When is the church open?
The main church doors are open from 6 am until 9 pm for private prayer with a protocol for social distancing mandated. Our parish offices are closed to in-person visits at this time in accordance with the recent Diocesan policy. However, our parish staff is working in the office and remotely to care for your needs as effectively as possible.
Is Mass being offered and am I required to attend Sunday Mass?
Yes, Mass is offered. On March 16, 2020 Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted dispensed all Catholics residing in or visiting the Diocese of Phoenix from the obligation to attend Holy Mass. This general dispensation continues in force, so there is no obligation to attend the Sunday Mass in person.
Public Masses have resumed with restrictions.
What is social distancing
Social Distancing or Physical Distancing guidelines ask everyone to keep at least six feet apart when coming into contact with others.
When is Mass being streamed?
Our current Mass times include live-streaming daily. For the most up-to-date Mass schedule, please click here. The hours below are up-to-date as of October 7th and have been in effect since June:
- Sunday: 7 a.m. (English), 8:30 a.m. (English), 10 a.m. (English), 11:30 a.m. (English), 1 p.m. (Spanish), 3 p.m. Tridentine in Latin (Low Mass) & 5:30 p.m. (Spanish)
- Monday & Tuesday: 7 a.m. (English), 12 p.m. (English), & 6:15 p.m. (Spanish)
- Wednesday: 7 a.m. (Tridentine-Latin), 12 p.m. (English)
- Thursday: 7 a.m. (English), 12 p.m. (English) & 6:15 p.m. (English)
- Friday: 7 a.m. (Tridentine-Latin), 12 p.m. (English) & 6:15 p.m. (English)
- Saturday: 7 a.m. (English), 3 p.m. (Vigil - English), 4:30 p.m. (Vigil - English), 6:30 p.m. (Vigil - Spanish)
When will the faithful be able to participate in Church gatherings, ministries, and programs again?
While public Masses have resumed with restrictions, other meetings are yet to be determined. The Diocese of Phoenix is closely monitoring the situation and following recommendations from the CDC and our local and federal governments. Once it is safe to gather in larger crowds, Bishop Olmsted will give permission for such gatherings to occur again.
Is the sacrament of confession being offered right now?
Yes, confession is available Monday and Friday from 3 pm until 6 pm, and on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 am until 11:30 am. The line for Confessions forms outside. Confessions are in the entrance of the John Paul II room with physical distance between the priest and penitent.
Are Baptism being offered right now?
Planned or emergency Baptisms will be celebrated taking into account the limit of people. For more information please contact Sister Viviana at 480-507-4434 or email her here.
What about Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion to the sick and homebound?
At the present moment, the Sacraments of Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion will only be offered to those who are actively dying. Until further notice, only priests are permitted to bring Holy Communion to the dying.
What is planned for Confirmations and First Communions
Faith Formation is currently working to coordinate times for celebrations with families and we have begun to celebrate these sacraments for those who have been prepared in our programs.
Will there still be weddings?
Weddings can be celebrated. The number of people who can be in attendance is limited and physical distancing protocols must be observed.
How are funerals being handled?
Funerals can be celebrated. The number of people who can be in attendance is limited and physical distancing protocols must be observed.
How is the parish reaching out to the community?
Friends of the Needy is working to meet needs. They are only dealing with canned foods at this time.
Please stay connected through Flocknote, the parish website, Facebook, and the parish app for continued information about resources and information for our current status.
Are counseling services available for dealing with COVID-19 and its effects?
Saint Anne has established a relationship with 3 professionals in counseling services (two of them are parishioners of Saint Anne) to help people or families emotionally or psychologically affected by the current COVID-19 crisis: Michelle Goodwin, LPC (Saint Raphael Counseling); Claudia Lopez, LPC (Ave Maria Counseling) and Diana Hernández, LAC (Fleur-del-Lis Counseling).
The terms of the agreement with them are as follows: they will offer a consultation, free of charge, for 50 minutes, for registered parishioners of Saint Anne, in English or Spanish, for matters of a psychological and/or emotional nature related to COVID- 19.
In this consultation, which will be through a phone call or video, they will receive support according to the nature of the problem. From there, if the person or family wants to continue with them, they should request a regular appointment as a paying client. Due to current circumstances, they are open to considering pro-bono (without cost) therapy for one month if necessary.
