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
Lent/Holy Week Schedule (Tentative - subject to change as needed)
Stations of the Cross
Parish Council—March 22
Altar & Rosary—March 29
Fr. Ben—April 7—Good Friday—12:00 Noon
Please note that there will be a Lenten Penance Service 6:30 PM, Tuesday, March 21 at St Ann. Two visiting Priests will be here to assist Fr. Ben with confessions.
April 2—Palm Sunday
St. Bernadette (Hermitage) - Mass on Sat 4 PM (Apr 1st)
St. Ann (Warsaw) - Mass on Sat 6:30 PM (Apr 1st)
St. Ann (Warsaw) - Mass 8:30 AM
Sts. Peter & Paul - Mass 11:00 AM
April 6—Holy Thursday
St. Ann (Warsaw) 6 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper for all 3 parishes
Washing of the Feet—Adoration until 9 PM
April 7—Good Friday
St. Ann (Warsaw) - 12:00 Noon—Stations of the Cross followed by celebration of the Lord’s Passion for all 3 parishes
April 8—Holy Saturday—Easter Vigil Mass
8:30 PM Vigil for all 3 parishes
April 9—Easter Morning
8:30 AM - St. Ann (Warsaw)
11:00 AM - Sts. Peter & Paul (Cole Camp) - Fr. Richard Frank - Celebrant
11:00 AM - St. Bernadette (Hermitage)
Lily for a Loved One
In memory of a deceased loved one, envelopes are available to make a goodwill Easter donation (table in foyer). An Easter lily will be purchased in their memory and displayed at the Altar on Easter. The deadline date to return your envelope is Palm Sunday, April 2.
Eucharistic Adoration at St. Ann’s Catholic Church Warsaw, Mo.
Friday April 14th with Benediction at 3PM
The Blessed Sacrament - Trying to understand that a piece of bread is the very body of Christ isn’t an easy leap and, at the same time, is something which leaves you astonished. To go and adore the Blessed Sacrament, especially before you’ve made it a habit, might not be that simple. We don’t understand, we get bored, we don’t know what to say, we go in briefly, we make a quick sign of the Cross and we go back out.
Our Lord asked, ‘Could you not watch one hour with me?’ He asked for an hour of reparation to combat the hour of evil, an hour of victim union with the cross to overcome the anti-love of sin”
Let us know if you are interested in signing up, we can answer your questions and help you learn how to adore Our Lord!
Please contact Carolyn Foster at 417-844-5362
Knights of Columbus & Ladies Auxiliary Baby Bottle Campaign and Birthright Baby Shower
You can save or change lives by supporting this campaign. All proceeds help women and families choose life for their unborn children. List of items needed are: baby bottles- 8 oz, 0-3 mth pacifiers, baby bath & shampoo combos (small size), brush & comb combo sets, thermometers, clippers, teethers, 0-3 mth sleepers, sleep sacks, newborn onesies, (white) short & long sleeve, diapers - sizes 4 & 6, boys’ winter clothes - 0-3 mth and 3-6 mth (pre-owned). Campaign ends this weekend. There will be an area in the Church foyer where you can drop off your baby shower gifts! Cash donations are also welcome and appreciated.
PERSEVERENCE TO SUCCEED
Raul and Lilian have faced many challenges while trying to provide for their family and pursue their dreams in Guatemala. With support from Catholic Relief Services they have been able to overcome these obstacles and grow their business while helping their community along the way. In what ways are you being challenged to serve others this Lent. Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE OPENING RALLY FOR 40 DAYS FOR LIFE AT SACRED HEART COLUMBIA
Please join the 40 Days For Life Team for a kick-off rally on Tuesday, February 21, at 6:00 PM at Sacred Heart Church, 105 Waugh St, Columbia, in the Activity Bldg, north and a little behind the Church. Father Richard Frank, a priest of the diocese of Jefferson City and faithful prayer warrior, will open the Rally with prayer and remarks. All are invited whether you have prayed on the sidewalk previously or not. After the rally, we will head over to Columbia Planned Parenthood, 711 N Providence Rd, for a short prayer time and candlelight vigil. Please take time to be with us as we continue to pray for the end of abortion in our nation. The 40 Days for Life prayer vigil begins Ash Wednesday through April 1 from 8 am to 5 pm daily except Sundays. Further info: Kathy Forck 573 821 5130 Mass is at 5:30 pm on Tuesday if you would like to attend.
See you on God’s sidewalk! Mike & Kathy Forck
LOOKING FOR A COORDINATOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
The Coordinator’s primary responsibility is the coordination and oversight of the parish religious education programs for St. Ann’s parish, which includes Sts. Peter & Paul’s parish. It will also include supporting catechist in preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, RCIA and other Faith formation programs.
If you are interested in this role, please contact St. Ann’s parish office.
What is Regnum Christi? Regnum Christi members strive to be:
Christ-centered, Anchored in Charity, Faith-filled, Joyful, Committed to Personal Holiness, Merciful, Zealous, Faithful to Mary Contemplative & Evangelizing, Loving the Church & the Pope. Look for more information in the coming weeks on Regnum Christi.
10th ANNIVERSARY OF POPE FRANCIS‘ ELECTION TO THE PAPACY
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City has released the following statement as we mark the 10th anniversary of Pope Francis’s election to the papacy. He was elected by a papal conclave on March 13, 2013.
