In September the church kicked off the festivities with a banquet directly following mass. The church's rich history and long standing prestige within the community have allowed it to expand and be one of the top Catholic schools in Memphis.
Cristy Perry, principal of the St. Anne Catholic School, says the school has great students and alumni support. The school has actually been a part of the University District longer than the church. When the property was purchased on Highland it was turned into a school house. Shortly after, the church was built just north of the school and was dedicated in 1937.
"We would love to see the community come out and help us celebrate" Perry said.
The University District is not a very tight-knit community, but events like this would be a great way for the neighborhoods to come together and meet one another.
The almost year-long celebration includes everything from benefit auctions to a cheese, beer and brats reception. The closing ceremony will be July 27 with the Feast of St. Joachim and St. Anne. A complete list of activities can be found at stannehighland.net.