Community Outreach

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

Contact:  Jay and Willie Vidmar, 815-436-6664; or


P.A.D.S (Public Action to Delivery Shelter)

Parish volunteers provide overnight shelter, hospitality and meals for over 200 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.

Contact (Volunteer Scheduling): Craig Thompson, 630-386-0596; 
Contact (Food Coordinators):  Ken Fajfer, 630-294-1283 & Vicky Fajfer, 630-294-1282


Giving Tree

Every Christmas Season a tree is placed in the church narthex.  On it are ornaments with a gift described on the back.  People may take one or more ornaments, purchase the gift and return the gift unwrapped to the tree.   The gifts go to parish members and others who need help providing Christmas presents for their family that year.

Contact: Rebecca Kidd, 630-624-5830;
Marlene Byron 630-551-1656;


Peace and Justice Ministry

The Peace and Justice Ministry seeks to enlighten our parish of concerns regarding the rights, respect, and dignity of the human person, and enable our parish to participate in Christ’s mission of service to others through works of charity and by sharing our gifts with those less fortunate in our community and throughout the world. We hope to accomplish this by bringing volunteer opportunities to the parish such as serving at “Feed My Starving Children”, participating as a group at “Hike for Hesed”, working at “Back to School Fairs”, bringing comfort to nursing homes residents and the incarcerated with greeting cards, and supporting many others through Works of Mercy. Come join us when we meet at St. Anne Joachim Center on  the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM or when projects of interest are presented.

Contact:  Joe Guglielmi,

Feed My Starving Children

Walk For Hesed House

Easter Cards For Nursing Homes

Easter Cards For Nursing Homes


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawls are handcrafted 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: Rhonda Wooley, 630-294-8189;


Respect Life Ministry

Mary in Garden

Monument to Unborn

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:  Linda Zedrow, 630-768-4350;



Saint Vincent DePaul Society

  • The St. Vincent de Paul Society provides person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. Its members strive to grow in faith through acts of charity, seeing Christ in the faces of those they serve. The Society can offer material help with transitional or emergency needs and guide clients to additional sources of assistance while also providing spiritual support and guidance.

Contact:    Phone: 630-383-2322


Knights of Columbus Council #16720

The St. Anne Knights of Columbus (K of C) Council #16720 was chartered by the Order on April 28, 2017, adopting St. Anne as our patron.  The Council goal is to promote the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism among our members, their families and our parish communities.

As a Catholic service organization, we support numerous charitable services and activities.  As Knights, we strive to help each other become better husbands, fathers and men.  We serve our families, our Church and our communities by trying to grow in faith and lead by example.

The generous support of parishioners, our outside fund-raising activities and the many hours of hard work of our members and their families, allow us to assist our Church, community and youth in many ways.

Membership is open to all Catholic men, 18 years or older, who practice their faith.  To learn more about the good works of the St. Anne K of C and to become a member, contact: