WELCOME to SAINT ANN CATHOLIC CHURCH


2nd Week of Advent 
Sunday December 8th

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Feast Day is December 8th but since it falls on Sunday the Church will celebrate on Monday December 9th.  We will have two Masses 7:00am and 7:00pm.    It is not a Holy Day of Obligation but we invite ALL to share in the Eucharist honoring Mary!


TICKETS: on SALE  after all Masses, in the parish office or online

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YOUNG ADULTS – POT LUCK
SUNDAY December 8th
Our 2nd Annual Potluck (which doubles as our “unofficial” Christmas Party) will be Sunday, December 8th after the 10:30am mass.  Each person who attends is asked to cook, bake or bring a food item.   Prior to celebrating mass, we drop off the items in the Parish Kitchen and reconvene in the Parish Dining room after Mass.  A dream team of Greg, Chris S, and Elena are leading the event.  If you plan on attending, please call the Parish Office to RSVP: 201-659-1114 and include the food item you are bringing.
The ‘chili dish’ will be making a return from last year.
ALL YOUNG ADULTS are WELCOME…Bring a Friend!

Advent Evening Prayer & ReflectionJoin us in the church on Tuesday evenings during Advent, December 10th and 17th, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm for Evening Prayer and an Advent Reflection led by Fr. Vinny Fortunato, OFM Cap.   Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity toget away from the hustle and bustleof the “Holiday Season” to reflect and focus on the ‘true meaning’ of Christmas the Incarnation.  

“…and the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”  (Jn.1:14)

A SPECIAL THANK YOU… ‘155’ THANKSGIVING BAGS of FOOD for FAMILIES in NEED!!  Families in need within our community were ableto have a complete Thanksgiving Dinner THANKS toYOU! Your unselfishness, generosity and continuedsupport made it possible to help 155 families!We extend a Special Thanks to: Dante Alighieri Societyof Jersey City, Theresa Torre & Havens Savings Bank,Thomas Nafash & The Stevens Institute Cross CountryTrack Team for their generous donations and to theVolunteers who assembled the Thanksgiving Bags anddelivered them to the families!!‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you didfor one of these least brothers of mine,you did for me.’  Mt25:40


The SAINT NICHOLAS’ POUCH                            
A Saint Ann Tradition                 
Collecting New Gift Items Families in Need  RETURN by DECEMBER 8th               
The St. Nicholas‘ Pouch traditional “giving tree” began many years ago at Saint Ann’s.   The brown pouches are at the entrances to the church with colored scrolls.  On each colored scroll, is a description of gift to purchase for the person/child in need, through one of four organizations. These families are counting on us!  Using the scroll as a gift tag, wrap gifts and place them by Saint Nicholas statue in the back of church on or before Sunday December 8th   For details, please CLICK HERE  Thank you for your continued support & generosity!


SoulCore Rosary Workout

SATURDAY DECEMBER 14th
Padre Pio Chapel619 Jefferson Street
SPACE IS LIMITED!  RESERVE TODAY!
COST: $10 cash
Email: bren426@gmail.com or call the Parish Office: 201-659-1114
For more info, check out Video: https://youtu.be/GkbfCuj56dM

SACRAMENT of RECONCILIATION
(Individual Confession)
Saturdays 4:15pm – 4:45pm
or by appointment:
call the parish office – 201/659-1114

The Saint Ann Women’s Faith Group  

Next Meeting: December 10th at the
Advent Evening Prayer & Reflection
Christmas Gathering is scheduled separately
 7:30pm – 8:30pm in the Church
In January, we will return to the Padre Pio Chapel – 619 Jefferson Street 
For more info, please call the Parish Office

MENS FAITH GROUP

ALL MEN of the Parish and surrounding areas are welcomed to JOIN the MEN’S FAITH GROUPto learn more about faith, to pray and to support one another in the challenges Catholic men face in today’s world.  Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of the month in a relaxed atmosphere and benefit ALL men regardless of age, marital status, knowledge of the faith or past history  Next meeting: December 11th 7:30pm in Parish Center  JOIN US following the 7pm Wednesday Evening Mass   in the Parish Center


ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASSES
January 27th thru April 6th
7pm – 9:30pm
Padre Pio Chapel(619 Jefferson Street)
for TEN (10) continuous WEEKS
You are a Candidate for Adult Confirmation Classes
if you are Baptized, have received your Holy Communion 
but have not been confirmed.
For more information about
The Adult Confirmation Classes,
The Saint Ann RCIA Program or
any questions pertaining to your Sacraments, 
please contact Cheryl M James, Director of RCIA, in the Parish Office201-659-1114 ext 102

SHARE SUNDAY

December 29th 
LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
Monthly we collect non-perishable food for local shelters
Please place all non-perishables in the bin located in the vestibule of the church
Your generosity is greatly appreciated!!  
For more info about the Hoboken Shelter, please CLICK HERE
For Clothing Donations
please bring to 
536 Garden Street, HOBOKEN

First Saturday Devotion to
The Immaculate Heart of Mary
Saturday January 4th
9am in Church

followed by Recitation of the Rosary and Silent Reflection of the Mysteries of the Rosary


FAITH FORMATION 2020-21                    

INQUIRE NOW
ALL ARE WELCOME!! 
Grades 1 – 8
Please contact  the Parish Office: 201-659-1114 ext101 to register your child/children for Faith Formation.
Please complete Registration Form from website link: www.stannhoboken.com/education

