All Posts for News & Updates

  • September 2023 Finance and Facility Highlights

    September 15, 2023

    Dear Parishioners,
    It is my pleasure as the Business Manager to start sharing more regular updates around the parish’s finances and facilities. I am preparing the parish annual report and plan to have that out to you within the next month. In general, my monthly segment of the bulletin will work to be as transparent as possible around where our position is financially, facility updates, as well as what help around the campus is needed.
    Which leads me to thank a family within the parish who has helped cover the damage to our broken doors – we truly appreciate that unexpected support in keeping our campus safe and secure.
    We are so grateful for all the volunteers that step up with their talent when needed. Looking ahead at this next month, I do have a few specific needs that would benefit greatly from your assistance. If you have experience (or know of someone) in the realm of landscape architecture and/or managing root systems underneath concrete, I would love to speak with you. Please stop by the office during business hours or email me at
    More generally, as we move into the fall, our groundskeeper is in challenge mode with the falling leaves and preparing the campus for winter. Please fill out the interest form so I can be in touch about your interest and availability – note that filling out the form does not mean you are signing up for anything beyond an email or conversation with me.
    Looking forward to getting to know you all better as I continue to settle into the St. Anne Community.
    Take care,
    Brigid McMahan

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    September 11, 2023

    These devotionals are available to you FOR FREE. The Word Among Us includes daily readings and meditations. Pick one up in the church!


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  • Partners in the Gospel – Proposed Family Announcement Coming!

    September 4, 2023

    Save the date: September 23-24

    Fr. Colin Parrish will be announcing the current proposed family.

    Listening sessions will be offered, dates & times to be announced.

    A quick timeline of Partners-related events at St. Anne’s:
    Sept. 16-17: Fr. Colin will be talking about Partners in the Gospel during his homily at Mass
    Sept. 19, 7-8pm: Partners in the Gospel information session (if you are still confused about the what and why of Partners, please come to this!)
    Sept. 23-24: Partners in the Gospel proposed families will be announced at Masses

    A quick timeline of Partners in the Gospel:
    Fall 2023: Invitation to provide input on parish families
    Early 2024: Final parish family structures announced
    July 2024: Parish families go into effect with one pastor
    2024-2027: Parish families journey together to become one parish

    Have more questions? Navigate to our Partners page.

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    August 31, 2023


    Thank you for your understanding!

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  • St. Anne’s at the Mariners (Aug 26)

    August 28, 2023

    This past Saturday we had a great turn out for the exciting Mariner’s win over the KC Royals! It was a great day of community engagement within St. Anne’s Parish as well as fun to see the various groups turn out for Faith & Family day at the ballpark. Will take partial credit for the 7 homeruns – tying the franchise record 😃

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  • No daily Mass today and tomorrow (Aug 10-11)

    August 10, 2023

    We are sorry to be broadcasting this so belatedly but there will be no Confessions/rosary/daily Mass today and tomorrow.

    Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconveniences caused!


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  • Mass Schedule in August

    August 9, 2023

    Feast of the Assumption (holy day of obligation) – Tuesday, August 15, 2023

    Mass: 12pm and 7pm

    August 16 through August 30

    No Confessions/daily Masses

    Weekend Mass: as usual, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 10am

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  • Parish Picnic Pictures & Thank Yous!

    August 8, 2023

    As we mentioned last week, a huge THANK YOU to our Parish Picnic planning team – Stephanie Barry, Karen Brookman, Jessica Harris, Tamara Smith, and Anna Victoria! Thank you for helping us actualize the vision that you brainstormed.

