Daily Mass in the Chapel – 8:00 AM
Saturday Vigil – 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM
Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24, 2018
4:00 pm CHRISTMAS MASS: Children’s Liturgy
7:00 pm CHRISTMAS MASS (incense used) with 6:30 pm Carol Service with High Places
10:00 pm CHRISTMAS MASS: Liturgy of the Nativity of the Lord (incense used) with 9:30 pm Prelude & Carol Service with St. Ann Choir
Christmas Morning – Tuesday, December 25, 2018 10:00 am Mass
EMERGENCY CLOSINGS: In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies, please call the Parish Office (301-733-0410) for a recorded cancellation message or check the St Ann Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stannchurchhagerstown. If Faith Formation is cancelled (a decision will be made by 8 am), all other activities held at the Church will be cancelled. During the week, if school is cancelled, there will be no 8 am Mass and all activities at the Church will be cancelled. If school is delayed, there will be no Mass but activities at the Church will still be held weather pending. Check with the parish office to confirm your event.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered for ages 4 and up at the St. Ann’s 9:00 AM Mass. No pre-registration is necessary. All children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Just before the Liturgy of the Word begins for the assembly, children are invited to go with the weekly leaders from the church to the Chapel. During this special time, the volunteer leader leads the children through prayers, songs and readings that are simplified for children. At this popular program, children learn about the same Scripture readings as the rest of the assembly. They are taught a simplified main message of the readings and are encouraged to share that message with their parents after Mass.
Volunteers are needed to read and teach the lessons each week, as well as to assist with the supervision of the children, and coordinate the timing of the program. This is a great opportunity for adults and middle school/high schoolers to help these eager youngsters learn the Word of the Lord. All volunteers must complete our compliance management system, Shield the Vulnerable , before volunteering.
Please access our volunteer sign up here http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4eadab2da1ff2-stanns/30037064
This ministry is an opportunity for young people to serve at the altar of Christ. We currently have altar servers (10 years old and older) and are always looking to expand the number of servers, both male and female. For information, please contact Rob Goldsack at 240-463-6737.
Eucharistic ministers are an important part of our Eucharistic celebrations. They assist with the special responsibility of distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at all Masses. They are persons who distinguish themselves by Christian life, faith and morals. These ministers are asked to serve at weekend liturgies, funerals and/or weekday Masses as they are able. A training session is also required. For information, please contact Lois MacCumbee, 240-420-0438 .
Lectors are an integral part of the Mass celebration. Lectors are parishioners who volunteer to be ministers of the Word at liturgies and are usually scheduled to read at two different Masses every other month. One can observe the actions of any lector at any Mass. For information, please contact Kathleen Hynes at ServantSong7@gmail.com.
Sacristans are under the general direction of the clergy. A sacristan prepares the vessels and linens for the celebration of Mass, then cleans and puts away the vessels and linens after Mass has been celebrated. It is a time that allows for quiet reflection and humble assistance. For information, please contact the Parish Office, 301-733-0410 ext. 4.
Ushers are men and women who serve the parish by assisting during Mass with a friendly greeting, helping to seat those attending Mass, assisting with collections, helping to organize the offertory procession, and handing out bulletins. For information, please contact the parish office. For information, please contact Herm Niedzielski at 301-791-5841.
Altar Society is a group of parishioners whose purpose is to care for the altars. For information, please contact the Parish Office, 301-733-0410 ext. 4.
To assist with the laundering and ironing of the altar linens, please contact Marie Rumbarger, 301-739-6186.