June 24, 2016 - In the coming week, St. Anne's will see the departure of three important ministers in the parish: Fr. Nguyen (He's being transferred to Ascension Parish in Portland), Natalie Scott (She's starting up a new company called the Ezer Project), and Esperanza Robles (She is retiring after 16 years of faithful service). We will be hosting a farewell reception after the 8 AM Mass this Sunday. Come and share your farewell wishes and blessings to these wonderful people.
New Website Coming
June 24, 2016 - Our parish website has been a wonderful resource for so many. However, after seven years, it is in need of renovation and a new approach to being managed. So, a new site is under construction. We have found that our web traffic has been steadily increasing, most especially, in the area of cell phones and tablets. The current website does not respond accordingly. So, this new approach will be, as the tech experts call it, "mobile-responsive." We hope to reveal the new site in the next few weeks. So, don't be surprised when you visit here again and you notice that it look different. Of course it will have all the important content we've been offering, but hopefully in a cleaner, more responsive look.
Vacation Bible School Coming
May 26, 2016 - Get ready parents and children, Vacation Bible School is planning and preparing for a wonderful experience
Download the flyer and permission slip needed (below)in order to attend.
Vacation Bible School Flyer
Vacation Bible School Permission Slip
Not All Catholic Bloggers Are The Same
May 17, 2016 - While surfing the web, one can come upon thousands of Catholic Bloggers or commentators. But, they are not all the same. Bazillian Fr. Father Thomas Rosica, who serves as an Vatican PR Aid has much to say that may help us sift through the noise of voices. Click this link to read about his latest comments and cautions.
Read U.S. Bishop's Document on Faithful CitizenshipMay 1, 2016 -The time to participate in the electing representatives in our government has begun. How is a good Catholic to vote? What priniples should be used in order to discern how to participate. Read this recently revised document by the USCCB and help form your conscience. Click here to read the document as well as summaries and other related information.
Read Pope's New Apostolic Exhortation
April 13, 2016 - It has been received with much excitement, but do you know what Pope Francis actually wrote in his new Apostolic Exhortation, "Amoris Laetitia", trans. "The Joy of Love"? Click the following link to read the source document straight from the Vatican's website: Amoris Laetitia
Archbishop's Catholic Appeal
January 31, 2016 -This year, the Archbishop's Catholic Appeal focuses on the need for supporting marriage and family life. See the video below to learn more.
If you would like to participate in the 2016 Archbishop's Catholic Appeal by making a donation, please click this link.
Year of Mercy Resources
Are you wanting to know more about this Extraordinary Jubilee year of Mercy? Look no further, the Archdiocese of Portland has created a website with many ideas, explanations, and resources for individuals and families to more fully participate in this special year. Simply go to pdxmercy.org.
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.
If you are a volunteer, each Fall, you should check your Praesidium account for your status and complete whatever training videos or presentations are needed. Click this link to go to the Archdiocese web site to complete your online Armatus(TM) training.
Archdiocese "Called To Protect" Training Class Schedule
Archdiocese Child Abuse Policy
USCCB's Charter for the Protection of Children
St. Anne's Pastoral Priorities
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.
On July 22nd, Lorin Schrader, the Chair of the Pastoral Council offered a presentation describing the overall vision of the Pastoral Priorities. In order listen to that presentation (mp3 format), you can click here.
You can also download a PDF version to read for yourself in detail. To do so, click here to begin download.
Liturgical Ministry Schedule Online
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.