The Sacrifice of Holy Mass
To accommodate parishioners all Masses will be Live Streamed.
Due to Social Distancing Guidelines seating in the Church is limited. Those parishioners who wish to attend the Sacrifice of Mass on either Saturday Evening (4 p.m.) or Sunday Morning (8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.) are required to make “RESERVATIONS” to attend.
While we hesitate to use the word “RESERVATION” we are left with no choice.
Due to the work involved in organizing the seating of parishioners according to the Social Distancing Guidelines you must call the Office no later than Friday 3:00 p.m.
We are here to assist you. The Parish Office is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (908) 537 – 2221.
PLEASE NOTE: If for any reason you cannot attend Mass and have a Pew Reservation, please call the Office so that your reserved pew maybe reassigned.
PLEASE NOTE: You will be assigned a designated pew.
GUIDELINES FOR HOLY MASS
FACEMASKS must be worn before entering the Church.
Each person must Hand Sanitize upon entering the Church.
Each person/Family Unit are asked to bring “Disinfecting Wipes” and are obligated to wipe their area upon leaving the pew.
Social Distancing is strictly in effect – Families may sit together.
Access to the Church will be limited to the Bell Tower Entrance only.
Only those who have made the PEW RESERVATIONS will be admitted.
Doors of the Church will be locked 5 minutes prior to start of Holy Mass.
There is no movement once you are seated.
The Cry Room is not available.
The Public Bathrooms are not available.
PLEASE NOTE: Holy Communion will be distributed after Mass has concluded. Prior to the reception of the Holy Communion you must sanitize your hands and wipe your area. You are not allowed to return to your pew after Reception of Holy Communion.
DISPENSATION FROM THE OBLIGATION
The bishop has granted a dispensation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass. While you are not obligated to attend Mass, the bishop has instructed that the faithful are to keep the Lord’s Day holy by some other religious observance.
To be LIVE-STREAMED from Saint Ann’s:
- Saturday Vigil Mass 4pm
- Sunday Masses 8, 9:30, and 11am
- Daily Mass 8am
Act of Spiritual Communion
My dearest Jesus, I believe that You are in present the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. I love You above all things, and I long for You to dwell in my soul. Since I cannot now attend the Sacrifice of Holy Mass and receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You; never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Health of the Sick and Mother of Mercy, pray for us.
Read More: Traditional Prayers during Sickness
Vigil Mass: Saturdays at 4:00 PM
Sunday Mass: 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:00 AM
Daily Mass: 8:00 AM Monday through Friday
Holy Days: See Bulletin
Online Bulletin available on the ‘Bulletin’ tab at the top of the page.
Named in honor of Saint Ann, the mother of Mary, and grandmother of Jesus.
Founded in 1859 by Bishop James R. Bayley, nephew of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and cousin to Presidents Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt.
In 1861, Bishop Bayley officially received Reverend Claude Rolland and appointed him the first resident Pastor of the parish.
As pastor, Father Rolland built the original Parish Church, a wooden frame building on John Street, today used as a private residence.
As the Parish grew, Saint Ann’s second pastor, Rev. Msgr. Patrick Leonard constructed the current church. The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1866. It was completed the following year.
For information on the Sacraments of Baptism, Matrimony, Confession, and Care of the Sick, please see the Bulletin or call the Parish Office.