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
St Anne Roman Catholic Parish would like to invite all men ages 15 and older to attend the Diocese of Phoenix 2018 Catholic Men’s Conference. This is a great way to increase and to grow your faith while fostering a community of men both here at St Anne and our neighboring parishes.
We want as many guys as possible to purchase their tickets before December 13th as we would like to know who is planning to go in order to purchase the tickets for St Anne as a group.
Please prayerfully consider being part with us. We are also encouraging those who can offer to help with a financial gift to sponsor another man who might not be able to afford a ticket, the opportunity to attend.
For more information please visit http://www.cmfp.org/2018conference.php
Or contact Mike Zazick.
Greetings in Christ,
Our monthly basketball game with our priests is here again! Come and challenge them in a friendly game of basketball on Monday, December 11th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Freestone Park. We will have a few warm-up scrimmage games for the first hour with all the youth, and then the young adults vs priests for the remainder of the night. Hope to see you there!
Friday, December 15th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
and Saturday, December 16th, 9:00 am – 3:45 pm
Join us in the parish hall as we….
- TOUCH and TASTE the WONDERS so often missed in Your life.
- Understand the unfolding of God’s Grace through a pilgrimage of Prayer.
- Rediscover your Sense of Wonder for the birth of Christ Jesus.
- Reach Forward in Joy for the Love of Jesus as we pray prayers for healing for you and your family.
This event is for adults only. Due to limited space in the hall, we are offering tickets for free online:
Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore
(Emeritus from Diocese of Dodge City, KS)
A gifted storyteller and homilist from the diocese of Dodge City, Kansas, Bishop Gilmore takes you into the heart of prayer and into the mystery of Wonder at Advent.
(Founder of Grace that Reigns)
From Vancouver, Canada, Jacqueline spreads the Advent Message by offering opportunities for God’s healing Grace to transform lives.
FOR YOUNG MEN - because we believe that ALL Catholic men need to take their rightful place in their family, school, Church, and community as a man of God. This elevating day will bring authentic speakers, which include Jason Evert, Fr. John Muir, Franciscan Friar of the Holy Spirit - Fr. Benedict Mary, FHS, Fr. Fernando Camou, and Ryan Ayala. Their powerful talks will help strengthen, enrich, and support your life of faith. You can also expect the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, break-out sessions, video, lunch, snacks, and an outdoor activity.
In our day, there’s widespread doubt and confusion surrounding God. Can I know Him? Can I trust Him? Without a connection to God, it’s hard to live without fears and anxieties: Who am I? What’s my purpose? Where am I going?
The good news is that there are real ways to know our meaning in God, to never feel alone, and to live with purpose. Don’t miss out on this opportunity of grace and joy!!
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” - Jer. 17:8
You can purchase your tickets by clicking on the following link. The price for an individual ticket is $20, but with our parish group discount you can purchase a ticket for $10. Please make sure that when you visit the link, you choose the option for “group rate” so the discount may apply.
On the day of the event, we will meet at the conference, which will be in Scottsdale @ St. Bernadette Parish:
16245 N 60th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
The event will be from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Try to arrive 15 min early to meet up with our group. We will coordinate more as the event approaches.
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact me.
There is a volleyball tournament sponsored by the Phoenix chapter of Encuentro de Promociones Juveniles (Youth Encounters) to raise funds for one of their events. They are recruiting teams of 8-10 people where 6 are on the court at a time.
If you are interested in Volleyball-ing with other young adults from across the diocese please sign up! We can then decide on a date to practice that works for all that are interested. Registration deadline is Friday Dec 8th but hopefully we can know who wants to participate before then.
Entry to the tournament is $10/person. The tournament goes from 8am and on…depending on how well you do.
Greetings in Christ,
After a successful first meeting of brainstorming our itinerary, accommodations and flights, I want to share the details with those who couldn’t make it. I should mention, If you are a young adult from ages 18 to 35 and are interested in joining, please contact me ASAP.
Here are the details (Note: we are still in process of finalizing the trip):
We fly out Wednesday, January 24th - It is not necessary, but would be convenient, if we can book the same flight. The window of time we discussed for departure from Phoenix should be between noon and 5pm on Wednesday. Upon arrival, we would check in at our hotel, have dinner and then Fr Dan would celebrate Mass.
Thursday, January 25th - This will be a free day after breakfast and Mass. Some Ideas discussed: visiting the Mission of St Francis of Assisi. Praying the rosary at the Golden Gate Bridge. Deep sea fishing (guess who decided that?). Seeing Alcatraz or other tourist spots.
Friday, January 26th - Spend the day together as a group. Walk for Life Prayer Vigil with the Dominican Friars @ St. Dominic’s Church: Vespers, Mass and Holy Hour. Then the ‘All Night Eucharistic Adoration’ begins at Sts. Peter and Paul Church (optional).
Saturday, January 27th - Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 9:30am. Silent No More Awareness Campaign @ 10:45 to 12:15pm. Walk for Life 12:30pm to 1:30pm. BBQ and Holy Hour at Mary, Star of the Sea Church at 5:00pm. Catholic Underground Bay Area Concert and Franciscan Friars of the Renewal at 7pm in Berkeley.
Sunday, January 28th - Mass, Discuss our experience over Brunch, and then fly out from noon to 2pm.
Flights to San Francisco: We’ve seen flights from $130 to $210. Please have your flight purchased by our next meeting, which will be Sunday, Dec. 10th at 3:00pm (location on church campus - will be announced soon).
Accommodations: Still looking in to this, but we will be staying in a hotel. One idea discussed was being hosted by a church or Catholic school, but we decided not to pursue this.
Any suggestions that you may have, please let me know. Thank you. God bless you.
*Next meeting will be Sunday, Dec. 10th at 3:00pm (location on church campus - will be announced soon).