Parish and Family Life Committee

Annual Bazaar:The Annual Bazaar of the Parish welcomes volunteers of all ages!  There is something for everyone whether you want to make phone calls from home, solicit advertising for the program and items for the silent auction, sort donations, plan marketing throughout the year, bake for the bake sale, set-up rooms, assist customers or help selling during the event.  The Annual Bazaar needs you!  The committee begins planning in January and the event takes place each year during the first full weekend in August.  New ideas are always welcome for the parish’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  Join the Bazaar Committee and have fun making a difference in the parish and community. Call Alexis Sclama at 410-790-7669 or email her at alexis.sclama@gmail.com

Bazaar Workshop:The workshop meets two Thursday mornings a month from September through May(see the bulletin or parish calendar for dates). Women of the parish meet in Delaney Hall to paint, sew, quilt, do needlework and small crafts which are sold at the Bazaar.  All supplies are provided. It is a great way to meet new parishioners and learn a new craft at the same time!   All women of the parish are encouraged to come and share ideas for projects which would be appropriate for the annual August Bazaar. Coffee and light refreshments are served.  For information call Pat Duchesne 302-539-1774.

Bowling League: Beginning after Labor Day, the League bowls on Wednesday afternoons at 1PM at the Millsboro Bowling Lanes, 213 Mitchell Street, Millsboro, DE 19966. The League currently consists of approximately 20 teams of 5 bowlers each. It is a mixed league of men and women, generally over 55 years of age. Bowlers of all skill levels are welcome. It is an afternoon of friendly competition and socializing. Membership is open and not limited to parishioners of St. Ann. It is a non-sanctioned league, thereby keeping the weekly fees down to $13.00. The 30 week season ends in April with a fun-filled bowling banquet and awards ceremony.  If you are interested in joining, you are welcome to attend the annual preseason organizational meeting usually held in the 2nd week of August in Delaney Hall (details in the bulletin). You may also contact Mark Anderson at 302-541-5445 for more information.

Hospitality Committee:The Hospitality members strive to promote fellowship and inspire parishioners to become involved in the life of the parish.  The committee meets the first Monday of each month, September through June, in the Masterson Center at 7 PM.  They sponsor Hospitality Sundays, the Parish Picnic and Pot Luck Suppers.  New members are most welcome.  Call Theresa Orhelein at 302-539-0917 or email her at teacher19970@yahoo.com for additional information.

Hospitality Sunday:  It is held on the second Sunday of each month, October through April.  Coffee and donuts are served after the 10:30 AM Mass at St. Ann Church and after the 9 AM Mass at OLG.  It  provides our community an opportunity to gather, welcome new members and enjoy each other’s company.  All parishioners are welcome!

Parish Picnic:This is a parish event located at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church grounds.  It is usually held in September.  Call Theresa Orhelein at 302-539-0917 or email her at teacher19970@yahoo.com for additional information.

Parish Pot Luck Dinners: Dates are published in the bulletin. Everyone is invited, including families with children.  Just bring a hearty dish for 10 to share. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather and talk to one another in an informal setting.  Call Theresa Orhelein 302-539-0917 or Julie Van Dyke 908-268-5695 for further information.

Men’s Club:The Men’s Club is celebrating its 32nd year in the Parish. It promotes spiritual growth and a sense of community within the parish and local community. Members are an active group with varied backgrounds who seek to strengthen ties among themselves, the Church, and parishioners. They also assist in parish spiritual, educational and social activities to support social concerns in the local community. They support many volunteer efforts and meet on the third Tuesday of the month, except July, August and December, at 7pm with social activities beginning at 6:30pm.  Men of our parish are encouraged to join this religious social club, working for the good of the Parish. For information contact:  John Dodd at 410-598-7266 (john.dodd@bdc-healthit.com).

The current officers are:
President                Frank Mack                302-539-5752
frankmack97@yahoo.com
Vice President        Bill Evans                   302-539-4542
mgbill@icloud.com
Treasurer                John Schilling            302-564-7832
tenniswindydc@yahoo.com
Secretary                 John Dodd                 302-616-1293
john.dodd@bdc-healthit.com
Chaplain                  Caz Chodnicki           302-537-7831
ccychod@verizon.net

Sodality:The members of Sodality usually meet the first Thursday of each  month, September through May, praying the Rosary at 8:10, worshiping at 8:30 Mass, followed by attending the monthly meeting(for exact dates and times, please check the bulletin or parish calendar). The primary purpose of Sodality is to help its members acquire a deep love and devotion for Mary. Members participate in charitable works for parishioners and the community like the “Children’s Book Project”(for more information click HERE).   In addition they encourage and promote participation in all parish activities.  All women of the parish, full time and part time, are encouraged and welcome to attend the meetings and the various functions.

The current officers are:
Pref   Joan Kornacki    302-260-2275
VPref Sheila Buffler    302-604-1570/Susan Pautler 301-294-1620
Sec     Karen Lucas      302-537-3762
Treas Kathy Langley   302-537-0718/Susan Tripodi  202-345-5484

The Knights of Columbus:  The St. Ann Chapter of the Knights of Columbus meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM in Delaney Hall.  Membership is open to all practicing-Catholic men, 18 years of age and older.  The Council is charged with supporting all clergy, especially the Pastor in his work.   This is done by supporting all Parish activities and organizations when called to do so.  The Council is part of an international organization of over 1.8 million members, founded in 1882 by a Catholic priest, Fr. Michael J. McGivney.  For more information about becoming part of the largest Catholic family fraternal charitable organization, contact George Meringolo at 302-272-1534 or email gjmerin@gmail.com.