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


Oh what a wonderful Bazaar!  Many thanks to the generous volunteers, parish staff and community for all of your support that helped to make this 39th Annual Bazaar a giant success this year!  We have a fabulous community and are very blessed to have one another.

Summer Mass Schedule
(June 24, 2019 through September 6, 2019)

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Monday – Saturday              8:30 am
Saturday           4:00 pm/ 6pm (Vigil Masses)
Sunday             7:30 am/ 9:00am/ 10:30 am/ 12noon

 

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Saturday  5:30 pm (Vigil Mass)
Sunday    9:00 am/ 11:00am/ 2:00 pm(Spanish)

 

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Every time I turn on the news, it seems that there is another shooting, another personal attack on someone’s reputation, more name-calling and a general lack of respect for and courtesy toward another person.  I really do not know the reasons for the lack of civility that seems to be running rampant.  But I really believe that the coarseness seems to be getting worse and worse.
Years ago when I was in elementary school, I remember the wonderful Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary had many wonderful little sayings.  One of them, among others, that I remember very well is, “If you don’t have something nice to say about someone, then don’t say anything at all”.  Wise advice, good advice!  I wish I was a bit better than I am at following it.
If we all were better at following that wise piece of advice, our homes, neighborhoods, businesses, schools, state, nation and world would all be better places.  I can’t make someone else follow it, but I can try mightily to do my best to be careful in my speech.

And I think that all of us can make that same effort.  You and I can make our little piece of the world more Christ-like and more human.  We can’t expect it to begin with someone else.  It has to begin with us.
May all of us think before we speak, ponder our words carefully and work to be agreeable even if we disagree.  May the Holy Spirit inspire us to be better neighbors to all we meet.

Have a Great Bethany Beach Week!

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FORMED offers faith formation in an engaging style with the best Catholic teachers, authors and speakers on demand 24/7.  From prayer and formation to family and children’s movies, you can find it.  FORMED has it all in one place.
To register, go to stannbb.formed.org ; click “Register”; enter your name, email address and desired password.  You’re all set!  You are now ready to access the inspiring and engaging content on FORMED.org.   Don’t wait!  Do it today!

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.  Adults have the opportunity to inquire about Church teachings and experience how Catholic Christians live their faith.  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults will prepare those who wish to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist.  If you’d like to learn more, click below:

To speak to someone on the RCIA team, contact JoAnna Keller at 302-539-5443 or email at  rciadir@stannsbethany.org.   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.

“Politics is one of the highest forms of charity because it seeks the common good.”  Pope Francis
There 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.
http://www.cdow.org/join-the-catholic-advocacy-network/

Catholic Forum

We are excited to announce a new broadcast station, day and time for Catholic Forum!   Listen every Saturday morning at 11:00 on Relevant Radio 640.    Listen online anytime at www.cdow.org/CatholicForum, or search “Catholic Forum” on Apple, Spotify or iHeartRadio podcasts.  For photos, information regarding upcoming guests, links and more, “Like” Catholic Forum on Facebook at www.facebook.com/catholicforum