St. Ann’s is home to many service and spiritual organizations, so there is something for everyone! Please see the Parish Bulletin for contact names and phone numbers, or contact the Parish Office through the Contact form on this site.
Knights of Columbus
A Catholic men’s fraternal organization with a membership of 1.7 million men worldwide. Membership is open to all Catholic men, 18 and older who are in good standing with the church. We seek to serve our parish and community in Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism through various works such as: dinner and dances, pancake breakfasts, high school bursaries, family gatherings, ushering, adopting needy families at Christmas, and youth events. The Knights of Columbus also have a highly respected insurance program exclusive only to its members. The St. Ann’s Knights provide the Parish Outreach Bus, which is available to transport parishioners with mobility issues to the 10am Mass.
Catholic Women’s League
St. Ann’s Catholic Women’s League Parish Council has been active in living the CWL mission statement, For God and Canada, for over 75 years in Abbotsford, joining 100,000 members across Canada. Our 120+ members work tirelessly and cheerfully, involved in many aspects of parish and community life. We have a special emphasis in the areas of Right to Life, Education, and Family. We welcome all women, 16 and older, to join us as sisters in Christ for fun, lifelong friendships, and service to our church and community. We meet once a month, with many opportunities for social, spiritual and service activities throughout the year and in the Archdiocese.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a non-profit society funded by donations from St. Ann’s parishioners. St. Ann’s chapter is a small and dedicated group who are committed to help those in need on a person to person basis. We would like to extend an invitation to anyone who is able to dedicate one hour or more a month. We are in need of people to help with stocking the pantry, packing groceries, and delivering food to the people in our community of Abbotsford. The society members meet the 1st Thursday of each month at the Parish Centre at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested please call the Parish Office at 604-852-5602 and the parish secretary will take your name and phone number and have a member contact you with in the week. Thank you for your interest in this very important ministry.
Helping parishioners who face challenges – whether they are homebound, hospitalized or simply need someone to help them get to appointments. Members generally visit people in their homes or in the hospital, and assist them in attending Mass when possible.
Catholic Charities Justice Service Ministries seeks to mediate God’s healing and restorative touch to all who are touched by crime. Volunteers bring the face of Christ to all they meet, and in turn, Christ’s suffering is revealed to the volunteer. There are no discardable people. Our faith instructs us that every human person is created in the image of God, and Jesus’ saving death for us means that redemption from the effects of sin is possible.
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Comprised of individuals dedicated to promoting discipleship and assisting in ministry discernment for parishioners searching for the best use of their Time, Talent and Treasure.
Respect for Life Ministry
To promote the dignity and the right to life of all human beings from conception to natural death. We do this through prayer and activity in pro-life organizations. We follow the wisdom of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta: “The fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service.”
One Body in Christ Prayer Group
Meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 7:30 until 9:30pm, and sponsor Dinner and Eucharistic Adoration on the 1st Sunday of each month from September-June. Dinner (by donation) commences at 6:30pm and Adoration at 7:45 until 9:00pm. The focus of the group is praise, worship and fellowship. On Mondays we join together to sing modern praise and worship songs, share what the Lord is doing in our lives and the meeting ends with socializing with one another. On Sundays we prepare a home-cooked meal followed by Adoration led by one of the parish priests and music led by Heather Khym. This is a wonderful opportunity to increase in faith and love of the Lord and all are welcome.
The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima
Blue Army members pray the rosary daily and wear the Scapular of our Lady of Mt. Carmel, for the conversion of Russia and for world peace. It is a worldwide organization begun in 1946. St. Ann’s has about a dozen active members.
A Single Rose Widows Group
To offer support, comfort and understanding, especially to new widows. Money raised by catering for some of the funeral lunches is spent on articles for the church, such as glass for the eternity candle, stand for the thurible incense holder, and holy water sprinkler. Time is spent together helping at the parish and having luncheons and social outings.
Project Advance Committee
Project Advance is a pledge drive throughout the Archdiocese which takes place in early spring. On the day of the drive, several volunteers process the pledges. Committee consists of Chairperson, Co-Chairperson and Secretary overseen by the Pastor.