Social and Community Life Ministry

Parish 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.

Divorced and Separated Ministry: This ministry is an informal support group that meets monthly in the parlor. The group is open to anyone going through or considering separation or divorce. We offer a safe place to share and hear other's experiences. We offer a safe place to meet, connect and share with others who are experiencing the same pain and confusion. No advance registration is required, and all information shared is anonymous.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Contact: Elizabeth at ebpope@comcast.net .

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: Arlene Dooley at agdooley@comcast.net or (804)299-3922.

Knights of Columbus: The Knights, a family-oriented organization based on the principles of unity, charity, fraternity, and patriotism, are 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: David Frank (540)295-7588  or Kennedy Weber (804)347-8458.

Parade Float Committee: Coordinates our participation in the annual Ashland Olde Time Holiday Parade by decorating the float and organizing the riders.
Contact:  Float: Kevin Jones at 4nvirginia@gmail.com or (804)883-7843.  Music: Susan Bova at sjdkbova@lycos.com or (908)672-8972.

Parish Picnic Committee: Plans and promotes this annual event by organizing the food, the place, the games, etc. .
Contact: Kelly Overstreet at kelly.overstreet1@gmail.com or (269)806-4580.

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: JoAnn Jeffrey at jj@aava.us or (804)399-3217.

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: Lily Prohaska at lillianberger12@gmail.com or (571)292-6959.

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

Girl Scouts of America builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Contact: Jenny Gormley

 

Reporting Abuse

Sexual Abuse Hotline: Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our Diocese to notify civil authorities, call Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064 and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.