Catholics in Action is an apostolate group which depends on the secular institute Servi Trinitatis and which configures itself as Catholic Action. Or in other words: Catholics in Action is a Catholic Action group which the Church has entrusted through its hierarchy to the secular institute Servi Trinitatis. With lay apostolate and fidelity to the pope being two of Servi Trinitatis' ends, it's understandable that it would assume, in a particular way, the call of the Church to promote this lay apostolate, which is the Catholic Action, wherever it develops its own. In this manner, Servi Trinitatis contributes to laity finding their way towards sainthood in their faithfulness to the Gospel, in the development of its activity throughout the world, and with the purpose of working to win souls for Christ. At this time, the secular institute of Servi Trinitatis is developing its apostolate at the parish of St. Anne, in Gilbert, Arizona.
To learn more about Catholics in Action, visit their website.
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. On October 28th it will be released in the United States! If you are near Phoenix, Arizona, you can see this movie between October 28th and November 3rd at the Harkins Theater in Chandler. Tickets are available online at several locations.
Activities, Events, News, and Information
Greetings in Christ!
On Monday, April 23rd, come hang out and grab a bite to eat with Fr. Dan and Fr. Chris Axline, parochial administrator of our neighboring parish - St. Mary Magdalene. All young adults from ages 21 to 35 are welcome for a night of discussion and fellowship. This is a great opportunity to build community and encounter authentic friendships, or to learn more about your faith by asking our priests those questions that have been in your heart. We hope to see you there! God bless.
Blue 32 Sports Grill
1524 E Williams Field Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85295
Greetings in Christ,
Our monthly basketball game with our Priests is here again! Come and challenge them to a friendly game of basketball on Monday, April 16th, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Freestone Park. We will have a few scrimmage games for the first hour with all the youth, and then a young adults vs. priests scrimmage for the last hour. Hope to see you there!
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
Do you have a free afternoon? We need your help filling the Easter eggs that will be handed out after Easter Masses!
Eggs and supplies will be located in the Parish Office. If you are interested in helping, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or message me via the City!
Greetings in Christ,
Come join us for our annual Youth BBQ & Paintball event, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Saturday, April 14th, 2018 @ Wild West Paintball in East Mesa. This year the admission fee will be $20 a player, a big discount from their recently raised fee of $45. The admission fee includes: paintball gun, armor (vest and mask), paintballs and lunch that will be provided by the Knights.
Our event will be from 9am to 1pm, and I advise to get there early so you can be guaranteed all your equipment. Also, because of our budget, thanks to the Knights, it will be ‘first come first serve’ for the discounted fee, so this means once we reach our cap, you will have to pay full price. So please get there early!
There will be a spiritual teaching during lunch on ‘Drawing our strength from the Lord,’ tying in the tactics of paintball to spiritual warfare. Don’t miss out! We are very excited to see you all for this event! Remember, parents, there will be a waiver that needs to be signed before playing, I will attach a copy of that here. Or, you can fill it out the day of. Please bring exact change the day of the event to make it easier for payment. Wear long sleeve clothing and pants for better protection, if this is your first time.
What: Youth BBQ & Paintball
When: Saturday, April 14th from 9am to 1pm
Where: Wild West Paintball - 19283 E Elliot Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212
Fee: $20 a player
If you have any questions, please contact me. God bless you.
It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the passing of Jim Elia. Jim passed away peacefully this afternoon at his home surrounded by his family. Please keep Jim and his family in your prayers.
As funeral arrangements are finalized , we will post the information on The City.
Eternal rest grant unto Jim, O Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon him.