Outreach

Visiting Committee

The Visiting Committee is a Ministry that provides support to the Parish Priest in visiting the elderly, sick, or shut-in members of the parish in hospitals, nursing homes and residences. The Sick Visiting Committee of the UCWLC combined with the parish Visiting Committee visit on a regular monthly basis. If you, or someone you know, are in need of this Ministry of service, please let us know.

There is no greater service than to minister and provide support to those who are in need during various times within their lives. To offer your time to assist in this ministry, please contact the parish office.

Outreach Sunday Food Collection
The first Sunday of the Month is designated as Outreach Sunday. Parishioners are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be left in the bin which is located at the back of the church. The food is shared between parish members who may be in need of assistance, Winnipeg Harvest (located at Holy Redeemer Parish), Welcome Home, as well as Missionaries of Charity.

If you have any questions, if you would like someone to visit you, a family or friend, or if you would like to volunteer in this ministry, please let us know.

Porting Holy Family Nursing Home Residence to Liturgy
 The months of …. St. Anne parishioners are committed to porting the nursing home residence to and from Liturgy.  Porting is done every Sunday during the month.  You are requested to be at the nursing home at 9 am.

Bulletin Prayer Requests
Please call the parish office if you or a family member is ill and would like to be included in the bulletin prayer requests.

Divine Liturgy Intentions

You may schedule a Divine Liturgy for your personal intention, for the health of your family, deceased loved ones, special intention etc. Suggested Liturgy intention offerings are $20.00. Of the three Sunday Liturgies held at St. Anne, one is for the general intention of our parishioners; the other two liturgies are for your specific intentions. Liturgies can be requested during the week as well. Please phone the parish office to schedule a liturgy intention – (204) 667-9588, or use the specially marked envelopes located in the church and drop them in the Sunday basket.

Perpetual Light
To the right of the holy sanctuary of the church, you see a red candle that is kept constantly lit. This candle reminds us of the divine presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in the Holy Eucharist that is kept in the tabernacle on the altar. A beautiful custom of our church is to make a donation to have this candle lit for a week, as a prayerful remembrance of any prayer intention you may have. A list of available dates is maintained by the parish office. Special Perpetual Light Intention donation envelopes (suggested donation is $10) are available at the back of the church, for insertion into the Sunday collection basket or to be dropped off at the parish office. To schedule your date of intention for the perpetual light, please phone the parish office, at (204) 667-9588.

Other
If you require an appointment with St. Anne clergy, please contact the Parish Office and it will be arranged as soon as possible.

BLESSING OF HOMES  

Why do we bless our homes?  As our souls, so also our homes become tainted by the sins of those living in them, and consequently, lose God’s protective power.  Every year, at the Feast of the Theophany, they should be blessed again to secure for them God’s blessings and protection.  Just as the faithful cleanse their soul of sin at least once a year, and the church is blessed with the newly blessed water every year, so should the homes of the faithful be blessed annually to invoke God’s blessings and protection on it and the inhabitants.

In our Ukrainian Catholic tradition, homes are blessed with holy water as a sign of calling upon God’s protection for the people and their property.  It is a sign of the families commitment to live under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  Many people have reported that following the blessing of their home, a greater peace came into the home.  Fears were relieved and disturbing phenomena ceased.  Having your priest come to your home to bless it is a great opportunity to get to know your parish priest better.   St. Anne clergy will be visiting and blessing homes of parishioners with the newly blessed “Jordan water”. Contact the office to schedule a visit.