WELCOME to SAINT ANN CATHOLIC CHURCH

 

Archdiocese of Newark Announces

Phased Reopening of Churches 
Phase One Reopening allows for Private Prayer Only beginning Sunday May 17th
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Newark, announced this week a three-phase gradual reopening process for churches throughout the Archdiocese to ensure the health and well-being of clergy and faithful.
Cardinal Tobin continues to dispense  the faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday as well as  from “Easter duty” (the obligation to receive Holy Communion during the season of Easter).

SUNDAY MASS STREAMING LIVE weekly at 10am


 Welcome to Saint Ann Catholic Church!


PHASE ONE: Re-Opening of Churches
Private Prayer Only
On Sunday, May 17, 2020, PHASE ONE began
with the reopening of the churches in the
Archdiocese for private prayer only,
the first of a 3 PHASE PLAN.
Saint Ann Catholic Church
Schedule for Private Prayer
     Sundays
 12noon to 2pm
     Tuesdays and Thursdays
4pm to 6pm and
     Saturdays
10am to 12noon 
The maximum number of people allowed in the church at one time is 10
People are required to bring their own masks and (please) wear them
Social distancing is to be maintained. 
Confessions is available during the times the Church
is open for prayer with the same safety parameters:
masks are required and to be worn,
social distancing is to be maintained.
[Read PHASE ONE DOCUMENT here]

HAND SANITIZER DONATIONS WELCOMED!  In accordance with state guidelines during Pandemic, hand sanitizer is needed for Church.  Donations of hand sanitizer are welcomed and accepted during times when Church is open for prayer or just drop it off at the Rectory/Parish Office back door(in parking lot, door with brown awning).  

THANK YOU in advance for your generosity!   


SATURDAY MAY 30th at 11:30am EDT

Pope Francis is urging all to pray the Rosary together for divine help during the coronavirus pandemic and will lead the Rosary from the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens Saturday May 30th at 11:30am EDT

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:  The event will be broadcast live throughout the world on a host of Vatican channels, with English-language commentary provided.
     Via the Vatican News portal: click here
     Via the Vatican News English YouTube channel: click here
     Via Live-stream on Vatican News Facebook page: click here


NOVENA to the HOLY SPIRIT


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
THURSDAY MAY 21st thru SUNDAY MAY 31st
(but can be prayed at anytime…)

Cardinal Tobin’s PENTECOST REFLECTION: 

We need the gifts of the Holy Spirit
more than ever this Pentecost

As we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost this weekend, we acknowledge the urgent need for the many gifts that the Holy Spirit shares with us during this troubled time.  Now, more than ever, we need Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety and Fear of the Lord… Click to Read


RCAN Catechumen Profile:

EDWARD (NED) CARR, Saint Ann Hoboken

“Future Catholic awaits initiation after pandemic disrupts plans”

Edward (Ned) Carr is one of the many Catholics missing the community of their parish during the coronavirus pandemic, others are still waiting to become part of that community.  He was expecting to be fully initiated into the Church during the Easter Vigil along with about 350 other catechumens throughout the Archdiocese of Newark (RCAN).   However, the suspension of public Masses put that plan temporarily on hold.  
“I was disappointed, but I don’t think there was really any choice,” Carr said. “I think this is just another challenge in the journey that we’re all going through together. When we come out of this crisis, it’s going to be that much better.”
Carr explained that his future sister- and brother-in-law introduced him to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) at Saint Ann Catholic Church in Hoboken.
“I’m getting married this October. For my future wife, I thought it would be a nice thing to do to join the Catholic Church,” he said.  

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?
OR please send an email requesting more information
to parishoffice@stannhoboken.com and please include your contact info.

