Visit our online fair from Wednesday, No

Visit our online fair from Wednesday, November 8th through November 28,
2017. It’s easy, fast and lots of fun. Studies have shown that children read
more when they find books that really interest them and when they can call
their books their very own. Choose from an expanded selection of titles and
have your order shipped to the ELC for FREE! And don’t forget, books always
make great Christmas and birthday gifts.


A spiritual retreat for those mourning T

A spiritual retreat for those mourning
The loss of a loved one:
As the month of November approaches, we remember our beloved dead. This can be a painful time for those who have lost a loved one. Sister Marie Lemert, and Malulani Kamanu will lead participants through prayer and reflection in their time of greatest need. Come and let the healing begin. Lunch is provided. Registration required by Tuesday, November 7th. Free will offering.

For more information or to register, please call 845-0065.

Institute for Human Services http://ow.l

Institute for Human Services
We are looking for families or individuals to serve dinner at the Institute for Human Services (IHS) Men’s and Women’s Shelters. Two crews are needed to work at both shelters. If you’d like to join us, we meet on the 4th Sunday of every month. The meals are already prepared; we volunteer to serve the food.
We are currently seeking volunteers for Sunday, October 22nd.

Call Pam Lotko at 262-0066 or email:

Catholic Scripture Study – Gospel of Luke

catholic scripture.pngThe Gospel of Luke invites you to behold “a beautiful and powerful portrait of Our Lord Jesus Christ”.

In this eighteen-week study: encounter both divine mercy and divine justice in the parables of the prodigal son, the Good Samaritan, the rich young fool, the Pharisee and the tax collector and many, many more, see how God’s Mercy transformed lives by healings and forgiveness, recognize Him in the breaking of the bread.

Sessions start Saturday morning 9/9 and Tuesday evening 9/12. Material cost $45. Registration required.  Contact Trudy Rawlins at for information.


Are you called to serve?

are you called to serve.pngWe are looking for Volunteer Catechists

The St. Ann Religious Education/Youth Ministry Programs are thriving and vibrant due to the dedication and commitment of over 55 volunteer parishioners!

For the upcoming 2017-2018 year we are looking for a Sacramental Prep I teacher and a YM 7th Grade teacher. We also are looking for a 5th grade aide as well as Youth Leaders for our YM Program. Training for these positions will be provided.

If you feel called to any of these positions or are interested in joining the RE/YM team in another capacity, please call the RE Office at 247-3092, ext. 104.

 Mahalo and God bless!


Early Registration for Religious Education

religious education

St. Ann offers Religious Education & Youth Ministry classes for children and teens, for grades Pre-K (3-4 yrs.) thru High School Confirmation Class.  Registration for the 2017-2018 RE/YM school year is now open!

Both new and returning families must register to attend classes. Parents/Legal Guardians may stop by the RE Office during regular business hours (June and July: Monday thru Friday,  8am – 3:30pm) to fill out a registration form and make payment.

On-line registration is also currently available on our website at  The new RE/YM school year begins on Sunday, August 27th.   Please call 247-3092, ext. 104 for any questions.




2017 – 2018 SCHOOL YEAR

St. Ann School and Early Learning Center have various positions available for the


2017-2018 school year.  We are seeking warm, nurturing, caring, dedicated and responsible individuals with excellent communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively in an open classroom environment, and as part of a team.  Salaries are based on degree and years of experience.

Extended Care Aide – Part-Time
Extended Care Supervisor – Part-Time

teachers 2Early Learning Center
Kindergarten Teacher – Full-Time
For more information and an application, please visit the

diocese website or call 247-3092 ext.102 for school positions or call 247-3092 ext. 130 for Early Learning Center, positions  M – F, 7:00am to 3:30pm.

Next Sunday’s Readings – July 30, 2017 –

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12   Romans 8:28-30   Matthew 13:44-52



What do you treasure the most and how do you keep it from being lost or stolen? In a peasant community the best safe was often the earth. The man in the parable (Matthew 13:44) “went in his joy” to sell everything. Why? Because he found a treasure worth possessing above all else he had. He did not, however, have enough to buy the treasure. Fortunately, he only needed enough to buy the field. In a similar fashion, God offers his kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy (Romans 14:17) as incomparable treasure at a price we can afford! We can’t pay the full price for the life which God gives us; but when we exchange our life for the life which God offers, we receive a treasure beyond compare.

Obtaining the greatest possible treasure

The pearl of great price also tells us a similar lesson. Pearls in the ancient world came to represent the supremely valuable. Jesus remarked that one should not cast pearls before swine (Matthew 7:6). Why would a merchant sell everything for a peerless pearl? No doubt because he was attracted to what he thought was the greatest treasure he could possess. Discovering God’s kingdom is like stumbling across hidden treasure or finding the one pearl of great price.

When we discover the kingdom of God we receive the greatest possible treasure – the Lord himself. Selling all that we have to obtain this incomparable treasure could mean many things – our friends, job, our “style of life”, what we do with our free time. Treasure has a special connection to the heart, the place of desire and longing, the place of will and focus. The thing we most set our heart on is our highest treasure. In this parable what does the treasure of the kingdom refer to? It certainly refers to the kingdom of God in all its aspects. But in a special way, the Lord himself is the treasure we seek for. If the Almighty is your gold and your precious silver, then you will delight yourself in the Almighty (Job 22:22- 23). Is the Lord the treasure and delight of your heart?