Bishop Michael J. Sis will celebrate three Masses of Thanksgiving for the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade.Masses of Thanksgiving:Saturday, July 9 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Stephen in MidlandMonday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Family Parish in AbileneSunday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral in San AngeloA reception will follow each Mass and include representatives from pro-life ministries and local organizations helping mothers and families in need.
Pick up your tickets Monday- Friday 8-12:30 am-1:30-5 pm in the Church office.
Join us on Saturday, June 18, 2022, as we kick off the diocesan year of the National Eucharistic Revival. Bishop Michael Sis will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral Church of the Sacred Heart at 4:00 p.m. A eucharistic procession to the river will follow, after which Father Ryan Rojo will lead a discussion on the Real Presence in the Eucharist. Overnight eucharistic adoration will also be available.
Looking for a way to kick off the summer! Join us for the Messy Family Play and Pray Challenge. The Pray and Play Challenge is a way for us to promote the Lordship of Jesus Christ to
every home in a fun, interactive way. We have learned that if you are going to PRAY with your family, you need to PLAY with them!
1. Plan and go on a DATE NIGHT. Spouses need to take time to rekindle their
friendship and the love between them.
2. Organize and execute a fantastic FAMILY DAY. Parents are challenged to
bring the family together to have fun while making memories on this one day dedicated to each other.
3. Proclaim Jesus Christ as the KING OF THE HOME. Jesus loves families and
He wants their love in return! Families are asked to place an image of the
Sacred Heart in their house and “enthrone” Him as King sometime during
this month. Spread the Joy!
Families can register with us at www.messyfamilyproject.org to get their free download of ideas and prayers to the Sacred Heart. When they post pictures of their family doing the family day, date night, and their image of the Sacred Heart on Facebook and add #PLAYANDPRAYCHALLENGE they can spread the word. Together we can all spread the kingdom of Jesus Christ into every home.
Click here for more info: Play+Pray+2022+Info+Sheet
When was the last time you went on a date night with your spouse?
Join the Messy Family Podcast for a conversation on Date Nights!
Your marriage is only as good as the work you put into it.
A child-centered marriage is a recipe for disaster. Teach children early that their “happiness” is not Mom or Dad’s reason for living.
~Breathing Grace, Everything I Know About Marriage in 200 Words or Less
How often to we take the time to show our spouse that they are “Number One” in our lives? Dedicated time alone without the children is an essential part of any healthy marriage. The foundation of your family is your marriage and we should never, ever take for granted that we are doing fine. In this episode we talk about the importance of a Date Night and Get Away Weekends. We also address two listener questions – one on toy guns and the other on how to have effective family time. Listen in and start the discussion on how and why we should all spend quality time with our beloved in order to improve our family life.
“Each day be conscious of your duty to be a saint. — A saint! And that doesn’t mean doing strange things. It means a daily struggle in the interior life and in heroically fulfilling your duty right through to the end.” ~ St. Jose Maria Escriva
Looking for ideas on how to celebrate Lent as a couple or as a family? Listen in! When a married person celebrates Lent, especially when they have children, it looks very different than how a single person or religious does it. Lent is a time to take stock of how we are responding to God’s grace to become who He is calling us to be. How are we becoming a better wife, mother, husband, or father? To really invest in Lent this year, we want to encourage you to consider commitments of prayer, fasting and mercy all in light of your married vocation. We have provided a great resource for you on our website — Cana90! Sign up to receive daily emails of encouragement, tracking sheet, services for the Triduum, ideas for weekend celebrations with children, and more! Sign up for free online or order the book. Let us walk with you and encourage each other on our Lenten journey.
Save the date for another great week of Vacation Bible School at St. Ann’s! July 11-14, 2022! Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer: https://stannsparish.us/vacation-bible-school/