Seeking Coordinator or Director of Religious Education

The Parish of St Ann, Bethany Beach is seeking a full-time Coordinator/Director of Religious Education to begin July 1, 2022. The parish program has both English and Spanish language sections serving 150 children from grade 1 to 8.  The successful candidate need not be bilingual but must be a Roman Catholic in good standing, possess an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, and experience in a parish catechetical program.  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Please send your resume and letters of recommendation to:

Reverend John Klevence
Pastor, Parish of St Ann
691 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE 19930.

Synod Process
Presentation Available

The presentation on the Synod process by Sr. Ann David Strohminger, O.S.F. took place in Delaney Hall on Tuesday, March 15 at 1:00PM. Sister Ann David is the Bishop’s delegate for the religious and a member of the Diocesan Synod Committee. A recording of the presentation is available on YouTube, and may be viewed by clicking the icon below:

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On February 12, 2022, Bishop Koenig officially began the diocesan phase of the Synod with listening sessions held for parish representatives throughout the diocese. Listening sessions will be made available to Catholic parishes, schools and organizations throughout the diocese until May 31, 2022.

Bishop Koenig has asked us to pray for the synod, its participants, and its goals, using the Adsumus Sancte Spiritus (“We stand before you Holy Spirit”) Prayer.  It is the prayer which has been used for hundreds of years at Councils, Synods and other Church gatherings.

If you would like to learn more about the Synod and why it is important to you, and to pray the Adsumus Sancte Spiritus to support the Synod, click the image below:

Our Dearly Departed

As a convenience for our parishioners and their families, we have begun posting information on upcoming funerals held at our parish. Look here, on our mass schedule page for information first, and if you have any additional questions, you can call our Parish Office using the information at the bottom of this page.

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 Distribution (QCD). A QCD is
generally a non-taxable distribution made directly by the
trustee of your IRA to St. Ann or other qualified charities.
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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