Fr. Ben Nwosu is the Pastor of St Ann of Warsaw, Mo., St. Peter and Paul of Cole Camp, Mo. and St. Bernadette of Hermitage, Mo. Catholic Churches.
Saturday at St. Bernadette in Hermitage at 4:00 PM
Saturday at St. Ann in Warsaw at 6:30 PM
Sunday at St. Ann in Warsaw at 8:30 AM
Sunday at Sts. Peter and Paul in Cole Camp at 11:00 AM.
The Rosary is prayed 30 minutes ahead of each weekend mass.
UPDATE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS
Effective May 30, 2021
St. Ann and Sts. Peter & Paul Parishes
In line with the recent CDC, Benton County Health Department directives and Decrees from Bishop McKnight, and after discussions brought forth in a recent Parish Council meeting of both Parishes, It has been approved that if one is fully vaccinated, masks and social distancing are no longer necessary in the Church. For those not fully vaccinated, it is recommended they continue wearing masks and practice social distancing.
For additional COVID-19 information see the COVID-19 page under more.
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 - Deacon Chris Wickern
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
We pray for the health and recovery of all who are ill and not with us today. We encourage those who are home to join the community by praying the Sunday Scriptures, using the readings located at www.diojeffcity.org and perhaps praying the Rosary or the Divine Chaplet.
New COVID Guidelines
As more people become vaccinated and the number of COVID-19 cases decline in our area, Bishop McKnight has removed the general dispensation from attending Mass in person, as of June 1. We are happy to invite all who have been away to join us to worship together, in person, and to receive the Body of Christ in Holy Communion, which nourishes our souls and heals us of our sins. That’s why we are obliged to participate in the Sunday liturgy each week. Of course, if you are ill, are traveling, or otherwise dispensed from our obligation to participate in the Mass, please continue to join livestreaming Masses. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you in person at Mass!
See Bishop McKnight’s full decree on the Diocesan website: https://diojeffcity.org - under COVID 19 and on our Bishop McKnight's page.
We are pleased to welcome our new Pastor, Reverend Benjamin E. Nwosu. Fr. Ben is originally from the Diocese of Okigwe, Nigeria and has recently returned from his homeland before beginning his new assignment. Fr. Ben was ordained in 2001. He was previously the Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Macon, the Mission of Sacred Heart, Bevier, St. Mary Parish, Shelbina and St. Patrick Parish, Clarence.
Be sure to introduce yourself to Fr. when you see him. We are sure there’s lots to do settling in and getting himself acquainted with all three parishes and his new responsibilities.
Blessings Fr. Ben, we are glad to have you as a part of our Church. We pray that God enriches our lives together as we worship and serve Him.
Coffee and Donuts - will be available following Sunday Mass. Stop by and have a treat and visit with your Church Family - its been too long! Volunteers needed to help serve & clean-up!
SIGN-UP for the 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SEPTEMBER 26TH
Starting this weekend and running through August 8th, stop by the table in the foyer after each Mass to RSVP to the Mass/Dinner celebration. Please “print” your name and add the names of those who will be accompanying you. You can also RSVP by emailing the Parish office that you plan to attend. Please list your name and add the names of those who will be accompanying you. (firstname.lastname@example.org or click the email St Ann button below) We want to be sure to get an accurate count for planning purposes. You will also have an opportunity to order memory items of this special event! Pictures of the items will be displayed.
The count down has begun!! Be sure to get your name on the list….and the date on your calendar!!
Reminders: Please remember to wear name tags when at St. Ann’s. It will certainly help Fr. Ben get to know us - and other parishioners as well! He is challenging himself to learn our names!! If you need one - call the parish office.
Also, be sure to watch where you park in the Church parking lot. Be mindful of the handicap spaces for those parishioners and visitors in need.
Are you the last one to leave the Church? Friendly reminder if you are, please be sure all lights are turned off in Church, foyer, kitchen, hall and restrooms - and lock all doors.
New AED Unit Training - we are looking for folks interested in learning to operate the new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) unit donated in memory of Mary Pat Wilde. Add your name and contact info to the sheet in the foyer and we will contact you when the training is scheduled. Thank you!
St. Joseph Statue
In honor of the year of St. Joseph, Fr. Alex and the Parish Council have decided to purchase a St. Joseph statue for the Church. The statue chosen is absolutely beautiful and we hope to receive it before the 75th Anniversary Celebration and have it blessed by the Bishop. Various organizations of the Church have offered to help with the cost of the statue but it certainly would be a blessing to receive additional donations from parishioners to help defray the expense as well. If you would like to make a contribution toward this purchase, please place it in the designated basket at the collection table. Mark the contribution as “statue” on the check or envelope. Thank you in advance for your offering toward this special and cherished purchase. The statue has been delivered and will be unveiled at the 75th Anniversary Celebration.
