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.
Activities, Events, News, and Information
The St. Anne Annual Eucharistic Procession and picnic will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017. 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.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Young. He volunteered in a few churches until he could no longer walk well and joined the Knights of Columbus at St. Anne when he moved here.
John leaves behind his wife Lana, and daughters Cheryl and Lisa. He was born August 9, 1941 and passed into eternal life August 12, 2017.
The funeral Mass will be held at St. Anne Friday, August 25th at 10 a.m. Visitation is private.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Maria Elena Gaeta.
She was born 8-15-1939 and passed to eternal life 8-11-2017
She will have her funeral Mass said Thursday August 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne.
For more information please see: http://www.qohcfh.org/obituary/Maria-Elena-Gaeta/Gilbert-AZ/1747368
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Derek Skutnik and for comfort for his wife and young family.
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