Catholics in Action is a national lay apostolate group which depends on the secular institute Servi Trinitatis and which pertains to the Catholic Action movement. The mission of Catholics in Action is to spread the Gospel, foster sanctity and form consciences, in order to transform the world according to God’s will.
To learn more about Catholics in Action, visit their website.
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The St. Anne Community, Catholics in Action, and Infinito+1 have created a documentary called Footprints, The Path of Your Life. It is showing in many theaters around the world. You can view the documentary on your Netflix account by clicking here.
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Greetings in Christ,
We will be hiking the Wind Cave Trail in Mesa, Az on Monday, November 12th, from 9am to 12pm. This trail has been rated easy to moderate, being kid friendly. It is a 2.6 mile round trip hike, with an elevation gain of about 700 feet. The weather forecast for that day describes it as sunny with a high of 72 degrees, although during our hike it’ll be closer to 60 degrees. Please have your youth bring water and snacks (optional, althoughI do recommend they have breakfast before coming) for the hike.
Parents are welcome to join us for our hike. There is a fee to enter the park: $7 per car or if dropping off youth, $2 per person. You will enter the Usery Pass Road, off of Ellsworth, which takes you into the Usery Mountain Regional Park, and you will immediately see the paying booth. We will meet there just before 9am, please be on time, or you will miss our group. Pick up will be at 12pm.
A permission slip is attached to this post, please print out and bring the form on the day of the hike. Without a permission slip your youth will not be able to participate.
Wind Cave Trail Hike on Monday, November 12th, 9am to 12pm
Address: 3939 N Usery Pass Rd, Mesa, Az 85207
Fee: $7 per car, or $2 per individual if being dropped off
What to bring: Water, snacks, athletic/hiking shoes or boots, sun screen, hat, sweater, backpack, Rosary
Who can join: Youth and Parents!
For more details on this hike, visit the all trails site by clicking HERE
There will be no CiA Culture meeting Thursday, 11/1. Instead, we encourage you to attend the Spiritual Exercises organized by the Parish! It will begin with obligatory Mass at 6:15pm. More details for the event can be found by clicking here.
Edit: Father Sergio will be giving the talk Thursday. However, you are invited to attend the exercises every evening this week in the parish from 6:30-8:30pm.
Have a blessed rest of your week!
Greetings in Christ!
You are invited to attend an evening highlighting the life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, whom Pope St. John Paul II called “The Man of The Beatitudes.”Join us as we hear the gripping testimony from our guest speaker Kevin Becker, who experienced a miraculous healing through the intercession of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati. We also welcome Christine M. Wohar, the President of FrassatiUSA, as she speaks to Frassati’s spirit of Catholic Action.
Kevin Becker is a young adult that lives in NYC. In 2011, he fell from the second floor of a house, fracturing his skull in five places and damaging every lobe of his brain. Doctors thought he would not make it, unresponsive for 9 days. His family prayed for the intercession of Bl. Frassati and in less than three weeks after his injury he walked out of the hospital tossing a football with his brother. Not only was he completely healed, he says that he’s better than he was before his injury. The records of Kevin’s case have been sent to the Vatican; and his recovery may well be the miracle that leads to Frassati’s canonization.
Christine M. Wohar, President of FrassatiUSA
Christine Wohar is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Law and holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She was introduced to Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati by her parish priest (Fr. John Sims Baker) in 1996. Ten years later, she met one of Frassati’s nieces in Rome and made a life-changing decision. Working closely with the Frassati family, she founded FrassatiUSA — a non-profit organization that works to promote the spirituality of Pier Giorgio and to further his cause for canonization.
RSVP’ing to the event:
All event registration is being processed through the EventBrite website at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/verso-lalto-an-evening-with-blessed-pier-giorgio-frassati-tickets-51521505209?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Price: $5 per entry (to cover event costs)
You will be inspired by this powerful story of Kevin Becker’s incredible recovery from a coma and life-threatening brain injuries. This recovery has been submitted to the Vatican for review as evidence for Bl. Pier Giorgio’s canonization. Join us in praying for the canonization of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati! Verso l’alto! To the heights!
Photos: Cristero Young Adults & Catholics in Action - Washing the Feet of the Homeless (Holy Thursday)
My Cristero young adults were invited by Catholics in Action, on Holy Thursday, to imitate our Lord in an act of charity. I will share what Catholics in Action posted on their group forum…
"On Holy Thursday Catholics in Action and the Cristeros joined forces to lovingly wash the feet of those going through homelessness. What a humbling experience, yet a very joyful one…to wash the feet of a stranger…someone in need.
In talking to several of them, it was joyful to see and hear about their faith in God despite their troubles and struggles in life.
May our trust in God be as faithful as theirs."
Here are some of the photos from that day. God bless.
What beautifully reverent and prayerful Live Stations that our teens put on for us yesterday. Thank you to all who participated, especially our teens, Katrina, Jean, Mike & Dana. May you all have a Blessed Holy Saturday!
Steubenville West Conference 2018 for High School Teens ** July 13-15 @ University of Arizona in Tucson!
Hello Parents and Teens!
Registration is now open for this amazing weekend of encounter! Incoming freshman welcome! Here are the details of this powerful weekend:
“Each summer, Life Teen hosts six different Steubenville Youth Conferences with the hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys with Christ. Evangelistic in nature, these weekend conferences are both a great “introduction” to the Gospel message for new or younger teens, while offering deep and moving experiences of prayer and fellowship for even your youth group regulars. Give your teens the inspiration they need to renew not only your youth group but your entire parish community. Join us for a weekend of engaging liturgies, inspiring music, challenging talks and overwhelming joy.”
Pricing: $205** (until June 1)
Deposit Amount: $50 Due before May 1st. You can either pay by check (please make checks payable to St. Anne Catholic Church) or deliver cash To Myself with teen’s name, parent name & number)
**Price for ticket does not include transportation. This fee will be under $50 if I we fill the 30 spots I reserved Fundraising will also help with this. I will announce more on this soon.)
Please contact me on the city, email or my office to reserve a spot for your teen and arrange a date and time to drop off payment. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach me.
Office: (480) 507-4441
I will attach the schedule of this conference, and also add links to their website and a youtube video of their promo! Please continue to keep my ministry and my teens in prayer. May this yield much fruit in their lives and our community.
Let the children come,
Steubenville West Conference Webpage
Youtube Promo Video of Steubenville West Conference