News & Events

  • Local Eucharist Congress


    July 11, 2024

    Local Eucharist Congress

    Calling all youth and young adults!  The Archdiocese of Seattle is hosting a local version of the National Eucharistic Congress!

    This summer, Catholics will travel from every corner of our archdiocese to experience the real presence of Jesus Christ!  This local Congress includes all of the activities that are taking place at the national event: inspirational talks, adoration, praise & worship music, prayer, a Eucharistic procession, and Mass.


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  • Welcome to Our New Pastor and Vicar


    July 7, 2024

    Welcome to Our New Pastor and Vicar

    We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new pastor, Father Freitag, and our new vicar, Father Dominic, to St. Anne. They bring with them a wealth of spiritual knowledge and a deep commitment to serving our community.

    Father Freitag has been called to lead our parish with compassion and wisdom, guiding us on our spiritual journey. Father Dominic will be working alongside him, supporting our parish with dedication and care.

     

    We invite all parishioners to extend a warm welcome to our new clergy. Let us open our hearts and minds to their teachings and support them as they settle into their new roles.

    Please join us in prayer as we ask for God’s blessings upon Father Freitag and Father Dominic.

    May their ministry among us be fruitful and filled with grace.

    Welcome, Fathers, to St. Anne and to our new parish family!

    Father Freitag

    Learn more about Father Freitag.

    Father Dominic

    Learn more about Father Dominic.


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  • Save the Day — Summer Picnic


    July 7, 2024

    The 26th of July is the Feast Day of Saints Joachim and Anne. To celebrate, we’re having a summer picnic! Save the date: Sunday, July 28th, after the 11:00 AM Mass.

    Mark your calendars, as our two new priests are also invited.


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  • Stuff the Truck


    July 7, 2024

    St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle

    Donating to St. Vincent de Paul is easy and convenient, right here at Our Lady of Fatima Church!

     

    Save the Date:

    Location: 3218 W Barrett St. Seattle, WA 98199 Date: Sunday, July 21, 2024 Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Your donations will be collected and sold at one of our

    SVdP Thrift Stores, providing financial support for our

    various programs dedicated to helping neighbors gain

    stability and self-sufficiency!

    To view a list of items that we accept and

    DO NOT accept please visit: Homegoods, Furniture & Clothing – St. Vincent de Paul (svdpseattle.org)


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  • Curious about the Rosary?


    July 7, 2024

    Rosary for Beginners

    This pop-up group is for beginners and you are invited! Come learn about this beautiful devotion. Thursday July 18, 25 and August 1. 3:00-4:00pm.

    Contact Pam Harmon mail to: pamharmonphd@gmail.com for more information and to RSVP.

    Snacks are provided!


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  • Farewell to our Pastor Father Colin


    June 25, 2024

    Farewell Father Colin

    It is with a heart full of mixed emotions that we bid farewell to our dear Pastor Father Colin, who has been not just a shepherd to our flock but also a light in our community since his ordination in 2017 and his subsequent assignment to St. Anne in 2019.

    In the book of Ecclesiastes, it is said, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Today marks both an end and a beginning, an end to a cherished chapter in our parish life and the beginning of a new journey for our Pastor.

     

    Over the years, we have been blessed by his unwavering faith, his compassionate heart, and his tireless service. He has walked with us through seasons of joy and seasons of trials, always guiding us with wisdom and love. His sermons have not only echoed through the walls of St. Anne but have resonated within our hearts, inspiring us to live out the Gospel in our daily lives.

    As he moves on to serve another parish family, we are reminded that the work of the Lord knows no boundaries and that the seeds of faith he has planted here will continue to grow and flourish. We are confident that he will touch many more lives as he has touched ours.

    Father Colin, as you embark on this new chapter, we want you to know that you will always be a part of our St. Anne family. You leave behind a legacy of faith, hope, and love—a legacy that will continue to inspire us.

    We pray that God will bless you with strength, wisdom, and joy as you continue to spread His word and love. May His grace shine upon you, and may His peace be with you always.

    With heartfelt gratitude and love,

    Your St. Anne Parish


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  • Looking back: Summer Block Party


    June 25, 2024

    Looking back: Summer Block Party

    As the sun set on June 22nd, it marked not just the end of a beautiful day, but the culmination of our unforgettable Summer Block Party.

    The party was as much about the warmth of the season as it was about the warmth of the hearts that came together to express gratitude and appreciation for our Pastor’s unwavering guidance and care.

    The air was filled with a blend of joy and nostalgia, as we shared stories of Fr. Colin’s impact on our lives.

     

     

    We broke bread, we shared laughter, and we cherished the moments that have united us in faith and fellowship. This gathering was more than a party; it was a tribute to a journey we’ve shared, marked by spiritual growth and the guidance of Fr. Colin who has been the heart of our parish.

    As we say goodbye to him, we also look forward with hope, carrying the lessons and love we’ve received into the future. Our Pastor may be moving on to new horizons, but the seeds sown here will continue to flourish and remind us of the legacy left behind.

