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Families in Service


Families in Service


Saint Anne’s Families in Service Ministry offers the opportunity for families, especially those with young children, to come together for service projects several times a year.  Children learn firsthand the rewards of volunteerism in a shared experience with their families.

Our Families in Service Ministry events include both a fall and spring Sandwich Making project, Christmas Caroling at the homes of our senior parishioners in December, and a flower planting day in late spring. Working together through Families in Service is a wonderful way to answer God’s call to love and serve one another.


Thank you to all of the families who took time out of their busy weekend to participate in the recent sandwich-making event at Saint Anne’s.  A great spirit was in the air as more than 40 families gathered in the cafeteria early on Saturday, October 26th to make over 1000 nutritious sandwiches for people in need.  Midway through there was a pause in the action as a group of children led everyone in prayer, telling the parable of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and giving thanks for the gifts being shared.  Sandwiches were delivered that day to the St. Mary of the Isle Parish in Long Beach and to several soup kitchens which serve lunch on Saturdays to people in need, including the Pope Francis Hospitality Center in Elmont. The children also prepared hundreds of goody bags for children who receive support through the Department of Social Services.  One again the need was great and the delivery was most welcome.  Special thanks to our Families in Service leaders Shannon Kolenik and Rena Capri, to our religion teacher, Marianne Huggard and to everyone for sharing their gifts! 


Please save the date for our annual Christmas Caroling Event which will take place on Sunday, December 8th.  This is truly a heartwarming experience for both the families and senior parishioners.


If you are interested in Families in Service you can email Shannon Kolenik at  shannon.kolenik@gmail.com or Rena Capri at renaann614@yahoo.com