St. Anne Parish supports those in need whenever possible through a variety of ministries:
Kendall County Community Food Pantry
We use the term “Reverse Collection” (you take out rather than put in). The collection takes place the third Sunday of each month where you remove a slip of paper from the collection baskets that are placed at the church entrances. Each slip “suggests” non-perishable food to be brought to church on the fourth Sunday of the month. The food goes to the Kendall County Community Food Pantry in Yorkville to benefit the needy of our parish and Kendall County. You can also find out more about Kendall County Food Pantry at http://www.kccfoodpantry.org/
P.A.D.S (Public Action to Delivery Shelter)
Parish volunteers provide overnight shelter, hospitality and meals for over 100 homeless men, women and children on the 3rd Saturday of the month year round. The shelter is located in Aurora at Hesed House, an ecumenical coalition of faith communities that ministers to the very poor.
Peace and Justice Ministry
The Peace and Justice Ministry seeks to promote the Gospel of peace and social justice. We seek to become involved in programs and ministries locally, nationally and globally. During Lent we sponsor the Lenten Soup and Bread and the Stations of the Cross on Peace and Justice. “Feed My Starving Children” is another program that the parish becomes involved in by signing up and working with others to help feed the world. We are involved in the Diocesan Coalition for Justice. Come join us for a meeting. Contact: Sophie Petrone, 331-472-4258; firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry hand crafts shawls for members of our parish community experiencing illness, grief or any difficult time in their life. Making Prayer Shawls is a wonderful way to relax and do something for someone at the same time. Gatherings are monthly (morning and evening sessions). Knowledge of knitting or crocheting is not required. Members are willing to teach all. Contact: Judy Bulin, 630-554-4806; email@example.com
Respect Life Ministry
The Respect life Ministry has three main goals:
- to educate this parish on the issues of abortion and euthanasia with the hope our parishioners will educate others
- to celebrate life throughout the year
- to pray for a more loving and civilized society that does not kill the old, the weak and the unborn
We need people who will be active, who have ideas, who will call legislators when necessary, to hand out information at church, to plan community evenings and to pray.
Contact: Ann Canning, 630-898-0555, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Moms offers fellowship which provides for moms to share and learn about their faith. All members of this group are asked to complete the Protection of Youth/Safe Environment program. Meetings are held Wednesdays during the school year from 9:30-11:00 AM in the Joachim Center.