Saint Anne’s Pastoral council, Lorraine Lecour, Gerry Morrisette, Eric Gregoire, Mary Sue & Gus Medeiros, Peter, Jacob Ayers and a parish priest by contrast, focus on something other than what is presently the case. Their concern is the future: what can and should be. It includes religious education, good liturgy, social justice, and care for the needy. Everyone will admit that no parish can do everything. That is where practical wisdom come in. The council with practical wisdom helps a pastor decide what the parish ought to do.
Pastoral care of the sick
If you know of a parishioner who is seriously ill or dying and would want to receive pastoral care, please call the parish office for the Anointing of the Sick. Those attending the sick have the obligation of calling the priest in time. Do not delay until death is imminent; the better disposed the recipient of the sacrament is, the more fully will he or she receive of its fruits.
Communion for the homebound
Our priests and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion bring Holy Communion to homebound parishioners who are unable to come to church. To be placed on the list for home visits, call the parish office at 508-674-5651.
Saint Anne’s Food Pantry c/o Phillipe Gregoire is open every Saturday morning from 9:30 until noon. It is located at the southwest corner of the lower church, in the former gift shop. Mailing address: 858 Middle Street Office, Fall River, MA 02721 Clients may receive food twice per month. For more information, call 508-676-9426.
Society of St Vincent de Paul
In addition to feeding the hungry, the members of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society visit the sick, clothe those in need, help keep lights on and provide heat. Won’t you consider joining the Society? Call the parish office at 508-674-5651.
The Saint Anne’s Veterans Association is dedicated to assisting our parish’s veterans, and the parish in general, in many ways. For information or to join, call Roland Martineau (president, American Veterans Trust Foundation) at 774-644-0476.