    As we reflect on the success of this party, it is with immense gratitude that we extend our deepest thanks to each and every volunteer who contributed their time, talent, and spirit to make the event possible. It is because of your generosity that we were able to bid a memorable farewell to our beloved Pastor.

    Especially, we want to acknowledge the efforts of our Transition Team.

    Please know that you are truly appreciated.

    Your St. Anne Parish Team


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  • Bon Voyage Father Colin


    June 11, 2024

    For the past five years, Fr. Colin has graced our lives with enthusiasm, and unwavering commitment. Let’s come together to celebrate his remarkable journey and the countless blessings he has brought to our parish.

    As part of the Partners in the Gospel transition, Fr. Colin will become the new pastor for St. John the Evangelist, St. Alphonsus, and St. Benedict.

    His compassionate spirit has touched us all. Whether you’ve known Fr. Colin for years or just met him recently, this is an opportunity to express our gratitude and share in the joy of his pastoral ministry.

    RSVP by Tuesday, June 18th here.

    How can you be involved?

    To make this event a smashing success, we need your help! There are various tasks, like table setting, bringing dessert, and handling cleanup (and more!). If you’re available to contribute your time, please reach out via SignUpGenius.

    For financial contributions to Fr. Colins farewell gift, check out our GoFundMe.

    And if you have any memories or pictures of Fr. Colin to share, visit us on Kudoboard.

    Questions? Feel free to reach out via email: transitionteam@stanneseattle.org

    Your Transition Team


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  • Faith on Fire


    May 19, 2024

    Come celebrate the joy and beauty of our Catholic Christian faith and experience an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ!

    JUNE 21 -23, 2024 at St. Mary’s Church, Anacortes, WA

     

    FAITH ON FIRE is for EVERYONE!

    Our Catholic Family weekend kicks off on Friday with Mass and our keynote speaker, followed by a beautiful candlelit Eucharistic procession. Saturday will feature an adult and youth track, prayer time for families, music, food, fellowship, Vigil Mass, movie for youth with parents, and a healing service. Food and camping are available with registration!

    REGISTER HERE

    FAITH ON FIRE is for EVERYONE!

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER – “Dr. Italy” – Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio

    From a colorful and varied background as a professor of theology, a father of five, business owner, and professional performer Marcellino D’Ambrosio crafts talks, blog posts, books, and videos that are always fascinating, practical, and easy to understand.  He is a TV and radio personality, New York Times best-selling author, speaker who has been leading people on a journey of discovery for over thirty years.
    Through inspiring talks, our minds and hearts will be probed to expand the meaning of our Catholic faith and our mission to be Christ on earth each day.

    Spread the word to your friends and family. This annual event is open to all!


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  • Annual Catholic Appeal 2024


    April 29, 2024

    ACA 2024

    Our goal this year is $85,617 and I desire that we reach 37% participation. Our average gift last year was $598, and I ask that you please consider giving $400 to the campaign, at least as a starting point. Your gift can either be a one-time gift, or given in installments throughout this next year.

    I invite you, once you have pledged to make your gift, to submit a vote for one of the following three projects:

    1. A campus-wide initiative to update our clear glass windows and frames to be more energy efficient. Part of the rebate money would go to support the school’s windows being replaced in addition to the church’s windows. The windows in the church and office spaces have never been replaced since St. Anne’s expanded across Lee Street in 1962.

    2. Installing a heating control/thermostat system in the church. We have a working boiler and compressor, but the control system is inefficient. We currently do not have a thermostat, and this has led to difficult-to-control temperatures in the church space and a waste of heat throughout the winter months.

    3. Making some roof repairs to ensure it stays in good health, as it is 17 years old. Each winter, the roof has areas of standing water, which we currently pump off. We’d like to add additional drains, as well as make some patches, to ensure the roof has as long a life as possible.


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  • Finding Our Soul’s True North: Growing in Gratitude


    February 14, 2024

    RSVP Today!

    Robert J. Braathe writes, “Gratitude is not a challenge; it is a choice.” Having a heart that is open and grateful is one of the most important choices we can make to maintain good mental, physical and spiritual health.

    Join us as we discuss how to foster and express gratitude in our lives—and how to spread it to others.

    While this session is designed as a follow-up for those who have participated in the Finding Our Soul’s True North program, it is open to anyone who would like to participate.

    Suggested donation is $15 per person.

    RSVP using the link below!


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  • Mass for Healthcare Professionals and Caregivers (Feb. 10, 5:30PM – St. James Cathedral)


    January 5, 2024

    Feb. 10, 2024 | 5:30 p.m. | St. James Cathedral, Seattle

    Archbishop Etienne invites all who work in health care in any capacity to join in this celebration. Mass is held in February to coincide with the World Day of Prayer for the Sick, instituted by Pope John Paul II in 1992. Hospital workers are encouraged to wear their scrubs or other professional attire. Learn more


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  • Betrothed: Marriage Preparation Retreat (Jan. 13-14, 8:30am-1pm)


    January 5, 2024

    Betrothed: Marriage Preparation Retreat
    Jan. 13-14 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Isaac Orr Conference Center, 910 Marion St., Seattle

    Betrothed invites engaged couples to prepare for a joyful, lifelong marriage. This marriage-prep retreat is designed to impact the quality of a couple’s communication, conflict resolution, and shared sense of mission. Led by Debra and Fernand Ricard. Learn more and register.


