Ministries Open to Youth
The following is a list of ministries which the youth (ages 9-18) of our parish can be involved. We strongly encourage our youth to take time to decide how they can become involved at St. Anne Church. Remember our time and talents are gifts from God. What we do with them are our gifts back to God.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
MINISTRY LEADERS: VIRGINIA BASLER & EMY HERRAS
The blessed sacrament is exposed in Mercy Chapel every Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Participants can spend 30 minutes to 1 hour (or whatever time is most convenient for them) in prayer or spiritual reading. Adoration is closed with Benediction and the Rosary at 5:30 p.m.
MINISTRY LEADER: ADRIEN RAMEAU
Boys and girls, 4th grade and above, are eligible for this ministry. Training is required. Altar Servers assist as scheduled at weekly Masses, weddings, funerals, and school liturgies. Altar Servers arrive at least 15 minutes before Mass dressed in Sunday best ready to serve the Church and assist the priest.
MINISTRY COORDINATOR: BRIAN GUILLOT
High school youth are invited to share their faith by assisting a cathechist teaching grades Pre-K through 6th. You commit to helping during classes on Sunday mornings, from September through May.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
MINISTRY COORDINATOR: BRIAN GUILLOT
High school youth assist adults during the Liturgy of the Word with children ages 4 to 6 at either the 5:30 p.m. or 10:30 a.m. Masses. You help proclaim the Word in a child-friendly version.
COFFEE & DONUTS
MINISTRY LEADER: KATHRYN JACKSON
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 first two 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.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
MINISTRY LEADERS: ROGER & EDIE THOMPSON
Eucharistic Ministers assist the priest by doing pre-Mass set-up, assisting in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass and doing after-Mass clean-up. They also take Holy Communion to parishioners who can’t attend Mass. Any Catholic over the age of 16, who is in sacramental union with the Church, and has been a member of the parish for at least one year, may apply. All members must be approved by the pastor and the Bishop. Initial training is done with follow-up as needed. Ministers sign up to serve at one or two Masses per month.
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 hand shake and smile!
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
MINISTRY LEADERS: TROY AND MARY DENISE ESPIRITU
Are you in high school? Are you Catholic? Then, you should be a part of the parish's High School Youth Group! Learn and pray with other teenagers who are trying to make sense of their lives, just like you. This group meets during the school year on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Youth Room. For more details, e-mail us or find us on Facebook.
MINISTRY LEADER: MIKE SMAJD
Lectors boldly and effectively proclaim God's Word within the context of ligurgical worship at St. Anne Parish. They read assigned readings at Sunday worship and other special liturgical celebrations. Lectors must be outgoing, friendly, good readers and communicators, with strong voices. They must have received Confirmaiton, be in good standing with the Catholic Church, and be registered members of St. Anne Church. An audition is necessary and attendance at one seminar per year is required. Lectors average two to three readings per quarter and spend additional time preparing prior to their scheduled Mass with the help of a guidebook. Schedules are prepared quarterly.
MARY'S CHAIN GANG
MINISTRY LEADER: BARBARA BIERENFELD
This ministry makes and send rosaries to places in need throughout the world. Members meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 6 to 8 p.m., and materials and instructions are provided. Any parishioner, over age 10, who likes to work with his or her hands is invited to join.
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
MINISTRY LEADER: TONYA SEGUIN
The Middle School Youth Group meets regularly through the year on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. We gather from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Youth Room. Occasionally, we meet on weekends or other weeknights for service projects or social gatherings. Youth Group meetings are a relaxed, social time to hang out in a safe environment and enjoy music, participate in activities, enjoy snacks, play games, meet new friends and much more. We will take time at Youth Group to recognize God for all He has given us and to share in prayer. We also participate in community service projects and attend the diocesan middle school youth retreat.
Youth are invited to join any choir (except the Sunday 10:30 a.m. Adult choir). Click here to learn about the different types of choirs available, their meeting and Mass times.
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. 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.
MINISTRY LEADER: KATIE BYERS
A ministry to help those who are in need of food, clothing, or financial assistance. Duties include dividing and packaging food, sorthing clothing, and organizing and filing papers. Anyone, ages 12 and up, who is willing to work hard and be understanding and compassionate to those in need, is welcome. Time commitment is up to the volunteer. The Outreach Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon and the third weekend of the month around Mass times. Training is done on an individual basis.
MINISTRY LEADER: HANNELORE GRANTHAM
A group of parishioners who pray daily, in their own homes, for the intentions of others. There are several teams with a designated team leader. As prayer intentions are identified, members are notified by their team leader to pray for specific intentions. A Prayer Booklet has been put together for members.
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 2nd 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.
ROSARY PRAYER GROUP
MINISTRY LEADERS: DONNA LIPP & LOLA NEWMAN
All are welcome to join the Rosary Prayer Group. This group meets on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Mercy Chapel. This ministry is for men, women and children. We pray at the invitation of our Blessed Mother for peace in the world, personal healing, and for the intentions of our pastors, bishops and the Pope. Additionally, those who are able attend wake services and pray the Rosary for deceased parish members and relatives.
THYME & TALENT
MINISTRY LEADER: CATHY WILKINS
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.
MINISTRY LEADER: DAVID RODRIGUEZ & RUSS ENO
Ushers are individuals who help with seating, taking up collections, and distributing bulletins at the end of Mass. Anyone age 17 and over is invited to be an usher at one Mass per month. Individuals must have received Confirmation, be registered members of St. Anne Church, and complete the safe environment training program offered by the Diocese of Savannah. Training is done on-the-job.