Now Accepting Applications for School year 2017 – 2018

St. Ann School and Early Learning Center 

Now Accepting Applications

For 2, 3 and 4 year olds, Kindergarten and  Grades 1 – 8

For School Year 2017-2018

Call us for more information:

Early Learning Center (Ages 2 – 4 and Kindergarten)

 247-3092, ext. 130

School (Grades 1 – 8)

  247-3092, ext. 102

 Check us out at

http://www.saintannhawaii.org

 

 

 

Next Sunday’s Readings – May 14, 2017

 

Next Sunday’s Readings – May 14, 2017 – 

 5th Sunday of Easter

Acts 6:1-7    1 Peter 2:4-9    John 14:1-12

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Meditation:

Do you allow any troubles to rob you of God’s gift of peace? As much as we try to avoid it, we inevitably encounter challenges and trials that can shake our confidence and our trust in God. Jesus knew that his disciples would be put to the test when their Master was taken from them during his suffering and passion – his arrest, trial, and rejection by the leaders of his own people, and crucifixion by the Romans. Jesus encouraged his disciples to put their faith and hope in God the Father and also in himself.

When adversity or trouble comes your way, does it make you lose hope or give into fear and despair, or does it press you closer to the Lord Jesus and to the strength and help he offers you? When the people of Israel became discouraged and grew weary during their 40 years in the wilderness, the Lord assured them that he would personally bring them safely into the promised land.

It is the LORD who goes before you; he will be with you, he will not fail you or forsake you; do not fear or be dismayed” (Deuteronomy 31:8).

This land of promise was a sign that prefigured and pointed to the true heavenly homeland which God offers to all who accept his gift of salvation through his Son, Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus, through his victory on the cross and his resurrection, has opened the way for each one of us to live in peace and friendship with our heavenly Father.

 

Today’s Reflection: 4th Sunday of Easter

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Today’s Reflection:

“My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” As those listening to Jesus would have known better than most of us, these words do not describe the usual interaction between shepherds and sheep.  Sheep are remarkably stupid creatures. When we are attentive to his voice and receive the sacraments, grace transforms us through the action of the Holy Spirit ever since the day of Pentecost.

How can we be more attentive to Jesus’ voice and allow the Sacraments to transform us?

 

Feast of St. Damien of Molokai

St. Damien of Molokai

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

9:00am —       St. Damien Prayer Service w/ Bishop Larry Silva

Prayer Service and presentation of lei and flower bouquet at the State Capitol.

6:00pm –        Mass for the feast of St. Damien

Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace 1184 Bishop Street

Honolulu,HI 96813

Please visit our bulletins @ ST. ANN CHURCH AND MODEL SCHOOLS
Or visit our website at www.saintannhawaii.org

St. Ann Schools May Day: Na Ali’i ‘O Hawai’i

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“St. Ann Schools celebrated May Day this past Friday and it was truly an amazing celebration. This year’s theme was Na Ali’i ‘O Hawai’i as the eight grade class represented Hawaii’s Monarchs. The students performed wonderfully as friends and family enjoyed the celebration under the shade of large tents provided by the School and the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts. Special recognition was made to retiring ELC teacher Ms. Tim for over 40 years of service to St. Ann Schools. Mahalo Ms. Tim! We will miss you!”

 

Teacher Position for 2017 – 2018 School Year

Teacher Position for 2017 – 2018 School Year

now hiringSt. Ann Early Learning Center is currently seeking a full time teacher for our three year-old program.  Candidates must have experience working with preschool children.  We are seeking a warm, nurturing, caring, dedicated and responsible individual with excellent communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively in an open classroom environment, and as part of a team.

Education Requirements:  Child Development Associates (CDA), Associates degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, (BS)

For more information and an application, please call 247-3092 ext. 130, M – F, 7:30am to 4:00pm.

