March 30, 2020

Dear parishioners of St. Ann’s parish,


Several questions have arisen concerning church donations. The diocese has instructed us that people can either mail their cheques/contributions to the parish or keep their envelopes until the churches reopen. Donations for special collections (Good Friday/Holy Land and Development and Peace (Share Lent) will also be accepted. We are also arranging for donations to be made through e-transfer.  This may take a few days but we will post a notice when this is available.  If there are any questions regarding this, please email the church office and we will get back to you promptly.


People can also donate here by specifying the parish: Donations should not be left in the mailbox at the church because it is not secure.


Thank you for your great generosity and may Our Lord and Our Lady keep you,


Fr. Chad Grennan, pastor

March 26, 2020—UPDATED


Dear parishioners of St. Ann’s parish,


          I want to extend my greetings to all of you and to assure you of my continued prayers. Your spiritual and physical well-being are most important. I look forward to seeing you all again very soon. Please pray for me. Our Lord and Our Lady will be our sure supports. I remain available at the parish if you wish to contact me by phone (905-892-6123) or email ( Here are some items of note:


•    The church will remain closed for the time being. The Cathedral in St. Catharines has limited hours. See March 26 memo from Bishop Bergie.

•    All weekend Masses and all weekday Masses have been cancelled until April 18, 2020.

•    Holy Week liturgies have been cancelled.

•    Cancellations include Holy Hour and Stations of the Cross; gatherings of all other parish groups have also been cancelled.

•    The confessions scheduled for March 28, 10:00am to 2:00pm have been cancelled across the diocese. The Sacrament of Confession is available by appointment.

•    Please remember to pray, pray, pray daily. The power of prayer is immense and indescribable. Let us not forget to pray for each other. You may also wish to use daily this Spiritual Communion prayer below.


May God bless abundantly each and every one of you,


Fr. Chad Grennan, pastor



Spiritual Communion


My Jesus

I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.


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