SAINT ANNE CATHOLIC PARISH 40TH ANNIVERSARY; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 107
(House of Representatives - July 24, 2013)

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              SAINT ANNE CATHOLIC PARISH 40TH ANNIVERSARY

  (Mr. SWALWELL of California asked and was given permission to address 
the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. SWALWELL of California. Mr. Speaker, this weekend, Saint Anne 
Catholic Parish in Union City is celebrating its 40th anniversary 
festival.
  Saint Anne was founded in 1860 as a mission in the old Alvarado 
District before the city of Union City even existed. The current parish 
was established in 1973 and has been serving the surrounding community 
ever since.
  Today, Saint Anne is one of the largest parishes in my congressional 
district, with over 5,000 parishioners, led by my friend, Father 
Geoffrey Baraan. With Father Geoffrey's guidance, Saint Anne helps 
serve the ethnically and culturally diverse community of Union City, 
and it helps ensure that the church lives up to its core mission, to 
``lead with compassion.''
  Through its parishioners, youth ministry, and hardworking staff, 
Saint Anne continues to help the homeless and the hungry of its 
community. This annual festival serves as a celebration and a reminder 
of the hard work and selfless service that went into building Saint 
Anne's. The funds raised during the festival will help the church 
continue to serve with collaboration, fellowship, and stewardship.
  I wish Saint Anne all the best and hope they have a great 40th 
anniversary festival.

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