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
Our Paintball Event, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, was again a success! Many new smiling faces that joined us today – Blessed be God! I gave them a teaching from the Divine Mercy devotion on Spiritual Warfare, which Christ gave to St. Faustina. I told them that the formula for sainthood is perseverance through our failures and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ, that He walks with them always and that they are never alone! A special thank you to all who helped out and supported us – Knights of Columbus, Ladies Auxiliary, The Crossley family!
Greetings in Christ,
Our monthly basketball game with our Priests is here again! Come and challenge them to a friendly game of basketball on Monday, April 16th, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Freestone Park. We will have a few scrimmage games for the first hour with all the youth, and then a young adults vs. priests scrimmage for the last hour. Hope to see you there!
Registration for our summer Vacation Bible School journey to Babylon is open! Join us June 11-15th as we learn about Daniel’s Courage in Captivity! Both morning and afternoon sessions are available.
Register as a participant or a volunteer on the St. Anne Website:
Photos: Cristero Young Adults & Catholics in Action - Washing the Feet of the Homeless (Holy Thursday)
My Cristero young adults were invited by Catholics in Action, on Holy Thursday, to imitate our Lord in an act of charity. I will share what Catholics in Action posted on their group forum…
"On Holy Thursday Catholics in Action and the Cristeros joined forces to lovingly wash the feet of those going through homelessness. What a humbling experience, yet a very joyful one…to wash the feet of a stranger…someone in need.
In talking to several of them, it was joyful to see and hear about their faith in God despite their troubles and struggles in life.
May our trust in God be as faithful as theirs."
Here are some of the photos from that day. God bless.
What beautifully reverent and prayerful Live Stations that our teens put on for us yesterday. Thank you to all who participated, especially our teens, Katrina, Jean, Mike & Dana. May you all have a Blessed Holy Saturday!
Steubenville West Conference 2018 for High School Teens ** July 13-15 @ University of Arizona in Tucson!
Hello Parents and Teens!
Registration is now open for this amazing weekend of encounter! Incoming freshman welcome! Here are the details of this powerful weekend:
“Each summer, Life Teen hosts six different Steubenville Youth Conferences with the hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys with Christ. Evangelistic in nature, these weekend conferences are both a great “introduction” to the Gospel message for new or younger teens, while offering deep and moving experiences of prayer and fellowship for even your youth group regulars. Give your teens the inspiration they need to renew not only your youth group but your entire parish community. Join us for a weekend of engaging liturgies, inspiring music, challenging talks and overwhelming joy.”
Pricing: $205** (until June 1)
Deposit Amount: $50 Due before May 1st. You can either pay by check (please make checks payable to St. Anne Catholic Church) or deliver cash To Myself with teen’s name, parent name & number)
**Price for ticket does not include transportation. This fee will be under $50 if I we fill the 30 spots I reserved Fundraising will also help with this. I will announce more on this soon.)
Please contact me on the city, email or my office to reserve a spot for your teen and arrange a date and time to drop off payment. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach me.
Office: (480) 507-4441
I will attach the schedule of this conference, and also add links to their website and a youtube video of their promo! Please continue to keep my ministry and my teens in prayer. May this yield much fruit in their lives and our community.
Let the children come,
Steubenville West Conference Webpage
Youtube Promo Video of Steubenville West Conference