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THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE
 
  Wednesday November 22nd
6pm Rosary &
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
with Novenas of
Miraculous Medal and St Anthony
7pm Mass & Novena to St Ann

(no ADORATIION)

THANKSGIVING DAY
Thursday November 23rd
  9:00am Mass in Church
(no 7am daily Mass)
   
Friday November 24th
  9:00am Mass in Church
   (no 7am daily Mass)
 
    The Parish Office will be CLOSED
     Thursday November 23rd
and will reopen on

     Monday November 27th, 9am

THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS & PRAYERS to all PARISH FAMILY!!


SHARE SUNDAY

NOVEMBER 26th
LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
 Monthly we collect non-perishable food ie coffee, sugar, 
peanut butter, tuna fish;
paper/plastic plates, hot/cold cups, napkins, plastic utensils;
toilet paper, dish detergent, laundry detergent, softner;
toiletries for men and women;
underwear, socks and necessities 
 for the local Shelters: 
The Hoboken Shelter
Saint Lucy's, Jersey City & 
PERC, Union City...
Please place all non-perishables 
in the bin located in 
the back of church
Your generosity is greatly appreciated!! 
For more information about the 
Hoboken Shelter 
please CLICK LOGO
For Clothing Donations, 
please bring directly to the 
shelters listed or to 
(CLICK NAME FOR LINK TO WEBSITE)
536 Garden Street 
Hoboken

TAIZE' ADVENT 
PRAYER SERVICE 
Tuesday December 5th 
7:30pm in the Church
 
A great way to 
prepare for Christmas!!
 
TAIZE’ is a very powerful and beautiful prayer experience that includes simple chants, scripture and periods of silence and reflection with the altar illuminated with candles... 
it is a very powerful moving of the Spirit… 
A great way to prepare for 
ADVENT and CHRISTMAS…
Taizémusic is very contemplative in nature, creating a peaceful and meditative 
experience of prayer unlike no other!
We hope to see you...
          BRING A FRIEND!
FIRST SATURDAY 
DEVOTION 
to the 
IMMACULATE HEART 
of MARY
SATURDAY 
December 2nd
9am Mass in Church
followed by 
Recitation of the Rosary
and Silent Reflection 
JOIN US in as we beginADVENT!!

“Life is a journey that should
               not be walked alone...
   Are you interested in exploring Catholicism for   yourself  or do you know someone who might 
  be interested in inding out more about our faith?             
 Are you baptized in another Christian church
or thinking about joining the Catholic Church?
 Are you Catholic but never received
Confirmation or First Communion?  
     If so, then RCIA may be for you!
 
 What is the RCIA?

How does someone become Catholic?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
is the process by which people 
can question, search, and inquire 
into the Catholic faith.  
It is a journey that leads many to seek
full membership in our Church
and for others
this journey may not lead
to full membership.
either way, 
 ALL ARE WELCOME!!
Come and see,
to ask questions, 
and to look more deeply into
our Catholic faith, 
conveniently at our parish office.
 
   Saint Ann Catholic Church Invites You
to get answers to ALL your questions
about the Catholic faith...
         You do not have to journey alone!!
 
Cheryl M James, Director of RCIA:
Tel: 201-659-1114 Ext 102 or
email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The SAINT NICHOLAS’ POUCH
     A Saint Ann Tradition
    Collecting New Gift Items  
for Children andFamilies in Need
  thru Sunday December 10th
Would you like to share the joy  and blessings of Christmas with children in need and their families in our local and surrounding communities?  The Saint Nicholas’ Pouch tradition, a “giving tree”, began many years ago at Saint Ann’s and continues through today due to our Parishioners generosity over the years.
Included in this pouch are three pennies in remembrance of the three girls Saint Nicholas saved and a colored scroll listing a gift for a child that is to be purchased. 
The children and families in need are part of one of the following organizations:
  •   In Jesus’ Name Charities(yellow)
  •   Good Counsel Homes(white)
  •   Hyacinth Foundation(pink)
  •   Sisters of Life(blue)
  •   York Street Project(Lavender)
Please take as many as you can 
afford to return...the children and families are counting on us!!  
We will be receiving gifts through
Sunday December 10th.  
The organizations are picking up the donations on Monday December 11th.
We cannot accept any gifts 
AFTER December 10th.
How to Prepare the Gifts: Please wrap your gifts, taping the colored scroll on the TOP of the package so they can be sorted per organization.  Please bring your wrapped gift to church and place in front of the Saint Nicholas statue in the back of the church.  You can also bring your gifts to the Parish Office Monday thru Saturday, 9am thru 5pm.
Thank you for your continued generosity during this Holy Advent Season!
In the words of our Lord and 
Savior,Jesus Christ:
‘It is more blessed to give 
than to receive.’ 
Acts 20:35
 
