When you plan to head out for a vacation, don't forget Mass. In order to help you find the most local Catholic Church and subsequent Mass times, check out this web site: MassTimes.org. Once there, all you need to do is first select the state on the map or type in the name of the city. Then the map will hone into the local parishes. From there, select a parish and you can then get the Mass times as well as directions if the parish supplied them. You can also begin by selecting the diocese and then narrowing down your location from there.
Become An Automatic Giver
With all the stresses of life, St. Anne's has an option to help you donate in am easy, no-hassle, safe, and effective way. This process is technically called ACH (Automatic Clearing House) whereby a parishioner authorizes the Church to make regularly scheduled withdraws from his/her bank account. Simply, download the ACH Authorization form, fill it out, return it to the office with a voided check, and that's it. I you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Alan Crews, our business manager.
In addition to the safety factor of ACH, it is also quite "green." An enormous amount of natural resources are consumed in the production, transportation, processing and disposal of paper checks. That's why paying bills electronically always ranks high on any list of actions an individual can take to improve the environment. Since the year 2000, the powerful trend toward electronic payments has already produced more than a 50 percent decline in check use. As you consider the payment method you use to make your regular offering, we hope that you will think about the unique connection between financial and environmental stewardship.
Download the form here: Word format (Requires M.S. Word) or PDF Format (requires a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat)
St. Patrick Of The Forest's 150th Anniversary Mass with Archbishop Sample
CAVE JUNCTION (Catholic Sentinel)— Lorraine Saffer has shaken the hands of a half dozen archbishops during their visits to this small town in the woods near the Oregon-California border. It all started in the early 1950s, when Archbishop Edward Howard blessed a simple white house of worship after Catholics had met for Mass in local homes for years. Saffer, 80, was a teenager then, daughter of a local farmer.
Now she's the matriarch of St. Patrick of the Forest.
Archbishop Alexander Sample, who visited Monday for the 150th anniversary of the mission, made it clear to Saffer and the other 105 housholds here that St. Patrick's remoteness from Portland does not mean it's forgotten.
February 24, 2015 - At the request of Pope Francis, Archbishop Sample has called for Marriage & Family Life Consultation. Please complete the questionnaire with your input and return to St. Anne by March 5th. At 6:30 PM parishioners are invited to participate in a listening session where the responses will be summarized and then sent to the Archbishop.
Journey in Lent With
Matthew Kelly & Fr. Robert Barron
February 20, 2015 - Here's a great way to have the best lenten season ever... journey with Matthew Kelly and Fr. Robert Barron.
Sign up for Matthew Kelly's daily reflections by clicking the link, below. Each day you will get a qupte or a video sent to your email. Don't just do the same thing you've always done each Lent. Do something totally different. We recommend journeying with Matthew Kelly through Lent this year. Check it out: dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever
Another wonderful online resource is that from Word On Fire featuring Fr. Robert Barron. You can also subscribe to a daily lenten reflection from Fr. Barron too. He offers his reflections in English and Spanish. We believe that you will truly grow through Lent by receiving his daily reflections. You can subscribe to his reflections by clicking this link.
2015 Archbishop's Catholic Appeal
January 24, 2015 - On February 7-8th, our parish will be offering the Commitment Weekend for the 2015 Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal. During Mass we will watch a video from Archbishop Sample about the Appeal. If you received a personalized commitment card in the mail please bring it to Mass with you that weekend as we join together to support our Catholic Church in western Oregon. If you did not receive a commitment card in the mail pledge envelopes will be available during Mass.
This next week, please read the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal materials you will receive in the Parish Bulletin and prayerfully reflect on the level of commitment you will make next weekend.
The Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal provides substantial financial support to essential ministries that support parishes in our Catholic Church in western Oregon. These programs provide education and faith formation at all levels and provide a Catholic presence for tens of thousands of people.
When we stop to count our abundant blessings, we are aware of how truly blessed we are. The Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal is an invitation to share your blessings and support for the Gospel mission here in Western Oregon.
Your pledge is also a sign of your gratitude for God’s generous abundance. While we can never out-do God in generosity, we are called to join in the mission of the Gospel as we put forth the gifts of life, goodness, and grace through the sharing of our own blessings from God.
Each week, we are offering a link to one free download from Michael John's "PrayerBreaks" as a way to offer encouragement and healing.
Go to our new PrayerBreaks page now to download your free song. Prayerbreaks is where...
