Ministries

stglassidebar02

Ministers of the Word

The ministry of the lector is to proclaim the Word of God.

For a weekly schedule see the Bulletin.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Jeanne Bennis * Jebennis@hotmail.com

Eucharistic ministers assist the priest by distributing Holy Communion at Mass, to the home bound, nursing home, and hospitalized parishioners.

Ministers of Music

The Saint Anne Choir

Trish Murawski - choir director TM00002@aol.com

Ben Parker - piano & organist

The choir at Saint Anne’s Church sings every Sunday morning at 11:00 mass. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the church choir loft. We are a group comprised of all ages and musical abilities who together work to produce and present appropriate music of the highest quality to support and enhance our worship. Our goal is to express our unity in Christ through music. We would be delighted to share that vision with you!

Current Choir members would like you to know:
“We are a friendly group and we’re happy to welcome new members.”
“We are always seeking new voices to help share the message of the Gospel, and it is a great way to meet other parishioners.”
“The time commitment is minimal and the time flies because it’s fun.”
“Singing in the choir makes me feel like I am part of the church community, not a by stander.”
“You don’t have to be a great soloist to join the choir.”
“It’s a truly rewarding experience.”

Frequently asked questions:
Do I have to audition to join the choir? NO
Do I have to be able to read music? NO
Can I visit just to see what it’s like? YES, PLEASE!
When can I join? ANYTIME!

Questions? Feel free to contact the St. Anne Music Ministry!
Tricia Murawski, Choir Director tm00002@aol.com

Ben Parker, Organist

Rev. John E. Connors, Pastor: JECNJ@aol.com!

Religious Education

Stella Curtin * saintannere@gmail.com

Catholic education is provided for all youth of the parish in grades 1 through 11. There is an opportunity for parishioners to serve as catechists and aides

*SEE MORE INFORMATION UNDER THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MENU LINK

 

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults ( RCIA )

Tell a friend, a neighbor a relative about our RCIA for Adults. The purpose of the RCIA is that of Religious Instruction for adults. It is a journey that calls us to acknowledge the God within us and to respond to that calling. The RCIA helps one to seek answers to such questions as the existence of God the Church its mission and nature grace through the sacraments the importance of the Word of God and prayer in our lives.
All these and more are addressed through the RCIA! Adults 18 years and over interested in this program are invited to our RCIA classes on  Sundays 7:50 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.. in Room 1. It is a wonderful and enriching program for anyone who has not been baptized and for any person who has not received the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist and/or Confirmation. It is also recommended for anyone who needs to be updated in our Catholic faith.

The Right of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process by which the Catholic Church brings people to full membership in the Church through the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.  The RCIA process invites participants to grow in their understanding of the Catholic Church, its teachings and way of life.

Who is RCIA for?
Persons in need of Baptism
Persons baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic
Persons baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and Confirmation

How long is the RCIA process?
The journey begins in late September and culminates at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night.

What do we learn in RCIA?
We cover a number of topics on the Catholic faith, from the very basics to moral and social situations.  This is a great opportunity to come ask questions and learn in a comfortable, friendly setting.

Interested or Need More Information?
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the journey through RCIA, please contact Rev. John Connors at JECNJ@aol.com or by calling the St. Anne rectory at (413) 532-7503.  All are welcome.


Children's Liturgy of the Word

Tanya Hoefler

stannesec@aol.com

Children's Liturgy of the Word is offered on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month during the 11AM Mass. Children's Masses are celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 9AM and 11AM. All are welcome. Registration or parish membership are not required to participate. Hope to see you and your family.

St. Anne's Adoration Society

Barbara Lapierre

This group of volunteers dedicate time each week for adoration. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed each Friday after the 9 a.m. Mass through 3 p.m. and concludes with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

Ministers of Hospitality

Robert Lavoie * 532-5561

The Ministers of Hospitality welcome and greet all who worship at Saint Anne.

Pastoral Care

Jeanne Bennis Jebennis@hotmail.com

A group of volunteers who work in close collaboration with the Pastor and Pastoral Minister to provide spiritual services and be a listening presence to the homebound, hospital and nursing home parishioners.

