16 Jefferson Street
Nyack, New York 10960
All daily masses will continue to be held
in the Church.
Masses at St. Paul's: click here
ST. ANN'S OFFICE HOURS
17 Jefferson St., Nyack
3 PM to 5 PM Mon., Wed., and Fri.
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 St. Ann’s Rectory at 358-4707—or stop by the office.
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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.
Pilgrims from St. Paul's and St. Ann's prepare to enter through the Jubilee Year of Mercy Holy Doors
at the Marian Shrine in Stony Point.
The day started at the pavilion with a talk by Msgr. Thomas P. Nydegger, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Newark, who asked us to reflect on why the world needed a Year of Mercy. Extraordinary years typically draw our attention to an urgent theme. Msgr. Nydegger discussed how in the history of humankind, man has viewed God as a harsh judge, a distant powerful force, or a vindictive being, unpredictable and angry.
May 23 -- The parish of St Paul-St Ann celebrated this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy by making a pilgrimage to the Holy Doors at the Marian Shrine in Stony Point, on Saturday, May 14. As a community of pilgrims, we crossed the threshold together and entered into a grace-filled encounter with Mercy.
For more photos of the pilgrimage, please see the "Photo Albums" section below. Double-click on a photo to enlarge it and then scroll through the slide show.