the Bishop is still in effect and you can always celebrate live with us via FB and the warmth of your homes.