St. Anne’s day is July 26
Anne’s Hebrew name is Hannah (The name
"Hannah" means grace.)
ALL WOMEN OF THE PARISH ARE MEMBERS OF ST. ANNE’S.
If you have pictures from St.
Anne’s Fellowship or Craft Group let me know so that I can put them on the
Website and Facebook page.
If it is not on here it will
be on Facebook and if it is not on Facebook it is on here.
Sts Joachim and Ann, both of
the tribe of Judah
of the royal house of David, are venerated by the Church as the parents of
Blessed Virgin Mary who was probably their only child. The other Mary mentioned
in the Gospels as the sister of the Mother of God was, it is believed, her
cousin; for this was a customary way of designating relatives in the East.
St. Ann has been honored from early Christian times. Churches
were dedicated to her honor, and the Fathers, especially of the Eastern
Churches, loved to speak of her sanctity and privileges. She is often
represented as teaching her little daughter to read the Scriptures. Anne is the
mother of Mary.
According to these sources,
Anne was born in Bethlehem, Judaea.
She married Joachim, and, although they shared a wealthy and devout life at Nazareth, they eventually
lamented their childlessness. Joachim, reproached at the Temple for his sterility, retreated into the
countryside to pray, while Anne, grieved by his disappearance and by her
barrenness, solemnly promised God that, if given a child, she would dedicate it
to the Lord’s service. Both received the vision of an angel, who announced that
Anne would conceive and bear a most wondrous child.
Joachim and Ann had prayed
that if they were blessed with a child, they would dedicate their child to God.
While he was with the shepherds, an angel came to him and said, “Your wife will bear a daughter and you
will call her Mary. She will be filled with the Holy Spirit from her mother's
womb." At the same time, an angel appeared to Ann to give her the
On July 26 the Roman Catholic Church
commemorates the parents of the Virgin Mary, Saints Joachim and Anne. The
couple's faith and perseverance brought them through the sorrow of
childlessness, to the joy of conceiving and raising the immaculate and sinless
woman who would give birth to Christ.
Here are some websites you
can learn more about St. Anne
Saint Anne Holy Mother
Prayers to St.
Responsibilities’ of St. Anne
- Cleaning of the church – hired out
- Vestments for Father – purchased if needed
- Gifts for the youth for baptism, first Communion/refreshments,
confirmation/meals, treat bags at Christmas, supplies for the multipurpose
building for bereavement dinners and prepare/serves bereavement dinners
- Cleaning of the linens – graciously done by
- Gardening outside of the Holy spirit – graciously
done by Margie Finley
- Liturgical decoration – graciously done by Mary
Prayer to St. Anne
O God, You bestowed on St. Anne such grace that she was found worthy
to become the mother of Mary,
Who brought forth You only begotten son.
Grant that we may be helped
by her intercession.
St. Anne’s quarterly meeting