For Preschoolers 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. We know many working parents wish they could drive their kids to daytime activities at St. Anne’s, but job related priorities make that impossible. We’re listening! 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.
“In peace I shall both lie down and sleep, for You alone, Lord, make me secure.” Psalm 4:9
January 24, February 28, March 28, 2015
Don’t miss this concert series, beginning on January 24, 2015, featuring Indie Recording Artist, Yole — A CD Release Party at St. Anne Catholic Church.
Then, on February 28, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church, the series will feature Artist Anna Nuzzo.
Finally, March 28, 2015 at St. Francis Xavier Parish, the series will feature Newcomer Emma Dalton.
All series are from 7-10 p.m. Admission is free. Beverages and snacks will be available. Must be 18 years or older.
January 28, 2015 & all 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, Wonderful Wednesdays
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 October 8th. It’s going to be a great way to spend a Wednesday! In a safe space that cares for both parent and child! Exact dates are as follows: Oct. 8 and 22, November 12 and 26, December 10th, Jan. 14 and 28, Feb. 11 and 25, March 11 and 25, April 8 and 22.
Don’t miss our biggest and annual fundraiser where the band Fur Pants will provide the evening’s entertainment! Social hour will begin at 5:00pm and dinner at 6:30 p.m., with live auction to follow. You may register by mail, at the church or after Mass. The cost of the adults-only event is $30 per person and includes dinner, auction fun, and entertainment.
Table Reservation: This year we will have an option to reserve a table. (8–person table for $300 or 10-person for $360). In return for reserving a table, you select your table participants, creatively name your table, and have your table name recognized in the evening’s brochure. A fun way to further support the evening!
Live and Silent Auction Items: Once again we will be having both a live and silent auction. We sincerely appreciate the past generosity and creativity of auction items. Vacation Home Rentals, Themed Dinners and Events, Sporting Events and Hand Crafted Items with a value of $500+ have made terrific past Live Auction Items. Silent Auction Items in the $50-$250 range – such as Themed Baskets, Sports Memorabilia, Food and Wine Baskets, and other various Special Items – have all done well and go a long way to make the evening a success for the parish.
Evening Brochure Ads: Similar to last year, we will be selling ads in the evening’s brochure. To purchase an ad: Full Page – $1000, Half Page – $500, Quarter Page – $250, and Business Card/Logo – $100. Please consider purchasing an ad or asking businesses you work with or patronize to purchase an ad.
In addition, we appreciate those who can to bring dessert for the evening – you can note this on the registration form. Please contact Rena Weyrauch (firstname.lastname@example.org), with auction donation information and brochure ads. Click here to register.
BEHOLD: A night of Adoration, Praise Music and a Witness Talk, Saturday, February 21, 7:00 p.m.
Don’t miss this BEHOLD where you’ll hear a witness talk by our very own, Rich Sosa, director, music and youth ministry. It will be an unforgettable evening — a time to renew your commitment to our Lord and prepare for the holiest time of the year! If you’re not familiar with BEHOLD, watch this video. Click here.
All married and engaged couples are invited to attend St. Anne’s Date Night on Friday, February 27, 2015, featuring Gina and Joe Loehr who will speak on“Two Words That Will Change Your Life: A Simple Strategy for Domestic Bliss.” What is this little phrase that can make such a big difference? Joe and Gina will unveil the mystery. Come find out how these words can help you enjoy a first-rate marriage and a more fulfilling life. Evening will begin with Mass at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and talk in St. Anne’s multi-purpose room. Free babysitting will be available at St. Anne. Cost for event is $26 per person. Click here to register.
About the Loehrs
Gina and Joe Loehr were married in April of 2007 and received an apostolic blessing from Pope Benedict XVI on their marriage. Beginning during their engagement, Gina and Joe gave talks together to audiences of teens and young adults about living their faith to the fullest. Once married, the Loehrs began working extensively with the office of marriage and family life for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee giving presentations to thousands of engaged and married couples about how to strengthen their marriages. In addition, Gina teaches theology at Marian University of Wisconsin and is the author of four books, including Saint Francis, Pope Francis: A Common Vision (Servant 2014). She has also served as one of 100 delegates chosen from around the world to participate in the Pontifical Council for the Laity’s study seminar on women and families. Meanwhile, Joe and two of his brothers operate a 700-acre dairy farm, which has been in the family for more than 130 years. Gina and Joe have been blessed with four children: Sophia, Isaac, Lucia and Gianna.