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 -
PC President - David Grimes
Knights of Columbus - Grand Knight - David Grimes
Knights of Columbus - Ladies Auxiliary - Regina Mackenberg
Altar & Rosary - Paula Billinger
Mary Craig - Secretary
Kristi Craig - Bookkeeper
PC President - Carol Baalman
Anita M. Mertz - 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
Love and Life is a one day retreat where couples explore the truth and beauty of marriage and God’s plan for it. Based on Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan by the US Bishops, this retreat will help couples renew their bonds through presentations and periods of prayer. It has helped hundreds of couples reconnect and appreciate each other, their relationship, and their marriage. It will be held Sept. 3, 9 am to 4 pm, at the Chancery in Jefferson City, 2207 W. Main St. This retreat is open to all couples (married, engaged & unmarried). Lunch and child care will be provided.
Registration for this event is required. Register now - occupancy is limited!
Register here: https://diojeffcity.org/23951-2/couples-retreat-love-life/
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’s 75th Anniversary Pictorial Memory Book ...
is now available if you would like a copy. A sample copy is available at the table in the foyer. Lots of beautiful memories of days gone by here at St. Ann’s and a book to be cherished for years to come! Our 75th Anniversary was indeed a blessed event that we won’t soon forget!!
Please take a moment and look through this “limited edition” Memory Book (2 copies are available on the table). If you decide you would like a copy, an envelope is available where you can include your name, phone number and payment - $20 per copy. We are pre-ordering to help curb the costs of reproducing the Memory Book. The books will remain at the table for the next couple weeks to allow ordering.
Ricke Family De-Clutter Sale
Thank you for allowing us to use the Parish Hall for our much needed De-Clutter Sale. The huge space, air conditioning, use of Rummage Sale equipment and ample time to set up and break down the Sale were a Blessing. A special Thank You to those individuals who played an active part in helping with the planning and executing of the many jobs associated with the Sale...you know who you are! We couldn't have done it without you and we appreciate your support! We Love our St. Ann Parish Family. God Bless you all!
The Ricke Family, Kevin, Sharon, Kathryn, Marissa and Michelle
Marissa Ricke's Band Trip Fundraiser
My Band Trip Fundraiser was a HUGE success! I appreciate all the wonderful baked goods and household items you donated for me to sell as well as the prayers and financial support you provided. It all helps make my participation in the trip to Memphis, TN in December possible. I love being part of the Warsaw Color Guard and am very excited for this opportunity to meet and perform with Band Groups from other schools across the country.
2022 ST. ANN BAZAAR
It’s that time of the year to be making contributions for the Bazaar booths. Canned items, craft items, woodworking, plants, practically any home made items (prefer only hand crafted or new items). We will need many cakes and pies for the dinners, plus loads of cupcakes for the Wheel. If you have questions, contact Ron Mackenberg 660.287.0197.
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.
Highlights of Parish Council Meeting
Thursday, July 21st
The Council viewed the Infant of Prague statue donated by Gene Zelinski’s family and it was decided to place it inside the Church next to the candles and Mother Mary. The carpet loan from the Diocese is down to $4,989.53. Dave Grimes reported that Tom Casey repaired the small gas leak in the grill in the Church kitchen. A garbage disposal was leaking in one of the sinks in the kitchen so Tom removed it. There is another one available for use in the dishwashing area. Progress has been made on getting new internet and phone service with CenturyLink for the Church and Rectory. Further updates to follow. The By-laws Committee is working on updated Parish Council Bylaws and will be going over the final draft with Fr. Ben hopefully by the next meeting. Shirley Smith & Rosemary Woerner reported that First Communion classes were going well. Jerri Mockus reported that the budget for next year is being worked on and should be presented to the Finance Council this month. Lisa Kelley reported that the Pastoral Plan Committee is busy working on increasing St. Ann’s social media presence. 75th Anniversary Pictorial Memory Book is ready to be presented to parishioners. Pre-ordering will be available at month end. Sign up sheets will be available to help with this year’s Annual Bazaar. Next meeting - August 23 - 5 PM.
Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a fun event!!
Come join us on a ladies night out at Creative Palette (downtown Warsaw)
Friday, August 12th - 6 PM
All St. Ann ladies are welcome to join us! There will be two craft projects to choose from. A welcome sign and a porch sign. All materials are included. The cost is $25 and you must RSVP and pay no later than August 10th. The Creative Escape Room will also be available. The Escape Room alone is $18 per person. If you want to do the escape room and a project the cost will be $40.
Looking forward to some great fun and fellowship!
Please contact Susan Cooner 660.723.5100 or Regina Mackenberg 660.287.7188 with questions or to RSVP.
Bishop McKnights’ Statement on Supreme Court Ruling
I welcome the decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade, ending 50 years of our federal government defending the killing of the unborn. As I wrote recently, whenever we disregard the dignity of any class of human beings, we impoverish our own dignity and the bonds that hold our nation together suffer. Let us redouble our efforts in the important work of accompanying women with unexpected pregnancies and eliminating the societal causes for abortion
St. Ann Prayer Group
If you would like to be added to the prayer group, please email Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!
