Fr. Ben Nwosu, Pastor
Phone 660-438-5870 (Residence)
Office Phone: 660-438-3844
Office Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday - Friday
Secretary - Debra Blair
Bookkeeper - Jerri Mockus
Religious Education - Brenda Porter
PC President - David Grimes
Knights of Columbus - Grand Knight - David Grimes
Knights of Columbus - Ladies Auxiliary - Regina Mackenberg
Altar & Rosary - Shirley Smith
Mary Craig - Secretary
Kristi Craig - Bookkeeper
PC President - Kathy Berendzen
Ron Carter - Office Bookkeeper
Mass Times as follows:
Saturday at Hermitage @ 4:00 PM
Saturday at St Ann @ 6:30 PM
Sunday at St Ann @ 8:30 AM
Sunday at Cole Camp @ 11:00 AM
Weekdays - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at St Ann @ 8:30 AM
St Ann - on Sundays 8 AM - 8:15 AM and Fridays following weekday Mass or by appointment.
Ss Peter & Paul - On request
ST. ANN PICTORIAL DIRECTORY
Pictures will be taken at St. Ann’s on September 28-30. There will be an opportunity to sign up for Photography Appointments after Masses at St. Ann’s for the next 2 weeks OR you can call Lisa Kelley to schedule your appointment. (See phone # below)
To schedule your photography appointment online, simply go to www.ucdir.com, click on Photography Appointment Scheduling Login on the right side. On the login page, enter MO278 in the Church Code Field and enter ‘photos’ (without quotes) in the Church Password field. Choose one of the 3 days. It will then show you the time slots still available for that day. Select the time slot(s) and follow the prompts to schedule your family photo session. If you have 5 or more family members, please schedule 2 consecutive time slots.
If you have a family member or know of a parishioner that is now in assisted living and unable to come get their photo taken, but would like their photo included in the Parish Directory, please notify Lisa Kelley. These photos will be needed by the end of September.
Lisa Kelley can be contacted if you have any questions: 660-281-0199.
We are grateful for all who are preparing for religious life, particularly for our seminarians preparing for the priesthood in the Diocese of Jefferson City. We are blessed that Gabriel Eckstein is now a seminarian in the Propaedeutic Stage (a brand new part of the seminary process focused mainly on prayer and formation). Gabriel attended Mass at Sts. Peter & Paul and sometimes St. Ann when he was in middle school (2001-2003).
In August, Gabriel moved to Columbus, Ohio and is attending the Pontifical College Josephinum. More information will follow about Gabriel’s journey to the Catholic Church and eventually to his decision to join the holy priesthood.
Each of us are invited to pray for these young men, send cards of blessings and encouragement, and financially support them in their formation. A seminarian’s journey is long and very demanding. Preparation typically requires at least eight years of education beyond high school, including a college degree followed by four or more years of theological study at a seminary. In addition to the academic and spiritual demands, a seminarian has significant financial considerations. The average annual cost for tuition, books, room and board and health insurance per seminarian is approximately $40,000 per year. Without the financial and prayerful support of parishioners, many seminarians would find it impossible to pursue their vocation.
Gabriel’s address is:
7625 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43235
If you would like more information, please contact Bill Mines - 660.723.1231
COMMUNION LINE DURING MASS
In an effort to improve flow during Holy Communion, when our ushers direct you to receive Communion, please form two lines in front of Fr. Ben or the Eucharistic Minister, as you prepare to receive the Body of Christ. The presider will then alternate to each line giving Holy Communion. You will then be able to receive the Blood of Christ from a Eucharistic Minister on the left or right of the presider.
KNIGHTS’ SHRIMP BOIL ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP
The Knights are now accepting sponsorships for the Annual Shrimp Boil that will take place on November 4th this year.
If you are interested in sponsoring, the cost is $200. With your sponsorship, you will receive 4 tickets to dinner, plus a t-shirt.
Please contact Dave Grimes 573.776.8333 or Joe Gazarek 660.890.5013
40 Days for Life
Peaceful, prayerful, effective 40 Days for Life campaign kicks off with September 26 rally
This will mark the start of 40 days of prayer and fasting, with special attention to prayer in the public right-of-way outside the abortion referral facility at Columbia Planned Parenthood, 711 N Providence, as well as various types of community outreach. We look forward to seeing what kind of transformation God will bring about in our diocese. All prayer vigil participants are asked to sign a statement of peace, pledging to conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner at all times.
