St. Anna's News

Candle Light Vigil for the Victims of Violence

LUCAPOn Thursday November 20th a Candle Light Vigil will be held at St. Anna’s Church in collaboration with Loyola University Community Action Partnership ( The hope for this vigil is to bring attention to our University student communities of the violence perpetrated in our local community. The service will celebrate the gift of life, quest for dignity, and the struggle to achieve peace in our streets. The vigil will commence at 6 P.M. and end at about 8 P.M. All are welcomed to stand in solidarity with our local University Students. We want to extend a hearty thank you and “well done good and faithful servant” to these student organizers.

Solemn Choral Evensong December 3, 2014

francis-xavierSt. Anna’s will host its annual Solemn Choral Evensong in the English Tradition 12/3/14 on the Feast of St. Francis Xavier starting at 6:00 p.m. The Evensong will feature the Treme Choir with selections from Henry Purcell (1659-95). This service serves to recognize and thank retired clergy and spouses, surviving spouses, and elders of the church. Following the Evensong we will host a candlelight dinner for our invited guests. Members of St. Anna’s Church, Vestry, and Diocese of Louisiana are invited to volunteer as servers, greeters, helpers, and to attend the worship service. If you wish to volunteer your time as a way of saying thank you to these “Good and loyal servants” please contact Luigi at 504-947-2121 or e-mail the church.

Taize returns to St. Anna’s November with a theme of Thanksgiving.

CANDLESTaize is a form of worship that originated in France. The focus is on ecumenical worship that is reflective and contemplative. St. Anna’s is blessed to once again offer this deep and powerful experience in collaboration with Music Director Greg Tanner. Greg has led such services at St. Anna’s, St. Martin’s, and various retreats throughout the Diocese. Please join on Wednesday November 19th at 6:00 p.m. for this time of reflection, refreshment, and renewal.

Prayer begins with listening to the divine voice, the voice that calls all creation into being, the voice which is life itself. “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” Russell L. Bennet