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 - Brenda Porter
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, Wednesday, 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
A note from Altar & Rosary
Regina Mackenberg will be collecting dues after Mass for the next couple of weeks. Dues are $10.00.
COFFEE & DONUTS
There are MANY openings to sign up for, just a Sunday at a time. A&R will assist you with what you need to do. Just note *need help.
Virtus Training Active, Pending, Inactive
Diane Downing, Parish Secretary & Ministry Leads will be contacting parish members that have a pending or inactive status in Virtus. Sometimes it is as simple as checking an addition box. Diane can look up usernames and assist as needed to complete the process!
HELP FELLOW PARISHIONERS ATTEND MASS & OTHER CHURCH ACTIVITIES
Please contact the parish office if you would like to be included in a transportation “rotation” to help give Parish members an opportunity to join us at Mass and receive the Holy Eucharist (Saturday or Sunday Mass flexibility). The parishioners live in the Warsaw area so this may add an extra 5 - 15 minutes to your moirning commute.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION OPEN
William H. Simon and John L. Warack scholarships are for all parish high school seniors or current college students with a financial need who commit to practicing their faith. *Information and applications are available at diojeffcity.org/scholarships
For questions contact Tracy Oswald or Denise Barnes Office 573-635-9127 ext. 246
Order forms are available at the table in the foyer if you would like to order an engraved stone for yourself or a loved one. Please complete the form, include your check and turn the form into the Parish office.
Orders will be accumulated and sent to the vendor once the minimum order requirement is reached.
Please consider a Mass intention for a loved one. Recommended stipend is $10.
Blessings to all that help us fill the calendar through the year!
See Jerri or Deb in the parish office.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!!
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.
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!!
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
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!!
"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 consider a Mass intention for 2024 for a loved one. Recommended stipend is $10. See Kristi or Mary in the office before or after Mass.
The Cole Camp Food Pantry is in need of donations. Monetary donations can be mailed to: Cole Camp Food Pantry, 505 S. Keeney St., Cole Camp, MO 65325. Food donations can be delivered to the same address. Regular hours are Wednesday: 10 AM to noon, Thursday: 3 PM to 5 PM, Saturday: 10 AM to noon. Donations can also be left here at the Church.
* NOTE - Until further notice, there will be no Mass at Good Samaritan Nursing Home until Fr. Ben returns. We will keep you posted for any changes.
Breakfast will be held at St. Paul’s at 7:30am, as in years past. The breakfast will be canceled if school is canceled for that day.
February 21: Holy Cross and St. John’s
February 28: First Baptist and Ionia Methodist
March 6: Saints Peter & Paul and Faith Chapel
March 13: St Paul’s and Grace Fellowship
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!
Our Next Big Event at St. Bernadette Church
You're Invited We'd love to have you and your family at our upcoming event...The Parish Council will be hosting a Retreat on February 24th. The theme for the retreat is “Beyond Lent”. How do we take our Lenten practice beyond Easter? All church members are invited to attend. The retreat will be held in the Parish Center and will begin at 9:00 am. Lunch will be served at 12:00. The afternoon session will run from 1:00 to 2:00. Lenten Penance service will be from 2-3. A signup sheet for participants (head count for food and refreshments) is on the table in Miller Hall. Please contact a Parish Council member for more information.
St Bernadette has a website, please take a look at https://stbernadette.diojeffcity.org
Bishop McKnight's February Prayer:
"For the depressed and those suffering from mental illness; may the active compassion of the Church bring healing and consolation to those who are tempted to despair."
Your generous support and contributions will help enable our Parish to fund those in need and improve our Church.
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