A funeral mass will be held for Jan Asch faithful member of both St. Anna’s Church and Grace Church. Visitation begins at 1:00 p.m. Mass at 2:00 with reception to follow on Saturday May 25. Donations in lieu of flowers to St. Anna’s Church and other designated charities.
St. Anna's News
“THE MURDER BOARD CHURCH” HOLDS SPECIAL WEDNESDAY EVENING MASS DECRYING VIOLENCE AND CELEBRATING LIFE. New Orleans, LA (3/20/13). St. Anna’s Epsicopal Church long known as “The Murder Board Church” located in the heart of the Treme at 1313 Esplanade Ave. will host a specail worship service this Wednesday May 22nd decrying violence in our city and celebrating life. This special mass will be a full Jazz Mass featuring members of the local musical community and with the Storyville Stompers providing the Gospel music for the mass which starts at 6:00 p.m.
“If shooting and murder are a blight upon a wonderful city then that is more than a loss of life and damagining to our economy; it is a spiritual loss as well,” said Father Terry, Rector of St. Anna’s Church. This little stone church will offer Gospel Hymns to be sung, words to be said both about violence and life, and will raise prayers over and against violence. Anyone who has experienced gun violence is particularly invited to attend. Following the worship a time of gathering and “talking it out” will be offered.
This service is in conjunction with a Blood Drive being held from 3p.m. until 9 p.m. for the victims of the Mother’s Day shootings. The blood drive will take place on Frenchmen Street near the Spotted Cat and is being sponsored by St. Anna’s Church and The New Orleans Musicians Clinic. For more information on either venue please email [email protected]. The public of all denominations are invited and ecncouraged to attend. Other groups focusing on anti violence measures have been invited to the worship service.
It’s a violation, we are all impacted, we are all feeling a sense of betrayal. The Mayor has little to add to the conversation, what can he say really? Another protest march against violence, what it will accomplish really? Tamar Jackson was interviewed on TV the day of the shooting spree. She expressed what many of us know to be true. That an entire generation is likely lost to violence. It is hard to say this. We don’t want to think it. As Christians it runs counter current to the idea of salvation and redemption. (more…)
The DOWNTOWN DEANERY which includes: St. Paul’s; St. Luke’s; Holy Comforter; All Souls; St. Mark’s; Mount Olivet; St. Philip’s and St. Anna’s will hold a special worship service starting at 10:30 a.m. This service will, following the Solemn High Mass, have a procession of the Blessed Sacrament through the Treme, French Quarter, and Marigny (not the usual route). It is a 13th century devotion solely to the Holy Eucharist and set apart from the Maundy Thursday observance which includes Christ’s final commandment. We hope that several clergy will join us; choir members available from other churches will join us; and some of the children who are no longer in school will join us. Work permitting we hope that YOU will join us.
June 09-30, 2013 @ 9:00 AM each Sunday prior to 10:30 AM Mass .This class is a good way to learn the history,theology, practice and essence of the Episcopal Church Available to those seeking Confirmation, reception or affiliation and for anyone else seeking a deeper knowledge of the Episcopal Church. Sign up Sheet located on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall, or contact the Parish office at 947-2121