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Dear Parishioners and Friends of Ste. Anne Parish,   Welcome to Lent 2019.  One of the lesser known parables of Jesus is the Parable of the Two builders.  Jesus is speaking not so much about building material houses as He is speaking about our lives. Are you building your life on rock or on sand? To build on sand is easy, but not lasting. To build on rock is more difficult, but the results are worth it. Building your life and that of you family on rock means hearing the Word of God and putting it into practice in your life. Lent which began on Wednesday, March 6, is a time to examine the foundation of your life. Lent is a graced opportunity to grow in faith and to draw closer to the Lord. It is a time to take a hard and honest look at our lives and with God’s help uproot any sinful patterns of behavior. It is a time to make sure that you are on the road to eternal life with God. It is a time to build or rebuild on rock. When we come forward to be signed with the blessed ashes on Wednesday, we are making a public commitment to embrace the practices and disciplines of Lent. The scriptures of Ash Wednesday call us to conversion of heart as well as to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Consider increasing a time of daily payer and daily Mass when possible. Fasting can be fasting from food or from entertainment such as television or internet. Almsgiving simply means helping those in need in very practical ways. Also, keep in mind that Lent is to prepare us for what we call the Sacred Triduum—the great days of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil. Our coming to Church on Ash Wednesdays is meant to lead to our coming to Church on these days of Holy Week, April 18, 19, 20.  Lent is especially a 40-day spiritual retreat in preparation for the personal renewal of our faith and commitment to the person of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen from the dead. Let me end with a word to parents. Be sure to come to church on Wednesday with your children. It is extremely important that our young people from their earliest years begin to experience something of this special season of grace. Finally, as you know, the theme of lent is ―Turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel.  In this way we are building on rock. Father John 


            Please click the picture below to view the 2019 Catholic Appeal video.



Join us this Lent from March 6 through April 14! You are warmly invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You are also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public sidewalk in front of the Cummings Center, Route 62, Beverly (HealthQuarters abortion clinic is located on the premises), and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach. If you would like more information – and especially if you would like to volunteer to help, please visit our website: 40daysforlife.com/Beverly by clicking the logo above or contact: Cori Connor-Morse cconnorcpa@aol.com 781.334.0029; or Padre Paul McManus: padrepaul@comcast.net Please help in saving precious lives!!!




What is the "New Evangelization"?

This presentation given by Fr. John at St. Ann Church in Gloucester in September 2013 is now available on this website under "Teachings". 


Parish Renewal - Fr. James Mallon Video

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Other videos in this series by Father Mallon may be found in the Teachings tab

A brief video on the renovations taking place at Holy Cross Cathedral

     Ste. Anne Chapel

The chapel of Ste. Anne Church is open each day for quiet prayer and reflection from 8:00a.m. until 5:00p.m.  (On Saturdays the chapel closes after the 4:00p.m. Mass.)  Enter through the courtyard on Jefferson Avenue.  Come and spend time in prayer with Jesus.         




The Transforming Power of Confession   

Watch it on the Formed Website  - Instructions Below

This is a wonderful video series on a sacrament that is being neglected by many Cahtolics today.  We sometimes forget that every sacrament is an encounter or personal meeting with Jesus Christ.  Consider watching this series during Lent which is a time of spiritual renewal and growth in faith.  Regular confession can change your life for the better.   Forgiven explores the grace and healing offered in Confession and shows how this sacrament of mercy reveals the depth and bounty of God’s love. By looking at God’s revelation of his mercy in Scripture and making a step-by-step examination of the Rite itself, Forgiven communicates God’s invitation to each one of us to come experience his indescribable love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  On the Formed website go to study and then to sacramental preparation.  



Don't miss this captivating presentation by Dr. Mary Healy: "Men and Women are from Eden".  God’s design for life, love, relationships, and sex is written into our very bodies. With incredible clarity, Dr. Mary Healy explains how the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s deeply biblical understanding of Our Lord's original plan for men and women, is astonishingly great news for a culture littered with broken marriages, immorality, heartache, and loneliness. Also listen to the challenging presentation by Fr. Larry Richards entitled - "Confession".  



Go to www.formed.org and enter our parish password (FT2T74)   FORMED is an unprecedented partnership of apostolates such as Augustine Institute, Lighthouse Catholic Media, Ignatius Press, Word on Fire, St. Paul Center, and the Marian Fathers. FORMED is the revolutionary digital platform that gives our parish unprecedented access to video-based study programs, feature films, audio presentations, and eBooks from the Church’s foremost presenters.  How can you take advantage of FORMED? Go to https://formed.org; Click “Register” on the lower right and follow the directions; enter our parish code (FT2T74) and then your e-mail, and click “GO ”.  Fill out the subscription form, click agree to terms and click “Enter”.  Check your e-mail to verify your subscription; and explore.  Best of all it is free.   

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Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses
Saturday 4:00p.m.
Sunday 8:30a.m. and 11:00a.m.
Cameroon Community Mass 1:00p.m.

 On the Second Sunday of the Month 

Daily Masses 
Monday thru Thursday 9:00a.m.
First Friday of the Month 9:00a.m.
Holy Day Masses 
As Announced
Sacrament of Reconciliation - Confession
Saturday 3:15p.m. - 3:45p.m. in the Chapel or at other times by appointment or request
Rosary and Eucharistic  Adoration
Tuesday 6:30p.m.in the Chapel
Fourth Sunday of the month 12:15p.m.
Contact the parish to arrange for a Baptism. 
 Baptism Preparation for Parents and Godparents
Second Wednesday of the month 7:00p.m. at the rectory
Please contact the parish at least six months in advance.

  Anointing of the Sick
Available on request - please contact the parish - also monthly after one of the weekend Masses.



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