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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

Summer Mass Schedule
(June 23 through September 2)

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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

 

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

 

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I want to let you know, about a week ago we paid off the mortgage for Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.  It was a twenty-year mortgage, paid off in ten years!  I want to express my sincere thanks to our parishioners, part-time parishioners and visitors.  It is only because of your generosity that this could happen.  I am most appreciative of your financial support of the parish and the many, many ways that you serve both the church and community.  May God bless you with all good things.
Also, as I write this, the project of Our Lady of Guadalupe parking lot expansion should be starting shortly.  We have already added additional handicapped parking spaces and a right-turn-only exit lane.  We plan on doubling the number of parking spaces.  Again, this can only be done with your help.  We will be taking out a parking-lot mortgage to do this project.  This mortgage is only possible because of your past financial support.  And it can only be paid off with your continued support in the future.  I am sure that with your help, we will be able to successfully pay off this mortgage.  Thank you again for your continued financial support.

On another more troubling and extremely sad note, I want to invite all of us to participate in a day of Prayer and Fasting for the Healing of the Church.  On Friday, September 14, we will begin the day as usual with 8:30AM Mass.  After Mass, we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.  At 10AM and 12 Noon, the Rosary will be prayed.  At 3PM the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed.  Benediction will follow the Chaplet at 3:30PM.  At 4PM there will be a Prayer Service and at 7PM there will be Prayer around the Cross.
As all of us are at a loss to explain or to understand the terrible revelations of the last few weeks and, indeed, of the last many years, it is most appropriate to do what we always do in time of need.  We turn to the Lord in prayer to be our rock, our safety, our hope.  We want to pray for the Church and especially for all the innocent victims of clergy sexual abuse.  Please mark your calendar and plan to join us to pray fervently for healing for the victims and for the Church that we all so dearly love.

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 i
f 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  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.

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