MESSAGE FROM FATHER MAKOS
Dear Friends and Parishoners of Saint Ann,
The first weekend of March kicks of the annual Catholic Appeal in the Archdiocese of Boston. The theme this year for the appeal is, Forward in Hope. The annual appeal helps to sustain dozens of ministries in the Archdiocese of Boston that directly affect what we do in our parishes. For example, with your generosity to the appeal we as a collaborative have benefitted by receiving the assistance of a permanent Deacon this year. As the Archdiocese continues to implement Disciples in Mission the appeal is more important now than ever to help all of us move forward in hope. Below you will find some helpful information from our parish’s past involvement in the Catholic Appeal. This year our goal is $23,318. I am personally grateful for your willingness to participate in the appeal this year. The parish will receive 60% back of any monies above our goal. Always remember that no gift is too small! In the coming weeks we will keep you posted on our progress and we will place a handy link on our website that allows you to give electronically. Last year we raised $18,250 with a goal of $22,732 from 57 donors. Have a great week!
St. Ann—St. Brendan Collaboration
As the pastoral plan of the Archdiocese unfolds, St. Ann and St. Brendan are scheduled to begin collaboration on June 3, 2014 as part of "Phase Two" of the plan. What exactly does this mean? Both parishes will remain open under one pastor and his pastoral staff. Since the collaboration team of the Archdiocese in Phase Two, is combining forty four parishes into twenty one collaboratives, it is a huge undertaking to select pastors and their associate priests for all of them. It is hoped that all the new pastors will be named by Christmas. Each parish will retain its own assets and its own separate finance council. The collections taken up each week-end will go into that parish’s bank account, to pay that parish’s bills. There will be one parish council for both parishes, made up of parishioners from each parish. Each parish will retain its name and identity, finances, books, and financial obligations. There is more information available on the website: www.disciplesinmission.com.
Saint Ann Neponset
Welcome to Online Giving!
We are grateful for your support of our church. Online Giving allows you to make contributions to our church without writing checks or worrying about cash donations. This site lets you set up automatic contributions and change the timing or the amount of your gift at any time. You may make pledges and manage your contributions to the pledge amount, and you may make one-time donations to special causes. Please click on "Sign Up for Your New Account" and complete your initial account registration. Thank you!
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