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)
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.
New Pastoral Associate Hired
July 3, 2015 - With the news of Joe Trainor's coming departure, we began the search for his successor. We are please to announce that Carolyn Trumble will be taking up the good work done by Joe. Carolyn's first day will be July 20th whereby her and Joe can work together, Joe can train her in the details of the work.
Carolyn has many years in pastoral ministry including her most recent work in Brazil as a Marynoll Missioner, preceded by work at St. Cecilia's in Beaverton, and extensive work in youth ministry at St. Pius X in Portland, Our Lady of the Lake in Lake Oswego, and St. John the Apostle in Oregon City. She also was the Director of Events and Evangelization at Fr. Bernard Youth Center in Mt. Angel. Clearly, she comes to us with a wealth of experience. She has a reputation as a collaborative team player and a motivator who is organized, creative, and disciplined. We are very excited to have her a board our ministry team.
She will more formally introduce herself soon after her arrival. Please join in praying for her and her new beginning with our parish community.
Joe will continue to work through this month which means that both Joe and Carolyn will be sharing an office. Please pray for Joe as he begins his new adventure. Thank you, Joe! Job well done!
School Scrip Program
June 14, 2015 - Imagine going on vacation all the while supporting our precious school? Yes! Buy scrip from our school and you can be a wonderful steward by the very purchases you make before, during and after your vacation.
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. We continually have more stores coming on board.
To learn more and download an order form, click this link to our Scrip Page. You are always welcome to come by the school and buy scrip. We accept cash, of course, but also check and now most major credit cards.
Go to our new PrayerBreaks page now to download your two free songs. Prayerbreaks is where...
As you listen, pray, and reflect, you can always hear more as well as purchase and become a monthly subscriber to PrayerBreaks by going to prayerbreaks.org
Welcome Our New Principal!
April 1, 2015, Fr. William Holtzinger -Dear St. Anne Parish and School Community: It is an honor and pleasure to officially announce the selection of Mrs. Colleen Kotrba as our new principal effective July 1, 2015. This is an important transition in the history of our school, and I am excited, confident, and thankful that Mrs. Kotrba will be leading our precious school into the future. This decision caps a year-long process that began when Frankie Bytheway announced her intention to retire after 22 years of selfless service to our school as a teacher and two-term principal.
Colleen has my full support. And while her new role does not begin until July, we are immediately beginning her transition process to make her first days, weeks, and months as smooth as possible. Colleen has that rare and very important quality of a servant’s heart for children. She is full of ideas and experience that come from being a teacher, wife, and mother of four children. Colleen has a heart for Jesus and is focused on why our school exists. I am very excited about her new appointment, as I believe she will continue to build on our commitment to faith formation, scholarship, leadership, and service according to our Catholic Values which we expect of our school. Click here to read more.
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.
St. Anne's Weekly Liturgical Schedule
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Mon. - Fri.8:00 AM except on Wed.8:30 AM (w/ School)