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 - 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, 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
UPCOMING MASS SCHEDULE
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 7 - St. Bernadette - 4:00 PM
December 8 - St. Ann/Sts. Peter & Paul - 8:30 AM (Warsaw)
Christmas Eve Vigil
4:00 PM - St. Bernadette
7:00 PM - Sts. Peter & Paul
9:00 PM - St. Ann
8:30 AM - St. Ann
Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph
Friday, December 30
8:30 AM - St. Ann/Sts. Peter & Paul (Warsaw)
4:00 PM - St. Bernadette
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Thank you for your support last week for the collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. If you missed the collection, it’s not too late to give!
Click “How to Give” under “Resources”
Memorial Prayer Garden
Information was mailed out informing parishioners and friends of St. Ann’s
on replacing the current prayer garden area in front of the Church with a new Memorial/Prayer Garden (including memory bricks). Please contact the parish office if you did not receive a letter.
We would like to encourage everyone to prayerfully consider making a contribution to the project and/or pledge to purchase bricks for a loved ones. This project was special to Don Wilde, who recently passed away. What a wonderful tribute to him to make his wish come true!
Please turn in your response by 11/27/22. Thank you and God bless!!
SALVATION ARMY’S RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN
Walmart (Warsaw) - December 10th
St. Ann’s Church will be doing bell ringing this year for the Salvation Army. A sign-up sheet is on the small table in the foyer. Please give an hour of your time for those less fortunate in our community. Several time slots are available.
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.
ST. ANN’S TIME & TALENT
Reminder - Don’t forget to turn in your Time & Talent Form by the end of November. Turn it in at the collection basket or in the parish office. Extra forms are located on the table in the foyer!
Altar & Rosary Society
Christmas Luncheon will be a Potluck on December 14th. Further details to follow!
Christmas Float Volunteers
Warsaw is hosting its annual Christmas parade on December 3rd at 6 PM and we would like to participate as a parish. In order to be involved, we need your help! We are looking for volunteers who will walk or ride along during the parade, as well as people to help decorate the float before the parade. If you would like more information, contact Miranda Chronister via text or call at
(417) 955-0846. Thank you!
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!
Unfortunately, those working at the Food Pantry in Warsaw are seeing many empty shelves - something that has not happened in many years! They need help to provide for those in need. A barrel has been placed in the foyer of the Church for donations. This is a desperate need! Let us at St. Ann’s do what we can to help. Drop off food items (non-perishables) and place them in the barrel. Be sure to watch for expired dates on donated items.
Catholic Stewardship Appeal
We thank all who have given generously to the annual Catholic Stewardship Appeal. As we look at our lives and the many blessings God has given us, let us give a portion to the CSA as a way of saying thank you to the Lord. Through the CSA, we make known the Kingdom of God by helping each other to live our faith and share our Gospel belief. Our gifts to the CSA and ministries it supports are our grateful offerings to God.
“...to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the Body of Christ...”
St. Ann Parish Goal: $12,485
Envelopes are available at the collection baskets.
2023 ST. ANN - DIVINE MERCY CALENDAR
The 2023 calendars are in and they are beautiful! Be sure to pick up a copy at the table in the foyer as you leave!
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Sessions are currently taking place. The meeting this week will be in the Spiritual Growth Room at 3:30 PM, Sunday. Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, its origins and the beauty of our faith, feel free to join!
Contact Lisa Kelley with any questions 660.281.0199
ST. JOSEPH SUNDAY MISSALS AND ADVENT CANDLE SETS
Believe it or not, it’s that time of the year again! Stop by the table in the foyer to sign up for your St. Joseph Sunday Missal and/or your Advent Candle Sets. Order deadline is October 31st
Please see Paula Billinger with questions
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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!!
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:
November 28-Dec 2 - Christmas for Kids Event - Parish Hall
November 29 - Four Pillars of Stewardship (Small Group) - following morning Mass
November 29 - Parish Council Meeting - 5 PM
November 29 - Knights hosting a Fraternal Benefit Night -7 PM at the Knights’ Hall - snacks provided - all are welcome
December 1 - 1st Thursday Mass - Warsaw Nursing Home - 10 AM
December 2 - 1st Friday Adoration
December 3 - 6 PM - Warsaw Christmas Parade - volunteers needed to walk in parade/help decorate float.
December 4 - RCIA Class - 3:30 PM in Spiritual Growth Room - feel free to join
December 6 - Reconciliation/Confessions - 6:00 PM - Fr. Corel and Fr. Schmitz will be here to assist Fr. Ben - dinner for Priests at 5 PM
December 6 - WILS Christmas Event - Parish Hall
December 8 - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 8:30 AM Mass - St. Ann/Sts. Peter & Paul (Warsaw)
December 10 - Memorial Mass for Don Wilde - 11 AM
December 10 - Bell Ringing for Salvation Army - more info to follow
December 11 - Communications Committee Meeting will be held following Sunday morning Mass
December 11 - RCIA Class - 3:30 PM in Spiritual Growth Room - feel free to join
December 11 - St. Ann Holiday dinner - 1:00 PM - help with making desserts will be appreciated
December 14 - Altar & Rosary Meeting - will be a Christmas lunch potluck - more info to follow
December 14 - Knights & Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 6 PM -ladies are having a gift exchange - bring a gift ($10 limit) with snack & drink of choice (5:30 PM Rosary)
December 18 - RCIA Class - 3:30 PM in Spiritual Growth Room - feel free to join
December 25 - Christmas Day Dinner @ the Knights Hall 11 AM - 1 PM.
Warsaw Community Calendar
December 3 - Hallmark Christmas Downtown Warsaw - all day activities.
Contact Chamber of Commerce for more info on these events: 660.723.9705 or 660.438.5922.
"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 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
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.
December 2 - So excited to share the Good News! Jesus is born for you and for me! The Cole Camp Chamber will be celebrating this good news on Dec. 2, Friday evening from 5 pm to 8 pm. This is the annual Christkindlmarkt in downtown Cole Camp, MO. Many family fun things to do, also a living Nativity Display from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on the patio where the Pepsi Garden is held during the Fair. Because Christkindlmarkt is the Christmas Shopping Event that honors the Christ Child, something new is added this year, at the Citizens Farmers Bank in the lobby there will be a wonderful display of many nativity scenes, free to come and view. Please check the Cole Camp Christkindmarkt Facebook page for more information.
December 3, 7 PM - Trinity Pyrmont’s Ole Tyme Christmas in the Country event - Congregational caroling begins at 6:45. Freewill offering divided between Stover and Cole Camp food pantries - cookies, hot chocolate and hot cider will be served - Directions: 7 miles north of Stover on Highway 135, then 1/4 mile on Pyrmont Road
December 4 - 6:45 PM - St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 West Jefferson St., Cole Camp - traditional German Christmas songs and carols - hosted by Cole Camp Low German Club and performed by the German Singers
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 November Prayer: Recognizing the many blessings God has bestowed upon us, may we embrace the spirituality of stewardship and avoid any sense of entitlement in our relationship with God. We pray to the Lord.
Your generous support and contributions will help enable our Parish to fund those in need and improve our Church.
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