Pastoral Letters

Pastoral Message January 15, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings from Tulsa, OK, the host city for the Metropolis of Denver GOYA Youth Basketball Tournament. Many of the parishes of our holy Metropolis are represented, and I am happy to say that so are we! Thank you to Coach Gerard Gallegos for leading our boys and preparing them for a weekend of fun competition and fellowship. Please pray for the health and wellness of our kids who are here, playing ball for our St. Anna parish. 

Please know that you will experience a special and exhilarating treat as you approach the church building this Sunday for church. As you can see from the above picture, and perhaps as you may already have seen on social media, the crosses that were blessed in the church last Sunday, are now in their permanent and appropriate place atop the bell tower and exterior mosaic of our St. Anna Church. Special thanks to architect, James Derby for his design of the crosses. The size, style, color, texture, and proportion are perfect. The backdrop of the mountains is the perfect environment for our precious church. God bless you all for your continued support and vision. Believe me, I have showed this picture to countless people here in Tulsa. Their reaction is consistently breathtaking. And these are people who will largely only see it in pictures. You get to worship in this church!

Michael Petrogeorge, the editor of our Weekly Bulletin also has some information that we would like to share regarding the Bulletin.

The pdf version of the weekly bulletin has been updated to include new technological features in the form of hyperlinks.  There are three types of hyperlinks in the .pdf version of the bulletin:

The first type of hyperlinks are icon hyperlinks on the first page of the bulletin.  These hyperlinks will take you directly to our parish Facebook page or YouTube channel  Simply click on the icon in the .pdf and your internet browser should open and take you to the desired location:

Facebook and YouTube channel links

The second type of hyperlink is an email hyperlink.  Where an individual email address is referenced in the bulletin, just clink on the email address and the hyperlink should automatically open a blank email automatically addressed to the individual you are trying to email (see example below):

Email link

The third type of hyperlinks are embedded text hyperlinks.  These hyperlinks will take you to the or social media page or website referenced in the text of the bulletin announcement. Simply click on the referencing text and the your internet browser should open and take you directly to the referenced webpage or social media page (see example below):

Parish Website link

With Love in Christ,

Fr. Anthony Savas