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Giving, Praying, and Serving

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!

 

LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

ALTAR SERVERS

These boys and girls, fourth grade and older, assist with the celebration of Mass. Participants must have received First Communion. This ministry tries to accommodate family Mass preference.

DEACON JOHN MAHON | [email protected]

 

CHOIR

This ministry enhances the liturgy by providing music on Sundays and special celebrations. 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 is well supported and provides a strong family-like atmosphere to produce music for God’s glory. New members typically enjoy this friendly atmosphere and often stay many years. Practices are Thursdays at 730p 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

Greeters create a pleasant and welcoming environment for visitors by opening the doors, warmly greeting each visitor, and providing direction when necessary. The Greeters, along with the Ushers, help create a culture of hospitality before, during, and after Mass. The Greeters are asked to arrive at least thirty minutes before Mass begins. 

MENA EVANS | [email protected] 

 

LECTORS

Those who commit to this ministry have the special privilege of proclaiming the Word of the Lord during the Mass. Lectors must feel comfortable in front of the congregation. Lectors should arrive at Mass 10-15 minutes early. Ministers should 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. 

TIM SMITH | [email protected] | 918.607.1988

 

SACRISTANS

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 to prepare the sacred vessels, linens, and vestments needed for the liturgy, and also clean and store all items. 

JACK BOUCHER | [email protected] | 918.355.1450

 

USHERS

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]

 

FORMATION MINISTRIES

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, both 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. This beautiful program allows the catechists to learn alongside the children. Please prayerfully consider joining this vital ministry!

MEGAN POLLY | [email protected] 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY

Our middle school and high school youth ministry 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. Middle school and high school youth ministry is for all teens hoping to make new friends and grow in their faith and relationship with Christ. 

ALEX BAAB | [email protected]

MEGAN POLLY | [email protected] 

 

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION

The Church has consistently taught that parents are the first evangelizers and teachers of the faith. 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. In this day and age, raising a family can be very challenging. 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]

 

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA) 

Information and spiritual guidance are provided to adults who wish to know more about the Catholic faith as they consider joining the Church. RCIA is also a great way for parishioners to invigorate spiritual growth. All are welcome! Meetings are Tuesday evenings from 7-9p in Parish Hall. Sponsors are needed to guide, pray for, and support the initiate. Other volunteers are needed to help with hospitality. This is an excellent way for parishioners to enrich their own faith, get to know the initiates, and share in their journey.

DEACON KEVIN MALARKEY | [email protected]

 

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 are the second Sunday of each month from 330-5p in St. Francis Hall.

LETAH LEWIS | [email protected] | 918.924.0449

 

WALKING WITH PURPOSE

Walking with Purpose is not your ordinary Bible study. This series was created just for women and is designed to help you build a deeper, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sessions will be held throughout the year during spring, summer, and fall. 

JAN KREUTZER | [email protected]

 

PRAYER MINISTRIES

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

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 St. Anne’s Chapel, Monday through Friday, from 9a-9p. 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.

GAIL HOBBS | [email protected]

 

PRAYER CHAIN

These dedicated volunteers pray for intentions as requested by our parishioners.

YVONNE PEREZ | [email protected]

 

ROSARY LEADERS

This simple but prayerful ministry leads the gathered faithful in one decade of the Rosary 15 minutes before each weekend Mass. Also, the Rosary is prayed after daily Mass. Prayer leaders are needed to lead the Rosary for each Mass. 

DEACON TOM MOYES | [email protected]

 

SERVICE MINISTRIES 

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] 

 

BAKERS MINISTRY 

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] 

 

BAPTISMAL GARMENTS 

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. 

BUNNY COSCIA | [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 of 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] 

 

CHILDCARE VOLUNTEERS 

St. Anne’s 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] 

 

DIVORCE SUPPORT 

This ministry provides help, healing, and growth for those who are divorced or are divorcing. The reading materials and group discussions foster a spirit of understanding and offer the support of a community with shared experience This is a ten-week program. 

