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Monster Mash and how you can help!

MONSTER MASH is a really fun Halloween party for the community, but it takes quite a bit of work to pull it off! Please prayerfully consider helping out, so that our parish can continue to offer fun events like this one!! See the details below on how you can help.
 
Monster Mash
Brother Knights and Parish Community –
The Knight of Columbus are once again hosting Monster Mash. For those newer members of the Knights Council and Parish Community, this was an event the Knights used to host out at the old Hall that was attended by many families. The cost to get into the event is one can good per child (to be given to St. Vincent de Paul or one of the food banks) and one bag of candy per family (to be given out in goodie bags as the kids leave). There will be food (of some sort) served at the event at $3.00 per plate (to help cover costs of event). At the event there will be music and dancing followed by a dance and best costume contest, outdoor bounce house jumpers (weather permitting), indoor games for the kids, smores outdoors, and lots of candy and fun.
We are seeking help from the parish as well as from within the Knights and are now asking volunteers to sign up to help. (See Knights contacts below). We would like to encourage all Knights and volunteers to get the spouses involved, as we would like to see this be a family/community event (unless they are, understandably, herding little ones around at the event). Also, if you have teens that need service hours for Confirmation, there will be opportunities for them to serve as well.
This year we are hoping to have a small Haunted House on the stage of the gym, if we can get enough volunteer help. In order to pull this off we would need a minimum of 12 teens/volunteers (2 per room) to take over this portion of the event. The Knights can construct the frame work of it but the teens/volunteers would have to supply decorations and ideas for the themes of the individual rooms (possibly 4 to 6 small rooms/6’ x 6’). If it’s kept simple using real life/house hold props and themes, we think it could be a great addition to the event and a lot of fun. Some examples would be, “mad doctor operating room” or “scary farmer Joe in the tool shed”. The Knights need as much notice as possible on commitments for the haunted house so that they will have enough time to construct the frame work. (See Knights contact below.)
The Event is from 6 to 9 on Saturday October 27th. Please plan to show up around 4:30 or 5pm to help with general set up of food prep & cooking, various stations, and food serving areas.
We will start setting up and decorating the gym and haunted house around 10am Saturday morning. Any help we can get would be greatly appreciated. Donations of unwanted decorations would greatly be appreciated as well. If we get enough help, we should be able to knock it out in two to three hours. If we don’t get enough help it will take the better part of the day. The last few years have been pretty much all day, but more hands means less work.
Any help tearing down after the event would be greatly appreciated as well. The following is a list of the different areas where help is needed.
10am “decorating and setup” of gym, foyer, and haunted house:
Need 12 people or more
10am Decorating of Haunted House:
Need 12 teens
Front Door:
Need 1 Couple (2 people) to take canned food and candy. We will need at least 3 teens/people to put the candy in bags to be handed out as kids leave. (total of 5 – 6 people)
Money Collection for Food:
Need 2 Knights
Jumpers:
Need 2 Couples (or 4 people) to oversee safety of kids.
Fire Pit/Smores:
Need 3 guys (or two couples).
Indoor Games:
Need at least 3 couples or 6 teens.
Kitchen (food prep and servers):
Need at least 4 more couples (8 people).
Cooking:
Need at least 4-6 Knights
Drink Table
Need 2 couples or 3 people.
General Hospitality/Relief Help
Need 6 – 8 people
Please call, text, or email us to sign up or for any questions. Thank you for your help!
Randy Hunt (setup, decorations, construction) Mike Hernandez (cooking, food prep, food serving)
rhunt1007@gmail.com
432-934-5321
Big_mike7679@yahoo.com 432-638-2375

Help Needed

The United States Conference of Bishops has asked St. Ann’s St. Vincent De Paul to assist a family of three (Husband and wife and a 4 year old girl) who are fleeing the terrible conflict in Burma/ Myanmar.  You can Google to see what the conflict entails- Genocide, burning villages and atrocities to women and children.

