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.
Contact (Volunteer Scheduling): Denine Chambers, 630-897-4891; email@example.com
Contact (Food Coordinators): Ken Fajfer, 630-294-1283 & Vicky Fajfer, 630-294-1282 Dotty Mockenhaupt, 630-862-8806
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.
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, 630-723-1888; firstname.lastname@example.org
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; 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.
- 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: Greg Olson, firstname.lastname@example.org 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: