November: The month of All Souls

11-01-2016Pastor's LetterMsgr. Gregory W. Gordon

Dear Saint Anne Family,

In November, the month of All Souls, we remember 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).

As we conclude the Jubilee Year of Mercy, we offer a “spiritual work of mercy” by praying for the faithful departed in our All Souls Day Novena, from All Souls Day, Wednesday, 2 November, through Thursday, 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.

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Fun Fair 2016

09-19-2016Pastor's LetterMsgr. Gregory W. Gordon

Dear Friends,

On October 15th and 16th, Saint Anne Catholic School celebrates its annual FUN FAIR. This event 'kicks off' Saint Anne Parish's 70th Anniversary Year, and for almost as many years, Saint Anne School a strong part of our parish and the Southern Nevada community.

Our parish 'FUN FAIR' is our school's annual festival, and this year, it will be Saturday, October 15 from 12 Noon to 9 PM, and Sunday, October 16, from 9 AM to 9 PM. Our Fun Fair Raffle, which includes Grand Prizes of $3000, $2000, $1000, and 7 $100 prizes, will be drawn at 9 PM Sunday evening, October 16, concluding our celebration. You may pick up raffle tickets after all Masses, or in our parish, school and CCD offices. You may also take a chance at the Fair.

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Thank You

07-03-2016Pastor's LetterFr. Paul Oye

I just like to say thank you to Msgr. Greg Gordon, Padre Gregorio, the parish staff and all the loving parishioners of St. Anne. I am grateful to God for the two years of my ministry in the parish and for the great opportunity to serve you and the Catholic patients at Sunrise and children hospital.

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Blessings in your new assignment, Father Paul

05-15-2016Pastor's Letter

This week, the clergy assignments of the diocese were made; among them: Rev. Paul Oye will move from parochial vicar, St. Anne, to parochial Vicar, Saint James and Saint John Neumann, effective July 1, 2016. We will all miss Father Paul. We offer him our love and prayers as he prepares to begin his new ministry serving two parishes jointly administered: Saint James and Saint John Neumann. One blessing of this assignment is that Father Paul is not far away, so we can visit. We will prepare a farewell reception for Father Paul in late June, as his new assignment draws nearer. God bless you, Father Paul, and thank you for generously sharing your gifts and your priesthood with us at Saint Anne these past two years.

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Holy Week & Easter

03-01-2016Pastor's LetterMsgr. Gregory W. Gordon

Dear Saint Anne Parish Family,

As we continue our journey through this holy season of Lent, I pray that this has been a time of mercy and blessings for you. On Friday, March 4, after our 5:00pm and 7:00pm Stations of the Cross, with preaching, we will celebrate our Lenten Penance Service. Priests will hear confessions until midnight, and 2 confessors will continue offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation, with Eucharistic Adoration, in this "Night of Mercy," until our 7:30am Mass.

We celebrate Palm Sunday on March 20. The Palm Sunday Mass schedule will follow our Saint Anne Parish Sunday schedule. Palm fronds will be available from our ushers at the door of the Church before all Masses. Our Saint Anne Youth Group will offer beautiful Palm Crosses after Mass to raise funds for their parish retreat activities.

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St. Bridget Appointment

02-09-2017Pastor's LetterRev. Msgr. Ellsworth R. Walden

Bishop Pepe has appointed me administrator of Saint Bridget parish for the remainder of the fiscal year, in addition to my assignment as your pastor here.

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11-29-2015Pastor's LetterMsgr. Gregory W. Gordon

Dear Saint Anne Parish Family,

As we begin this holy season of Advent, and a Jubilee Year of Mercy, I pray that the Lord's Divine Mercy will be upon each of you and your families in these days. Within the second week of Advent, we will celebrate the great feasts of Mary. On Tuesday, 8 December, the Immaculate Conception of Mary, the Year of Mercy begins. Mass will be offered at 8 AM (Eng), 12 PM (Sp), 5 PM (Eng), and 7 PM (Sp). On Saturday, 12 December, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Masses (in Spanish) will be 11 PM on the Vigil, and 6 AM, 12 PM, 4 PM (Eng) and 6 PM on December 12th. Family-centered parish festivities in our courtyard will follow each of the Masses on the 12th.

