Ministries of Service
Service Pillar Chairperson: Rosemary Wiegand

 

Service focuses on our needs and the needs of the wider community. It fulfills the justice dimensions of Scripture and Church Tradition. We take an active part in assisting all in need, especially the troubled, the poor, the sick, the homeless, the homebound, and the imprisoned.

 

C.A.R.E. Network – Charity Awareness & Response Empathy: Financial & Food Assistance and Parish Legislative Network
Mary Trometter | 570.419.5068 | m86cheft@comcast.net

The mission of CARE is “by embracing the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, establish and support social justice ministries in our Parish community through education, outreach, and advocacy.” This Ministry with very active volunteers provides direct support to needy families through various programs including The Mary Carlucci Food Pantry, Little Ones Clothes Closet, and over 160 food and gift card baskets.


Family Promise
Bethany Houser | 570.971.6926 | bethaneec@gmail.com

Family Promise of Lycoming County empowers families to become and remain self-sufficient by breaking the cycle of homelessness, providing community awareness and advocacy, and creating mission opportunities for individuals and faith based communities. Three weeks during the year St. Ann Church, with the support of Resurrection Church (Muncy), hosts Family Promise at the Convent. Volunteers are needed for set-up crew, dinner preparers, dinner/evening hosts, overnight hosts, grocery/supply volunteers, take-down crew, cleaning crew, laundry, and van driver.


Open Heart Ministry
Lydia Comerford | 570.321.1505 | lcomerfo@yahoo.com

The mission of the Open Heart Ministry is to be present in mind, heart, and soul to the sick, homebound, and elderly in our community in order to share God’s mercy, love, and compassion with His people. The committee pursues several outreach programs, including home visits, coordination for Masses of the Anointing of the Sick, rides to and from Mass, seasonal greetings and gifts, temporary food during times of need, and referral information for other services needed.


Prison Ministry
Phil Buehrer | 570.326.6801 | prbuehrer@aol.com

The mission of the Prison Ministry is to visit inmates at the Federal Correctional Complex, Allenwood, PA. The complex includes a low and medium security prison. There are two groups that visit the prisons each week. One group visits the low security prison every Thursday morning and a second group visits the medium security prison every Monday evening. Our main focus is to bring Holy Communion to the Catholic inmates at the Allenwood facilities. If time permits, we also share a Rosary and other prayers and conversation with the men. Our visits usually last one to two hours. The majority of our volunteers are Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, however, that is not a requirement to participate in this ministry. Volunteering does not mean a weekly commitment. The amount of time devoted to the ministry is up to each individual volunteer.