SAINT JOSEPH TABLE
CANCELLED

An Annual Italian Tradition

Honoring SAINT JOSEPH

For those attending who were non-Guild Members,
to request a REFUND, PLEASE email:

ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASSES

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

CARDINAL JOSEPH W TOBIN CSsR HOMILY
RE-CONSECRATING OUR COUNTRY to MARY
 under her title MOTHER of the CHURCH
On Friday, May 1st, the Archdiocese of Newark joined with other dioceses throughout the United States and Canada in a formal reconsecration of our countries to Mary, Mother of the Church.  
During a brief Prayer Service in The Lady Chapel in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Cardinal Tobin said,
An act of consecration is meant to be a reminder to all of us of the Blessed Mother’s witness to the Gospel and to ask for her intercession before her Son on behalf of those in need. The Word of God we just heard (Jn 19:25-27) tells us why we can make this new act of consecration with humble confidence.”
Link to Cardinal Tobin’s homily in English and Spanish

FIVE REASONS WE TURN TO MARY

IN TIMES of CRISIS
By Cardinal Joseph W Tobin CSsR
Archbishop of Newark
‘…Throughout the ages, Christians have turned to Mary
in times of war, pestilence and famine.
In troubled times like these, she is a sure refuge, a source of comfort and hope.
We should turn to Mary in both good times and troubled times.  
As Mother of Perpetual Help, she is always ready to assist us,
always there for us, constantly prepared to seek her
Son’s guidance and support for all her children.
Especially in times of grave danger,
such as the current pandemic,
Mary offers hope, healing and comfort to all
who are in need of her maternal care.”
As Cardinal Tobin reflects on our current crisis
and the serious challenges it presents to individuals, families, communities
and nations in all regions of the world, there are five major reasons
(among many more) why we should turn to
Mary our mother for her intercession and help.

PRAYING the CHAPLET of DIVINE MERCY 

Follow us in praying the CHAPLET of DIVINE MERCY 
on our YouTube Channel.
for more info about The Divine Mercy go to: www.divinemercy.org

A Call for MIDDAY PRAYER
12 noon Daily
In a show of solidarity among the faithful and as a common call to prayer during this pandemic, especially for people directly affected by illness, Cardinal Joseph Tobin CSsR urges all Pastors and parishes in the Archdiocese to ring church bells simultaneously at noon daily until further notice.
At that time, all parishioners are urged to pray the words of the ancient prayer:
SUB TUUM PRAESIDIUM
Under thy protection we seek refuge,
O Holy Mother of God;
In our needs, desire not our petitions,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.  Amen.

PRAY  for OUR PRIESTS
Jesus instituted the Priesthood at the Last Supper.  
Let’s pray today, Holy Thursday, and everyday for our priests,
their protection and for an increase in vocations: 
A PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
O Jesus, eternal Priest,
keep your priests within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart,
where none may touch them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands,
which daily touch Your Sacred Body.
Keep unsullied their lips,
daily purpled with your Precious Blood.
Keep pure and unearthly their hearts,
sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood.
Let Your holy love surround them and
shield them from the world’s contagion.
Bless their labors with abundant fruit and
may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation
here and in heaven their beautiful and everlasting crown.  Amen.
                                                                                        By St. Therese of Lisieux


Pope’s special Urbi et Orbi blessing:
‘God turns everything to our good’

Link to Full Video
Pope at Urbi et orbi:
Full text of his meditation 
Link to Meditation
FRIDAY, MARCH 27th,  
1pm EST (6pm Rome time)

A message from Fr Remo


A message from

Cardinal Joseph W Tobin CSsR
Archbishop of Newark

Spiritual Closeness in a Time of Social Distancing 4.1.20


ALL CHURCH EVENTS are CANCELLED
until FURTHER NOTICE
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED for at least TWO WEEKS.

SACRAMENT of RECONCILIATION
(Individual Confession)

SPIRITUAL ADOPTION PROGRAM


2020 ANNUAL APPEAL
Help us reach our GOAL…!!
 

 
Until further notice, postponed:
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

CANCELLED
First Saturday Devotion to  
The Immaculate Heart of Mary
Saturday May 2nd
9am in the Church
followed by Recitation of the Rosary &
Silent Reflection of the Mysteries of the Rosary

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


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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…!