Parish Safe Environment Policy
Thank you to all that have completed their Safe Environment Training for volunteers! We are getting there and appreciate everyone’s efforts! The Diocese will be visiting us this summer to confirm that our Parish and all volunteers are compliant. Deb Blair has sent letters to those that have not completed the training. Please contact her if you need help. She will work with you at your convenience to get your training completed. We need to have 100% participation in order to continue our volunteer efforts as they stand today. THANK YOU!
A Prayer for Peace
We pray for the people of Ukraine and ask for Your intervention in this senseless war. We deplore the brutality that has taken place in the country that they love.
Unite our hearts with the people of Ukraine. We pray that people around the world will join us in our prayers.
We pray for comfort for those who mourn the casualties of war, hope for all those that have been forced to seek refuge elsewhere, encouragement for the families that have been separated from their loved ones.
We pray for our world leaders who are working to achieve an end to this war. Give them the wisdom that moves us all to world peace. Heavenly Father, let the love of Your son, Jesus Christ, reign in the hearts of all Ukrainians - continue to give them hope, courage and faith at this difficult time. Let Your goodness and justice prevail for all. Amen.
Prayer to Banish Violence
God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride. Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters. Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom and bring them safely into your kingdom of justice and peace. We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord.
The next KNIGHTS’ FISH FRY will be held Friday August 19th from 4 to 7 PM. Be sure to tell family and friends!!
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 $10 stipend for a loved one. The Mass intention calendar for 2022 needs to be completed. Daily Mass spots are available in August through the end of the year and quite a few Saturday Mass slots open through the end of the year.
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!!
Reminder: Lights Off and Doors Locked!
We certainly appreciate all the volunteers working in the Church at various times!! You
are indeed a blessing! Please be reminded that lights should be turned off and be sure to lock all doors as you leave! Thank you!!
Looking Ahead to Coming Weeks:
August 5 - First Friday Adoration
August 5 - BBQ Competition at Drake Harbor, Knights will host the Beer Garden & serve pulled pork sandwiches - 3 PM-10 PM
August 6 - Fr. Ben will baptize Madison, daughter of Buddy & Caitlin Dill (new parishioners) at noon
August 10 - Altar & Rosary meeting - 1:30 pm
August 10 - Knights & Ladies Auxiliary meeting - 6:00 pm
August 19 - Knights’ Fish Fry 4-7 pm
August 21 - Retirement Fund for Religious collection
August 23 - Parish Council Meeting - 5 PM
August 29, 2022 - Blood Drive at Knights’ Hall - 2 PM to 6 PM
September 11 - Parish Council Picnic - 1:00 PM Knights will provide the meat for the meal and a sign-up for side dishes will be provided the closer we get to the event - so give some thought to what you might want to bring!!
September 14 - Knights Fish Fry - 4-7 PM
September 15 - Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament at the Knights’ Hall - starts at 5 PM
Warsaw Community Calendar
July 16-Aug 20 - Several Lost Hatchery events scheduled: Fishing & Archery Class/Fishing & Crossbow/Fishing & Air Rifle/Fishing & Shot Gun - contact Hatchery for details
August 5 - Drake Harbor Annual Benton County BBQ Festival, Knights’ Beer Garden and fireworks display
Contact Chamber of Commerce for more info on these events: 660.723.9705 or 438.5922.
"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 - Are you interested in strengthening your bonds as a family, deepening your faith in the Catholic Church, and working with like-minded men to help support your Church and Community? If so, please consider joining the Knights of Columbus. You can join online at www.kofc.org/joinus, or ask a Knight for an application.
Use Code: MCGIVNEY2020
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!
Pilgrimage & Spiritual Retreat to New Mexico with Fr. Matthew Flatley - October 24-29, 2022. Visit Loretto Chapel, Christ in the Desert Monastery, Georgia O’Keefe Home, Cathedral of St. Francis, Santuario de Guadalupe, San Miquel Mission, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and more. Email email@example.com or call 573.202.3590 to learn more.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Fr. Matthew Flatley, February 27 - March 8, 2023. Information Gathering Meeting on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 7 PM at Immaculate Conception Church in Jefferson City. Contact Fr. Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573.202.3590. To learn more or to download the full brochure: https://www.traveltymepilgrimages.com/pilgrimage-to-the-holy-land-with-father-matthew-flatley
August 6 - 9AM - 1PM, Back to School Clothing Sale @ St Paul's Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, Sponsored by the Cole Camp Area Church Alliance. Clothing for all ages and sizes, fill a grocery bag for $1 each, Shoes and coats are free! https://facebook.com/CCClothingDrive
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 July Prayer: For our nation, for the integrity of our judicial system, and that all branches of government be dedicated to seeking the common good and protecting the dignity and rights of the human person, from conception to natural death.
Your generous support and contributions will help enable our Parish to fund those in need and improve our Church.
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