 

Housing the Houseless A Special Mackey Marianist Lecture

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The Mackey Marianist Lecture on Housing the houseless will be held on March 12, 2017, in the Mystical Rose Oratory at Chaminade University.  The Mackey Lecture will consist of a panel discussion on homelessness.  The panel will be moderated by Hawaii News Now weather anchor Ben Gutierrez.  The panelists are builder and homeless advocate, Peter Savio, director of Catholic Charities Hawaii, Terry Walsh and St. Ann HAHC chairpersons, Dave and Bernie Reeves.  Speaking for the last two panelists mentioned, we would really appreciate it if you would attend this event!  We need a cheering section.  The lecture is on Sunday afternoon, March 12 from 4:00 to 5:30pm.

For more information or if you will be participating please contact Dave or Bernie Reeves at 348-7370 or dave_bernie@yahoo.com

Please visit our bulletins @ ST. ANN CHURCH AND MODEL SCHOOLS
Or visit our website at www.saintannhawaii.org

Next Sunday’s Readings – February 26, 2017

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 49:14-15   1 Corinthians 4:1-5    Matthew 6:24-34

Meditation:

matthew.jpgIf someone insults you or tries to take advantage of you, how do you respond? Do you repay in kind? Jesus approached the question of just retribution with a surprising revelation of God’s intention for how we should treat others, especially those who mistreat us. When Jesus spoke about God’s law, he did something no one had done before. He gave a new standard based not just on the requirements of justice – giving each their due – but based on the law of grace, love, and freedom.

Grace of the Holy Spirit:
What makes a disciple of Jesus Christ different from everyone else? What makes Christianity distinct from any other religion? It is grace – treating others, not as they deserve, but as God wishes them to be treated – with loving-kindness and mercy. Only the cross of Jesus Christ can free us from the tyranny of malice, hatred, revenge, and resentment and gives us the courage to return evil with good. Such love and grace has power to heal and to save from destruction. The Lord Jesus suffered insult, abuse, injustice, and death on a cross for our sake. Scripture tells us that the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin and guilt (Matthew 26:28; Ephesians 1:7, I John 1:7, Revelation 1:5). Since God has been merciful towards us through the offering of his Son, Jesus Christ, we in turn are called to be merciful towards our neighbor, even those who cause us grief and harm.

How can we possibly love those who cause us harm or ill-will? With God all things are possible. He gives power and grace to those who believe and accept the gift of the Holy Spirit. His love conquers all, even our hurts, fears, prejudices and griefs. Only the cross of Jesus Christ can free us from the tyranny of malice, hatred, revenge, and resentment and gives us the courage to return evil with good. Such love and grace has power to heal and to save from destruction.  Do you know the power and freedom of Christ’s redeeming love and mercy?

Please visit our bulletins @ ST. ANN CHURCH AND MODEL SCHOOLS
Or visit our website at www.saintannhawaii.org

4th Grade Retreat

4th Grade Retreat

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On February 9, 2017, the fourth graders journeyed to Pa’ewalani for their class retreat It was a triple blessing as Mr. Noguchi, our Religious Education Principal, led the retreat with Mrs. Maryrose Timmons and Mrs. Julie O’Conner there to also share in this awesome retreat. The theme of the retreat was “Friendship In Christ”! Through games, activities and sharing, they learned that even though we don’t all look the same, act the same, or share the same talents…WE ARE ALL EQUAL IN THE EYES OF GOD, WE ARE ALL LOVED AND ARE BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRIST!

They watched two inspiring videos. One about Tony Melendez, a talented musician who was born with no arms and plays the guitar with his feet and the other about Nick Vujicic, a motivational speaker, who was born with no limbs. The students were inspired to see that they did not let their differences stop them from achieving their goals and sharing their talents with others. We also talked about the ‘Golden Rule’- “Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you”- Matthew 7:12. They were reminded of the importance of making good choices not only in our actions but also with our thoughts and our words and knowing that what we do or say unto others;
we also do & say to Jesus.

The fourth graders also made friendship necklaces with a cross and 16 beads, where each bead represented each of their classmates. At the close of the retreat, they gathered into a circle as Mrs. O’Conner presented their necklaces commissioning each of them to be “Friends in Christ!”
The necklaces were beautiful reminders of how each of them are special and that we are all ONE BODY IN CHRIST!

Blessings, 

Mrs. Julie O’Conner
St. Ann Church and Model Schools
Business Office, Accounts Clerk