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In Christ’s Peace,
Fr. John Klevence
Summer Mass Schedule
(June 23 through September 2)
Monday – Saturday 8:30 am
Saturday 4:00 pm/ 6:00 pm (Vigil Masses)
Sunday 7:30 am/ 9:00 am/10:30 am/12 noon
Saturday 5:30 pm (Vigil Mass)
Sunday 9:00 am/ 11:00am/ 2:00 pm(Spanish)
For Daily Readings click here
Thanks to all who worked on last week’s overstock sale for the bazaar! The weather was good and hot but we were spared from the rain. It was a very successful two days. Your hard work is greatly appreciated!
Next week we welcome Fr. Les Schmidt to our parish for an Appeal for the work of the Church in Appalachia. Fr. Schmidt has been here before and you have been generous in response to his appeal. Thank you for your past generosity and please try to be generous this year as well.
This week we will begin our annual St. Ann Novena on Wednesday, July 18th. The Novena prayers will be prayed at the daily 8:30am Mass beginning on July 18th and end on July 26th, the Feast of St. Ann and St. Joachim. On Sunday, July 22nd, the Novena prayers will be prayed at the 12 noon Mass.
As many of you have read in last week’s Dialog, Bishop Malooly has reappointed me as pastor of St.Ann/Our Lady of Guadalupe. I am very happy at the reappointment and grateful to the Bishop for giving me the opportunity to extend my time of service here at Bethany Beach.
It seems an opportune time to extend my thanks to the parishioners, both full and part time, for welcoming me so warmly six years ago. You made me a part of this family of faith and I am most grateful. I think that we have worked well together, as disciples of the risen Lord, to share the Light of Christ. As we know, there is still much work to do. I look forward to working with you to keep the Light of Christ burning brighter in this corner of Sussex County. My prayer for the next six years is that all of us will continue to grow in faith, hope and love and that we will be known for the love that we have for God and for one another.
Have a great Bethany Beach Week!
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Our parish-renewing Journey program is on the way!
So far we’ve had people speaking at our weekend Masses two times and we held a preliminary registration in early May.
Is Journey for you?
Consider the following questions: do you sometimes feel like you’ve heard about Jesus but never really got to know Him personally? Or does it seem like you once had a meaningful relationship with Christ but now that all seems to be part of the past?
Journey is an opportunity to spend six weeks re-entering into and renewing your relationship with Christ through scripture, brief scripture-based video clips, and reflection and sharing in a small group. It will begin the week of October 7 and end the week of November 17 with the groups meeting once a week. Registration is still open and if you’d like to learn more about The Journey call the Office of Faith Formation at (302-539-5443) or click HERE.
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 302-539-5443 or email at email@example.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.
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