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Holy Land Christians Selling Religious Goods after Mass on September 12-13th at St. John the Baptist, St. Ann, St. Joseph. 

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Mass Schedule And Online Mass Watching Links Watch Live And Recordings On Facebook: facebook.com/MarysAcc Watch Recorded Masses On YouTube: YouTube Videos Weekday Masses: 8 a.m. (Tues-Fri) Weekend Masses: 5 p.m. Saturday;  8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday

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We are getting ready to start Faith Formation for our K-12th graders again! We are planning on meeting in person, but it will look different this year. Want more information? Please visit this link for K-6th Grade and this link for: 7-12th Grade Registration Forms for K-6th Grade:&...

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St. Ann's Fall Raffle

Posted on August 26, 2020 in: General News

It's time for Saint Ann's Fall Raffle! This raffle will replace Springfest, Family Festival and Holiday Festival. Let’s make this a great ticket! Thank you for all of your prayers, contributions and participation in our faith community.  

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$9,000 in cash and prizes!!   The Fall Raffle for St. John’s Parish in Bluffton is on Sunday, September 27, 2020.  This is the only event for the annual Fall Bazaar this year.  Thanks to the many parishioners who made generous donations, this is a great raffle ti...

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Bishop's Statement:  Click Here Stream Masses:  Click Here Fr. Aaron's July 23, 2020 Memo to Parishioners Regarding Face Coverings. As many of you know, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz gave Emergency Executive Order 20-81 on July 22, 2020, requiring Minnesotans ...

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Liturgical Minister Schedules

Posted on July 09, 2020 in: General News

Starting July 2020, the liturgical schedule will be posted on this website and it will be included in the monthly bulletin. None of the parishes will do future mailings of this information.   Where to find it on the website: On the homepage, look for Quick Links. Click Liturgical Min...

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Follow along with today's Mass (6/28/2020) Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Click Here

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New Mass Times

Posted on June 25, 2020 in: General News

New Mass Times Weekends: Saturday 5:00 p.m. Bluffton Sunday 8:00 a.m. Bertha Sunday 10:30 a.m. Wadena Weekday Mass Times: Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Bertha Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Bluffton Thursday 8:00 a.m. Wadena Friday 8:00 a.m. Wadena First Saturday 8:30 a.m. Bertha  

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Ascension of Jesus Craft

Posted on May 11, 2020 in: General News

Ascension of Jesus Craft
Faith at Home Sunday May 24th is the celebration of Ascension of Jesus into Heaven. One way to celebrate the Ascension is by cutting out an image of Jesus and taping it to the window.  Click Here For The Image Tip: hang one so you see Jesus ascend and hang one so that others see Jesu...

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Religious Education: Remote Learning
Youth and Families,  During this time of uncertainty we know with certainty that God is unchanging and always here for us.  All parents of students at St. Ann's should have received an email with religious education lessons for their student. If you did not get this information, ...

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Safe Haven Sunday March 7-8

Posted on February 27, 2020 in: General News

The constant flood of influence that comes through the internet and social media in all of its various forms, along with social pressures from peers make it difficult for children to live virtuous and holy lives. In the digital age, it’s not a matter of if your child will see something inappro...

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March is MN Food Share Month

Posted on February 27, 2020 in: General News

1 in 8 Minnesota children live in food scarce environments. Learn More:

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Presence Study

Posted on December 31, 2019 in: General News

Presence Study
Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the "source adn summit" of the Christian life. Presence: The Mystery ofhte Eucharist explores teh truth and beauty of Christ's real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture to its profound...

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Alpha-Cancelled!

Posted on December 26, 2019 in: General News

Alpha-Cancelled!
Alpha begins again! What is Alpha? Alpha is the beginning and allows us to welcome everyone into our church wherever they are at. Invite your friends to join you for dinner and a movie. Kickoff begins Tuesday, February 4th at 6pm! Alpha Sign UP

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NET Retreat

Posted on September 12, 2019 in: General News

NET Retreat
6th-12th Grade: Saturday, September 21 from 1-8:30PM. Meet in Parish Hall at St. Ann's   Topic: One Church  One universal home guaranteed by God. What if there was an institution we could trust when our reasoning fails us? What if there was an institution guaranteed by God h...

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Alpha

Posted on September 06, 2019 in: General News

Alpha
Everyone is invited to join us for Alpha on Wednesday evenings starting September 18th at 6:30pm at St. Ann's. Each evening begins with a meal, a short video, and a tme for discussion in a no pressure environment. We are again offering childcare for FREE. Register Here: Alpha Registration

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Religious Education-Begins September 11
As we go back to school to learn how to read and write and determine what we want to do when we grow up we need to make sure we are keeping our priorities in order. There are three options for Faith Formation this year. 1. Family of Faith: Family of Faith is a monthly program that educates the...

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North Central Area Catholic Community News    Bertha, Bluegrass, Bluffton, Menahga, Motley, Staples, Verndale, Wadena   · We are in the process of developing a plan for the future of our 8 parishes, as directed by the diocese. · The main goal o...

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Totus Tuus

Posted on June 10, 2019 in: General News

Totus Tuus
WHAT IS TOTUS TUUS? Totus Tuus is a fun and energetic Catholic youth program taught by seminarians and college students throughout the Diocese of St. Cloud. From catechetical teaching sessions, Sacraments, and Mass to songs, games and skits - your child is sure to have fun while learning more ...

