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Harvey Relief Update – Sept. 10

Updated – Noon Sept. 10

Hurricane Harvey brought widespread flooding and damage throughout Houston. Many families will need short-term and long-term recovery services to rebuild their lives. Saint Anne Catholic Community continues to assist those in need due to Hurricane Harvey.

If you were affected by Harvey, please fill out the short questionnaire below so that Saint Anne can better meet your needs.

If you were not affected by Harvey, please fill out the form where noted as to how you can assist. Also, Saint Anne has created an account to accept monetary donations through this questionnaire.

Please help in any way possible.

Harvey Assistance Questionnaire

Cuestionario De Asistencia Harvey

El huracán Harvey trajo inundaciones y daños a todo Houston. Muchas familias necesitaran servicios de recuperación a corto y largo tiempo para reconstruir sus vidas. La Comunidad Católica de Santa Ana continúa ayudando a los necesitados por el huracán Harvey.

Si usted fue afectado por Harvey, por favor llene este cuestionario para que Santa Ana pueda conocer mejor sus necesidades.

Si usted no fue afectado por Harvey, por favor llene el formulario donde dice como usted puede ayudar. También, Santa Ana ha creado una cuenta para aceptar donaciones monetarias por medio de este cuestionario.

Por favor ayude en cualquier forma posible.

Cuestionario De Asistencia Harvey

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Also, donations can be made online through Catholic Charities and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Many thanks to Saint Anne parishioners who have donated, collected, sorted, and delivered desperately needed supplies.

Confirmation Updates since Harvey

First Class: September 24 

 

Confirmation Parent Meeting: September 20, 6:30 p.m.

Catechist Meeting: September 14, 6:30 p.m.

More information will be forthcoming via Flocknote.

New Gates Installed

Effective Wednesday, 16 August 2017, we have installed traffic arms at the campus access points on Fairview Street and Westheimer Road to restrict vehicular access to our campus from those streets except during weekend Mass times. The traffic arms will be open between 7 a.m. on Saturday mornings and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings.

Because of the location of our campus at the busy intersection of Westheimer and Shepherd Drive, we experience large volumes of vehicular traffic that cut across our parking lots via both Westheimer and Fairview streets to avoid the traffic lights. This creates a safety concern for our employees and parishioners, but an even greater concern for the students at St. Anne Catholic School.

On a daily basis, classrooms of children must walk across our parking lots as they travel between the school building to our gymnasium. Unlike our normal campus visitors that slowly drive through our lots to find a parking space, the drivers cutting through our campus to avoid the traffic light are often driving at fast speeds, distracted by a host of different factors, and are usually unaware that children are frequently walking between the school and the gym.

We apologize for this inconvenience, but the safety of our students is paramount.

Donate to the 2017 DSF Campaign

2017 Diocesan Service Funds - Go Make Disciples

Donate Online to DSF

What is Diocesan Services Fund?

The Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) helps fulfills Christ’s mission on earth by supporting those programs and services that cannot be accomplished by one parish alone.

• More than 60 programs receive all or part of their funding from the DSF.

• All funds are spent within Archdiocesan boundaries.

• The broad areas of ministry that receive DSF support include: Catholic education of children and adults; pastoral ministries for the sick, the poor and the incarcerated; the formation and education of church leadership; social service programs such as San José Clinic, St. Dominic Village and Catholic Charities.

• Last year our Parish met its goal to the Archdiocese with a $382,676 donation – THANK YOU!

• There are over 4,100 registered members/families at Saint Anne and we 647 make DSF donations last year. It would be great to have at least 50 percent participate – give what you can give.

• DSF envelopes are available at Mass – please drop off during collection or at the Parish office mail slot.

Go Make Disciples

Go Make Disciples is this year's theme. This is part of the Great Commission, given by Jesus Christ to his disciples at the end of the Gospel of Matthew.

After his death and resurrection, Jesus appears to them at “the mountain to which he had ordered them,” and there, charges them to proclaim the good news of salvation to all the nations. Now they are called to be agents of the mercies of God to others.

This charge to Go Make Disciples is equally relevant for all of us today. As disciples of Christ, we are to be conduits for God’s loving mercy to others. The DSF is a vital means of responding to Christ’s invitation.

Matching Gifts

Many of our parishioners employers have a matching gift program – meaning the company will match your contribution to DSF. Please look into this option at your company.