We believe that our Sharing Program makes the Gospel vision of love real through effective action. The Sharing Program provides a concrete way of expressing this vision by:
- Sharing our faith,
- Building bridges through friendship and understanding,
- Sharing gifts, money, food, clothing and ourselves.
A Tradition of Sharing
Parish Sharing is an archdiocesan-wide program that seeks to build bridges between communities separated by race, ethnicity, culture and economic disparity. Parishes of differing backgrounds are linked as sharing parishes, with the hope that each will strengthen the other through the sharing of faith and resources.
Saint Anne has participated in Parish Sharing since its inception. Saint Gelasius in Woodlawn was a long time sharing partner until the Archdiocese closed the parish in 2002. Saint Anne was then linked with Saint Frances of Rome in Cicero.
At Saint Anne, the Sharing Board oversees the Parish Sharing program. Members of the Sharing Board keep in close contact with our Sharing Parish: Saint Frances of Rome in Cicero,as well as two other sharing partners: Saint Columbanus Food Pantry and Saint Martin de Porres House of Hope Women’s Shelter.
A relationship was established with these sharing partners during our years with Saint Gelasius.
Funds received from the “Gold Envelopes” or “Parish Sharing Envelopes” and electronic donations collected every month are directed to the needs of our sharing partners. The Sharing Board also looks for ways to build and strengthen ties between our different communities.
The Sharing Board has many ongoing activities throughout the year to support our Sharing Partners. These include the Sharing Tree, held during Advent, which benefits all of our partners, as well as food drives for Saint Columbanus Food Pantry, a Christmas party for the residents of the Saint Martin de Porres shelter, and school activities for the students of Saint Anne and Saint Frances. There are many ways to get involved! We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about what we do to come to one of our monthly meetings or contact our chairperson, Peggy Hirsch with any questions at 847-382-0414, email@example.com
Sharing Board Members 2017-18
|St. Frances School Liaison|
|St. Martin de Porres|
|St. Columbanus Food Pantry|
|Fall & Spring Food Drive Coordinator|
|Human Concerns Commission|
|Claire Hamilton and Peggy Hirsch|
|Members at Large|
|Pam and Chuck Jacobsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jan and Jeff Sibleyemail@example.com|
WE NEED YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
We are able to support our Sharing Partners through YOUR contributions. There are two ways to donate:
- Contributions through the Sharing Envelope (pictured)
- Electronic contributions, which automatically contribute via bank debits or credit
YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO PARISH SHARING:
EDUCATE students of families in need by providing tuition assistance to our Sharing Parish school,
St. Frances of Rome, in Cicero while supporting our shared faith relationship.
FEED the hungry working poor families on the south side of Chicago via the St. Columbanus Food Pantry.
SHELTER AND REHABILITATE homeless and often addicted women and their children at St. Martin de Porres Women’s Shelter.
PLEASE remember our partners in need and remember to SHARE!