40 Days for Life is a peaceful, intensive campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, 40 days of peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and 40 days of grassroots educational outreach. The 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout Biblical history where God brought about a world-changing transformation in 40-day periods
For information about 40 Days for Life in Columbia, Mo, visit www.40daysforlife.com/columbiamo For assistance or for more information, please get in touch with Kathy Forck at 573.821.5130
KNIGHTS’ LADIES AUXILIARY
Time to pay annual dues - $15. Please turn your dues in at the next meeting (August) or to the Parish office. Please pass the word. Thank you!!
ATTENTION Parents of Children K-6th Grade
If you are interested in your child attending a faith formation class this fall, please contact Brenda Porter and let her know.
VOLUNTEERS to Teach/Assist
Brenda Porter, our Religious Education Coordinator, is looking for volunteers to teach/assist in the upcoming fall classes for K-6 and 7-12 grades. Volunteers must be Safe Environment compliant through Virtus.
If you would enjoy sharing your faith with younger parishioners, please let me know how you would like to help.
(417) 912.5822 or email her at
ADULT CLASSES (CATHOLICISM) (STARTING IN JUNE)
Bishop Robert Barron and the Word on Fire Institute produced a series entitled “Catholicism”. Would you like to learn more about the Catholic faith and/or review the teachings of your faith? Doug Chronister is going to lead the class beginning in early June.
If you are interested, see the sign-up sheet on the table in the foyer and you will be contacted with further details.
BAZAAR RAFFLE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE!!
Please pick up your raffle tickets at the table in the foyer (for purchasing or selling).
If you don’t find your name, there are extra envelopes on the side - please take one.
ARE YOU SOMEONE OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO…
Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic? Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?
We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting.
For information please contact
Lisa Kelley at 660-281-0199.
Sacrament of Confirmation Candidates
Brenda Porter, our new Religious Education Coordinator, is starting to plan for confirmation classes. She is asking that all 7th through 12th graders interested in joining the fall confirmation class to please contact Brenda at email@example.com or 417.912.5822.
We are so excited to welcome Brenda and look forward to all that she has to offer to our parish families!
Breaking the Silence of Abuse
As a diocese, we are committed to breaking the silence of abuse. When someone is reporting abuse, we must acknowledge their pain and how difficult it is to talk about it. False allegations are very rare. Our initial response to someone who is disclosing abuse for the first time must be compassionate. For those who need to report abuse, encourage them to contact our Victims Assistance Coordinator, Jacqueline Baldwin, (573-694-3199) and to make use of the appropriate State of Missouri hotline (1-800-392-3738) or the Attorney General’s clergy abuse online form. All of this information is also on our website, under the ‘report abuse’ tab. For those who want information, or want you to convey a message to Bishop McKnight, please encourage them to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIRTUS training with respect to the Safe Environment Policies of the Diocese is a requirement for all parishioner/volunteers, employees, and vendors of the Parish. We appreciate all of you that have completed the training but there are still some that are not compliant.
If you help in any capacity in the parish you will need to do the VIRTUS training.
Sts. Peter & Paul in Cole Camp will be having a training session (led by Deacon Mike Berendzen) on February 12th following 11:00 AM Mass. Deb Blair is planning to attend the training (a carpool over to Cole Camp can be arranged). If you are a volunteer of the Church (or plan on volunteering in 2023) and have not taken the VIRTUS training, Deb will be making a phone call to you to discuss attendance at this training. You will have the opportunity to complete all phases of the training at the meeting in Cole Camp.
It is important that we get everyone on board with VIRTUS training. The Diocese will be visiting each parish to audit their compliance of Safe Environment policies. See the explanation of VIRTUS in the Cole Camp section of the bulletin.
Birthdays & Anniversaries at St. Ann’s
Fr. Ben would like everyone to know that he will be blessing birthdays and anniversaries starting in December on the first Sunday of each month vs. the last Sunday as he has done in the past.
LOST & FOUND
Please see Paula Billinger at the religious counter if you have lost anything in the Church. She noticed there was quite a few personal items there that folks may want returned. Deb Blair or Paula will direct you to the right location.
