St. Ann's Staff
UPDATE 5/6/2020: Continued thanks to all those who volunteer to be porters during this time of chaos. We know how much we rely even more on our faith when times are tough and having the doors open to allow for private prayer means so much to so many. The schedules have been update to include time changes:
Monday-Thursday: The church will be open from 9a-7p
Saturday: The church will be open from 3:30p-6:00p
Please note that the email you receive regarding these changes is just to notified everyone of the changes and is a blanket email. If you have signed up for a scheuduled time, you are still signed up. Just check to see if your shift is one that has the time change. You do not need to reply back to me unless you just want to say "Hi" in which case I would love hearing from folks! How about--if you respond to this email, I'll know you have read it all the way through, include your snail mail and I'll send you a special "love note"! Have a great week and know that you're in my prayers!
UPDATE 5/1/2020: Thank you to all those who have volunteered as porters that has ensured that the doors to St. Ann remain open for private prayer. Know that your time and efforts are greatly appreciated. Below are available slots through June 10, 2020. Let us continue to pray that we won't have to add more slots:) Peace!
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.
Front Entrance to the church.
|| Elise Chapman