    A huge shout out and thank you to all our volunteers! (Many pictured below). To the volunteers who signed up, we are so appreciative of your proactivity and generosity of your time. To the volunteers who helped in any way – big or small – on the day of, thank you!
    Thanks for the delicious sides: Teresa Caceres, Paula Cipolla, Pam Harmon, Marty Hillary, Penny Kriese, Sarah Sanchez, Luke Taylor, Anna Victoria, and Thuc Vu!
    Thank you for the yummy desserts: Stefanie Buono, Teresa Cacares, Charlie Hiestand, Jean Hushebeck, Minda Marxheimer, Javier Ortiz, Sarah Sanchez, Mo Sin, Courtney Townsend, Simon Van Tulder, Riley Wendling
    Thank you for helping us out with hamburger & hotdog toppings!: Matt Boileau, Monica Bradley, Janet Callis, Pam Harmon, George & Barbara Reich, and Jeanne Firth!
    A huge shout out to Jack Arizcuren for helping us with a much needed 2nd grill!
    We also couldn’t have done it without the work of the following people who manned the grill: Thanks to Jack Arizcuren, Ryan Schweizer, Luke Taylor, Riley Wendling, and Joseph Youngblood!
    For the wealth of ice chests and shade, thank you David Ahmann, Matt Boileau, Karen Brookman, Paula Cipolla, Joseph Maricich, Karen Ramey and Julia Reed!
    If you had fun with the games this year, we owe our thanks to Stephanie Barry for soliciting her friends and coworkers, and to David Ahmann and Simon Van Tulder!
    Lastly, for the help setting up and cleaning up, all our thanks – Heti Lemalu, Joseph Maricich, Karen Ramsey, Stephanie Barry, Jessica Harris, Jack Arizcuren, Karen Brookman, Kathleen Cramer, Ryan Schweizer, Taniele Tucker, Anna Victoria, and Joseph Youngblood!
    We know we are forgetting many names but what a generous community we have. Thank you for making this community effort a true success!

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  • St. Vincent de Paul – Collection this weekend!

    August 3, 2023

    An Update: 

    Our neighbor that we have been sharing about for the last two months is now 4 months sober! She is living in a Catholic Community Services housing where she receives counseling and is now looking for employment. 


    Our Own: 

    One of our Vincentians wrote an article that appeared in the July 25, 2023, edition of The Seattle Times that we wanted to share with you. Joey has a loving spirit and helps people in our St Anne community whenever asked. 

    By  Joey Wilson 

    Mental Health Perspectives guest columnist 

    Having all odds against me is something I have dealt with since birth.  

    I was born three months prematurely and weighed 1 pound, spending the first five months of my life in an incubator. I was raised with five siblings by a single mother. I was 12 when a doctor told my mom I would have early onset schizophrenia by age 18.  

    At 19, my schizophrenia kicked in, and I could not function. I spent two months in Harborview Medical Center’s psychiatry ward and later went to an inpatient group at a mental health agency called Transitional Resources. The next three years were very tough: I had multiple stays in Harborview’s psych ward to keep myself safe. In fact, I spent my 21st and 22nd birthdays there. 

    I felt like the cycle was never going to stop and I was missing out on life at that age. 

    I felt very lost already as a high school dropout, but the voices I heard in my head were overwhelming, and I was afraid there was no future for me. I would have never guessed that being diagnosed with schizophrenia and going to Transitional Resources would give me a future and save my life. Getting a diagnosis felt like a restart. 

    During those stays in Harborview and while living in a Transitional Resources group home facility, I got the chance to reflect on my life. Pacing the group home hallways, I began to think: “I’m here for a reason.” 

    Around my 22nd birthday, I found the right medication, which I have been taking for more than 9 years. The medication is lifesaving, and I could not function without it. It can take years to find the right combination of drugs — one-size-fits-all does not work for a lot of people. I’ve found each pill works differently, and their effectiveness is  a case-by-case situation. 

    I’m thankful for a good life today. I have a community, the right medication, and a great support system — including my mom, three mentors and my case manager.  

    I began a part-time job at my neighborhood Safeway supermarket at 22. I got my first apartment just before my 23rd birthday. At 25, I enrolled in Bellevue College’s Occupational Life Skills Program, which serves people with learning disabilities. I worked extremely hard, taking three buses to my college classes and three buses back home every day, 5 days a week while also working my Safeway job on the weekends.  

    During my second and third year, I helped pass House Bill 1199, also known as Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities, while keeping up my studies. The bill makes it possible for individuals with disabilities to work as much as they like, allowing them to stay on Medicaid without age or income limits. Many clients at Transitional Resource mental health agency use this program, and so it really hit home for me to be able to give back. I was with Gov. Inslee when he signed it into law. 


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  • Donation Envelopes

    August 1, 2023

    If you didn’t receive your donation envelopes in the mail this month, here’s why:
    In July we did a huge clean-up of our donation envelope mailing list. If you did not fill out the Census and/or if you selected “No” to “Envelope User” on the Census/Registration, then you were likely removed from the list. Please email the Parish office ( if you would like to continue receiving donation envelopes. You will begin receiving them again in September once we process the change.

