Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine,
Shops and malls are already reminding us that Mother’s and Father’s Day are soon approaching. Cards, flowers, gifts, and a personal visit are high on our list of ways to honor and show appreciation for the gift of life our parents so lovingly gave us, and the financial and moral support they generously offered to help us pursue our goals in life.
Our parents are part of a multitude of people who have made a profound impact in helping us become the person we are today. Others in this group might well include the priests, nuns, teachers, coaches, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and special friends who made lasting impressions on our personalities, our religious beliefs and career paths. We are forever grateful for their influence on our lives!
It was our parents who introduced us to our savior Jesus, and to his parents, Mary and Joseph, when they brought us to baptism, confirmation, and marriage in the catholic church. They were helping us build a personal relationship with the Triune God of Father, Son and Spirit, a relationship that ensures our spiritual salvation and eternal life with God in heaven. So many reasons to honor our Moms and Dads if we are fortunate to still have them with us.
Here in Cleveland, at the Shrine of Saint Ann, the mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus, we will pray for all of you who have donated so generously over the years to the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and to our mission to spread devotion to the sacrament of Eucharist through Holy Communion and Adoration.
Praying you have happy and peaceful days ahead, I am
Sincerely yours in Good Saint Ann,
Father Roger Bourgeois, Chaplain
*Our Blessed Sacrament religious at Bethany in Highland Heights 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.
*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).
*The Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament offers a daily devotion/reflection by email. 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.
*We ask you to consider becoming a member of our Legacy Society by naming Saint Ann’s Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in your will.
*You can support Saint Ann’s Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament through distributions from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
*You may consider donating gifts of stock. Depending on the stocks current value, you may avoid capital gains tax or deduct the loss in value while donating the proceeds of the sale to Saint Ann’s Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Consult your financial advisor for the most advantageous opportunities for you.
*Your loved ones can be remembered during Mass at Saint Ann’s Shrine. Call 440-449-2700 for details.
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*You may choose to make a secure, recurring monthly gift to Saint Ann’s Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Please check the box on the reply slip and we can automatically process your credit card gift each month!