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.
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A special thanks to Deacon Bob who gave the blessing, and a thank you to all those who joined us on that special day! God bless you!
Did you enjoy the previous Dynamic Catholic events? Never been to one? Here’s your chance to dive deeper into becoming the best version yourself!
FIND YOUR GREATNESS with Dr. Allen Hunt
St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish
January 20, 2018 – 9am-1:30pm
Tickets available online at dynamic catholic.com
Don’t wait to buy tickets— only 1000 available and sure to sell out!
We are finally getting ready to release on DVD the Catholics in Action film, Footprints: The Path of Your Life. Our goal is to have it ready to release before Christmas time, but we need YOUR help to get us there!
We need help creating subtitles for the Extras for the DVD. Currently, they are all in Spanish so the volunteer must be bilingual. However, we may be able to break the task up so that the some of the task can be done without that need (i.e. merging the video/audio files). The videos would need to be first transcribed, then translated using the subtitle service Vimeo offers. By the time you’re done, you’ll know more about the Behind The Scenes of Footprints than the pilgrims themselves!
You don’t need to be an expert of any kind or have experience creating subtitles. Just having basic familiarity with technology and typing ability is enough. Plus you will have support for any questions along the way after the task is explained.
If you’re interested in serving in this way, comment here or send me a message. This is just one of the unique ways you can offer your talents for the apostolate, knowing your work will go a very long way, and reach the homes of many souls across the country.
Peace and God bless.
God is the God of second chances, I’ve heard. Although, I’m way beyond the second chance, more like 400th chance, since I always screw up. So in trying to imitate our Lord, I’m posting another opportunity to be generous with Him, since the post about core leaders for our teens went unanswered, sadly. I’m looking for someone to help me with teaching teens that are preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The year begins next Thursday, with class starting at 6:30pm and concluding at 8pm. It is important to note, that these times won’t allow you to participate in the parish Holy Hour, but will allow you to make the CiA meetings on time.
You’re probably asking, “Why is this last minute? The class is next week?” Well, this year our Faith Formation department learned the meaning of Christ’s words in a personal way, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” It was difficult to find volunteers, for health reasons, personal and other reasons that only the Lord knows; so I offered to help. And, please, continue to keep all those who give of their time in your intentions.
A few years ago I taught RCIC, which was a energetic class of 7 to 11 year olds. I can’t even begin to tell you of the graces and lessons I learned from the kids. It was also a year full of joy and blessings in my own spiritual life. The best thing too, is seeing them around the parish and how much they’ve grown - spiritually and physically!
The Lord is never outdone in generosity. So be generous with Him. Please, I humbly ask, to consider these opportunities of grace. I need someone ASAP. Contact me if you want more information. I’ll leave my cell # at the bottom. I’m praying for you.
Pray for me,
Pope St. John Paul II in his apostolic exhortation, Catechesi Tradendae (Catechesis in our time):
“Your work is often lowly and hidden but it is carried out with ardent and generous zeal, and it is an eminent form of the lay apostolate, a form that is particularly important where for various reasons children and young people do not receive suitable religious training in the home. How many of us have received from people like you our first notions of catechism and our preparation for the sacrament of Penance, for our first Communion and Confirmation!”
The Lord has been good to us, especially in our parish youth ministry. Father asked me this morning how things were going, and I told him that my high school BOLD youth group has nearly doubled in size. He laughed and said, “The multiplication of the loaves.” I think I laughed more at him laughing at his own joke, than the actual joke itself. haha. But, he’s right, this is definitely a miracle. Especially, because the life of a teen is hard. Particularly, a Catholic Christian teen. School & activities, planning for college, faith, culture and social norms, identity, problems at home; the list goes on. No surprise why research found that suicide and substance abuse rates were at a 40-year high recently.
Our teens need our support, guidance, prayers and love. The angelic doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas said, “To convert someone is to take them by the hand and guide them.” And, this is our mission as leaders, our universal call, to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ, who tells us, “Come to me, all you who are labored and burdened, and I will give you rest,” to the ones who need it most.
Prayerfully consider this commitment of love to our youth. We meet Sundays after the 5pm Mass, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. You must be updated with all your safe environment requirements (I will leave dates for classes below). Please contact me if you feel generous enough to help be a leader to our teens. Thank you and I leave you with this quote from the great Pope St. John Paul II.
“”uc">There is no place for selfishness and no place for fear! Do not be afraid, then, when love makes demands. Do not be afraid when love requires sacrifice"
Pray for me,
Sept. 13 @ 6pm - Spanish Safe Environment Training @ St. Anne JP2
Sept. 20 @ 6pm - English Safe Environment Training @ St. Anne JP2
What an amazing and blessed weekend!
The United Nations Statue of Our Lady of Fatima along with the relics of St. Francisco and St. Jacinta and a piece of the holm oak tree that our Lady appeared on arrived on Thursday evening and were with us until Saturday evening. Hundreds of people came over that time to honor our Lady of Fatima and to reverence the relics of the young saints —and for her birthday celebration on Friday evening! The church was filled to capacity for her beautiful farewell Mass with Bishop Olmsted on Saturday evening.
On Saturday, 700 people attended the marriage conference, Whatever God Wants with Jason and Crystalina Evert and Gianna Emanuela Molla! Many thanks to the Diocese of Phoenix Office of Marriage and Respect Life, to Catholics in Action, and to Young Family Ministry for an uplifting and inspiring event!
Sunday evening, Gianna Emanuela Molla shared her testimony again with KLESIS—our marriage enrichment group for Spanish-speaking couples- with over 250 in attendance!
A huge thank you to everyone who prayed for, supported, organized, donated, cooked, emailed, answered phones, manned tables,stuffed bags, directed traffic, set up, took down, cleaned up and everything in between!!!
Special thanks to Fr. Sergio, Fr. David, Fr. Dan, Mike Phelan, Coleen Austin, Alia Suchomski, Aurora Sarmiento, Dcn. Andrew Gilliland, Catholics in Action and the Knights of Columbus for all of their efforts to make this weekend one to remember for a lifetime.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!
We have the most fantastic parish in the world!