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

Mass Schedule

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Monday – Friday          8:30 am
Saturday                       8:30 am / 4:00 pm
Sunday                          7:30 am / 10: 30 am

 

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


                               

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For Daily Readings click here


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.

 

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.

 

from-the-desk-ofThis week we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church.  Because the feast falls on a Lenten Sunday, it is transferred to the Monday.  It seems that St. Joseph is sometimes a forgotten saint.  Unless we are trying to sell our house, we often turn to other saints to ask for their help.
St. Joseph, however, has a very unique role in salvation history.  There is no other person who takes on a role like the role that St. Joseph fills.  As the foster father of Jesus and the husband of Mary, St. Joseph is unique in his place.  He is most deserving of our honor, respect and imitation.  As we honor St. Joseph, we need to try to be more like him in faith, hope and love.
St. Joseph, pray for us!

Have a great Bethany Beach week!

 

                              Mark Your Calendar

From March 1st through March 31st, the Church of St. Ann in conjunction with USO Delaware is again collecting“Items for the Troops”.   Please bring donated items to Delaney Hall, Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 2 PM.
Suggested items include:  individually packaged Slim Jims, crackers,  breakfast bars, chips, cookies and nuts; paper towels; bottled water; 13-gallon kitchen garbage bags; gallon-sized Zip-Lock freezer bags; and personal hygiene items.
Thank you in advance for your support!

St. Ann’s Sodality and Men’s Club will jointly host a Communion Brunch on April 2nd in Delaney Hall after the 10:30 Mass.  The guest speaker, Kevin Reilly, played football for Villanova University and for the Philadelphia Eagles.  His career was shortened by a Desmoid tumor caused by football injuries.  As a result, he has had his left arm, shoulder and a number of ribs amputated.  He did not give up and subsequently went on to a 30-year career at Xerox.  Thanks to his faith and resiliency, he has also become a successful motivational speaker.
Tickets are $15 and are limitedMac’s Catering will be serving a delicious brunch.  Please get your tickets early by calling Tom Keeley at 302-537-7864 or Lenore Thommes at 302-537-9997.

The Parish of St. Ann will be hosting its annual Lenten Prayer, Soup and Salad on April 5th. The new time is 12 noon for Prayer and 1 PM for Soup&Salad.  If you can make soup, please call Fran Slahetka at 302-537-5363 and let her know the type and amount of soup you will bring. What is needed is Chicken Soup, Vegetable Soup(beef or otherwise), Bean Soup and Fish Chowder.  Please bring your homemade soup to Delaney Hall by 11 AM on Wednesday April 5th.  Thank you!!

The Bethany Beach AARP Tax-Aide Program will begin operating again at St. Ann’s in the aarpMasterson Center Rooms 4, 5, 6 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from February 6th through April 12th, excluding holidays.  If you are interested, please call 302-858-3575 to schedule an appointment.  Please do not call St. Ann’s office for this service.  For additional information, click HERE.

 

 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).
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 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 will begin this year on May 1st.  Please do not drop off items prior to this date.  Thank you!!

 

To view the entire Parish Calendar click HERE.    calendat

 

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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!

 

“Politics is one of the highest forms of charity because it seeks the common good.”  Pope Francis

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