St. Anne Novena--Tuesday, July 17, our parish novena to St. Anne begins. Check your email daily for the novena prayers!

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St. Anne Church is a stewardship parish recognizing that all we have is given to us by God to be used for His greater purpose, glory and honor. Feel free to contact us. We would enjoy hearing from you.

Fr. Tri M. Luong, Pastor

 

 

  St. Anne Parish
Mission Statement

 

"Through the Word of God, the Eucharist, and the parishioners, St. Anne Parish seeks to be a beacon of light for the earthly journey providing nourishment for the mind, body, and soul."

 

 

 

                        Fr. Tri M. Luong, Pastor


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Novena to St. Anne 
On Tuesday, July 17, our parish novena to St. Anne begins! Check your email for the daily prayers for this nine-day novena leading up to the feast of our parish patroness, St. Anne, on Thursday, July 26. 

St. Anne Feast Day Celebration
On Thursday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m., the celebration of our patroness, St. Anne, will begin in the statue garden with a prayer service, weather permitting. The service will provide the opportunity for those in attendance to place a flower at the St. Anne statue and to light candles for your own intentions. After the prayer service, all will process into the church for the feast day Mass. Following Mass, an ice cream social will be held in the Parish Library. On the days leading up to the feast day, beginning July 17, all parishioners are invited to join in praying the nine-day novena to St. Anne. The prayer for each day will be sent out by email. If you would like to participate, please make sure that the parish office has your most current email address. A relic of St. anne will also be available in the church during the nine-day novena. To hear a sermon on the miraculous discovery of the relics of St. Anne, click here. 

Save the Date--40 Hours Devotions
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the parish's annual Forty Hours Devotions beginning on Sunday, July 29 through Tuesday, July 31. Our guest homilist is Fr. Robert Yohe, Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in New Freedom. Plan to schedule some quiet time with our Lord. 

 

Faith Facts 
St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary
What little we know about St. Anne comes from the apocryphal Gospel of James (ca. 145 AD), also known as the Protoevangelium of James [PJ]. According to tradition, Anne was born in Bethlehm and married Joachim of Nazareth, both descendants of King David. Joachim is described as "a rich and devout man," who regularly gave to the poor and "made a double offering to the temple" in expiation for his sins (PJ 1:1). Because Anne was barren, the temple priest rejected Joachim's sacrifice, as childlessness was interpreted as a sign of divine displeasure. There was no greater misfortune for a Jewish person than to be childless. But Anne remembered the faith of her ancestors, and with renewed courage prayed. Her prayers were heard and an angel of the Lord appeared to her and told her she would conceive and bear, and her offspring shall be spoken in all the world. Tradition further narrates that in gratitude to God for the blessing of a daughter, Joachim and Anne vowed to consecrate Mary to God in the Temple as soon as her age permitted it. And they did. Mary was scarcely three years old when, accompanied by her parents, she first set foot in the Temple. Here the noble child was admitted to the elect group of virgins consecrated to God (PJ 7). St. Anne's feast day is July 26 and she is the patron saint of childless people, expectant mothers, grandmothers, grandparents, mothers, pregnant women, and women in labor. To read more about St. Anne, click here.



40 Hours Devotion (40 Hours with Jesus Christ)
The Forty Hours Devotion is a special 40-hour period of continuous prayer made before the Blessed Sacrament in solemn exposition. Of course, the focus of the devotion is on the Holy Eucharist. As Catholics, the words of our Lord burn in our hearts: "I myself am the living bread come down from Heaven. If anyone eats this bread, He shall live forever; the bread I will give is my flesh for the life of the world" (Jn 6:51). The Forty Hours Devotion provides a wonderful opportunity for the spiritual growth of each person and the parish as a whole. In a world where temptation and evil abound, where devotion to the Mass and our Lord in the Holy Eucharist have declined, where the practice of penance and confession have been forgotten, we need the Forty Hours Devotion more than ever. To read more on the spiritual dimension of the Forty Hours Devotion and its history, click here

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

July 17 - Novena to St. Anne begins

July 17-19 - Vacation Bible School

July 26 - Feast of St. Anne, Parish Patroness                                                      

July 29-31 - Parish Forty Hours Devotions 

August 5 - Parish Monthly Adoration immediately following 8:00 a.m.
                   Mass until 10:00 a.m.

August 14 - Vigil of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
                     (Holy Day of Obligation) - Mass celebrated at 5:30 p.m.
         

August 15 - The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
                     (Holy Day of Obligation) - Mass celebrated at 9:00 a.m. and
                     7:00 p.m.

September 30 - Mass of the Anointing of the Sick at 10:30 a.m. Mass

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                      


        

 

 

 

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Mass Times

Weekend:

Saturday - 4:30 pm
Sunday - 8:00 and 10:30 am;
              1:00 pm Mass in Vietnamese
 

Weekday:

Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday - 7:00 am
Wednesday - 7:00 pm
Monday and Friday - 7:00 pm Mass in Vietnamese
 

Holy Days:

Holy Day Vigil - 5:30 pm
Holy Day - 9:00 am and 7:00 pm

Recitation of the Rosary

Saturday - 4:00 pm
Sunday - 7:15 am
Wednesday - 6:15 pm

Reconciliation

Saturday 3:00-4:00 pm or by appointment.

 

 

 

From Rt. 283 and Rt. 30
 

Take the Rt. 501S Exit (Lititz Pike) or Rt. 272S (Oregon Pike) and follow signs for Downtown Lancaster. Proceed on Route 501S/272S over the bridge. Once across the bridge, you will approach a traffic light. Stay in the left lane and continue straight on to North Duke St.

Immediately after the traffic light, you will find the entrance to the St. Anne Church parking lot on the left-hand side of Duke St. Look for brick pillars marking the entrance to the lot.

There are two doors off the lot for entering the church. One door is accessed by a ramp from the parking lot.  It is wheelchair accessible; and, there are two designated handicapped parking spaces located adjacent to the ramp entrance.

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