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.
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami
Chairman, Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development,
September 1, 2014 -This year Pope Francis canonized Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II. Both made immense contributions to the social teaching of the Church on the dignity of labor and its importance to human flourishing. St. John Paul II called work "probably the essential key to the whole social question" (Laborem Exercens, No. 3) and St. John XXIII stressed workers are "entitled to a wage that is determined in accordance with the precepts of justice" (Pacem in Terris, No. 20).
Pope Francis added to this tradition that work "is fundamental to the dignity of a person.... [It] 'anoints' us with dignity, fills us with dignity, makes us similar to God... gives one the ability to maintain oneself, one's family, [and] to contribute to the growth of one's own nation." Work helps us realize our humanity and is necessary for human flourishing. Work is not a punishment for sin but rather a means by which we make a gift of ourselves to each other and our communities. We simply cannot advance the common good without decent work and a strong commitment to solidarity.
Labor Day gives us the chance to see how work in America matches up to the lofty ideals of our Catholic tradition. This year, some Americans who have found stability and security are breathing a sigh of relief. Sporadic economic growth, a falling unemployment rate, and more consistent job creation suggest that the country may finally be healing economically after years of suffering and pain. For those men and women, and their children, this is good news. Read more at the USCCB website.
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.
Welcome Joe Trainor
July 30, 2014 - Welcome Joe Trainor, our new Pastoral Associate. He joined us on the 25th of July and has been working to get to know parishioners as well as the programs we have here at St. Anne's.
Instead of giving a biography about Joe, here's an excerpt from his first letter to us in our bulletin:
Dear Fr. Bill and Parishioners,
Greetings from the Philippines where my bride (since 2009) and I have been since last Dec. in the process of a domestic adoption of two of
Sweet Josie's grandchildren. International
adoption could take a year or two with no guarantee of success, and these beautiful and sweet children, now ages 7 & 8, had been
needing us for too long. The process is likely to take another 12-18 months, and I should get back to ministry. There's not much they will let me do here.
In describing myself I would say that I am a guy on a pilgrimage. My pilgrimage is not being made in a physical sense (I've never visited foreign miraculous sites, the Holy Land or Rome.), but nonetheless, it has been a journey in the spiritual sense. The journey was not always such a holy longing. Thankfully, our all merciful and forgiving Father never abandoned me, but rather was watching from far off for the return of a wayward son. One small step in the right direction, and the powerful sense of His presence and love converted my heart... Read more by clicking this link.
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
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Mon. - Fri.8:00 AM except on Wed.8:30 AM (w/ School)