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CHRISTMAS MASS
SCHEDULE
 
CHRISTMAS EVE
Sunday  December 24th
Vigil Mass 5:00 pm
Vigil Mass 7:00 pm
CHRISTMAS CAROLS & HYMNS  
11:30pm
Midnight Mass   12midnight
CHRISTMAS DAY
                   Monday  December 25th
                         9:00 am (English)
                       10:30 am & 12noon
                                             Masses
       
CHRISTMAS Parish Office Hours
The Parish Office will be closed
on Friday December 22nd &
Monday December 25th
WE WILL RE-OPEN
Tuesday December 26th thru
Thursday December 28th
 
MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE
Saturday December 30th
4:15pm - 4:45pm:Confession
Vigil Mass: 5pm
 
    Sunday December 31st 
7:30am, 9:00am (Italian),
10:30am, 12noon Mass
6pm Evening Mass
 
SOLEMENITY of MARY
Monday January 1st
9am Mass
 
In observance of NEW YEARS DAY:
The Parish Office
will be CLOSED
on Friday December 29th &
Monday January 1st
WE WILL RE-OPEN
    Tuesday January 2nd
 
     CHRISTMAS 
     BLESSINGS &
  A GRACE-FILLED  
                             2018!!!

       FORMED.org for ADVENT...
         As Catholics, we are called every Advent          
       to prepare a place in our lives for Jesus to                 
 dwell. In December, may we take up this                
 Advent of the Heart and be fully ready to
welcome the Lord at Christmas.
 Use FORMED.org to prepare
for JESUS’ BIRTH...!!
CHECK OUT the resources to help us be 
more active in our faith and 
  participate during ADVENT:
·       - StudyANIMA
·       - Watchthe STORY of the NATIVITY
·       - Listento PREPARE the WAY of the KING
·       - ReadCOME, LORD JESUS
·       - For Children- KRISTOPH and the FIRST                 
CHRISTMAS TREE 
   SOMETHING for EVERYONE!
   “[S]he gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped
      him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger,
   because there was no place for them in the inn”-Lk 2:7
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  

      CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
for theCHURCH ALTAR
             As we begin the second week of Advent 
                we invite you to help decorate the
           Church altar and niches for Christmas!
                There are Poinsettias for the altar     
           and Evergreen Arrangements at the niches:
                             Poinsettias: $45
                 Evergreen Arrangements: $35
To place your order, please contactAnnmarie Rizzo
via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call the Parish Office: (201)659-1114
Please include a written Special Intention for your
loved ones with your purchase.
Please note: The intentions will be listed in the
bulletin after Christmas Day.
      Thank you for your continued support to make         
                           our church beautiful for
                                the birth of Jesus!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The SAINT NICHOLAS’ POUCH

 A Saint Ann Tradition
    Collecting New Gift Items  
for Children andFamilies in Need
  thru Sunday December 10th
 
  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)
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

 
“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 finding 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
Catholic Church
 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.

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:  
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                                 or call the Parish Office:
          201-659-1114 and leave a message                            

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
 
NEXT GATHERING: 
Saturday December 16th
UGLY CHRISTMAS
SWEATER PARTY  
2pm
For more info please email:
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or call the PArish Office:
201-659-1114

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.  
 
JOIN US in praying
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

SHARE SUNDAY

December 31st
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
FIRST SATURDAY 
DEVOTION 
to the 
IMMACULATE HEART 
of MARY
SATURDAY 
JANUARY 6th
9am Mass in Church
followed by 
Recitation of the Rosary
and Silent Reflection 
JOIN US in as we beginADVENT!!

The PARISH MINISTRIES
The Saint Ann 
Women's Faith Group
 
NEXT WOMEN's FAITH Group Meeting:
Tuesday January 9th 
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 December 13th
7:30pmin Parish Center
JOIN US following the 7pm
 Wednesday Evening Mass
   in the Parish Center  
...JOIN US!!

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY
 Sunday JANUARY 7, 2018
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: 
JANUARY 2018
PARISH CENTER 
DINING ROOM
1pm

FAITH FORMATION 2017-18  
 
“... I have called you by name: 
                   You are mine.”(Isaiah 43:1)
 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
For more info click on image
 
 or call the Parish Office: 
201/659-1114                   
 Saint Ann Faith Formation Program
is for children attending non-Catholic schools, 
1st thru 8th grades
.
 
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!

 
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 l
ife 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.

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

Changes in NJ Adoption Law

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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
WITH YOUR LIFE...!!


 
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