Welcome!
Thank you for visiting our Parish website. You are welcome to join us at any of the times listed for the celebration of the Mass. If you have questions, please contact us.  We look forward to celebrating with you!

In Christ’s Peace,
Fr. John Klevence


Summer Mass Schedule- Through Labor Day

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Monday – Friday                  8:30 am
Saturday            8:30 am// 4:00 pm/6:00 pm
Sunday               7:30 am/9:00 am/10:30 am/12Noon

 

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Saturday  5:30 pm
Sunday     9:00 am/11:00 am/2:00 pm(Spanish)


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Our Mission

The Parish of St. Ann is a Roman Catholic community, united by Baptism and fed by the Word and the Eucharist.  We worship God, learn and grow, serve our neighbors, rejoice and mourn together. We celebrate God’s providence in putting us in this beautiful place and we strive to be people who welcome all.

 

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Searching for something?
Have you thought about joining the Catholic Church?
Got questions?

We are holding an Inquiry Drop-In on Tuesday, July 18th, at 6:30 PM in the Masterson Center for anyone who may be interested in or has thought about joining the Catholic  Church.  We will introduce you to the Parish Community of St. Ann and try to answer any questions you have.  If you know a family member or friend who might be interested, let them know.  For additional information about the Inquiry Drop-In, please contact JoAnna Keller at 302-539-5443.

 

rciaHave you or do you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic or was not baptized as a child?  St. Ann Parish offers the opportunity to come together in small group to learn more about the Catholic faith, to inquire about Church teachings and to share faith experiences.  Your journey of faith through RCIA will prepare you to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist.  For information, contact JoAnna Keller at 302-539-5443 or email at  jmelodykeller@hotmail.com
Separate sessions are offered for children over the age of 6 years.

Additionally, if you know any inactive Catholics, please encourage them to call Molly Roach at 302-539-5443 and/or complete the questionnaire for inactive Catholics found on this website by clicking here.

 

As some of you may have noticed, there is a small statue of Our Lady in the sanctuary at St. Ann Church.  This statue has been placed there as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparition at Fatima, Portugal.
I have been associated with Mary under the title of Our Lady of Fatima for many years.  I grew up, made all of my sacraments, attended elementary school and celebrated my first Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Secane, PA.  As a young priest, I served as associate pastor at Our Lady of Fatima in New Castle, DE.  I have also made pilgrimages to Fatima, Portugal on several occasions.
Because of my association with Our Lady of Fatima, it is a particular joy for me to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparition at Fatima.  As you may know, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, made a centennial pilgrimage to Fatima in May.  At that time, he canonized Jacinta Marto and Francisco Marto, two of the three children to whom the Blessed Mother appeared.
The Holy Father has also decided to grant a plenary indulgence opportunity throughout this anniversary year.  This opportunity will end November 26, 2017.
There are three ways of obtaining this indulgence:
1.  make a pilgrimage to the shrine in Portugal
2.  pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima that is exposed for public veneration in any church during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions; the 13th of each month continuing to October, 2017
3.  the elderly and infirm can pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month until October 2017.
Also the individuals must fulfill the ordinary conditions of going to confession, receiving communion, being intentionally detached from sin and praying for the intentions of the Holy Father.  Also the Creed and the Our Father must be prayed and Our Lady of Fatima needs to be invoked.
How generous Pope Francis has been to us in allowing us this opportunity of mercy and grace.  You can make your own pilgrimage to St. Ann Church and fulfill the conditions for the indulgence.  May we honor our Blessed Mother not just during this centennial year but each and everyday of our lives.

Have a great Bethany Beach week!

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The St. Ann Pastoral Council is pleased to welcome the following three individuals to a three-year term on the Council, following  their election by their fellow parishioners:   Samuel Delice, Ricardo Jimenez, and Pat Malecki. The Council congratulates its new members, and extends its sincere appreciation to all the candidates for their willingness to serve the parish.

Departing members of the Council are: Dick Jacobs, Charles Kistler, and Sean Kilroy.  We thank them for their dedication and service to the Council over the past three years, and will hopefully continue to work with them in different capacities in the future.

 

Mark Your Calendar 

Garden Club Teams have been formed.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Hilda Mary at 302-539-9475.  To view the team schedule, click HERE.

The 5th Annual VIC (Very Important Charities) dance is scheduled for Friday night, October 13th, in the Marriott Ocean Suites on the boardwalk from 6 PM to 11 PMTicket price which includes dinner is $100 per couple.  For additional information click HERE and for ticket information, please call Joe Lane at 302-537-2060.

The Summer Book Sale began on Monday, June 5th.  It is open from 9 AM to 11 AM, Monday through Friday through August 5th in the Masterson Center Room 5.  Be sure to stop by early and often as new books arrive daily throughout the summer!

The Hospitality Committee is sponsoring a Parish of St. Ann’s apparel sale(a variety of t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts with the St. Ann logo).  You can purchase and/or order these items on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Masterson Center from 9AM to 11AM and at the Garage and Tent Sale on July 5th, 6th and 7th.  Come check it out and spread the word!

Beginning on June 20th and continuing on Tuesdays through the month of July, Youth Minister Jamey Sturgill will be leading “Philosophy for Children”, a program from Montclair State University, from 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM in the Masterson Center Conference Room.  For more information, go on YouTube and see the video by typing “Philosophy for Children Matthew Lipman”.

The Parish of St. Ann is holding an Inquiry Drop-In on Tuesday, July 18th, at 6:30 PM in the Masterson Center for anyone who may be interested in or has thought about joining the Catholic Church.  Please spread the Word!

Gear up for an adventure!!  The 2017 Ecumenical Vacation Bible School will take place at Mariner’s Bethel  from July 10th through July 14th from 8:30 AM to 12 noon daily.  For information on how to sign up, click HERE.

Young Adult Prayer Group is gathering every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM at the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Please come and join us on July 11th!

Neighbors-in-Need Food Bank
When:  1st Sunday each month
Next Collection:  Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd
Items Needed:  Canned Tuna/Spam/Ham, Scrapple, Canned Veggies, Peanut Butter, Pasta & Noodles, Coffee    All food will be distributed locally.
Collection Site:  Bethany Area Realty, 778 Garfield Parkway (next to Wawa)
Additional information:  Call Ann Raskauskas at 302-537-9700

St. Ann’s Garage & Tent Overstock Sale – While supply lasts!! 
July 5, 6 & 7
9 AM – 11 AM
Select Furniture & more!!

St. Ann’s 37th Annual Bazaar Committee is looking for new volunteers, men and women of all ages.  We are an exciting group of folks who work together to raise funds for our parish.  The bazaar will take place on the parish campus this summer.  It will be held on Thursday, August 3rdChurchBazaarcl2(Premier Night 4pm-8pm),  Friday, August 4th (9am-5pm) and Saturday, August 5th (9am-12noon). To view the informational flyer, click HERE.  
There is much planning to be done in advance and we need your help.  You can make a difference, have fun and meet other wonderful people.  Don’t wait..call today!!
Please contact Alexis Sclama, at home on 410-560-1283, on her cell at 410-790-7669 or email at alexis.sclama@gmail.com

Please noteCollection for Bazaar items began May 1st.  Please do not drop off items prior to this date.  For additional information, including a list of accepted and unaccepted items, please click HERE.  Thank you!!

 

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If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents to St. Ann’s Parish, please complete the Parish Ministry Sign-Up form found by clicking HERE.  Place the completed form in the collection basket at any future Mass or drop it off in the mailbox outside the Parish Office.  Thank you!

 

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