All Ministries

Altar Guild  The Altar Guild provides service to the church by helping to maintain the cleanliness of the worship space. Contact Sue Gormley by calling 978-320-4210 or .

Altar Servers  The altar servers assist the celebrant at Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Altar servers must have received First Communion and completed third grade. Training provided.  Contact Tryphena Reidy at

Art & Environment Add to the life of our parish by helping to coordinate the decoration of the inside and outside of our church. Contact Sue Gormley by calling 978-320-4210 or

Baptismal Robes Volunteers are needed to purchase materials, sew, stencil, and embroider baptismal robes for infants. Contact the parish office at 978-486-4100.

Charity Ornament Gift Tree  The gift tree allows parishioners to give the gift of a donation to charity made in a loved one's name. Duties involve matching ornaments with envelopes, hanging ornaments, and restocking the tree. Contact the parish office at 978-486-4100.

Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)  Children listen to and learn about the Gospel reading in an age-appropriate way during the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. Volunteers are needed to act as aides and monitors. Contact Jackie Butterfield at 978-320-4207 or .

Eucharistic Ministers (EMHC)  Eucharistic ministers, or "Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion" assist with distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. Confirmed Catholics are appointed by the pastor. Training is provided. Contact Sue Gormley by calling 978-320-4210 or

Home Visitation  The volunteers for Saint Anne Home Visitation Ministry are a family in Christ. When our loved ones are ill or incapacitated, the Lord has spoken to our Eucharistic ministers to bring the Eucharist, comfort, and compassion to those who are not able to participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  Confirmed Catholics are appointed by the pastor. Training is provided. Contact Joan Cardillo through the Parish Office at 978-486-4100 or

Hospitality  Volunteers prepare, serve and clean up the coffee and donuts on Hospitality Sunday.  Hospitality Sunday is held in the church hall once a month after the 8 AM and 10 AM Mass.  Contact Trina Miller through the parish office at 978-486-4100.  Already a volunteer, sign up at

Lectors  Lectors proclaim the word of God at parish liturgies. Lectors are appointed by the pastor, but expressions of interest are welcome. Please contact Sue Gormley by calling 978-320-4210 or

Loaves and Fishes  Volunteers are needed to distribute food, stock shelves, work in the clothing room, help with the newsletter, and unload trucks of food. To help, e-mail

Memorial Garden  Maintenance of the parish memorial garden is usually completed by the Men's group and parish volunteers. More volunteers are welcome. Please contact the parish office at or 978-486-4100.

Men’s Group  The Men's group is a social, prayer, and service group. They meet during the months of September through June, once per month, in the parish hall. To join, please contact Dan Taylor via the parish office at 978-486-4100 or at .


Ministry of Hope
The members of this ministry assist families in planning wakes, funerals, and graveside services. They review the funeral liturgy with family. Members also attend the wake, participate in the vigil service or lead the service as lay presiders in the absence of a priest. They assist at the funeral liturgy and in the burial prayers at the graveside. Contact: Susan Butterfield at 978-486-4100, ext. 129 or  

Music Ministry
If you have the gift of music and would like to share it with the parish, our Music Ministry needs you!  Help our faith community pray through song and consider joining one of our ensembles. If you would like to join us, please email Kelly Clark, Music Director, or call the Collaborative Music Office at 978-320-4205.

Neighborhood Supper  Suppers are held every Tuesday at the Congregational Church on King Street in Littleton and are staffed with volunteers from rotating church groups. The Saint Anne supper is held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Contact Kathy Emberley through the parish office at 978-486-4100 or at

Nursing Home Volunteers Every Tuesday, a group of volunteers offer spiritual support to residents at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley. To join them, please contact Gerri McConnell through the parish office at or call 978-486-4100.

Parish Pastoral Council  The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) assists the pastor in his leadership role of planning, organizing, initiating, promoting, coordinating, and service activities within the parish. The PPC meets every other month from September through June. You can contact the PPC by sending email to You can also reach out to any of the PPC members or contact the parish office at 978-486-4100.

Prayer Chain  Volunteers are welcome to join the prayer chain. No meetings are required. Upon receiving a request, prayer chain members will pray individually for the intention. To join, call Karen Smith at 978-952-6944 or contact the parish at or call 978-486-4100. 

Faith Formation (Religious Education)

The mission of religious education at Saint Anne Parish is to teach as Jesus did. We are looking for people, or teams of people, to serve as a religious education catechists, aides, or monitors.  Any time or talent you can share is welcome.  For grades pre-k through 6, contact Jackie Butterfield at 978-486-4100 x20 or .  For grades 7 through 10, contact Joan Mattila at 978-486-4100 x16 or

Respect Life Ministry  This group promotes the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. They are involved in a number of activities. To join, please contact the parish office at 978-486-4100 or

Saint Vincent de Paul  The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in our community. To join, please contact us at 978-320-4215 and leave a message.

Sunshine Club  Sunshine Club is a group of Sodalists who volunteer their time once a month to provide bingo and goodies to local senior citizens. For further information, please contact Denise  through the parish office at 978-486-4100 or .

Blessed Virgin Mary's Sodality  Saint Anne's Sodality is an organization for women of the parish who are 18 years or older. Its main purpose is to foster discipleship in Christ by devotion through the Blessed Virgin Mary. Monthly meetings are usually the third Wednesday of the month from September through May. To join, please contact Jonell Boroski through the parish office at 978-486-4100 or .

Welcome Ministry As the name says, the main function of this ministry is to welcome parishioners into St. Anne as they join us to celebrate the Word of God and to provide them with assistance during the Liturgy. The Welcome Ministry includes both, Greeters and Ushers. To volunteer, please contact the parish office at (978) 486-4100 or email them at .



Volunteer Requirements


  • Protecting God's Children Workshop (one-time)  for all volunteers age 18 and above.  Click here and then select Boston, MA (Archdiocese) from the drop-down list for all local upcoming workshops.
  • Annual background check (CORI) for volunteers age 18 and above.

Volunteer Leader Handbook
In order to provide meaningful direction that enables all of us to be more committed to the quality of our parish life in Christ, the pastor and parish staff have compiled this handbook to assist you in serving the community of St. Anne Parish and broader community.  Click this link for the Staff & Volunteer Leader Handbook
(Updated April 2016)

Parish Office Contact Info:

Telephone: 978-486-4100


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