The Church of St. Ann in Bethany Beach is an Official Pilgrimage Church for the Diocese of Wilmington, DE
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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

Have 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 302-537-1015 or email at
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.

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.

From the Pastor’s Desk

This week on Thursday, October 20th, we will have the communal celebration of the Anointing of the Sick.  The service will begin at 4 PM at St. Ann Church.  Anyone of advanced age, or with chronic illness or upcoming surgery, can be anointed.  The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick may be received more than once.  If you have already been anointed, it does not stop you from receiving the sacrament again.  If you need to be anointed, join us Thursday, October 20th at 4 PM at the Church of St. Ann to pray for God’s healing through the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

Have a great Bethany Beach week!


Mass Schedule

Church of St. Ann

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

Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Rt. 17, Roxana, DE)

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

For Daily Readings click here

                              Mark Your Calendar

We are collecting items for the Troops on behalf of USO Delaware from September 17th through October 21st.  Please drop off your donations in Delaney Hall.  Thank you!

A Stop Hunger Now project will take place in Delaney Hall on Sunday, October 23rd at 1:45 PM.  Sixty people will gather and, in less than three hours, prepare 15,000 meals to be distributed to needy children throughout the world. All ingredients for the meals are paid for as a result of the VIC Dance.  Please note that standing for up to two hours may be required.   If you would like to help make a difference in our world, please call Joe Lane at 302-537-2060.

40 Days for Life: September 28-November 6
Peaceful rally in Dover at the planned parenthood…go any day… but, this year, Thursday is the day for the Parish of St. Ann.  Interested?? Carpool??  Please call Hilda Mary at 302-539-9475.

Open House for Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is scheduled for November 8th from 9 AM to 1 PM.  For additional information, call Lisa Edmunds at 410-208-1600 or click HERE.

To view the entire Parish Calendar click HERE.

Parish Ministry Sign-Up

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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