Monday, April 6th: Day 25 since the church was closed

Dear fellow Parishioner of St. Anne:

(NOTE THIS LETTER IS WRITTEN TO YOU AS OF 10AM Monday, April 6th; FURTHER GUIDANCE ON HEALTH DIRECTIVES MAY BE ISSUED BEFORE YOU RECEIVE THIS LETTER. CHECK OUR WEBSITE often at www.saintanne.us FOR MORE CURRENT INFORMATION.)

Today, as I write this to you, it is Monday, April 6th and day 25 since the churches were closed as part of a protective measure against the Coronavirus.

The need for social distancing during this pandemic has challenged us to be creative in our approach to ministry. The virus has limited us in the ability to celebrate the sacraments in a regular manner. Few of us could ever have imagined that we would be prevented from celebrating Mass together. And yet, we need to be flexible in our desire to live out our faith in the face of this pandemic challenge.

There are some ways we can do that. Watching the Chalice of Salvation on Sundays at 10am on WWLP Channel 22, watching Mass on EWTN or Catholic TV out of Boston, or going on line.

IN ADDITION……..We have made arrangements with Catholic Communications to come in and tape an Easter Mass celebrated right here at St. Anne Church. The taping will be on Monday, April 6th for showing on Easter weekend. Assuming there are no technical issues, we plan to have an Easter Mass up on our website for viewing beginning Saturday (Holy Saturday) morning, April 11th. Just go to our website and click on the Easter Mass at anytime after 10am on Saturday April 11th. We will have more information in an update later this week on our website. But for now, we should have an Easter Mass available on our website beginning Saturday, April 11th. No special time is needed for you to access it. Again, we will have more info this week on our website: www.saintanne.us.

Schedule of Special Liturgies

Day                         Date              Time                            How do I watch it?

Holy Thursday        April 9th         11am                           Watch Channel 22   Led by Bishop

Good Friday            April 10th       11am                           Watch Channel 22   Led by Bishop

Easter Morning        April 12          10am                          Watch Channel 22     Led by Bishop

Easter Morning        April 12th        Watch anytime         Easter morning Mass led by Fr. John  and Fr. Dennis;  watch on our parish website at www.saintanne.us and click on Mass

Stay safe and stay well.  You are all in my and Fr. Dennis’s prayers. 

 In Christ,

FR JOHN

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