Pastor: Rev. John Carmichael
contact webmaster
Saint Ann's By the Sea, Ocean Bluff, MA
Directions to St. Ann's
MINISTRY OF THE MONTH
591 Ocean Street Marshfield, MA 02050 phone 781- 834- 4953 fax 781- 834 -7472
Cluster Parishes Mass Schedules:
Lady Of Assumption Mass Schedule
Saturday 8:00 AM, 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM
St Christine's Mass Schedule
Saturday: 5:00 PM (Vigil)Sunday: 7:00 AM
& 9:00 AM 11:30 AM (Sept - May)
Weekday Mass: 9 AM. (Mon - Fri)
Confessions: Saturday 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Holy Family Duxbury Mass Schedule
Saturday, 5:00 pm Sunday, 7:00 am;
Family Liturgy 8:30 am; 10:00 am; 11:30 am
Daily Monday - Saturday, 8:15 am in Our Lady's Chapel
Prayer Shawl Ministry Flip Book
Copyright Saint Ann Parish
Slideshow Image 1 Slideshow Image 2 Slideshow Image 3 Slideshow Image 4 Slideshow Image 5
WELCOME
IN MEMORIAM:
The Bread, Wine & Candles in the Church
are donated for the month of April
in loving memory of RAYMOND SULLIVAN.
PASTOR'S MESSAGE
591 Ocean Street Marshfield, MA 02050 phone 781- 834- 4953 fax 781- 834 -7472
FACEBOOK please click here
NEW OFFICE HOURS!
Please note, the parish office is now open , Tues, Wednesday, Thurs : 9am-2pm.. 781-834-5943 Parish Coordinator: ext. 12 email.
2015 CCD Registration ( click here)
SOWING SEEDS is in immediate need of volunteer drivers, especially those willing to go to Boston. If you can take a patient to a medical appointment at least once a month, please call 781-837-3337. Thank you!


I know many of us never thought the sun would return, but it has. I hope everyone enjoyed the warmer weather this past week. I am returning from a SOCIAL MEDIA CONVENTION. I have indicated before that we are in the process of finding vendors for equipment for LIVE STREAMING our various Liturgies, including baptisms, weddings and funerals. I have spent the last three months visiting various Christian Church Websites, and have noticed that many similar size Protestant congregations, ‘live stream’ their services; research shows that it results in an increased level in evangelization and in the development of discipleship. This will require us to move the lectern three feet closer to the congregation, and will permit us to remove two rows of benches up front, freeing up open space for our handicap seats. The cost of the equipment to live stream will be around $5,000.00 and $3,000.00 to modify the space. I will wait until July to complete the work, which should only take five days, in order that the work can be funded through the grand annual fund.


I want to thank everyone who contributed to the EASTER FLOWERS, we raised $2300.00, which was used to beautify the sacred space for the Triduum. The 18 banners which we hung on the back walls of the sanctuary were beautiful pieces of art work, but cost $1800.00. We will also allot that amount each year, for the next two years, as the banners run off the 3 year Liturgical cycle. This is very inexpensive for wall coverings, and they will be stored in the back room of the altar. We will also be modifying the rear room to provide special shelving and storage spaces for hanging artwork, and we will have to construct five sectioned off slats (2’ wide) for the 20 colored panels we use on the back altar. We will also customize that space for the many altar items we use throughout the year. Careful storage of these items will provide for a longer shelf life for the banners and other delicate seasonal decorations. This too will be funded by the grand annual collection and undertaken during the summer.


Now that the snow has melted you can see the high amount of damage including the loss of fencing in the rear parking lot, damage to the church roof, and missing facia boards. None of this adds up to an amount that exceeds our insurance deductible, but it sets us back another five grand.

I would like to save a few bucks by taking care of the SPRING CLEANUP of the outdoor grounds, with volunteers. I have set up next SAT, APRIL 25TH, for this work. Could you call ahead and let us know if you can help?

