Saint Anne's Parish
Located in Fort Worth Texas, Saint Anne's is the spiritual and religious home to a vibrant and growing community of progressive Catholics. Our parish community began in September of 2017 as a mission and subsequently incorporated as a parish in December of 2017. Since then we have been a small gathering of like-minded progressive Catholics who meet to celebrate the Eucharist (Mass) and build a common spiritual life.
Our patron saint is Anne, the mother of the Blessed Mother; Mary. We chose Anne as our patron saint so that we are always kept safe and assisted in our growth through her wisdom and ability to challenge established religious institutions in service to her community and faith. She prayed that God would give her a child and she bore Mary; we too ask that God bear us a witness to the one greater than ourselves: the Risen Christ.
Saint Anne's is unique by its very presence and witness to the Catholic faith through a progressive lens outside of Rome. We take joy in being able to birth the diversity of catholicism through our mission and ministry of being a welcoming and affirming catholic community and offering greater freedom of conscience on matters of morals. We hope to attract people on the margins of the larger Church life who wouldn't otherwise be provided for pastorally. As an inclusive community we not only value diversity of persons, but also diversity of expression in our appreciation for Tradition with healthy a healthy dose of accountability through our Parish Council and ecclesial relationship to the Advocates of Saint Sebastian.
As a faith community (parish) of the Orthodox-Catholic Church of America and pastorally served by the Advocates of Saint Sebastian, a Society of Apostolic Life, we welcome all to be part of this community without regard to race, nationality, immigration status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status; or, whether you're a seeker of faith and the well-informed of every age and ability we hope to grow with you in your pilgrim Journey. We ascribe to the Latin Rite and use the 3rd edition of the Roman Missal and exercise liturgical celebrations as promulgated by the 2nd Vatican Council.