To contact these professionals, we ask that you follow this link: CLICK HERE
What is happening with CGS, Religious Education, and Adult Faith Formation Classes?
Here are some ways that our Faith Formation team is reaching out to our families - Please check your Flocknote group for more detailed information or contact your ministry coordinator.Contact Us
- BOLD High School Ministry
BOLD Virtual Youth Group - Visit Flocknote Group for meeting times.
- BATTLE Jr. High Ministry
BATTLE Virtual Youth Group - Visit Flocknote Group for meeting times.
Cristeros Virtual Youth Group - Visit Flocknote Group for meeting times.
- RCIA for Children and Teens
At-Home Lesson Plans
- Sacraments for Older Children
Weekly online updates in your Flocknote group
Weekly online updates for parents on Flocknote
- Marriage Preparation
Love always finds a way! Marriage Preparation is moving forward using virtual meetings and online classes. Please contact Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Catequesis Familiar
Seamos Iglesia viva: compartiendo la Espera.Es el Segundo Domingo que nos los voy a ver llegar a “la Iglesia”, nuevamente extrañaremos sus sonrisas, sus saludos, sus servicios en los ministerios, sus detalles que siempre han tenido con nosotras, pero especialmente extrañaremos a los niños.Hermanos los invitamos a convertirnos en una IGLESIA viva firme en la Esperanza en Jesucristo quien nos acompaña ahora en como ‘Iglesia domestica” en estas semanas donde la caridad y fe se ven purificadas.
Una esperanza que puede contrarrestar el miedo y el aislamiento, les invitamos a NO dejarnos robar la Esperanza que en estos momento consiste en aprender a vivir y Compartir la Pasión, muerte y Resurrección de Jesús en esta semana Santa en sus propios hogares y a través de los medios de comunicación, somos una Iglesia que fue invitada a salir y llevar la caridad, la solidaridad y la Esperanza, todos Podemos hacemos que “nuestra Iglesia Viva”.
How can I have a Mass said for someone?
All current Mass intentions are continuing to be celebrated by our parish priests in their daily private Masses. We are actively working on an online system to allow for new Mass intentions and we ask for your patience as we work to complete this. Once this is available we will send out a parish notice.
How can I participate in the Blessing of Homes with the Blessed Sacrament?
The demonstrations of faith lived in our parish in recent weeks with the visit of the sacramental Jesus to the homes of our parishioners, will forever form part of the history of Saint Anne. As a priest, I was able to witness the action of grace in a way that I had rarely experienced in the exercise of my ministry. Where there was sadness, the passage of Christ brought joy. Where there was discouragement, the Eucharist sowed hope. Where someone lived in solitude, Jesus brought his closeness in the Blessed Sacrament.
Many of you have shared with me some of the experiences of those visits and the benefits it produced for you and your children. Just waiting was a great opportunity for the evangelization of families, as well as being a public testimony of your faith among your neighbors. Families kneeling at the entrance of their homes, receiving the blessing with the Blessed Sacrament... "Evangelized" families who evangelize with that eloquent testimony of faith in the mystery of the Eucharist. Thank you for your courageous example and your devotion to Christ in the Blessed Sacrament!
We want to continue this practice while the COVID-19 situation lasts, with the purpose of showing you the closeness of Christ at this time. His blessing will protect you in this trial that we are enduring. Obviously, when Sunday Masses are resumed with public attendance, we will have to interrupt this practice due to the need to be in the church for the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
To the parishioners who have not yet signed up for this blessing, I encourage you to do so through this link: https://stanneaz.org/blessing
How can I help?
- Prayers - Resources are available here. We encourage everyone to keep each other in prayer during these times and stay healthy while using proper social distancing per CDC recommendations.
- Donations at St. Anne - Without your help now, we will not be able to endure this situation for long. For this reason, we encourage you to donate online below:
Where can I sign up for the latest parish updates?
How do I become a member of St. Anne Parish?
All you need to do to become a parishioner is attend one of our Come and See Sunday events. For more information, click on Join St. Anne.
How can I obtain my sacraments certificate?
I'm interested in becoming Catholic. What's next?
We are excited for you and welcome you to our parish! We encourage you to contact Donna Kano for information and upcoming online classes.