Dear Saint Anne Parish Family,
As we journey through this holy season of Lent, I pray that this time is one of blessings for you. Wednesday March 6, Ash Wednesday, begins this moment of penance and prayer. In the Lenten week prior to Holy Week, on Wednesday April 10, at 5:00 PM, we will celebrate our Lenten Penance Service. Seven priests will hear confessions until 8:00 PM. We invite everyone to come and receive reconciliation in the Lord this Lent.
We celebrate Palm Sunday on April 14. The Palm Sunday Mass schedule follows our Saint Anne parish Sunday schedule. Palm fronds will be available at the Church doors and in the vestibule of the Church before all Masses. Our Saint Anne Youth Group will offer for a donation hand-made Palm Crosses after Mass; this helps to support their Holy Week Encierro retreat activities.READ MORE
Dear Friends in Christ,
At this time, S.B. 165 is being heard before the Nevada State Senate.
In a word, the bill allows a person over 18 years of age to request from a doctor a prescription to end his or her life, following a diagnosis of terminal illness and accompanied by the opinion of two physicians stating that the person has less than six months to live.
This legislation designed to end the life of a patient is being billed as “medical treatment.”
Most people in our society, regardless of their faith background, realize that prevailing on doctors to prescribe lethal medications is in direct conflict to a doctor’s duty to “do no harm” and to treat the ill and vulnerable to the best of their ability.
In other venues where assisted suicide has been legalized, the case for assisted suicide has been expanded to include depression, mental illness, non-lethal illness and the financial burden of medical treatment. The poor are particularly vulnerable to the prospects of this reality.READ MORE
Dear Parishioners of Saint Anne Parish,
The Catholic Stewardship Appeal, or CSA, is the annual appeal for the Diocese of Las Vegas, and it is an important aspect of parish life at Saint Anne Parish. The 2019 Catholic Stewardship Appeal helps us to be good stewards in a variety of Diocesan services. Our parish assessment for 2019, based on the ordinary income of our parish, is $68,915.00. As it is similar to last year’s goal, I believe it is something we can meet and exceed. Through this letter, I invite every family of Saint Anne parish to participate in the CSA in accord with your blessings.READ MORE
Dear Saint Anne Parish Family,
As we begin this holy season of Advent, I pray that the Lord accompany you and your families in these days of joyful anticipation. Saint Anne’s Advent Penance Service will be Monday, 3 December, at 5:00 PM; 8 priests will offer the sacrament of Confession and share the Lord’s gift of reconciliation.
On Saturday, 8 December, the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holy Mass will be offered at 7:30 AM (Eng), 12 PM (Sp), 4 PM (Eng), and 6 PM (Sp). On Wednesday, 12 December, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mass (in Spanish) will be offered at 11 PM on the Vigil, and 6:30 AM, 12 PM, and 6 PM on the Feast. And in the Novena of Christmas, Saint Anne will celebrate Simbang Gabi, with evening Mass and Filipino traditions at 8:30 PM from December 15 through December 23.READ MORE
Dear Saint Anne Family,
In November, the month of All Souls, we remember all our faithful departed. As Catholics, we believe, in accord with scripture and tradition, that praying for the dead is “a holy and pious thing…that they might be delivered from their sins” (2 Macc. 12:45).
In this month, we offer intercession and prayer for the faithful departed in our All Souls Day Novena, from All Souls Day, (First) Friday, 2 November, through Saturday, 10 November. On each of the 9 days of this Novena, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered at Saint Anne’s for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, especially for your family members and loved ones who have died.READ MORE
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This past week the Grand Jury in Pennsylvania issued a sweeping report regarding allegations of sexual misconduct involving some 300 priests in the state of Pennsylvania. The reports date back to as early as 1940.
Among the priests listed was Fr. Ernest Paone, a Pittsburgh priest, who 26 years ago, served in the Diocese of Reno Las Vegas for six weeks. Archival records indicate Fr. Paone’s only placement in Nevada was at St. Anne Catholic Church in Las Vegas, where he served from February 3, 1992 until March 16, 1992 when he requested to return to Oceanside, CA for reasons of health.READ MORE
Dear St. Anne Families,
On Sunday, May 13, we celebrate Mother's Day. This year Mother's Day falls on the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and also on the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima.
On Mother's Day, we will remember all our mothers and grandmothers, alive and deceased; The parish of St. Anne will offer a novena of masses for our mothers. You can register your mother on our Mother's Day Novena by writing her name on the attached envelope and returning it to the parish either in the basket of the offerings or in the parish office before May 13; The offering can be of any amount. We will place the names of their mothers in our Altar, where they will remain during the nine days of the Novena, from Sunday, May 13 until Monday, May 21. The beautiful Mother's Day Mass Cards in English and Spanish are available in baskets in our Church sanctuary; You can send a Catholic card to your mother or grandmother as a souvenir of the Mass.READ MORE
Dear Saint Anne Parish Family,
As we journey through this holy season of Lent, I pray that this is a time of blessings for you. On Wednesday, March 14, at 5:00 PM, we celebrate our Lenten Penance Service. Seven priests will be here to hear confessions until 9:00 PM. We invite all to come and receive reconciliation in the Lord this Lent.READ MORE
Thank you to All in Saint Anne Parish for celebrating with me my 30th Anniversary as a priest last Sunday. It was a joy for me to celebrate, 2 beautiful Masses, and a wonderful reception I have had so many blessings in my priestly ministry these 30 years, and last Sunday was one of them! Know that I keep all of you, my Saint Anne Parish family, in special prayer.
Gracias a toda la Parroquia de Santa Ana por celebrar conmigo mi 30 ° aniversario como sacerdote, el Domingo pasado. Fue una alegria para mi celebrar 2 hermosas Misas y una maravillosa recepcion. ¡he tenido tantas bendiciones en mi ministerio sacerdotal estos 30 años, y el Domingo pasado fue uno mas de ellos! Esten seguros que los mantengo a todos ustedes, mi familia de Santa Ana, en mis oraciones especiales.
Today, I celebrate my 30th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination. On this anniversary, I want to thank my family for transmitting to me our Catholic Faith and always encouraging me in my vocation; hearing the Lord's call. They are with me at this anniversary Mass today: my mother Carole (my father William was called home to the Lord in 1994), my sister Karen, and my brothers David, Paul and Rick, and their families. Some came from Pennsylvania and Maryland today. Thank you, family, for always being there; I remember all of you with love at Mass today.READ MORE
Next Sunday, I celebrate my 30th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination. I was ordained a priest at the Guardian Angel Cathedral (then the co-cathedral of the Diocese of Reno - Las Vegas) on Saturday, January 16, 1988, by Bishop Walsh. I can hardly believe that it was 30 years ago! And I have had so many blessed priestly ministry experiences and memories since then. In gratitude to Almighty God for the gift of my vocation to the Holy Priesthood of Jesus Christ, I will offer Masses of Thanksgiving with you here at Saint Anne next Sunday, January 14th, at 10:00 AM (in Spanish) and 12:00 Noon (in English). An ordination anniversary reception will follow in the Ghanem Center Gym after the Noon Mass. All are invited. Know that I keep all of you, my parish family, in my prayers on that day.
Bishop Pepe has appointed me administrator of Saint Bridget parish for the remainder of the fiscal year (until July 1), in addition to my assignment as your pastor here.
Saying ‘Yes’, I will try to do that work efficiently without being away from Saint Anne’s any more than necessary. We have a good priest in Father Frank Yncierto there, and also Deacon Jim Wiggins.
Thank you for your prayers and understanding as we make these pastoral adjustments.
Msgr. Greg GordonREAD MORE