The Catholic Men's Fellowship at St Anne's was
started in 2005 as a means for the men of our parish to encounter Christ in our
midst. Through friendship and support of one another, we are able to be
better husbands, leaders, and Catholics. We meet on the first and
third Thursday of each month to study scripture, to pray, sing and
grow in our faith. Our fellowship continues as we work together doing
service projects for our parish and our community.
Facilitators: Mark Graham and John Raimondi
The Book Club gathers every other month. The reading list, meeting dates and times are listed in the Bulletin.
The Ethnic Society has been serving the parish community for over 20 years. Originally known as the "pierogi 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 Pennsylvania for over 100 years. Aside from their commitment to the preservation of Irish heritage, the women of LAOH are active as a non-profit fundraising group, providing funds that support a wide variety of charitable causes. They offer assistance to men and women religious, seminarians, local food banks, and shelters for abused women.
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.
Our annual Lenten Fish Fry begins on Ash Wednesday and continues every Friday during Lent, EXCEPT 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!
The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church. Their main purpose is to glorify 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 Saturday mornings for prayer, planning, and discussion. Their aim is a balanced program of service and prayer.
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.
Boy Scout Troop #350 has been sponsored by St. Anne Parish for many 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. Troop #350 meets twice per month and is open to boys in grades 6-12.
Young Adult Ministry
The St. Anne's Young Adult Group is an inclusive community comprised of young adults (20s and 30s) of all vocations and backgrounds who seek to love, know, and serve Christ. We provide opportunities for fellowship, receiving the sacraments, uniting in prayer, serving those in need, praising and worshiping our Lord, deepening our relationship with Christ, and enhancing our understanding of the Catholic Church. We aim to provide support to one another as we strive to live out our faith in our daily lives. Unless otherwise noted, events are family-friendly and any parents are encouraged to bring their children with them.
Join the listserv by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to join the Meetup Group as well to see all upcoming events at http://www.meetup.com/St-Annes-Young-Adult-Group/ .
The purpose of St. Anne's Youth Ministry is to make God known, loved, and served. We come to know, love and serve God through prayer, service, and social events. The high school youth group meets twice a month for social or prayer events. These happen on the first and third Sunday of every month (unless otherwise noted, they take place in the Youth Room at the church). High school students are invited to participate in a monthly service project; on some occasions more than one service opportunity happens in a month. Students in these grades are also encouraged to attend the Mission Trip that happens each summer.
As an introduction into Youth Ministry, a social event happens once a month for Middle School students.