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Greetings in Christ,
We are SO EXCITED for this coming weekend for the Steubenville West Youth Conference in Tucson. I humbly invite all parishioners to please keep my teens and all attending this weekend of encounter in their prayers.
I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support that we have received. This weekend would not be possible without you! Count on our prayers as we worship our Lord throughout the weekend with thousands of teens.
Attached are two forms: Our Packing List and other Steubenville info for teens/parents & the Steubenville conference Schedule. If you have any questions, please contact me by email or my office number provided below.
Departure for Steubenville is on Friday, July 13th. I ask all teens and chaperones to be at St. Anne no later than 9:30am for check in. Our arrival time on Sunday, July 15th will be around 3:30pm. (This info is on the packing list form)
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!
Judy Gaitan, along with their children, Andrew and Sara, want to share with us the passing of their beloved husband and father, Rudy. Rudy passed away on Thursday and it has been a great shock to Judy, Andrew and Sara. They ask for your prayers and support in the days to come.
Rudy was a lifelong parishioner of St. Anne and he and Judy raised their family here. Over the past 45 years we have had the joy of watching their family live, love and grow here in our parish. They have served our parish family so faithfully over these years. Rudy will be so greatly missed
Rudy’s viewing will take place here at St. Anne on Wednesday, June 20th at 6pm with Rosary to follow at 7pm. Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, June 21st at 11am. Internment will follow the Mass at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Mesa.
A funeral luncheon will follow the internment at St. Anne Parish Hall.
Eternal rest grant unto Rudy, O Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon him…
Greetings, all! Thank you all so much for your participation in our Farewell Party for Fr. David and Fr. Dan! Your love and care for them was so evident in all that you did! So glad that we could send them off to their new callings with such affection and love!
BEST PARISH EVER!!
photo credit: Wanda Guercio Castro
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.
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!