PAM SOLTIS | [email protected] | 918.357.3083

 

DOORSTEP DISCIPLES

The mission of Doorstep Disciples is to meet people where they are; that is, right at their doorsteps! The members of this ministry work to periodically prepare “blessing bags,” or groups of items that are meant to edify, uplift, and unite our community, then they deliver these items right to the doors of each parish household. Each delivery can be accompanied by a knock on the door and a real, in-person interaction, or it can be merely left on the doorstep and accompanied by a prayer for the people who live there. This is a unique opportunity to leave your comfort zone, meet new people, and grow in community with each other in a real and concrete way.

LAURA JONES | [email protected]

 

GATESWAY MINISTRY 

Gatesway in Broken Arrow provides for the many needs of these special need residents. St. Anne’s parishioners provide these kind and appreciative residents with a Praise & Worship service at 3:00 p.m. 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 be available after each Mass to assist customers with purchases. This is a great way to meet people and help support our parish!

KATHY OTHOUSE | [email protected]

 

HEALTH CARE MINISTRY

The purpose of the Healthcare Advisory Council is to convey the love of Jesus, as well as facilitate and support the individual parishioner, parish community and surrounding community in their journey towards physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 

JOHN STUKEY | [email protected]

CECE GRIMES | [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. 

MATT COBURN | [email protected]

 

HOSPITALITY

Parishioners gather in St. Anne Hall after all weekend Masses to enjoy refreshments and fellowship. To ensure a smooth and successful gathering, volunteers are needed to setup, maintain, and clean up afterward. This ministry provides a great and simple way to get to know other parishioners.

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 though 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.

JOE FORLER | JOEFORL[email protected]

 

LANDSCAPING CREW

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]

 

LENTEN MISSIONARY DISCIPLES

These dynamic disciples invite our neighbors to attend Mass at St. Anne to experience a deeper relationship with Jesus. There are many ways to be involved in this ministry to bring the light of Christ to those in our community. You can go door-to-door to visit with our neighbors or you can offer prayers for the disciples. 

DEACON TOM MOYES | [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.

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 those who live in our community. We are also positioned to make referrals for further extended services available at the Catholic Charities campus. Volunteers are needed to assist in interviewing clients, working in the food pantry, and picking up food from the Tulsa Food Bank. Volunteers are also needed to help during office hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9a-1p, Tuesday evenings from 6-8p, and the first and third Saturdays each month from 9a-12p.

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 the donated items.

BECKY WISDOM | [email protected]

 

NEEDLE ARTS MINISTRY

Do you like to crochet, knit, or sew? Would you like to learn how? Men and women are welcome to participate to use their talents to share God’s love and create items for the needy and infirmed. 

MARGARETE GALSTER | [email protected] | 918.261.8073

 

NEWCOMERS MINISTRY

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]

 

PRIME TIMERS

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

 

ROSARY GUILD

Parishioners gather together for the purpose of making rosaries to send to mission organizations. Pleasant conversations and fellowship are an added bonus. Meetings are at noon on the second Monday of each month.

EVELYN BOUCHER | [email protected]

 

ST. ROSE OF LIMA QUILTING MINISTRY (A DIVISION OF THE NEEDLE ARTS MINISTRY)

The quilting queens 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 charity and medical organizations. 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]

 

SANCTUARY SQUAD

This dedicated group of volunteers helps to prepare the church space for weekend Masses by refilling holy water, straightening hymnals, tidying up clutter in the pews and on Narthex tables, and replacing votive candles, among other things. This ministry can be performed on your own time and within your own schedule, and is a meaningful way to serve God, by beautifying His house, as well as your faith community. This particular group of individuals also assists 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 theology 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, and provide hospitality for each month. For adults 21 and older. 

DEBBIE VONNAHME | [email protected]

HEIDI ADAMS | [email protected] 

 

VIA DOLOROSA MINISTRY

This ministry maintains the grounds and landscaping throughout the Via Dolorosa. 

DON STACEY | [email protected] | 918.638.0811

 

WOMEN’S MINISTRY CORE TEAM

All women of St. Anne are always invited to attend the Women’s Ministry events; however, in order to provide an enriching and strong community experience for the women of our parish, we need women who are willing to plan, prep, and oversee the many events throughout the year. 

JAN KREUTZER | [email protected]