Christian Service Commission
Holiday Food Distribution
Members of our parish, along with other area church congregations, donate food for needy families in our community. Food is distributed at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Volunteers are needed to sort and pack the food.
The Giving Tree has been a long tradition at St. Anne’s. Gifts are provided for needy families in the community, as well as for area Adult Foster Care Homes, the AIDS Ministry programs through the Archdiocese of Detroit and for families being helped through the Chaplains Office of the Oakland County Jail.
Community Toy Store
The Toy Store is set up in Hardy Hall on a Saturday in December with new toys donated from people in the community. Families who are registered to receive help for Christmas are eligible to “shop” by appointment and select toys for their children. Volunteers are needed to set-up the shop and help during shopping hours.
Ortonville Community Emergency Fund (OCEF)
Members from area churches and community members form OCEF. Members help plan Holiday Food Distributions and the CROP Walk. For more information please visit their website.
Volunteers are needed to help in various capacities for OCEF’s annual walk that is held in September of each year. Twenty-five percent of the CROP Walk money is returned to OCEF and used to purchase food for the Emergency Food Pantry located at St. Anne’s.
Parish Nurse Ministry
The Parish Nurse Ministry is made up of nurses in the parish. The ministry is associated with St. Joseph Oakland Hospital. The nurses provide regular blood pressure screenings, health-related lectures and workshops, and frequent health related articles in the weekly bulletin. The ministry organizes the annual Good Friday Red Cross Blood Drive, too. The Parish Nurses also participate in the Anointing of the Sick Mass which is held in the fall.
Twice a year there is a clothing drive held at St. Anne’s. The gently used clothes are picked up by the St. Vincent de Paul Society and given to the needy in nearby communities.
People provide transportation to Mass for someone who would otherwise be unable to attend.
Quilt and Knitting Ministry
On the first Saturday morning of each month, a group of women meet to work together on quilts that a given to homeless shelters and other organizations. They also make prayer quilts for parishioners who are ill. The group welcomes students from grade 4 through high school to come and work with them.