Lectors are called to break open the Word of God and deeply meditate on the story of our faith, which is rich of God's boundless love for us with the summit of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. They proclaim this faith to all during Mass. As humble instruments, the Holy Spirit works through lectors to feed us God's words and in turn prepares us to encounter Jesus in the Eucharist. Scripture studies are encouraged for each week's assigned lectors to prayerfully and communally meditate on the Liturgy of the Word.
If you'd like to learn more about becoming a lector, please contact Rob Estes at 480-252-8061, or send a message via My St. Anne.
Activities, Events, News, and Information
We are missing to very large vases ( about 2-2.5ft) clear glass) from a wedding on Feb. 11th. The arrangements were left here after the wedding and were on the altar all week. The couple would like to return the vases to the florist for a refund, but I am unable to locate them.
Does anyone know where they might be?
I want to personally invite you to watch Footprints: The Path of Your Life at Harkins Chandler Fashion 20 Theater this coming weekend (Friday, October 28th to Thursday, November 3rd). No doubt you’ll recognize a familiar-looking priest in the film but you might also recognize fellow lector and youth minister, John Caballero! We are proud of all of the men to allow themselves to used for God’s greater glory. We hope to see you at the theatre!
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!