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In Christ’s Peace,
Fr. John Klevence
(September 3, 2018 through May 24, 2019)
Saturday 5:30 pm (Vigil Mass)
Sunday 9:00 am/ 2:00 pm(Spanish)
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Today’s readings from Scripture remind us that discipleship has a cost. Discipleship means denying our very selves and following the way of the Lord.
The reading from Isaiah speaks of suffering and service. Jesus showed us how to do it. We take up our cross and follow Him. James tells us that we need to both profess and live our faith. Faith is not something put on a shelf or in a closet and taken out once during the week. What we say we believe must be evident in the way that we try to live our faith. What we believe must flow out of us into action.
In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus asks an important question of His disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Each one of us has to answer this question for himself or herself. Nobody else can answer it for us. We have to say yes or no to the invitation of the Lord to follow Him. If we say yes to His invitation, then we have to walk with Him. We need to take up our cross and follow Him in faith.
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Our parish-renewing Journey program is on the way!
All interested parishioners are invited to register for “Journey” which is our upcoming program of parish renewal. There are still groups open and you are most encouraged to participate.
Is Journey for you?
Consider the following questions: do you sometimes feel like you’ve heard about Jesus but never really got to know Him personally? Or does it seem like you once had a meaningful relationship with Christ but now that all seems to be part of the past?
“Journey” is a six-week program of Christian renewal developed by the Paulist Evangelization Ministries and designed to help Catholics deepen their relationship with Christ. Each of the six sessions will consist of scripture, a brief video, discussion, quiet reflection and prayer. By meeting in small, faith-sharing groups, participants will encounter Christ in their own lives and witness Him acting in the lives of others. There will be 20 different small groups and at registration, you will be asked to identify your 1st, 2nd and 3rd preference for the group in which you want to be. Half the groups will meet at St. Ann and the other half will meet in the homes of the group leaders.
This unique and powerful faith experience will begin the week of October 7 and end the week of November 17 with the groups meeting once a week. To register, call the Office of Faith Formation at 302-539-5443.
Have you or do you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic or was not baptized as a child? St. Ann Parish offers the opportunity to come together in small group to learn more about the Catholic faith. Adults have the opportunity to inquire about Church teachings and experience how Catholic Christians live their faith. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults will prepare those who wish to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist. For information, contact JoAnna Keller at 302-539-5443 or email at email@example.com
Separate sessions are offered for children over the age of 6 years.
Additionally, if you know any inactive Catholics, please encourage them to call Molly Roach at 302-539-5443 and/or complete the questionnaire for inactive Catholics found on this website by clicking here.
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