O Blessed St Joseph, who accompanied Jesus and Mary in all their journeys, and who has been called the patron of all travelers, accompany us in this journey that we are about to undertake.
Looking Ahead to Coming Weeks:
July 24-25th - August 8th - Parishioner sign-up (& guests) for 75 Anniversary Dinner - will also have the opportunity to place orders for items available as a memory of the special event.
July 24-25 through August 14-15 - sign up sheet at table in foyer for the 2022 St. Joseph Sunday Missal Prayer Book and Hymnal
July 24-25 - Not too late to make a contribution to the Diocesan Mission Collection - please be generous
August 6 - First Friday Adoration
August 7 - Fr. Ben’s installation as new Pastor. Fr. Joseph Corel (Sedalia) will officiate over the installation - 6:30 PM Saturday evening Mass
August 9 - Monday - 8:30 am weekday Mass
August 10 - Fr. Ben out of town - no weekday Mass
August 10 - 75th Anniversary Planning Mtg - 5:00 PM
August 10 - Parish Council Meeting - 6:00 PM
August 11 - Altar & Rosary Society Meeting - 1:30 PM
August 11 - Knights & Auxiliary Meetings - 6:00 PM
August 13 - Knights‘ Fish Fry - 4 to 7 PM
If you are working in parish administration, a deacon, a pastoral musician, involved in parish communication or just interested in any of these, consider checking out these video series available on our website (see links below) and on our Vimeo channel (https://vimeo.com/diojeffcity). All of these presentations are by priests and staff from our diocese and can be shared in your parish.
Diaconate trainings: https://diojeffcity.org/diaconate/
Liturgical music: https://diojeffcity.org/liturgical-music/
Social Committee - There has been interest in starting the Social Committee again! How fun and what a blessing to get to know the members of our Parish family and possibly bring others back into the fold! Looking for volunteers to kick it off and do some planning. If you are interested, please contact the Parish office.
The World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of July, beginning this year on July 25. Pope Francis emphasized in his message that the Lord is always with us and always calling us to play a role in spreading the Gospel no matter our age. “I was called to become the Bishop of Rome when I had reached, so to speak, retirement age and thought I would not be doing anything new. The Lord is always – always – close to us. He is close to us with new possibilities, new ideas, new consolations, but always close to us. You know that the Lord is eternal; he never, ever goes into retirement.”
Knights of Columbus Fish Fries - The Knights of Columbus will be hosting it's next Fish Fry on Friday August 13, 4-7 PM. Dine in seating and carry out service is available. $11 Dine in, $10 Carry out. Come and join us for dinner! The Knights would like to thank all of those who help work the fish fries and all who come out to buy the dinners. You all have made this a very successful fund raiser!
Please consider a $10 stipend for a loved one. The Mass intention calendar through the end of the year needs to be completed. We have several open dates available. Please contact Deb in the Parish office.
REMINDER: PICK UP YOUR RAFFLE TICKET(S) ENVELOPE
Raffle tickets are available for pickup today on the table in the foyer. See details in the letter enclosed.
We don’t want to miss anyone! If you haven’t had a chance to complete a Parishioner Information Form, please pick one up at the table in the foyer.
Fill it out and place it at the Parish office door (clear plastic box on left side of door).
We are finalizing our data base and need your help
PARISH QUILT- 2021
It’s long overdue to complete the next Parish Quilt. Take a look in the Church Hall at all the blocks that have been designed by Parishioners thru the years!! If you would like to add yours to the next quilt…. Keep in mind: 8-1/2 inch block—white fabric, Maintain 1/2 inch border from outside edges. Include family name & a theme that represents your family/ & be sure to use washable products. Contact Regina Mackenberg with questions: 660-287-7188.
"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.
We pray the Rosary before Mass each Sunday at 10:30 am—please join us!
Special year was noted—200th birthday of the State of Missouri—suggested that Community Events be listed in the bulletin to remind everyone about the coming events in the great town of Cole Camp!
July 31 - August 1 - Undies Sunday
August 7 - Clothing Drive at St. Paul’s
September 9 – 11 – Cole Camp Fair
October 3 – Cemetery Walk in honor of Missouri’s 200th Birthday
October 24 – St. John’s 150th Anniversary celebration
December 5 – Church tour of area churches to celebrate 200 years of Missouri Architecture
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 Local Church is:
We pray for our country at this moment in history, that the dreams of life, liberty and happiness remain in our hearts as well as the desire that we will always be one nation under God.
Your generous support and contributions will help enable our Parish to fund those in need and improve our Church.
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