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Welcome!

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


Announcements:

 
Dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass to be lifted August 15, 2021
As life returns to normalcy in many ways, each bishop will reinstate in his diocese the obligation of attending Mass in person on Sundays and Holy Days beginning Sunday, August 15, 2021, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass has been in place since March of 2020 when the developing coronavirus pandemic required people not to assemble in group settings. Now, with the impact of the pandemic considerably reduced, it is possible for the faithful to assemble again for the Eucharist and fitting to restore the obligation.
To read the letter from Bishop Gainer click here.
 
Covid Updates - Capacity Limits Lifted for Mass
 
From the Diocese:
In continued alignment with state health guidlines, Bishop Gainer has lifted the COVID-19 masking mandate and all other remaining COVID-19 restrictions, effective Monday, June 28. However, those who wish to continue wearing a mask are welcome to do so. We also contine to encourage those who are unwell or under care for COVID-19 to refrain from attending Mass in person.
 
While these resrtictions are being lifted, the Dispensation from the Obligation for attendig Mass remains in place.
 
What does this mean:
There will no longer be rows of seats roped off in church.  We are now allowed to use the full capacity of the church and do not need to allow for social distance. This also means that we will no longer need to use ushers to seat you when you come to Mass.  If you are hesitant or uncomfortable with this new guideline, please let Fr. Tri or Chris Whalen know of your concerns.  
Thank you for your willing cooperation during this past year.  Since the church opened last June, you've allowed St. Anne's to be a safe place to worship and receive the Eucharistic. We are grateful to God to have brought us through the pandemic safely.

 

 

Year of St. Joseph
On December 8, 2020, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis proclaimed December 8, 2020-December 8, 2021, as the Year of Saint Joseph.  After the Mother of God, St. Joseph is probably the greatest of saints.
Pope Pius IX proclaimed St. Joseph patron of the Universal Church on December 8, 1870, in the decree Quemadmodum Deus.  The Litany of St. Joseph was approved as a public (indulgenced) litany by Pope St. Pius X in 1909, one of only six litanies approved by the Church for public use.  For the Litany of St. Joseph, click here.

 

Weekend Mass
As our parish church offers two weekend Masses--4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, we want parishioners to know that Mass will continue to be live streamed on the parish Facebook page for those individuals who do not feel comfortable returning to the church building. Please be aware that the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass will be live streamed and following is the link which will take you directly to the Facebook site: 

https://www.facebook.com/St-Anne-Church-Lancaster-108529104113917/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

Click here for the  Mass Program

Communion After Mass
For parishioners who are not yet comfortable attending Mass in the Church, Father Tri continues to offer Communion in the parking lot following both the 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass and the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. Please inform one of the Ushers that you are in the parking lot. You may wait at the end of the ramp or outside of your car in order for Father to locate you.


Sacrament of Reconciliation 
Confession is available on Saturday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Rm. 14. Please enter the building through the ramp door only. All health precautions are in place with hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes available. Please wear a mask at all times while in the building.

The Catholic Witness  
To read the digital version of the Catholic Witness, please visit the Diocese of Harrisburg website or click on the link below:   

https://www.hbgdiocese.org/the-catholic-witness-newspaper/  

 

Catholic School News
St. John Neumann Catholic School has begun the enrollment process for the next school year. If you are interested in learning more about St. John Neumann Catholic school, please visit their website: https://www.sjncslancaster.org  The small class sizes, face-to-face instruction and faith-filled learning might be the perfect fit for your child. The staff is always interested in sharing with you all of the good things happening at their Catholic school. Contact the School Office at 717-844-6100 or email Principal, Mrs. Kyla Hockley, at hockleyky@sjnschoollancaster.org  They would love to welcome you into the St. John Neumann Catholic School family.

  

First World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

Pope Francis declares July 25th as the first annual World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly.  This day will take place on the fourth Sunday of July annually so it will always be close the Feasts of St. Anne and Joachim.  Through his pontificate, Pope Francis has shown a special love for grandparents. He says," The Holy Spirit.... arouses thoughts and words of wisdom in the elderly today; their voice is precious because it sings the praises of God and guards the roots of peoples.  They remind us that old age is a gift and that grandparents are the link between generations, to transmit to young people an experience of life and faith.

Additionally, the Pope is granting a plenary indulgence for this day. It will be granted under the usual conditions of Sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion and prayer.  To read more about it, click here

                                   

Upcoming Events: 

Friday, August 6 - Parish Adoration following the 9:00 am Mass untill 1:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday, August 7-8 - Missionary Cooperation Collection

Sunday, August 8 - Book Nook following the 9:30 am Mass

Sunday, August 15 - The dispensation regarding Mass Obligation to be lifted. 

                                 - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Friday, August 20 - Parish Adoration following the 9:30 am Mass until 1:00 pm

Friday, August 27 - Parsih Adoration following the 9:30 am Mass until 1:00 pm

Saturday, August 28 - One Voice youth group will meet for Mass followed by fellowship

 

                                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



     
                   

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                      


        

 

 

 

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Mass Times

Weekend:

Saturday - 4:30 pm
Sunday - 9:30 am
                   
Sunday -12:00 pm Vietnamese Mass  

Weekday:

Monday-Thursday-Friday -9:00 am
Wednesday - 7:00 pm

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

Adoration
Fridays - 9:30 am-1:00 pm

Recitation of the Rosary
Saturday - TBD
Sunday - TBD
Wednesday - TBD

Reconciliation

Saturday 3:00-4:00 pm in Room 14 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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