Following the example Christ set for us, we strive to offer ourselves by giving, praying, and serving others. Every day, we have the choice to pour ourselves out or to sit back; to get involved or be self-involved. This year, is God calling you to do more? There are dozens of opportunities throughout the year to donate, develop our prayer habits, serve others, educate our children, reach out to the needy, and much more. Your participation is welcome and needed for our community to thrive. Let’s work together to build a welcoming community as we serve God and one another!
Getting Involved at St. Anne Catholic Church
There are many wonderful ministries here at St. Anne. Please prayerfully consider how you can use your time and talents to get involved in this amazing community!
ALTAR SERVERS (STUDENTS IN FOURTH GRADE & UP)
Altar servers are part of an ancient tradition in the liturgical life of the Church. The server is a member of the assembly who assists the priest and deacon during the Eucharist and other liturgical ceremonies so the liturgy can be conducted with grace and reverence. Servers should be active and full participants in the celebration with the understanding they are first and foremost members of the assembly. The server expresses this by singing, praying and keeping silence along with the rest of the assembly. Ideally, servers are fully-initiated Catholics. Altar servers must have received the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist; youths who have not been Confirmed may serve. The recommended minimum age for servers is fourth grade. Altar servers are expected to be appropriately prepared, committed to giving their time and talent to their parish community, and willing to serve God’s people. They should be able to understand the Eucharistic celebration and the other sacred rites. Altar servers are scheduled on a rotating basis at the Mass time of their choosing.
DEACON JOHN MAHON | [email protected]
This ministry enhances the liturgy by providing music on Sundays and special occasions. All are welcome to join and no prior experience is required. The St. Anne Choir has always been an important part of our weekly liturgy. It provides a strong family-like atmosphere to produce music for God’s glory. Choir practices are held on Wednesdays at 7p in St. Francis Hall.
JON GRIGSON | [email protected]
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
These dedicated parishioners assist the celebrant in distributing Holy Communion during Mass. These ministers must be committed to weekly Mass attendance, the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and strive to be a model of Christian living at all times.
DEACON TOM MOYES | [email protected]
Greeters create a pleasant and welcoming environment for visitors by opening doors, greeting each visitor, and providing direction when necessary. Greeters, along with the Ushers, help create a culture of hospitality before, during, and after Mass. Greeters are asked to arrive at least thirty minutes before Mass begins.
MENA EVANS | [email protected]
MAITA SMALLWOOD | [email protected]
Those who commit to this grace-filled ministry have the special privilege of proclaiming the Word of God during Mass. Lectors must be at least thirteen years of age and be comfortable speaking in front of the congregation. Lectors are assigned to the Mass time of their choice, and should arrive at least fifteen minutes before Mass begins. They should be committed to weekly Mass attendance, the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and strive to be models of Christian living at all times.
TIM SMITH | [email protected] | 918.607.1988
Sacristans are responsible for cleaning the sacristies after all Masses on a scheduled rotating basis. Sacristans work quietly behind the scenes to ensure our liturgies run smoothly. Training is provided.
CHUCK SALAT | [email protected]
Ushers create a welcoming environment by directing and seating parishioners as they arrive for Mass. They also help with the offertory collections and distribute bulletins. This ministry is open to men, women, and families. Volunteers are scheduled as needed.
JOE SICILIA | [email protected]
BELL TOWER BOOK CLUB
If you enjoy reading, this group is for you! Each month the Bell Tower Book Club comes together on campus to discuss the book-of-the-month. They read quality Catholic books, as well as works with religious (especially Catholic) themes. This book club covers a wide range of literature, classic and modern alike. At each meeting a book is chosen from a list of nominations to be read for the following month. The selection is usually available free through FORMED or the local library. All adult members of our parish and local community are welcome to read the book and join them.
