Welcome and Merry Christmas!
Our church family is happy to welcome our friends & visitors, those who have been with us regularly and those who haven’t been to church for years. Our church is full and perhaps a bit noisier than usual, but it is a joyful noise like a big family gathering! We are glad you are here!
In 2019, St. Ann’s Parish celebrated 90 years of faith and service in the community of Abbotsford. We are proud to offer activities and gatherings for all ages and stages, from infants to seniors. In 2020, we will be opening Abbotsford’s newest daycare for toddlers (ages 18 – 36 months) in our parish centre. For children, we have a vibrant preschool and parish religious education program.We are blessed to be a part of a growing Catholic elementary school and high school in West Abbotsford. We have people who serve in community outreach for those who are homebound or in seniors’ residences, provide meals for new moms, deliver food to those who are struggling, as well as those who visit the prisons, hospital, and outreach to migrant farm workers.
For anyone who hasn’t been to church in awhile, I want to extend an invitation for you to join us through the year for Sunday Mass. The beauty and promises of Christmas, are meant to bring light and warmth all year long. If you are curious about God but not sure where to start, we invite you to join us for Alpha on Thursdays beginning January 23, 2020. You can enjoy dinner and conversation with a small group. Alpha is free and it runs until April. It is a wonderful way to meet others and grow in your curiosity about God’s plan.
Let the moment of grace that begins with Christmas continue into 2020. On behalf of Fr. Rosemond, myself, and the entire staff of St. Ann’s Parish, I wish you a blessed Christmas! If you need to talk, feel free to contact me, Fr. Rosemond, or our staff through the Parish Office. We all have struggles and questions. We want you to know that you aren’t alone.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!