Welcome to the Parish of Saints Joachim and Anne!
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” -Matthew 28:19, 20
The Parish of Saints Joachim and Anne provides a holistic spiritual environment, ministering to youth; teens; young adults; adults; and seniors. We offer a variety of ministries to gain spiritual growth and development to building strong families, strong relationships, strong community and true moral values. We are an alliance of people dedicated to serving, through faith and spiritual development, all ages in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Our Mission Statement:
The Parish of Saints Joachim and Anne, exists to inspire, educate and demonstrate the truth of Christ by what we say and what we do. By being an example of how we live the Catholic faith today, we will lead our growing community to respond to God’s call with personal commitment and communal action. We come together as a diverse Catholic community to welcome all in proclaiming the good news.
This statement is reflective of identified themes derived from past mission statements from each church along with faith formation and SACS. These themes are weaved throughout this simple 3-tiered charter for an active, growing and collaborative Catholic community. The themes identified include:
- Service to Others
- Sharing of and in each others lives
- Christian education and development
- Growth and expansion of our community
- Proclaim the good news (Gospel)
- Setting examples of faithful life
- Fostering all ages
- Building upon the history/tradition
- Making ourselves accountable for the mission
About – St. Mary’s Site
St. Mary’s opened its doors in 1865 to kindle the spirit our Catholic faith. We look back at our parish history and realize the tremendous growth we have achieved as a family. Our liturgical and spiritual past, is one built on guidance from our heavenly Father and the breadth of Tradition deposited and entrusted to us. While nourishing us with His sacraments our Lord Jesus has led us down many paths. Through the Spirit, we have experienced the purest of love. This unconditional love ignites our passion for understanding, and continues to build our need to fulfill His will. Our congregation continues to grow in love and understanding. We have built this website so that our sharing of faith can extend to all members of Gods family. It is our hope and prayer, that you will receive the many gifts waiting for you in accordance with God’s plan. May the Lord continue to watch over you, and guide you through life’s journey.
ST. MARY’S SITE | 535 Lewis Street, Shakopee | Phone: 952-445-1319
About – St. Mark’s Site
St. Mark’s has many Masses each week, many pastoral services, a consolidated Catholic school (pre-K through 8th grade) and faith formation program. St. Mark’s has Children’s Liturgies on the Second Saturday of the month at 4:30 pm. Kids proclaim the readings and act out the Gospel. We also offer Sunday School for 3, 4 & 5 year olds during the 9 am Mass (Sept.-May). Our parish was established in 1856. Our beautiful German Gothic Church was built in 1865. The stained glass windows are literally from a family chapel of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria.
ST. MARK’S SITE | 350 South Atwood Street, Shakopee | Phone: 952-445-1319
About – Marystown Site
St. Mary of the Purification, also known as the Marystown Church, was founded in 1855 by Benedictine Father George Keller along with 30 families. Marystown now includes 275 families. Our beautiful church was built in 1883, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Recently, we began renovations to the inside of the church and, in keeping with the historical nature of our church, added a 100-year-old stained glass window depicting the crucifixion. More renovations are planned for 2010. We are located six miles south of the city of Shakopee out in the country on Marystown Road (County hwy. 15). Every year all our parishioners join together for our famous parish festival which is held the third Sunday in August.
MARYSTOWN SITE | 15850 Marystown Road | Phone: 952-445-1319