• A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR NOTICE OF CHANGE IN DAILY MORNING MASS TIME (EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2, 2017) 31 July 2016 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: I hope that you are enjoying summer and are finding some peace and some ease in the slower pace in Naples this time of year. After a year of inquiry among members of the parish and in consultation with those responsible for the parishs liturgical life, we have decided that effective 2 January 2017, the daily morning Mass will move to 9:00AM. There are several reasons for this change: 1- Our two neighboring parishes both offer an 8:00AM Mass. A different time provides another option to all daily Mass participants in the area. 2- The super majority of daily Mass attendees are retirees. Several parishioners have indicated to us that due to age and medical issues, the 8:00AM Mass is just too early for them to ever be able to attend. While it is true that there is a 12:15PM Mass during season, the year-long morning Mass never proves to be an option for these individuals. 3- Because of medical issues, not all priests in the parish are able to celebrate the 8AM Mass. A 9AM Mass will make it possible for all priests to preside at daily Mass. We have to acknowledge that we are blessed to have four priests here but at the same time understand that the priests, while aging, are remaining committed to serving the people of the parish. 4- During the school year, the Friday Mass always has to be held at 8:30AM in order to accommodate the school schedule. This difference in time is confusing. By changing the time, a 9:00AM Mass will be offered seven days a week. We are well aware that not everyone will be pleased with this decision. I learned a long time ago that when decisions are made, they are rarely met with universal praise or acclamation. Change is incredibly difficult for most, even if that change is beneficial in the long term. We did not make this decision lightly but after much consultation and after a great deal of prayer and thought. It is, however, our duty as parish priests and parish staff to serve the People of God in the best way possible and we believe this adaptation is for the good of the parish. We thank you for your gracious flexibility and openness to the new graces that will come with this change. We are hopeful that this change will continue to foster a greater love of the Eucharist here at Saint Ann. Sincerely yours, Father Michael
  • October is designated as Respect Life Month October is designated as Respect Life Month October is designated as Respect Life Month Respect Life Sunday is next Sunday, October 2, 2016, Saint Ann Parish will be participating in the following activities to commemorate and celebrate Life. Sunday, October 2, 2016 The Life Chain 2:00pm - 3:30pm - Route 41 North at Central Ave to 5th Ave. South (AT&T 2083 9th Street South - Parking Lot) What Is Life Chain?  It is a “prayer chain” and public (sidewalk) witness against abortion. We ask God’s divine intervention for the healing of our community and our nation. Who should attend? The Naples Christian community and all who are willing to defend human life against abortion. Bring the family, also a chair if you wish. If you cannot stay for the duration any participation will be welcome. Where? North 41 Central Ave to 5th Avenue South (AT&T 2083 9th Street South - Parking Lot) For additional information contact Tom Snyder of Saint Ann Knights of Columbus, at (239) 784-0774. Signs will be provided starting at 1:30pm in the parking lot of AT&T 2083 9th Street South. Please spread out to about 25’ apart - makes for more impressive optics for traffic going by. Bring a chair and water to make it a more comfortable experience. Thank you The Rosary is recited (7:20am) Prior to the Daily Mass (Saint Ann Church) Mondays Monday Mornings From 9:00am—1:00pm there is a Prayer Vigil in front of the Planned Parenthood at the corner of Creech and Goodlette - Frank roads in Naples. “It is the role of all of us to respond to and face the evil that is abortion,” the Bishop said “We are called to stand up and be a witness to God’s love and mercy, and to share that witness with those around us.” Monday Evenings - From 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the Saint Joachim Chapel, there is a Contemplate Prayer Group Fridays Friday Mornings - Following 8:30am Mass - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11:00am in the Saint Joachim Chapel. Please consider joining fellow Parishioners as we celebrate Respect for Life. For additional information, please feel free to contact: Loretta Huenefeld at (239) 290-0998 or Kathy Bartels at (239) 262-3271. Thank you.
  • A TEACHING TUESDAY SERIES - Classes are at 9:30 AM and 6:30 PM in Rooney Hall A TEACHING TUESDAY SERIES - Classes are at 9:30 AM and 6:30 PM in Rooney Hall A TEACHING TUESDAY SERIES OLD TEASTAMENT OR HEBREW SCRIPTURES: WHAT'S IN A NAME? Instructor: Father William E. Davis, OSFS Course description: An introduction to the Hebrew Bible through a review of modern scholarship. The course considers the Jewish Scriptures in themselves and in relation to Christianity. OLD TEASTAMENT OR HEBREW SCRIPTURES: WHAT'S IN A NAME? September 20 The Torah September 27 The Prophets October 4 Writings Classes are at 9:30 AM and 6:30 PM in Rooney Hall
  • Blessing of the Pets is on Saturday, October 1st at 9:00 AM Outside the Church Blessing of the Pets is on Saturday, October 1st at 9:00 AM Outside the Church Blessing of the Pets is on Saturday, October 1st at 9:00 AM Outside the Church

     
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LITURGY SCHEDULE

SATURDAY VIGIL

 

SUNDAY

4:00PM

 

7:30AM, 9:00AM, 11:00AM, 6:00PM

 

DAILY

MONDAY - THURSDAY AND SATURDAY

 

 

8:00AM

FRIDAY

 

8:30AM


HOLY DAY

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

(CONSULT BULLETIN FOR TIMES)

 

EVERY FRIDAY

9:15AM TO 11:30AM

(SAINT JOACHIM CHAPEL)

 

RECONCILIATION

WEDNESDAY

(IN THE PARISH OFFICE)

 

SATURDAY

(IN THE CHURCH)

ALSO AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT

 

ANOINTING OF THE SICK

FIRST SATURDAY

ALSO AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT

 

1:00PM - 3:00PM

 

 

2:30PM - 3:45PM

 

 

 

8:00AM

AS OF JANUARY 2, 2017 MORNING DAILY MASS WILL BE AT 9:00AM MONDAY - SATURDAY

 
 
   
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