Fr. Alex Ekka is the Pastor of St Ann of Warsaw, Mo., St. Peter and Paul of Cole Camp, Mo. and St. Bernadette of Hermatige, Mo. Catholic Churches.
The New Mass and Confession Schedule is:
Confession at St. Ann in Warsaw on Sundays from 8:00 - 8:15 AM or upon request.
The Rosary is prayed 30 minutes ahead of each weekend mass.
Fr. Alex Ekka, Pastor
Phone 660-438-5870 (Residence)
Office Phone: 660-438-3844
Office Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday - Friday
Shirley Harms - Secretary
RoseAnne Migliazzo - DRE
Mary Craig - Secretary
Kristi Craig - Bookkeeper
Anna M. Mertz - Office Bookkeeper
There are many new items at the Religious counter. We are having a clearance sale at the religious counter! Selected items on top of the counter will be sold for donations and items in the case are 20% off for a limited time!!! Stop by and help support your church!
Deacon Chris News:
Deacon Christopher M. Wickern is currently recovering at home from surgery on his leg. Please continue praying for him. Deacon Chris and Patsy will be posting his progress and information on their Facebook page - CatholicinBentonCounty. Anyone wanting to send Get Well or Prayer cards may send them to: Deacon Chris Wickern, 1630 WIllow Dr., Sedalia, MO 65301. This will be a long recovery so there is time to send him a card!
Catholic Stewardship Appeal for 2020
The Catholic Stewardship Appeal has officially begun in our parish. The goal for St. Ann Parish for 2020 is $12,000. Currently $3670 has been received which is 30.58% of our goal. In the next couple of weeks, you will receive a letter from Bishop McKnight inviting you to participate in this years appeal. If each of our families would give a small portion of their income, we would easily reach our parish goals. As you reflect on the information about the CSA and the life of our Church, please remember that we are called to give out of gratitude. More information can be found on the following link. https://diojeffcity.org/catholic-stewardship-appeal-2020/
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
This year's theme "As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards," speaks to one of the many ways we are united in giving thanks to God for His many blessings.
I am extremely grateful for your past generosity. Now I am coming to you to ask you to continue to "serve one another as good stewards" to help our community grow stronger in faith.
I ask that you prayerfully consider supporting the 2020 Catholic Stewardship Appeal through a sacrificial gift.
May God Bless you for your Generosity, and may Christ's peace be with you. I am,
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Most Rev. W. Shawn McKnight
Bishop of Jefferson City
The Bazaar Committee would like to thank everyone for all their help and hard work on making this year's Bazaar another successful event. This year's raffle winners were Gun- Scott Wood, Quilt - Lorraine Shelly, and Glider - Paula Billinger.
Nomination and Election for Parish Council
As required by Canon Law, we will have the nomination and election process during the weekends of November 02-03 and November 09-10 to fill up the vacant seats in the Parish Council. Nomination papers will be in the pews. IN the first round, you have to nominate a certain number of names whom you think are fit to serve in the Parish Council. In the next round you will have to vote for the selected names based on nominations.
You are required to nominate a maximum of five names you think are eligible to serve in the Parish Council. You may drop your nomination paper nicely folded either in the collection basket or drop it in the office. From those names we will select those names who receive the highest number of nominations. This selected number will be double the number of vacant seats.
Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary News
The knights would like to thank everyone that gave money in the baby bottles for all their donations! The Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank everyone for their donations for the Baby Shower!!
National Vocation Awareness Week
The week of November 3-10 is National Vocation Awareness Week! Teach your children to use GPS - God's Positioning System! After Mass today, have a conversation with your children, asking, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" After a few moments of discussion ask, 'What do you think God wants you to be when you grow up?" Emphasize to your children that GOD has a specific plan in mind for them, and that following God's plan is the surest way to happiness.
Archdiocese for the Military Services
The Weekend of November 9th and 10th our Parish will take up the Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). Established by St. John Paul II in 1985, the AMS is the only U.S. diocese responsible for providing pastoral care to men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, enrolled at a U.S. Military Academy, being treated as a patient at any of the 153 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, or working for the federal government beyond U.S. borders. To learn more about AMS, go to www.milarch.org/national collection. Please Give Generously.
Best Choice Labels: Please save your Best Choice Labels and bring them to the Church.. There is a container in the Church hall.
Below is a list of the repairs that need to be done around the church. If you have any expertise in any of these areas or know someone that does, please give Carol Baalman a call at 660-287-1588. Some of these could be done by church members. Others will need bids.
Guttering on the garage
Door outside furnace room needs new wood trim and door lock
Small back door in the church hall need new door and threshold
Heat system pipes need insulation or tape
Windows - all should be caulked with the wood siding replaced and insulated
Roof - some loose shingles and vent pipe has a crack and needs new flashing
All bids obtained on drainage system ($2900) and buckled sidewalk ($825). Submitting bids to Bishop for partial withdrawal of funds from diocese. Getting bids on garage guttering, and outdoor brick flower boxes renovation.
American Legion Post 305 with the Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion will have their annual Home style Supper on November 9, 2019 from 5PM to 7PM at the American Legion Building. Roast beef and ham with all the trimmings and desert will be served. Advance tickets for $9 may be purchased at several businesses in Cole Camp and Ionia.
Questions: call Shirley Smith: 660-547-3710
Please watch for coming events and news
Bishop McKnight's November Prayer for our Local Church is:
"For all our deceased family and friends, and for all the souls in purgatory: that the Lord may have mercy on them, and they may see the face of GOD and live."