The purpose of this ministry is to provide an avenue for young families within the parish to grow in friendship and community with one another, offering support and encouragement to both parents and children as they walk along their spiritual journey. All families with children from infancy through elementary school are invited to participate in this ministry. By fostering the growth of friendship and prayer within our own families, we hope to bring the light of Christ to the Church and the rest of the world.
“Thus the little domestic Church, like the greater Church, needs to be constantly and intensely evangelized…the family, like the Church, ought to be a place where the Gospel is transmitted and from which the Gospel radiates…the future of evangelization depends in great part on the Church of the home.”
- Saint John Paul II
Activities, Events, News, and Information
Hello lovely parishioners!
We are so excited to journey back to Babylon next week during VBS (June 11-15th)! It is going to be a fun week! BUT we still need your help! We are still short on a few volunteers!
We could use help with childcare in the morning (9am-12pm), and we are in need of more shopkeepers for the afternoon session (1-4pm). We would love to have you join our team of volunteers!
You can register to volunteer at stanneaz.org/vbs
We hope to see you in Babylon!
BATTLE CAMP 2018 for 5th-8th grade youth is a couple weeks away!
When: June 18-22, from 8am to 12pm
Where: Church hall!
We will be following the theme from this year’s VBS - Journey to Babylon. Our week long camp consists of teachings, activities & crafts, small groups and snacks for the youth.
There is no charge for this event, but I do humbly rely on your generous donations to provide snacks for my kids. Please consider donating to help us live out this amazing week.
Please register now for BATTLE Camp at this link
-—-> HERE. This way I can have an approximate headcount for snacks and supplies. -————————————————————————
- Chips, Chex-mix, pretzels, etc..
- Fruit & veggie trays.
- Cookies, ice cream, cupcakes, etc.
- Mini-water bottles, soda, juice boxes, etc
(Please contact me to arrange a time to drop off items, or you can bring items the day of Battle Camp)
Greetings in Christ,
Today is the deadline for the final payment for this year’s Steubenville Youth Conference, which will take place in Tucson, July 13-15. The reality is that some families and teens would benefit greatly from this gift of a sponsorship. If it’s possible for you to make this act of charity to those in our community, you will find the link below. This same link will have more info about the youth conference and a promo video you can also view. We will hold you in our prayers and greatly appreciate your sacrifice. God bless you and thank you for considering! If you have any questions or know a high school teen who would want to attend, please contact me ASAP!
Link to sponsor a teen:
These are the options available:
Sponsor a teen: $50
Sponsor a teen: $100
Sponsor a teen: $150
Sponsor a teen (full): $248
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
Friends, Help Our Teens Reach The Steubenville Conference in July 2018! Please Donate To Make a Difference!
Greetings in Christ,
Friends, there is no other quote that better describes the desire in the heart of our teens today than this:
“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your hearts your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.” – JP2
I humbly ask that you consider sponsoring a teen for this retreat in July. We need help. It’s been more than 5 years since they have encountered something this big outside of their own parish. Some have never even experienced a retreat outside of St. Anne.
Please consider making this commitment for a teen. If the desire even crosses your mind, see it as an invitation of our Lord to make a sacrifice for His church. The Lord is never outdone in generosity. “Love until it hurts,” says Saint Mother Teresa. God bless you.
"Some give freely, yet grow all the richer; others withhold what is due, and only suffer want." Proverbs 11:24
Sponsor a teen – $50
Sponsor a teen – $100
Sponsor a teen – $150
Sponsor a teen (full) – $248
Pay here at this Link:
*This retreat is for all high school teens, including incoming freshman and graduating seniors!
If you have any questions or want to drop off a payment instead, please contact me at my cell phone at 480-489-9819 to arrange a meeting.
Here is the Link to the Steubenville promo site and video (scroll to the bottom)
Registration for our summer Vacation Bible School journey to Babylon is open! Join us June 11-15th as we learn about Daniel’s Courage in Captivity! Both morning and afternoon sessions are available.
Register as a participant or a volunteer on the St. Anne Website: