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: FR. JAKE
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.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
MINISTRY LEADERS: ANA LENIG (Saturday 5:30 p.m. Mass) & CATHEY TURNER (Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass)
During Mass, volunteers present the readings and Gospel in a child-friendly version (ages 4-8), lead a discussion with the children and oversee a simple craft or coloring page. All materials are provided. No experience is necessary. Each volunteer only teaches once a month; total time commitment is about 30 minutes per month. High school students are welcome to volunteer.
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.
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, high school junior and older, 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.
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 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.
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 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.
PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION ASSISTANT
DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Catholic high school youth are welcome to serve in the classroom as Parish Religious Education teaching assistants to help in completing requirements for service hours. Youth who serve in the classroom must also be willing to commit to 1-2 hours of class time each week, must attend weely Mass, should have good standing in high school religious education courses and complete a similar training in child protection.
ROSARY PRAYER GROUP
MINISTRY LEADERS: VICKIE CORRADINO & DONNA LIPP
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: 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.
MINISTRY LEADER: RUSS ENO
Ushers are individuals who help with collections, seating and handing out bulletins at the end of Mass. Adults 17 and over are invited to be ushers at one Mass per month. Individuals must have received Confirmation and be registered members of St. Anne Church. Training is done on-the-job.