Christian Service Coordinator: Karyn Milligan, 248-627-3965, ext. 103
The Christian Service Commission exists as a model and resource to enable the entire parish community to put the social teachings of the Church into action. Through educational and formational programs, as well as hands-on opportunities, the Commission empowers the members of the parish to fulfill the Church’s mission of love, justice, freedom and peace by the community responding to societal and individual human needs. Contact the Christian Service Coordinator for more information.
This is a group of people who pray together; reflect on opportunities to further peace and justice in their own lives, in the community and in the world. The committee seeks to raise awareness of the needs of the poor and vulnerable; to advocate for justice in societal structures and peace in all relationships.
A group of parishioners meet in Solanus Hall on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. to explore Jesus’ call to grow in love towards our neighbors and practice nonviolence. This group is part of Pax Christi USA, the international Catholic peace organization.
This fund is comprised of donations from parishioners and people from the surrounding communities. The fund is used to meet the emergency expenses of parish members, food pantry clients and the needs of the larger church. There are envelopes in the Gathering Area for your contributions or you may mail a contribution to St. Anne Care & Share Fund, 825 S. Ortonville Rd., Ortonville, MI 48462.
In an effort to help ease the immediate tasks of those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, our parish offers the option of a meal following the funeral. Parishioners are invited to donate food or to help serve at the luncheon.
Provide cookies and other snacks for parish events or give time to serve at these events.
The local Emergency Food Pantry is located at St. Anne’s. Volunteers are needed to help serve families who visit the Pantry on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Volunteers are needed occasionally at other times. For more information please call the Christian Service office, 248-627-3965 ext. 103
Members of our parish, along with other area church congregations, donate food for needy families in our community. Food is distributed at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Volunteers are needed to sort and pack the food.
The Giving Tree has been a long tradition at St. Anne’s. Gifts are provided for needy families in the community, as well as for area Adult Foster Care Homes, the AIDS Ministry programs through the Archdiocese of Detroit and for families being helped through the Chaplains Office of the Oakland County Jail.
The Toy Store is set up in Hardy Hall on a Saturday in December with new toys donated from people in the community. Families who are registered to receive help for Christmas are eligible to “shop” by appointment and select toys for their children. Volunteers are needed to set-up the shop and help during shopping hours.
Members from area churches and community members form OCEF. Members help plan Holiday Food Distributions and the CROP Walk. For more information please visit their website at : www.oceffoodpantry.org .
Volunteers are needed to help in various capacities for OCEF’s annual walk that is held in September of each year. Twenty-five percent of the CROP Walk money is returned to OCEF and used to purchase food for the Emergency Food Pantry located at St. Anne’s.
The Parish Nurse Ministry is made up of nurses in the parish. The ministry is associated with St. Joseph Oakland Hospital. The nurses provide regular blood pressure screenings, health-related lectures and workshops, and frequent health related articles in the weekly bulletin. The ministry organizes the annual Good Friday Red Cross Blood Drive, too. The Parish Nurses also participate in the Anointing of the Sick Mass which is held in the fall.
Twice a year there is a clothing drive held at St. Anne’s. The gently used clothes are picked up by the St. Vincent de Paul Society and given to the needy in nearby communities.
People provide transportation to Mass for someone who would otherwise be unable to attend.
On the first Saturday morning of each month, a group of women meet to work together on quilts that a given to homeless shelters and other organizations. They also make prayer quilts for parishioners who are ill. The group welcomes students from grade 4 through high school to come and work with them.