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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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.

 

Are you or someone you love suffering from Addiction?
Help is here…
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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, August 22nd, 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.

 

I feel that it is both my duty and responsibility to make a comment about the recent horrific event that took place in Charlottesville, VA.  To say the least, it was totally repugnant and demands condemnation.  I am so pleased that many political and religious leaders have come forward to condemn, not only the action, but the attitude that led to such a horrible event.  Also it is wonderful to see and hear so many citizens expressing their repugnance as well.  I certainly agree with their disgust and condemnation and I stand with them.
Sadly, many of those who were espousing the positions of white supremacists and the evil, repugnant KKK would claim to be Christians.  I have no idea as to how they can make this claim.  There is no Christian tradition, of which I am aware, that would state that hatred and prejudice are part of what Almighty God calls us to practice.  In fact, it is the exact opposite.  In Luke 10:27, Jesus replies to a question about the greatest commandment with these words:”You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself”.
Prejudice, hate and racism are abhorrent and deserving of condemnation.  No follower of Jesus Christ can do anything but stand against such evil.
Each one of us has to take a hard look at ourselves.  We need to examine our own outlook on others.  We need to know and internalize the reality that each one of us is a child of God.  Each one of us has God-given dignity.
As we remember this very sad day in the life of our nation, we need to both work and pray that prejudice, hate and racism may be consigned to the trash heap of history where they belong.

Have a great Bethany Beach week!

Thank you –
to all those who helped make our annual bazaar a great success!
Your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated.

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 Parish of St. Ann is holding an Inquiry Drop-In on Tuesday, August 22nd, 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!

St. Ann’s Bowling League preseason bowling meeting will be held on August 23rd at 10 AM in Delaney Hall.  Please attend!

Young Adult Prayer Group is gathering every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30PM at the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Please come and join us on September 12!

The Annual St. Ann’s Men’s Club Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for the Salt Pond, Friday, September 15th.  The field will check in at 7:45 and tee off at 8:30 AM.  Men and women are invited: Best Ball-Capt’s choice, foursomes welcomed or assigned a team.  Nominal cost of $75 includes Tournament play, cart, lunch, beer, soda and prizes. (Salt Pond members pay $55.)  Or, come join us for lunch, $16.  Make checks payable to St. Ann’s Men’s Club Payment must be received before September 9th Everyone is invited to play!  Help us raise revenue for worthy recipients in our community.
For reservations, contact Dick Malone, 302-537-2267 or richardmalone@mchsi.com  You may also mail your payment to Dick at 440 Canal Way W, Bethany Beach, DE  19930.

Neighbors-in-Need Food Bank
When:  1st weekend each month
Next Collection:  Saturday, Sept. 2nd/Sunday, Sept. 3rd
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

Let’s build an even greater sense of community!!
Proudly wear a St. Ann’s shirt.

Sponsored by the Hospitality Committee, the sale includes adult and youth short sleeve T-shirts, adult long sleeve T-shirts, men’s and ladies’ short sleeve polo shirts, and hooded and zip (hooded) sweatshirts.  Proceeds go to our Parish.
We will be selling the St. Ann’s apparel at the Parish picnic, September 24th.
Call Theresa at 302-530-0917 or Nancy at 302-539-5443 for details.

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

catholic-advocacyThere are many social issues facing us on a national and state-wide level.  You can make a big difference in just 5 minutes.  Use the link below to learn more and to join the Catholic Advocacy Network today.
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