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.
Ministry Position Opening
May 4, 2015 -With thankful hearts we will be preparing for the departure of our beloved Joe Trainor as he seeks out new ventures. His coming departure reminds us of how blessed we are here at St. Anne with such fantastic staff on our ministry team. While things are fluid, we expect him to be with us through the end of July at this point.
So, we now begin the process of seeking out candidates that will follow in his footsteps in ministry as our Pastoral Associate. If you are interested or know someone who is interested in working in this particular ministry, please go to CatholicJobs.com via this link for more information.
Transition In Our Administrative Assistant
May 4, 2015 -This is a time of transitions. We say goodbye and hello. And in the case of our main office, we are saying goodbye to Kathy Zahniser who has been our Administrative Assistant for 8+ years. She leaves a legacy of being the person whom we all would be greet when we came to the office. She will be retiring to be with family, and we will certainly miss her smile and infectious laughter. She has been a critical person in the work of our parish, a person we will miss deeply. Her last days will come sometime next week as she trains her successor. Come by the office soon to let Kathy know how much you love her!
As Kathy's successor, we welcome Debbie Todor who started today (Mon., May 4). We expect that she will learn quickly from Kathy in the next week-and-a-half. Debbie comes to us as a parishioner of several decades, a former sacristan at our 11 AM Mass, and her last employment with the personnel department for Josephine County. Please stop by to welcome her aboard!
Massive Earthquake in Nepal and India
CRS April 28 -Nepal Earthquake - help now“Our prayers are with the people of Nepal and all affected by this tragedy,” says Jennifer Hardy, CRS’ regional information officer in Asia. “We know that there is major destruction in Kathmandu, but we are also very concerned about those in outlying areas.”
On April 25, a devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Nepal near Kathmandu, also affecting nearby parts of India. Avalanches were reported in the Himalayas, including on Mount Everest.
As the official death toll approached 4,000, Catholic Relief Services emergency personnel landed in Kathmandu, where they will aid the tens of thousands of people affected by this powerful earthquake.
CRS has made an initial commitment of $825,000 to relief efforts in Nepal, a figure that is expected to rise as needs become clearer.
The people of Nepal urgently need your help. Your donation will help CRS’ immediate response and allow us to reach even more families affected by this disaster. Please donate by by clicking this link.
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.
April 4, 2015 [UPDATED May12]-St. Anne's is making plans to build a new church. Along with that church comes a new overall site plan for our campus. Your first question may be, "Why even consider such an endeavor?" Simply put, our current facility and liturgical space are deficient and both are in serious need of improvement or replacement in order to better serve our congregation. Remember, the liturgy is the Source and Summit of our Faith (CCC 1324 and Vat.II SC 10 & 14) and our current liturgical space precludes us from properly celebrating the liturgy.
The next phase of this venture is to determine if it is even feasible. So, we have employed a company to help us survey our community to see if it is desirable and possible. Your responses to our online survey will help us focus our attention and energy on areas of special importance to you as we establish goals and objectives.
Please click the red "Survey" button, above, in order to take our online survey. Your input as a parishioner will be of great help to accomplish the immediate goal to see if this project is what we truly value.
Due to unforeseen issues with mailing our survey, the entire process will be extended until June 5th.
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.
School Scrip Program
September 26, 2014 - A great way to support our school is to participate in our school's Scrip Program. 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.
St. Anne's Weekly Liturgical Schedule
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Mon. - Fri.8:00 AM except on Wed.8:30 AM (w/ School)