About the Funeral Ministry
"The Lord is close to the broken hearted." ~Psalm 34:19
Vision: To provide assistance to grieving families during this difficult time in planning and preparing for the funeral liturgy of a loved one.
The Funeral Ministry helps facilitate the funeral reception for families and friends of the departed by providing the set-up, serving and clean-up of the social hall. All receptions need to be catered by the families. The Funeral Ministry is always looking for volunteers to join this vibrant ministry.
Arrangements for funerals and receptions are made through the parish office. The parish office can give you the contact information for the funeral and reception coordinator.
Bereavement Support Classes are also offered by the Funeral Ministry in the spring and fall. The 8 week class gives grieving families a supportive and safe environment and is an opportunity to meet others experiencing loss and is a time to share feelings and information.
The St. Anne Parish family provides this service at no cost to our families.
Upcoming Funerals, Previous Funerals, and Funeral Ministry Information
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jim Colasanti. He was a long time member of St. Anne, Knight of Columbus, and former employee. He leaves behind his wife Maureen and children and grandchildren.
May he rest in eternal peace and may his family be comforted by many happy memories they shared with Jim.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Young. He volunteered in a few churches until he could no longer walk well and joined the Knights of Columbus at St. Anne when he moved here.
John leaves behind his wife Lana, and daughters Cheryl and Lisa. He was born August 9, 1941 and passed into eternal life August 12, 2017.
The funeral Mass will be held at St. Anne Friday, August 25th at 10 a.m. Visitation is private.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Maria Elena Gaeta.
She was born 8-15-1939 and passed to eternal life 8-11-2017
She will have her funeral Mass said Thursday August 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne.
For more information please see: http://www.qohcfh.org/obituary/Maria-Elena-Gaeta/Gilbert-AZ/1747368
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Derek Skutnik and for comfort for his wife and young family.
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Sullivan, James F., M. D.
He was born after the depression in Pennsylvania. He fulfilled his Armed Services requirement at the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in Whiteriver, AZ. and was appointed Field Health Officer at the Indian Reservations and Clinics surrounding Phoenix. After three years in the U. S. Public Health Service, he practiced as a Medical Doctor, Family Physician near St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center ’til 1991. Then as an Emergency Room Physician in Steubenville and Zanesville, OH. He returned to Arizona and worked at Nursing Homes throughout Maricopa County. He retired just three months short of his 80th birthday. He died unexpectedly in his sleep after midnight on Thursday, December 3, 2015 and went Home for the holidays. Beloved spouse of his wife of 57 plus years, father of six treasured children, four boys and two girls, with eleven darling grand-children, deeply loved by his family, his patients, and the nurses with whom he readily shared his compassionate and knowledgeable care. His Funeral Mass will be at St. Anne Catholic Church at 440 East Elliot in Gilbert, AZ. on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers, the family would deeply appreciate your having Holy Masses offered for the Holy Souls in Purgatory addressed to St. Anne Catholic Church, James F. Sullivan, deceased, 440 East Elliot, Gilbert, AZ 85234. The Mass will be followed by a video, eulogy, Rosary, and Mercy Chaplet. The burial will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery at 1562 East Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ. We welcome your sharing this sacred event with us. Condolences at www.obits.azcentral.com
Published in The Arizona Republic from June 12 to June 15, 2016
If you're interested in learning more about the Funeral Ministry, please contact Jane Mintzer at (480) 813-4611, or send a message via My St. Anne.