Domestic Violence Ministry

The St. Mary of the Annunciation Domestic Violence Ministry Mission Statement:

“We are called by Christ to serve our community by raising awareness, working for  the prevention of abuse and violence and by compassionately supporting victims with resources to find help.”


“To anyone who is living in the midst of domestic abuse, you need to know that we

are ready to hear you, to be with you, guide your hands to open new doors of hope, find resources to restore your body, mind, and spirit to the balance and peace that the Lord wants you to have.”

—St. Mary Domestic Violence Ministry


IF YOU ARE IN AN UNSAFE SITUATION:

***IN AN EMERGENCY – DIAL 911


National Domestic Violence Hotline

24 hour hotline

800-799-SAFE (or 800-799-7233)

800-787-3224 (TTY)

www.ndvh.org


Cardinal Cupich Homily on Domestic Violence

Fr. Chuck Dahm Homily on Domestic Violence


Fr. Louis Cameli, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich's Delegate for Formation and Mission, gave the homily at the arcdiocesan-wide Mass for Domestic Violence Awareness on September 30, 2017



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

National Teen Dating Violence Helpline

24 hour helpline

866-331-9474


Illinois Domestic Violence

24 hour hotline

877-863-6338


Chicagoland Domestic Violence

24 hour helpline

877-863-6338


A Safe Place

24 hour hotline

847-249-4450

www.asafeplaceforhelp.org


WINGS Program

24 hour hotline

847-221-5680

www.wingsprogram.com


Archdiocese of Chicago

Domestic Violence Outreach

www.domesticviolenceoutreach.com


Catholics for Family Peace

www.catholicsforfamilypeace.org


Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.ilcadv.org

Military Ministry

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.

Amen

Care for Our Common Home

What is Laudato Si?                                                      Read the Encyclical here


The St.Mary of the Annunciation Care for Our Common Home Ministry promotes the teachings, values, and vision expressed in Laudato Si “On Care of Our Common Home” through prayer, education, advocacy and community engagement. 


Why We Care for God's Creation


Laudato Si for Kids


Take a quiz about caring for God's creation


SEASON OF CREATION 2017


The Care for Our Common Home Ministry meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm.  Join us!





Respect Life

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.  


Bridges of Mercy for Post Abortion Healing

Roe v Wade Questions and Answers

10 Ways to Support Her When She is Unexpectedly Expecting

Seven Considerations While Navigating Infertility

Caring For Loved Ones At Life's End

Every Suicide Is Tragic

Love 101 Back to Basics


Prison Ministry

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.