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  • St. Vincent De Paul – A Story of Hope

    March 29, 2023

    A 55-year-old single mother who is homeless and addicted to heroin reached out to St. Vincent de Paul for help.  Her addiction story began at Ballard High School, drinking heavily with her schoolmates. That evolved into experimenting with various other drugs. She held various jobs after high school, her favorite being the office administrator at a local cemetery. She found job stability while raising her daughter (now 28 years old) as the fund raiser for her daughter’s sport’s program. As chairwoman, she raised $10,000 annually for the sport teams. Unfortunately, she fell into a downward spiral of relationships with drug addicts which culminated with losing her home and having to move all her belongings into storage. When we spoke she was enroute to a 30-day treatment facility in eastern Washington. She had successfully completed a 7-day detox at Providence, which helped her access this program.  After two weeks of waiting for an opening, she was finally on her way to check in. The treatment program guarantees transitional housing for her upon successful completion of the program, and she is appropriately excited about starting over. She needed $396.20 to prevent her belongings from being sold since she has no income at this point. She will need her belongings when she completes the program and moves into transitional housing. With significant support, her life could change forever. You are part of that support and she thanks you. – Laurie Finn



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  • Holy Week & Easter Schedule

    March 23, 2023

    April 6th
    Last Supper Service 7pm


    April 7th
    Living Stations of the Cross 2:15pm
    Good Friday Service 7pm – Livestreamed


    April 8th
    Easter Vigil Mass 8:30pm – – Livestreamed


    April 9th
    Masses at 8AM and 10AM
    Only 10AM Mass Livestreamed

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  • Stations of the Cross – Bach’s ‘The Well Tempered Clavier’

    March 23, 2023

    Wednesday, March 29th 
    7pm – 8pm
    St. Anne Church

    Bach, as all Baroque composers, attempted to express a single emotion with each piece. The Well-Tempered Clavier is a collection in two books of 96 different pieces, four in each key. It was frankly revolutionary for its time, and is still revered by pianists, organists, and composers. With so many opportunities to give musical garb to emotion, there is a lot to choose from.

    The idea of doing a Stations of the Cross with Bach’s music acting as the commentary came from the famous fugue in C# minor from the first book. Tradition has it that the theme is in the shape of a cross and so it is often played on Good Friday. It is also one of the most emotional pieces of music I know, while simultaneously being one of the most intellectual. It wasn’t hard to go through the books and find other pieces suitable for the other stations.

    The result is more of a concert than a traditional stations, but for this pianist it is a work of devotion and prayer. Your listening is your participation in the prayer.

    Charles Hiestand

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  • No Mass Thursday, March 30th

    March 23, 2023

    Due to the Chrism Mass  at 7pm St. James Cathedral there we will NOT have rosary, confession and Mass at St. Anne this day.
    Join the Archdiocese of Seattle for the annual Chrism Mass, which includes the renewal of Priestly Ministry, Blessing of Oils of Catechumens, Sick, and Sacred Chrism by Archbishop Etienne. 

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  • Pray with Hallow

    March 8, 2023

    Take a deeper dive into prayer with Hallow

    Hallow is the #1 Catholic app worldwide and includes over 5,000 audio-guided sessions designed to help you grow closer to God and develop a daily habit of prayer. Good news – you don’t need an app to use Hallow. All content is also available online.

    Hallow Plus includes prayers for kids and families, resources for mental health, meditations for sleep, seasonal music, multiple languages (including Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish!) daily trivia, podcast-style courses to learn more about faith, and more!

    The 2023 #Pray40 Lent Challenge invites us to surrender our own desires and draw near to Jesus through prayer, fasting and giving for forty days. Each week, we’ll focus on a theme based on the Sunday Gospel and pray alongside related passages from the Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis, the secnod most widely read Christian book of all time after the Bible. As we walk alongside Him for forty days leading up to Easter, we hope to grow in humility such that we might imitate Christ in daily life.

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  • A Delightful Soup Supper

    March 2, 2023

    Parishioners delight in each other's company...and some homemade soup of course!

    Almost 50 parishioners gathered this past Wednesday night; young adults solicited advice from the more experienced crowd and everyone reveled in stories. The variety of homemade soup was amazing! Of course, many returned for a third helping of soup, but it was gratitude and laughter that overflowed that night. Some people chose to bring deserts and of course a few people felt inspired to sign up to serve next week. Many stayed for Stations of the Cross. All in all, it was a fabulous night and community and prayer!

    Join us every Wednesday and consider signing up to bring a soup of your choice. Volunteers are also needed to help setup tables and chairs before the 5pm Mass.