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Due to the expected snow, Youth group for Saturday, March 9th has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 6th ffrom 6-8PM at St. Ann's. 

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A Call To Service - June 23-28

Posted on March 06, 2019 in: General News

All those having completed 9-12th grade by June are invited to join us for A Call to Service June 23-28. It is a week filled with service and the ability to put our faith in action. The total cost is $150 and can use fundraising money. Please contact Victoria for more information. A broc...

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Contact Barb at the parish office to register 632-7309 Click the link below to view the information on the St. Cloud Diocese website

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Type of event: Ski Day at Andes Tower Hills Destination of event: Andes Tower Hills, Alexandria, MN Date & Time of event: Sunday, January 13th from 4:30-8PM Parish Individual in charge: Victoria Bulcher Estimated time of departure and return: 3:00PM from St. John’s and return about 9pm...

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Rise Up | Twin Cities March 23

Posted on December 18, 2018 in: General News

What is Rise Up? We are never too young to strive for holiness.  This one-day conference for middle school youth challenges them to “rise up” to live their faith radically, confident that they are known and loved by God the Father.  Young people will be strengthened in ...

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Religious Education Practice

Posted on December 05, 2018 in: General News

O Little Town of Bethlehem O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight   Silent Night Silent n...

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Registration Form Below Please contact Victoria with questions: 631-1593  

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Marriage Enrichment - Sat., Dec. 15

Posted on December 04, 2018 in: General News

  Call Victoria 631-1539 with questions or to RSVP. 

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Catholicism 101

Posted on November 15, 2018 in: General News

St. Ann's Safe Environment Training

Posted on November 15, 2018 in: General News

Grades K-11 Safe Environment Training November 28 Each year the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People requires Catholic schools and faith formation programs offer training for all children and youth about personal safety. ...

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Burial of Cremated Remains

Posted on September 26, 2018 in: General News

Do you have cremated remains of a family member in your possession that you would like to have laid to rest in a sacred place? The death of a loved one can be a confusing time. Perhaps the weather or time of year was not conducive to having a burial and time has passed by faster than expected? Or ma...

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1st Senior High Youth Conference Saturday, October 27 1:00 PM- Sunday, October 28, 2018  1:00 PM At: Young Life Camp- Detroit Lakes, MN Featuring: Jesse Manibusan and Mass with Bishop Kettler   HOLD ON TO LOVE Join other Catholic Youth in the Diocese and “Hold Onto ...

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Middle School Event - October 26

Posted on September 25, 2018 in: General News

06:00 PM St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church 219 2nd St N, Sartell, MN 56377 October 26, 2018                                                          &...

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Please find the registration form below. The form also includes information about the event. 

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A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Do you understand the meaning behind the parts of the Mass? In his video-based study A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, Dr. Edward Sri explores the roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. In this study, you wi...

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Classes Begin September 12!    

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Days For Girls Garage Sale

Posted on July 17, 2018 in: General News

    Youth, Parents, Everyone: Join others on Friday, August 10th for a trip to Feed My Starving Children and to the Great Minnesota fun location, Valleyfair! The bus will depart early Friday morning from Wadena and will stop in Long Prairie before making its way to Feed ...

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Totus Tuus

Posted on June 26, 2018 in: General News

WHAT IS TOTUS TUUS? Totus Tuus is a fun and energetic Catholic youth program taught by seminarians and college students throughout the Diocese of Saint Cloud.  From catechetical sessions, sacraments, Mass to songs, games and skits - your child is sure to have fun while learning more about th...

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2018 VBS July 9-13!

Posted on June 26, 2018 in: General News

Greetings from St. Ann's Vacation Bible School Team! We are so excited to have your child(ren) participate in this year's program, Cat.Chat Vacation Bible School: Mary Leads Me Closer to Jesus. This program has been especially designed to help your child(ren) better understand who Mary is...

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Saint Ann's Gallup Survey

Posted on May 05, 2018 in: General News

How can we best accomplish what God has in mind for us? How can we best use the gifts and talents of the people who are a part of this parish? These are important questions, and we have been wrestling with them for quite some time at Church of Saint Ann of Wadena. To this end, we want to hear fro...

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Fri, April 26 Springfest 2019

Posted on March 27, 2018 in: General News

View Items For Bid HERE.

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Festival of Forgiveness

Posted on February 23, 2018 in: General News

Festival of Forgiveness March 2nd, 2018 10 AM to 10 PM Church of St. Ann, Wadena

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GROW IN YOUR FAITH

Posted on November 16, 2017 in: General News

Natural Family is a reliable and trustworthy way to regulate fertility, is easy to learn, and can be a source of unity for couples. To be sure, using NFP requires sacrifice and patience, but sacrifice and patience are not obstacles to love, they are a part of love itself. Used correctly, NFP forms g...

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“This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15) Jesus fully reveals God’s plan for us. From the beginning of the Bible to the arrival of Jesus, God had only slowly revealed himself and his ways to his chosen people...

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Pastor's Blog: 12-28-2014

Posted on December 23, 2014 in: General News

Dear People of God, This weekend (Dec 27-28) we honor the Holy Family of Jesus and his parents, Mary & Joseph.  The Holy Family are the model of following God's will in practical ways.   We imagine the frustration felt by Joseph and Mary as they tried to find a suitable pl...

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Mass Attendance Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, diocesan and state guidelines require us to adhere to a few new requirements: + The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass remains in effect. Although mitigating measures are in place, you co...

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