Extraordinary ministers of holy Communion are responsible for handling and distributing the holy Eucharist, primarily during Mass. There are also extraordinary ministers of holy Communion that are involved in bringing the holy Eucharist to those that are not able to attend Mass at church (see Ministry of Care).
If you're interested in becoming an extraordinary minister of holy Communion, please contact the front office at (480) 507-4400.
Activities, Events, News, and Information
So how can you take this Sunday theme to heart and put it into practice? Hospitality is a Christian form of charity. St. Benedict wrote in his Rule of Order that his monks should receive the stranger as Christ himself. We follow that rule in our Christian faith communities. We make welcome visitors regardless of race, color or creed. The inspired writer of Hebrews 13:2 warns Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels. The first reading and the Gospel deal with hospitality and the welcoming of the stranger who is God/Christ Himself. The second reading, while it deals primarily with suffering, at the very least reminds us that welcoming the stranger may sometimes call us to inconvenience ourselves or even be unpopular or misunderstood for the sake of showing hospitality to others.
Wouldn’t you like to see St. Anne’s be a more welcoming parish? Wouldn’t it be great if someone greeted you when you came to Mass? How about you stepping up? While this is a small step, it is an important one and one most can do easily by coming to Mass early, which is particularly true for lectors and EEM’s. Take a door for which there is no greeter and just open the door, smile and welcome your brothers and sisters. We could also use more outgoing, helpful ushers; you can volunteer there, too. While everyone should volunteer for a ministry that suits them, here is an opportunity which only requires being part of the St. Anne community, although we would like to find someone to take charge as well. Please consider it.
Calling ALL volunteers! Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is on Tuesday, April 12th from 5pm until 8pm! Come anytime and enjoy a delicious Italian style meal — and bring your families, too! If you have given of your time, talent or treasure this year, whether 1 time or a hundred times, this dinner is for YOU and your family! Looking forward to seeing you!
Sister Elisa talked to Deacon Andrew yesterday regarding this activity. The Sisters really need help. This is the information on the board I made for the table we will have outside, in front of the office, after Masses on Sunday. For more information see Sister Elisa.
The Hispanic Ministries of St. Anne are currently selling raffle tickets to assist our Carmelite Sisters in raising the necessary funds for their PRIVATE PRAYER CHAPEL, located in their home, right here in Gilbert. Help us help them achieve their goal in having an easy and accessible way to be in prayer, to pray for you and me, our St. Anne Community, for world peace, end of abortion, etc. It will be a wonderful gift for them to start the New Year with Jesus close by. Raffle tickets will be sold after all Masses during this Advent and Christmas Season. Tickets will be $10.00 ea. We will be raffling two beautiful table cloths 72” x 126” OB with twelve (12) matching placemats/napkins; ONE IS RED and ONE IS WHITE BOTH WITH CHRISTMAS DETAILS. Winners will be announced in St. Anne’s weekly Bulletin, Website and on The City. WE APPRECIATE YOUR/ANY COOPERATION AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU, THANK YOU.
We are finalizing the volunteers EMHC to participate in the masses. Please email your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Holy week EMHC availability”