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  • Archdiocese’s Wellness Wednesday on Grief (Jan. 10, 7-8:30pm)


    January 5, 2024

    Wellness Wednesday on Grief
    Jan. 10, 2024 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Isaac Orr Conference Room or Livestream on Zoom

    Do you struggle with what to say to a grieving friend? Put off writing those condolence cards? Want to setup a meal train for a family in crisis, but don’t know how? You’ll leave this presentation with the practical tips, resources, and tools needed to feel prepared to support the grieving people in your life. Register for this free event.


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  • Archdiocese of Seattle Young Adult Ministry Events in January


    January 5, 2024

    Theology On Tap: “How the Stories of Tolkien Can Transform Our Lives”
    Jan. 19, 7 -9-p.m. | Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Woodinville

    Join Zoltan Abraham from St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish for this month’s edition of Theology on Tap. His talk will be on “The Theology of the Rings: How the Stories of Tolkien Can Transform Our Lives.” Come enjoy some new year fellowship and widen your theological perspective! Learn

    Young Adult Silent Retreat with Abbot Marion
    Jan. 26-28 | Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center, Federal Way

    Join Abbot Marion from Saint Martin’s Abbey for a weekend of prayerful silence with fellow young adults. Kick off the new year with rest and rejuvenation as we seek to listen to Christ at the beautiful Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center.


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  • CYO VOLLEYBALL


    January 5, 2024

     

    Happy New Year!  Registration for CYO volleyball for grades 4-8 is now open.  Here is the link to register.

     

    Here is some information about the season:

    • The registration fee is $100 and will stay open until Friday 2/2.
    • Practices will begin the week of February 6th, and the season runs through the end of April. You can expect two practices during the week and one match each weekend (could be Saturday or Sunday).  The days/times of practices for individual teams won’t be known until we get closer to the start of the season and have coaches in place.
    • 4th grade volleyball is co-ed. For grades 5-8, we’ll have separate boys and girls teams.
    • Volleyball players will be required to purchase their own knee pads.

    Please reach out if you have any questions.

     

    Go Celtics!

    Colin Gallagher (cyosports@stannesea.org)

    Volunteer Parish CYO Athletic Director


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  • Connect with us in the New Year!


    December 21, 2023


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  • We are looking for volunteer receptionists!


    December 21, 2023

    We would like to gather a group of people who are willing to help out for a 2 to 4 hour chunk of time each week. This role would help answer phones, help with mail and bulletin work, and other light office work to assist staff and volunteers. Our goal is to have a volunteer receptionist every day in the office. The time can be flexible based on your schedule. If you are willing to help out one or more days a week, please reach out to Jessica Harris at jharris@stanneseattle.org.


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  • Epiphany Concert on January 7th!


    December 21, 2023

    The choirs of St. Anne and of Sacred Heart are combining to give a concert on January 7th at 1 pm. Christmas is too busy, so we decided to wait for the Magi and make a present of our singing. St. Anne and Sacred Heart will be singing some of our favorite Christmas (and Epiphany) music. We will have some special guest singers. We hope you can join us and finish the season with some musical cheer!


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  • Christmas Mass Schedule


    December 13, 2023



    Two Holy Days of Obligation back to back means TWO Masses – more opportunity to pray!

    4th Sunday of Advent:
    Saturday, 12/23 – 5PM Vigil
    Sunday, 12/24 – 10AM

    Christmas:
    Christmas Eve, Sunday, 12/24 – at 4PM with Children’s choir AND 10PM
    Christmas Day (Holy day of obligation), Monday, 12/25 – at 10AM


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  • Northwest Catholic: Dec 2023/Jan 2024 Edition


    December 12, 2023

    Click the image to access the online flipbook!


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  • Archdiocese of Seattle Invites you to MLK Mass (Jan. 15, 11AM)


    December 12, 2023


    Liturgy: MLK Mass
    Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. | Seattle University – Chapel of St. Ignatius
    Join Father Gary Lazzeroni and the Black Catholic Advisory Circle for Martin Luther King Jr. Mass honoring Dr. King’s legacy and recognizing his efforts to advance human and civil rights. Click the image to learn more.


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  • Doxacon Seattle (Feb. 10, 2024)


    December 8, 2023

    Click the image to learn more about this fan convention devoted to the exploration of Christian themes in speculative fiction, gaming, and pop culture, and of the impact of pop culture on our lives of faith. Open to everyone 12+.


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  • CCS Appeal for the Poor – THIS WEEKEND (Dec 2-3)


    November 29, 2023

    This weekend at Mass, we will be taking up a collection for the Catholic Community Services’ 2023 Appeal for the Poor

    Click the button below to read about CCS’ work with the poor and how your free will donation will be used.


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  • Advent Schedule


    November 28, 2023

    Looking forward to the Advent season, here’s our calendar of events!