Read full bulletin please click here
SOUTH SHORE CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS in their 20’s and 30’s are organizing to enjoy social gatherings, prayer, Bible study, service opportunities and other ways to explore their Catholic faith more deeply and meet other young adults with similar interests. Please contact Meghan Crehan at mkc218@comcast.net for more information.


WINGS BIBLE STUDY
WEDNESDAY, May 6th- 9AM - RECTORY

Join us as we reflect and contemplate the Gospel of Mark.

All are Welcome to Attend!


ST. ANN BY THE SEA MISSION WORK OPPORTUNITIES
We are looking for nurses and doctors who would be willing to consider spending a week in the Constanza section of the Dominican Republic. The trip includes five days in a village, treating a very poor population of people. You will be joining other medical personnel from the South Shore. Trips are run in May and November.

We also have a one week immersion trip to Ecuador which is held twice a year. It consists of being introduced to a communal setting where you interact with the poor in a section of this country.

The Catholic Collaborative Present:

2015 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

WHERE: ST. ANN BY THE SEA PARISH HALL
WHEN: TUESDAY, JULY 14- FRIDAY, JULY 17
FROM: 9AM - 11AM
AGES: 4 To 12 Years Old

REGISTRATION BEGINS ( Click here) : MARCH 30, 2015 or call 781-834-4953.

VOLUNTEER MEETING: APRIL 16th 5:30PM

Please consider volunteering for this joy filled event!

The Catholic Collaborative Presents: 2015
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
WHERE: ST. ANN BY THE SEA PARISH HALL
WHEN: TUESDAY, JULY 14—FRIDAY, JULY 17
FROM: 9AM—11AM
AGES: 4 To 12 Years Old

REGISTRATIONBEGINS: MARCH 30, 2015
@ www.stanns.net or call 781-834-4953.
VOLUNTEER MEETING: APRIL 7th 6:00PM
Please consider volunteering for this joy filled event!


Mass Schedule: Saint Ann's
Saturday Evening Winter: 4:00 PM
( after Labor day)
Sunday: 7:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM - 7 PM Sunday nite
Weekdays: 7:30 AM Mon-Sat (Chapel)

SHAWL MINISTRY
The Shawl Ministry Meeting on April 11th has been cancelled.

SATURDAY APRIL 25TH
SPRING CLEAN UP DAY
BRING YOUR RAKES, GLOVES AND SHOVELS
and we will provide the coffee and donuts. We will begin at 8:30am and with enough helpers we can be finished by noon. We will be cutting back bushes, raking up debris, and putting down new mulch. Come for an hour or for the morning. We also need a pickup with a dump sticker to get rid of the refuse. Call 781 - 834 - 4953and register. Thanks.


FIRST COMMUNION REHEARSAL
WEDNESDAY 4/29 4:30-5:30
THURSDAY 4/30 4:30-5:30
CHILDREN NEED TO PLEASE ATTEND BOTH DAYS.

Thank You!

Dear Ms. Rein,
Just as our nation stands high on the shoulders of those who have sacrificed much, the New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV) relies on selfless donors who have recognized a need and invested in it. Your donation of Easter Gift Baskets with assorted gift cards, socks, hats, and dental hygiene products goes a long way to helping Veterans feel cared for and appreciated. It is generosity like yours that lights the way for our Veteran residents, and ultimately you have contributed to the ongoing restoration of their dignity.

As a supporter of the NECHV, you have touched the lives of so many of our Veterans in need and on behalf of all of us here at the Center, I thank you for your dedication to our mission.

On behalf of our Veterans, thank you!

Warm regards,
Charlene F. Pontbriand, Senior Vice President, Advancement
New England Center for Homeless Veterans

Thank You!
This thank you note is long overdue. My wonderful husband Bill died in December of 2013, after living with and suffering with Parkinson’s Disease 20 years. As his caregiver I was so exhausted at the time of his death, the grief and great need of rest made for a difficult year.

But please know for an Irish woman, when they covered Bill with that Kelly green shawl it brought great comfort to the whole family. I still use it often myself & it brings me close to Bill.

So thank you all for your great kindness & know it was and is greatly appreciated. Please continue your kind works.

God bless you all,
Janet & Bill as well