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.
September 1, 2014 - With the recent popularity and publicity of the "Ice Bucket Challenge," Catholics have been asking if this is a good thing to participate in. Here is a wonderful reflection by the National Catholic Bioethics Center, published in August regarding the moral issues therein:
The Ice Bucket Challenge aims to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. According to the website of the ALS Association (ALSA), here is how it works:
The challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video,
posting that video to social media, then nominating others to do the same, all in
an effort to raise ALS awareness. People can either accept the challenge or make a
donation to an ALS Charity of their choice, or do both.
Posed in this manner, there is nothing morally problematic about the nature of the challenge. Accepting the challenge does not require any donations, but helps promote the primary goal of raising ALS awareness. Those declining the challenge are encouraged to “make a donation to an ALS charity of their choice,” but there is no legal or moral obligation to do so, nor is there any requirement that a donation go to ALSA. Naturally, those who accept the challenge are also free to make a donation to an ALS charity. Some, such as the schools of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, are choosing to accept the challenge while also making donations to other organizations that promote awareness and support for persons with ALS...
...The public attention and funds being directed toward ALSA as a result of the Ice Bucket Challenge raise an important, but not widely know[sic] moral concern: ALSA also advocates for human embryonic stem cell research, including through funding for specific research projects. As indicated in the Advocacy Archive section of their website, they were active in encouraging expanded funding for embryonic stem cell research as soon as President Obama took office: “Earlier this month, the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research, of which The ALS Association is an active member, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to quickly to lift the restrictions on embryonic stem cell research.” Another advocacy group for patients with ALS, called Project ALS, is similarly on record encouraging human embryonic stem cell research. Read the entire text here.
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University
September 1, 2014 -Need help getting a hold of your finances? Want to learn how a faith-based approach may help? St. Anne's will be hosting a set of classes of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University beginning on Sept. 7th at 6 PM. Click here to register, pay, and prepare for change! Contact Natlie Scott for more information.
July 30, 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.
June 16, 2014 - In the past several months, many people have fallen victim of tax fraud. Back in April, Archbishop Sample published a letter describing some of the basics. If you missed it, click here to read his letter.
While no new information has yet been determined as to the cause of this fraud, you can go to the archdiocesan website to find out more as well as what to do if you are a victim of tax fraud.
Liturgical Ministry Schedule Going 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.
If you haven't already signed up, you can do so by clicking the link below. You can also go to our Liturgical Ministers page found under the "Ministries" pop-down menu, above. On that page you will be able to change your preferences for availability or seek out a substitute. Once you've signed up, Jessica will approve you, and to will be ready to go. When a substitute is needed for a time you you are already scheduled, you can log on to your account and request a substitute. Then an e-mail will automatically go out to all the potentially available persons qualified to fill that spot. Then whomever is available and can take your place, they simply have only to reply to the e-mail, and that's it! Couldn't be simpler.
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.
Adam Busch will be available in the Parish Center on the following Mondays (May 5, 12, 19) from 9 AM - 10 Am to help you get signed up and/or access your MSP account and preferences.
St. Anne's Weekly Liturgical Schedule
7:00 PM (Español)
Mon. - Fri.8:00 AM except on Wed.8:30 AM (w/ School)