first Saturday Devotion  

 
 
LENT 2015
 
SACRAMENT of
PENANCE and RECONCILIATION 
 
GOD'S GIFT of FORGIVENESS 
Days and Times for Confession 
Saturday Afternoons 
4:15pm - 4:45pm
DURING LENT 
Wednesday Evenings
6:00pm - 6:30pm
7:30pm - 8:00pm
or
To Make an Appointment
please call the Parish Office
 
LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE
St Francis Church  
308 Jefferson Street
Tuesday evening, March 24th 
7pm
All the parishes of Hoboken gather to celebrate God’s Mercy and Love at a Communal Penance Service with individual confession and absolution.

STATIONS of theCROSS
 
 
Friday evenings during Lent 
February 20th to March 20th
7pm in the Church
Followed by a Simple Meal  
in the Parish Center
ALL ARE WELCOME...

 
 
LENTEN CHALLENGE
for the POOR 2015
Saint Ann Parish Council is sponsoring its annual
“LENTEN CHALLENGE for the POOR 2015”  
During the month of March,
the following items are being collected
for the Hoboken Shelter:
February 28/March 1
Socks and Men’s disposable razors
March 7/March 8               
Laundry pods and Clorox wipes
March 14/March 15  
Hand Sanitizer and Postage stamps
March 21/March 22  
Canned Goods (with pop tops)
Your generous contributions will enable
the shelter to assist those
most in need of their services.    
Please place your items in the black bin
in the back of Church.
“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me”. (Matthew 25:40)

PARISH MISSION - LENT 2015
TEMPEST in a TEMPLE:
JESUS in TROUBLED TIME
presented by 
Fr Michael Marigliano OFM Cap
Monday March 9th,  
Tuesday March 10th 
Wednesday March 11th
7pm in the Church
A tumultuous time filled with anxiety, anger and violence.  Militant tensions between local citizens and soldiers from a foreign power.  Growing anger over the gap between those who have and those who have not.  Violence perpetrated upon innocent victims in the name of the living God.  Doubts about the legitimacy of religious leadership, as well as the reigning secular powers.  Angry debates among fellow believers regarding the proper understanding of their tradition.  Grave economic uncertainty, strained debates over taxes and fear of catastrophic debt.  Sound like an accurate description of the world as we know it?  This also serves as an apt description of the world in which Jesus of Nazareth lived.
Fr Michael Marigliano, a Capuchin Friar, will lead us in a Parish Mission to assist our Lenten preparation and draw us more deeply into the mystery of God’s love.   Each night he will give a reflection from the Scriptures, offering us insights from the Word of God that will help us to grow in our faith.  During our time in prayer and reflection this week, we will turn yet again to our scriptures and the witness they bear to the life and message of Jesus of Nazareth in troubled times.  During an age such as our own, the gospel of Jesus remains crucially relevant for our healing and well being.
Meet the Presenter... Fr Michael Mirigliano OFM Cap, Capuchin Friar...click here...
 
WHAT IS A PARISH MISSION?
A Parish Mission is a mini-retreat (ours is over 3 evenings) to help us on our Lenten journey and assist in our Spiritual growth, knowledge, understanding and faith.
' Through the transforming power of a mission,
we will see with new eyes,
we will hear with our hearts and
we will believe with our living."
~Parishmission.org 

A TRANSFORMATIONAL
LENTEN EXPERIENCE
“I THIRST”
presented by Tajci
Find a deeper connection and experience 
the mystery of the great love and
mercy of God in a powerful way as we
walk with His Son Jesus via music and story
through His Passion, Death and Resurrection,
and as seen on EWTN.  
JOIN US!!
FRIDAYMARCH 27th 7:30pm
Adults: $20 & Seniors: $15
Purchase Tickets from the Parish Office 
and after each Sunday Mass beginning March 7th
For more info about TAJCI': www.tajci.net
SAINT JOSEPH'S TABLE
a Saint Ann Family Tradition
Sunday March 15th
1:30pm 
The San Carlo Banquet Hall
620 Stuyvesant Av Lyndhurst NJ
 Sponsored by the Saint Ann Guild 
We welcome Guild Members, 
Spouses, Children & Friends!
Adults: $35 
Children: 12 & under:$15
Purchase Tickets at the Parish Office 

ALL WELCOME for an afternoon of FAMILY!


 
A BIBLICAL WALK
THROUGH
THE MASS
JOIN US during Lent for a five-part program taking you on an exciting tour of the Liturgy, that explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass, explaining their profound significance, discovering why we say what we say and do what we do every week at Mass. 
The words and gestures will be seen in a new light, giving new life to the liturgical experience!
Monday evenings 7pm in Parish Center
Next sessions: February 23rd
March 2nd, 16th and 23rd
Cost is $20 per person, includes text and workbook

 
 
SAVE THE DATE:
FISH & CHIPS, Lenten Meal
Saturday March 28th
6pm
 
Join the Saint Ann Parish Family
for a Lenten Meal of
Fish and Chips
Hoboken Catholic Academy Gym
Donation- $20.00
includes meal, cake, coffee, soda
Sponsored by Saint Ann Holy Name Society
PURCHASE TICKETS at the PARISH OFFICE

SAVE the DATE: MOVIE NIGHT
“OF GODS AND MEN”
MONDAY, MARCH 30th, 7pm 
Parish Center
Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist Monks, stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay
…a true story that will inspire... 
Rated PG-13, in French with subtitles 
JOIN US!!

 
The WOMEN's FAITH GROUP 
of SAINT ANN PARISH 
The Women's Faith Group is where all women are able to share both their spiritual and faith journies with other women of Catholic faith.   
We gather on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at the Padre Pio Chapel, 
619 Jefferson Street, diagonal to the church.   
The next gathering is 
Monday March 23rd, 7pm 
For more Information please contact Cindy LoPresti via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Parish Office at 201-659-1114x100
MENS FAITH GROUP
2nd WEDNESDAY of the Month
April 8th
ALL MEN of the Parish and surrounding areas are welcomed to JOIN the Men’s Faith Group to learn more about faith, to pray and to support one another in the challenges Catholic men face in today’s world. 
Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in a relaxed atmosphere and benefit ALL men regardless of age, marital status, knowledge of the faith or past history. 
Attend 7pm Mass and go directly to the meeting OR just come directly to the meeting!
For more information, contact Father Remo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Parish Center at 201-659-1114. 
Hope to see you there! 
SHARE SUNDAY  
Share Sundayis the last Sunday of EVERY month. 
Please choose from the following & bring to Mass: 
Items Needed: Coffee; Sugar; Peanut Butter; Tuna Fish and other non-perishables. 
AND: Paper/Plastic Plates; Hot/Cold Cups; Napkins; Plastic Utensils; Toilet Paper; Dish Detergent; Laundry Soap; Deodorant; Razors; Underwear and Socks. 
Items collected are donated to one of the local shelters: 
The Hoboken Shelter, Saint Lucy's in Jersey City, PERC in Union City
YOUR GENEROSITY IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!! 
PRAYERS & BLESSINGS to ALL!!