On the Sunday following Holy Pascha (May 5, 2019), the Sunday of Thomas, the Parish Assembly unanimously approved the construction of the Shrine Church of Saint Anna as well as Phase Two of our Capital Campaign! The motion was made and seconded (as well as affirmed) by the founders of our community who were present at the General Assembly. It was a moving testimony to the vision and determination of our founders as well as the love and dedication of all those who now call Saint Anna Parish their spiritual home.
The clergy and laity gathered on the construction site for the Shrine following Divine Services on Sunday, June 2 to ask God to bless the project. On September 7, clergy and laity will gather from near and far to celebrate the groundbreaking with His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, His Grace Bishop Neofitos of Nyeri and Mount Kenya, local dignitaries and friends of our parish. May it be blessed through their holy prayers
Only God knows what Grace has been brought to Roseville and the region through the regular celebration of the Holy Eucharist, through the presence of Holy Relics of the Holy Ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, as well as a host of other Holy Relics acquired by our Parish, and also on account of the prayers of the faithful that have assuredly and will forever be lifted up here. May God continue to bless and keep our families and our region in His through the prayers of Saint Anna, our holy matron!