Grief and Bereavement Sessions

Meetings for 2021-2022 have resumed. The first group will meet at 9:30am in the Delaney Hall. Until further notice all participants will be required to wear masks, respect appropriate
distancing and will have temperatures checked upon entry.

Attendees need not be parishioners as all are welcomed as brothers and sisters. The group is designed to care for each member new or old who struggle with losses from the recent or remote past.

Please note that because of the unanticipated number of participants in 2021, it might be necessary to conduct 2 smaller groups. In this case, the day would be unchanged but the first group would begin at 9am. Further details will be announced in the Bulletin if this change proves to be needed.

The group(s) are lead by physician and psychiatrist,
Daniel D. Cowell, MD, (302) 537-0769.

Session Dates for 2021 and 2022

2021
December-1 and 15
2022
January-5 and 19

QCD or RMD?

Are you 72 or older? Have you lost the ability to fully
deduct charitable contribu4ons because you no longer
itemize federal income tax deductions? Do you make
donations to St. Ann church regularly? If you answered
yes to these questions, you may want to consider making
a Qualified Charitable Distribu4on (QCD). A QCD is
generally a non-taxable distribution made directly by the
trustee of your IRA to St. Ann or other qualified chari4es.
A QCD reduces your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) and
thereby reduces taxes. If you are receiving a Required
Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA, a QCD can be
used to help satisfy the RMD. Please consult your tax
advisor or tax return preparer to determine if a QCD
could benefit you.

How Can I Help?

First of all, thanks for asking.

You are being enriched in every way for all generosity, which through us produces thanksgiving to God, for the administration of this public service is not only supplying the needs of the holy ones but is also overflowing in many acts of thanksgiving to God.

2 CORINTHIANS 9:11-12

We’re all in some pain and uncertainty here. Life goes on, but we’re unsure of how we can meet its many needs in these times.

Our parish has much the same difficulty. Obviously a lot has been curtailed, but we’re working very hard to do what we can; for example, we are streaming mass in the mornings. We’re using our website, MyParish app, and Facebook page to keep in touch and to provide spiritual resources for all of you. And, our support of those in our community who are less fortunate must continue.

All of this requires resources of one kind or another. Even when those resources are something like a building, we still need to provide funds to keep things going. The problem is, most of our revenue comes from our Sunday collection. And, for obvious reasons, that’s just not there anymore.

We need your help.

Now, we realize that some of you have financial challenges right now. But, if you are financially able to do so at this time, would you consider continuing your support of the parish, so that we can continue our good work? You can drop your contribution in the “SECURE” mail box outside the door to the Parish Office (on the right side of the door) or send a check for your regular donation to us in the mail at:

St. Ann Church
691 Garfield Avenue
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Better yet, consolidate your donations and send us a single check, rather than having to remember each week. And, best yet: Consider giving on line, as many of your fellow parishioners already do. Just click below, and you can sign up in just a few minutes.

And whatever you are able to do, please pray for our parish and for those who are suffering in these difficult times.

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