St. Anna's News

Inquirer’s (Confirmation) Classes. Start September 7th.

INQUIRER’S CLASSES: For those new to the Episcopal Church this gives a great opportunity to ask, “Why do we do what we do?” This class is a survey of the History of the Episcopal Church, its historic heritage and roots; it is a survey of the contemporary church in the world and how does it look. You will review the Catechism of the Episcopal Church, discuss “Real Presence” in Eucharist; you will review the Seven Sacraments; you will come to know how we govern ourselves and learn about the empowerment of the people. Classes are generally 1 hour long. The class will start on September 7th at 9:00 a.m. and last for six consecutive Sundays. It will culminate in your option to become Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church by Rt. Rev. Morris Thomspons, XI Bishop of Lousisiana on October 26th. PLEASE SIGN UP SO THAT MATERIALS CAN BE READY FOR YOUR FIRST CLASS.

DREW’S TUNES BOWL-A-THONE AT FULTON ALLEY THIS SUNDAY

1406144758drews_tunes1Many in St. Anna’s know the story of Drew, Devron, and Georgia Boswell. If you don’t please go to www.drewstunes.org. This organization has a powerful voice on so many levels. If you can join the crowd this Sunday. If you can’t consider a donation to this very worthy ministry of St. Anna’s and the vocation of Georgia and Devron. By this work and in this work and because of this work little Drew will always be a part of so many lives and he will live in our hearts and minds as well as in the Kingdom of God. THIS SUNDAY IS A FUND RAISER IN DREW’S MEMORY go to the website for details but it is going to be the coolest event this year. Sunpie Barns and the Sunspots, Bowling in luxury, and good fellowship. Come and cheer on one of the many teams.

Building the Body of Christ

NOW FORMING- Signup sheets are in the Parish Hall.

St. Anna’s Men’s Club: Will meet once a month to start. Lay led ministry. Cocktails, foods, and conversations are the order of the day for this group. From time to time this Club will invite guest speakers, plan church projects, and generally help build community amongst the Gentlemen of the Church.

The Episcopal Church Women: Will become the counter part to the Men’s Club. It will gather perhaps once a month, be lay led, invite guest speakers, and enjoy beverages and food together. Perhaps a “game night” or perhaps a book club review might be had. Unlike the Men’s Club this is part of a national organization. Opportunities to meet with women throughout the Diocese of Louisiana and the nation are a part of this organization.

The Foyers Group (REVISED FOR CLARITY): is like a “supper club.” In New Orleans is there a better way to get to know people than over a meal? The group will be clustered into groups of 4-6 people  depending on who signs up. Each household will host a dinner for the members of their assigned group. The only rules are you can’t host your meal at a restaurant. Other than that anywhere is fine – maybe an evening picnic in the park – it’s up to you. But this is a great way to get to know one another in a deeper more meaningful way. So, young and old, new and seasoned lets get to singing up. The dinners will start in the Fall.

Parishioner Portraits Coming Soon

You may have noticed that our St. Anna’s Family is growing, and just like any growing family, it’s time to take pictures!  Many of us know each others’ names or faces, so we thought it would be good to put faces and names together for a display in the Parish Hall.  One of New Orleans’ prominent wedding and lifestyle photographers, Amy Jett, has graciously given her time to come do professional portraits for members of St. Anna’s after mass on Sunday September 28th and Sunday October 26th.  She will set up in the courtyard–weather permitting–to make it convenient to capture our smiling faces, so mark those dates on your calendar and be sure to come wearing your Sunday Best.  We picked those dates to avoid noon kickoffs, so there should be no scheduling conflicts with our beloved football Saints!  Amy will offer great prices on prints to purchase through her website so you can plan to give photographic portraits as family gifts this year for Christmas.  Of course, she would be happy to discuss her prices for more extensive photo sessions for your family or next big event. To view a sample of Amy’s beautiful work, feel free to look up her website: http://www.amyjettfinephotography.com/.