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Ministries

ALTAR SOCIETY
MINISTRY LEADERS: SHEILA SPIKES & MAX NOLAN
If you are available to meet weekly for only one month of Saturdays, for no more than 60 to 90 minutes, and aren't afraid of a little cleaning, Altar Society is looking for you! Team members generally meet on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. A team of three to four members helps prepare the chapel and sanctuary for Masses. Responsibilities include light dusting, filling candles with oil, changing altar cloths, if necessary, and cleaning the windows in the Training Room. This ministry is open to all registered parishioners – men and women ages 18 and older. Come help make our liturgy a beautiful experience!

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP
MINISTRY LEADERS: REGINA HALL & JOY CACIA
A support group for those who are faced with chronic pain. The focus will be on education, sharing stories, spiritual support and growth. Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month in the Youth Room from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m.

COFFEE & DONUTS
MINISTRY LEADER: KATHRYN JACKSON
This ministry provides a place for parishioners to meet and visit after Mass and during the time their kids are in Sunday School. Volunteers in this ministry set up Visitation Hall, make coffee before Mass, serve coffee and donuts after Mass, and then clean-up. Coffee and donuts are served after the 8 and 10:30 a.m. Masses on Sundays with the exception of the third Sunday of each month. We welcome anyone, age 16 and older, with a willing spirit and a desire to give back for all the blessings one has received. This ministry provides a great service hour opportunity for the youth!

DEAR FRIEND
MINISTRY COORDINATOR: HILDE HOLMES
We all enjoy receiving mail, don’t we?  We love to hear and visualize the stories shared with us through letters. Dear Friend is based on this common truth. Members are partnered up with parishioners who are either homebound or in a nursing home. On at least a monthly basis, members write letters and send cards to their “Friends.” 

DECORATING MINISTRY
PARISH STAFF
Do you have a knack for decorating for holidays or special events? We're organizing this new ministry of people just like you to plan for and decorate the church for holidays and liturgical seasons.

GOOD NEIGHBORS
NEW MINISTRY LEADER NEEDED!
This ministry provides meals for families during a difficult time, such as an illness. Volunteers are notified of a parishioner who needs a meal. The volunteer should contact the family to arrange for a convenient meal time. They will then prepare and deliver the meal to the family. Time commitment is minimal.

GREETERS MINISTRY
MINISTRY LEADER: LOUIE ROBINSON
Greeters welcome parishioners at each weekend Mass and on Holy Days. Volunteers are asked to arrive 20 minutes prior to their assigned Mass and stay 20 minutes after Mass to greet and answer questions. Time requirement is one Mass per month. One-on-one training is provided, but you must have a warm handshake and smile!

GRIEF SUPPORT MINISTRY
MINISTRY LEADER: DR. EDIE THOMPSON
This support ministry reaches out to those who have experienced a loss through death or tragedy. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Rectory Conference Room.

HEALTH MINISTRY
MINISTRY LEADERS: ANNE LESTER & ALPHONSE JOSE
A group of health care professionals working together in a health-related ministry for St. Anne Church, with a focus on wellness education. Blood pressure screenings are offered weekly with three shifts available: Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.; and Sunday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Anyone in the medical field is welcome to join!

HELPING HANDS
MINISTRY LEADER: DUTCH WALDHEIM
A ministry which generally provides transportation support to parishioners who cannot drive themselves. Rides offered are, for the most part, to Mass. Additional help is also applied for medical appointments, trips to the pharmacy or local grocerty shopping. Our purpose is to be a "Good Samaritan." This ministry is for anyone with a valid driver’s license, safe driving record and adequate transportation.

JOYFUL ROSARY MAKERS
MINISTRY LEADER: FRANCES REITZ
A ministry which makes cord mission rosaries to be given away free to missions in our community and around the world. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month, from 10 to 11 a.m., in the Meeting Room to make mission rosaries, which are plastic beads strung on cording. All materials are supplied and instruction on how to make the knots are taught at meetings. If you’re not able to attend meetings, you can pick up supplies and drop off completed rosaries at your convenience. Enjoy crafts? Give this a try!

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
MINISTRY LEADERS: JEFF & MICHELLE CHARDOS
The mission of this ministry is to teach the language of the body that is spoken through human fertility. Natural Family Planning (NFP), taught through semi-annual classes, is fertility awareness, the knowledge of a couple's signs of fertility. Applying this knowledge is over 99 percent effective in postponing a pregnancy and can be very helpful when trying to achieve one. Experience a depth and richness in your marriage by recognizing authentic married love and responsible parenthood. NFP is safe, healthy and effective. It can change your hearts! 

NOTRE DAME SHOP
MINISTRY LEADER: FRANCES REITZ 
The Notre Dame Shop staff sells religious gifts and books before and after weekend Masses. Volunteers are scheduled to work one shift every six weeks around their preferred Mass. Dependable adults who enjoy helping people and who can handle money are invited to volunteer. VIRTUS training is required.

NURSERY CARE
ELIZABETH JOHNSON
Our parish's nursery volunteers provide a safe and happy environment for children, ages 6 months to 4 years, whose parents are attending Mass on Saturday evening or Sunday. Adults interested in giving their time and talent to the Nursery Care ministry must complete a background check and VIRTUS training. Volunteers serve about once every four to six weeks. Time required is 20 minutes before Mass to set up and greet children, Mass time and then a few minutes afterwards to tidy up the nursery.

