St. Anne is a lively parish that provides various ways for its parish members to be active participants of the faith. As Pope St. John Paul II wrote:
"One way of renewing parishes, especially urgent for parishes in
large cities might be to consider the parish as a community of
communities and movements."
These various groups or "communities," although distinct, work towards the common goal of spiritual growth and family within one large community, making St. Anne a community, of communities. View the list below to see what groups you can become a part of!
Catholics in Action
Catholics in Action is an apostolate group that 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
Challenge Catholic Girls' Club
Challenge is a club for girls to grow in virtue, friendship, and the Catholic faith. It's designed to help adolescent girls go out into the world and make a positive impact as strong and authentic Catholic role models. The dual approach of combined apostolic work and formation helps to unite the girls with Christ in order to live virtue, find happiness and make a difference.
The Cursillo Movement is a movement of the Catholic Church. The name cursillo is Spanish, meaning short course, and is often associated with a three-day weekend which is only one aspect of the Cursillo Movement. The proper name is Cursillo de Cristiandad (short course of Christianity). In general, it teaches laypeople how to become effective Catholic leaders and to take what they learn out into the world. Personal spiritual development is paramount along with staying strong in the faith by sharing in regular reunions with other participants.
To learn more about the Cursillo Movement in Phoenix, visit their website.
English Language Learners
This ministry provides an English Language Learning (ELL) service for those who live in our area of this country and want to learn its language, but are refused access to this service from state and municipal sources or are more comfortable receiving this training in a church environment.
The Guadalupanas meets on the second Thursday of the month and attends Mass as a group on the second Sunday of each month. During the meetings, the rosary is prayed for special intentions and needs, as well as presenting a bouquet of roses to Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Guadalupanas prepare for the feast day of Our Lady by praying a novena at Our Lady's shrine. Per the group's tradition, a mariachi band serenades "Mañanitas" to Our Lady in the early morning followed by a Mass. Following Mass, hot chocolate, coffee, and Mexican cookies are shared with everyone.
For more information, contact Argelia Peralta at (480) 633-3050.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. The social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief, and public relief works.
To learn more about KoC visit their Facebook page.
Knights of Columbus - Ladies' Auxiliary
The purpose of the Ladies' Auxiliary is faith, friendship, and service. The Ladies' Auxiliary provides the opportunity for wives, mothers, daughters, granddaughters, sisters, and widows of Knights of Columbus members to come together in fellowship with the primary goal of providing assistance to the St. Anne Knights of Columbus council. We also assist St. Anne and its community and provide help to charitable organizations within the community of Gilbert.
Lamb of God
The mission of Lamb of God Charismatic Prayer Group is to form disciples of Christ whose hearts are turned to God in worship and who are renewed and enlivened by the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit and the teachings of the Catholic Church. We aspire to radiate God's light and love with lives given in obedience and service to our Lord Jesus and his church.
Magis (pronounced Mah-Jis) in Latin means “more.” In some contexts, it can mean “the even more” - the furthest frontier. The goal of Magis Women is to offer resources that will lead individuals to their more by fully embracing the person God created them to be and the beautiful life He has in store for them. For more information, please visit www.magiscenter.com, contact Marcy Peterson.
A welcoming ministry for anyone who, for various reasons, has drifted away from the sacraments and the full practice of the faith. Because of our baptism, we are members of one family. Come take another look at the church of your childhood. We'll never judge or condemn. Let's walk together in good times and in bad, through laughter and through tears!
For more information, please contact Aurora Sarmiento at (480) 507-4433, or by email.
Sons of St. Joseph
A fellowship group intended for men to learn together about the calling of masculinity and spiritually that each man possesses. Each gathering typically includes prayer, song, Bible study, and sharing our personal journey.
For more information, please contact Jim Montgomery at (602) 777-6209.
St. Andrew School of Evangelization
Our name was derived from the apostle St. Andrew, because we're looking for others like Peter the apostle, who serve, love, and proclaim our Lord Jesus.
For more information, contact Laura Bermudez at (480) 232-7793.
St. Peregrine's Prayer Partners
Established in 1996 by a former parishioner and cancer survivor, St. Peregrine's Prayer Partners consists of people from many walks of life who come together, virtually, to ask the intercession of St. Peregrine for his intercession for the many needs of our family and friends.
For more information, contact Jane Mintzer at (480) 813-4611, by e-mail at Saint.Peregrine@yahoo.com.