St. Anne Society

St. Anne Society

Upcoming Activities:

September 10 – Meeting
September 16-17 – Cinnamon Roll Sale
October 8 – Meeting
November 12 – Meeting
December 2-3 – Christmas Fair and Bake Sale

If you are interested in joining or learning more about the society, contact Holly Rausch, President, at 414-801-1400 or hollyjrausch@icloud.com.

About St. Anne Society

The St. Anne Society provides opportunities for parishioners to assist Old St. Mary Parish and its programs by encouraging spiritual and corporal works. The Society’s main mission has always been to supply the needs of the Sacristy and Sanctuary through social activities and fundraisers over the years. Vestments, altar linens and altar breads have been purchased on a regular basis. Additionally, social and religious organizations that help the poor and hungry of the community have been helped by the efforts of the society.

The organization of the Sanckt Anna Frauenverein (St. Anne Women’s Society) was effected on October 6, 1844, even before St. Mary Parish was established. The Bavarian women of St. Peter Church (now the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist) had belonged to the St. Mary’s women’s society. Their new society, created under the sanction of Bishop Martin Henni, gave added impetus to the building of a new church, a Bavarian Catholic parish, St. Mary of the Annunciation (now known as Old St. Mary). They were instrumental in raising money through bake sales, bazaars and similar efforts for their new church. Within two years, the society had gained a membership of 120.

Meetings are held the second Sunday of the months of September through May. Gathering together in the morning after Mass, members are led in prayer and blessing of their breakfast and then plan programs, social events and fundraisers. The society is made up of women and men, not only of Old St. Mary Parish, but also of other parishes who wish to join.

If you are interested in joining or learning more about the society, contact Holly Rausch, President, at 414-801-1400 or hollyjrausch@icloud.com.