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
During the winter we will always have Mass on Saturday and Sunday. During the Week, if school is closed, the Church will be closed!!
There are many new items at the Religious counter. 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 $7,457.00 has been received. Bishop McKnight has invited all 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
St. Ann Advent Prayer Tree
Choose paper ornaments from the Prayer Tree and display them in your home. Please choose paper ornaments from the Prayer Tree and display it in your home. Replace the paper ornaments with the bow decorations. Pray for the names on the paper ornaments during Advent, then at Christmas, send a card and let them know you care!
St. Ann Parish Thanksgiving/Christmas Dinner
Thanks to all who participated in the preparation of the St. Ann Parish Thanksgiving/Christmas Dinner! Good food and a good time was had by all!
Feast of Immaculate Conception
The Feast of Immaculate Conception is usually celebrated on December 8. This year December 8 is a Sunday and this feast is transferred to Monday, December 9 and is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year. Hence there will be No Mass on Monday.
We are in need of the following; CHEERFUL, HAPPY, and WELCOMING people to volunteer to become Greeters at both Masses at St. Ann. This is a great opportunity to get to know one another and welcome visitors. Please sign up for Saturday 6:30 pm or Sunday 8:30 am Mass. Sign up clip boards are on the back table.
St Ann Altar and Rosary
St. Ann Altar & Rosary will be having their Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday December 11th at the Dietz Family Buffet(Formally Golden Corral) in Clinton at 1:00 p.m. Officers will be installed and hopefully again this year Ellen will provide games. Anyone that wants to carpool can meet at the Church by 12:15 p.m.
A Steward"s Way - Advent Small Group Study
Join our parish's Advent Small Groups Reflecting on Pope Francis' encyclical "The Joy of the Gospel" as it relates to the Bible. There will be 4 sessions held from December 1 - Dec 22, 2019, Sunday @ 10:30 am or Tuesday @ 9:30 am, $5.00 per booklet. All are welcome! Youth and children, too. First week bring a picture of your loved one to be placed on the prayer table. Learn to be a better example of Catholics in our community.
Best Choice Labels: Please save your Best Choice Labels and bring them to the Church.. There is a container in the Church hall.
St. Peter and Paul Church Repairs:
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 - vent pipe has a crack and needs new flashing
Catholic Stewardship Appeal for 2020 for St. Peter and Paul is $2,500 and to date we have received. $795.00
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."