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
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.
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!
As you may already know, the funeral Mass for Jim Elia, will be on Tuesday, February, 6th at 10 am. 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’s family in gratitude for his 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’s family and remember Jim.. We are expecting about 150 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 Tuesday morning.
Since we are not able to use the ovens in the kitchen on Tuesday, for those of you who will be bringing a hot dish, please plan to bring it in a slow cooker or an insulated container to help us keep it warm.
Thank you and God Bless,
Norma & Jean
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.
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.