We pray that your time off for March Break was a time of joyful renewal.
Now as we return to school, we continue our Lenten Observance. In this special time of preparation for Easter, you are all in our prayers. There are many things going on at St Anne during Lent – take a look!
Monthly Family Movie Nights
In March we’ll head out on the water with Drac and his family in Hotel Transylvania 3. Come out Saturday March 23 at 6 pm for free popcorn, plus pizza, pop, juice and coffee for sale.
This Lent, This spring, St Anne Parish is partnering with St Joseph Church to hold THINKfast – a fundraiser for Development and Peace. This year, THINKfast will be at St Joseph church from 6 pm on Friday April 5 to 7:30 pm Saturday April 6. Young people in grades 6-12 have the option of staying overnight, and those in grades 1-5 are invited from 2-7:30 pm on Saturday.
Together we will learn, play games, pray, and raise money and awareness for an excellent cause. While we do all of these things, we also fast, to experience a small amount of what those living without secure access to food experience.
If you are interested in more information about this event, including permission forms, please go to https://stanneskitchener.ca/youth-ministry
RSVPs are due by March 25. Please pray for our young people!
We should hang out online
Lent at St Anne Parish
Stations of the Cross
Everyone is invited to come and pray the Stations of the Cross Friday nights at 6:30 pm, followed by Mass at 7. Next Friday, March 29, the Stations will be led by the youth of our parish.
Book of Luke Gospel Study
Father Brian is facilitating this study for parishioners of St. Joseph and St. Anne Parishes, and it will be held downstairs in St. Anne Parish Hall. There will be no homework, no tests, no registration, no fee, no commitment. You can participate as much or as little as you want to. It will be relaxing and hopefully add to your Lenten renewal,. We will finish no later than 8:30 pm. (with a 15-minute halfway break).
Lent is a time that calls us to prayer, and to look honestly at our lives. If you are interested in receiving the Sacrament of Reconcilation (even if it’s been a while!) You are invited to attend one of multiple celebrations being held in the Kitchener area. At St Anne, multiple priests will be available to hear confessions during our Reconciliation service at 7 pm on Thursday March 28.
Other times in the area can be found at https://stanneskitchener.ca/news/lent-2019-reconciliation
Holy Week Schedule
For those looking ahead, is our schedule of Masses and Liturgies for Holy Week. We hope to see you there as we celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Palm Sunday – World Day of Youth
Saturday April 13
Mass 5:00 p.m.
Sunday April 14
Mass 10:00 a.m.
Holy Thursday – April 18
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 p.m. (with incense)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00 p.m.
Good Friday – April 19
Family Liturgy with reflection 11:00 a.m.
Solemn Liturgy 3:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday – April 20
Easter Vigil 8:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday – April 21
Mass 10:00 a.m.