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
Air Conditioning & Furnace Repairs Completed
St. Ann recently had extensive furnace and air conditioning work done by Bedrock Heating & Cooling (Sedalia). Bids were submitted and it was decided that Bedrock was the best choice to do the needed repairs. The total cost was $19,675. Our Church is now over 25 years old and capital improvements are inevitable. That is why we so much appreciate everyone’s commitment to their weekly contributions to the Parish. Without continued support from our parishioners, a great burden would be placed on St. Ann’s financial stability, along with our hope for a healthy economic future. Each contribution, no matter the amount, is a ray of light to our Parish Family and we are beyond thankful!! We sincerely want you to know that each gift offering is a true blessing! Thank you for your continued support.
To assist with improving St. Ann’s online presence (Parish Communication Committee) We are looking for help with improving our presence on social media platforms. Actually, if a few people got together to form a committee that would be an awesome way to brainstorm ideas and increase our visibility on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc. Please contact the parish office if you are interested or have questions. What a fun and exciting way to help our parish grow!!
Soup Kitchen Opens!!
(Downstairs - Methodist Church - Warsaw)
The Soup Kitchen is now open and serving Thursday night dinner to those in need. Hours are 4:30 to 6:00 pm. If you know of someone in need of a nutritious meal, please let them know. Volunteers are also welcome - stop by and see how you can help.
Women’s Ministry Meeting
June 15, 2022, 9:30 AM Bestgen Hall at Our Lady of the Lake 2411 Bagnall Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049 For questions, please call LeAnn Korsmeyer at 573-635-9127, ext 222 or at email@example.com
The National Shrine of Mary Mother of the Church
Those at the Shrine look forward to welcoming you back to their outdoor summer Masses at beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in Laurie, Missouri Memorial Day to Labor Day Saturday night at 8:00 PM Sunday morning 8:30 AM 176 Marian Drive Laurie, Missouri 65037
As we pray for peace in Ukraine
We also have two opportunities to support the tremendous humanitarian relief effort underway. Please consider contributing either online at diojeffcity.org/donate or by writing a check to our parish with a note “for Ukraine,” then giving it in the regular Sunday collection, mailing to our offices or dropping it off during normal business hours. Our parish will send these special donations to the Diocese, for the money to be added to a donation being made by our Diocese to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ program for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. This appeal focuses on rebuilding the pastoral capacity of the Church and restoring the faith in 28 countries in the region Now, that focus is centered on Ukraine. Your participation in this relief effort strengthens our ability to be a strong center of charity and sanctuary for mercy. Thank you for your witness.
Prayer to Stop Violence
Most Merciful Jesus, who for the love you have for us, remain night and day in this Sacrament full of compassion, waiting and welcoming all who come to visit you. I believe you are truly present in the Sacrament of the Altar. We come before you today to ask your help in stopping the violence going on in our world today. We offer you our prayers for all the victims of this violence. Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on these victims and bring those committing these crimes to justice - Amen.
WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Cecile Smith was awarded the Woman of the Year by the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary on Wed, May 11, by President, Regina Mackenberg. Cecile was commended for her never-ending contributions to her parish and to those in need in her community and beyond. Her generosity given through her time, talents and treasures are too numerous to mention on this page! Remember the words of St. Francis of Assisi: "It is in giving that we receive." Please congratulate Cecile when you see her as we honor her as “Woman of the Year” - so well deserved!
Parish Safe Environment Policy
Thank you to all that have completed their Safe Environment Training for volunteers! Your efforts are very much appreciated! There are still volunteers that have not completed this process. The Diocese will be visiting us very soon to confirm that our Parish and all volunteers are compliant. Please contact Deb if you need help with anything. She is willing to work with you at your convenience to get this done and to try to make it as easy as possible. We need to have 100% participation in order to continue our volunteer efforts as they stand today. THANK YOU!!
The next KNIGHTS’ FISH FRY will be held Friday June 17th from 4 to 7 PM. Be sure to tell family and friends!!
Celebration of Feast of Immaculate Heart of Mary on Sunday, June 26
To encourage a greater participation in the celebration of the patronal feast day of our Diocese, Bishop McKnight has mandated the transfer of the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from Saturday, June 25, 2022, to Sunday, June 26, 2022, replacing the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Heartland Hospice needs you!
Volunteers are the heart of both of these teams. They depend on Hospice volunteers to help provide the extra love and care patients and their families need at this time in their life. Volunteers offer support, companionship, and practical caring help to this special group of people. Staying with the patient so family members can take a break, reading scripture to the patient, or holding their hand. You can gain tremendous personal gratification from knowing that you have made an impact in another person’s life and have contributed to your community in a caring and compassionate way. Please contact Catherine Schembri (Heartland Hospice) at 660.530.3042 or Lori Dodson (GVMH - Home Services) 660.890.2014
Survey for Women
The Diocese of Jefferson City Women’s Ministry Office invites Catholic women throughout our diocese to take a few moments to complete an online survey before June 1. All information gathered will be used to discern proper resources, educational formation opportunities, programs and events specifically targeted to women in our parish and throughout the Diocese. The results of the survey will be shared with pastors and parish women’s ministry representatives. To complete the survey online, enter the following link into your browser diojeffcity.org/womensministrysurvey/ or visit the women’s ministry website page at diojeffcity.org/womens-ministry/ For opportunities to get involved in the ministry, please contact your parish women’s ministry representative or LeAnn Korsmeyer, director of Women’s Ministry, by email or 573-635-9127 ext. 222.
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:
May 29 - 5th Sunday of Month - Knights will dress out - and will host breakfast catered by Papa Joe’s following Mass
May 30 - Memorial Day
June 3 - First Friday Adoration
June 5 - Communication and Education Collection
June 8 - Altar & Rosary Meeting - Noon start time (Potluck) - meeting after lunch
June 8 - Knights and Ladies Auxiliary Meetings - 6 PM
June 11 - Frank Ordonio Funeral & Mass - Rosary 10:30 AM, Visitation 9 AM -10:30 AM,
Mass 11 AM, Fr. Joe Corel
June 17 - Knights Fish Fry - 4-7 PM
June 19 - Father's Day Breakfast - following Mass - Ladies Auxiliary will host.
June 20 - Knights of Columbus Blood Drive, KofC Hall, 2 PM - 6 PM
June 26 - Feast of Immaculate Heart of Mary
Warsaw Community Calendar
May 27 - Ribbon Cutting Benton County Tire
June 8-10 - Jubilee Days
June 18 - Junk Market
June 25 - Sterett Creek Paddle Pedal Run
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!
Update - Parish Council Meeting
Need to look at leakage of water under both doors in the reception area—$50 donation to Senior Center in Cole Camp—More 7-day votive lights are needed but cost prohibitive—checking with Diocese for possible used ones—Time & Talent sheets compiled and lists available in office and on bulletin board—Fr. Ben will recommission lay ministers after his return (Submitted by Sue Brauer)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573.202.3590 to learn more.
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 May Prayer: For all expecting mothers, biological and adoptive; that through the intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church, they may prepare for the new life in the womb and may receive the support of a nurturing community of faith in the raising of their children.
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