Central and Druid HIlls Night Shelters – Coordinator prepares menu before making a poster for volunteer sign up for food preparation. They organize volunteers to serve a meal, stay overnight and/or take St. Anna’s Teens to spend the night at homeless shelters in Atlanta.
FISH (Faith In Serving Humanity) – An ecumenical organization, which provides money, food and clothing to residents of Walton County. Volunteers work at the center using a computer, investigating applications and counseling. FISH also needs volunteers to work in their thrift shops (Monroe and Loganville), pick up food from grocery stores for food pantry and pick up donations.
Knights of Columbus – The Knights of Columbus is open to Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your parish, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life. Meets second Monday of the month.
Helping Hands – This is a voluntary ministry to assist families with basic needs during a difficult time by trying to coordinate volunteers that live in close proximity to our homebound parishioners. Volunteers may provide meals, transportation and visitation to members of our parish family who are homebound. No medical care will be given.
St. Elizabeth's Ministry – We provide support to St. Anna's families (in baby and toddler years). Volunteers visit families of our parish during special times including pregnancy, birth, infertility, miscarriage, and infant loss. Visitors are simply asked to share their presence and experiences in the hope they can support, encourage, console, and at times bring healing. Assistance may include preparation and delivery of meals to families facing crisis situations (e.g. moms on bed rest, new born baby, etc.)
*Eucharistic Ministry to Those Unable to Attend Mass – After notifying pastor E. Minister takes Eucharist to those unable to come to Mass, primarily on Sundays.
*Transportation – provide a ride to those in need: to Mass, parish activities, shopping, doctor etc. Also provide transportation to visiting religious; e.g. to/from the airport or another Parish.)
Reception After Funeral – Depending upon each family, set up a reception in Parish hall after the Funeral Mass. Click here for Funeral Reception food suggestions.
Rosary Guild – Supplies missionaries with handmade rosaries.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home (OLPH) Ministry – The volunteers meet regularly to piece and sew a quilt for the annual raffle in the fall. Proceeds from the raffle are used for medical supplies needed for the Our Lady of Perpetual Hope Cancer Home.
Respect-Life Activities – Be a liaison from our parish with Archdiocese. Keep parishioners aware of Pro‐Life legislation, education and activities.
*Christmas Food Drive – The volunteers for this committee will advertise the upcoming event in December, collect canned goods at our church, get them to the National Guard Armory, and/or distribute food to the poor on the designated day in December.
*Jesse Tree – The volunteers for this committee obtain the names of children/families from FISH, make the name tags with children’s names and Christmas wish list, and set up tree in Parish Hall. When all gifts are in, volunteers deliver gifts to FISH.
*Secret Santa – Contact and work with county committee to provide Christmas toys for needy children of Walton County.
Parish Library Service Team – St. Anna’s has a library open to all ages in St. Anna’s house to check out books, videos, etc. The team would be responsible for cataloging book donations and keeping the library in order.
St. Anna's Christmas Craft Bazaar – Volunteers will help organize and advertise a Craft Bazaar. Help obtain Artisans, set up and work the event.
Human Hands Bazaar – (periodically held in conjunction with Craft Bazaar.)
Helps low‐income artisans around the world. Traditional, high quality, handcrafted products from India, Mexico, South America, Africa, Russia and Asia are sold. The artisans use the income to supplement their family food budget and pay school for their children, along with other basic needs. The Work of Human Hands organization is a part of Catholic Relief Services. Volunteers coordinate the event, order items, etc.
Blood Drive – Twice a year, St. Anna’s hosts a drive for the American Red Cross. Coordinator works with the Red Cross to publicize these events and find parish volunteers to register donors as they arrive and serve refreshments before they leave.
Habitat for Humanity – (NOT ACTIVE) Work with local Habitat representatives to build low income homes in Walton County. The coordinator of this committee is to publicize Monroe area home building efforts in our bulletin or special announcements. The Coordinator would be the primary contact person for those desiring to serve from our parish.
*Coordinators work together sharing information