I invite the faithful of the Diocese of Jefferson City to join me in prayer for Pope Francis as we mark 10 years of his papacy. Pope Francis has embraced his call to be our teacher and pastor, emphasizing God’s mercy and calling us to look to our faith as a means to heal our painful divisions. By inviting us all into a synodal conversation, he has asked Catholics everywhere to open their hearts as we strive to understand and live out God’s plan for his church.
We are truly better together - always.
With prayer, let us move forward with our Holy Father. Learning from his leadership, may our parishes and our diocese grow toward a stronger communion, cultivating our faith and reflecting the beauty of God’s mercy.
Families need to know the the church is making every effort to portect their children.
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 email@example.com.
ALTAR & ROSARY DUES
As a reminder, A&R 2023 dues are being collected. Please see Regina Mackenberg to make payment for this year’s dues - $10
There are several individuals in our Parish that are homebound and cannot get to Mass. We are looking for help visiting these folks and taking them Holy Communion weekly. Please prayerfully consider being a part of this important ministry. Contact the parish office for more information
Memorial Prayer Garden - Collection of Pledges
At this time, we would like to ask those that have made a pledge toward the construction of the Memorial Prayer Garden, and those that have pledged to purchase bricks, to please send in your donation, if you haven’t already. You can leave your check in the parish office or mail it, whichever you prefer. Please be sure to mark it as “Prayer Garden Pledge” on the check memo area.
Please see Jerri Mockus or Deb Blair if you have any questions on the amount that you pledged. HEARTFELT THANKS TO ALL!!
Coming in Lent 2023 - A new series on the Mass
In response to Pope Francis’ call for a “serious and dynamic liturgical formation” (ibid, 31), the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions is pleased to present a five-part Lenten series which will explore the Mass – “Eucharist: The Work of Our Redemption.” This is offered in harmony with the United States Bishops’ campaign for a National Eucharistic Revival.
The series will include some of the nation’s most respected theologians and liturgists. They will offer not merely an exploration of the elements of the Mass but will reflect on its rich theology and identify implications for pastoral practice.
The sessions will be offered live each Thursday in Lent at 12 p.m. Each webinar will be 75 minutes in length and will include time for questions and answers. The sessions will be recorded so that all registered participants may watch it at a convenient time.
These webinars are offered free of charge. Online registration is now open at: www.fdlc.org/eucharistseries2023
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.
Faith Formation/Religious Education for our Youth
In an effort to offer youth formation and religious education here at St. Ann’s, we are looking for volunteers to jump-start a program. The process of maturing faith for the young lies at the heart of the mission of the Church. Please prayerfully consider being a part of this important ministry. Contact the parish office to discuss the program or answer any questions.
SOUP & MORE - - Methodist Church Basement
Every Thursday - 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Please pass the word that hot meals are available to those in need - no cost (good will donations accepted.
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!!
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
Committed: $8,910 - Received: $8,075
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 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!!
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:
March 21 - Penance service - 6:30 PM
March 22 - Stations of the Cross - Parish Council - 5 PM
March 23 - Parish Council Meeting - 5 PM
March 24 - Knights’ Friday Night Fish Fry - 3 PM to 7 PM
March 29 - Stations of the Cross - Altar and Rosary - 5 PM
March 31 - Knights’ Friday Night Fish Fry - 3 PM to 7 PM
March 31 - Benton County Historical Society event at St. Ann’s Church Hall
April 4 - Municipal Election - Election board will use Church Hall
April 6 - Holy Thursday - 6 PM Mass (3 parishes) - Washing of Feet - Adoration until 9 PM
April 7 - Good Friday - 12 NOON Stations of Cross - followed by celebration of the Lord’s Passion (3 parishes)
April 7 - Divine Mercy Novena begins at 3 PM and everyday through April 16 - see insert to bulletin
April 7 - Knights’ Friday Night Fish Fry(Last One for the Lent season) - 3 PM to 7 PM
April 8 - Holy Saturday - 8:30 PM Vigil Mass (3 parishes)
April 9 - Easter Sunday 8:30 AM Mass (Priest & Religious Retirement Collection)
April 12 - Knights and Auxiliary Meetings - 6 PM
April 14 - Eucharistic Adoration with Benediction at 3 PM
April 16 - Candidates will receive 1st Holy Communion - reception following Mass, including Julia Armstrong/RCIA
April 26 - Midwest March for Life - south lawn of Missouri State Capitol - 8 am to 3 pm - for more information call 573.340.8444
SAVE THE DATE
ALTAR & ROSARY RUMMAGE SALE
MAY 5-6, 2023
Cathedral of St. Joseph Open House
An open house will be held from 1-4 PM on Sunday, May 7. Everyone is welcome. This event will take place just days after the Cathedral is rededicated.
Warsaw Community Calendar
WARSAW CITY WIDE CLEAN-UP
May 2nd - call City Hall for more information if you have large unwanted items to haul away (660.438.5522)
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 -
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 join us for Stations of the Cross every Wednesday during the weeks of Lent at 6 PM followed by the Grateful Living: The Joy of Stewardship. This booklet allows us to stimulate our awareness of stewardship as a defining part of being a disciple of Jesus Christ.
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.
Lenten Breakfasts will begin Wed, March 1st at 7:30 AM at St. Pau’s Lutheran Church. The schedule is:
March 22 - St. Paul’s and Cole Camp Methodist
March 29 - Brauersville and Trinity
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 March Prayer:
"For a greater respect for the dignity of all human life; may our Catholic faith inspire us to recognize all human beings—no matter their age, race, or condition—as our brothers and sisters in 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: