Parish Road Trip: St. Anne Catholic Parish in Alpena, Michigan

I don't consider myself a professional photographer by any means, but thought I would share a couple of photos of St. Anne Catholic Parish in Alpena, Michigan.

A couple of weeks ago we went on a quick two-night trip to the other side of the state for our spring break (one of the perks of homeschooling!). We enjoyed lots of pool time at the Holiday Inn Holidome. The kids loved that our room opened right to the pool area. We had the hotel to ourselves the entire time.

We also visited the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which was alot of fun. The kids loved walking on the life-size replica of a 19th-century schooner "Western Hope of Alpena".

I wanted to stop by and see a couple of the parishes and St. Anne was first on our list. I became Catholic as an adult and so I am fascinated by the history and tradition of the Catholic Church and especially love visiting and admiring the beauty of older parishes. I didn't take many pictures and it was dark so I only ended up with a couple of pictures. Click on the photos for larger versions!

The kids loved the Angels

We were greeted by Our Lady

Beautiful Window

12th Station of the Cross, Jesus Dies on the Cross

My attempt at a picture of the Choir Loft and Organ

St. Anne Catholic Parish

St. Anne Catholic Parish (no kids in front)

I wasn't able to get a good picture of the sanctuary and the altar, but maybe I'll make it there again sometime. I'll try to add other parishes in our Diocese as time and travel permits.