St. Anne Catholic Church
400 Hoodridge Drive
Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania 15234
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St. Anne Parish • Celebrating 125 Years + St. Anne School • Celebrating 120 Years
St. Anne Adult Formation
...with the return of that season marked out in a special way 
by the mystery of our redemption 
and of the days that lead up to the paschal feast, 
we are summoned more urgently 
to prepare ourselves 
by a purification of spirit.


  - from a sermon by St. Leo the Great

Lori McMahon, Pastoral Associate
Parish Office: 412-531-5964
mitchmcm@verizon.net
St. Anne Art & Architecture Tour
2014 dates TBA
We will be celebrating the 125th Anniversary of St. Anne Parish in 2014!  
Our present church structure was completed in 1962.  
Join us for a tour of the Art & Architecture of St. Anne Church, 
including a detailed discussion of our beautiful stained glass windows. 
Handouts are provided.




USCCB website: including Lectionary Readings 

Lenten 'Film and Formation' Series
Into Great Silence

Parish Lenten Mission
Sat April 5 through Wed April 9  +   Fr. Scott Seethaler, OFM, Cap - Mission Facilitator

Fr. Seethaler will facilitate our annual Lenten Mission from APRIL 5-9.

• Fr. Scott preaches at all Masses on the weekend of April 5-6.  


• Monday, April 7:    8am Mass followed by Lenten theme talk: A Life of Prayer
                                        How Do I Know I Have a Good Prayer Life?

                                7pm Mass with Extended Homily:
                                         A Christian Response to Stress



• Tues April 8:          8am Mass followed by Lenten theme talk: A Life of Prayer
                                          Why Do I get a 'No' to My Prayers?


                                7pm Parish Lenten Penance Service
                                Seven Priests Will Be Available to Hear Confessions



• Wed April 9:          8am Mass followed by Lenten theme talk: A Life of Prayer
                                          Finding the 'Yes' in the 'No'

                                 7pm Lenten Mission Closing Mass with Extended Homily
                                           FInding True Happiness

                                CLOSING RECEPTION to FOLLOW the 7pm MASS



The Season of Lent
The FORMATION:
 Tuesday, March 18 @ 7pm
Convent Dining Room

THE WAY refers to the way of “El Camino de Santiago” in Spain, an arduous pilgrimage that has beckoned spiritual seekers for centuries. THE WAY also serves as a wonderful metaphor for our spiritual journey. Join us as we welcome our very special guest, Fr. John Kiefer, associate pastor of St. Louis de Montfort in Fishers, Indiana. Fr. John will share his own personal reflections on El Camino, and challenge us to embrace our own spiritual journeys in a deeper way. 
​THE WAY refers to the way of “El Camino de Santiago” in Spain, an arduous pilgrimage that has beckoned spiritual seekers for centuries. THE WAY also serves as a wonderful metaphor for our spiritual journey. Join us as we welcome our very special guest, Fr. John Kiefer, associate pastor of St. Louis de Montfort in Fishers, Indiana. Fr. John will share his own personal reflections on El Camino, and challenge us to embrace our own spiritual journeys in a deeper way. 
The FILM:
 Sunday, March 23 @ 4pm
Convent Dining Room
The Way
The FORMATION:
 Tuesday, March 18 @ 7pm
Convent Dining Room
The FILM:
 Sunday, March 23 @ 4pm
Convent Dining Room

Silence, although it may prove unsettling at first, is a tried-and-true invitation to deeper intimacy with the Lord. In a world and culture bombarded with noise, this session will spend time exploring Silence as a “disposition of the heart.” We will also discuss silence as an invitation to the simple practice of Centering Prayer. Come and explore the riches and challenges of Silence in this Lenten Formation session!

Nestled deep into the French Alps, the Carthusian Monastery of the Grande Chartreuse is considered to be one of the world’s most ascetic monasteries. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Groning wrote to the Carthusian monks , asking permission to make a documentary that would capture their monastic life. They said they would get back to him...
Sixteen years later, they were ready! This remarkable film has no score, no voiceover and no archival footage; it is filmed entirely in natural light. Groning lived in the monks’ quarters for 6 months, filming their daily prayers, rituals and tasks. This amazing film is a rare window into the deep rhythm of silence and the monastic life.