March Calendar (with rota)
Plus our Lenten & Holy Week schedules
Plus our St. Patrick's Day Dinner poster
The Episcopal Church of St. Anne
Tuesday March 5th - Join us as we celebrate Shrove Tuesday with a special Evensong at 5:30pm, followed by preparations for Lent, followed by a pancake dinner. This is a special opportunity to party before we take on our Lenten obligations. Let Fr. James know if you can help out and/or check out the sign-up sheet in the Undercroft. If you are still wondering what to do for Lent, I recommend this link from St. Lukes in Dixon (but ignore the inaccurate dates and attend our Lenten Study).
Wednesday March 6th - Ash Wednesday services will include 8:00am Morning Prayer with imposition of ashes, 12:00 Noon Office with imposition of ashes, and Mass at 5:30pm with imposition of ashes. Note that all services in Lent will be Rite I. A Lent and Holy Week schedule is posted below with our calendars. A holy and blessed Lent to all!
Thursday March 7th - St. Anne's provides volunteer help to distribute food at Morrison's Food Pantry from 8:00 to 9:30am at the United Methodist Church every Thursday in March. This is an important corporal act of mercy and outreach ministry.
Friday March 8th - The devotions of The Stations of the Cross and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament are offered each Friday in Lent ,except for Good Friday, at 4:30pm. Potential dine-out opportunities may present themselves to those who wish to participate.
Sunday March 10th - The First Sunday of Lent is also the day we return to Daylight Savings Time, so don't forget to move your clocks ahead 1 hour.
Wednesday March 13th - We will begin our Lenten Study program after Mass tonight. This year we will watch a 6-part DVD series on "The Mass" by Bishop Robert Barron. Each part is about 25 minutes long, which will be followed by discussion. A light meal will precede the program and another sign-up sheet is posted so that we know how much food to prepare and for volunteer meal hosts.
In our study we will walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Barron and be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Saturday March 16th - St. Anne's will again host our annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner of corned beef and cabbage (or hot dogs for those who are less adventurous) which has become a cherished community event. We will use the Morrison Community Room as our venue and serve from 4:00 to 7:00pm. Chef Ernie and Louise are our co-chairs/organizers, but a really successful event will require some extra effort on the part of all parishioners. Please check the sign-up sheet in the Undercroft for the times and services which you can provide. Erin go bragh! An image of our event poster can be seen below. Servers: don't forget to wear your St. Anne's shirts!
Sunday March 17th - Sunday School for young children will be offered today and every Sunday through Easter during Mass. The children will join their parents or grandparents for communion. Thank you Carolyn for this special service.
We also welcome our guest preacher today, Robert E. Armidon, a seminarian at Nashotah House, whose home church is the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, NY. Please welcome and encourage Robert in his call to the priesthood.
**Our originally scheduled Vestry meeting for today has been postponed until Sunday March 31 after Mass.**
Monday March 18th - Our own Marc Adami will again present his experiences on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Northern Spain with photos and videos and a Q&A session for "Friends of the Odell Library" at the Odell Library, 307 S. Madison, starting at 6:30pm. He will be joined by fellow "pereginos" Theresa Brandon Darby and Mark & Jean Zinnen.
Wednesday March 20th - We will honor the Feast of St. Joseph (transferred from March 19th) at Mass, followed by a light dinner and our Lenten Study program.
Sunday March 24th - After Mass today ECW will host a special coffee hour and pending Wedding shower for our own Emily Clark. Everyone is invited to wish her well with cards and small gifts.
Wednesday March 27th - We will celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation (transferred from March 25th) at Mass, followed by a light meal and our Lenten Study program.
Sunday March 31st - Our rescheduled March Vestry meeting will be held today after Mass with time allowed to participate in coffee and fellowship.
Road trip so St. Donatus, Iowa - A potential day trip to the Luxembourg Village of St. Donatus is in the works to do an outdoor Stations of the Cross followed by a meal at Kalmes Restaurant - as seen on TV. This is weather dependent, but we are looking at a day in the later part of March. Please let Fr. James know if you are interested or see the sign-up sheet posted in the Undercroft.