16 Jefferson Street
Nyack, New York 10960
ST. ANN'S OFFICE HOURS
16 Jefferson St., Nyack
11AM - 12 PM, Mon. thru Thurs.
ST. ANN’S MASS BOOK
Open for the remainder of 2016. There are immediate openings for weekday masses. Also candle requests for the Church & Chapel are available. Please call 268-4464—or stop by the office.
Mass intentions are available for:
12:10 mass -- Aug. 24, 29, 30, 31
12:10 mass -- Sept. 7, 16, 23, 26
Total pledged $724,664
Total downpayments 214,997
Total payments 374,165
Balance due 135,502
Number of pledges 236
Average pledge $3,070.61
St. Agnes, one of the earliest Roman martyrs, was put to death at a very young age (12 or 13) around 305 AD.
She is usually portrayed holding a lamb, which signifies her innocence. Also, her name sounds like the Latin word for lamb, "agnus." The palm branch in her hand is a symbol of her victory as a virgin martyr, remaining faithful to Christ unto death.
Each year on St. Agnes' feast day, Jan. 21, the Pope blesses two lambs. Their shorn wool is used to make the white woolen stole called a pallium, which is worn by archbishops.
Here's a video of Pope Benedict XVI blessing two adorable little lambs, who wear flower wreaths in honor of St. Agnes. Listen carefully and you'll hear one greet the Pope with a bleat the moment he steps into the room.
St. Ann's Food Cupboard volunteers with the newly donated shopping carts.
Aug. 22 -- Well, look what turned up outside the back doors of St. Ann's School! Shopping carts!
Last week the St. Ann's Food Cupboard, which operates out of the school, reached out in the Sunday bulletin requesting donations of folding shopping carts to help the Cupboard's older clients carry their bags of food home. And voila! By this Sunday about a half dozen carts had appeared.
Thank you so much to the anonymous donors who dropped off the much-needed carts. You've supplied the practical element that compassion needs to make good works happen. Anyone who has ever schlepped a heavy, plastic grocery bag any distance, especially in the summer, can understand how much our older neighbors appreciate your help.
More carts, used or new, are needed. If you can provide one, please drop it off at the porch of St. Ann's Rectory, next to the church.
Effective Sept. 1, 2016, our parish will begin using the new parish name for all financial matters. Official name is ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF SAINT PAUL AND SAINT ANN. Please make all your check donations out to: St. Paul and St. Ann. As always, we are very grateful for your continued support.