16 Jefferson Street
Nyack, New York 10960
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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.
June 23 -- The Saint Ann's Rosary Altar Society held their annual dinner at Rick's Club American in Congers on June 9. Deacon Luke Conroy joined the Rosarians, who gathered to enjoy each other's company and celebrate the closing of their year.
We've created a special 'Rosary Altar Society' page to feature this group, whose prayers and good works have brought so many blessings to St. Ann's over the years. Please click here to check it out. Or you can find it under the "Ministries" tab. There are more photos of the dinner event there.
June 23 -- The first harvest of the vegetables from the St. Ann's Garden of Faith at Marydell took place on June 10, and each weekend brings a bounty of lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, beets, and herbs for our neighbors who visit our Food Cupboard on Saturdays.
Coming soon will be green peppers, cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, and corn.
Volunteers are always needed to help pick the ripened vegetables on Fridays from around 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please join us at the garden at the Marydell Faith and Life Center in Upper Nyack, off Larchdale Avenue. People are also needed Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. to help distribute the vegetables at the Food Cupboard. Use the back entrance of St. Ann's school to the cafeteria.
For photos of the season's progress, click here.