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 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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(Rt. 17, Roxana, DE)

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


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Join me in welcoming to our parish our new associate pastor, Fr. Martin.  He brings with him a lot of enthusiasm and energy.  I know that you will welcome him warmly and will make him feel at home very quickly.  Also, we welcome a visiting priest from Africa, Fr. Francios Palm.  Fr. Palm comes from Burkina Faso and will be with us from the end of June to the end of August.  He will be assisting with the weekday and Sunday masses, confessions and in some other areas.  I am sure you will welcome him to St. Ann and help him to make our parish his home away from home.
In addition, I would like to bring to your attention our Sunday Mass schedule.  With summer days upon us, we welcome our many visitors with additional mass times added to our schedule so we can celebrate together.

Have a Great Bethany Beach Week!

Dear St. Ann and Our Lady of Guadalupe Families,
I had the opportunity to meet many of you at daily Mass.  A couple of you mentioned an article you had read in The Dialog about my journey to the priesthood.  For those who do not know my story and those whom I have not yet had the opportunity to meet, I would like to briefly introduce myself.
My journey to the Catholic Church has taken me down many exciting paths.  You will hear me incorporate those experiences into my homilies.  After converting to the Church as a child, my faith journey has taken me to different countries, different states and several different parishes within the Diocese of Wilmington.  Though I was never assigned here at St.  Ann, I feel like it is a kind of homecoming.  Just last week, as I entered St. Ann Church for daily Mass, I saw a man and woman from prior parish assignments.  For me, nothing resonates more powerfully to how the Catholic Church is “one, holy, catholic and apostolic”, than to see fellow Catholics go to Mass while on vacation.
Fr. Klevence has told me of the many wonderful programs already in place here at St. Ann and Our Lady of Guadalupe, which is very exciting.  I especially look forward to helping with Religious Education and leading Spiritual Retreats.
As the weeks progress during the summer and beyond, I am hoping to get to know each and every one of you, as we build up Christ’s church here in Bethany Beach, Delaware.
Please keep me in your prayers as I keep you in mine.
Pax Christi,
Fr. Lance Martin

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June typically signals a time to slow down for the summer. It’s a time to relax, refresh and renew both personally and spiritually.While you’re out at the beach, a lake, in the park or waiting for an appointment, your myParish app gives you quick access to many aspects of your Catholic life every day.
One touch takes you to the USCCB readings of the day. Another and you will find 49 prayers in the Prayer button. Catching up on the news is a snap by touching the News button. There are interesting articles from the Catholic News Agency. Looking for someone to share a rosary? Push the Rosary button and hear the soothing voice of Fr. John Riccardo.
Have a moment for a quick read? Click the Inspire Daily light bulb and find daily blogs from Catholic writers based on the day’s readings.
Trying to find a church while traveling this summer? Tap the 3 lines in the upper left hand corner while on the myParish app. Then type in the zip code of your destination where it says Find a Parish. In seconds you will see the closest 10 parishes to that location using the app. Don’t know the zip code? Touch the Discover Mass button and enter a city name and state.
All these aspects of Catholic life and more can be found in your myParish app.  May it allow you an experience of our faith, just a fingertip away. Catholic life every day.

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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.  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  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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