News & Events

Palm Sunday

​PALM SUNDAY (April 5)—Join us Online for Mass in English at 10:45am
Misa en Español 1:00pm

https://stannsparish.us/mass-live-stream/

No palms will be available for distribution to the faithful, due to coronavirus safety measures. People are also encouraged to cut branches or flowers from their yard at home. It will be the presider’s intention to bless all the branches of those watching in their homes. Use them as you would blessed palms. Click Here: PAlm Cutout 2  for a printable palm you can print and color.

“Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.”

Free Online Support Groups

FREE ONLINE GROUPS
Depression Group
This support group will provide an opportunity to connect with other people who
also struggle with depression. Join us and learn how to understand your emotion
and thought pattern, manage mood and stress, and build your coping skills
toolkit.
Adolescent Thursday 6pm-7pm https://ttuhsc.zoom.us/j/104176986
Adults Monday 4:30pm-5:30pm https://ttuhsc.zoom.us/j/711158700

Anxiety Group
Experiencing irrational or uncontrollable worries? Join us and learn coping skills
to help manage and reduce daily stress and symptoms, practice physical, mental,
and creative techniques for lowering anxiety in the moment.
Adolescent Monday 6pm-7pm https://ttuhsc.zoom.us/j/708245351
Adults Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm https://ttuhsc.zoom.us/j/423230939
Grief Support Group
When grieving the loss of someone you loved, it’s as if a deep hole implodes
inside of you. This group offers a safe, supportive environment for sharing grief,
learning from others who have experienced a loss, and gaining knowledge and
insight of useful coping skills to help you begin to heal.
Wednesday 6pm-7pm https://ttuhsc.zoom.us/j/677541865
Free Online Chatroom for Anxiety during Coronavirus
Join us as we come together to share common experiences that are happening in
our lives. You are not alone! Kids keeping you busy? Finding yourself stressed
and worried about what might happen? Feeling overwhelmed? This too shall pass.
Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 11:30am https://ttuhsc.zoom.us/j/478049812

Please contact Chang Liu at 432-620-1193 if you have questions.

Coronavirus information:
https://www.cdc.gov/
https://dshs.texas.gov/
https://www.who.int/

Send a Prayer Request to the Sisters of Divine Providence

( This is a special prayer Chapel at Our Lady of the Lake Convent in San Antonio dedicated to St. Joseph. )
The Sisters of Divine Providence –The community of Sr. Elsa, Sr. Kate and Sr. Marjie- Sisters of St. Ann’s parish will pray for your needs. Our entire Convent will be happy to take your prayer requests. If you have a special request, please contact the Sisters of Divine Providence online at https://www.cdptexas.org/prayer-request/

New Office Hours- April 2

The Parish Office will open Monday & Wednesday 8am-12pm only.

The chapel will remain open daily 7:30am-7:30pm and confessions will also continue as scheduled.

We appreciate your continued prayers and patience during this time.

March 30th Update

March 30, 2020 St. Ann’s Parish
Dear Parishioners:
​Hope you are well! It is hard from me to sit a home and be still! I would imagine it is for you too. But I can detect some blessing in it, as I calm down and become more reflective! A good book on the passion of Jesus is helping and all the positive inspirational comments on Facebook.
​What about Holy Week? Well, since we are not allowed to have more than ten people in a room, the services will be simplified. We will broadcast on St. Ann’s Parish Facebook and on our parish website.
​PALM SUNDAY (April 5)—Mass in English at 10:45am
Misa en Español 1:00pm
No palms will be available for distribution to the faithful, due to coronavirus safety measures. People are also encouraged to cut branches or flowers from their yard at home. It will be the presider’s intention to bless all the branches of those watching in their homes. Use them as you would blessed palms.
​SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION—There are no group penance services in Midland this Holy Week. Individual confessions are heard at St. Ann’s Wednesday, April 8, 5:00pm to 6:30pm, and Saturday, April 11, 4:00pm to 5:30pm.
​These Confessions are heard in the Prayer Garden between the Mary Center and Parlor if the weather is nice. If weather is inclement, the Confessions will be in the Commons.
​Please practice social distancing in line, standing six feet apart. There should be no gathering in groups.
​Please stand in front of the confessional screen to make your Confession; there is no sitting, kneeling or face-to-face confessions.
​Take to heart this message from Bishop Sis: To those who have no recourse to sacramental absolution: When a person finds it impossible to receive sacramental absolution, they obtain forgiveness of sins, even mortal ones, through a sincere request for forgiveness, coming from a love of God, with perfect contrition and the firm resolution to make a sacramental Confession as soon as possible (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1452).
​More news later on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Msgr. Larry Droll, pastor
Summary in Spanish, resumen en español:
Domingo de Ramos, 1:00pm en Facebook. No se distribuyen ramos de la misa. Favor de cortar ramos o flores de su jardín para bendecir en casa.
Confesiones: Miercoles, 5:00pm a 6:30pm. Sabados, 4:00pm a 5:30pm. En el jardín del Mary Center o en el Commons. Favor de mantener su distancia en la línea.

