Dear Our Beloved Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine,
WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU!
On behalf of Fr. Roger Bourgeois, Chaplain of Saint Ann’s Shrine, the Saint Ann Shrine’s Staff, and the Community of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, I would like to sincerely thank you for your continued prayers and generous support of Saint Ann’s Shrine over the past year!!! We are so thankful for your kindheartedness and are very grateful for your sharing of your own resources. Your generosity ensures the long-term sustainability of Saint Ann’s Shrine, the care of Blessed Sacrament Community and their mission work, along with allowing us to:
- Administer to Saint Ann’s Shrine, including celebrating Mass and hosting events that live out our faith;
- Have a Chaplain on staff;
- Support the members of the Blessed Sacrament in their mission work and care for those in retirement.
I have been a member of the staff here for the past 3 ½ years. The friendships that have grown during this time have been so rewarding for me personally. I really enjoy hearing about your families, your faith, and even what sports teams you may follow! I am humbled when you ask about my family as well. But when you share with me your memories of how your faith came to be, including your devotion to Good Saint Ann, I am inspired and enjoy hearing how we share certain bonds that life has to offer. All of our paths have different twists and turns, but they all come back to our faith being at the center of our lives.
We pray that your faith remains strong as Good Saint Ann intercedes for our petitions as we set our prayers before her. May Saint Ann continue to protect you and your families!
Please share the names of those whom you are thankful for on the enclosed reply slip. Let them know how grateful you are for them being such an important part of your life and why. We will place those names in the Shrine and keep them in our prayers!
Should you ever be in the Cleveland area, please stop by to celebrate Mass with us! It would be wonderful to put a face to your name and voice! We celebrate Mass Monday-Friday at 11:30 AM but I encourage you to call ahead. We celebrate the Triduum of Saint Ann and Saint Joachim’s Feast July 24-26 in Cleveland and New York City. Please join us if you are able!
As always, I ask you to share your story as to how your devotion to Saint Ann or your relationship with the Blessed Sacrament came to be by contacting me at 440-449-2700 or email@example.com. Thank you for taking the time to share a piece of your faith journey!
Thank you again for all you do in supporting us! We sincerely appreciate it and look forward to your continued prayers, support, and friendship!
Please know we keep you in our prayers!
Scott R. Gongos
Director of Mission Advancement
*You can support Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Blessed Sacrament through donations of stock or distributions from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). For your convenience, you can support us through your Donor Advised Fund by using our DAF Direct option on our website (st-ann-shrine.org)
*Emmanuel magazine is a publication of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. The mission of Emmanuel is to “see all of reality in the light of the Eucharist.” Those interested in a Eucharistic perspective on Spirituality, Culture, Scripture, Ministry, Liturgy, and Prayer will find Emmanuel to be an excellent resource. Subscribe today! Contact us at (440) 449-2103 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website: emmanuelpublishing.org.
*Saint Ann’s Shrine has recently initiated a new outreach project where we supply a Saint Ann bib to all catholic babies born at Hillcrest Hospital. If you would like to support this new mission, please contact Scott Gongos at 440-449-2700 or email@example.com.
*The Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament offers a daily devotion/reflection. If you’d like to receive this uplifting message, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*We have Blessed Oil and Holy Water available for a suggested donation of $6.00 per bottle. Contact Saint Ann Shrine at 440-449-2700 or st-ann-shrine.org.
*Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook & visit our website
*Our Blessed Sacrament Community in Bethany and Regina pray for you daily. Please let us know of any special intentions you’d like us to remember. The Blessed Sacrament Community supports you in prayer and Eucharist. You can submit your prayer though our website and request a candle to be lit for your special intentions at st-ann-shrine.org.
* Your loved ones can be remembered during Mass at Saint Ann’s Shrine. Call 440-449-2700 for details.
*We invite you and your group to join us at Saint Ann’s Shrine for Daily Mass at 11:30AM, Monday-Friday (call for Holidays)
*Please consider becoming a member of our Legacy Society by naming Saint Ann’s Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in your will. For more information, please contact Scott Gongos, Director of Mission Advancement, at 440-449-2700 or email@example.com. We currently have 305 friends who have committed to the long-term support of Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament! Thank You for your generosity and commitment!!!