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RCIA Journey to the Catholic Faith

Right of Christian Invitation of Adults
Your Journey into the Catholic Faith Starts HERE

For faith enrichment are you interested in learning more about your faith?


COME AND SEE

Classes start Sept 15th, 2022
St. Monica’s Lounge Every Thursday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Please register at St. Ann’s Parish Office Ph. 604-852-5602 or email stannsrcia@gmail.com

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Project Advance 2022

This year’s our goal is $53,400.00 and we hope to raise $100,000 to help with the painting of the lines in the parking lot and the interior of the church. We hope that everyone will participate in this year’s appeal. 

For those of you who may not receive a letter you can participate by going online at projectadvance.ca or you can donate by clicking here.

Or use this QR Code Thank you for your participation in Project Advance 2022.

We have volunteers set up at both doors to help you fill out a pledge form or collect your prepared one. 

Thank you for your participation in Project Advance 2022

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CWL BOTTLE FUNDRAISER

Bottle drive is ongoing. Please bring in your plastic/glass bottles and milk cartons to the Parish Office and place in wooden box provided.

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We ask that you please DO NOT put the following items in with the cans and bottles (please rinse out and empty all fluids from the above items): Organics/compost items, paper/cardboard, material with biofluids (bandages), flammable/hazardous items or textiles. Our account will be suspended if any of these items are accidentally put in the blue bags with the bottles, cans and milk cartons. Thank you.

 

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World Day of Migrants and Refugees Mass

 

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Our Lady of Sorrows
555 SLocan St. Vancouver 

Celebrated by 
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB

Mass at 5PM
Followed by a celebration of cultures in the Upper Hall with food and entertainment.

Building the future with Migrants and Refugees

 

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VIRTUAL SYNOD

 

HELLO BROTHERS AND SISTERS

We want to hear from you!

We are inviting all parishioners of St. Ann’s to join us

for a virtual gathering to discuss the six synod questions.

Please join us on Zoom where we will break into small groups to allow everyone a chance to share.

Date: Wednesday, March 9th @ 8 pm.

Please RSVP to parishoffice@stannsabbotsford.ca by March 1st

so we can organize the small groups Below are the questions we will be discussing,

please take some time to reflect on them in advance of the zoom meeting.

Question 1: What helps or prevents you from being active in the Church’s mission?

Question 2: What areas of the Church’s mission are we missing or neglecting?

Question 3: What particular issues in the Church do we need to pay more attention to?

Question 4: What particular issues in society do we need to pay more attention to?

Question 5: How can we, the local Church, journey with our Indigenous sisters and brothers in a process of healing and reconciliation?

Question 6: Is there anything else you would like to share?

Thank you! St. Ann’s Synod Committee

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Happy Birthday Fr. Richard


Join us in Wishing Fr. Richard a very 
joy-filled birthday on Friday, February 25th.

May God bless you on your special day!

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St. Ann’s Abbotsford Income Comparison

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Without getting into the details for now I hope that this chart explains our financial situation over the years.

The finance council has made as many cuts to this year’s budget as possible.
Our employees have accepted to cut their hours and the parish office will only be open four days a week and for only seven hours a day.

I am grateful to you who have supported the parish for many years.
I together with the finance council will do everything we can to make good use of the resources you have entrusted to us.

It is my hope that together we can deal with the financial challenges that are before us.
Fr. Richard

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In 2021, Pope Francis decreed that a SYNOD would be conducted worldwide, within the Church, with the object of discerning our path forward as the Universal Church.

If you already have a Synod response to contribute, I invite you to do so by submitting it by internet as follows…go towww.stannsabbotsford.ca/synod place your name and email in the appropriate spaces and respond to the questions indicated. Be concise and focus on summary statements.
You can also submit responses in writing by dropping it off at the Parish Office in an envelope marked “SYNOD RESPONSES” or send us an email.

For further information you can also go to rcav.org (the archdiocesan website) and click on the synod icon.
Our parish Synod committee, headed by Peter Withers, will be receiving and collating the responses in the course of the next couple of months, and then submitting a compilation report to the Archdiocese. We will keep you informed on this as progress is made.

God bless you,
Fr Richard Zanotti, CS
Pastor

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CWL BOTTLE FUNDRAISER

Bottle drive is ongoing. Please bring in your plastic/glass bottles and milk cartons to the Parish Office.

 

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Triduum Prayers for Robert Michael Kaszonyi!

Triduum Prayers for

Robert Michael Kaszonyi

Starting today (Oct. 4) we begin the Triduum Prayers for Robert (Bob) Kaszonyi and his family,

long time member of St. Ann’s Parish Community, who will be ordained permanent deacon

on October 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the Holy Rosary Cathedral.

Joining us.

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