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06/01/2014 Why Stop Drinking Bottled Water?
Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “All you who are thirsty, come to the water!” ~Isaiah 55: 1
Stewardship Tip: Why stop drinking bottled water? Instead of buying bottled water, use a glass or ceramic cup, or carry a refillable bottle.
05/22/2014 Reception Open House for Retiring Staff
Sunday, June 8 10:30am Mass, followed by a Reception Open House for Retiring Staff. Please take time to come to the Church Community Room to say thank-you and goodbye to retiring staff members, cards are appreciated.
05/02/2014 Respect Life Ministry Update
Respect Life: For those who mourn the death of a child, that they may be given the strength and courage needed to face the future, and that they may be understood and blessed. We pray to the Lord.
The Respect Life Ministry will be selling orchid corsages and African violet plants next weekend, May 10th and 11th (Mother's Day weekend), after all the Masses. The donation for either the orchid corsage or the African violet plant is $5. Plan ahead to get a corsage or violet plant for your mother, grandmother, or a special woman in your life.
Thank you to everyone who ordered plants from the Respect Life Ministry. The plants will be delivered on Friday, May 16th. If you ordered plants, please pick them up on Friday, May 16th, between 1:00 pm and 5:30 pm. We will have extra plants, tomatoes, and hanging baskets for sale on Friday afternoon, as well as after the Masses on May 17th and 18th. Please consider donating plants from your garden to the plant sale. Questions? Call Helen Trepanier at 612-822-8360.
We wish to congratulate Annunciation’s 44 second graders at the time of their 1st Communion this weekend. It is wonderful to welcome you to the Table of the Eucharist and that you can now receive Jesus in Holy Communion!
This weekend we wish to congratulate Annunciation’s 23 tenth graders who are being confirmed at the Basilica, on Monday, May 5th, during Mass at 7:00 PM. We rejoice with you as you complete your Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church and we pray for you and the blessing it will be in your life for you to receive the full outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit! As Annunciation parishioners we bless you in a special Rite of Sending at this weekend’s 10:30 Sunday Mass.
04/22/2014 Incarnation Food Shelf Accepts Fresh Produce
The food collected in Annunciation's Food Bins is donated to the Incarnation Food Shelf at Incarnation Church, 3817 Pleasant Ave., Minneapolis. The donated food is kept safely secured until delivered weekly by our volunteers. We have recently learned that the shelf does have a cooler and will accept fresh produce. Those relying on food shelves frequently have poor nutrition, not only due to lack of food and hunger, but because much of the food is processed and less nutritional. Thank you for your generosity!
04/22/2014 RCIA Welcome
Welcome to Our Newly Baptized, Received into the Church, and Confirmed!
At our Holy Thursday Mass the RCIA faith journey of 5 of our RCIA candidates culminated in their full initiation into our Catholic Faith with the celebration of the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Please welcome Kari Beth Shobe and Caitlin Niedzwiecki who were received into the Church, confirmed and made their 1st Communion, Danielle Wright who was confirmed and made 1st Matthew Hartloff and JoAnn O’Rourke who were confirmed. At the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, Jon Wright was baptized into our Faith, confirmed and made his 1st Communion.
All of those who have been engaged in our RCIA experience this year have enjoyed and appreciated your prayerful support. Let us continue to hold one another in prayer that we may always grow deeper in God’s love and that through the use of our gifts we may always share this love where it is needed most in our world. Congratulations Kari, Caitlin, Danielle, Jon, Matt and JoAnn and thanks to those who walked with you as sponsors!
04/16/2014 Thanks to All Who Made Our Lent So Blessed!
Thanks to Cathy Dolan who organized and prepared such delicious soup suppers on four Lent Friday evenings before Stations of The Cross. Thanks to Dan O’Brien, Bob and Colleen Healy, and the Krocheski-Meyer family for helping with set-up, serving, and clean-up.
Speaking of Stations of the Cross, Joan Moffatt provided us with a very special experience of praying this beloved Lenten traditional in our Catholic Church by involving many people from our parish to take the various parts of the Stations of the Cross that were composed by St. John’s Abbey. We have been truly blessed this Lent by the sharing these people’s gifts and those of so many others!
04/16/2014 The Triduum at Annunciation
This year at Annunciation 6 people will be confirmed at the Holy Thursday Mass. Some are being received into the Catholic Church while others are completing their initiation into the Catholic Faith with the celebration of Confirmation. At the Easter Vigil one of our RCIA members will be fully initiated into the Catholic Church – that is, he will be baptized, confirmed and receive his 1st Communion. RCIA is a year-long study and reflection process in which sponsors and candidates/catechumens explore our Catholic Faith through the topics of Creed, Sacraments, Scripture, Prayer, and Morality. On Palm Sunday our group will have an afternoon retreat as final preparation these sacraments. Please pray that these people will be richly blessed as they prepare to fully “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ” Sacramentally and through the way they live their lives.
04/11/2014 Next Argument Club for Women
Medical Care. School Choice. Sexual Education. Discipline. More and more it seems that parents and the state are at odds regarding major decisions about the care and formation of children. Who decides how children should be raised? The family? The village? Or both? The Argument Club for Women will meet the evening of Tuesday, May 27, at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Chanhassen to debate the topic, “Parents vs. State: Who gets to raise our children?” Mark your calendars for this important debate on a timely topic.
03/28/2014 Vacation Bible School Update
Elementary Camp is full, Preschool has openings, and we are looking for Youth Volunteers!.....
03/27/2014 Phyllis Sheehan
On Tuesday evening the Feast of Annunciation the founder of Mission Haiti Inc. Phyllis Sheehan departed this earth to be reunited with her husband Don in Heaven.
For those of you who do not know Phyllis she was a pillar of Annunciation and dedicated her life both spiritually and in time and talents to her Parish. She was the President of the Annunciation Council of Catholic Woman for many years (Projects completed under her leadership include but not limited to Church kitchen renovation and Community room renovation) Parish Trustee, Minister of the Year and Annunciation life time achievement award winner. She was a Champion for social justice with her dedication to the poor. She is the reason why Annunciation has a Parish Mission in Leogane, Haiti. Phyllis’s funeral will be here at Annunciation on Saturday 3/29/2014, please contact the parish office for more information.
03/19/2014 Feast of the Annunciation Mass
Families, you are very cordially invited to attend the all-school Mass on the Feast of the Annunciation, Tuesday March 25th at 8:15 a.m. in church. First grade will be doing the readings and prayers. Afterwards, please join us for coffee downstairs in the Community Room.
Our Wednesday morning Scripture group has just completed its study of the Book of Exodus and we’re ready to move on to something new. So on February 19th we will begin our adventure of reading the Book of Job. We meet from 9:15 to 10:30 every Wednesday morning in the Hospitality Room. Thanks to Louise Fowler who serves as our facilitator, we not only study the Scripture, but we also spend some time in prayer together and enjoy one another’s company. Our gatherings have become quite dear to us and we would love to have you join us!
11/07/2013 Supporting Mothers & Babies in Need
Thank you for all the money donated during the Baby Bottle Campaign for our 2 Life Care Centers: Tapestry Center and St. Stephen's Life Care Center...
10/25/2013 Parish Stewardship Drive Fall 2013
Stewardship invites everyone to help build the Kingdom of God together. St.James tells us “Every good and perfect gift is from above”. Stewardship demonstrates how we give of ourselves in love and service to create a just world and build the Kingdom of God.
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