WARSAW FOOD PANTRY NEEDS OUR HELP!
Thanks to all that have helped stock those shelves at the Food Pantry. It has helped tremendously but the need is still there. Drop off food items (non-perishables) and place them in the barrel. Please watch for expired dates on items!!
Locked Doors Behind You as You Enter the Church
In an effort to improve security on Church premises, parishioners that use the back doors will be responsible for locking the door behind them when entering and leaving...and to turn off lights. If the front door is locked upon entering, be sure to lock the door behind you as you enter and leave. We apologize for any inconvenience but the safety of our parishioners and visitors is first and foremost. Those of you that help in the Church working in various capacities are very much appreciated and we give thanks for your time, talent and treasures that you give so generously! Thank you for helping with this important request.
St. Ann Prayer Group
If you would like to be added to the prayer group, please email Deb at email@example.com and provide your name and email address and you will be added (or call parish office). We welcome new members to join this important ministry of prayer for our fellow parishioners, their family and friends. Prayer is powerful!!
Hope Can Help!
Hope is a free chat service providing encouragement and strategies on how to manage everyday stress and anxiety. To connect with Hope, text “Hi” to 1-202-949-7249. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please contact the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255
Please consider a Mass intention for a loved one. We are filling dates for early 2023 and beyond! The stipend is $10 for each Mass. Thank you for your gift offering to this prayer ministry - God Bless!
ALTAR & ROSARY COUNTER
Stop by the Altar & Rosary counter to shop! There are beautiful Christmas ornaments, Christmas coffee cups and many other great gift ideas!! Plus, awesome pricing!!
"Donate Now“ on St. Ann’s website—https://stannwarsawmo.org
PayPal and credit/debit card payment options are now available on the St. Ann website for your Parish contributions:
· Find the purple “Donate Now” button on the first page of the website
· Enter the amount of the donation
· Choose Donate with PayPal or Donate with Credit/Debit Card
· If you choose PayPal, you will be asked to enter an email address (if you already have a PayPal account) or there is an option to create an account - complete the required information and hit “Donate Now”
· If you choose the Credit/Debit Card option - provide required information and then hit the “Donate Now” button - that easy!
· Please contact the Parish office with any questions or concerns.
Knights of Columbus -
Have you ever seen someone doing something and say to yourself, I can do that?
Have you ever seen an organization and said one of these days I will join them?
Have you done something to make your family life stronger, your faith stronger, your purpose in life more fulfilling?
The Knights of Columbus can do all these things for you and your family, your church, and your community.
Can my wife and family be involved with me in council activities? In most all cases, YES, they can!
What are you waiting for to join us?
Will it take a free year’s membership to join? We have that!
Why are you not a Knight of Columbus? Join us at www.kofc.org. Select the QR code below
What do you want from the Knights of Columbus?
Free 1 Year Membership
www.kofc.org/joinus — JOIN US TODAY!!!
We pray the Rosary before Mass each Sunday at 10:30 am—please join us!
Please consider a Mass intention for a loved one. We are filling dates for 2023. The stipend for each Mass is $10. See Kristi or Mary an time before or after Mass.
The next Parish Council meeting will be today following Mass.
Parish council elections will be held Sunday, November 19. There are two openings. Please contact Kathy Berendzen if you are interested in running for Parish Council. Thank you to Kathy Berendzen and Sue Brauer for being parish council members for the last several years.
Best Choice Save-a-Label Program
Please save your Best Choice labels. We need the UPC portion (proof of purchase). There is a jar in the hall to put them in. The Save-A-Label program is an extremely successful program, which helps non-profit organizations raise money. Currently, there are over 8,900 non-profit groups in the AWG trade area that participate in the program. These groups earn $.03 for each Best Choice UPC symbol redeemed, with a minimum of 1,000 labels required for redemption. This program represents more than 1.2 million cases of Best Choice products purchased by consumers in one year!
St Bernadette has a website, please take a look at https://stbernadette.diojeffcity.org
Bishop McKnight's September Prayer:
"For the police, fire and EMS workers serving their communities in uniform; may all first responders be preserved from harm as they serve to keep us safe. We pray to the Lord."
Your generous support and contributions will help enable our Parish to fund those in need and improve our Church.
Click on this link to make a donation now: