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Dear Parishioners

A new school year is about to start. Energized and strong in faith, we, priests and parishioners, continue journeying together.

On Saturday, November 16th at 5:00 pm a Solemn Mass will be celebrated to commemorate St Ann’s 90th Anniversary. An organizing committee was formed, a choir will soon start rehearsing, a photo directory will be updated and published. Be part of a milestone in St Ann’s

Maintenance and repair projects are also in our agenda. Parish life continues and we want to be prepared to live our faith and serve all brothers and sisters who knock at our door. A Parish Day Care is also in mind: it is another effective way to assist families and their needs!

Our Farm Workers Ministry is active and vibrant. Holy Mass and Rosary, as well as farm visits are ways by which stronger bonds of friendship, support and communication get stablished. Food or clothing donations help us reach out to them, as we reflect the Church’s charitable face. Drivers are needed to take farm workers to and from Church. If interested, call the Parish Office!

A Fundraising Dinner for our Farm Workers is scheduled for Saturday, September 21. I invite you all, dear friends, to support this initiative. Let us open the door of our hearts in hospitality and solidarity! Jesus, who passed doing good and curing all those oppressed by the devil (Acts 10:38), taught us to care for the foreigner. So we imitate his example!

Finally, the Provincial Superior for the Scalabrinians will be in the area from Sept 7 to 11. Fr Miguel Alvarez, CS will conduct a Canonical Visit. It is an opportunity to encounter the confreres and the community they are assigned to; it is also a great occasion to evaluate and plan at personal and community levels. Fr Miguel will celebrate Mass when it is possible, and he will also meet with the Parish Pastoral and Finance Councils. He makes himself available if someone wants to talk…

I sincerely thank you for your presence and support. May God bless us and help us build bridges, to be living signs of mercy and understanding.

Fr Eduardo Quintero, CS