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  • 2023 Parish Census

    February 23, 2023

    2023 Parish Census

    This year, we are conducting a census to get more accurate and up-to-date knowledge of the people who are actively involved in our community. We will be gathering relevant data from people involved with St. Anne. All data that is collected during this time is kept confidential and is not used for any marketing purposes. Our last census was completed over a decade ago, so it’s time to update! READ MORE

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  • Lent 2023

    February 16, 2023

    Ash Wednesday February 22nd

    12:00 PM Mass
    6:30 PM Confession
    7:00 PM Mass


    5:00 PM Confession
    5:30 PM Mass
    6:00 PM Soup Supper
    7:00 PM Stations of the Cross


    8:10 AM Confession
    8:45 AM Mass
    6:00 PM Adoration (side chapel) with Confession

    Our weekly Lenten Soup suppers are back. Experience prayer and connection with other parishioners every Wednesday in Lent through Mass, Soup Supper and Stations of the Cross. Join for all or any part the evening. Sign up to bring your favorite soup to share with 8-10 people. Anyone else is welcomed to bring desert to share.

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  • Alpha Conference 2022

    February 4, 2023

    Parishioners attend Alpha Conference

    Last Fall we hosted our first parish-wide Alpha Session. For ten weeks, twenty-five parishioners connected and grew together over dinner, a video, and conversation. Some of those parishioners joined Fr. Colin, Taniele, and Jessica and the national Alpha Conference hosted in Fort Lauderdale from January 26th – 28th. During the conference, they interacted with other Catholics hosting Alpha, took a deep dive into topics on listening and understanding those who have left the Church, and learned how to make our churches places of hospitality. There was a strong connection built over such a short period of time. We stayed together in an Airbnb and had community time that allowed us to get to know each other’s stories. If you see any of these people feel free to ask them about their experience of the conference! 

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  • Parish Office Closed December 26th – 30th

    December 15, 2022

    December 26th – 30th

    No daily Mass, confession or rosary during this week.

    As well, our parish office will be closed and reopen on January 2nd. 

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  • St. Anne Spirit at our 40th Christmas Dinner

    December 14, 2022

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  • Dedicate Poinsettias

    December 8, 2022

    Dedicate a poinsettia for a loved one

    Bring the beauty of Christmas to St. Anne Parish by purchasing a poinsettia plant. Your $20 suggested donation can be dedicated in honor or in memory of a loved one. Your dedication will be acknowledged in Flocknote. We will use them to decorate our church this Christmas season.
    To purchase a poinsettia (you can always buy more than one), send through paypal @EsterBurkhart with your name, how many and who you would like them dedicated to.
    If you prefer to pay with cash or a check, please enclose payment in a sealed envelope addressed to Kathleen Cramer with all pertinent information to the church office. If you have any questions, please email Thank you.

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  • Sweater Weekend is coming!

    December 8, 2022

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  • Holiday Mass Schedule

    December 1, 2022

    Thursday, December 8th

    Confession 8:15 – 8:45 am and 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Mass 8:45 am and 7pm


    Saturday, December 24th

    Confessions: only from 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    Mass 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm



    Sunday, December 25th
    Mass: 10:00 am

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  • Christmas Service Opportunities

    November 20, 2022

    See below for Christmas service opportunities

    Christmas Dinner | Giving Tree | Socks & Gloves Drive

    This 40th Christmas Dinner will be hosted in honor of Nancy Moriarty (d. 8/30/22), whose heart was too big for her already big family, Nancy brought our parish together as a family to share Christmas joy with our neighbors in need and homeless persons in the area.

    The Holidays are drawing near, and we have the wonderful opportunity to continue this wonderful tradition and share our time and resources with the needy in our community. There is something for everyone! Our Giving Tree, Socks & Gloves Drive and Christmas Dinner are a success only with your joy and generosity.

    Check out the many ways to serve and truly be a light on the hill. Please use the tabs at the top of the Sign-Up Genius forms to see all sign-up opportunities. There are volunteers needed for food preparation/donation, hands on serving and Giving Tree preparation. Due to the complexity of planning behind the Christmas dinner no walk-in volunteers are allowed.

    Sign Up to Volunteer





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  • Thanksgiving Mass at 9am

    November 20, 2022

    Mass on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24th) will be held at 9am.


    There will be no mass on Friday, November 25th.

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  • Christmas Dinner

    November 4, 2022

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  • No Mass 11/3 and 11/4

    November 3, 2022

    No Mass or Confession Thursday and Friday, 11/3 and 11/4. We apologize for the late notice and thank you for your flexibility.

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  • Job Opening

    October 22, 2022

    Position: Director of Parish Operations

    A growing parish requires a growing team of staff members dedicated to the mission.

    A complete job description is available at the Archdiocese of Seattle.

    We are eager to receive your application!

    Application submissions end November 12, 2022

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  • All Souls Day, Wednesday, November 2

    October 21, 2022

    Altar of Remembrance

    For All Souls Day, we will again have our Altar of Remembrance under the crucifix. Everyone is invited to bring pictures of their loved ones who have died to be placed on this Altar. These pictures can then remain there for all of November until Advent and be a sacred place in the midst of our community. Our parish Book of the Dead will also be beside this Altar for you to enter the names of those who have died.

