Pastor's Welcome

Dear Sister or Brother in the Lord,

Welcome to Saint Anne, a Catholic faith community that serves many and welcomes all. Over 125 years since the beginning of our parish, the Saint Anne Catholic Community has seen incredible growth from a tiny, country parish into a large, suburban one.  We have over 3500 families who currently call us their spiritual home. We are one of the largest parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago, and “welcoming” is the word most often used to describe us.

A commitment to a Post Vatican II vision of Church, to life long faith formation, vibrant worship, servant discipleship, strengthening our spiritual growth and a just and generous outreach to the poor and broken –  are all areas in which we focus our energies. We are a parish that has been blessed with a history and tradition of outstanding parishioner commitment, investment and involvement.

We realize that people look for parishes for many reasons. Whether you are looking to worship with us, grow more deeply in your Christian commitment, to raise your families in the vision of the Gospel of Jesus and his church, receive support and/or to get involved, know that you are welcome and will find a home here.

Here on our parish website you will find easily laid out, the elements of our faith community that we hope will lead you to a deeper relationship with God, engage you in a greater sense of community with others and inspire you to wider service to our sisters and brothers.

Whether exploring as a visitor or as a long time member, seeking to grow more deeply in your faith and or to share the love of God with others by getting more involved, I think that you will find much to encourage you in our shared Christian vocation in bringing Christ’s love and hope to the world.

Father Bernie Pietrzak


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