10315 Main Street
Boulder Junction, WI 54512
Year parish was established: 1938
Number of households: 183
Parochial administrator: Fr. Showri Jopappa Pasala (Fr. Joseph)
Weekend Mass: Sunday: 11 a.m.
Describe your faith community
“Our faith community reflects the rural, tourist area in which we live: primarily an older population consisting of adults still in the workforce, retirees – middle-aged to older, snowbirds, tourists and vacationers, with a smattering of young families with children and teenagers, and young adults mixed in.
We are all drawn to this area for its beauty and bounty – lakes, rivers, woods, wildlife, the changing seasons and all they have to offer.”
“When visitors come to our parish they will …
“… find themselves in an older church with an established congregation.
The architecture of the building reflects its Northwoods surroundings and beauty.
Visitors will be pleasantly surprised by the warmth and hospitality that greets them as they enter.
The uplifting singing, prayerful liturgies and joyful congregation will make them glad they came to celebrate the Eucharist at St. Anne.”
In what ways does your parish proclaim the Gospel with its actions?
“The Gospel is reflected in our service to others. Many parishioners serve on local boards – school boards, town boards, charitable foundations, non-profit organizations – and volunteer in local, community organizations.
Some of our members help with and contribute to our Community Food Pantry, located right here in our town. We have our Resurrection Choir, which provides comfort and consolation to grieving families at our funeral Masses.
Parishioners visit the elderly, sick and homebound. We have a very active prayer chain for the ill and dying. Bible study classes are taught on a regular basis and we have catechism classes for the school-aged.”
What is something about your parish most people might now know?
“St. Anne Church was built through the generosity of many. All of the stained glass windows were donated.
The marble altar, ambo, baptismal font and tabernacle were donated by Fr. William Mayette. Of the numerous priests who have served at St. Anne, he was here the longest.”