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  • GIVING TUESDAY


    November 28, 2023

    You have until MIDNIGHT to help us reach our Giving Tuesday goals! #igiveCatholic

    CLICK HERE TO DONATE


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  • Week at a Glance (Nov 27 – Dec 2)


    November 28, 2023

    Did you know we have an Instagram and a Facebook that gets regularly updated with these “Week at a Glance” images?

    Instagram | Facebook


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  • No Weekday Confession & Mass this week! (Nov 29 – Dec 1)


    November 28, 2023


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  • Funeral for Tim Moriarty – Fri., Dec. 1, 11AM


    November 28, 2023

    Please come join the community in prayer for the repose of the soul of Tim Moriarty, who passed away on Thanksgiving.

    Our condolences to the Moriarty family, founding members of St. Anne Parish.

    Funeral Mass: Friday, 12/1 at 11AM
    Funeral Reception: Immediately following Mass in Banchero Hall


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  • Campus Clean Up PART II on DEC 2


    November 21, 2023


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  • HOUSE OF PRAYER TEMPORARILY CLOSED


    November 21, 2023


    Over the November 18/19th weekend we had a sewage backup into the House of Prayer/Old Convent. We are actively working on getting it cleaned and repaired but for now the building is closed to all access due to the biohazard nature of the accident. We will let you know when it is okay to re-enter the space for use of the chapel, small groups, etc.


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  • GIVING TREE (11/23 THRU 12/17)


    November 17, 2023


    Got questions? Email info@stanneseattle.org


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  • NO MASS FRIDAY, 11/17 & THANKSGIVING WEEK SCHEDULE


    November 15, 2023

    No Mass on Friday, 11/17. Confessions at 8:10AM as usual. 10AM Funeral Mass for Frank Siderius.

    Thanksgiving Week Confession & Mass Schedule

    Wednesday, 11/22: as usual
    5PM Confession, 5:30PM Mass

    Thursday, 11/23:
    9AM Mass

    Friday, 11:24:
    No Confession/Mass


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  • Funeral for Frank Siderius: Friday, Nov. 17, 10AM


    November 10, 2023

    May the soul of the faithful departed, by the mercy of God, rest in peace.

    Our condolences to the family of Frank Siderius, you are in our prayers in this time of grieving.

    Rosary in the Church, Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7PM.

    The Funeral Mass will be on Friday, Nov. 17 at 10AM.


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  • CYO Basketball: Seeking Gym Monitors!


    November 10, 2023

    Catholic Youth Organization basketball season is starting up at the end of November and we are looking for gym monitors to support the games played at St. Anne’s Parish. Some key responsibilities will be setting up and cleaning up the gym on Saturdays and/or Sundays for the games while supporting coaches as needed. A full job description is available, and you can email Brigid at bmcmahan@stanneseattle.org for details. The hours depend on the game schedules and the hourly rate is Seattle minimum wage at $18.69.

    Gym Monitor Job Description


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  • Annual Report 2022-23


    November 8, 2023

    We released our annual report over a month ago. Hardcopies are still available in the Church.

    Thank you to Moya Laigo for her help with the graphic design of our Annual Report.

    Read in PDF format: St Anne Annual Report 2022-23









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  • Resource Guide: How to talk about violence and war (Archdiocese of Seattle)


    November 6, 2023

    The Archdiocese of Seattle has provided a resource guide for families:

    HOW TO TALK ABOUT VIOLENCE AND WAR

    OVERVIEW
    With the escalating war in Israel, we have received multiple requests for resources to help people – especially our youth – process the violence and devastation.

     


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  • Children (Grades 2-8) Join our Christmas Eve Choir!


    November 6, 2023

    A Message from Mo:

    Hello St. Anne Families! The Christmas holidays are going to be here sooner than you think. Are you going to be at the 4:00PM Christmas Eve Mass? Why not have your child participate in the celebration? I’m looking for some super singers and leaders, especially older students who are interested in singing solo if needed. Just email me that your child/children will participate. (Please email info@stanneseattle.org to get connected with the lead.)

    I’m very excited to work with the students and raise our voices together. I will be directing the choir and Mr. Charlie Hiestand, St. Anne Church music director, will be working with us and accompanying the choir on piano.

    The only requirement is that your child be at all rehearsals unless they are sick. All you need to do is respond in an email to me that your child will be attending our first rehearsal on November 8th.

    Who: Open to students in 2ND* -8TH grades
    *If your child is in 2nd or 3rd grade please make sure that you have the time to work with them on memorizing the songs. We will be learning a full Mass of music and they will need to be able to read, follow and learn the songs.
    Where: Rehearsals will take place in the Church (I will meet the students at the bottom of the main doors for each rehearsal and I will walk them over to the church. I will be holding a Choir sign. You can pick them up right at church when they are done.)
    *Pack an extra snack and water for those that may need it.
    When: All Wednesday rehearsals are from 2:15PM-3:00PM

    Wednesdays in November- 8, 15, 29
    Wednesdays in December- 6, 13, 20

    Sunday December 24th – Christmas Eve Mass, 3:00PM rehearsal. Mass at 4:00PM

    Health Safety
    Please do not send your child if they have any respiratory sickness. Singing is the number one way to spread respiratory droplets. We will monitor any RSV, Flu or Covid transmission in the community and will let you know specific protocols that may need to be implemented. Please feel free to send your child with a mask if you want them masked for every rehearsal.
    Any questions please feel free to email me. And don’t forget! Please let me know if your child will be attending on Wednesday November 15. Looking forward to singing with your child.


