Fun Fair 2019

08-11-2019Pastor's LetterMsgr. Gregory W. Gordon, Erin McAloon

Dear Friends,

On Sunday October 13th, 2019, Saint Anne Catholic School celebrates its annual FUN FAIR. For more than sixty years, Saint Anne School has been an integral part of the Southern Nevada community. The Fun Fair is truly part of her living legacy!

Our annual ‘FUN FAIR’ school festival this year will be Sunday, October 13, from 8 AM - 9 PM. Our Fun Fair Raffle, which includes Grand Prizes of $3000, $2000, $1000, and many $100 prizes, will be drawn at 9 PM Sunday evening, October 13, at the conclusion of our festival. You may pick up your raffle tickets after Mass, or at the parish, school and CCD offices. You do not need to be present to win. It is always a blessing when the Grand Prize winners are among our parish and school families!

We also enclose some important information on our parochial School and on state School Choice Scholarships. They have greatly assisted many of our school families, and have made school tuition more affordable than ever before.

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Diocesan Chancellor

08-04-2019Pastor's LetterMsgr. Gregory W. Gordon

Dear Saint Anne Families,
Bishop Thomas has appointed me as Chancellor of the Diocese of Las Vegas on August 1st. This appointment will require me to work at the chancery 1 day per week. I humbly accept this new responsibility of assisting Bishop Thomas in the governance of the diocese, as I continue to serve all of you at Saint Anne Parish. Thank you for your prayers for me.

Sincerely in Christ,
Msgr. Gregory W. Gordon

From Father McShane

07-07-2019AllFather John McShane

Happy to be with you! I hold an unbreakable record of having served in more parishes and missions in Nevada than any other priest ever in the past forty years: Reno, Carson City, Virginia City, Hawthorne, Tonopah, Fallon, Fernley, Gabbs, Dayton, Las Vegas, Beatty, Laughlin, Fish Lake Valley, round Mountain, Amargosa Valley, Caliente, Ely, McGill, Baker and Empire. Ordained at Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno in 1974. I have driven over a million miles serving many in the Silver State. Happy to be with you!

Father John McShane

Farewell from Father Mugagga

06-30-2019Pastor's LetterFr. Mugagga Lule

Dear Parishioners of St. Anne Catholic Church,

I am extending my sincere thanks and appreciation for the good welcome you gave to me when I arrived at this Parish almost three years ago. Thank you for the love you have given to me during my stay here. I have enjoyed my time here because of your sincere love and care.

Now that I have been transferred to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, I will miss you all. However, it is the same mission that continues: the mission of Christ and His Church. I exhort you to always remain faithful to Jesus Christ and his Church by being faithful to the Truth he revealed to us. This Truth is our salvation. It is the Truth that sets us free from our sinfulness. There is no salvation without faithfulness to the Truth that Jesus Christ revealed to us. It is this Truth that Mother Church proclaims to us in the Mystical Body, the Church as well. There is too much confusion today about the path a Christian should take. This confusion does not come from Truth itself. It comes from rebellion against Truth. I urge you to study, to know, and to love the Truth and to continue to put your lives at its service. This is the will of God for each and every one of us. If we do this, we are on the right path to salvation, for his will is our life and our salvation.

Pray for me as I pray for you, for that day to come when all of us will meet our God after the struggle, to praise him for all eternity.

Fr. Mugagga Lule

Farewell, Father Mugagga

06-16-2019Pastor's LetterMsgr. Gregory W. Gordon

Bishop Thomas has assigned our beloved associate Father Mugagga Lule to Prince of Peace parish as associate pastor, beginning July 1. We will all miss him. He has become a true friend and spiritual Father to us all these past three years. We will have a farewell for him after Masses the weekend of June 29-30. Know that you are always welcome here at Saint Anne, Father Mugagga.

Welcome, Father McShane

Bishop Thomas has assigned Father John McShane to us at Saint Anne full time, beginning July 1, taking Father Mugagga’s place assisting in hospital and parish ministry. Father McShane has been a long-time visitor to Saint Anne’s. We now can welcome Father McShane to Saint Anne’s, and back to Las Vegas, permanently. We are very happy that he will be an official part of the ‘Saint Anne Team’.

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Father's Day

06-09-2019Pastor's LetterMsgr. Gregory W. Gordon

Dear Saint Anne Family,

On Sunday, June 16, we celebrate Father’s Day. We remember all our fathers, living and deceased, in prayer on that day. At Saint Anne Parish, a Novena of Masses for our fathers will be offered beginning Father’s Day. You may enroll your father or grandfather in our Father’s Day Novena, place their names on the enclosed envelope, and return it to the parish through offertory or parish office. Any offering may be made. The names of your fathers or grandfathers will be kept upon our Altar for nine days, from Sunday, June 16 through Monday, June 24.

Father’s Day Mass Cards, with prayer messages in English or Spanish, are available in baskets in the Church sanctuary if you wish to send your father this spiritual gift of a Novena Mass Card remembrance.

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Mother's Day

05-05-2019Pastor's LetterMsgr. Gregory W. Gordon

Dear Saint Anne Family,

On Sunday, May 12, we celebrate Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day this year immediately precedes the May 13 Memorial of our Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Fatima.

On Mother’s Day, we will remember all our mothers and grandmothers, living and deceased; Saint Anne Parish will offer a Novena of Masses for our mothers. You may enroll your mother in our Mother’s Day Novena by writing her name on the enclosed envelope and returning it to the parish either through the offertory or the office by May 12; any offering may be made. We will place the names of your mothers upon our Altar where they will remain for the nine days of the Novena, from Sunday, May 12 through Monday, May 20.

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Holy Week

04-14-2019Pastor's LetterMsgr. Gregory W. Gordon

Holy Week is ordered to the commemoration of Christ’s Passion, beginning with his Messianic entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

Holy Thursday’s Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper is the only Mass permitted in parishes on Holy Thursday. The Faithful are encouraged to adore the Blessed Sacrament for a suitable period of time during the night, until midnight.

On Good Friday, the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion is commemorated in the afternoon. The Viacrucis Viviente will precede these celebrations.

On Holy Saturday we celebrate the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night, always after nightfall.

Please join us in this holiest of weeks and during these most sacred days for our celebrations of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord in the Paschal Triduum.

Our Holy Week and Holy Triduum Schedules are in this bulletin.

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Our Lenten Journey

03-17-2019Pastor's Letter Msgr. Gregory W. Gordon

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.

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A letter from Bishop Thomas

03-03-2019Pastor's LetterMost Reverend George Leo Thomas, PhD

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.

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