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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: 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 households 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.

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:


Simply Sid: A recollection of a friend October,1961-June,2014

ON SATURDAY August 2 at 5:00 p.m. St. Anna’s will offer a full solemn votive funeral mass for Sid Lambert. The community is invited.

In 2003 I arrived at St. Anna’s Church and Sid was, at that time, a tried and true member. I owe Sid a lot. There are a few people in each person’s life that have deep and long lasting impact upon them. Sid is one of those people. In fact, there are few such people in my life and I will (more…)

Inter-Faith Worship

Logo B On Tuesday June 10th St. Anna’s hosted about 60 supporters of the Inter Faith Peace Initiative funded in part by the Isaiah Institute. The goal of the group, which represents at least 40 churches, is to intervene in cycles of violence using parish programs throughout the city. This group has been meeting for almost one year. St. Anna’s is a member church of the Initiative. The group represents Christian, Muslim, and Jewish congregations. One of the fundamental aspects of the group is community worship. Ours was wonderful we expect the next to be just as wonderful. The schedule is as follows:

  • 8/12 Mary Queen of Vietnam Catholic Church, 5069 Willowbrook Dr. NOLA 70117
  • 9/9 St. David Catholic Church, 5617 St. Claude Ave. NOLA 70117
  • 10/14 First Street Peck Wesley United Methodist, 2309 Dryades St. NOLA 70113
  • 11/11 Lawless Memorial Chapel, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd. NOLA 70122
  • 12/9 Stronger Hope Baptist Church, 2401 S. Galvez St., NOLA 70125

Members of St. Anna’s Church are encouraged to attend these prayer services. If you intend to join us please let Fr. Terry know so that he may advise the Inter Faith Council of intended attendance.