As you listen, pray, and reflect, you can always hear more as well as purchase and become a montly subscriber to BreakBreaks by going to prayerbreaks.org
IRS Action Alert
Archdiocese of Portland January 25, 2015 - Action alert re: IRS mailing. The Archdiocese has just learned that the IRS is delayed in issuing IP-PINs. Thus, you may not receive an IP-PIN during this tax season, even though you had a background check performed in connection with service for the Archdiocese, a parish, or school. The IRS will continue to issue IP-PINs on a rolling basis. If you have received an IP-PIN, you must use it to file your taxes. If you have not received an IP-PIN, the IRS advises that the best way to protect yourself is to file your taxes early. The IRS apologizes for the delays and confusion it has
The FAQ’s posted in the Archdiocese’s website were revised accordingly and were updated on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
If you have any questions, please contact the IRS Identity Protection Special Unit at 1-800-908-4490 or visit a Tax Payer Assistance Center. Please do not contact the Archdiocese or your parish or school. Neither the Archdiocese nor your parish or school has any further information on the issuance of IP-Pins.
January 25, 2015 -Come join our ministry team here at St. Anne's.We have recently began the search to fill two positions, that of Principal/teacher of our parochial school and that of Administrative Assistant for the main office of the parish. Click here for more details.
January 13, 2014 - If you are searching for meaning in this world of confusion, please come and check out the Catholic Church. If you feel that in all of your searches, nothing has brought you to fulfillment, but rather left you still empty and wanting, then maybe the Catholic Church is for you. We're made of saints and sinners, young and old, rich and old. We love Jesus Christ who is our Lord and Savior. We strive to follow the teachings of the Apostles of Jesus. We are fed by the Sacraments, the Scriptures, and prayer. Though not perfect in our personal lives, we pray that we may increase our faithfulness. Maybe you are being called home to the Faith of our Fathers. Seek us out. Kick a pew. And if you have any questions, call and ask to speak with a priest. We'll do what we can to make that connection or a connection with someone who can help.
St. Anne's is committed to the safety of our children and strives to always make sure that we are aware of safety issues therein. As such, our employees and volunteers who work with children are background checked and current with their safety Armatus(TM) training through Praesidium Inc.
Aug. 12, 2012 - This past couple years, St. Anne's Pastoral Council has been working hard on discerning the vision and mission of our parish. The result is a new mission (see left) which was published almost two years ago and now a series of priorities with goals and objectives describing how we will accomplish those priorities.
May 4, 2014 -With the complexity of trying to schedule and find substitutes for our liturgical ministries, we have begun using some amazing software which will do the heavy lifting for everyone. It is called, Ministry Scheduler Pro or MSP. It can keep families together if desired for the same Mass, fairly rotate ministers while avoiding conflicts, create simple requests for substitutes, assist ministers with one-stop access to USCCB readings and audio, songs, notes, and more. It really is the answer to the building frustration that is involved in scheduling and managing all the volunteers to are needed for our liturgies.
Go to our Liturgical Ministers page found under the "Ministries" pop-down menu, above to change your preferences for availability or seek out a substitute.
Learn more about how it works by clicking here. If you wish, you can also click this link to check out the online tour. Churches in our diocese we've spoken with who use MSP have given us rave reviews. So, we are excited to get this going and make everything so much easier for all involved.
Men's ACTS Retreat Date Changed
November 28, 2014 -The next Men's ACTS Retreat has been rescheduled for April 23rd to April 26th, 2015. These retreats fill up fast, so if you desire to go, please download the registration form and deliver it to Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, Ashland as soon as possible.
September 26, 2014 - A great way to support our school is to participate in our school's Scrip Program. It simply involves the purchasing of a gift card for the face value of the card. But buy purchasing things with that card, a percentage goes towards the general fund of the school's operating budget. Stop by the school office or the vestibule or parish center after the weekend Masses to buy Scrip for your next shopping trip.
Here's a list of stores that are participating with us in the Scrip program: Fred Meyer, Grocery Outlet, Gooseberries, Cartwright’s, Black Bear, Casablanca-Dutch Bros., El Patron, Elmer’s, Human Bean, Orchid Grill, Si-Casa Flores, Taco Locos, Taqueria, Sizzler, Taprock-The Pita Pit, The Vine-Yogurt Hut, and Oregon Books.
St. Anne's Weekly Liturgical Schedule
7:00 PM (Español)
Mon. - Fri.8:00 AM except on Wed.8:30 AM (w/ School)