Community Outreach / Social Justice

The biblical word for a good person is “just.” In justice, the people of St. Ann’s fulfill their duty to God and to all people. In justice we find the sensitivity to recognize all people as brothers and sisters, as we give from our resources with joyful readiness and open generosity. Justice and charity apply to all: the deprived, the racially persecuted, the unskilled, the physically challenged, the young and the old.

St. Ann Outreach Ministry

  • Description: The purpose of St. Ann Outreach is to serve any family in our community, who is need of emergency assistance with food. We provide families with one emergency meal once a week. The Outreach is located in the Parish Hall, and is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9 am to 11 am. We are closed on Holidays. We rely on the generous monetary donations as well as non perishable food donations from our parishioners to keep this ministry going and successful. We also rely on people who are willing to give of their time to volunteer for this important ministry.
  • Current Need: Help is needed 9-11 am Monday, Tuesday, and Fridays to distribute items, and help is needed to collect donations after each Mass on the last weekend of the month.
  • Point of Contact: Tom Hire, 793-1557

Ride Service

  • Description: Rides to church are provided for those who are impaired and unable to drive.
  • Current Need:
  • Point of Contact: Rob White, 608-9486

Legion of Mary

  • Description: Volunteers visit the home-bound and infirmed to provide encouragement, consolation, or evangelization. They also bring Holy Communion to home-bound and infirmed Catholics.
  • Current Need:
  • Point of Contact: Rob White, 608-9486

Knights of Columbus

  • Description: The Knights of Columbus serves in outreach to the community, and members are built up in fellowship and spiritual growth. A highlight of the year is the annual Community Christmas Day Dinner, which serves hundreds of people in the community.
  • Current Need: New members are always welcome.
  • Point of Contact: Ted Firme, 375-8901

Our Lady’s Visitor

  • Description: Volunteers provide hot, ready-to-eat suppers to families under stress due to illness, new baby, death in the family, etc.  These meals are a concrete way of showing the compassion and love of Christ through the actions of His Church.  When there is a need, a coordinator calls volunteers on the list to ask them to provide one meal.  For the past 10 years, each current volunteer has provided an average of two meals per year.
  • Current Need: New volunteers are always welcome.
  • Points of Contact: Paula Welsh and Karen Kollman, 371-4651

American Life League

  • Description: The American Life League of Indian Wells Valley (A.L.L. of I.W.V.) is dedicated to developing and improving an awareness among the general public of the dignity and value of human life at all stages of existence and development. It also disseminate information resulting from any scientific, medical, social, legal or related studies or investigations. The League engages in other educational activities such as lectures, seminars and panels or any other lawful activities that will accomplish this goal. Activities sponsored by A.L.L. of I.W.V. since its incorporation are booths at public events, prayer vigils, pro-life ads, Life Chain and most recently, pro-life billboards. In addition, there are regular fund raising activities such as food booths, benefit dinners and donation drives. A.L.L. of I.W.V. is a non-profit, tax exempt, non-denominational organization open to all. There are no dues or fees. A bi-monthly newsletter is published to keep members informed of upcoming events and topics of the day. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the school library.
  • Current Need: Volunteers are always welcome
  • Point of Contact: 371-1547 or 375-8753