St. Ann's Staff
UPDATE 7/20/2020: Additional dates, through August 31, have been added. Thank you for your continued support.
Locking up procedures for those with the last shift each day during the week (now closing at 6pm):
Before you leave, please turn off all lights (except in the worship space), and lock the center doors by using the Allen wrench/hex key hanging next to the doors by inserting it into the push bar on each door and turning counter-clockwise, so that the push bar extends back out toward you. Make sure the doors are locked by pulling on the door handles after you exit.
UPDATE 6/16/2020: Due to continued restrictions, we will move ahead and extend the porter schedule through July (It is anticipated that the month of August will be added at that time). Even if restrictions are lifted further, it is unlikely that we’ll be able to open daily Mass to the public anytime soon. That means that keeping the church open for private prayer during the day is even more important. In addition, having a guaranteed person on hand when there is a funeral is a big help for the intake process, as happened last week.
Because of a minimal amount of people coming to pray between 6p-7p and to respect the time offered by our porters, Fr. Danny has shorten the daily schedule to close at 6pm. Shifts will now be:
9am – 12pm
12pm – 3pm
3pm – 6pm
10am – 12:30pm
12:30pm – 3pm
3pm – 6pm
As always, we thank you for your support with this valuable and important ministry. Being able to have the church open for private prayer has helped to bring prayerful comfort to so many during this difficult time. Know that your service to St. Ann does not go unnoticed. We are blessed to have the community that we do.
As Per Bishop Knestout's recent instructions:
"For the time being, I am instructing that during the daylight hours all of our parish churches are to keep their doors open for the possibility of private prayer or devotion....
While open, a porter, assigned by the pastor, is to be stationed during the daylight hours at the one unlocked door of the church so that no more than 50 people (latest update is 10 people) at any one time may be in the church."
And so, we need your help. We are looking for volunteers to act as porter for our one open door during our regularly scheduled business hours. You may sign up for one slot or more than one. It's up to you.
During this volunteer time, prayer and reflection materials will be provided and we encourage you to take the opportunity for quiet prayer for our world, for our community and for our parish as we struggle to make sense of the unknown and our own fears and anxiety. May we always remember that our God is the Master Healer and He holds us close during these times of struggle.
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|| Elise Chapman