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Welcome Letter

 

Greetings from Fr. Joseph and Deacon Larry!

 

On behalf of our St. Anne community, we welcome you all to the Church of St. Anne. It’s a joy and pleasure to welcome you to our parish family. For over 100 years, St. Anne Catholic Church and School have been serving the people of St. Croix County, WI, while watching the area grow and change from generation to generation. Although there has been continual change surrounding St. Anne's over those 100 + years, one thing has not changed — the commitment of our parish to faith in God and to the traditions of the Catholic Church. We are honored to have wonderful loving families as part of our parish. The rich faith and the traditions that we received from our forefathers are an important fabric of our parish life; therefore, we continue to share with everyone and work hard to pass them on to our younger generations. Over the past years, we have enjoyed continued growth by welcoming new members such as yourselves. We love and appreciate the involvement of all our parishioners. God has blessed us all with many gifts. Here, at the Church of St. Anne, you have the opportunity to use those gifts in many ways. We have opportunities to get involved in liturgical, spiritual, educational, social and outreach ministries.

Here at St. Anne, the "Eucharist" is the central focus of our parish life. It is always celebrated with reverence, attention, and devotion. We welcome your participation at our weekend Masses on Saturdays at 5 pm and Sundays at 7 am and 11 am as well as our daily Masses, Tuesdays through Fridays at 9 am. The whole mission of our parish is summed up in the statement, "We are Eucharist-centered people, always loving and welcoming everyone.” We believe that it is no accident that you came to the Church of St. Anne at this time. We believe that you are sent to us by God.

As part of our rich tradition, we have also been blessed with St. Anne Catholic School as part of our parish. Ours is a school where the love of God and the joy of the Gospel are lived daily. We are committed to form our children as budding saints and scholars, and nurture in them the seeds of virtue and truth. Through this commitment, we will help develop a strong foundation of faith, mercy, and love in their lives. We are proud of our heritage and the generations of believers who have come before us. Their generosity and witness to the faith have made our parish and school what it is today. We are honored to continue to build upon the legacy of such a firm foundation entrusted to us.

Please know that our doors are always opened and we are here to love and serve you. We invite you to please come and visit our parish and school anytime. We promise that you will witness firsthand, our loving and faithful community of believers.

We look forward to meeting you in person. Please feel free to stop by or call. Our parish office hours are typically from 8 am – 4 pm and one of our parish staff would be happy to assist you   (715-247-3310).  Otherwise, if it is outside of office hours, Fr. Joseph is most often available and happy to be reached by cell phone at 715-371-1235.   

 

Gratefully in Christ,

Fr. Joseph and Deacon Larry