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.
Listen To The New Church Building Project Town Hall Meeting
January 26, 2016 - If you did not make it to Sunday's (Jan 24) "Town Hall" meeting about the history, process, and current status of the new church building project, no worries.
Below is a link to the audio recording of the entire event including the Q & A period. Unfortunately, the questions by the community are a bit hard to hear, but hopefully that won't be an issue. In this coming weekend's bulletin, a written summary will be presented.
Click here to listen to the Town Hall Meeting on the new church building project.
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.
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. 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.