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 | 570.322.5935 |
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.
Communications Committee
BJ McFadden | N/A |
The mission of the committee is to provide church information that fosters a loving relationship with Jesus Christ and promotes greater participation in Parish ministries, activities, and liturgical events.  The committee works collaboratively with the Pastor, councils, and committees to facilitate proper communications in support of the Parish mission and vision through print and electronic media, including the bulletin, Parish website, electronic bulletin boards, and newspaper.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion to the Sick and Homebound
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion distribute Holy Communion to the sick and homebound in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, and homes.
Family Promise
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
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.
Parish Office Volunteers: Collection Counters and Various
Mary Jo Raniero | 570.322.5935 |
Collection Counters meet on a weekly basis and receive funds collected from Mass offertories to count, record, and deposit them.
Various volunteers are needed throughout the year for bulk mailings and other large-scale office tasks.
Parish Office Volunteers: Rummage Sale
Rummage sales are held twice a year and are supplied by the generous donations and work efforts of the Parish.  All proceeds benefit the church, and any unsold items are donated to the American Rescue Workers.
Prison Ministry
Phil Buehrer | 570.326.6801 |
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.
Stewardship Committee
Ron DeFeo | |
The mission of the committee is to lead and manage all church efforts to raise funds and enhance resources.  The committee develops and implements plans and activities that support all fundraising efforts, including COSA Cash Club, capital campaigns, increased offertory programs, Diocesan Annual Appeal, and other resource-generating activities such as gifts and donations and coordination with benefactors.