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  • National Vocations Awareness Week


    November 5, 2023


     

    Deacon Formation Program open through Dec. 8


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  • St. Barbara (Black Diamond): Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Mar. 11-20, 2024)


    November 2, 2023


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  • Campus Clean Up – Thank you!


    November 2, 2023

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    To everyone who came out to help us with our first Campus Clean Up last Saturday, we are so grateful. Couldn’t have done it without you and looking forward to the next!


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  • Finding Our Soul’s True North: Life Review


    November 2, 2023

    Scroll down to the button at the bottom of the page to RSVP!


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  • Our Altar of Remembrance


    October 31, 2023

    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.
    There will be a Prayer Service, starting at 6:00 pm in front of the Altar of Remembrance. Bring your pictures beforehand for this quiet service of reflection. Following this will be a special All Souls Day Mass at 7:00 pm.

    If you have questions about the Altar of Remembrance, email us to be put in contact with Carol Ford and Monica Bradley.


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  • Archbishop’s Office: Letter to People of God from Synod 2023


    October 31, 2023

    Read Archbishop Etienne's recent blog post with news from the Synod!


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  • Holy Hours for Youth & Young Adults: PNW Adoration Nights (Dec – June)


    October 31, 2023


     
    QUESTIONS?
    High School and Middle School: Kimberly Abadir, Director of Youth Ministry Services at Kimberly.abadir@seattlearch.org
    Young Adults: Tyler Tangen, Director of Young Adult Ministry at tyler.tangen@seattlearch.org

    More info on the National Eucharistic Revival and the Eucharistic Congress: National Eucharistic Revival: A Grassroots Response to God’s Invitation


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  • Young Adult Ministry – Events in November and December


    October 27, 2023



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  • All Saints’ & All Souls’ Schedule


    October 25, 2023


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  • National Eucharistic Revival!


    October 19, 2023


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  • Ways to Pray for the Synod, happening now!


    October 19, 2023

    SCHEDULE OF THE SYNOD ASSEMBLY
    • On September 30, an ecumenical vigil of prayer with young adults will take place in St. Peter’s Square.
    • On October 1, the bishop, clergy, religious, and lay delegates will begin a 3-day retreat.
    • On October 4, Synod meetings will begin, concluding on October 29.

    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. Amen.

    Novena of prayer:
    If you’d like to pray more intensively, you could consider offering a novena of prayer at any point during the Synod. An appropriate time might be during the last days of the Synod, October 21-29. You could include the Synod in the Prayer of the Faithful at Mass, and pray the Adsumus prayer each day with the assembly. You might designate a special intention for each day, for example:
    October 21 – For all who believe in Christ
    October 22 – For those on the margins
    October 23 – For the poor
    October 24 – For young people
    October 25 – For catechumens and those who are searching for Christ
    October 26 – For non-practicing Catholics
    October 27 – For the delegates participating in the Synod, especially Archbishop Etienne
    October 28 – For the Holy Father
    October 29 – For the Holy Church


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  • Northwest Catholic – November Edition


    October 19, 2023


    The November issue of Northwest Catholic is available for you to view online


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  • Campus-wide Clean Up!


    October 18, 2023

    Click to sign up!


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  • The Vigil Project, Hosted at St. Anne’s!


    October 18, 2023


    Learn more about The Vigil Project by clicking the image to go to their website!


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  • St. Anne School 100th Year Gala


    October 10, 2023


    Click the image to go to the RSVP Page


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  • Worldwide Marriage Encounter


    October 9, 2023

    ♦ A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend has something in it for every married couple.
    ♦ Spend a weekend discovering all the reasons you are thankful for your spouse.
    ♦ Sign up for an upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience on: Feb 9-11, 2024 at LaQuinta in Tacoma, WA, Mar 8-10, 2024, Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, Spokane, WA, Apr 26-28, 2024 in Everett, WA.
    ♦ Early registration is highly recommended.

    Questions? Contact: Jeff and Sandy Corneil 360-930-2321

     


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  • Life Giving Wounds Ministry


    October 9, 2023

    If you’ve experienced the pain of divorced parents, please join in on October 18th at Blessed Sacrament Church in Seattle to explore bringing a new ministry to Seattle called Life Giving Wounds. Life Giving Wounds seeks to bring healing to adult children of divorce with retreats, support groups and other means while exploring the Church’s teaching on redemptive suffering. Visit the website for more details.


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  • Volunteer with Catholic Community Services!


    October 9, 2023

    Catholic Community Services (CCS) is looking for volunteers. Help with opportunities such as housework, yardwork, shopping/errands, transportation, pet care, companionship, and much more. If you’re interested, fill out the form linked at the bottom of the page.

