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
July 9: Freestone Park - Water Balloon Fight, Soccer & Basketball w/ our Priests & Victor the Seminarian!
Greetings in Christ,
An invitation to all our youth! Come join us on Monday, July 9th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm @ Freestone Park. We will gather for games, pizza and to hear the vocation story of Victor Fructuoso, the seminarian on a summer parish assignment here at St. Anne!
Schedule for the night:
6:30pm Start with Prayer and then begin our games (water ballon fight & soccer)
7:30pm Pizza Time!
8:00pm Victor’s Vocation story
8:20pm-9:30pm Basketball and then end with prayer and a blessing
Hope to see you all there!
BATTLE CAMP 2018 for 5th-8th grade youth is a couple weeks away!
When: June 18-22, from 8am to 12pm
Where: Church hall!
We will be following the theme from this year’s VBS - Journey to Babylon. Our week long camp consists of teachings, activities & crafts, small groups and snacks for the youth.
There is no charge for this event, but I do humbly rely on your generous donations to provide snacks for my kids. Please consider donating to help us live out this amazing week.
Please register now for BATTLE Camp at this link
-—-> HERE. This way I can have an approximate headcount for snacks and supplies. -————————————————————————
- Chips, Chex-mix, pretzels, etc..
- Fruit & veggie trays.
- Cookies, ice cream, cupcakes, etc.
- Mini-water bottles, soda, juice boxes, etc
(Please contact me to arrange a time to drop off items, or you can bring items the day of Battle Camp)
Discipleship ‘Lectio Divina’ is our summer gathering where junior high/high school teens are invited to grow deeper with Christ in sacred scripture. Our mission is for our teens to be confident enough to pick up the bible on their own, for answers, for study, prayer and relationship. We will guide them in their encounter through the Word and with the Word, allowing them to break open the mystery of the scriptures through their own curiosity, redirecting it into prayer. We hope to see you soon! Peace and God bless. Pray for my teens.
Bible Study Dates: June 3rd, June 17th, June 24th, July 1st, July 8th, July 22nd.
*The BOLD High School Schedule for this upcoming year will be posted soon. Thank you for your patience.
Greetings in Christ,
BATTLE Camp 2018 for 5th-8th grade youth is here again! June 18-22, from 8am to 12pm in the church hall! We will be following the theme from this year’s VBS - Journey to Babylon.
Our week long camp consists of teachings, activities & crafts, small groups and snacks for the youth. For the 3rd year now, I have not charged a fee for this event, but I do humbly rely on your generous donations to provide snacks for my kids. Please consider donating to help us live out this amazing week.
Here is a link to register. This way I can have an approximate headcount. Also, I will add another post for items (snacks) that we will need. Thank you so much, friends. Please pray for our youth.
Friends, Help Our Teens Reach The Steubenville Conference in July 2018! Please Donate To Make a Difference!
Greetings in Christ,
Friends, there is no other quote that better describes the desire in the heart of our teens today than this:
“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your hearts your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.” – JP2
I humbly ask that you consider sponsoring a teen for this retreat in July. We need help. It’s been more than 5 years since they have encountered something this big outside of their own parish. Some have never even experienced a retreat outside of St. Anne.
Please consider making this commitment for a teen. If the desire even crosses your mind, see it as an invitation of our Lord to make a sacrifice for His church. The Lord is never outdone in generosity. “Love until it hurts,” says Saint Mother Teresa. God bless you.
"Some give freely, yet grow all the richer; others withhold what is due, and only suffer want." Proverbs 11:24
Sponsor a teen – $50
Sponsor a teen – $100
Sponsor a teen – $150
Sponsor a teen (full) – $248
Pay here at this Link:
*This retreat is for all high school teens, including incoming freshman and graduating seniors!
If you have any questions or want to drop off a payment instead, please contact me at my cell phone at 480-489-9819 to arrange a meeting.
Here is the Link to the Steubenville promo site and video (scroll to the bottom)
Our Paintball Event, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, was again a success! Many new smiling faces that joined us today – Blessed be God! I gave them a teaching from the Divine Mercy devotion on Spiritual Warfare, which Christ gave to St. Faustina. I told them that the formula for sainthood is perseverance through our failures and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ, that He walks with them always and that they are never alone! A special thank you to all who helped out and supported us – Knights of Columbus, Ladies Auxiliary, The Crossley family!