​© 2016 The Friends of St. Ann's Church
Friends of St. Ann's Church
Kingston, New York
Holiday Newsletter
December 1, 2015
Dear Friends,

We extend our warmest greetings to everyone who has come to St. Ann's Church to join together in worship as well as to all of you inside and outside the Town of Kingston who have supported our efforts to preserve the legacy of St. Ann's Church and Cemetery.

At the last meeting of the Friends of St. Ann's Church for this year, we discussed the progress that we have made during 2015. We would like to share with you a few of our accomplishments:
  1. Installed new planters outside the church
  2. Landscaped in the front of the church and the grotto
  3. Repaired and repainted the Bilco door to the basement
  4. Purchased new fans for the church
  5. Set up and maintained a website (http://www.saintanns.org) and a Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSaintAnns) for Saint Ann's Church and Cemetery
  6. Cared for and maintained the church and the cemetery
So far this year, we have had three Masses and a Novena to Saint Ann. Our final Mass for 2015 will be our Holiday Mass on Saturday, December 26 at 12:00 noon.

We thank all of the volunteers and donors who generously gave their support, time, and effort in 2015.  Our goals for 2016 are as follows:
  1. Repair the ceiling in the church
  2. Repair the wood trim and siding on the church exterior
  3. Improve the exterior lighting for the church
  4. Install a sound system in the church
  5. Purchase a dehumidifier for the church basement
  6. Install a new chimney cap on the church
  7. Continue to care for and maintain the church and cemetery
The Friends of Saint Ann's Church would be grateful if you would keep us in mind for your charitable gift giving. It is through your generous support that the church is maintained throughout the year. Please make your checks payable to: "The Friends of St. Ann's Church" and send your donations to our treasurer: Lisa Arold, 51 Powder Mill Bridge Road, Kingston, NY 12401; or donate online at http://www.saintanns.org/donations.html.

Our 2016 schedule of Masses and meetings is included at the bottom of this letter as well as on our website at http://www.saintanns.org/upcoming_events.html, you can find information on our officers at http://www.saintanns.org/contact_us.html, you can find information on purchasing gravesites at http://www.saintanns.org/plots.html, you can join our e-mail list at http://www.saintanns.org/guestbook.html, and you can follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSaintAnns.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy 2016!

Most Sincerely,

The Friends of Saint Ann's Church
Masses for 2016 (at St. Ann's Church)
Memorial Day Mass – May 25, 12:00 noon
Novena to St. Ann – July 18-26, 12:00 noon
Feast of St. Ann's Mass – July 26, 12:00 noon
All Souls Day Mass – November TBA
Holiday Mass – December TBA
Meetings for 2016 (at St. Ann's Church)
Wednesday, April 20 – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15 – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17 – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 19 – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16 – 7:00 p.m.