     

    Fill out the CCS Volunteer Interest Form


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  • October 2, 2023


    Monday, 10/2

    + Partners in the Gospel Listening Session @ 6:00PM in the Church

    Tuesday, 10/3

    Wednesday, 10/4

    + SCHOOL: Blessing of Animals @ 9:00AM in parking lot

    + Betty Ferguson’s Funeral Mass & Reception @ 10:30AM in the Church

    + Confession @ 5:20PM in the Confessional

    + Mass @ 5:30PM in the Side Chapel

    + Alpha @ 7:00PM in the Narthex

    Thursday, 10/5

    + No Confession

    + No Rosary

    + No Mass

    Friday, 10/6

    + No Confession

    + No Rosary

    + No Mass

    + SCHOOL: Fall Carnival @ 5:00PM

    Saturday, 10/7

    + Patrick McCarthy’s Funeral & Reception @ 11:00AM in the Church

    + Confession @ 3:30PM in Confessional

    + Vigil Mass @ 5:00PM in the Church

    + No St. Vincent de Paul collection as it was taken up last week

    Sunday, 10/9

    + Mass with Children’s Liturgy of the Word @ 10:00AM in the Church

    + Coffee & Donuts @ 11:00AM

    + No St. Vincent de Paul collection as it was taken up last week


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  • No Mass – Thursday/Friday, 10/5-10/6


    September 29, 2023


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  • Partners Listening Sessions: 9/26 and 10/2, 6-9PM


    September 26, 2023

     

    Can’t make it? Give your input directly to the Archdiocese by clicking here.


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  • 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 bmcmahan@stanneseattle.org.
    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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  • St. Anne Faith Formation for Children & Youth


    September 13, 2023

    Parent Meeting

    Sunday, September 17th, 9:15 AM—Assembly Room

    All parents with children ages 4-14 are encouraged to attend our introductory session for our Faith Formation program. We will go over the details of the program and answer any questions. Please join us Sunday in the Assembly room. Please bring your registration form if you have not sent them in. If you di not receive a registration form, please contact Mike—mikeborte@stanneseattle.org  Our program begins on Sunday, September 24th.

     

    Children’s Liturgy Planning Meeting

    Sunday, September 17th, 11:15 AM—Assembly Room

    We will have a gathering of all those interested in getting our Children’s Liturgy program up and running again. This program takes place during the Readings, Homily, Profession of Faith, & Prayers of the Faithful. This allows the youth to celebrate these parts of the Mass at their own level and for parents to actually focus on these parts without distraction. We need a variety of volunteers to spread out the tasks of this ministry. Hope to see you on Sunday. If you have questions, please contact Mike—mikeborte@stanneseattle.org


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  • True Heart: Discerning Diocesan Priesthood


    September 11, 2023

    Apply to 10 weeks of Spiritual Exercises!


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  • THE WORD AMONG US – FREE COPIES


    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!

     
    WordAmongUsSept


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  • Looking to Serve? Training this Wednesday, 9/13, 6-8:30PM


    September 11, 2023

    Liturgical Ministries Training

    Been hearing announcements at Mass, on FlockNote, or on the Bulletin but unable to find the link on our website? Here is it!

     

     

    The ministries we are training for are:

    • Lector
    • Sacristan
    • Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
    • Usher
    • Greeter
    • Chorister

     

    Attending this training does not require you to serve. But our next training won’t be until December!

    School parents, get trained now! These opportunities will also fulfill your school service hours throughout the year.

    Questions? Email us at info@stanneseattle.org


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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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  • NO CONFESSIONS – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8


    August 31, 2023

    DUE TO THE SCHOOL’S DEDICATION & OPENING MASS, THERE WILL BE NO CONFESSIONS ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.

    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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  • When God Seems Distant (August 31)


    August 17, 2023

    When God Seems Distant

    Thursday, August 31, 6:30-8:00PM

    Think you’re the only one who struggles to feel God’s presence?

    “Spiritual dryness” is a very common experience—even for the saints.

    Come to this event for practical tips on what to do when God seems distant.

    You’ll receive:

    • An inspiring video message
    • Practical tips for seeking the Lord through the ups and downs of faith
    • Time for personal reflection and small group discussion
    • Resources for ongoing growth in prayer and the spiritual life

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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 (info@stanneseattle.org) 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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  • Finding Our Soul’s True North: Stages of Growth (September 9)


    August 1, 2023

    Saturday, September 9

    9:00AM – 12:00 PM 

    St. Anne Church Narthex

    FSTN Stages of Growth Flyer

    We frequently hear that we should be growing in holiness but we aren’t often told what that looks like. And sometimes the descriptions we’re offered don’t fit with our circumstances or time of life. Drawing on biblical figures, Ron Ryan will share a model that can help us grasp what holiness is and the stages that lead to true spiritual maturity.

    Anyone is welcome.

    Suggested donation: $15 per person. To register, please click the “RSVP here” button below or call the parish office at 206-282-0223.

     


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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

    Before:

    During:

    After:


    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.


    TRIVIA
    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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  • St. Anne Feast Day Picnic!


    July 19, 2023

    St. Anne Feast Day Picnic is Sunday, July 30th from 12:00PM to 4:00PM in the school parking lot. We can’t wait to celebrate our patron with everyone in the community. RSVP for yourself. RSVP for your family. RSVP for a friend. But make sure they come out – it’ll be such a fun time!

