BATTLE: Becoming All That The Lord Expects
The purpose of this group is to teach 5th through 8th graders more about their faith, developing a relationship with God through prayer, learning acts of charity through apostolic work, and interacting with their peers in a safe environment. The four main pillars that we focus on are: Catechism, Prayer, Service and Social.
BATTLE meets on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon and on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Every last Sunday of the month we have a “Mix it up Sunday" where the youth gets to learn about the saint of the month, and engage in fun activities with their peers. BATTLE also performs two service projects throughout the year as well as other social activities.
Activities, Events, News, and Information
January 20: Come March With Us Tomorrow ** Arizona for Life March & Rally ** 10:30am - 2pm in Phoenix!
Greetings in Christ!
Many great events tomorrow in our Diocese, including Patrick Madrid at our very own - St. Anne Parish! If you can’t make the Patrick Madrid event, join those of us who will be attending the Arizona for Life March in Phoenix tomorrow morning! Here are the details of the event directly from their site:
Will you be a voice?
On January 20, 2018, join people of all nationalities and faith backgrounds from around the state in downtown Phoenix for the Arizona for Life March and Rally, an event celebrating and advocating for the beauty and dignity of every human life.
Gather at 10:30 a.m. March begins at 11:30 a.m. at Cesar Chavez Memorial Plaza (2nd Ave. & Washington). Rally at Wesley Bolin Memorial Park from 12:30-2 PM. This will be a family-friendly event with live music, entertainment, food available at the launch site, and inspiring speakers, including international pro-life advocates Pam Tebow (mother of Tim Tebow) and Stephanie Gray.
- GATHER at Cesar Chavez Memorial Plaza from 10:30 – 11:15 am
- BRIEF ADDRESS before March from 11:15 – 11:30 am
- MARCH begins along WASHINGTON STREET at 11:30 am
- MARCH completes by 12:30 pm
- RALLY begins at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza at 12:30 pm
- RALLY CONCLUDES at 2 pm
Any St. Anne Parishioners who will be attending, please meet at the Aid for Woman table at the gathering area, that way we can all march together!!
This is the Link to their site, please browse here for info on where to park, and for other frequently asked questions.
An Invitation for the Youth - Help Needed for 'Live Stations of the Cross' @ the Lenten Experience (Jr. High & High School)
Greetings, Parents! We are in need of 15 youth (Jr High & High School) to participate in the Live Stations of the Cross at this year’s Lenten Experience, which will be Wednesday, February 7th. For our youth, this is a great opportunity for a deeper understanding of the sacrifice love of Christ, through the visual senses. Please join us!
If you are interested in having your youth participate, please email Katrina Winn at Katrina.Winn@gmail.com. Our first practice will be on Tuesday, January 23rd @ 6:00pm in the St. Anne courtyard.
Thank you and God bless,
"Making the Way of the Cross, we, the followers of Jesus, must declare once more our discipleship: weeping like Peter for sins committed; opening our hearts to faith in Jesus the suffering Messiah, like the Good Thief; remaining there at the foot of the Cross of Christ like the Mother and the Disciple, and there with them receiving the Word which redeems, the Blood which purifies, the Spirit which gives life."
- Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21)
Bring the whole family to enjoy an evening of food, fellowship, and fun! Help prepare your hearts and your families for the holy season of Lent. Get ready to see what God can do in your lives when you let him in! A soup dinner will be provided.
Tickets are $10/family. Reserve your spot on the St. Anne website: http://stanneaz.org/connect/events/where-your-treasure-is
Greetings in Christ,
Our monthly basketball game with our priests is here again! Come and challenge them in a friendly game of basketball on Monday, January 8th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Freestone Park. We will have a few warm-up scrimmage games for the first hour with all the youth, and then a young adults vs priests game for the remainder of the night. Hope to see you there!
Thank you to all the many people who helped with While Shepherds Watch! Last night was so much fun – it was truly a joy to see all of our efforts come together!
Thank you especially to:
Dana and the craft team – the nativity was so fun to put together. I think the parents liked it as much as the kids. :-)
Jean and Al for the beautiful stage (and so, so much more!)
My wonderful actors (and their parents) – you were great!
Sarah Scroggins and the band for the beautiful music
Lights and Sound – You were “spot on” ;-)
The Ladies Auxiliary – the cookies were delicious
CIA for the carols
And all of the many volunteers who helped with setup, registration, and other planning efforts!
THANK YOU ALL!
Don’t forget to get your tickets for our family Advent adventure, While Shepherds Watch! Bring your whole family and be prepared for a fun evening that will help you enter more deeply into this beautiful season of Advent. The fun begins Wednesday, December 13th at 6pm!
Buy your tickets here: