Dear Friends of Saint Ann Shrine,
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.
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.
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,
Saint Ann Shrine Chaplain
*We invite you and your group to join us at Saint Ann Shrine for Daily Mass at 11:30AM, Monday-Friday (please call ahead for Holidays).
*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.
*Your loved ones can be remembered during Mass at Saint Ann Shrine. Call 440-449-2700 for details.
*Our Blessed Sacrament religious in Bethany and at Regina Health Center pray for you daily. Please let us know of any special intentions you’d like us to remember. 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 have Rosaries, Chaplets, Statues, 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.
*If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you can support Saint Ann Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament 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. Consult your financial advisor for the most advantageous opportunities for you.
*The article below includes wonderful information and suggestions how you can support Saint Ann Shrine and the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in ways that can benefit you and your philanthropic giving: https://www.fidelitycharitable.org/guidance/philanthropy/donating-retirement-assets-to-charity
Posted on April 28, 2023 by Scott Gongos