Join Us for a Bible Study!

Join us for a Bible study from home!
Defining Moments Bible Study is a 1 week study that covers the Sunday readings during this time when we are away from Mass. Click the link and follow along!

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March 27 Update

March 27, 2020 ​​ST. ANN’S MIDLAND
Dear Parishioners:
​As we continue to spend a lot of time at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, I want to assure you that you are remembered in our thoughts and prayers at St. Ann’s.
​There are some opportunities in the area of faith formation that I would like to call to your attention.
​Walking with Purpose, our women’s group, has on-line resources that those in the program are using. They also produce an on-line bible study for anyone, to help you prepare daily for the following Sunday.
​Our men’s group, That Man Is You, has its weekly program on-line, with Tuesday morning small group discussions at 7:00am.
​Of course, FORMED is a “Catholic Netflix” of shows and studies about our faith. You can get to it through stannsparish.formed.org; the code is MG3Y3K. It’s free!
​Our Coordinator for Religious Education of Children is in touch with the parents of the children in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the traditional Parish School of Religion. We are not sure when First Holy Communion will be just yet, but re-assure the children it will happen!
​Children in St. Ann’s School are receiving their religion classes on-line, as well as other spiritual opportunities.
​Our Coordinator of Youth Ministry is using social media to reach the youth in Edge and Life Teen.
Our Director of Religious Education for the Spanish-speaking is staying in touch with those in various classes and ministries in which that group is engaged.
Those in the RCIA are in touch with their main catechist, as they continue their preparation to become Catholics, which will happen for most on the Vigil of Pentecost, May 30. Adult Confirmation has been postponed to May 21.
The next classes in English and Spanish for parents and godparents who want to have their children baptized are not scheduled until April 19. We will see if we can meet as a group by then!
Some in-person ministries must be suspended at this time, like Communion to the homebound and hospital visitation. Let us support one another in prayer.
For information on any of the above programs, call the Parish Office at 432-682-6303 during the morning hours.
Here is something new when you are thinking about church support at this time: St. Ann’s Parish now offers Text-to-Give. You can text an amount to 432-286-1283, and enter Church to donate money for your weekly contribution. Your transaction will be processed through the Online Giving account associated with the phone number. If your phone number is not recognized, you can continue without an account, associate your number with an existing account, or create an account. If you text to the number just an amount, it will default to the weekly contribution. If you would like to donate to other funds, all you need to do is type the following for each individual funds:
For Sister’s Charity type Poor
For SVDP type SVDP
For Youth Activity Center type Youth
Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and support in these difficult times!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Msgr. Larry J. Droll
Pastor

Text-to Give

St. Ann’s now offers Text-to-Give! You can text an amount to 432-286-1283, and enter Church to donate money directly to St. Ann’s for your weekly contribution. Your transaction will be processed through the Online Giving account associated with the phone number. If your phone number is not recognized, you can continue without an account, associate your number with an existing account, or create an account. If you text to the number just an amount, it will default to the weekly contribution. If you would like to donate to other funds, all you need to do is type the following for each individual funds:

For Sister’s Charity type Poor
For SVDP type SVDP
For Youth Activity Center type Youth

Thank you for your continued support to keep St. Ann’s running!

A letter from St. Ann’s Clergy

March 25, 2020 Feast of the Annunciation
Dear Parishioners:
Even at this time when we cannot get together for Mass, we desire to connect with each other. So please accept this letter as a sign of reaching out to you and your family. Here at St. Ann’s we are very concerned about each person and pray that God will bless and protect you.
We are trying to provide pastoral care by offering Masses, live streamed each day on Facebook and/or Vimeo. We do offer Confessions in the Prayer Garden of the Mary Center/parlor on Wednesdays at 5:00pm and Saturdays at 4:00pm (in the Commons if the weather is bad). A group of volunteers is making “Care Calls” to our parishioners over 60, to connect with them and respond to any needs that we can. St. Ann’s School is providing on-line study and staying connected with students.
You can access St. Ann’s weekly bulletin at our website (stannsparish.us) or on My Parish App. There will be no printed paper copies available.
What about Holy Week and Easter? We are making plans for having services on the important days, which will be live streamed. Watch for our announcements on social media as the time grows closer.
Without the weekly offertory collection, we will soon be strapped for cash at the parish. May I suggest that you can mail your contributions by regular mail to 1906 W. Texas, Midland 79701? Or you can use electronic avenues (text, credit card, on-line giving, automatic bank drafts); just call our Parish Office during the morning hours at 432-682-6303 and ask for the accountant. Or go to the website and follow the prompts on the giving tab. We appreciate your generous support!
Above all, let us love God and love one another! He is a merciful God and will get us through these trying times together!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Msgr. Larry J. Droll​​Fr. Ryan Rojo​​​Msgr. Bernard Gully
Pastor​​​​Parochial Vicar​​Senior Priest

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