If you are interested in serving with any of these ministries, please contact Mandi in the Church Office at [email protected] or 615-277-9663. She will be happy to direct you to the appropriate contact person.
The Altar Guild hosts an annual garage sale to raise funds to purchase needed supplies for Saint Ann Catholic Church including hosts, wine, vestments, candles, etc. The Guild also collects monies each Advent and Lent to help decorate the altar for Christmas and Easter. Additionally, a subset of this ministry prepares a meal for grieving families after funerals held at Saint Ann Catholic Church.
Contact: Parish Office (615-298-1782)
As with all families, the Saint Ann Church occasionally experiences the passing of our parishioners and their family members. When these losses occur, the Bereavement ministry helps prepare the Church for a funeral, greets the relatives and friends arriving for the funeral and assists the funeral director and secure the Church following a funeral.
Coffee and Fellowship
Contact: Church Office ([email protected] or 615-298-1782)
Between the Masses on Sunday, Saint Ann Catholic Church encourages parishioners to enjoy time
together as a community with Coffee and Fellowship. Volunteers generously set-up Breen Hall,
make coffee, and clean-up afterward to ensure this ministry continues.
Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you want to learn? The Craft Group is the place for you! This groups of parishioners are a welcoming and fun bunch who meet once a month to knit, crochet, quilt, blankets for the babies at Metro General Hospital and Veterans. No experience necessary; experts available to teach the process. Get your yarn together and join them on the 3rd Saturday each month from 10am-12pm in the Parish Life Center.
Engaged Couples' Retreat
Saint Ann Catholic Church has a team of married couples who volunteer to lead the Diocesan Engaged Couples' Retreat and share their ideals, attitudes, anecdotes and life experiences with the participating newly engaged couples. The retreat is designed to help engaged couples prepare for the holy sacrament of Matrimony as well for a lifetime of living as a married couple.
English Language Learners
English Language Learners (ELL) are dedicated parishioners who actively help immigrants from foreign countries assimilate into the Nashville community and American culture. ELL tutors meet in the Parish Life Center on Sundays from 9:30-11am.
Faith and Justice Ministry
Are you interested in environmental issues and social justice? The Faith and Justice community offers prayer, reflections, education, discussion, and activities grounded in Catholic Social Teaching. This group is designed to encourage others both in and out of the parish toward justice.
Haiti & LDC Committee
Help Saint Ann Catholic Church support our Catholic brothers and sisters in Haiti and other LDCs. This committee helps ensure the funds raised by our parish have the greatest impact possible for the parishioners at St. George, our sister parish in Haiti, as well as other communities across the world.
After being trained as a Eucharistic Minister, hospital minsters take Holy Eucharist to Catholic patients and their families at Centennial Hospital. This is a great ministry for busy, working adults as the commitment is once or twice a month and can be performed before, during or after the workday. There is an application process with Centennial Hospital that must be completed before volunteering for this ministry.
This ministry welcomes new parishioners, new babies and newly adopted children, coordinates receptions for parish events, sends cards to those on the parish prayer list and develops activities that extend hospitality to parishioners. This ministry meets once a year however they are actively involved with events throughout the year.
Knight of Columbus Post #11925
A fraternal service organization of Catholic men, the Knights of Columbus offers an opportunity for fellowship with people who share the same Catholic beliefs and who recognize the same duty to God, family, Church, and community. The local council meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm for the Rosary and their meetings begin promptly at 7:00pm.
Knights of Columbus #11925 Ladies Auxiliary
As a supplement to the local Knight of Columbus council, the Ladies Auxiliary offers an opportunity for adult, female, practicing Catholics, 18 years of age or older, or any non-Catholic female married to a member of the St. Ann Knights of Columbus to enjoy fellowship and service. The Ladies Auxiliary meets on the third Wednesday of each month in the Parish Life Center at 7:00pm.
Loaves and Fishes
In gratitude for all the blessings we have received, Saint Ann parishioners meet once a month to help feed the hungry by cooking, serving guests, and cleaning the kitchen and dining room at Holy Name Parish Center. Loaves and Fishes serves the hungry on the third Wednesday of each month from 9:00am-2:30pm.
Contact: Mandi Pitt-Reed (email@example.com or 615-277-9663)
The power of prayer can be miraculous! The Prayer Warriors offer the commitment of a personal prayer for all those in need, when they need it. Prayer requests should be sent to the parish office and Prayer Warriors will receive emails when prayers are requested.
Contact: Mandi Pitt-Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-277-9663)
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the process by which those over the Age of Reason (7) seek to receive the Initiation Sacraments - Baptism, First Eucharist, & Confirmation, or those who wish to enter Full Communion with the Catholic Church. We are often also joined by Adults who were baptized Catholic as a child and are now seeking one or both of the remaining Sacraments of Initiation. This dynamic ministry requires support from all across the parish - Catholics who are in good standing to serve as sponsors and on the team, as well as the support of other Catholics and ministries to provide snacks, information, and support to those going through the process. We also welcome fully initiated Catholics who want to learn more about their faith!
Sunday School of Religion
Contact: Mandi Pitt-Reed ([email protected] or 615-277-9663)
Active parishioners generously volunteer their time to provide religious education for children, grades K-8, who do not attend Catholic Schools. This is a vital ministry of the Church and requires many energetic and faith filled adults who love to teach children and watch them blossom in their faith. Sunday School of Religion meets every Sunday from late August to May from 9:40 -10:45am.
As a committee of caring parishioners, Wisdom Watchers regularly reach out by phone to our parishioners who are 70+ years young to offer assistance, prayers or just provide companionship. These ministers serve throughout the year and call on parishioners as needed.
Contact: Parish Office at 615-298-1782
Do you love the outdoors? Join the Saint Ann Catholic Church yard detail and assist with keeping the Church grounds well-kept. This includes planting flowers a couple of times a year and watering, weeding, raking leaves in the fall, occasional trimming of grass and some shrubs, and salting & shoveling during cold months.
Contacts: Mandi & Jordan Reed; Kim Mangum ([email protected] or 615-277-9663)
We invite all parishioners who are young at heart to help facilitate the Saint Ann Youth Group. This group provides fun and meaningful opportunities for the students in grades 7th-12th to learn together, serve together, pray together and play together. This is NOT catechetical in the sense of replacing religious education, but does provide a safe and caring environment surrounded by their peers who share the same desire to deepen their faith. Our meetings emphasize three aspects: faith formation, fun, and fellowship. Youth Group meets on the first and third Sundays of each month after the 11:00am Mass in Neidert Hall.
Have an idea for a ministry that you don't see represented here? Contact the Church Office at 615-298-1782.