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
As you may already know, the funeral Mass for Joan Elia, Jim’s wife, will be on Monday, January 22nd at 10am. There will be a reception immediately following the internment in the parish hall. The Funeral Ministry needs our assistance with the reception. We are providing the reception to Jim and his family in gratitude for their long years of service to our community. We are hoping that everyone would be willing to contribute a dish for the reception. No need for fancy—just comfort food for us to share as we support Jim and his daughters and remember Joan. We are expecting about 100 guests to attend. Please fill in a need listed below if you will be able to assist in any way.
Food can be dropped off in the parish hall on Monday morning.
Joan’s family invites us to join them in laying their beloved wife and mother to rest.
Sunday, January 21st -Visitation from 5pm-8pm at Queen of Heaven Mortuary in Mesa. Rosary at 7pm.
Monday, January 22nd – Funeral Mass at 10am at St. Anne.
Committal follows Mass at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
Luncheon following Committal at St. Anne Parish Hall.
Jim and Joan have been pillars of our community for many years. Please join us in supporting Jim and his family in this time of great sorrow.
May God grant them peace and comfort in our presence.
The Spiritual Exercises are a weekend silent retreat with spiritual talks and time for personal meditation in silence.
The spiritual conferences are preached by the priests of Miles Christi, according to the method and the principles of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Apart from the conferences and time for prayer, each day there will also be Holy Mass, Holy Rosary, and opportunity for confessions.
The retreats will start on Friday at 4:00 pm and conclude on Sunday at 5 pm.
As experience has shown throughout the centuries, the Spiritual Exercises have proven to be an excellent means of conversion and sanctification. In addition, the Magisterium of the Church has commended them numerous times.
2018 Silent Retreat Dates
Men 16 & above – November 16-18, 2018
Women 16 & above - February 9-11, 2018 AND September 21-23, 2018
Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center
7415 E Elbow Bend Rd.
Carefree, AZ 85377
To register or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (858) 768-0872
Good morning faithful ones,
Here is a message from John Hernandez, please consider this ministry, it could be a beautiful compliment to the EMHC work you are doing.
Love and Peace,
Mike & Priscilla
Mike and Priscilla,
Would you please forward this email to the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for me? I would appreciate it! Thanks!
Good evening everyone!
I hope this email finds you and yours all doing well!
I know that you are all very busy and I appreciate all the time and energy many of you have given to the St. Anne Art & Environment Ministry. We are blessed to have the various talents to help beautify and prepare our church for the various celebrations throughout the year, particularly Christmas and Easter.
As you know, when we are trying to prepare the church, there are times when we must first clean and that adds time to our already tight schedule. So, I have asked permission to start the St. Anne Altar Society. The purpose of this new ministry is to clean and maintain the church on a regular basis. There is already a small group of people taking on the task of cleaning and ironing the altar linens. I am hoping that this regular cleaning of the church will allow us more time to spend on the actual decorating of the church for the various celebrations.
I have already scheduled time on the first and third Thursday of each month from 1:30pm to 3:30pm to allow for this ministry to do its work and would like to invite you to join with me. The meeting place will be in the main church.
Please let me know if you would like to join this new ministry. You won’t have to commit any specific amount of time; I just need hands and feet to be able to do some very necessary cleaning and then upkeep.
Once again, thank you for everything you do in the name of our Lord! May you be blessed for your continued dedication to St. Anne’s ministries. I hope to see you on any of the upcoming Thursday afternoons!
In His Name,
St. Anne Art & Environment Coordinator
St. Anne Parish Breakfast
Proceeds support charitable causes
November 5th, 7:00 am to 11:00 am
Menu includes: Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Biscuits & Gravy (new Item), Burrito, Potatoes,
All you can eat Pancakes, Orange Juice and Coffee
We greatly appreciate the Parishioners who have supported
us in the past, and warmly welcome new guests.
Did you enjoy the previous Dynamic Catholic events? Never been to one? Here’s your chance to dive deeper into becoming the best version yourself!
FIND YOUR GREATNESS with Dr. Allen Hunt
St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish
January 20, 2018 – 9am-1:30pm
Tickets available online at dynamic catholic.com
Don’t wait to buy tickets— only 1000 available and sure to sell out!