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All Saints and All Souls Day

11-08-2015Pastor's LetterMsgr. Gregory W. Gordon

Dear Family of Saint Anne Parish.

November is the month for us to remember all our faithful departed; it is the month ofAll Souls. As Catholics, we believe. in accord with sacred scripture and tradition. that prayingfor the dead is “a holy and pious thing...that they might be delivered from their sins" (2Maccabees l2:45).

We will remember our faithful departed this year in our All Souls Dag Novena, from AllSouls Day, Maggy, 2 November, through Tuesday, 10 November. On each of the 9 days of thisNovena. the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered at Saint Anne Parish for the Holy Soulsin Purgatory, in particular for all of your family members and loved ones who have died.

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Welcome Back to School - Saint Anne Students and Families!

08-24-2015Pastor's LetterMsgr. Gregory W. Gordon

Welcome Back to School - Saint Anne Students and Families!

It is indeed a blessing to welcome all of our returning families and all of our new families to Saint Anne Catholic School this week. I hope and pray that all of you had a most enjoyable and relaxing summer. We had a great ‘Meet and Greet’ Day on Monday, enjoyable and informative orientation sessions for parents later in the week, and now our first School Mass celebrated today, in which we asked our Lord to bless each of us and our new academic year.

I know that this will be a great year! Our new principal, Mrs. Nadine Villarreal, together with our new and returning faculty, are ready to challenge your children to grow in grace and in knowledge and to achieve their God-given potential in every way. I am very much looking forward to celebrating with our junior high students this coming week our diocesan televised Masses for the homebound, and also our 8th grade’s ‘Pizza with the Priests’. We are off to a great start to what I know will be an exciting and blessed year of growing in faith and reason.

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Happy Mother's Day

05-03-2015Pastor's LetterMsgr. Gregory W. Gordon

On Sunday, May 10, we celebrate Mother’s Day. We will gather in our parish for Sunday Mass on Mother’s Day, in this glorious Easter Season, and remember all our beloved mothers, living and deceased, in prayer. Saint Anne Parish will also offer a Novena of Masses for our mothers. You may enroll your mother in our Mother’s Day Novena by simply writing her name on the enclosed envelope and returning it to the parish either through the offertory or at the parish office before May 10. Any offering you wish to give is gratefully accepted. We will continue this prayerful remembrance in honor of your mothers for nine days, and place their names upon our Altar from Sunday, May 10 through Monday, May 18.

Beautiful Mother’s Day Mass Cards, in English and in Spanish, will be available to you and may be picked up in the designated boxes in our Church sanctuary if you would like to send to your mother a Catholic Mass Card Remembrance.

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Holy Week 2015

03-22-2015Pastor's LetterMsgr. Gregory W. Gordon

Dear Saint Anne Parish Family,

As we celebrate this holy season of Lent, I pray that this is a time of growth in the blessings of thee Lord. On Tuesday, March 24, at 7:00 PM, we will celebrate our Lenten Penance Service; there will be 8 priests hearing our Confessions that evening. Catholic radio evangelist Jesse Romero will give a talk that evening; he will also offer a Saint Anne Parish Lenten Morning of Refection on Wednesday, March 25, after our 7:30 AM Mass.

We celebrate Palm Sunday on March 28 and March 29. The Palm Sunday Mass schedule will follow our Saint Anne parish Sunday schedule. Palm fronds will be available from our ushers at the door of the Church before all Masses. Our Saint Anne Youth Group will offer beautiful Palm Crosses after Mass to raise funds for their parish retreat activities.

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