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Social and Community Life Ministry

Our Social and Community Life programs promote a welcoming and hospitable sense of community by providing social events and services that build and strengthen relationships, and encourage new and inactive members to participate in parish activities.

Parade Float Committee:  Coordinates our participation in the annual Ashland Olde Time Holiday Parade by decorating the float and organizing the riders.
Contact:  Ann Marie Blakeney

Parish Picnic Committee:  Plans and promotes this annual event by organizing the food, the place, the games and the ever popular softball game.
Contact:Ann Marie Blakeney, Julie Hendricks

Sunday Hospitality (Coffee and Donuts): As a way of strengthening a sense of community in the parish, a crew of volunteers is needed to provide coffee and donuts for parishioners after the Masses on Sunday morning.
Contact: Mark Gregas

Reception Committee: Volunteers provide light refreshments for a variety of parish events, including special liturgical celebrations: after First communion, Confirmation,, the Easter Vigil,etc. (Excludes coffee & donuts after Sunday Masses.)
Contact: Nell Curtis

Funeral Reception Committee: Volunteers provide direct and tangible service and comfort at a crucial time for the bereaved family by planning, preparing and serving food at a reception in the Parish Hall after the funeral. Many helpful hands are needed for this short-notice and much – appreciated ministry.
Contact:  Barbara Ziegler, Katy Connell

“The Window” The parish newsletter focuses on recent and current parish activities, programs sponsored by our various ministries and items of related interest. It fosters a better understanding of our Catholic faith by underscoring how our activities reflect the mission of our parish and the Gospel message. Groups and individuals are encouraged to submit articles and pictures via hard copy or emails to the pastor for consideration.
Contact: Doris Favale, Fr. Chris

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS:
CUB SCOUTS: Begun in the Fall of 2008, St. Ann’s Cub Scout Pack (#718) welcomes boys, first to fifth graders, to come and enjoy all the activities of the Cub Scouts.
Contact: Jack Clark

Brownies and Juniors:  Brownies (for grades 2 & 3) and Juniors (for 5th grade) introduce young ladies to the Girl Scouts of America by providing an initial opportunity to experience their traditions and activities.  Contact:  Jenny Gormley (for Brownies)  Amy Flagg (for Juniors)

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The Knights, a family-oriented organization based on the principles of unity, charity, fraternity and patriotism, is dedicated to upholding the teaching of the Catholic Church, helping people in need, strengthening families and developing a fraternal bond between members. All Catholic men, 18 or older are welcome.

Contact: Don Montag

 

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