Weekly Parish News & Events: August 1 & 2, 2020

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time


For the Weekend of August 1st & 2nd, 2020                               

Offertory for August 1st & 2nd......................$ 1,563.00
Poor Box.................................................... $      20.00


Weekly Calendar, News & Events

Daily Mass Schedule

12:00 PM Daily Mass, Tuesday through Friday, Fr. Noel P. Tria, Celebrant


Weekend Mass Schedules


5:00 PM Saturday Vigil Mass


8:30 AM Sunday Mass

10:00 AM Sunday Mass (this 10:00 AM Mass is also livestreamed on the St. Ann Facebook page, click here and is available on the Saint Ann Catholic Church channel on YouTube.com later in the day, click here.

12:00 PM Filipino Sunday Mass (Every 4th Sunday of the Month)

  • We pray the Rosary 30 minutes before each weekend Mass.

  • Confessions are available 30 minutes before each weekend Mass by calling the St. Ann Parish Office, 843.661.5012, to make an appointment with the pastor.

  • Please remember that facemasks are mandatory. During this period of COVID-19, the church seating capacity (50% of capacity) is 22 families with an additional seating capacity of 45 families in the new parish life center, at each weekend Mass.  Come & join us!

St. Ann's Outreach Programs: St. Martin dePorres Food Pantry

August 11 & 12: The St. Martin dePorres Food Pantry is open this NEXT week, Tuesday, August 11th & Wednesday, August 12th, from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. (open every other week).

  • We are in desperate need of volunteers--please consider donating two hours of your day every other week.

  • All clients and volunteers must wear facemasks and gloves, please.

  • We need volunteers! We need YOU! 

  • Mondays: Volunteers are needed on Mondays from 8:30 - 11:00 AM to help pick-up, load, unload food from Harvest Hope distribution center in Florence, to stock shelves and to pick and pack grocery orders for our clients.

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:45 - 11:00 AM to pick and pack groceries for our clients and to help with distribution to our clients.

  • If you are a student preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, this is a great opportunity for getting those service hours in!

  • For more information, please contact Ms. Pat Bromley, 843-269-1069 or email jpb1246@yahoo.com, or call the St. Ann Parish Office, 843.661.5012. Remember, hunger knows no season!

St. Ann Memorial Brick Campaign


Be a part of a lasting legacy at Saint Ann's by purchasing a memorial paver brick.


If you would like to place an order for a memorial brick paver, please get your completed order form and payment to the St. Ann Parish Office or you may contact Roger Bouchard at 978.870.7383. If you need an order form (available also on the St. Ann Parish website) or have any questions, pleace contact Roger Bouchard for more information. We will continue to accept orders for memorial paver bricks until the brick area in the courtyard is filled.



We Pray:

  • Join us as we pray for peace, unity, solidarity, healing, justice and civility; we ask for understanding, wisdom and guidance.

  • We ask for your prayers for all members of our parish in need of spiritual healing, physical healing and healing of the mind that they may find peace and comfort in Jesus Christ.

  • We offer thanksgiving for physical healing for members of our parish recovering from illness and surgery.

  • Let's pray one Hail Mary daily for an increase in vocations! 

We Pray for Healing in Body, Mind & Spirit
Please remember to pray for healing for those on our sick list, including:

  • Don and Betty Bellefeuil

  • Andy & Kim Snyder

  • Marjorie & Daniel Henry

  • Stan Isgett

  • Gil Tria

  • Filipina Fullero

  • Sue Cox

  • Angel Nesmith

We Remember Our Seniors, Homebound and In Living Care Homes, including:

  • The Carolinian: Gerry Bauer, Lana Coban

  • Faith Nursing- Victor Agoha, Paul Castellane, Tammy Boyette

  • Gene's Residential: Elaine Corey

  • Elmcroft- George Laug, Mary Catherine McNamee

  • Heritage- Louis Gable

  • Pee Dee Gardens- Bob Prigg

  • Presbyterian Home- Laurence Barnes, Annie Miller

Home Bound:

  • Barbara Pecca

  • Barbara Bate

  • Patty Warr

  • Florence Mack

We Pray For Those in the Armed Forces

  • Jordan Hill

  • Trevor Johnson

  • Jarrod Lettieri

  • Billy Brown

  • Cody Carpenter

We Pray for Our Expectant Mothers and their Unborn Babies


Diocese of Charleston: News Around the State

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Join the Knights of Columbus

Free Membership For First Year

July 22 - August 5 Join the Knights of Columbus. Men of St. Ann's Parish, the world needs Catholic men to step up and live out their faith! Free Membership (no dues) for your first year. For more information, contact Mike Hill, Grand Knight, KOC Council 5194, Florence, at 843.801.0269 .


