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.  Sessions are beginning in September.  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

I want to remind you that we have restarted our weekly Tuesday Exposition.  Exposition takes place at 1 PM, followed by quiet and prayerful time.  The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed at 3 PM followed by Benediction.
I encourage all of us to try to come and spend some time with Jesus.  Whether it’s an hour or five minutes, time with the Lord is never wasted.  Make visiting with the Lord, present in the Blessed Sacrament, a part of your Tuesday routine.
Our annual Parish picnic is fast approaching.  The picnic will be held on Sunday, September 25th, from 3 to 5 PM on the grounds of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.  All parishioners are invited to attend.  The picnic is always a fun time with good food and drink, great company and hopefully good weather.  Mark your calendar and plan on being there.

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

The Parish picnic is fast approaching…. Sunday, September 25 from 3-5PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is a Parish event. ALL PARISHIONERS ARE INVITED! The Parish will be providing all food and drinks. If you can help with serving food, monitoring games, set-up or clean-up, please call Theresa at 539-0917.

On Tuesday, September 27th, the St. Ann’s Men’s Club will sponsor a Mini-Retreat focused on Amoris Laetitia of April 2016.   Open to all men of the Parish, the retreat will begin with 8:30 AM Mass in St. Ann’s Church, followed by light refreshments in Delaney Hall while gathering for Fr. Kennedy’s presentations.  The formal part of the retreat will conclude at noon.  There is no charge for the retreat, but please sign up in advance  with Ken Fischer at or 410-814-8558.  For additional information, click HERE.

Come and stand up for Life!  Life Chain, Sunday, October 2nd from 2 PM to 4 PM on Route 1 in South Bethany.  Come!

On Thursday, October 6th, at 7 PM in Delaney Hall, Mr. Thomas Jewett, retired from the Office of Parish and Family Life of our diocese, will give a presentation and answer questions regarding Catholic Moral and Social Teaching, forming conscience and the challenges we face in building a more just and peaceful world. Please come to this informative presentation!

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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