St. Anna's News


Anna LogoThe Annual Parish Meeting of the corporation of St. Anna’s Church will be held following mass this Sunday November 22, 2015. We will elect three members to the Vestry: Candidates are Dr. Celeste Gilbert, Mr. Jim McMillan, and Mr. Steven Estrada. We will approve our most challenging budget yet. We will rejoice in the Glory of God and the work of the Kingdom of God. PLEASE PLAN TO STAY …

Anna’s Place – what is it?

000For too many years St. Anna’s has been “the Murder Board Church.” We still continue this work. What can we do to break cycles of violence, poverty that leads to violence, and disenfranchisement that sets the stage for violence? Over the past several years St. Anna’s has supported two valued missions that are now combined to create Anna’s Place NOLA. This very important mission is a result of the sadness and longing that a “Murder Board” engenders. This ministry seeks to break cycles of violence and it desperately needs support. Attached to this post is a brief summary that begins to tell the story. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT PRAY AND THEN READ IT and if you can help us to build a massive consensus of support – both prayer support and financial support. This program will save lives.

Anna’s Place Abbreviated Summary

Carnegie Hall Visit- A Great Success

image001Our own Darryl Durham of Anna’s Place NOLA traveled to New York city with Members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO). He returned excited and enthused! His colleague, Amanda Wuerstlin, representing the LPO shared some of the workshop highlights:

Carnegie is looking to the LPO and Anna’s Place along with orchestras in El Paso, TX. and Columbus, OH. as trial locations for the PlayUSA Program. We are an experiment in creating instrumental music/youth orchestra development for low income students. Our experiment will guide other orchestras across the country. Carnegie is planning to support these programs for an extended period of time. 

Darryl went on to explain that while a great deal of focus is on the music development piece there is a critical understanding by Carnegie and the LPO that supports a holistic approach including education, healthy living, mental and spiritual health, and character development as aspects that are necessary for the PlayUSA Program to succeed and indeed surpass expectations.

The work has just begun but the future seems bright. Pray for our children, the program, and benefactors that support these programs.

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Vignette I

Definition of VIGNETTE

1:  a running ornament (as of vine leaves, tendrils, and grapes) put on or just before a title page or at the beginning or end of a chapter; also :  a small decorative design or picture so placed

What ornamentation might we imagine in our lives? If our lives are indeed the stuff of novels and stories then what are the ornaments of those stories? For this series of short stories our Vignette might be something dark – perhaps a gargoyle atop (more…)

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: The Light Will Shine: A Study for Advent

art20advent204bThe Light Will Shine: A Study for Advent will be a course of 4 lessons over the time of Advent. Most classes will be held on Wednesday evenings after mass starting at 7:00 and ending at 8:30. Participants are encouraged to bring a pot luck. Text books will cost $12 each. Scholarships are available if the cost is prohibitive. A sign  up sheet will be posted in the Parish Hall. Welcome the purpose for the coming of Christ Jesus among us….