Welcome to St. Anne’s!
Our faith community welcomes you! We are a vibrant, friendly parish, steeped in tradition while following the Holy Spirit into the future. We strive to be Christ’s hands and compassionate heart in this world and invite you to join us. As well as Sunday worship and hospitality, there are many opportunities for fellowship and activities during the week. We look forward to meeting you!
Carols in the Round
Please join us for a holiday musical treat as the Mt. View Chambers Singers visit Calais for their traditional “Carols in the Round” concert. These talented high school students from Thorndyke, Maine will be at St. Anne’s on Friday evening, December 14. The concert is at 7:00 followed by a dessert reception in the Church Hall. All are welcome to this free event. Donations are always appreciated as the group is self-supporting and this pays their travel expenses.
The Singers have built up quite a following of concert-goers over the years and the folks of St. Anne’s look forward to hosting the group once again.
The Season of Advent is upon us. From Sunday, December 2 through Christmas Eve, Christians are invited into a time of deep reflection and prayer. This is a time of anticipation, a time of waiting, a sacred time leading to the story of the Christ child’s humble birth. It is also a time when we are reminded that Mary was unwed and Joseph was poor. That this unlikely couple were weary travelers looking for a place to rest. And after the birth of this baby, the family fled to a foreign land to save the child’s life. The Holy Family were refugees.
As the seasons of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany unfold, we are invited into the Mystery of the Divine who entered this world as one of us. Emmanuel — God with Us. This is a time of great wonder and awe, a time of silence and darkness and a time when we pray even more fervently for peace.
May you and your family feel the presence of Christ in your hearts and in your homes even more profoundly this Advent. Many blessings to you and yours.