Ministries of Community

Community Pillar Chairperson: Joe Geffre

Community draws us together in mutual support, activity, and growth. This ministry creates a deep and abiding sense of unity to bind us together in faith. We take an active part in evangelization, new members, scouts, SJNRA, Sports, & United Churches of Lycoming County.
Laura | 570.485.9013
The Mary, Mother of Mercy Adoration Chapel has a goal of perpetual adoration, but currently has a specific weekly schedule.  Please consider spending an hour with our Lord, as more hours are available for sign-up.  Individuals and families welcome.
Bower Youth Basketball
Bob Cellini | 570.971.3403 |
The purpose is to develop the character of our youth participants through athletic contests with other Lycoming County churches sponsoring teams in the John H Bower Sunday School Basketball League.
Knights of Columbus
Chris Boyer | |
The Knights of Columbus Council was Chartered in July 2015 and is actively growing. With Parish sponsorship the Knights conducted the “40 Cans for Lent” food drive and donated over 2,100 pounds of canned foods to local Food Pantries.  The council holds monthly meetings to plan service projects and social gatherings.
Knit Wits
The group knits and crochets baby blankets and hats for new born babies.  They also make lap blankets for the Cancer Society, and sometimes donate a blanket to someone who may be seriously ill at home.  In the past they have also made lap blankets for missionary priests to take back to their home countries for the sick and poor.
Lycoming County Catholic Home Schooling Program
Danita Evans | 910.887.0152 |
This group meets twice a month to support Catholic home schooling families from all Parishes in Lycoming County as they work toward the education goals they have created for their family.  Promotes friendship and fellowship among the students to learn different skills in a cooperative environment.
Mom’s Group
Jessica Berkey | 724.301.3953 |
The St Ann Moms Group provides the opportunity for moms of all ages and stages of life to encourage each other in the vocation of motherhood through prayer and study of scripture.
Vito Sylvester | 570.971.7333 |
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the USA. It is a sport the whole family can enjoy together, and is suitable for young, old, and in between. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Equipment is provided.
Virgin Mary’s Hands Rosary Guild
Rebecca West | 570.772.5261 |
The guild is great for people who enjoy making crafts.  They make rosaries and encourage people to pray the rosary.  Those rosaries made are sent to missions all around the world.
Bill Carlucci | 570.326.2443 |
The mission of Cub Scout Pack 38 and Boy Scout Troop 38 is, “to make the program of the Boy Scouts of America available to youth within our community.” The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is “to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.” The Scouts are very active in the Parish and community and sponsor many social activities.
Senior Adults
The Senior Adult Group meets monthly for lunch/meetings and organizes bus trips.
St. John Neumann Regional Academy (SJNRA)
Elementary Campus | 570.326.3738 | Jr/Sr High School Campus | 570.323.9953 |
Focused on faith, service, and academics, SJNRA is the vibrant Catholic education system for the Western Region of the Diocese.  Comprised of two campuses, the Elementary Campus, located at 710 Franklin Street in Williamsport, is for students grades Pre-K through 5, and the Jr/Sr High School Campus, located at 901 Penn Street in Williamsport, is for students grades 6 through 12.
Welcoming Committee
Tiffany Haller | 570.447.1110 |
The Welcoming Committee is a newly forming organization at St. Ann Church with an emphasis on fellowship and evangelization.  The purpose is to make those visiting or new to the Parish feel welcome, as well as to reach out to those who haven fallen away from the Church.
Women’s Guild
Bernadette Subarton | 570.323.9634 |
Our goal first and foremost is to grow spiritually in one another’s company through retreats, prayer services and pilgrimages. Our secondary goal is to raise funds to support both our group and our Church. We have an annual bake sale on Superbowl Sunday, a Cookie sale during the holidays and a book sale each Summer, just to name just a few of our most lucrative fundraisers. Our annual card party has become a highly anticipated community event. We are proud to know that through our hard work and dedication that a portion of our church debt has been paid. Needed items for our pastor, our rectory and our Church have been purchased. We now host an annual Thanksgiving turkey dinner open to all of our church members. We've also had the honor of hosting an "open house" at our beautiful rectory. Come join us at our monthly meetings as we pray and plan and forge new friendships. Know that we will support you through trying times and share many joyful moments.