Welcome to the Saint Anne Women’s Club.
It is with great pleasure that I invite every woman of the Saint Anne Catholic Community to join our Club. We are a group of faith-filled women who take pride in serving our Community and other local communities through prayer, hospitality, and friendships. During the pandemic, we are coming together virtually and with a few outdoor activities. Our meetings and activities are announced in the Clarion and in emails sent to members.
With social distancing and much of the campus of the Saint Anne Catholic Community either closed or limited in capacity, our faith in the mystical Body of Christ is being tested and strengthened through virtual prayer gatherings and acts of compassion to help those in need. “Community” is again the theme I have chosen for our Club this year.
I want my children to grow up in a strong-knit community, where they know local store owners and neighbors and most importantly where they feel safe. The Club wants to help bring our Community and neighbors closer together to not only know each other, but also help each other grow and connect as women of God.
Our longstanding tradition of celebrating a Mass of Remembrance in November for those members who died during the previous year is being replaced by a virtual prayer service. The Club will host a virtual Christmas event. Group outings and the blessing of Easter baskets followed by an Easter egg hunt are on hold at this time. It is uncertain whether we will be able to celebrate an Installation Mass in May to welcome and bless the incoming board for the next year. The Club will update members as circumstances change. You can join our Club by clicking Membership Registration.
I encourage you to volunteer and see how rewarding that experience can be. Click Volunteer Opportunities to learn about the many service opportunities we offer, especially for the board positions of Programs Chair and Vice President, as well as other positions.
Through our Club, I truly believe anything is possible. I look forward to getting to know all our members and helping the women of our parish get involved in doing God’s work and serving him.
We welcome new ideas, charitable gifts to our many causes and recommendations on how to improve the Club. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the Club.
Spotlight on Saint Anne Women’s Club
The Saint Anne Women’s Club is one of the longest serving ministries of Saint Anne Parish Church for over 75 years. We are a group of women united through prayer, hospitality, and ministry to others.
In a typical year, we hold monthly general meetings consisting of inspiring speakers, service projects and worship. Through the dedication and effort of its full board and other volunteers, the Club carefully considers and plans each event in alignment with its mission.
During this pandemic year, our commitment was tested but we persevered and executed our plans virtually. Using Zoom as our platform, we continued to meet as planned and even hosted a Christmas party and fashion show virtually.
Here is a re-cap of our virtual gatherings this year.
|May – August 2020||Healing Prayer Virtual Rosary|
|September 2020||“Seven Spiritual Strategies and Finding Hope and Meaning” with Fr. Joji|
|October 2020||“Leading Ladies of Hollywood and their Catholic Faith” with Dr. Annette Bocheneck|
|November 2020||Prayer Service of Remembrance with Fr. Bernie|
|November 2020||Christmas Tree Decorating at Brookfield Zoo|
|December 2020||Christmas Party and Savvy Spirit Fashion Show|
|February 2021||Water Color Painting by Kaleidoscope School of Art|
|March 2021||“My Faith Journey” with Fr. Rodolfo|
|April 2021||Tour Soul Harbour Ranch Pet Therapy|
If you are interested in participating in future events with the Saint Anne Women’s Club or would like more information on how you can get involved, please contact club President, Stephanie Blair at email@example.com. Information about the club and its fall membership drive can also be found on the Saint Anne website at https://stannebarrington.org/community-life/womens-club/