For further information on the ministries listed below, please complete the Ministry Interest Form.
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MINISTRY
A ministry dedicated to raising awareness, understanding, and the prevention of domestic violence by educating our community and supporting the victims and survivors of emotional, financial, physical and sexual abuse with resources.
***IF YOU ARE IN AN UNSAFE SITUATION, CALL 911***
FOR MORE INFO AND SUPPORT PLEASE CALL
THE ILLINOIS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELP LINE 877-863-6338
The newly formed St. Mary of the Annunciation Domestic Violence Ministry meets on the first Monday evening of the month at 7:00pm...join us and help us to
Promote the development of Resources
Advocate for the prevention of domestic violence
Members of the Military Ministry work to support the individuals and families of currently enlisted as well as honor and support veterans in a variety of different ways. We pray for and with our veterans and their families. We honor and remember those who have put their lives in harm's way for our freedoms. Members of this ministry work to help the parish learn about the physically and spiritually wounded and encourage ways as a parish community to not only say thank you for your service but to find out how we can reach out in fellowship and faith to meet the needs of those who are or have been in service to our country.
Prayer for Veterans:
Help us, dear God, to see your face in every Veteran we encounter. Guide us as we imagine new ways to support Veterans and their families. Bring healing and peace to all who have been wounded physically, mentally, and spiritually during wartime. Help us bring your saving grace to heal the invisible wounds of war. We ask this in Jesus' holy name.
The Prison Ministry works to compassionately support individuals and families affected by the criminal justice system as well as to educate the faith community on the issues involved. Members prayerfully develop and participate in projects focused on addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of inmates of correctional facilities in the Archdiocese of Chicago as well as the state of Illinois such as sending cards and letters, Bible and book drives, etc.
*Please drop off any unused Christmas cards to the parish office to be used for next year.
RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY
The heart of the Respect Life Ministry is to foster a respect for the dignity of human life from conception to natural death through education, prayer, and sponsored activities that support human life and family in accord with the teachings of the Church.
SOCIAL JUSTICE LINKS
CARE FOR GOD'S CREATION new ministry forming at St. Mary
if you are interested in more information about joining, please contact Diane Mulroe