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Outreach Ministries

To volunteer, call the parish office at 412-531-5964 and a staff member will guide you to the correct point of contact.

Homebound Ministry

Men and women Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion distribute the Eucharist on a weekly basis to our homebound parishioners.  They are visited each month by the parish social minister.  The shut-ins are remembered at the holiday season and special occasions throughout the year with cards and gifts from our parish students.

 

Managed by Pegi Wright

Ladies of Charity

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 Anointing Mass and various other receptions throughout the year. They also coordinate the Giving Tree at Christmastime.  Formal meetings are held three times per year.

Family Promise

Family Promise is a ministry for homeless families operated primarily by volunteers with a very small paid staff.  The families spend five weeks with us at St Anne, staying in our convent, one week at a time.  The families move from participating church to church during their membership in the program.  The ultimate goal of the Family Promise is to lead each family through the process of finding housing, employment and all services that are needed to make their family whole again.


We need about 60 volunteers per week to provide the families with meals, recreation, and transportation while they are with is at Saint Anne.  Your help is welcome and necessary to ensure a successful stay for the families during our five weeks per year.

Most families move through the program to their own home within 60 to90 days.  The success rate is very high and the efforts of our parishioners is an integral part of that success.
For information or to volunteer call Miriam Manion 412-668-0190

The remaining dates for 2017 are:

May 28th-June 3rd

August 13th-20th

October 15th-22nd 


 St. Vincent de Paul Society

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.

Lunches for the Hungry

Since the 1930's the Red Door located at St Mary of Mercy church on the Boulevard of the Allies has distributed lunches to the hungry poor of Pittsburgh. In the evening of the third Tuesday of every month in the convent dining room, volunteers prepare 150 bag lunches for delivery to the Red Door. Included are 2 sandwiches, banana, 2 snacks and juice drink for the Red Door program. Since our ministry relies solely on the generousity of our parish members and friends for support, we welcome your generous support and donations. Join us, children through seniors, in this very worthwhile service.

Bereavement Ministry

St. Anne's Grief Ministry offers support in a group environment to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Our Christ centered ministry meets in the Spring and the Fall for 7 consecutive weeks to explore the impact of grief on our minds, bodies and souls as well as our relationships with others. Knowing that grief is different for every person experiencing it, support is very individual and personal.
Facilitated by Kathy Raimondi and Miriam Manion



Respect Life Committee

The Respect Life Team meets monthly to advocate for life in many ways.Our mission statement is: We believe that all life is inherently sacred as created by God for purposes known only to Him. We stand for a culture of respect for life in all its stages, seeking to be a spiritual presence by keeping the most vulnerable in our prayers, to be a practical presence by providing resources to those in need, and to be an educational presence by raising awareness of God's truth regarding the gift of life."