Dear Friends of Saint Ann Shrine and the Blessed Sacrament Community,
” It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Teresa
I read this quote several months ago and I immediately thought of including it with this letter! I’ve been saving it because I felt that the heartfelt generosity you share with us through your prayers and support are sincerely sensed by myself and the staff as we receive them! Your love and devotion for Saint Ann and the Blessed Sacrament are so evident when I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with you. I can hear it in the tone of your voice. It’s truly amazing and I only wish I could connect with more of you! Please feel free to share your story of devotion with me by calling me at 440-449-2700 or email@example.com.
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 thoughts, prayers, and generous support of Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Blessed Sacrament! Please know we care about you, are concerned about you and your loved ones, and we pray for you. You are truly a Eucharistic person!
Because of you and your kindness, we are able to:
*Administer to Saint Ann’s Shrine, including celebrating Mass and hosting events that live out our spirituality;
*Have a Chaplain on staff;
*Support the members of the Blessed Sacrament in their mission work and care for those in retirement.
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!
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!
Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament are so grateful for your sharing of your prayers, thoughts and financial support!! Your earnest generosity and kindness ensure the long-term sustainability of Saint Ann’s Shrine, the care of Blessed Sacrament Community and our mission work!
Saying “Thank You” is never sufficient. Please know of the genuine gratitude I, our staff, and the Blessed Sacrament Community have for all you do for us. You are indeed the inspiration to our mission.
Blessings for health and happiness in 2023!
In the Spirit of Good Saint Ann,
Scott R. Gongos
Director of Mission Advancement
*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’s 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. 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 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.
*If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you can support Saint Ann’s 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’s 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 January 3, 2023 by Scott Gongos