In order for the members of the faith at St. Anne to take their full, conscious and active part in the liturgy, sacristans need to gather the items necessary for Mass and place them in accessible areas for the celebration. Additionally, sacristans need to ensure that these items will be available for future celebrations of the Eucharist, which is the source and summit of our lives as Christians.
The sacristan is responsible for ensuring that prior to each liturgy all elements necessary for that celebration are ready.
- The altar is set. All vessels for the Mass, bread, wine, cruets, etc. are in place.
- The church environment is appropriate as far as heating, cooling, lighting, and the sound system being ready.
- Sufficient ministers and servers are available.
- Provide any special requirements for the celebration (worship aids and vigil candles).
What do I need in order to be a sacristan?
There are a few prerequisites.
- Be a registered member of St. Anne and possess Called to Protect certification with the diocese.
- Be a baptized and confirmed member of the Catholic Church who regularly receives Communion.
- Be a reliable person who is able to participate in the initial and ongoing ministry formation of a sacristan.
- Be a friendly and outgoing person who has organizational skills.
- Be responsible and committed to the sacristan schedule for Sunday and holy day of obligation Masses as well as a few hours each week in the church sacristy.
Activities, Events, News, and Information
The St. Anne Annual Eucharistic Procession and picnic will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018. We will walk with the Blessed Sacrament from St. Anne parish, down Elliot Rd. to St. Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Church. After a brief service, we will process back to St. Anne, and conclude with benediction.
Afterwards, there will be food, fun, and entertainment at John Allen Park. If anyone has any portable canopies that they would like to bring to the picnic, please let us know.
We will begin at 9:30 in the parish sanctuary. Please arrive by 9:15 so that we can begin on time.
Help us welcome our new priests to St. Anne! In addition we have invited the new priest at St. Thomas the Apostle.
The evening will start with a bilingual Mass at 6:15 pm. Afterwards join us for a Potluck Dinner in the Church Hall on Tuesday, August 7th. Katina Winn will be the MC and we will have a slide show to introduce each of the three new priests. Each will give a brief talk about themselves and their background.
Thank you for your continued support to our priests!
Please click on the link below to go to the sign up for the potluck; that will help us be better prepared.
Ayúdenos a dar la bienvenida a nuestros nuevos sacerdotes al St. ¡Anne! Además hemos invitado a nuevo sacerdote en el St. Thomas el Apostle.
La tarde comenzará con una masa bilingüe en 6:15 P.M. Ensámblenos luego para una cena de Potluck en la iglesia Pasillo el martes 7 de agosto. Katina Winn será la bujía métrica y tendremos una demostración de diapositiva para introducir a cada uno de los tres nuevos sacerdotes. Cada uno dará un escrito habla ellos mismos y su fondo.
¡Gracias por su ayuda continuada a nuestros sacerdotes!
Chasque por favor encendido el acoplamiento abajo para ir a la muestra para arriba para el potluck; eso nos ayudará a ser preparada mejor.
Judy Gaitan, along with their children, Andrew and Sara, want to share with us the passing of their beloved husband and father, Rudy. Rudy passed away on Thursday and it has been a great shock to Judy, Andrew and Sara. They ask for your prayers and support in the days to come.
Rudy was a lifelong parishioner of St. Anne and he and Judy raised their family here. Over the past 45 years we have had the joy of watching their family live, love and grow here in our parish. They have served our parish family so faithfully over these years. Rudy will be so greatly missed
Rudy’s viewing will take place here at St. Anne on Wednesday, June 20th at 6pm with Rosary to follow at 7pm. Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, June 21st at 11am. Internment will follow the Mass at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Mesa.
A funeral luncheon will follow the internment at St. Anne Parish Hall.
Eternal rest grant unto Rudy, O Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon him…
I hope all have taken the opportunity to hear and digest Fr. Sebastian’s wisdom. Yes, his last conference is tonight; however, if the subject of Mercy is important to you, I recommend going back to his conferences two years ago. http://stanneaz.org/media/lenten-parish-mission-part-1, http://stanneaz.org/media/lenten-parish-mission-part-2 and http://stanneaz.org/media/lenten-parish-mission-part-3.
Enjoy and hopefully eventually this year’s conferences will be posted.
It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the passing of Jim Elia. Jim passed away peacefully this afternoon at his home surrounded by his family. Please keep Jim and his family in your prayers.
As funeral arrangements are finalized , we will post the information on The City.
Eternal rest grant unto Jim, O Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon him.
A huge thank you to all who helped in any way to send our dear friend, Jim, homeward! So blessed to be in a community that loves one another with such care and compassion.
Please keep Joanne and Dena, Judy and Tom and Mary in your prayers during this time of grief and mourning.
Requiescat in pace, Jim!