St. Ann’s Parish Ancaster

Catholic community founded in 1952

St. Ann’s Parish strives to gather people together in faith, for prayer, worship and service in building up the Kingdom of God.

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Ministries & Groups

We have many diverse groups and ministries at St. Ann’s Parish, and lots of ways to get involved. Listed below are the leaders of some our principal parish organizations. You may contact them to get more information about their specific programs.

Extraordinary Minister of Communion

To assist the priest as required in the distribution of the Eucharist during Sunday Masses. Ministers are provided with a schedule and are responsible for finding their own replacements. Contact: Father Ian,

Minister of the Word

To proclaim the First or Second Reading at Sunday Mass. Ministers are provided with a schedule and are responsible for finding their own replacements. Contact:Rocco Paone

Altar Servers

Starting in Grade Four and continuing into high school, young parishioners assist the priest by serving at Sunday Masses. Servers are provided with a schedule and are responsible for finding their own replacements.

Music Coordinator

Leads the congregation in singing at Sunday Masses and other special occasions as well as coordinate the various choirs. Contact: Philip Sarabura

Choir

St. Ann’s Parish has two Saturday evening 5:00pm contemporary choirs, Sunday 9:00am traditional choir, and Sunday 10:30am contemporary choir. Contact: Philip Sarabura

Ministers of Communion to the Homebound

The Meadows and Willow Grove: Bring the Eucharist to the infirm of our parish and support them by leading prayer services in a group setting.
Private Homes and Carrington: Bring the Eucharist to the infirm of our parish and support them on a one-to-one basis.

Ministry of Care

The Ministry of Care Team is a group of people who have been trained and commissioned in the name of the Holy Spirit to bring compassion, understanding and spiritual support in the name of the parish community to the sick, dying, aged and homebound in our community. The Minister of Care also brings awareness of the suffering members of the parish to the community as a whole. The Minister of Care is the “gift bearer” from parishioner to parishioner sharing the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to need. Contact: Linda Dayler

Altar Society

Clean the church and sacristy as well wash and change altar linens.

Baptismal Preparation

To prepare parents for the baptism of their children by leading the Baptism Meeting held on the first Wednesday of the month and assist at the Baptism Liturgies that month. Contact: Cathy Stutz

Children’s Liturgy Volunteer

To share the Word of God with children in Grades One to Three by leading Children’s Liturgy of the Word during 10:30am Sunday Mass. Contact: Amanda Foderaro

Decorating Committee

Decorates the church for feasts and solemnities. Contact: David Dayler

Knights of Columbus

Knights Website
Contact:Todd Hornby-Grand Knight

Marriage Preparation

Prepare engaged couples for marriage by organizing and giving marriage preparation courses here in the parish.

Marriage Builder Weekend Contact:Connie Cramarossa
Evenings for the Engaged Contact: Craig & Christine Laviolette

Parish Advisory Council

To advise the pastor on pastoral matters affecting the life of the parish.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

To assist the pastor in the formation of those inquiring about becoming Catholic by attending weekly meetings with candidates.

St. Ann’s Bereavement Committee

Provides hospitality and luncheons for funerals held in the parish.

St. Vincent de Paul

To serve the poor, underprivileged, marginalized of Ancaster and the Hamilton area. Volunteers visit poor families in their homes and give assistance through food vouchers, clothing, furniture etc. Volunteers also work at the SVDP store in Hamilton.