OUTREACH
MINISTRY LEADER: KATIE BYERS
A ministry to help those who are in need of food or help with rent or utility bills, when funds are available. Duties include conducting interviews with clients to determine their needs, picking up groceries, dividing food into individual-sized packages, filling grocery lists and yard work. Anyone who is willing to work hard and be understanding and compassionate to those in need is welcome to volunteer. The time required is up to the volunteer. The Outreach Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to Noon and the third weekend of the month around Mass times. Training is done on an individual basis.

PARISH MAILINGS
MINISTRY LEADER: ROSE ZERANSKI
This group of volunteers gets together three to five times a year to assist the parish staff with large mailings. Volunteers put address labels on envelopes and prepare bulk mailings. Time requirement is about two to hours. Training is done on an individual basis.

PRISON MINISTRY FOR WOMEN
MINISTRY LEADER: SR. PAT THOMPSON
This ministry is part of the Chaplain's Program under the directon of Rev. Neil Richardson, but is carried out by Sr. Pat, a member of St. Anne Parish. There are many ways in which you can assist, such as baking, writing notes, collecting hygiene items in travel size, providing soft covered new and used books and much more.

RIGHT TO LIFE
MINISTRY LEADER: JULIE GRECO
This ecumenical group coordinates support for and awareness of Right to Life issues, such as the March for Life in January and a Life Chain in October. The focus is on education. The group meets monthly on the fourth Monday at 7 p.m. at the Burger King on Wynnton Road (near AFLAC). Adults and teens are welcome. A commitment to peaceful, prayerful education about life issues is desired.

STRONG FOR LIFE! STRENGTH EXERCISE FOR OLDER ADULTS
MINISTRY LEADER: LYNN NORRIS
This strength/flexibility improvement program is tailored for middle-aged and older adults but can be great for others wanting to begin strength exercise. It trains and educates people to maintain or improve their strength for an active, independent life. It benefits multiple body systems, improves body composition/metabolism, and confidence. A doctor's approval form is needed and may be picked up on your first day of class. It is offered in the Youth Room on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:45 until 2:30 p.m.

TAI CHI
MINISTRY LEADER: LYNN NORRIS
This exercise program, led by a trained volunteer, can promote relaxation, help improve balance and coordination, physical and mental well-being, and can relieve stress. Most movements may be done while sitting, so all adults are invited. It is offered on Mondays from 1 to 1:45 p.m. in the Youth Room. No physician approval is required, but participants must sign a release.

THYME & TALENT
MINISTRY LEADER: BETH ROBERTS
This group prepares and/or serves meals or refreshments for small parish functions. Volunteers can set-up and decorate for functions, prepare and serve the meal, and/or clean up after the function. Members work together in teams. The time commitment is usually a few hours a month, depending on the church‘s calendar. Cooking experience is an asset, but not necessary.

TLC - THE LOVING COMFORTERS
MINISTRY LEADER: GINGER BOSWELL
This group prepares food for a bereaved family around the time of the funeral or wake. The group is broken into teams that arrange a special menu. When it is a team’s turn, members prepare a dish for the meal at their home and deliver it to the church at a designated time. Time requirement is minimal.

TRINITY HOUSE
MINISTRY COORDINATOR: SR. PAT THOMPSON
Trinity House is a transitional housing ministry for women and children in transition from jail and/or homelessness. Sr. Pat spends one hour per week, Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m., with the women who are in residence, sharing with them and reflecting with them on the many ways the Lord is working in our lives. There are many ways to assist, including: accompanying Sr. Pat on a rotating basis; baking; providing drinks, or meals; and collecting hygiene items.

YOGA
MINISTRY LEADER: MARTHA CRANSTON
A relaxing exercise program scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Youth Room. Occasionally, we have a certified yoga instructor lead the class and at other times we follow a yoga routine from a series of videos. Yoga is a perfect way to end a busy day. Participants need to bring their own yoga mat and block.

YOUTH MINISTRY: HIGH SCHOOL
MINISTRY LEADERS: TROY AND MARY DENISE ESPIRITU
This ministry is open to any high school graduate/adult willing to work with teens as a chaperone, discussion leader and role model. The high school group meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month (throughout the school year), from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Youth Room. Volunteers should have a sense of humor and a good listening ear. Volunteers over age 18 need VIRTUS training and a background check.

YOUTH MINISTRY: MIDDLE SCHOOL
MINISTRY LEADER: TONYA SEGUIN
This ministry is open to any adult over 18 willing to work with middle school children as a chaperone and role model. The group meets regularly through the school year on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. The group meets from 5:30 until 7 p.m. in the Youth Room. Occasionally, members meet on weekends for service projects or social gatherings. Volunteers should have a good listening ear and a sense of humor. Volunteers over age 18 need VIRTUS training and a background check. 

ZUMBA! GOLD
MINISTRY LEADER: RITA HELLCAMP
Zumba! Gold is a fun, Latin-inspired dance class that will tone and sculpt the body. It raises the heart rate without you even realizing it’s exercise. All are welcome to participate and/or watch. The class meets Wednesdays from 1 to 1:45 p.m. in the Youth Room; no classes during Holy Week.