Strengthen and Enrich Your Marriage – SC WWME 3RE Experience

August 6-27 (Mondays & Thursdays): Are you looking to strengthen and enrich your marriage? Attend a 7-Session Virtual 3RE Experience (Restore, Rekindle, Renew), on Monday and Thursday evenings, August 6th - 27th, from 7:00 - 9:30 PM. For more information click here or to apply online, go to scmarriagematters.org.


Digital Catechesis: Free Webinar for All Catechists

August 12 The Office of Catechesis and Catholic Formation will host a free webinar, "Digital Catechesis" on (Wednesday) August 12th, from 3:30 -4:30 PM, part of a new Catechist Formation series for Catechesis and Christian Formation.
More information is available about this Formation Series on the St. Ann Parish website, click here.  To register for these free webinars and receive the Zoom Invite, please contact Cathy Roche, 843.261.0504, or email cathy@charlestondiocese.org.


CCD Classes Begin August Sunday, August 16, 2020:
Registration for CCD for all grades on Saturday, August 1st & Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 on the St. Ann parish campus.
St. Ann's CCD Home Study Program will begin on Sunday, August 16th.
For more information and registration forms, please contact Mrs. Kim Wilcox, Director of Religious Education, at the St. Ann Parish Office, 843.661.5012.


Art as Spiritual Therapy Retreat: August 21 & 22, 2020

Take Your Mind Off this Pandemic & Improve Your Spiritual Well-Being...

August 21-22: The Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, N.C. is hosting a special one-night retreat August 21-22. The retreat leaders will use various art and craft activities to help you reconnect with God and renew your spiritual health and well-being.

  • The three (3) sessions will be hands-on. With some guidance from expert presenters, they will be geared toward opening yourself up to the creative powers locked within.

  • All retreatants will be safely distanced in our spacious retreat center and given a private lodging room, workspace, and dining table. The discounted price is $150 per person, $275 per couple. This includes overnight lodging, three full-course meals prepared by our own executive chef in his 100% sanitation rated kitchen, all materials, and fees.

  • For more information, or to register, call us at 828.327.7441, email info@catholicconference.org, or visit our website, click here Commuting?  There are commuter options available.

Creighton Fertility Care Practitioner Education Program Coming This Fall

September 23-26: The FertilityCare Practitioner Education Program is a 13-month program that prepares students to:

  • Teach women and couples how to navigate their fertility over their reproductive years

  • Provide comprehensive, professional and individualized family planning services

  • Teach the CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare™ System to women and couples from any reproductive category. For more information, click here.

School Choice: What Every Catholic Needs to Know

September 30 (Wednesday): Begins 10:30 AM Father Peter M. J. Stravinskas will present (admission free) two topics: Schools & Clergy: Catholic schools rise or fall with our priests and School Choice: What every Catholic needs to know and share on Wednesday, September 30, at the Capitol City Club, 1201 Main Street, Suite # 2500, in Columbia, s.C., 29201. The talk will be held:

  • at 10:30 a.m. for clergy

  • at 12:30 p.m. for parents, teachers, and school leaders

  • at 5:30 p.m. for legislators and special guests

Father Stravinkskas holds doctorates in school administration and theology. He has had a lifelong apostolate in Catholic education, in addition to founding three periodicals, writing over 1,000 articles, and authoring 50 books. He currently serves as president of the Catholic Education Foundation, providing resources for pastors, administrators, teachers, and parents of Catholic schools. He has particular competence in fostering Catholic identity in our schools and in advancing the cause of parental freedom of choice in education.

Presented by the SC Catholic Conference. For more information, please contact the Office of Family Life, at the Diocese of Charleston, 803.547.5063, or email click here.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

Jan 29-31, 2021 Don’t take a summer vacation from your marriage, bring it into your marriage. Time with your spouse on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is an investment that will pay dividends. It is a weekend for married couples to get away from job, computers, children, chores and phones and focus on each other and God’s plan for your marriage. That's just the beginning of what you will receive on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Attend one of the upcoming weekends on Jan 29-31, 2021 in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Early sign up is recommended. For more information, visit our website, click here or contact us, applications@scmarriagematters.org, 803.810.9602.


For Your Marriage: Daily Marriage Tip

August 1st:  “The whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses.” (Ex 4:12) It’s tempting to grumble against one’s spouse, or even God, when things aren’t going well. An occasional grumble can be an okay way to let off steam, but try to balance it with expressions of gratitude and good cheer."

August 2nd: “What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword?” Rom 8:35 The answer, of course, is nothing! Don’t forget Christ’s care for your marriage and family, especially when things get hard."

For Your Marriage helps couples at all stages of life to understand and live God's plan for happy, holy marriages. For Your Marriage is an initiative of the Catholic Church; for more information, click here.


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Contact Us:
St. Ann Catholic Church
Fr. Noel P. Tria, Pastor
113 South Kemp Street
Florence, S.C. 29506
843.661.5012 Telephone
843.673.2680 Fax
Barbara Lewis, Business Administrator
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Parish Website: www.stanncatholicparish.com
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