Dear Friends of Saint Ann and her Shrine,
Sometimes the rush and events of everyday life cause us to lose our peace. We worry and hope for so many things and we forget the serenity we can find in the simple yet important things in life. This is especially true as our country deals with the current Covid-19 pandemic.
We at Saint Ann’s Shrine are so impressed that so many of you continue to pray the Rosary! We love hearing your stories of devotion to these uplifting prayers and look forward to hearing from more of you! We encourage those of you who may not make a habit of praying the Rosary to reengage and dedicate time to doing so, especially in these times of uncertainty. Our Saint Ann devotees have a strong faith!
People come to Saint Ann’s Shrine before daily Mass to pray the Rosary and experience the joy of doing so with others as they seek Saint Ann’s and her daughter Mary’s powerful intercession. Our friends know they are in a peaceful and sacred place where they can pray to God for their own prayer intentions and those you share with us to be prayed for. You can join us from wherever you are in praying the Rosary at 11:00AM every day!
The prayers of the rosary remind us of what we believe and why we’re here on Earth. Pope John Paul II said: “When we pray the Rosary, we become open to the grace which Christ won for us by the mysteries of His life, death, and resurrection.” The Rosary, as meditation with Mary on Christ, should help us to be grateful for what God has done in our lives!
Your prayers, thoughts, and generous gifts help support Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament’s mission of sharing God’s love and devotion to Saint Ann. It is your prayers and your generosity that make continuing our mission work possible! Please send in your petitions so that the Blessed Sacrament Community can pray for them.
Above all, continue to pray. Join us in praying the Rosary throughout the month of October! May each rosary you pray bring you closer to Jesus in all that you do!
Saint Ann, Mary, and Jesus: hear our prayers!
Yours in Good Saint Ann,
*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). Mass is currently being held while following social distancing guidelines.
*The Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament offers a daily devotion/reflection. If you’d like to receive this uplifting message, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*We have Blessed Oil and Holy Water available for a donation. Contact Saint Ann Shrine at 440-449-2700 or visit our website at st-ann-shrine.org.
*Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook & visit our newly updated website that includes numerous videos produced during this time of social distancing.
*Our Blessed Sacrament religious in Bethany and at Regina Health Center in Richfield 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.
*If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you can support Saint Ann’s Shrine through distributions from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Your IRA Charitable Rollover Gift may satisfy your annual required minimum distribution and reduce your taxable income. The CARES Act has led to the temporary suspension of the requirements for required minimum distributions for the 2020 tax year. Consult your financial advisor for the most advantageous opportunities for you.
*You may also consider donating gifts of stock. Depending on the stock’s current value, you may avoid capital gains tax or deduct the loss in value while donating the proceeds of the sale to the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Consult your financial advisor for the most advantageous opportunities for you.
*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)
*If you’ve ever visited Saint Ann’s Shrine in Cleveland, we encourage you to submit your comments on Trip Advisor so those who may consider visiting us can read of your experience! We hope to see you again soon!