Parish News Updates

27th Annual Knights of Columbus Road Race

The 27th Annual St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Council #10289 Charity 5 Mile Road Race and 3.25 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, April 9th, at 9:30am.

Back by popular demand is the 3.25 mile Fun Run/Walk. This shorter distance is suitable for both runners that might not want to try the longer distance as well as those that like a nice long walk for a great cause. The race starts and finishes at the Raynham Lions Club on King Phillip Street. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to join in the fun. This race is the main fundraising vehicle for the St. Ann’s Knights Council. All proceeds are used to support local families and charities in need as well as to fund scholarships for college bound Raynham students. Volunteers interested in helping with the race and those interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact Race Director, John Donahue by email at or call 508-822-6015.

Souper Bowl Sunday

On February 4th & 5th, our 7th and 8th grade Faith Formation students participated in “Souper Bowl Sunday”, a national youth program. They collected $1,927.43 due to your generosity! This money will go to the local soup kitchen and homeless shelter. We thank you for your support, and we thank Kristin Kreckler and Lisa Donahue for coordinating this event!!

Faith Formation News


Candidate/Sponsor Dinner
Grade 10 The 10th grade candidate/sponsor dinner has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 5th, from 11:00am to 1:30pm. This is a regularly scheduled grade 10 class. Candidates and their sponsors will attend the 11:00am Mass and then gather at the parish center for lunch and activities.

Coffee & Donuts This Sunday!

Coffee and donuts are available after the 8:00am and 9:30am Masses. We would like to thank Sharyn & John Pasquale, Helen Howlett, and Terriann D’Ambrosio for assisting this weekend. We are grateful to Bev Morgan for overseeing this activity, and Tim Holick and George Pike, our “bakers.”

We are currently looking for adult helpers, it’s a nice way to make friends and meet new people. If you are interested, please call Bev Morgan at 508-823-9183.

2017 Women and Men’s Conference

For Lent this year, the Fall River Diocese is offering something new! The 2017 Women and Men’s conference is a one-day program with enriching talks, reflection, prayer, and fellowship for a deeper faith-filled journey towards Easter. It will take place on Saturday, March 11th at Stonehill College. Speakers will be Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap.; RENEW international Director Sr. Terry Rickard, O.P.; Christian music artist ValLimar Jansen; and lay evangelist and humorist Michael Cumbie. To register or obtain more information, visit www.

Fundraiser for Bob Clark

There will be a fundraiser for longtime Raynham resident Bob Clarke and his family. Bob is battling stage 4 cancer. Please join us at the American Legion on Friday, March 3rd from 7:00pm to 12:00pm for food, raffles, and fun.  Tickets are $25 per person, tables for 8 can also be reserved. We are hoping this fundraiser will […]

Tact – Taunton Area Community Table Meal Center

Tact – Taunton Area Community Table Meal Center
The Taunton Area Community Table Meal Center is located at 378 Bay Street, Taunton. TacT is a community-based meal center dedicated to providing free delicious, healthy meals to individuals and families in a warm, friendly and safe atmosphere. All are welcome. No questions asked.
The TacT Meal Center is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for lunch from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The “Family Café” is open Thursday evenings from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Breakfast is served on the third and last Saturdays of each month from 9:00am to 11:00am. For more information, please call 508-386-3807, or visit our Facebook page or our website at

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” As we reflect upon the beatitudes, let us explore how to understand our spouse better by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next WWME Weekends are on March 17th – 19th in South Kingstown, RI and on June 10th – 11th, in Medway, MA. For more info visit us at, or call Stephen & Michelle O’Leary at 800-710-9963.

Annual Appeal

With the Annual Appeal coming to a close at the end of this month, we want to thank you for your generosity. Even in these difficult economic times it is edifying to witness the commitment our parishioners have to St. Ann’s Parish.As of this past Tuesday, we have received a total of $45,284.00. The Annual Appeal letter and the financial report are still available at the doors of the church. Thanks again to those who have already given and thanks to those who will give!

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