Saint Anne Church

Baptism

We are always delighted to carry out baptisms for regular members of our parish and for people who live within our parish boundaries. In bringing forward your child for baptism, you seek to make a permanent connection between your child and Christ with the Catholic community. In this sacrament, the Catholic community promises to walk beside you in nurturing the faith of your child.

Here is a checklist of what you will need in order to register your child for Baptism:

1. Registration Form
This form should be completed by the parents of the child to be baptized. We can not reserve or confirm a date for the ceremony until we have received this form.

2. Birth Certificate or Hospital Record
You may bring your original and we will make a copy in the parish office. Email or Fax transmissions are also accepted. Fax (310) 829-9006 Email: stanne.church1@gmail.com

3. Two Sponsor Forms
Each godparent will need to complete a sponsor form. Once the godfather and godmother have completed the upper section of the form they will need to visit their home parish to request that their pastor sign the bottom section and stamp it with the parish seal.

4. Baptism Class
Both godparents and at least one of the parents must participate in a baptism class prior to the date of the baptism ceremony. We offer the class in our parish on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. The complete schedule can be found in "2016 Baptism Schedule" document.

If either the parents or godparents can not attend the class at our parish they are welcome to participate in the class at another Catholic church, but they must provide a letter or certificate verifying their attendance.

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.

Saturday: 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Confession is held in the church.

First Communion

The Holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.

At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.

For more information please contact our Office of Religious Education:

Carolina Badillo,
Director of Religious Education
(310) 829-4040
StAnneRe@gmail.com

Confirmation

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation, whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.

For more information please contact our Office of Religious Education:

Carolina Badillo,
Director of Religious Education
(310) 829-4040
StAnneRe@gmail.com

Matrimony

Congratulations on your decision to marry in the Catholic Church!

This is a very special time and our parish staff is available to answer any questions you may have about celebrating a wedding in the Catholic church.

The Sacrament of Matrimony

The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.

-Catechism of the Catholic Church 1601

Please view the Guidelines and contact the parish office to schedule an appointment. Your first visit with the priest or deacon should be at least six months prior to the anticipated wedding date.

To schedule your appointment please call the parish office at (310) 829-4411.

At our parish, couples have the unique opportunity to select either an indoor our outdoor wedding. The church offers a more intimate setting for smaller weddings. Whereas the open air shrine can accommodate more than 500 guests. Take a look at our online photo albums to preview both settings.

For those getting married in the Catholic Church, the highpoint of the wedding day is the wedding liturgy, where bride and groom become husband and wife in the lifelong covenant of marriage (a sacrament for baptized Christians). Thoughtful, prayerful planning and participation in your Catholic wedding ceremony will bring many blessings to your married life.