Ministries and Organizations 2016
Altar Servers Contact: Parish Office 910-483-3216 email: [email protected]
Altar Servers assist with all weekend Masses, school Masses, and special occasions. Altar Servers may also serve at weddings and funerals. Anyone who has received their First Holy Communion in the Catholic Church may receive training become an Altar Server.
Mass Choir (8:30 a.m. Mass) Contact: Margaretta Kelly 910-482-0006 email: [email protected]
Provides music for the 8:30 a.m. Mass, some funerals, and other services as needed or requested. New members are welcome. You do not have to be able to read music to join, just have a will to serve God through music, enjoy singing, and can reasonable follow a tune. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The 11:00 a.m. Mass Choir welcomes new singers and musicians alike. Our style is eclectic with an emphasis on upbeat liturgically appropriate music. The ensemble consists of acoustic guitars, keyboard, percussion and over 15 members. New members are always encouraged. Rehearsals are every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Lectors Contact: Parish Office 910-483-3216 email: [email protected]
The ministry of Lector is vital to the life of our parish because it is through the Lector that the Word of God is proclaimed (i.e., "comes alive"). A love for the Scriptures and their meaning in the life of the parish is central to this role. This is best exhibited in a Lector's study and practice in preparing to proclaim the Word. It is also revealed in the ability and skill a Lector demonstrates in actually proclaiming the Word at Mass. A Lector must have both a love for the Scriptures and a love for those who will be listening to that Word. Any practicing Catholic can serve as a Lector after a period of training and preparation.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Contact: Parish Office 910-483-3216 email: [email protected]
An Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, often called an Extraordinary Minister (EM), is a term used in the Roman Catholic Church for members of the laity who have been authorized to distribute Holy Communion to members of the congregation at Mass. Any practicing Catholic can serve as an EM so long as they have received all Sacraments of Initiation, reached their 18th birthday, and have completed the necessary training.
Children's Liturgy Contact: Pattie Griffin 910-822-4017 email: [email protected]
Children's Liturgy is offered at the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Children begin the Mass with their families then leave to read, review, and discuss the Gospel. The children return before communion begins. Four to ten year old children are eligible. Children's nursery and babysitting service for children ages one through three is available and supervised by adults from 10:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Contact: Bill Pollitt 910-484-6843 email: [email protected]
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a program designed for adults interested in knowing about, and possibly becoming, Catholic Christians. It is a program designed to inform adults about the Catholic faith by using the Scriptures as our basis. This program is also for Catholic adults who have not completed all the sacraments of initiation, Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. RCIA meets Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the school.
Usher/Hospitality Contact: Church Office 910-483-3216 email: [email protected]
Offer help if and when it is needed. Serve God through service to others. Place the needs of others above your own. Invite all to God's house. Train today for service tomorrow. Arrive early to welcome others. Leave the church clean and orderly. Involve as many others as possible. Try to be pleasant. Your church needs you.
Pastoral Council Contact: Patricia Fortuna 910-391-5139 email: [email protected]
The Pastoral Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Pastor in fulfilling the parish mission. The council actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of our parishioners and develops a parish plan to respond to those needs.
Finance Council Contact: Steve Stanfield 910-321-3147 email: [email protected]
The Finance Council offers technical expertise to the parish on fiscal matters including financial systems and procedures, financial reports and financial budgets, plans, and forecasts. It aids and advises the pastor concerning the administration of parish funds and other assets.
Neighborhood Youth Center Contact: Leonardo Wesley 910-366-5965 email: [email protected]
The St. Ann Neighborhood Youth Center is a collaborative effort within the Church and School to provide educational support to area students and their families. The Neighborhood Youth Center was founded in 1995 by the Daughters of Charity and has evolved into a two day per week program, including transportation from T.C. Berrien and Walker-Spivey elementary schools to the program and home; snack, recess, tutoring, and a complete dinner. There are occasional field trips, a week long summer camp and family support activities throughout the year. This is provided at no cost to the recipients.
Safe Environment Training Contact: Antony Bishop email: [email protected]
Training is conducted annually, or as needed, per Diocesan mandate. Church and School personnel, as well as volunteers involved in any youth ministries, are mandated to attend. Training is centered on the safety and protection of youth. Programs offered include (1) different forms of child abuse; (2) how to recognize and report signs of abuse; and, (3) policies and procedures to prevent abuse.
Social Committee Contact: Becky Oskey 910-658-7771 email: [email protected]
The Social Committee is a collaborative effort to assist the Pastor in coordinating existing programs, proposed programs, and brainstorming new paradigms to bring our community together.
African Ancestry Ministry & Evangelization Network (AAMEN) Contact: Don Bennett 845-216-1242 email: [email protected]
The African Ancestry Ministry and Evangelization Network was established by the Diocese of Raleigh to foster the mission of the Roman Catholic Church, spread the Gospel, celebrate the sacraments, and form a faith community. To do this, the ministry must create an atmosphere in which African Americans can maintain their identify, heighten their visibility, and enhance their lives as Catholics. This ministry is concerned with nurturing those in the faith, reconciling those fallen away from the faith, and offering a church home to those in need through conversion to the Catholic faith.
Knights of Columbus Contact: Ray Houghtaling 910-818-3928 email: [email protected]
The Knights are a fraternal brotherhood of catholic brethren bound together in a spiritual and fraternal solidarity. Every day Knights all over the world are given opportunities to make a difference. Whether it's through community service, raising money for the parish, or prayer, the Knights work for the betterment of our parish community. The Knights are celebrated every day for their strength, compassion, and dedication to building a better world.
Altar Rosary Society Contact: Dorothy Commo 920-948-9001 email: [email protected]
The Altar Rosary Society keeps the Church clean and beautiful and promotes devotion to the rosary. This ministry tends to the needs of the sick and elderly members of our parish. Other functions include preparation for events associated with the sacraments such as First Holy Communion and Confirmation receptions. Various fund raising events are held in support of different projects and works with other churches in the central city area to feed the hungry and homeless. Meetings are generally held on the first Sunday of the month following the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
Arts and Environment Committee Contact: Betsy Sullivan 401-481-3791 email: [email protected]
The Arts and Environment Committee was established to support and maintain our worship space, gathering space, and social hall. They plan and implement the liturgical decorations for worship during the various seasons of the liturgical year. In addition, they decide necessary furnishings and decor needed to support our activities and maintain our buildings.
Grounds & Maintenance Committee Contact: Parish Office 910-483-3216 email: [email protected]
The Grounds and Maintenance Committee has the responsibility for ensuring that the church, school, and campus are in good repair and in a high state of maintenance. Landscaping and minor repairs are included with the committee competencies along with a knowledge of the contractors who provide services to the church and school.
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a world-wide organization of the lay apostolate in which Catholic men and women sanctify themselves through prayer and spiritual work in union with Our lady under the guidance of a priest.
Contact: Queen of Heaven: Carol Philpott 910-822-3444 [email protected] Held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Filipino Community Contact Zeny Bohol 910-424-7298
The Filipino Community of St. Ann celebrates Mass the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m. followed by a potluck fiesta. Every other month they celebrate Mass in Tagalog.
Catholic Charities Contact: Wanda Collazo, M.A., L.P.C. 910-424-2020
The mission of Catholic Charities is to assist the parishes, communities and Diocese of Raleigh, in accomplishing the social mission of the church. In its roles of servant, advocate, facilitator and convener, Catholic Social Ministries acts in the parish and community-at-large to heighten awareness of issues and economic justice as well as addressing immediate needs with emergency resources or direct services.