The New Evangelization Today, June 4, 2015, 6:30 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
You’re invited to a FREE and special presentation on The New Evangelization Today, Thursday, June 4, 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m. by Fr. Richard Gill, Pastor, St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster, New York
Fr. Richard Gill will discuss the New Evangelization in practical terms and its importance today. He will shed light on how we as a Church and as individuals can help reach the marginal and unchurched. Using the program Christlife, he will share insights on how his parish effectively created a culture of outreach through this turnkey program. All parish ministry leaders are invited and anyone interested in the topic of evangelization. Fr. Gill presents in a fun and lively way; so you will not want to miss this special event. Register below.
Date Night for Married Couples, Friday, June 5, 2015, 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
“Marriage – from Good to Great,” Featuring Fr. Richard Gill, pastor, St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster, New York, $26 per person
Do you find it difficult to love your spouse at times? Come hear how the grace of a sacramental marriage makes it possible to love in a way that is otherwise nearly impossible. Fr. Gill will unpack the sacrament of matrimony and shed light on how this sacrament is meant to empower ordinary (and even weak) individuals to love in in a supernatural way. He does so in a fun and lively way. All engaged and married couples are welcome! Free childcare is available. Go to http://saint-anne.org/marriage-matters to register or complete this form and turn into the Information Center. Click here to register.
Pajamas and Prayers, Thursday, June 11
For children and their families: NO registration required. NO age limits. Bedtime books, late-night lollipops, preschool prayers… sound good? Perhaps you enjoy these wonderful traditions at home under the covers on a nightly basis with your children. We’d like to invite you to change up your night-time routine just once in a while to be with us here at St. Anne. Once per liturgical season parents are welcome to bring their kids in their jammies to hear stories (the lollipops help us stay quiet) and see a VeggieTale Video and close with prayers. Bring as many family members as you like (the more laps the better) and we’ll say, “Goodnight!” to Jesus and to our parish family before falling asleep in peace. Join us 7-8pm!
“In peace I shall both lie down and sleep, for You alone, Lord, make me secure.” Psalm 4:9
2nd and 4th Wednesdays “Wonderful Wednesdays” begins again on Oct. 14, 2015
We’ve created a “Wonderful Wednesday” opportunity for parents of young children to come together with their kids and play and pray at St. Anne. This is a free drop-in program from 9:30-11am the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month where parents/grandparents can bring their little ones (NO registration required; NO age limits) to play together in the Multi-purpose room. This is a supervise-your-own-kids kind of a morning, but we’ll have a plastic kitchen and grocery store set complete with pretend plastic spaghetti and meatballs to say the traditional Catholic meal prayer over, some puppets including Baby Jesus and King David, and dress-up clothes, etc. and we could share snacks and songs and loosely organized play time together in a safe environment where Catholic parents could grow in fellowship with one another, swap stories of shared struggles, etc. We begin again on October 14th. It’s a great way to spend a Wednesday! In a safe space that cares for both parent and child! Exact dates are as follows: Oct. 14 and 28, November 11, December 9th, Jan. 13 and 27, Feb. 24, March 9, April 13 and 27.