Pre-Cana

Marriage preparation is provided to engaged couples from the Springfield Diocese by a team of eleven couples who are members of St. Anne Parish and Fr.John Connors. We provide a one-day program held in May. Date and registration information can be obtained by calling St. Anne Rectory at 532-7503.

For more information on Pre-Cana contact

Call Fr. John 532-7503

Prayer Line

Rectory * 532-7503 or stannesec@aol.com

This group of people offers prayerful support for the special intentions of our parishioners.

Annual Catholic Appeal

St. Anne Rectory at 532-7503

A program to support the Catholic charities of our diocese by an annual appeal.

Renate"s Food Pantry

Robert Lavoie * 532-5561

The second week of the month, the parish family is invited to bring canned goods and staples or to make monetary donations to be distributed to needy families in our parish and community. On special occasions requests are made for clothing. Some exceptions depending on time of year.

Welcoming Ministry

Natalie Villani 532-7503

This ministry visits and welcomes newly registered parishioners.

Fellowship Ministry

Josette Paul 532-7503

The Fellowship Ministry oversees the "coffee hour" which takes place every first Sunday after the 7 and 9 a.m. Mass. Thay also gather volunteers to provide refreshments for our parish functions.

Chicopee Soup Kitchen - St. Anne Night

St. Anne Parish helps to prepare and serve meals at the Chicopee Soup Kitchen on the 2nd and third Wednesday of the month. Anyone interested in helping is asked to call the rectory 532-7503.

 

Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

Tanya Hoefler 532-7503

A means to foster Marian Devotion and draw Mary's guidance an protection upon our families by taking the statue into one's home for a week of devotion and prayer.

St. Anne Parish Pastoral Council

" A representative group of parishioners who assist the Pastor in his leadership role of planning, organizing, initiating, promoting, coordinating and reviewing the evangelization, worship, religious education and service activities within the parish." ( St. Anne Parish Pastoral Council, By-Laws 2 A. ) There are four commissions : Spiritual Life, Family/Community Life, Education, Building and Maintenance. These commissions depend on council members and parishioners to develop programs and ideas that are submitted to the Parish Pastoral Council. Meetings are held monthly September through June.

Members:

Fr. John Connors

Lucille Barthelette

Deacon Pete Hebert

Jeff Gladu

Pat Holtz

Kathleen Riccillo

Jeanne Bennis

Stella Curtin

Maredith Haesaert
Marjorie Sabat
Richard Roberts
Lori Milner

Finance Council

Stanley Walczak * sjwalczak@verizon.net

The Finance Council is a consultative body which provides the Pastor with information and suggestions, which enable him to make proper decisions for the administration of parish property and finances.

Members:

Rev. John Connors
Deacon Bill Brawner
Stanley Walczak (Chairperson)
Amy Grabowski
Mary Millimet
Thomas Costello
Joanne Gagnon

Volunteers count and record donations from the weekly envelopes collected at Mass.

Altar Society

This group welcomes women and men who help keep the altar and sacristy clean and attractive. They take care of the flowers, altar cloths, etc..

Altar Servers

Youth

Fr. John 532-7503 jecnj@aol.com

Boys and girls of ages 9 and up assist the priest at weekend Masses and on Holy Days on a scheduled assignment.

Adults

Fr. John

Adults servers assist the priest at the daily Mass, funerals, and at other church functions.

Commissions:

Open to all parishioners; meet second Monday of each month September through June. Please contact the Rectory for information at 532-7503.

Education Commission

This group helps plan events of a "learning nature" - whether educational or spiritually enriching - for our parish family. Guest speakers, parish programs and growing needs to be addressed or considered.

Spiritual Life Commission

Help to plan the liturgical events within our parish, serve in varying capacities during those events, and suggest new ways to bring the parish family greater experience of the presence and worship of our God.

Family/ Community Life Commission

Jeanne Bennis

Plan, suggest, be innovative - bring our parish family new ways of being a community. Help with both the planning and realization of the social aspects of being a parish that considers each member as one of the family.

Ushers

Robert Lavoie 532-5561

Lectors and Altar Server Schedules

Sue Poulin suziesrite@aol.com

enzh-TWfrhtitltplptrusres