RCIA at Saint Ann Hoboken

“Life is a journey that should not be walked alone… 
Are you Catholic but never received
Confirmation or First Communion?  
Are you baptized in another Christian church
or thinking about joining the Catholic Church?
Are you interested in exploring Catholicism for  yourself  
or do you know someone who might be interested in finding out more about our faith?
ORIENTATION: SUNDAY September 22nd
SESSIONS BEGIN: SUNDAY September 29th
 

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY 
NEXT MEETING: JANUARY 2020
1pm – 2:30pm

PARISH OFFICE Basement Conference Room 


ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
All children, 4th grade and older,
and have received their First Communion,
are invited to be an Altar Server in our Parish
CALL the PARISH OFFICE to REGISTER

COME, HOLY SPIRIT
Come Holy Spirit, empower us with Your gifts and
ignite in us the fire of Your Love… 
Pray the Novena to the HOLY SPIRIT
for the SEVEN GIFTS 
beginning
FRIDAY MAY 31st thru SATURDAY JUNE 8th
(but can be prayed at anytime…)
Click link to the Novena to the HOLY SPIRIT 
for the SEVEN GIFTS 

TURN AWAY FROM SIN and TURN TOWARDS GOD
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CATHOLIC FAITH…
REGISTRATION DIRECTIONS
FORMED has an APP and it is FREE!!
CLICK LINK for ANDROID USERS
CLICK LINK for IPHONE USERS
Learn more at app.formed.org  

COMING SOON…
Sundays at the 10:30am Mass!!
Parents, please sit in the front pew at the beginning of 10:30am Mass,
after opening prayers, the Presider will ask the children to stand
in front for a blessing before they are dismissed.
Parents remain in the front pews through the Nicene Creed,
when the children will return to the church to you.
What is CLOW? CLICK HERE…
To REGISTER, 
please call the Parish Office: 201-659-1114

CATECHISTS WANTED:
The role of a Catholic Catechist is to catechize, which is to teach,
the Catholic Faith by both word and example.  
Catechists and Assistants have a very important role
in the secular journey of the evangelization of our Faith.  
We are in need of Catechists for the following programs;
     – CLOW, Children’s Liturgy of the Word;
     – Faith Formation, 1st thru 8th grades;
If you are interested in being a Catechist or an assistant to the Catechist,

please call the Parish Office, 201-659-1114


 
SEE you in 2020!
HOSPITALITY SUNDAY
THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED…
SEE YOU in 2020!!
Fellowship and a cup of Coffee,
fresh baked goods
(donated baked goods welcomed!)
following the 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am
& 12noon Masses 

ALL ARE WELCOME!!


PRAY WITH US DAILY
FOR VOCATIONS
Let’s pray for ALL discerning their Vocations,
be it single life, married life or the call to religious life.  
JOIN US in praying
One Our Father, One Hail Mary,
One Glory Be and the Vocation Prayer
for an increase in Vocations,
especially to the Capuchin Franciscan Friars,
Province of the
Sacred Stigmata of St Francis
PRAYER  for VOCATIONS
Father, 
You invite each one of us by name 
and ask us to follow You.
We ask that You bless Your Church
in the Archdiocese of Newark
by raising up dedicated and generous leaders 
from our families and friends
who will faithfully serve Your people
as Priests, Religious Brothers and Sisters, 
and as holy Married and Single people.
Inspire us to grow in our
relationship with You and open
our hearts to accept Your invitation.
We ask this in the name
of Jesus our Lord.  Amen
“Becoming a priest or a man or woman religious 
is not primarily our own decision…. 
Rather it is the response to a call and
to a call of love.”
                                    – Pope Francis
For more info about Vocations as a 
Capuchin Franciscan Friar, click HERE
For Information from the Archdiocese of Newark, 

please click HERE


DO YOU NEED A SPONSOR LETTER??
HAVE YOU BEEN ASKED TO BE 
A GODPARENT for a BAPTISM or 
a SPONSOR for CONFIRMATION…?? 
If so, please Click HERE!!  


The HOLY NAME SOCIETY is an organization for the men of the Parish, committed to promote the name of Jesus and be faithful to the Church.   The Holy Name Society meets the first Tuesday after the first Sunday of the month 7pm in the Parish office.ALL invited to attend and participate at our events.


stannguild-logoThe Saint Ann Guild is an organization for women who are committed to the promotion of the Devotion to Saint Ann, The Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The Guild’s first aim is the sanctification of all its members.  The members meet the last Wednesday of every month,  following the 7pm Mass and Novena to Saint Ann.  


St Ann MOM’s GROUP
a New Ministry at Saint Ann Church
The St Ann Mom’s Group is a network for new and young mothers who wish to exchange ideas and help their families grow in faith.    We know that family life rarely goes as planned and we need to be there for each other and to share in the joys and (occasionally) less than joyful moments.
Our activities include monthly meetings, group activities and group attendance to Mass.
JOIN US!!
RSVP: stannsmoms@gmail.com
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Saint Francis of Assisi Blessing
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May He show His face to you
and have mercy.
May He turn His countenance to you
and give you peace.
May the Lord bless you!
GO FORTH,
GLORIFYING THE LORD
WITH YOUR LIFE…!