Sunday Bulletin

The Sunday Bulletin for Sunday November 19 may be viewed or downloaded here

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Welcome New Parishoners!

A word of welcome to new parishioners! Please introduce yourselves to Fr. John, Deacon Joe or Deacon Matt so that we can better serve you. We hope that you will become involved with our parish, and we look forward to your presence and participation each week. Parish contact information is here.

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Parish News Updates

Thanksgiving Services

We will once again join with the members of the Raynham First Congregational Church (“The Stone Church”) for a Thanksgiving Prayer Service on Monday, November 20th, at 7:00pm here at St. Ann’s. Rev. James Tilbe will preach at this service, and all of our parishioners are invited.  On Thanksgiving Day itself, we will have a special Mass of Thanksgiving at 9:00am. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to gather as families and as a parish family on this civic holiday to thank God for the many blessings we have received. Why not make plans to attend?


Wanted: Bakers and Servers
We are looking for volunteers who are willing to bake some pastries for our Thanksgiving service to be held here on Monday, November 20th, with members of the “Stone Church”. We will also need helpers that evening as well. Anyone who is interested please sign up in the vesting room or contact Bev Morgan at 508-823-9183. Food may be dropped off at the Parish center between 5:00pm and 6:30pm that evening before the Service.

Coffee and Donuts This Sunday

Coffee and donuts are available after the 8:00am and 9:30am Masses. We would like to thank Nina Triolo, Nancy Cabral, Fred Sylvia, Nancy Chase, and Marie Wahl for assisting this weekend.  We are grateful to Bev Morgan for overseeing this activity, and Tim Holick and George Pike, our “bakers.” We are always looking for helpers and it’s a nice way to make friends and meet new people. If you are interested, please call Bev Morgan at 508-823-9183.

Faith Formation News

Grade 2 Parent Meeting
There will be a Grade 2 Parent meeting on Sunday, November 19th, at 9:30am in the Parish Hall.

New Altar Servers

The duties of those girls and boys and young women and men who serve at the altar are integral to the celebration of the Mass. They must be mature enough to understand their responsibilities and to carry them out with appropriate reverence. They must have received First Holy Communion and they must attend Mass on a regular basis. If you are interested in becoming an altar server and are in fourth grade or higher, please contact the parish office at (508)823-9833 to indicate your interest. You will then be notified concerning mandatory attendance at two training sessions, to be held in the November – December time period. In those sessions, we will review the duties one performs as an altar server and address any questions you may have about your responsibilities. A second opportunity to express interest in becoming an altar server will be offered in October when Deacon Joe will meet with all the fourth-grade formation classes.

Family Advent Wreath Making

On Sunday, November 26th, from 12:00 to 1:30pm,  we will have an Advent wreath making session for anyone who would like to attend. It has been a great success in the past, and all those who have participated have enjoyed it. All necessary materials (greens, candles, holder, etc.,) will be provided. We ask that you sign up in the vesting room at the main entrance of the church by Sunday, November 19th so we may order supplies.

Lectors – Eucharistic Ministers – Altar Servers

New Lector Workbooks
Lectors are reminded that the new workbooks for the new liturgical year (which begins on December 3rd, the first Sunday of Advent), are available in the vesting room.


Lectors – Eucharistic Ministers – Altar Servers
Please consult your schedules and let us know when you will NOT be available during the months of January, February, and March. Please send us a note with the unavailable dates via email at office@stannsraynham.org, the mail, or the basket by Sunday, November 26th, so that the new schedule can be drafted.

November Count

Each year, during the month of November, our Diocese asks the parishes to conduct a “Mass attendance count.” Individuals will take this count during the homily time at Mass. Please forgive any distraction this may cause.

4th Annual Cookie Sale

The 4th Annual Cookie Sale will be held on Sunday, December 3rd, in the Parish Center after all the morning Masses. Cookie boxes will be sold after all Masses starting the weekend of November 18th & 19th. This event is sponsored by the 10th grade Confirmation Candidates. We hope to see you all there.

St. Ann’s Sociable Seniors

St. Ann’s Sociable Seniors will meet on November 21st in the Parish Center at 10:30 am. We will have a speaker from Morton Hospital’s Wound clinic followed by a pizza party. The cost is $5.00. Please send checks to Brian McClory. All seniors welcome!

Marian Medal

Congratulations to Fred McCarthy!
Fred is the recipient of the Marian Medal this year from our parish. Fred has given many years of faithful service to our parish. Most recently he is the faithful greeter at the front door of the church every Sunday Morning. He is often the first face our parishioners and guests see. He makes others feel welcome — as so many do here at St. Ann’s. Congratulations Fred! May God bless you for your kindness and generosity of spirit!

Praying for the Deceased

November is traditionally the month wherein a particular way we commemorate our beloved dead. As a reminder of our prayers for them, there will be a “Book of the Deceased” placed in front of the statue of Mary where parishioners may write the names of their deceased loved ones. This book will be kept there for the month of November. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

RCIA Team

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process whereby those adults who desire to join the Catholic Church through reception of the Sacraments of Initiation (Catechumens) or those baptized Christian adults who desire to be in full communion with the Church (Candidates), participate in a formation program designed to help them understand and experience the teachings and practices of the Church. Any parishioners who are interested in serving on St. Ann’s RCIA Team are asked to contact the parish office at (508)823-9833 to indicate their intent.  You will then be contacted by Deacon Joe for more information.  It is a wonderful opportunity to share the Good News with those who wish to join or come into full communion with the Catholic Church.