Despite Mother Nature doing her best to thwart our efforts the 2011 St. Ann Parish Picnic was held on Saturday – May 14th. Although the day was rainy and cold people came out to celebrate St. Ann and spend time with friends in a carnival atmosphere. There were rides for the kids, carnival games, food, live entertainment and even craft vendors selling their wares in the Parish Center. There was something for everyone!
We hope that all of you had a chance to brave the weather and spend some time with your family and friends in support of the St. Ann Parish. In between rain showers we were able to get a few photos of the picnic. Here is a video remix of the photos as well as a link to view individual photos online. (Remember, 50% of any online print purchases goes back into the St. Ann community.)
At morning prayer, the 8th grade has been acting out the stations of the cross. There will be a new station each morning, leading up to the final station on the Wednesday of Holy Week.
Join us for the 41st Annual Sponsor’s Dinner Dance and Auction. This is the parish’s biggest fundraising event of the year.
We need everyone’s help in collecting items for the auction.
Click here to view complete details on how you can help organize and/or donate items to the auction.
There will be lots of interesting items for both the silent and oral auctions. Dinner will be delicious, and there will be dancing to a live band. Please join us!
Dear St. Ann School families, friends & parishioners,
The 41st annual Sponsor’s Dinner Dance & Auction is coming up on Saturday, April 30, 2011. This is the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Last year we raised an amazing $65,000, which was used to finish updating the Science Lab, purchase 2 additional classroom MIMIO boards and laptops, plaster and repaint the school gym, and refinish some flooring. In addition, the money raised helps to ensure the financial stability and budget of the school and parish, and take care of many other necessary repairs/maintenance to the school and church … all thanks to many generous donors.
You may not realize it, but you have connections to local and national businesses, individuals, and organizations that may be willing to contribute to this event!
Do you work at a hotel or know someone that does who would donate a stay? Do you have a connection at one of the airlines who would be willing to give tickets? Do you have a vacation home/time share you would be willing to donate for others to bid on and enjoy? Do you have a favorite restaurant, coffee shop, or movie theater that would be willing to donate a gift certificate? How about a hairdresser, masseuse, craftsman, or contractor that would donate their services?
Please take some time to think about what you do and who you know and how you may be able to help make this year’s event a huge success!
New items and services are always needed to keep the auction going, year after year. Just call or drop a note through school to one of this year’s auction chairpersons, Kay Dieckmann (381-7201) or Cheri Smith (382-1107) and let us know what you are thinking about. The deadline for donations is March 31. If you are interested in helping out in other ways with this year’s auction, please let us know… new people bring new ideas.
We hope you are able to join us and other St. Ann School parents and parishioners on April 30 for a fantastic evening of great food, fun, a live band, dancing, and over 175 incredible items and services to bid on! Don’t miss it!
Cheri Smith & Kay Dieckmann, 2011 Auction Co-Chairs
We had so much fun posting the remix video from the talent show we thought we’d share some more videos with you today. Here’s a remix of photos taken at the 2010 St. Ann Parish Picnic.
On December 1st he Catholic students in our 2nd grade class will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time at 10:00 AM. Please pray for them as they prepare. All of the students in the class will be studying about the sacrament and are invited to attend the ceremony.
On November 5th, enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner prepared by Different Dishes caterer Brian Dailey. Then be prepared to be dazzled by the talents of students from St. Ann Catholic School. They will sing, dance, play musical instruments, and more! We promise that you will have a great evening! Many thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Cheri and Mark Smith for the many hours they spend at rehearsals helping the students to prepare for their big night on stage.
Dinner begins at 6 pm and ends at 7 pm.
Talent show begins promptly at 7:30 pm.
On Wednesday Oct. 27th the Saints were marching at St. Ann School! Students from the 3rd grade dressed up as their favorite saint and processed down the aisle at the beginning of the all school mass. The saints led the congregation in song and were featured in Father Bill’s homily. After mass, the saints gathered in the cafeteria and spoke to visiting students and parents about their saint. Finally, the saints walked over and visited the sister at the Convent of the Good Shepherd.
The St. Ann Parish Picnic was held on May 7-8, 2010. There were exciting rides, fun games, and delicious food. There was even music in the evenings! It was wonderful to see all the happy faces despite the chilly temperatures. Special thanks to all the members of the planning committee including Fr. Bill, Michelle Haley, Katie Andrews, Robyn Provost, Bruce Gardiner, and Matt Dooley. All the fantastic volunteers helped everything to run smoothly, too. Mark your calendars now for the picnic next year!