The Human Concerns Commission promotes the word and manifests the love of Jesus Christ by helping those who are in need, following that principle that “whatever you do to the least of my people, you do unto me.” (Matthew 25:40)
Members of the Military Ministry work to support the individuals and families of those currently enlisted as well as honor and support veterans in a variety of different ways.
It is our goal to be companions for the bereaved, from the time of their loved one’s death throughout the journey of grief and mourning.
Ministers of Care bring the Liturgy of the Word, prayer and Holy Eucharist to homebound parishioners who are unable to attend Mass or those who are hospitalized at Advocate Condell Hospital.
This group is for people who are divorced or who have already filed for divorce. It is not intended for people who are uncertain about the future of their marriage. This is a closed self-help group which means that there is no leader/teacher/counselor.
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.
Faithful parishioners provide prayer support when someone is critically ill or experiencing acute trauma. With the person’s or family’s permission, the Saint Mary Angels Prayer Angels are notified by email to pray for this person and their family.
Providing Advocacy, Dignity and Shelter (PADS) provides shelter, meals and security for homeless and needy individuals and families. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities, including meal preparation, set up, serving, morning clean up, laundry and evening and morning shifts.
The Sharing Parish Ministry is committed to developing and maintaining relationships between the members of the faith communities of St. Mary of the Annunciation and Most Blessed Trinity in Waukegan. This ministry seeks to fully support, with active and motivated volunteers from St. Mary, the Community Social Services Program (CSS), an outreach of Most Blessed Trinity.
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.
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.
The Mental Health Ministry provides education and awareness to the parish community on issues related to mental health to breakdown the social stigma of having a mental illness, to provide information and local resources where help can be obtained, and to provide emotional and spiritual support.
We are called to be Christ’s body, hands, feet and eyes. As such, St. Mary’s is aspiring to assist our fellow parishioners with work that may have become strenuous and/or too burdensome to do without assistance. We are soliciting the assistance of parish volunteers to help our parish community with simple household repairs, chores and spring cleanup that may be difficult or impossible for some of our parishioners to handle on their own.