March 25th
  • As of this moment, 10am Wednesday, March 25th, our last update (on March 23rd) remains current.  The Church is still closed for any Masses or activities.  We continue to practice social distancing and have minimum staff present.  During recent days our Office Manager, Mary Millimet has been keeping shortened hours from 9am to 12noon Monday thru Thursday and our maintenance person Viktor, has been performing the minimal essential cleaning and maintenance.  All of this in accordance with existing guidelines as of this date. All other staff is off and at home until April 3rd.  The situation will be reassessed at that time in accordance with existing guidance from the Diocese and civil authorities. 
  • We are deeply grateful to Janel Jorda, President of Web-tactics Inc. who has been keeping our website current with these updates.  Thank you Janel!
  • As you can imagine, parishioners have stayed in touch not only through our website, but through emails and social media.  I think we all hope that soon we will be able to celebrate Mass together again as community in our St. Anne Church, built in 1915, and celebrates its 105th birthday this year.  Our church has been through a lot over those many decades.  But the people of St. Anne have persevered.
  • I have a suggestion for you since we cannot have a Lenten mission:  Watch Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s Lenten mission seen on Catholic TV Charter channel 101.  It is a 30 minute five-part series that began on Monday evening and will continue through this Friday.  Cardinal O’Malley is the Franciscan Cardinal Archbishop of Boston and close confidant of Pope Francis. The mission is on each evening this week from 7pm to 7:30pm.  I have seen two of them and they are very good.  Tonight (Wednesday March 25th) is on the topic “Faith:  the Key to Meaning and Call to Friendship.”  Thursday: “Who is My Neighbor? The Good Samaritan”.  And Friday: “The Seven Last Words”. Take a look at it and use the remaining parts of his Lenten Mission this week as a source of inspiration. NOTE: (The Cathlolic TV Network is on YouTube as well: https://www.youtube.com/user/CatholicTV/videos)
  • Remember, today, March 25th, is the celebration of the Annunciation.  This is the moment when the Archangel Gabriel appears to Mary.  It is always nine months before Christmas. Perhaps today would be a good day to pray the rosary as we seek refuge from illness in our Blessed Mother.   If it is ok to go outside, think about taking a “Rosary Walk.” My private Mass this morning was offered up to God through Mary on this special day.

 

God bless you and stay safe!   Mary, Comfort of the Sick, pray for us.
Fr. John Connors, Pastor

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