HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
 

April 17th
7:30pm

HOLY THURSDAY 
MASS of the LORD'S SUPPER

   
April 18th
3:00pm

GOOD FRIDAY of the LORD'S PASSION

  According to the Church’s ancient tradition, Mass is not celebrated on this day.  The celebration of the Lord’s Passion consists of three parts:
  1.  The Liturgy of the Word
  Readings from Isaiah and the letter to the Hebrews, and the Passion from St. John’s Gospel are proclaimed.  After the homily, 10 special intercessions are read or sung, including prayers for the church, for the pope, for the unity of Christians, for those in special need, and for those who do not believe in God.
  2.  Veneration of the Cross
  The assembly is invited to come forward and perform an appropriate sign of reverence for the cross, such as touching or kissing the wood of the cross.
  3.  Holy Communion
  Holy Communion is distributed from the bread that was consecrated at the Mass on Holy Thursday.  After communion, the altar is stripped, and the people leave church in silence.  The remaining consecrated host will be relocated to the Altar of Repose.
   
  Even though Good Friday is not a “holy day of obligation,” most Catholic churches are filled to capacity for this powerful celebration of the passion and death of the Lord.
   
 

CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY

Following Good Friday of the Lord's Passion Service

   
April 18th  7:00 pm GOOD FRIDAY - GESU MORTO PROSSESION
  All parishioners are invited to join in this Good Friday evening devotion.

The Procession is a Good Friday Italian practice of observing Jesus’ death.  A life-size cross carried by participants leads the procession followed by a statue of the dead Christ (Gesu Morto) and a statue of the Sorrowful Mother dressed in black, also carried in the procession as the Sorrowful Mystery of the Holy Rosary is recited. 
   
April 19th 8:00pm

HOLY SATURDAY
EASTER VIGIL

   No Mass at Fox Hill and no Mass at 5:00pm
   
April 20th EASTER SUNDAY MASSES
   7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00 noon
   No 7:00 pm Mass
   
April 21st EASTER MONDAY
   7:00am Morning Mass

 


THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
and
THE CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY

 

Good Friday, April 18th

Following the 3pm Good Friday of the Lord's Passion

Monday, April 21st

7:00 pm in the Church

Tuesday, April 22nd

7:00pm in the Church

Wednesday, April 23rd

Following the 6:15pm weekly Rosary

Thursday, April 24th

7:00pm in the Church

Friday, April 25th

7:00pm in the Church

Saturday, April 26th

Following the 5:00pm Mass in the Church

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

APRIL 27th 2:30PM

~HOLY HOUR~

RECITATION

of the

CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY

Padre Pio Chapel

619 Jefferson Street

Followed by a

FELLOWSHIP GATHERING

Saint Ann Parish Center

704 Jefferson Street

 

‘A spiritually uplifting experience…’

JOIN US!!

 

WOMEN’S FAITH GROUP of SAINT ANN

NEXT MEETING Monday APRIL 14th  7-8:30pm 
and is meeting bi-weekly

The Women’s Faith Group of St. Ann welcomes all women to meet and share a path of spiritual growth through prayer and scripture, experiencing God’s love and developing an intimate relationship with Jesus.

A small fee of $10 is for reference material.
For more information and/or to register, email Louise DiGiacamo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Cindy LoPresti This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 

Day of Reflection for Women

Be Not Afraid: Rejoice In God’s Mercy

Saturday April 26th, 2014

Seton Hall University

400 South Orange Avenue

South Orange, NJ 07079

Join us for a prayerful, spirit-filled life changing experience.  continue reading

 

RESTORING the CHURCH 
A Restoration Committee has just been established here at St. Ann Parish and is dedicated to the beautification and renovation of our Church. Our goal is to ensure our Church is preserved and operational for many generations to come. To carry out this mission, the committee is entrusted with developing and implementing fundraising strategies to achieve our goal.  While most of the work appears to be cosmetic, the reality is that it is much more complex and costly and involves major infrastructure repairs. continue reading

 

Taízé Prayer Service

Next Taize Prayer Service coming in MAY 2014. This is a beautiful prayer experience that includes candles, simple chants, scripture and periods of silence.   Since this is unfamiliar to many, here’s an explanation on what a Taizé service is all about. continue reading