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Meeting and Ministry Space for St. Anne's

To share your opinions about our parish and the plan for enhanced Ministry & Meeting space, please click here and take the survey!

 www.changingourworld.com/stanne

Dear Parishioners,

Our parish is in the process of evaluating our ability to provide efficiently for the spiritual, physical, and social needs of our Church. While we have been blessed in many ways, our parish leadership has identified areas in critical need of attention to better serve our large parish family. This includes the building of a new ministry and meeting space that will contain conference rooms, offices, large meeting spaces, and a kitchen that will accommodate our many parish ministry groups and youth activities.

In order to plan properly for this effort, we are seeking advice and input from all parishioners to assess the potential support of this project through a parish-wide planning study. We have partnered with Changing Our World, a philanthropic management and consultancy firm, to manage this process. Your opinions and suggestions are very important and will enable us to formulate the best plan to move forward in addressing our parish’s future. 

I invite and encourage you to participate in the planning study by completing our parish-wide survey.  To learn more about our plans and to share your opinions and suggestions, please visit www.changingourworld.com/stanne.

We are most grateful for your participation in the planning study process as we work to prepare our parish for the future. 

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Tom

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For the past two years you have been reading about our needs and plans for increased Meeting and Ministry space for the many activities, organizations, and ministries of the parish.  We are speaking of groups of people of all ages with all different needs and interests.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AN EXCITING PRESENTATION ILLUSTRATING THE VIBRANCY OF ST. ANNE'S PARISH & SCHOOL

 

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PRELIMINARY ARCHITECTURAL RENDERINGS

 

CLICK HERE TO READ FR. TOM'S LETTER OF FEBRUARY 4TH REGARDING THE PROJECT

 

 

DID YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT ST. ANNE’S?

 

*       ST. ANNE’S HAS 59 ACTIVE MINISTRIES

*       400,000 PERSONS PASS THROUGH ST. ANNE’S DOORS EACH YEAR

*       ST. ANNE’S SPONSORS MORE THAN 50 MEETINGS, GATHERINGS, ASSEMBLIES MOST WEEKS

*       ST. ANNE’S NEEDS IMPROVED ACCESSIBILITY FOR PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

*       ST. ANNE’S NEEDS TO UPDATE ITS TECHNOLOGY FOR ITS MEETINGS AND GATHERINGS

*       ST. ANNE’S CONTINUES TO INTRODUCE NEW MINISTRIES:  BIBLE STUDY, RESILIENCE, NETWORKING, CYO CHESS

*       ST. ANNE’S HAS 7 MEETING SPACES AT PRESENT, SOME DESIGNED FOR CHILD-STUDENT USE ONLY

*       ST. ANNE’S NEW MEETING SPACE WILL ADD 6 ADDITIONAL MEETING SPACES THAT CAN ACCOMMODATE 328 PERSONS IN ALL DIFFERENT GROUPS

*       ST. ANNE’S SCHOOL ENROLLMENT IS 525.  NEW MEETING SPACE WILL ALLOW GREATER FLEXIBILITY FOR OUR SCHOOL PROGRAM

*       ST. ANNE’S FAITH FORMATION ENROLLS ABOUT 1000 STUDENTS.  OUR NEW SPACE WILL ALLOW FOR GROUP ACTIVITIES

*       ST. ANNE’S LIKES TO PRACTICE FAWTSY  (Find A Way To Say Yes).  AT TIMES BECAUSE OF LACK OF SPACE WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE PARISH ACTIVITIES SEEKING SPACE.  OUR NEW MEETING SPACE WILL GIVE US THE FLEXIBILITY TO ACCOMMODATE MORE PARISHIONERS ACTIVITY REQUESTS.

*       PARISHIONERS SEEKING COUNSELING, PLANNING FUNERALS REQUIRE PRIVACY.  THE CROWDED OFFICE SPACE IN THE RECTORY COMPROMISES THAT

*       BISHOP BARRES CALLS FOR DRAMATIC MISSIONARY GROWTH.  ST. ANNE’S PROPOSAL FOR NEW MEETING SPACE WILL HELP US MEET THAT NEED

*       OUR SCHOOL CHAPEL IS OUR MOST RECENT ADDITION TO OUR PARISH.  OUR OTHER FACILITIES HAVE BEEN WELL MAINTAINED BUT NO SPACE HAS BEEN ADDED FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS.

*       OUR PROPOSED BUILDING IS COMPATIBLE TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD ON FAIRMOUNT BLVD.  NEIGHBORS SUPPORT OUR PROPOSAL.

*       WE LOST 735 SQUARE FEET OF 3 MEETING ROOMS BECAUSE OF THE RECTORY FIRE

*       ST. ANNE’S HAS A RICH HISTORY OF OPEN DOORS AND HELPING PEOPLE. OUR NEW SPACE ALLOWS US TO FURTHER EXPAND THAT TRADITION.

AND THERE’S MORE !!!

“Unless the Lord build this house…”                                                                                                          Psalm 127

We welcome your feedback and questions.  E-mail us at MeetingandMinistry@stannesgc.org