As part of its Lenten devotions, Saint Anne Parish hosted a Taizé Prayer Service on February 27.

St. Anne’s Third Annual Golf Tournament

Saint Anne Catholic Church is building its 2018 Community Outreach Funds with its Third Annual Golf Tournament.

A ‘Best Ball Golf Tournament’ will be held Saturday, April 21 at Apollo Beach Golf Course, 801 Golf and Sea Blvd. in Apollo Beach. Registration opens 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. ‘Shotgun Start.’

The entrance fee is $75 per player, or $300 for each foursome. This fee includes prizes for Hole-in-One, Greatest Putt, Longest Drive, Most Accurate Drive, Closest to the Pin (all Par 3s) and a ‘Fun’ Awards Luncheon with great food and prizes following the Tournament. The luncheon will be hosted at the Apollo Beach Golf Club.

There will be a Hole in One contest with the Grand Prize of $10,000.

Tournament registration forms are available at Saint Anne Parish Office Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.–Noon. Forms are also available at Apollo Beach Golf Course Pro Shop.

All proceeds benefit Saint Anne Catholic Church Community Outreach programs, including the weekly Food Pantry, Education Scholarships, St. Vincent DePaul, and Catholic Charities’ Mobile Medical Bus.
The LifeCare Network’s Annual Golf Tournament With Helicopter Drop
LifeCare’s annual golf tournament will be held on Friday, April 13 at the River Hills Country Club in Valrico. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. and is followed by lunch and a helicopter golf ball drop. The shotgun start is at 12:45 p.m.
The registration fee is $150 per person and includes golfing, lunch, dinner, a Dri-Fit polo shirt, a goodie bag and contests along the golf course.

The LifeCare Network exists to lead those they serve to know Christ, protect the sanctity of human life and promote biblically based sexuality according to God’s plan for marriage. For more information, visit

To register or become a sponsor for the golf fundraiser, please contact Jessica Rickenbach at or 654-0491. The River Hills Country Club is located at 3943 New River Hills Pkwy. in Valrico.

Support Group For Adult Children Of Alcoholics

Support and fellowship group starting soon at Northside Baptist Church in Ruskin.

Healing is possible for adult children of alcoholic parents and dysfunctional families based on the ACA Handbook. This meeting book contains the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, sponsorship, Inner Child and re-parenting. Meeting discussions offer hope for recovery from the effects of growing up in a dysfunctional family, where alcohol or drugs may or may not have been present. While ACA is similar to other Twelve Step programs, our emphasis is on the family system and Inner Child or True Self. You can learn how unhealthy child situations may be unknowingly sabotaging your decisions and relationships today.

Support group will be meeting once per week, all are welcome. Please contact Michael O. for more information at 690-2049 or

Taize Prayer Service Hosted By Saint Anne Catholic Church

As part of its Lenten devotions, Saint Anne Parish hosted a Taizé Prayer Service on February 27. It was an evening filled with reverence, reflection, and adoration. The highlight of the altar was the most beautiful display of the exposed Blessed Sacrament with a light that shined on it, which portrayed a ray of sunshine in the darkness.

Worshipers sat in the pews as Fr. John McEvoy led them in slow, quiet, meditative prayer. In between each prayer was a time of silence for reflection followed by hymns that were sung by the Adult Choir led by Wayne Warren.

Taizé Prayer was founded in France in the 1940s by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger in a monastic community devoted to prayer and reconciliation. A Taizé worship service involves song and chanted prayers, meditation, and a period of silence.

Saint Anne Catholic Church is located at U.S. Hwy. 41 and 11th Avenue N.E. in Ruskin. Visit
Fifteen Powerful Ways To Put Money Away

Have you ever had an unexpected car repair, home repair or medical emergency that rocked you with a $500, $700 or $900 bill you had not planned on? Would you like to have a Freedom Account of at least $1,000 (or more) to cushion the unexpected financial blows that life brings? Maybe you are saying: “Sounds like a great idea but I can hardly make ends meet now. How am I going to come up with an extra $1,000 for emergencies?” That’s exactly what this course is designed for. It will provide: 15 small, but powerful ideas (called Freedom Weapons) that have helped people firmly establish a Freedom Account as a way of life for them and their family. You can choose one, two, or all 15 to propel you on your way; three ways to not only save money, but capture the savings into your Freedom Account; several ideas on how to stay motivated and make the savings habit a life-long practice. Most financial advisors call this concept of an emergency account the most important first step towards financial freedom. Are you ready?

Join in beginning Tuesday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Balm Baptist Church, 15021 Balm Wimauma Rd, in Wimauma. For more information, or to sign up for this or other classes, please call 634-7136.

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Michelle Colesanti
Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.