Despite Mother Nature doing her best to thwart our efforts the 2011 St. Ann Parish Picnic was held on Saturday – May 14th.  Although the day was rainy and cold people came out to celebrate St. Ann and spend time with friends in a carnival atmosphere.  There were rides for the kids, carnival games, food, live entertainment and even craft vendors selling their wares in the Parish Center.  There was something for everyone!

We hope that all of you had a chance to brave the weather and spend some time with your family and friends in support of the St. Ann Parish. In between rain showers we were able to get a few photos of the picnic.  Here is a video remix of the photos as well as a link to view individual photos online.  (Remember, 50% of any online print purchases goes back into the St. Ann community.)

Click here to view and purchase prints online.

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A hearty thank you to everyone who made this weekend’s Sponsor’s Dinner Dance & Auction such a success.  From the looks on everyone’s faces during the event I can tell you it was a huge success.  We are truly blessed to have such a caring and passionate community here at St. Ann’s.

Below is a video remix of photos taken at the auction as well as a link to view photos individually with the option to purchase a print of your favorite photos.  50% of the proceeds from purchased prints will go directly back to the St. Ann community.



View photos & purchase online here.

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2011 St. Ann Parish Picnic

Published on 23. Mar, 2011 by in Alumni, Events, Fundraising, News


Spring is almost here and it’s that time of year again…time for the St. Ann Parish Picnic.

Not only was last year’s picnic a lot of fun it was also a huge success for the parish.  So we hope you can come out and join us again this year.  Here’s all the important details you’re going to need to make the most of this year’s event.

St. Ann Parish Picnic
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
Noon – 8:00 pm (music until 11:30 pm)

Bring your family, friends & neighbors!!!

Entertainment Schedule Saturday Attractions
12 pm – Normandy Jazz Band Beer-Margarita Garden
2 pm – Murphy Dailey Dunking Booth
4 pm – TBD Gaming Booths
6 pm – Advance Notice Carnival Rides
8:30 pm – Crossfire Sno Cones & Cotton Candy
Ice Cream
Saturday Food 50/50 Raffle
Gourmet Hot Dog Lunch Silent raffle for Gift Baskets
5 pm BBQ Pork & Fried Chicken Dinner Pull-Tab BINGO


General Tickets used for BBQ & Drinks: $1.00 Each
Ride Armbands: $22.00 each advance purchase or Day of the picnic: $25.00
Individual Ride Tickets: $1.00 each (2-3 tickets required per ride)

To purchase advance tickets, come by the Parish Rectory Monday-Friday between 9 am – 3 pm or email [email protected] to schedule a pick up time.  Advance tickets end May 6th.

You may download the Advance Ticket Order Form here for your ordering convenience.
Order Form also includes a flyer with picnic details.

If you weren’t able to join us last year check out the 2010 Parish Picnic Re-Mix video below.

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Dear St. Ann School families, friends & parishioners,

The 41st annual Sponsor’s Dinner Dance & Auction is coming up on Saturday, April 30, 2011.  This is the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  Last year we raised an amazing $65,000, which was used to finish updating the Science Lab, purchase 2 additional classroom MIMIO boards and laptops, plaster and repaint the school gym, and refinish some flooring.  In addition, the money raised helps to ensure the financial stability and budget of the school and parish, and take care of many other necessary repairs/maintenance to the school and church … all thanks to many generous donors.

You may not realize it, but you have connections to local and national businesses, individuals, and organizations that may be willing to contribute to this event!

Do you work at a hotel or know someone that does who would donate a stay?  Do you have a connection at one of the airlines who would be willing to give tickets?  Do you have a vacation home/time share you would be willing to donate for others to bid on and enjoy?  Do you have a favorite restaurant, coffee shop, or movie theater that would be willing to donate a gift certificate?  How about a hairdresser, masseuse, craftsman, or contractor that would donate their services?

Please take some time to think about what you do and who you know and how you may be able to help make this year’s event a huge success!

New items and services are always needed to keep the auction going, year after year.  Just call or drop a note through school to one of this year’s auction chairpersons, Kay Dieckmann (381-7201) or Cheri Smith (382-1107) and let us know what you are thinking about.  The deadline for donations is March 31.  If you are interested in helping out in other ways with this year’s auction, please let us know… new people bring new ideas.

We hope you are able to join us and other St. Ann School parents and parishioners on April 30 for a fantastic evening of great food, fun, a live band, dancing, and over 175 incredible items and services to bid on!  Don’t miss it!


Cheri Smith & Kay Dieckmann, 2011 Auction Co-Chairs

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St. Ann Catholic Church at Christmas

Published on 04. Jan, 2011 by in News


In case you didn’t make it to St. Ann Catholic Church for Christmas mass here’s a photo of how the church was decorated this year.  Click on the photo for a larger version.

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On December 8, 2010 St. Ann students delivered food to the Caritas House in Normandy.  Here’s a link to the story in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Story Link (click here)

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For your winter viewing enjoyment here is a video remix of photos from the November 13, 2010 St. Ann Murder Mystery Dinner.

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Parish Picnic 2010 Remixed

Published on 07. Dec, 2010 by in Alumni, Events, News


It’s cold outside.  Very cold! To help keep you warm we thought we’d share this remix of photos taken at the 2010 St. Ann Parish Picnic. (At least it was warmer compared to now.)

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Advent Day of Recollection

Published on 03. Dec, 2010 by in Events, News


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2009-10 Parish Year End Report

Published on 31. Oct, 2010 by in Administrative, News


October 2010

Dear Faithful St. Ann Parishioners,

Thank you so much for your faithful stewardship and support of this mission and ministry called St. Ann parish. I do have good news to report regarding Fiscal Year 2010. (FY10) We were in the black, with a net gain of $29,708.41. That is always good news.

Let me just make a few comments about the numbers you see on the report.
(Click on the report image to view a larger version)

Our schools remain the largest ‘expense’ on our profit and loss statement. But they are one of the most important ministries we are involved in here at St. Ann. In a recent study, over 65% of students who attended a Catholic Grade school CONTINUE to attend mass in their college years and beyond. We are creating the future of the church by what we do here.

By way of comparison to last year’s financial report, our K-8 school was in the red to the tune of $280,851 in FY 09, compared with this year’s total of only 210,458. (a net decrease of ~ $70,000 in indebtedness.) Our Early Childhood Center (Pre-School) ran at about the same level of indebtedness as the year before. It was, however, the first year of trying the “all day option” for that school. This year’s higher enrolment should find the ECC becoming a more financially solid organization.

You will notice that the final total for the Sponsor’s dinner dance is lower than the ~$61K we announced to you. The Archdiocese has asked us to ‘code’ the ~$10K in “Teacher’s Wish List” funds collected as a “School Revenue” and not a “Dinner Dance” Revenue.

Finally, as a part of the fiscal transparency that every parish in the diocese is mandated to show, all of our parish organizations’ monies are reported on our financial report. Thus, SACPO, Men’s Club and St. Ann Scrip monies are what constitute the “Organizations Funds” category on our report.

Our current year’s budget (FY11) has us ending up with a net profit of just over $7,000. The finance council and our bookkeeper keep me informed of any trends that might be worrisome, but, at the moment, they tell me it is okay for me to sleep peacefully at night. Thank you so much for your support, and for all that you do for the good of our St. Ann community.


Fr. Bill Kempf

Pastor, St. Ann, Normandy

P.S. – If you have any questions about our FY 2010 year end report, feel free to contact me at your convenience…

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