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  • World Youth Day Events Happening in Seattle! (For High School & College-Aged persons)

    July 31, 2023

    Local World Youth Day events are almost here! Register today!

    Featuring talks, prayer, fellowship, small groups, activities and Mass for high school students and college-aged young adults.
    Aug. 1: St. Mary, AnacortesLearn more | RegisterAug. 3: Our Lady of Lourdes, VancouverLearn more | RegisterAug. 5: St. James Cathedral, Seattle | Learn more | Register

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  • Feast of St. Anne, Our Patron

    July 26, 2023

    St. Anne Parish Prayer

    Loving God, as we gather under the name of our patron, St. Anne, we thank you for the abundance of grace you have given this community throughout the years. We thank you for the many generations who have come before us; for their example of generosity in giving of their resources, talents and gifts, to build not only a church, but a community of faith, the Body of Christ. Bless our efforts to build on the rich heritage we have been given. Grant us vision of our future. Renew in us enthusiasm for our mission. Fill us with love for one another, that we may reflect to the world around us the perfect love of your Son. St. Anne, Mother of Mary, Grandmother of our Savior, pray for us. Amen.

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  • Storage Clean-Up Project – Updates

    July 25, 2023




    Dearest St. Anne Community,

    Last month, with the generous help of several volunteers, we were able to successfully launch a clean-up of our storage spaces. The staff really enjoyed having the opportunity to bond with the community and we had a few laughs over some of the treasures found!

    After this first phase (with your help) we have successfully cleaned out and reorganized storage spaces in the old convent, on the main floor of the church, as well as the church basement.

    In fact, one of storage rooms is now repurposed as an “event” room – meaning our goal is to launch a sign-out system for anyone hosting a parish or school event. This way, we can all share items, such as easels, among the community – so please stay tuned on updates for that.

    Speaking of easels, before we move onto the other phases of the cleanup, we wanted to share some highlights from the project as well as some pictures from the clean up process.

    1. How many easels did we find during this process?
    a. 27
    b. 59
    c. 14
    d. 8

    2. How many basketball hoops were being stored in the old convent?
    a. 6
    b. 2.5
    c. 10
    d. 4

    3. What cardboard cutouts did we find?
    a. Marilyn Monroe
    b. Elvis
    c. MARVEL Heroes
    d. All of the Above

    4. How many brand new fedora hats did we find?
    a. 100
    b. 84
    c. 65
    d. 37

    5. True or false – we found a used toilet in a storage room:
    a. True
    b. False

    6. Knowledge check – can you correctly identify what this is?

    7. Who had more fun?
    a. Pat
    b. Ivana
    In the next phases, we’ll be working more long term to find better homes for certain items as well as slowly work our way through the office spaces and remaining storage rooms and cabinets. Please note that things have been reorganized and will continue to be as we wrap up the project, but don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any concerns or questions.
    Thank you again for all your prayers and support!

    Answers to Trivia:
    1. C – 14 easels
    2. D – 4 basketball hoops
    3. D – All of the above
    4. C – 65 Fedora Hats
    5. True – we found one used toilet
    6. Controls for the bell tower
    7. Who can tell?

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  • Livestreams

    July 21, 2023

    Livestreams will now only be accessible on our webpage. (To navigate to it, you can select “Livestream” under the “Worship” tab.)

    We will no longer be streaming through Facebook.

    A gracious parishioner came to help us fix the livestream recording settings (thanks, Alexander!) so recordings will be accessible again on our webpage following this weekend’s livestream.

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  • Seeking Groundskeeping Helpers! (Monday, July 31)

    July 19, 2023

    Our groundskeeper, Bill, will need some assistance on Monday, July 31st with some tree trimmings. We are seeking physical help and also any tools you might be able to let us borrow! Please email Brigid at if you’re interested in helping!

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    July 19, 2023

    Some parishioners have contacted the office to let us know that they have been receiving spam emails from “Fr. Colin”. Please be aware that Fr. Colin will NEVER contact you via email asking for money or gift cards. When in doubt, please reach out to staff directly! Also, it is helpful to check the email that these spam emails come from. All St. Anne official emails from the parish side end with If you have any questions or concerns about spam emails, please reach out to us at the office.