    6:30 pm Service of Reflection

    7:00 pm All Souls Day Mass

    If you have questions about the Altar of Remembrance, please do not hesitate to call Carol Ford (206-281-5920) or Monica Bradley (206-286-7694)

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  • Grief Ministry

    October 20, 2022

    An invitation to accompany those who are grieving

    Calling those who wish to walk with others going through grief and mourning. A Grief Ministry is being formed at St. Anne’s so that we may support each other as a faith community. The support that is given is not as an expert or guide, but as a companion who has experienced how grief has impacted their lives.

    Volunteers must be at least one year from grievance.  For more information email Marty Hillary or volunteer below.

    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement, who encourages us in our every affliction, so that we may be able to encourage those who are in any affliction with the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God.”
    2 Corinthians 1:3

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  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word is back!

    October 14, 2022

    Children’s Liturgy of the Word returns October 23rd 

    10 AM Mass every Sunday
    Children ages 4 thru 9 will gather before the Readings and go to the Assembly Room with 4-5 parent volunteers. They will hear readings at their level from Children’s Lectionary, engage in discussion, activities and prayers. They return for Preparation of the Gifts and have option to sit together in front rows.
    Each week we will need 4-5 parent volunteers to help facilitate the sessions. We are looking to build a team of 20-30 parents who can rotate through the weeks and provide all materials for group leaders. If you have questions, please contact Mike Borte. You can also speak with one of our Team (Mike Thacker; Rachel Peck; Tom Franklin).


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  • Diaper Drive

    October 2, 2022

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  • Oh how we prayed and partied!

    September 29, 2022

    St. Anne parishioners gathered on Saturday, September 10th to witness Fr. Colin swear an oath of fidelity to faithfully adhere to and hand on the faith. Parish staff and members of the pastoral and finance councils were presented to Fr. Colin and the congregation as his collaborators in carrying out his mission as Pastor. It was a joyful, fervent and moving Mass – one that will not be forgotten! 

    Our Party with the Padre was a blast! Parishioners of all ages interacted with each other throughout the night. During a game of Human Bingo, kids and adults made up handshakes and found out interesting details about each other such as who shared their birthday month or ever got a speeding ticket.


    A group of parishioners led by Stefanie Buono and Christina Zaccagnino, succeeded at surprising Fr. Colin and everyone else with flash mob! Raffle prizes were given out to the bingo players – movie tickets and an annual family membership to the aquarium were among favorite prizes. Our evening drew to a close in song led by members of Communion & Liberation followed by a blessing from Fr. Colin. 

    Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make this such a significant event for our community!

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  • In Memoriam: Nancy Moriarty

    August 31, 2022

    May She Rest in Peace

    Nancy Moriarty, prominent and long time parishioner died in her home on Thursday, August 30th. Her obituary is not yet available, however we invite you to read this biography written about her in  honor of St. Anne’s centenary anniversary.

    Her funeral takes place on Friday, September 9th at 11am.



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  • Finding Our Soul’s True North

    August 30, 2022

    Six Sessions to discover new direction & purpose in the second half of life

    In navigation, True North is that direction which never changes—regardless of shifting magnetic fields or constellations. It’s the reliable, unfailing marker by which all other directions can be found. In life we can get so busy making a living, raising a family and keeping up with the world that we may feel that we’ve lost our way. We lose our sense of purpose and direction; we lose touch with what gives us life and brings true joy. We need to find our soul’s True North.

    Join Ron Ryan for these days of reflection to learn from your own experience—and from others—how to faithfully navigate the best years of your life.

    Ron Ryan, D. Min. served in full-time Catholic church ministry in various parish and catechetical roles for 43 years.. Now retired, he continues to offer seminars, Bible studies and retreats.


    Session Schedule | 9 am – 3 pm

    October 8 | Learning from Our Lives: Naming what we’ve learned from life so far

    November 12 | Finding What Gives Us Life: Uncovering what gives us life, hope & joy

    December 10 | Forgiving & Letting Go: Releasing what binds us to the past

    January 14 | Befriending Our Mortality:  Addressing our fears of aging and death

    February 11 | Envisioning Our Future: Discerning direction for the way ahead

    March 11 | Finding New Power & Purpose: Growing in grace for the future

    Participation in all sessions is encouraged, but participants may select single sessions. Suggested donation $35 per session. Includes materials and lunch. Limited to 20 participants.

    Register Here

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  • New Friday Mass Time

    August 23, 2022

    As of  August 26th, 2022 our Friday daily Mass starts at 8:45 am, preceded by confession at 8:10 am. This is a school mass open to the public. It replaces the previous 5:30 pm mass.

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  • Installation Mass & Celebration

    August 15, 2022

    Pastoral Inauguration Mass and Celebration

    September 10th, 2022

    5pm Mass presides by Archbishop Etienne

    6pm Party with the Padre in Banchero Hall

    We are blessed to have a priest who is so in love with his vocation, mission and his parish family.  Fr. Colin Parrish was assigned to St. Anne’s in June of 2019.  As Priest Administrator he had the functions of a pastor, but only on temporary assignment. Now that his assignment is long term he is able to lean more fully into pastoral visioning and planning in the years to come. Join us at the official Pastoral Inauguration and check out one of the ways you can get involved.

    Bring a Beverage 



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