     


     

    IT’S A COMMUNITY EFFORT

    We won’t be able to make this happen without the other members of our corporate body (that’s YOU!). It’s a team effort. If you are able and willing to help, you can sign up on the Flocknote or email Jessica.

    There’s lots to do! Bring a side. Bring a dessert. Bring toppings. Bring a grill. Bring a BBQ. Help us grill. Help us cook. Bring an ice chest. Bring a shade tent. Bring yard games. Help set up Mass. Help clean up. Many hands make light work. Please consider it! All your gifts (whether it’s baking or flair) are welcome here.


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


    July 19, 2023

    St. Anne’s is hoping to purchase group tickets for the Faith & Family Night at the Mariners on August 26, 1:15-6pm. We’d like to know how many people are interested in sitting with us! Please fill out this poll (or email us at info@stanneseattle.org if this poll doesn’t encompass your needs). We’ll send you more information once we’ve purchased the tickets!

    This is an Archdiocesan event. See more details on the Archdiocese website.


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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 bmcmahan@stanneseattle.org if you’re interested in helping!


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  • SPAM ALERT!


    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 @stanneseattle.org. If you have any questions or concerns about spam emails, please reach out to us at the office.


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  • WEEK OF 4TH OF JULY


    June 30, 2023

    Schedule for July 3-7

    Despite what bulletin says:

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

    4TH OF JULY MASS: 9AM

    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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  • Summer Storage Clean Out Project


    June 16, 2023

    As you know, we are planning a full clean up project of St. Anne storage spaces (including the House of Prayer) starting on June 24th.

    We are still seeking parishioner input on items we might have in storage. In particular, we are looking for pertinent information such as historical context as we look forward to the actual clean up. You can find the form on our webpage.

    Do you (or someone you know) love organizing, bringing order to chaos, or helping clean up old things? We are in need of many volunteers to help us out as we tackle organizing the St. Anne storage spaces.

    Here are a couple of needs that we have for the weekend of June 24-25:

    • Help moving things out of storage spaces on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25
    • Food and supplies

    If you are unable to volunteer physically, please consider signing up for one of our food/supply volunteer needs.

    In addition to volunteers, we are also looking for some items to help with the process.

    • large plastic storage bins
    • hand trucks, dollies, wagons, rolling carts
    • tarps
    • painter’s tape, construction garbage bags, cleaning supplies
    • moving/cardboard boxes for donations

    If you are able to help, please sign up here. Once you sign up, we will email you with next steps.

    Call for volunteer for the following will come mid-week:

    • Help sorting through items during the week of June 26
    • Help moving things back into storage once the sorting is complete
    • Cleaning the storage spaces before things are put back in
    • Hauling things for donation (especially if you have a larger vehicle)

    If you have any questions, please reach out to JESSICA or BRIGID.

    We are so appreciative of any help or interest in our big summer project. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.


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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.
    Amen.

     


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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

    Email: info@stanneseattle.org


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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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  • Spring Benefit Concert


    May 18, 2023

    WHAT: Spring Concert

    WHEN: June 11th, 1:00PM

    WHERE: St. Anne Church

    PRICE: Free! (good will offering benefiting St. Vincent de Paul)

    The music department is sponsoring a SPRING CONCERT on JUNE 11TH, 1:00PM. It’s an opportunity for the St. Anne music crew and friends to sing and play beautiful music for everyone. We’ll feature the choir, solo singers, and instrumental solos; an eclectic mix of things we like and want to share with you. The concert is free, but we will be having a good will offering to benefit St. Vincent de Paul. Hope to see you there!

    – Charlie Hiestand, Music Director


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  • Find Our Soul’s True North


    May 5, 2023

    Finding Our Soul’s True North 

     

    Learning from Loss: the spirituality of letting go

    Facilitated by Ron Ryan

     

    The longer we live, the more we experience loss. While we may grieve the people, places and things that are no longer part of our lives, we can also learn to grow from them. This session will explore the spirituality of letting go—how our losses can lead us to deeper spiritual growth and better understanding of our true selves. All are welcome!

    WHEN: Saturday, June 3rd

    TIME: 9AM – 12PM

    WHERE: Assembly Room

    Suggested donation: $15 per person

    Snacks & materials will be provided

    FSTN 2023 Poster


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  • School Footloose Online Auction – LIVE NOW!


    May 3, 2023

    St. Anne School Footloose Auction went live on Wednesday, May 5th. Take a look at the online auction!

    Friday’s silent auction will close this Friday, May 5th at 7:15PM. Saturday’s silent auction will close this Saturday, May 6th at 7:00PM.


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  • Synod Updates


    April 28, 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 Friday, 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.
    Amen.

     


    Please check back later and/or keep your eyes on bulletin announcements and FlockNote mailings for updates on the Q&A session. 

    What was it?: Synod Listening Session Results AND Q&A

    When was it?: Saturday, May 6th after 5pm Vigil Mass AND Sunday, May 7th after 10am Mass


    Listening Session Summary Report 04-27-23


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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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  • School Footloose Auction


    April 6, 2023

    It's time to KICK OFF YOUR SUNDAY SHOES!

