When You Visit:
Visiting a new church can be intimidating! What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go? We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.
How do I get to St. Anne Catholic Church?
We are located at 301 South 9th Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012. From the BA Expressway, exit Lynn Lane and head south. You will see the church in one mile on the left hand side!
Where should I park?
There is parking just north of the church and also around the back on the east side of our campus. Handicap parking can be found on the west side of the church as well as the east!
Where do my children go?
For those that wish to utilize our nursery, we will gladly watch over little ones ages 6 months up to 4 years old during the 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM Sunday Masses. The nursery is located near the Parish Office just east of the church. We also love having the kids participate in the celebration of the Mass with us so please feel free to bring them along!
I'm ready to register to the parish! How do I do that?
Fantastic! Simply click here to register online!
I have a hearing problem. Is there any special assistance?
We have an audio system installed in the church that transmits to special handheld receivers for individual use. They can be found in the Narthex around the corner from the men's restroom!
I’m not Catholic... so, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel? Should I participate?
Absolutely! The most simple approach is to follow along with your neighbor in the pew! Contrary to how it may seem, all Christians are invited to participate in the Mass by bowing, genuflecting, standing, sitting, kneeling, singing, and reciting the prayers and creed. Just as most Christians worship God with their voice in song, Catholics also worship God with their bodies through these gestures and motions. The only tradition the Church asks non-Catholics to refrain from is receiving the Eucharist in Holy Communion. More on that below...
I’m not Catholic... is it okay for me to receive communion?
For Catholics, Communion is more commonly referred to as the Eucharist (which means "giving thanks") and is considered the source and summit of the Christian life! We take great care to honor and guard the Sacrament because we believe that it is much more than a symbolic gesture. In fact, we believe that on the altar during the consecration that bread and wine become the flesh and blood of Jesus (See John 6:53). For this reason, the Church seeks to ensure that all who come forward to receive communion have proven themselves ready. The process of becoming Catholic is first and foremost the preparing of a person to receive Christ in the Eucharist. Therefore the Church asks all those who are participating in the Mass that are not confirmed Catholics to refrain from receiving communion. If you would like to know more about completing your first Sacraments (Reconciliation, Communion, and/or Confirmation) or becoming Catholic through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), click here!
Am I expected to put money in the offering?
Supporting our church financially is by no means required to be a part of our community! However, tithing is a practice that is encouraged by the Catholic Church and is based on biblical teaching. Yes, parishes do have to pay utility bills and retain a talented staff so we need the support but the greater reason we encourage each family to prayerfully consider tithing is that God blesses those who trust in Him and the important work Jesus does in the lives of so many through our parish!
Where is the confessional? And when is confession available?
The confessional is located inside the church on the east interior wall. The confession schedule is as follows:
8:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m
6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Or make an appointment by calling the Parish Office at (918) 251-4000.