SARAH SWART | [email protected]
CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD CATECHISTS
Three through nine-year-olds have the unique opportunity to take part in an internationally renowned formation experience known as Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, modeled after the Montessori Method. Sessions take place in a sacred space called an “Atrium.” This specially designed space and hand-crafted materials allow young children to encounter the Good Shepherd in a deep and meaningful way. The CGS program is made possible by dedicated catechists who go through intensive training to become a “guide” in the Atrium. CGS allows the catechists to learn alongside the children. Please prayerfully consider joining this vital ministry!
MEGAN POLLY | [email protected]
SAINT ANNE YOUTH (MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY)
Saint Anne Youth is a place for teens to come each week to hear the Gospel message proclaimed with relevance and boldness, encounter Jesus, and build authentic Christian community. SAY is for all teens hoping to make new friends and grow in their faith and relationship with Christ. Adult group leaders (age 18+) are also needed for the success of this ministry.
ALEX BAAB & MEGAN POLLY | [email protected]
FAMILY FAITH FORMATION
Family Faith Formation provides an opportunity for parents and children to learn and grow together as they experience the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith. Our program features, in short, the following four dimensions: 1) Monthly parent sessions, 2) Parents teaching at home, 3) Monthly family events for parents and children, and 4) Participation in Mass.
CELESTE TAYLOR | [email protected]
FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY
The Church and its traditions are a powerful reflection of family life, the domestic church. Family Life Ministry is a haven for our parish families. Formation and social opportunities are offered throughout the year including events for the entire family as well as special events specifically for parents.
CELESTE TAYLOR | [email protected]
ORDER OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (OCIA)
Information and spiritual guidance are provided to adults who wish to know more about the Catholic faith as they consider joining the Church. OCIA is also a great way for parishioners to invigorate spiritual growth. All are welcome! Meetings take place Tuesday evenings from 7-9p in Parish Hall. Sponsors are needed to guide, pray for, and support the program and participants. Other volunteers are needed to help with hospitality. This is an excellent way for parishioners to share their own witness, enrich their faith, and get to know the initiates.
DEACON KEVIN MALARKEY | [email protected]G
SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER
This is an order of secular members called to follow the gospel life after the example and manner of the Rule of St. Francis. Meetings take place on the second Sunday of each month from 330-5p in St. Francis Hall.
LETAH LEWIS | [email protected] | 918.924.0449
WOMEN & THE WORD
These scripture studies are designed to help women build a deeper relationship with Christ. Sessions will be held throughout the year on Wednesday evenings in St. Anne Hall. All ladies of our parish and local community are welcome.
DONNA EURICH | [email protected]
As Catholics, we believe in the Real Presence of Jesus’ Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Eucharist. Worship of the Lord’s Eucharistic presence draws us closer to Him and gives us a greater desire for Holy Communion with Him. Exposition of the Eucharistic Host, for adoration by all the faithful, takes place in the St. Anne Chapel, Monday through Friday, from 9a-9p. Solemn Benediction is held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings around 850p. Benediction includes incense, the ringing of bells, the chanting of ancient Latin hymns, praying the Divine Praises, a blessing of the faithful by a Priest or Deacon, a small Eucharistic procession, and the reposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle. Individuals making a weekly commitment of one hour on the same weekday each week make this ministry possible and ensure that our Blessed Lord is never left alone.
Our new, monthly Alliance of the Two Hearts Vigil honors both the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary with twenty-four-hour adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on the first Friday and Saturday of the month. All are welcome to stop by and spend some time praying in the presence of our Lord. Dedicated monthly adorers make this Vigil possible for our parish family.
GAIL HOBBS | [email protected]
These dedicated volunteers pray for intentions as requested by our parishioners.
YVONNE PEREZ | [email protected]
PLEASE TEXT URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS TO 918-851-2818
This simple but powerful prayer ministry leads the faithful in praying one decade of the Most Holy Rosary fifteen minutes before each weekend Mass. The Rosary is also prayed after daily Mass. Volunteer rosary leaders are needed for each Mass that is celebrated.
DEACON TOM MOYES | [email protected]
ALTAR LINEN CARE
Altar Linen Care is performed weekly by volunteers on a scheduled rotating basis. Duties include washing, ironing, and folding of the linens used during Mass, the purificators, corporals, and finger towels.
