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 Frances August at (480) 632-0429, or send a message via My St. Anne.
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Please pray for the repose of the soul ofVivian Miller.She was born April 23, 1955 and left for God’s care March 24, 2017.
Mesa, AZ USA 85204
St Anne’s Catholic Church
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
Mesa, AZ 85204
Date of Birth: 5/21/1942
Date of Death: 9/8/2016
Funeral Mass: Thursday, September 29th @ 10:00am
Celebrant: Fr. Sergio
Dear St. Anne Community,
I’ve been a part of this community for many years and one of the things that I love about it is how much you have embraced me and my little ones with your kindness. Thank you! But today, instead of updating you on some ministry or making some announcement about some activity I’m involved in, I would like for you to consider the possibility of helping one of our parishioners and her family.
I ask for time, not money. Compassion, not things. Commitment and kindness. We have a parishioner who is no longer able to attend Mass at St. Anne because of a deminished immune system as a result of chemotherapy whe is receiving. Presently, her husband takes her to her medical appointments, but that will end at the end of this month as a result of him having to move to California to support the family. Mom and her young daughter will stay behind until they can join in in a years time. There are many things they will need as time progresses, but right now I wonder if someone out there has the time, compassion and strength to be the light for her during a very difficult time.
They are in need of someone to drive her to her chemotherapy appointments 1 – 2 times a month, on Wednesdays frm 7 am – 12pm. She would need to be picked up, accompanied and taken home. Right now, she is able to drive herself to treatmet once a month because it is less toxic on her system, but she needs help for the more difficult treatment. In time, that many change and she may require that she be driven during both appointments. Always on wednesday and during alternating weeks, at Mercy Gilbert. They have offered to pay for gas if that is something someone needs. They live in Higley Groves East on the NW corner of Higley and Elliot.
In addition, their young daughter will now carry the load of cooking, cleaning and laundry in addition to maintaining her normal High School curriculum. If someone is available to aid in cleaning their home, doing laundry or performing some maintenance, that would be an incredibly generous gift for this family. Maybe even a referral for an affordable cleaning service that we can provide to the family could be useful.
For those in Ministry of Care, can we have someone visit her to provide communion? Thank you.
Please message me here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and contact information. Thank you for everything. God bless you.
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!
The Ministry of Care Needs You….
to bring HOLY EUCHARIST to our suffering parishioners who are homebound, in care facilities or in hospice. We also serve at Banner Gateway Hospital, jails, and prisons.
Training classes for NEW ministers will be on Jan. 16, Jan. 30, and Feb. 6. You must attend all three classes and be a member of the parish for one year. *
Sign-up at our ministry table on the weekend of Jan. 9-10. Or, call the ministry phone at (480) 507-4495, leaving your name and phone number. Thank you.
* Note: One make-up class will be offered.