Attention Dear Parishioners of Saint Anne,
Know that Padre Gregorio and I are praying for all of you in our private daily Masses. We are experiencing times of uncertainty and anxiety in our nation and world. This then is the time to turn to the Lord with our whole hearts, as individuals, families, and as a parish family. While the public celebration of Mass has been suspended, our parish church will be open for small numbers of adorers in Eucharistic Adoration and private prayer.
Our Bulletin will look a little different these next few weeks, the 5th Sunday of Lent, Palm Sunday, and Easter Sunday inclusive. We will include in our bulletin all the prayer resources that Bishop Thomas has recommended to us and asked us to pray during these days of the Covid 19 Outbreak.
Thank you for faithfully uniting in prayer to the Lord. Thank you for calling upon Mary’s maternal intercession in these days. Know that our parish office is open the usual hours should you have a pastoral need, as well as our adoration chapel for prayer.READ MORE
My Dear Friends in Christ,
People across the entire globe have been plunged into a world of hardship and uncertainty as the coronavirus continues to take its toll in every nation. As individuals and families, we are facing the specter of critical illness, certain economic hardship, and the massive disruption of our daily lives. The Church is no stranger to adversity, suffering, or privation. In times of difficulty, she has always raised her voice in prayer and earnest supplication, confident that God will hear our every prayer and answer all our pleas. Down through the centuries, the Blessed Mother has played a vitally important role in times of trial, coming to us as a tender Mother, a tireless advocate, steadfast Intercessor, and cherished friend. She has visited her people under the familiar titles of Virgin of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Antipolo, and Our Lady of La Vang. She is beloved in Poland as Our Lady of Czestochowa, in Ireland as Our Lady of Knock, and in Japan as Our Lady of Akita. Mary is revered by the people in Bosnia–Herzegovina as Our Lady of Medugorje, and in Spain, she is treasured as Our Lady of the Pillar. Mary is known in France as Our Lady of Lourdes, and in Portugal as Our Lady of Fatima. On May 13, 1846, the Bishops of the United States unanimously chose the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Patroness of our Nation. Their decision was ratified by Pope Pius IX on February 7 of the following year. Now is the hour to turn to our Blessed Mother for her maternal help. She is always ready and willing to carry our prayers and petitions to the heart of her Son.READ MORE
My Dear Friends in Christ,
During the past few weeks, we have been carefully monitoring the health advisories and protocols issued by the Centers for Disease Control, the Southern Nevada Health District, and by Governor Steve Sisolak’s office regarding the measures needed to mitigate the Coronavirus.
In recent days, each agency has underscored the import and impact of “social distancing” as an indispensable element required to allay the impact of this global pandemic.
To that end, I have made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend the public celebration of Mass across the Diocese of Las Vegas, at least through the weekend of Palm Sunday (April 5, 2020) or until further notice. This includes the suspension of all Church services, parish meetings, and religious education classes, effective immediately.READ MORE