St. Anne Catholic Church
400 Hoodridge Drive
Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania 15234
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St. Anne Parish • Celebrating 125 Years + St. Anne School • Celebrating 120 Years
Altar Servers
Youth of our parish, 5th grade and beyong are welcome to minister as Altar Servers for our weekend and Holy Day liturgies.  They also serve at weddings and 'special occasion' Masses.  Training for new servers is offered in the Fall.  Adult servers are also needed to serve at Funeral Masses.
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St. Anne Catholic Church Ministries & Organizations
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Bereavement Ministry
Book Club
Boy Scouts / Cub Scouts
Catholic Men's Fellowship
This ministry provides support and comfort to parishioners and their families who have suffered the loss of a loved one.  Training sessions run for seven weeks and are offered in the Fall and Spring. 
Children's Liturgy
Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild
Ethnic Society
Eucharistic Ministers
Ladies of Charity
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
Legion of Mary
Lunches for the Hungry
Senior Citizens
Singles Over 50
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Ushers and Greeters
Children age 4 through 4th grade are invited to participate in the Children's Liturgy of the Word, offered each Sunday at the 10:00 a.m. Mass.  Children, as well as their adult catechists, gather after the Gathering Rite at Mass.  The children return to the main assembly for Liturgy of the Eucharist.  Please call the Faith Formation office for further information (412.539.0101).
Eucharistic Ministers serve to distribute Communion at weekend and Holy Day Masses.  In addition, ministers may serve on one of the Homebound teams, visiting homebound parish members, as well as several nursing homes in the area. 
Ushers and Greeters comprise part of our welcoming ministry.  They serve all weekend Masses and Holy Days.
Liturgical Ministries
Lectors
Lectors proclaim the Word of God through the reading of Scripture at weekend and Holy Day Masses.  Youth Lectors (grades 7-12) begin their training by lectoring at the 8:00a weekday Masses.
Outreach Ministries
This service project is a parish ministry that helps feed the poor of our city.  Parishioners of all ages gather for prayer, fellowship and service as they assemble hundreds of brown bag lunches that are then delievered to St. Mary of Mercy's Red Door Program in downtown Pittsburgh.  Donations (cash or grocery gift cards) are always welcome, as well as volunteers to assemble the lunches, procure supplies or delivery to St. Mary's downtown.
This service organization is open to all parishioners.  Members meet on a weekly basis and are devoted to a deeper embrace of the Gospel message through prayer and community outreach.  Serving the local community, members provide one-on-one visitation and consultation, as well a financial support for those in distress.  The Society holds food drives at various times throughout the year.
Parish Organizations
The Book Club gathers every other month.  The reading list, meeting dates and times are listed in the Bulletin.
Bowling League
St. Anne's Bowling League meets every Wednesday, 7:00p at Legacy Lanes (Aug-May).  Every skill level is welcome!
Consider giving your time, talent or treasure to any of these rewarding service ministries that help our neighbors in need.
Consider these organizations that can contribute to your personal faith formation, provide fellowship, allow you to share your special talents, or are just fun and interesting.
Under the patronage of the "Mother of Sorrows," the Confraternity of Christian Mothers & Ladies Guild is open to all women of the parish, and has been in existence for almost 100 years.  Members are encouraged to help and support one another by prayer and good example, through the medium of balanced spiritual, cultural, and social activities.  The Guild sponsors Charity card parties and Marathon Cards from Fall to Spring.  The proceeds assist the welfare and progress of the parish community.  Meetings are held several time per year.
Please Contact the Parish Office
for Information on any of these Ministries
 412-531-5964
germul@comast.net
Music Ministry
St. Anne Music Ministry involves many volunteers who dedicate their time and musical talent in liturgical service.  The Adult Choir rehearses each Thursday evening at 7:30p, from Labor Day to the Feast of Pentecost.  The choir performs each Sunday at the 10:00a Mass, Holy Days and sacramental celebrations.  A Christmas concert is offered annually.  All are welcome to sing with the choir.
The LOC has been a vibrant part of Outreach at St. Anne since 1986.  The Ladies provide a presence to those who may be isolated due to illness, old age, or infirmity.  The members provide hospitality for the Annointing Mass and various other receptions throughout the year.  They also coordinate the Giving Tree at Christmastime.  FOrmal meetings are held three times per year.
Boy Scout Troop #350 has been sponsored by St. Anne Parish for over 20 years.  Through its system of rank promotion, as well as its many service projects, camping trips and troop meeting, Scouting promotes leadership skills and encourages honesty, goal-setting, and high achievement.  Trooop #350 meets twice per month and is open to boys in grades 6-12.
Catholic Men's Fellowship is a very active lay men's fellowship group meeting two times per month, where participants experience a deepening of their relationship with Christ, through study of Sacred Scripture, as well as Church teachings.  The men's group aims to facilitate a deeper love for the Catholic faith, enabling men to experience and live their faith more fully.  Members join in service projects, and fellowship opportunities including golf outings, various retreats, and attendance at the annual Answer the Call, Caholic Men's Conference.
Lenten Fish Fry
Donut Sale
Several times per year, parish volunteers make home made donuts to sell as fundraisers.  Volunteers are welcome and no experience is necessary!  Watch the Bulletin for announcements.
The Ethnic Society has been serving the parish community for over 20 years.  Originally knowbn as the "pierogie pinchers," the Society is comprised of men and women who enjoy preparing ethnic foods.  The Society is active during the Lenten Fish Fries, the Parish Fair, and other parish events.  Volunteers are always welcome to help create these wonderful culinary delights!
LAOH is an organization of Catholic Irish women, active in Pennsyvlania for over 100 years.  Aside from their commitment ot the preservation of Irish heritage, the women of LAOH are active as a non-profit fundraising group, providing funds that supoport a wide variety of charitable causes.  They offer assistance to men and women religious, seminarians, local food banks, and shelters for abused women.
The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church.  Their main purpose is to gloify God through sanctification of its members who share a special devotion to Our Lady.  At St. Anne, the Legion has been vibrant since 1957.  Members meet on Saurday mornings for  prayer, planning, and discussion.  Their aim is a balanced program of service and prayer.
Our annual Lenten Fish Fry begins on Ash Wednesday and continues every Friday during Lent, ending on Good Friday.  Parish volunteers work to bring the event every year which raises money for our Parish and Parish School.  The event is very well attended by the Castle Shannon community.  Volunteers of all ages and skills are welcome!
Our group of active seniors meets on the third Wednesday of each month.  They enjoy social time together, playing cards and enjoying fellowship.  The group is also active in supporting the deceased through a Mass Card ministry.
The Over 50 Singles group have been active inn St. Anne Parish since the Spring of 1999.  The group provides support, fellowship, and social friendships for single, widowed, and divorced men and women aged 50 or older.  Meetings are held the first Fridays of each month.  The group is over 30 members strong and enjoys social activities throughout the year.