We Are So Fortunate
We are so fortunate to have Bishop Parkes as the bishop of our Diocese of Savannah. I’ve met and spoken with him several times since his arrival. His passion for his new ministry, and the love and concern he has for our diocese are so evident. It is a beautiful love and an example of what I like to call “young love.” We all remember ”young love” and many of us still enjoy its warm embrace. Bishop Parkes extends himself over and over again as he drives around the diocese getting to know people and the work of the Church. Last week many of you got to see and listen to Bishop Parkes for the first time when we played the Annual Catholic Appeal video. I am sure you saw what I am talking about. I know that we will do the best we can to support Bishop Parkes and this important financial appeal for the work of the whole diocese. St. Anne Church parishioners always come through.
Director of Religious Education Needed
I am very sad to announce that Suzanne Zimmermann has informed me that she will be leaving her position as Director of Religious Education at the end of the year. Suzanne has done a wonderful job in very challenging circumstances. We are very grateful for her very generous heart and the many gifts she has shared with the children of our parish. If you are interested in learning more about the DRE position here at St. Anne, please email me at email@example.com
and I will be happy to fill you in. We will be putting more information on this position in the bulletin next week.
School Bookkeeper Position
We are still trying to complete the staffing of our school’s Finance Office. Right now, the school bookkeeper position is still open. Please email your resume to Cathy Eckstein, Parish Business Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in this important position.
Thank You Notes
I have finally finished all of my personal and friary Christmas thank you notes. If you gave the friars something and didn’t receive a note, I apologize. I did the best I could. Sometimes bags, or gifts, or cookies just appeared under our tree or in the kitchen. Some had no tag or indication where they came from. The friars are most grateful for and humbled by all of the gifts you’ve shared with us. We are even more grateful for the support and kind words you share with us every day. Thank you so very much for all that you do for us and our beautiful parish.
It has come to our attention that after some people receive communion in the hand they return to their pew and consume the host there. Because we are all wearing masks I can understand why this may be happening; however, I hope we can find a way to receive our Lord as soon as possible after the Eucharist is put in our hands, even if that means taking a couple steps behind the priest and/or the Eucharistic Minister to pause and receive there. I also ask that anyone wishing to receive our Lord on the tongue place themselves at the end of the line. Rest assured, the priest/Eucharistic Minister will purify their hands after each and every communion. This puts many people at ease and I am grateful to those who follow this procedure.