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
Please consider signing up to feed our teens (total of 50, including volunteers)! We have plates, utensils, drinks, napkins, etc. - so all you have to bring is the food! You can cook it yourself and drop it off or have it catered. We meet after the 5pm Mass in the church hall. Dinner starts at 6pm.
God bless you for your generosity! Contact me if you have any questions.
Reminder for Parents: NO CLASSES *MLK DAY WEEKEND* FOR BOLD & BATTLE YOUTH GROUPS (Dates: 1/20/19, 1/21/19)
Greetings in Christ,
This weekend BOLD High School and BATTLE Middle School (Sunday and Monday) youth groups will not be meeting due to MLK Day. We will resume next weekend.
- Bold High School Resumes 1/27/19
- Battle Sunday Resumes 1/27/19
- Battle Monday Resumes 1/28/19
Peace in Christ,
Escape to Athens With St. Paul!
Imagine leaving a life of privilege and power to face angry mobs, painful imprisonment, and chain-breaking earthquakes—all to spread the life-changing truth of God’s love. Learn the jaw-dropping story of the Apostle Paul…straight from Paul himself! In an ancient “anything goes” culture, Paul will inspire kids to share the truth of God’s immeasurable love today!
June 10th – 14th
Morning and Afternoon Sessions available
Early Bird Registration opens on Monday, April 22nd for volunteers and their families!
See you in Athens!
The Christmas Children’s Choir will be singing for the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass.
Young singers in Grades 2nd through 7th are welcome to join the Children’s Choir.
Our first rehearsal will be Saturday, December 1st from 11am to noon in the Church.*
*Rehearsals will be on Saturdays from 11am to noon on 12/1, 12/15, 12/22.
On Saturday, December 8th due to the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, rehearsal is 11:30am to 12:30pm in the Hall.
Please let me know if your son or daughter is interested in singing in the Children’s Choir or if you have any questions.
A Call Out To All High School Aged Young Men! Join Us For This Year's "Young Men's Conference" On December 28th!
Greetings in Christ,
I ask of you, St. Anne family, the task of reaching out to those young men in your life and challenging them to listen and follow Christ’s call to serve Him with their lives - in whatever vocation He has planned for them! Christ and His Church offers them opportunities and instruments to find their true identity and to live that out as a radiant light that’s vitally needed in our world. St. Catherine of Sienna beautifully quotes this, “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!” What is lacking at times in their life, is the invitation and challenge from us.
These young men are our future priests, husbands, fathers and leaders of our church and communities. We must continue to affirm and encourage them; pray for and with them and make any small sacrifices for them.
This year’s theme for our “Young Men’s Conference” is RESOLVED: “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified” (1 Cor 2:2). Please extend this invitation to all high school aged men in your life. Spaces are limited and the deadline to register is December 21st! Every individual will be responsible for their own transportation. We will meet at the event, which will be at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Scottsdale, Az. Please find all the details posted below, including the link to register on our website.
If you have any questions, please reach out to me on the city, or by email Johnc@stanneaz.org. Thank you. Please pray for our youth. God bless you.
Who is invited?
- The YMC is for all High School aged men (Freshmen through Seniors)
When & where?
- Friday, December 28th, 2018
- 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 16245 N 60th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
What can I expect?
- Encouragement from joining 300 high school men who are open to encountering the Lord who calls them into Mission
- Inspiring and challenging talks by renown speakers who clarify the Lord’s call to Mission: Joel Stepanek, Fr. John Parks, Fr. Michael Passo, FSSP, and others!
- Engaging games to connect and compete with your peers in the Mission
- Enter and experience the Lord and His Mission at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
- $10 per individual young man. Please Click HERE to register and for more info
Families are invited to come ice skating this Friday at the Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink in Mesa. Leaders will be there to greet families at 7pm. Admission is $10 per person for an hour of skating, this charge also covers skate rental. Hope to see you all there!
(BATTLE 5th-8th grade youth must be accompanied by parent/guardian)
Where: Winter Wonderland Mesa Ice Rink
Address: 20 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201