MEALS for the HOMEBOUND
A new Ministry
Do you show your love through
cooking and baking?  
Join us in a new ministry at St. Ann’s!  
We will provide delicious homemade meals
to parishioners who are unable
to shop and prepare meals
for themselves
because of life circumstances
such as the birth of a child,
the passing of a loved one
or recovery from surgery, etc. 
So if you enjoy cooking and
want to help others in the parish
this is the ministry for you! 
Please contact the parish office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or at 201-659-1114.

THANKSGIVING FOOD
                 BASKET
for FAMILIES in NEED
   A SPECIAL THANK YOU to ALL who donated food to
our Thanksgiving event! 
"70" FAMILIES will have a full meal for
THANKSGIVINGbecause of YOU!!  SPECIAL THANKS  to all who assembled and delived the food to our Families in Need!!  BLESSING & PRAYERS to ALL!!

ALTAR SERVERS
All children, 4th grade and older who have received their 
First Communion, are invited to be an 
Altar Server in our Parish    
If your son and/or daughter is interested in this ministry, please
                  contact Fr Remo by email:  
                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
                                 or call the Parish Office:
          201-659-1114 and leave a message                            

ADORATION of the
BLESSED SACRAMENT
WEDNESDAYS
5pm - EXPOSITION
6pm - Recite the ROSARY & 
Chaplet of DIVINE MERCY
6:30pm - BENEDICTION
6:45pm - Miraculous Medal &  
         St Anthony Novenas
7pm - MASS followed by Novena
          to St Ann

SACRAMENT of
 RECONCILIATION
(Confession)
SATURDAYS 
4:15pm – 4:45pm 
or call the Parish Office for an appointment

Introducing... 
C  L  O  W!!
What is CLOW?  
Childrens Liturgy Of the Word
It is an opportunity for children of our parish 
who are not old enough to start Faith Formation (ages 3 to 5) to have the Sunday Readings explained to them at their level during Mass apart from the congregation.
SUNDAYSat the 10:30am Mass 
At the beginning of 10:30am Mass, the children will be called up to the front of the church and sent together with our CLOW Team to the parish dining room where they will be presented with a teaching and activity connected with the Sunday Readings.  
They will be led back to the church after the homily and seated with their family for the remainder of Mass.  A parent will be able to go with them for a few times until the child is comfortable.   
REGISTER YOUR CHILD TODAY!!
Please contact Fr. Remo for more information by calling the Parish office or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..                         

TRANSFIGURED 
YOUTH MINISTRY  
MEETS 1st & 3rd SUNDAYs 
for GRADES 7- 12 
4:30pm in the Padre Pio Chapel 
619 Jefferson Street
For more info:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
NEXT GATHERING: 
SUNDAY December 3rd
PRAY WITH US DAILY FOR VOCATIONS
Lets pray for ALL discerning their Vocations, be it single life, married life or the call to religious life.  
 
TOGETHER we pray 
One Our Father, One Hail Mary 
and the Vocation Prayer for an increase in Vocations, especially to the Capuchin Franciscan Friars, Province of the
Sacred Stigmata of St Francis
PRAYER  for VOCATIONS
Father, 
You invite each one of us by name 
and ask us to follow You.
We ask that You bless your Church in
the Archdiocese of Newark
by raising up dedicated and generous leaders 
from our families and friends
who will faithfully serve your people
as Priests, Religious Brothers and Sisters, 
and as holy Married and Single people.
Inspire us to grow in our
relationship with You and open
our hearts to accept Your invitation.
We ask this in the name
of Jesus our Lord.  Amen
"Becoming a priest or a man or woman religious 
is not primarily our own decision…. 
Rather it is the response to a call and
to a call of love."
                                 – Pope Francis 
For more info about Vocations as a 
Capuchin Francisan Friar, click HERE
For Information from the Archdiocese of Newark, 
please click HERE

DO YOU NEED A
SPONSOR LETTER??

HAVE YOU BEEN ASKED TO BE 
A GODPARENT for a BAPTISM or 
a SPONSOR for CONFIRMATION...?? 
If so, please ClickHERE

 
The RITE of CHRISTIAN INITIATION
of ADULTS (RCIA)
A ministry for adults who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith.  
Our RCIAprogram addresses the 
conversion needs for:
  • Adults who have never been baptized;
  • Adults who have been baptized in another Christian tradition;
  • Adults who were baptized Catholic but have had no instruction in the faith or have not received the Sacraments of First Eucharist and/or Confirmation;
RCIAis about growth in faith and growth in a relationship with God. 
SESSIONS have begun AND 
continue throughout the year
To read more about the 
Saint Ann Catholic Church RCIA Program 
go to the EDUCATION Tab, 
on dropdown menu, click RCIA
For questions, clarifications and 
more information, please contact 
Cheryl James, Director of RCIA via email: 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 
call 201-659-1114 ext102

FAITH FORMATION 2017-18  
“... I have called you by name: 
                   You are mine.”(Isaiah 43:1)
 REGISTRATION IS OPEN 
(ONLY until October 1st)
CLICK IMAGE FOR
FAITH FORMATION INFO
   ACT NOW!!                   
 Saint Ann Faith Formation Program
is for children attending non-Catholic schools, 
1st thru 8th grades.

The PARISH MINISTRIES
The Saint Ann 
Women's Faith Group
is participating in the
PARISH STUDY PROGRAM: 
UNLOCKING the MYSTERIES
of the BIBLE
Tuesdays thru November 21st
NEXT WOMEN's FAITH Group Meeting:
Tuesday December 12th 
Location: Padre Pio Chapel
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
for more info, please email
Cindy Lopresti: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MENS FAITH GROUP
ALL MEN of the Parish and surrounding areas are welcomed to JOIN the MEN'S FAITH GROUP 
to learn more about faith, to pray and to support one another in the challenges Catholic men face
in today's world.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in a relaxed atmosphere and benefit ALL men regardless of age, marital status, knowledge of the faith or past history
Next meeting: WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8th
7:30pmin Parish Center
JOIN US following the 7pm
 Wednesday Evening Mass
   in the Parish Center  
...JOIN US!!

YOUNG FAMILY GROUP 
 
https://www.facebook.com/safamilygroup/
For more info please contact
Fr Remo: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Family Promise of Hudson County
is an inter-faith, non-profit group 
whose purpose is to house homeless families 
in places of worship throughout Hudson County.  
The objective is to bring everyone together
for a single cause which is to 
help homeless families.  
To learn more about this ministry, 
pleaseCLICK HERE
or if you are interested in 
additional informaion, please email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
or go to the website: 
www.FamilyPromiseHudson.org
Together we can end homelessness...
one family at a time!
HOSPITALITY SUNDAY
 Sunday December 3rd
JOIN US in the Parish Center
for Fellowship  Friendship & Treats 
following the
7:30am, 9am, 10:30am 
12noon Masses
   Donated Home-made baked goods 
     areappreciated... 
ALL ARE WELCOME!!

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
NEXT MEETING: December 
PARISH CENTER DINING ROOM
1pm

Cardinal Joseph Tobin Calls
onCommunity 
forAid andPrayers
for theVictimsof
Hurricane Harvey
A Special 
THANK YOU for 
your generous contributions!!
Anyone interested in making a donation 
to this relief effort please
send donations to:
Archdiocese of Newark 
Hurricane Harvey Relief
c/o Office of Finance
P.O. Box 9500
Newark, NJ 07104-0500
THANK YOU for your 
CONTINUED SUPPORT 
& PRAYERS...!!
WE ARE LIVING STONES 
ALL PARISHIONERS are asked to 
PLEASE PARTICIPATE...!!
We are in a challenging and exciting period 
in our history as a Catholic community. 
We have an opportunity to be the 
Living Stonesthat we, as Catholics
are called to be, and to leave a legacy
for the faithful that follow...
A successful campaign will allow each of us 
to join our gifts with others 
and ensure that we remain a strong, 
vibrant and faithful parish
for years to come... 
Our call to a life of stewardship 
leads us to reflect on the countless blessings 
God has bestowed on us. 
Thank you for your consideration and support!!
For questions, please email: 
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FOR DETAILS: CLICK HERE

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Saint Francis of Assisi Blessing
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May He show His face to you
and have mercy.
May He turn His countenance to you
and give you peace.
May the Lord bless you!
 
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GLORIFYING THE LORD
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