The family needs everything.  In speaking with a local leader of the Burmese community, he stated that what is most helpful is getting bedding, winter clothes, food and English classes.   The goal is to get the adults in a working situation and the child in school.  St. Vincent DePaul will coordinate local efforts.

What we need:

·        If you have Beds — a full sized bed and a child’s bed – they live in one room

·        Blankets-  they come from a warmer climate and are already cold

·        Gift cards and Money so that they can go shopping as part of their socialization to the US.

·        Once we meet the Goal of $500 in cash and gift cards,  the overflow will go to St. Vincent DePaul for other poor in the area

·        If you have Burmese working for you and you can use one more person let us know.

·        We will have this effort throughout October.

Any donations for this family can be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Ann’s and other donations can be coordinated through Sr. Elsa at the Parish office.

Thank you for protecting LIFE and assisting the poor who are in a foreign land.  What you do for these, the least of God’s Children, you do for HIM.

Sr. Elsa Garcia

Wednesday Traffic Flow

The Church is a buys place on Wednesday nights. Please view this map for the best places to park and drop off and pick up procedures for your kiddos. Thank you!

You Rock!!!

Thank you to he incredible, amazing, unbelievable St. Ann’s Family Fair chairs, Mr. and Mrs. Padilla! And their Co- chairs Mr. and Mrs. Repman!

Thank you!

A huge thank you to all of our parishioners, underwriters and sponsors for helping make the St. Ann’s Family Fair a success!

Prayer for Catechists

A big thank you too all of our Catechists and Religious Education Leaders! We appreciate your devotion to the children of St. Ann’s. We pray for you as and thank you for helping them develop a relationship with God and strengthen their understanding of the Catholic Faith!

CGS Registation

St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Midland TX
“Catechesis of the Good Shepherd assumes that children learn through imitation, active participation, and quiet reflection in a space that doesn’t assault them with facts but invites them into a mystery. The way CGS teaches children about prayer is a good example; instead of talking about or explaining prayer to children and telling them to go pray later on, the CGS classroom (called an “atrium”) is a prayerful space where the catechist invites children to encounter and be with God in ways that honor their physical, spiritual, and intellectual capacities. The child is invited to help lead short corporate times of prayer, to make prayer cards, to respond to a presentation with a prayer drawing, to sing a song of praise in response to a Bible story. Instead of seeing the classroom as a place for abstract discussion about practice, which then happens outside of the classroom, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd makes room for children to practice the Christian faith in body, mind, and spirit.”
Did you know that St Ann’s offers CGS as an option for traditional faith formation classes for 3yr olds through 3rd grade? Register today!

DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE

You have the opportunity to be an integral part of Saint Ann’s Church’s OUR YOUTH, OUR FUTURE capital campaign. This effort is about raising funds to build the new Youth Activity Center which will serve the young people of our parish as well as the wider community. Please remember to come to Mass this weekend ready to make your pledge to this campaign. To date we have raised nearly $4 million but we need to have every member of the parish join in if we are going to reach our $9 million goal. Please remember the 3 P’s: PRAY for the success of our campaign, PARTICIPATE by spreading the good news about how this will benefit our community; and, PLEDGE by making a 3 year commitment to assisting this project with a sacrificial gift.

Walking With Purpose

Join us for our Woman’s Bible Study starting August 28th at St. Ann’s. Our study this year is “Keeping in Balance” and we will explore how to create balance in our lives through the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. Registration will be after all Masses on August 11 & 12. This is for women of all ages and no prior bible study experience is necessary.

Tuesday evenings 6:00-8:00 or Thursday Mornings 9:15-11:15

Registration following Mass August 11/12.

For more info. contact Pat Collier: stannswalkingwithpurpose@gmail.com

St. Ann’s Playschool – Now Enrolling!

St. Ann’s Playschool is now enrolling for Fall. This is a place for 2 years olds to learn about God and religion, numbers, colors, shapes, letters and arts & crafts!  If your child is 2 years old or will be 2 by Sept. 1st, they are eligible to attend. Space is limited.

Call Rosemary for more info. 432-682-6303

M/W classes 8-2:30 or T/ TH 8:00-2:30