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    June 30, 2023

    Schedule for July 3-7

    Despite what bulletin says:

    OFFICE CLOSED: Monday, July 3rd & Tuesday, July 4th


    NO CONFESSION, ROSARY, DAILY MASS ON: Wednesday, July 5 – Friday, July 7

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  • No Rosary/daily Mass – Wednesday, June 21

    June 18, 2023

    Fr. Colin will be out this week so there will be no rosary/daily Mass on Wednesday, June 21.

    Thursday and Friday daily Masses will continue as usual.

    Thank you!

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  • St. Anne Summer Clean-Out Project! (Parishioner Consultation Form)

    June 9, 2023

    We are doing a clean out of all storage spaces (including the House of Prayer) the last week of June – starting June 24.
    We are in need of strategy-minded people to help with the planning stages. If you are interested, reach out to Jessica or Brigid by Monday, June 12th.
    We will also need volunteers to help with the actual clean out and moving of storage supplies: Sign up here! 
    Here’s a glimpse at one of our many storage spaces:

    We are seeking pertinent information (such as historical context) on any items within our storage that you might know of.  Please fill out this Parishioner Consultation form to help us with any information you may have as we move forward with this summer project. Thank you!



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  • Thursday, 6/8 – No Confessions/Rosary due to 5PM Graduation Mass!

    June 5, 2023

    We apologize in gaps in communication but there will be NO 3:30PM CONFESSIONS AND ROSARY on Thursday, June 8th due to St. Anne’s Graduation Mass at 5-6PM. Thank you for your flexibility. Congratulations to our Graduates!

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  • Parish Record Update Form

    June 2, 2023

    Need to update your parish registration record?

    Have you moved, changed your relationship status, received a new medical diagnosis, or had new births in your family?

    Has a child received sacraments in another parish/diocese?

    You can update your Parish record below.

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  • Bike Rack Installed!

    June 1, 2023

    NEW BIKE RACK! As previously announced, the ACA funding that was above and beyond our 2022 goal came back to us and we have since purchased and installed this shiny new bike rack. (Installation is taking longer than we expected – concrete is tough! – so bear with us as we continue to solidify the currently wobbly rack). Thanks for your generosity and support of the appeal!

    Don’t forget that our 2023 Annual Catholic Appeal project (using any funds above our goal of $73,518) will be to refresh our St. Francis Garden! If you haven’t yet given this year, you likely received a follow-up letter from Archbishop Etienne in the mail this week. Please considering giving online through our webpage. Thank you!

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  • Moment of Prayer (May 31, 2023)

    May 30, 2023

    Synod Moment of Prayer

    When is the moment of prayer?
    The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops has invited the Church throughout the world to a moment of prayer for the Synod on Wednesday, May 31,2023, the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    Why a moment of prayer?

    The purpose of this moment of prayer is threefold:

    To pray for the Synodal Process and to place the work of the General Assembly in October under the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

    To make the People of God aware of the importance of the Synodal Process and to encourage all to accompany this process with prayer

    To engage lay, religious, and clergy in prayer for the Synod


    We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
    With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
    Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
    We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
    Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
    nor partiality influence our actions.
    Let us find in You our unity
    so that we may journey together to eternal life
    and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
    All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,
    in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever.


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  • Prayer List

    May 22, 2023

    If you wish someone to be added to our prayer list, please contact the parish office by calling or emailing.

    In an effort to organize and manage our prayer list more attentively, we will leave names on our prayer list for one month.

    You can reach out to us with a prayer request at any time. Questions? Email us!


    Phone: 206-282-0223


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  • Canned Food Drive (Ends 5/28/23)

    May 22, 2023

    From the Young Adult Group:

    Hi all! The St. Anne Young Adults group will be hosting a canned food drive for the month of May. We will then be taking them to the Queen Anne Food Bank to help neighbors in need. There will be baskets by the entrances to drop off any donations! The collection will end on Sunday, May 28th after 10AM Mass. Non perishables are most in need, but every bit helps. Thank you!

    What: Canned food drive (non-perishables preferred)

    When: Month of May (ends SUNDAY, May 28 after 10AM Mass)

    Where: Baskets located at Church entrances

    More about Queen Anne Food Bank




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  • Census Results

    April 27, 2023

    Wait, there was a census? What was that again?

    Over the last couple of months, we conducted a parish-wide census to get more accurate and up-to-date information about those who are actively involved in our community. Our goals were two-fold. One, as we launch into Partners in the Gospel, with the first phase happening in the fall, the results provide crucial datapoints about our community. And two, we are in the beginning stages of a migration to a new database system called ParishStaq and having accurate information will speed the merger along for us. People involved with St. Anne received a series of both emails and physical communications about the census, and we conducted in-person registration opportunities over multiple weekends.