JUDY LALICKER | [email protected]
Do you like to bake? Volunteers with this ministry will be called upon from time to time to provide baked goods for various church activities and receptions.
MONICA STUART | [email protected]
If you like to sew, we invite you to use your skills in making baptismal garments for babies and small children of the parish.
CAROL WASZAK | [email protected]
BEREAVEMENT MEAL MINISTRY
When the need arises, this group provides support and comfort for the family and friends of the deceased by offering a funeral meal in the parish hall or their home.
KIM HASLETT | [email protected]
BOY SCOUTS TROOP 903 (BOYS AGES 11-17)
Boy Scouts learn the value of hard work and experience the thrill of seeing it pay off as they work toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. Service, community engagement, and leadership development are important parts of the program as the youth lead their own activities to explore new places and dive into the rugged world of outdoor adventure. Scouting gives boys the valuable experience they need to become men.
JOHN KRZMARZICK | [email protected] | 918.455.5284
CUB SCOUTS PACK 903 (BOYS, KINDERGARTEN - 5TH GRADE)
Cub Scouts learn duty to God, citizenship, leadership, respect for the outdoors, team building, community service, and healthy habits while taking part in fun opportunities to learn in the areas of art, science, sports, and history. The scouts enjoy adventure and fun activities with direction from the Pack and active involvement from their family for their growth. There are also volunteer opportunities for adults to be a leader, committee member, or provide assistance with events.
RYAN JONES | [email protected]
The St. Anne Childcare Center is always in need of responsible, conscientious volunteers to provide care to young children during Sunday morning Masses and faith formation sessions, as well as other parish events. If you like kids, this is a great way to get involved, and for high schoolers, an excellent way to earn service hours!
HILARY EVANS | [email protected]
This ministry provides help, healing, and growth for those who are divorced or are divorcing. The reading materials and confidential group discussions foster a spirit of understanding and offer the support of a community with shared experience. This ten-week program is welcome to all members of our parish and local community.
PAM SOLTIS | [email protected] | 219-921-9388
Gatesway in Broken Arrow provides for the many needs of their special need residents. St. Anne parishioners provide these kind and appreciative residents with a Praise & Worship service on the first and third Sunday of every month. It is the only “church” many residents can attend because of transportation difficulties. Jesus said, “Whatever you did for the least of my brethren, you did for me” (Mt 25:40).
DEACON TOM MOYES | [email protected]
GIFT SHOP ATTENDANTS
If you like to shop, this ministry is for you! After each weekend Mass, the St. Anne gift shop is open for business, and they need dedicated individuals to assist customers with purchases. This is a great way to meet people and support our parish!
KATHY OTHOUSE | [email protected]
HOME IMPROVEMENT MINISTRY
The Home Improvement Ministry organizes parish workdays every other month in support of parishioners who are in need of assistance with minor home repair due to age, mobility, finances, or other disabilities.
TOM HUFNAGEL | [email protected]
Parishioners gather in St. Anne Hall after all weekend Masses to enjoy refreshments and fellowship. Volunteers are needed to set up, maintain, and clean up afterward. This ministry provides a fun and simple way to serve and meet others.
CAROLYN & JACK LOTT | [email protected]
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS (MEN 18 YEARS AND OLDER)
The core principles of the Knights of Columbus are charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. The local Council 6606 provides family, community, and church support through prayer, service, fundraising, and sponsoring community activities. By becoming an active member, you will strengthen your faith and grow in community with other Catholic men.
ELLIOTT WALZ | [email protected]
This special crew cares for the cultivation of flowers, plants, and landscaping across our campus. Ministry members plant, water, weed, prune, rake, and sweep to transform our parish campus into a beautiful place of prayer and contemplation. In the process, ministry members experience God through the beauty of nature and in the friendships that are formed.