    FRIDAY MAY 5
    FAMILY NIGHT

    Pre-Ordered Dinner Options
    No-Host Beer & Wine Carnival Games, Pony Rides, Silent Auction & Raffle
    Attire// Western Wear
    RSVP encouraged

    SATURDAY MAY 6
    ADULT DINNER & AUCTION

    Passed Hors d’oeuvres & Dinner by Ravishing Radish
    Hosted Bar & Signature Cocktail, Raffle, Fund-It, Super Silent & Live Auctions
    Attire// 80’s Prom & Western Wear
    RSVP required

    All parishioners are welcome to participate in the upcoming Footloose Auction. Don’t miss out on the fun!


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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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  • Alpha Starts Next Tuesday


    March 29, 2023

    Alpha is less than a week away – RSVP today! Come meet new people and explore faith together in an open, informal environment. Everyone is welcome! Whether you have been in the church since you were young or you are new to faith, when last have you shared a (free!) meal and conversation around some of life’s biggest questions? Spring into something new with Alpha!  – 2023-03-29


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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

     

    2023-03-29


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  • Holy Week & Easter Schedule


    March 23, 2023

    HOLY THURSDAY
    April 6th
    Last Supper Service 7pm
    Livestreamed

     

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

     

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

     

    EASTER SUNDAY
    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

    Wednesdays

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

    Fridays

    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 ester_burkhart@hotmail.com. Thank you.

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  • Sweater Weekend is coming!


    December 8, 2022


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  • Holiday Mass Schedule


    December 1, 2022

    SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
    Thursday, December 8th

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

     

    CHRISTMAS EVE
    Saturday, December 24th

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

     

    CHRISTMAS DAY

    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.

     


     


     


     


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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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  • Proclaiming God’s Word


    October 27, 2022

    A Virtual Workshop for Lectors

    Saturday, November 12 at 10:30am

     

    Presenters: Corinna Laughlin, Director of Liturgy at St. James Cathedral and Jim Russell, Coordinator of Lectors at St. John, Seattle

    In this interactive online training, parish lectors will have an opportunity to hone their skills as together we reflect on the importance of the Word of God in the liturgy and learn practical tips to prepare and proclaim the Scripture in our parishes. Whether you’re a veteran lector, just starting out, or still thinking about it, you are invited to take advantage of one of two opportunities to go deeper. This workshop is FREE – registration required.

    For questions or to register, please contact Jennifer Day in the Liturgy Office of the Archdiocese of Seattle, jennifer.day@seattlearch.org, 206-654-4652.


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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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  • Presentation on the Rosary


    October 14, 2022

    Join us for a Presentation on the Rosary

    Sunday, October 23rd after 10 AM Mass

    Assembly Room
    Why do we pray? Is anyone listening? What does the church teach us about prayer? Learn how prayer can improve your faith and life directly from the teachings of St. Dominic, St. JP2, and Our Lady herself. The St. Anne rosary group will lead a discussion about prayer, please join us and other fellow parishioners after Mass in the Assembly Room. We’d love to see you there!

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  • Young Adult Fall Retreat


    October 14, 2022

    "Is Life Worth Living?"

    Young Adult Retreat

    House of Prayer 
    Sunday, October 23rd
    11:30 am – 5pm 
    Join us after the 10am Mass for a time of reflection and formation. The St Anne Young Adults are hosting a retreat delving into faith and it’s application and implications in our lives. There will be time for reflection, adoration, and discussion, and lunch will be provided. We hope to see you there! Recommended donation is $10 through Venmo.
    *Participant age range is 21-35

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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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  • Alpha


    September 1, 2022

    Join a Conversation

     

    Tuesdays, October 4th – December 13th, 2022
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    St. Anne’s Nartex

    We’ve been speaking about it for a long time and the moment is finally here! Alpha is great place to invite and accompany a friend who is curious about faith or religion. What’s wonderful about Alpha is that it provides a warm space for everyone.  Alpha invites guests from all backgrounds to share a meal and conversation around some of life’s biggest questions.  It is designed to provide guests an opportunity to connect with one another while sharing thoughts, ideas, and opinions in a safe and caring environment. Alpha helps bring people together while providing the chance to encounter Jesus.  Love Listens. Join the conversation.

    The same Alpha content is run all over the world, by Christians of all traditions, sharing the good news of Jesus. Find out more about Alpha in the Catholic Context and what church pastors have to say about Alpha.

    Each session has 3 key ingredients:

    Connection
    Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table or a quick online catch-up, times of connecting are important. All sessions start with a time of connection over a meal to relax and build friendships.

    Content
    The Alpha talks are designed to engage people from all walks of life and inspire conversation. They explore the big issues of life and faith and unpack the basics of Christian belief, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?”, and “How does God guide us?”

    Conversation
    One of the most important parts of any Alpha is the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic in a small group format. Guests hear from others and have an opportunity to contribute/share in a judgment-free environment.


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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 

    Volunteer

    RSVP


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