    What do all the numbers mean?

    Our numbers represent those who voluntarily chose to be included in our database, and the numbers reflect various datapoints about our community. We encourage everyone to review the results! One thing to note – these numbers reflect those who chose to be associated with St. Anne, and the numbers are not necessarily reflective of weekly mass attendance or active participation in the community.

    How is the parish going to use this information?

    All information gathered is kept confidential and secure, and we will only use this information for communication purposes related to either parish or Archdiocesan initiatives and programs. Most practically, we gathered this information to facilitate the merger with ParishStaq. Once the merger is complete, you will have full control and access to your own information. From a strategic standpoint, the results of the census provide information in our strategic and financial planning. The staff will be actively reviewing the numbers when making ministry decisions and planning, and both the Parish Leadership Team and the Finance Council will review the results and use them in planning in the coming months.

    Will parishioners have a chance to learn more about these numbers and the planning process for the future?

    Absolutely! We are currently planning several initiatives to be rolled out in the summer and in the fall where parishioners will have an opportunity to get an inside look at the vision, strategy, and planning of the future of St. Anne’s. These initiatives will include more information about Partners in the Gospel, the roll out of ParishStaq, ways for parishioners to continue to be involved and serve our community, greater opportunities for community building, and so much more. Stay tuned!

    I missed the census, or I opted out. How does this affect me?

    If you missed the Census and still wish to participate, you will need to fill out a new parishioner registration on our website (click the big JOIN button at the top of our webpage!). If you opted out of participating in the census, please be aware that you have opted out of all communications with St. Anne and are not considered a registered parishioner.

    We wish to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated! The information provided by all of you will be instrumental to all of us as staff.

    Jessica Harris, Director of Operations


    Total Households Total Individuals
    502 1183
    (389 of whom are 18 years old and younger)


    (501 responses collected for ethnicity)


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  • Our staff is complete!! Welcome Brigid & Han

    April 19, 2023

    Join us in welcoming the two newest additions to our parish staff.


    Hi all, my name is Han (think Han Solo!) and I’m excited to be part of the team as your Parish Admin Assistant. I’m a Seattle native- my parents met in the ‘80s at the Vietnamese Martyrs church that used to be on Jackson- although I grew up in Renton (home parish: St. Anthony’s). I’m a current Blessed Sacrament parishioner, although I live just 10 minutes from St. Vincent de Paul in Federal Way. So I have many parishes that I feel “connected” to. I attended St. Edwards in south Seattle from Pre-K through 8th, Holy Names Academy (class of 2012!), and UW (class of 2016 – go Huskies!) with a degree in Sociology w/ an English minor. I was previously a Peer Minister at the Prince of Peace Newman Center at UW (2014-15). On Sundays, I assist with Sunday School at Blessed Sacrament co-teaching 3rd grade. My favorite things to do are hanging with family/friends, baking, and volunteering. I’m also down for a cup of coffee and more than happy to attempt to bake your favorite dessert! My favorite saints are: Padre Pio, St. Josemaria Escriva, and St. Therese of Lisieux (my patron saint “inherited” from my godmother). I love connecting with people (an outgoing introvert!) so don’t hesitate to pop by and chat.


    Brigid McMahan joins St. Anne’s Parish as the new Business Manager. Throughout her career she has been passionate about story-telling, relationship building and approaching problem-solving with creative and efficient solutions. Prior to joining St. Anne’s, Brigid worked in higher education, most recently at Northeastern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Specifically, she has developed and overseen all aspects of international programs, from managing budgets to helping faculty and students to get the most out of their global experiences.  

    While new to the Seattle area, it feels like coming “home” to the Pacific Northwest after growing up near Eugene, Oregon, but living in Dallas and Boston for the past twelve years. Brigid completed her Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Dallas and has a Master’s in Business Administration from Simmons University. She is also a published children’s book author and avid traveler – recently accomplishing a goal of going to all fifty states. Brigid is looking forward to getting to know the St. Anne community and welcomes a good pun or hike recommendation!  


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  • Easter Egg Hunt

    April 4, 2023

    Correction to church announcement RE: Easter Egg Hunt

    The Easter Egg Hunt will take place after 10am Mass and not at 9:15am as announced in Mass on Sunday.

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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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