Father Terry's Blog

Rector Search Progressing

January 21, 2024

The search for St. Anna’s new Rector continues. Our application period officially closed on January 19th. The Search Committee has begun conducting initial interviews via Zoom with candidates who satisfied fundamental requirements for the position. As a reminder, Episcopal Church and Diocesan policy provides that no individual information aboutrector candidates may be shared to protect […]

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Rector Position Officially Open

November 18, 2023

On November 16, 2023 the Diocese of Louisiana officially opened our Rector search by posting our Parish Profile and Office for Transition Ministry (OTM) Form. The position is open to any Episcopal priest and will be advertised widely. The Search Committee will be accepting applications through January 19, 2024. Priests must apply; we cannot accept […]

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Parish Profile Being Written

September 26, 2023

  The Search Committee is hard at work drafting our Parish Profile.  We have met for many hours by zoom to review and edit Profile sections, line-by-line, to ensure that they are consistent with each other and with the results of the Parish Survey and focus groups conducted in April. The Profile will describe who […]

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A JULY ANNAGRAM IS OUT “Walk down memory lane”

July 21, 2023

Click on the link below: 6-1-2023 to 7-30-2021 July Annagram

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The Rev. Don Owens Named Interim Priest

June 28, 2023

The Rev. Donald P. Owens, Jr. Ph.D., joins St. Anna’s from his retirement in Wimberly, TX (near Austin) on August 1st as Interim Priest; his first mass will be on Sunday August 6th. Fr. Don and Barbara, his wife of 57 years, have four children. Graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, he received […]

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Parish Survey and Focus Group Results are In!

June 13, 2023

“Thank you” to everyone who participated in the parish survey and / or focus groups during the month of April. We had an outstanding representation of our congregation.  This information will be used to create our Parish Profile, a description of who Saint Anna’s is and what we do, which will be used in our […]

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Fr. Terry Retirement Celebration

Please Join Us to Celebrate the Retirement of  The Very Rev. William “Bill” Terry Sunday July 23, 2023 6:00 pm – Feast of St. Anna Mass (1313 Esplanade Ave.) 7:15 pm – Procession to Dodwell House featuring the Storyville Stompers 7:45 pm – Chapel Dedication (1519 Esplanade Ave.) Reception to follow (1519 Esplanade Ave.)

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Easter to Pentecost THE AnnaGram

May 19, 2023

Updates on Dodwell House; updates on Anna’s Place; essays; poetry. Click on the link below!   5-11-23 to 6-11-23 AnnaGram  

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Lori Ranner: An exposition on Doubting Thomas Sunday April 16,2023

April 19, 2023

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The Missal for Eastertide

April 12, 2023

Eastertide is the second longest of the church seasons. It is 50 days and culminates on the Feast of Pentecost when it is said that the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles. Here is the missal for Eastertide (click on the link below): Season of Easter FINAL DRAFT

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