MARY LISA FOEGELLE | [email protected]
MEN’S MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17). In order to provide an enriching and strong community experience for the men of our parish, we need men who are willing to plan, prep, and oversee the many events throughout the year. Please prayerfully consider joining this leadership team.
CHUCK SALAT | [email protected]
MINISTRY OF COMPASSION (WITH CATHOLIC CHARITIES)
The St. Anne Ministry of Compassion offers financial assistance, food, prayer, and a listening ear to those in need. This ministry serves both parishioners and our community. We are also positioned to make referrals for further extended services available through Catholic Charities. Volunteers are needed to assist in interviewing clients, working in the food pantry, and picking up food from the food bank. Volunteers are also needed to help on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9a-1p, and Tuesday evenings from 6-8p.
The Ministry of Compassion oversees the Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets as well as the Christmas Angel Tree Gift Drive. The entire parish is invited to participate in these events. Volunteers are needed to help with collecting, sorting, and distributing donated items.
MARY NIX | [email protected]
The Newcomers Ministry welcomes new members to the parish to foster a more vibrant and involved faith community. This team is responsible for hosting welcome events on our campus throughout the year.
CINDY RYAN | [email protected]
PASTORAL CARE MINISTRIES
This group of dedicated volunteers takes Holy Communion to parishioners who are unable to attend Mass. They visit them in their homes, nursing homes, and hospitals. Each volunteer creates their own schedule, with the convenience of the parishioner in mind.
DEACON TOM MOYES | [email protected]
This dynamic group of 50+ parishioners gathers for potluck dinners, game nights, retreats, and other outings in order to build community and grow in faith.
CHRIS HARRELL | [email protected] | 918.671.5964
Parishioners come together for the purpose of making rosaries to send to mission organizations. Pleasant conversations and fellowship are an added bonus. Meetings take place at noon on the second Monday of each month.
EVELYN BOUCHER | [email protected]
ST. ROSE OF LIMA QUILTING MINISTRY
The members of the St. Rose of Lima Quilting Ministry meet monthly to sew and socialize! Individuals can also work on projects at home, if unable to attend the sewing socials. Any and all, and of all skill levels, are welcome to join in making quilts, as well as other hand-sewn items, for local charities, medical organizations, and pregnancy resource centers. Bring your sewing machine, tools, the fabric you wish to use, and any patterns you wish to follow. Every stitch is sewn with love by the members of this fun and meaningful ministry!
BRENDA MOYES AT [email protected]
This dedicated group of volunteers helps prepare the church space for weekend Masses by refilling holy water fonts, straightening hymnals, tidying up clutter in the pews and on tables, and replacing votive candles, among other things. This ministry can be performed on your own time, within your own schedule, and is a meaningful way to serve God, by beautifying His house, as well as your faith community. Members also assist in preparing the church for major holiday celebrations; specifically Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, and Easter.
LAURA JONES | [email protected]
THEOLOGY UNCORKED PLANNING TEAM
Theology Uncorked meets monthly in the parish hall to learn about a wide variety of theological topics and wine. Following a wine tasting, there is a theology presentation with an opportunity for discussion. Planning team members coordinate food volunteers, decorate the tables, set up, clean up, provide hospitality, and assist in coordinating speakers for each month. For adults twenty-one and older.
DEB VONNAHME | [email protected]
HEIDI ADAMS | [email protected]
VIA DOLOROSA MINISTRY
This ministry maintains the grounds and landscaping throughout the Via Dolorosa.
GENE HEGER | [email protected]
JIM GUERNSEY | [email protected]
WOMEN’S MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM
St. Anne Women’s Ministry provides opportunities for fellowship, socialization, enrichment, and spiritual growth to all the women of our parish community. From arts and crafts nights, to Bunco, to potlucks, to Advent by Candlelight, to serving the homeless on our city streets, there is something for everyone in this vibrant organization. In order to make these events possible, we need women to join our leadership team to help brainstorm, plan, prep, and oversee the many events throughout the year. This is a great way to meet other women of faith and engage in the community in a very concrete and fulfilling capacity.
PENNY PATTON | [email protected]