The mission of the Ministry of Care is to bring Jesus in the holy Eucharist to our parishioners who are: homebound, hospitalized, in care or nursing facilities, hospice, or in jails or prisons.
We serve parishioners who are unable to attend holy Mass on Sunday because of illness, age or disability. The service may be for an extended period of time or short-term. Some of the various environments in which the Ministry of Care provides service include hospitals, care homes, nursing homes, hospice, and prisons.
We have twelve hours of training, divided into three, four-hour sessions. These sessions include instruction on the holy Eucharist, Communion service, basic skills for home and hospital visits, confidentiality, etc.
In addition to the classroom instruction, you'll go on visits with a mentor until you're comfortable with serving on your own.
Called to Protect
Everyone who serves in any ministry in the Diocese of Phoenix must attend a Called to Protect class. These are abuse prevention educational classes for the protection of minors. The initial session must be taken in a classroom. After your initial training you can re-certify for this requirement online.
If you'd like to learn more about the Ministry of Care, or become involved, please contact Marcy Peterson at (480) 507-4495 or email: email@example.com
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…
Greetings, all! Thank you all so much for your participation in our Farewell Party for Fr. David and Fr. Dan! Your love and care for them was so evident in all that you did! So glad that we could send them off to their new callings with such affection and love!
BEST PARISH EVER!!
photo credit: Wanda Guercio Castro
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Chris Leo Lesaca. He was born January 26, 1979 and passed to eternal life April 28, 2018 after a bout with Leukemia and Pneumonia.
There will be a funeral Mass at St. Anne on Monday May 7 at 10 a.m. Chris is survived by his parents, Tony and Suzanne Lesaca and older brother, Martin. Chris shared his talents with St. Anne as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion when he was well.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of: Elizabeth Murtha Frazier
August 8, 1923 – April 15, 2018
Elizabeth Louis (Murtha) Frazier, 94, of Gilbert, AZ, died surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday (April 15, 2018). She is survived by her nine Children, Gerald and Dottie Frazier of East Hampton, CT, Paul Frazier of Florida, Bill and Cathy Frazier of Mesa, AZ, Joanne Frazier of Mesa, AZ, Peter Frazier of Middletown, CT, Michael and Sue Frazier of Mesa, AZ, Beth and Curtis Leggitt of Gilbert, AZ and Patrick Frazier of San Tan Valley, AZ, and her two stepchildren; Elaine Malinguaggi of Florida and Robert Frazier, Jr. of Spain. She is also survived by her two siblings, Rose D’Auria of Florida, and Robert Murtha, CT and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Born in Hartford, CT; Elizabeth was the 3rd oldest of ten, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Ina (Hayes) Murtha and was a former resident of Hartford, Rocky Hill and Cromwell, CT for many years. Along with her parents, Patrick and Ina (Hayes), her son, Mark Frazier and her husband, Robert Frazier and six siblings, Helen Post, Alice Andrioli, Katherine Murtha, Dorothy Piotroski, Lucille Vincenti, Raymond Murtha, and Frank Murtha predeceased Betty. Elizabeth (Betty) retired from Traveler’s Insurance in Hartford, CT, where she was a Claims Processor. Previously she was employed at G. Foxes Department Store, and she served as a supervisor at the Rationing Board during World War II.
The funeral Mass will be held at St. Anne on Monday April 30, 2018 at 10 a.m.