Reflections

We’ve added a new feature to our website – you’ll not only be able to view articles and videos explaining the Sunday readings on our Sunday Companion page, but also a reflection on the reading for each day of the week. You can access it from our Sunday page (do some exploring; we promise, it’s worth taking a peek!).

Or you can go directly there by just clicking below . . .

Please feel free to leave some feedback by clicking the icon to the left; we’d like to know how your feel!

Quiet Mass

The 7:30AM Sunday Quiet Mass at St. Ann will continue thru the Lenten Season. That is, there will be no music or singing at that Mass.

The reason this is being done is that it has come to our attention that during COVID, there are people concerned about coming to Mass because of the singing. Studies show that activities related to performing arts, such as
singing, speaking loudly, and playing instruments in close proximity to others carry an elevated risk compared to other activities. Such activities require social distancing to be more than twice the regular 6 foot distance.

The Parish Council has discussed this issue with the Liturgy Committee and this is the recommendation. I hope that this will make at least a few more people feel comfortable enough to come back to church to attend the Quiet Mass.

2020 Annual Catholic Appeal

“Seeing Christ in the Faces of Others”

For Your Information: The Annual Catholic Appeal
is still in progress. Our parish goal is $184,000. So
far, we have $170,000 pledged and $152,000
collected. If you have not yet pledged/gifted to the
Appeal, it is not too late to do so. Appeal envelopes
can be found at both churches.

“No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and His love is brought to perfection in us.” 1 John 4:14.

The Annual Catholic Appeal, with its theme, “Seeing Christ in the Faces of Others” continues throughout our diocese. Funds raised though the Appeal bring hope, comfort, compassion and love into the lives of many people. Appeal supported ministries touch thousands of individuals and families throughout Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore providing essential service that knows no race, no age, no social class, but rather knows only those who come to the Church for help are special in the eyes of Our Lord.
Now more than ever, these ministries are needed. Your support demonstrates your compassion and concern for God’s people and your willingness to share your blessings with those in need.

During the week of June 1, you may receive a mailing from Bishop Malooly inviting your participation in the Annual Catholic Appeal. For those of you who have given to this year’s Appeal, thank you for your generosity. For those who have not, please prayerfully consider supporting this important effort.

To learn more about the Annual Catholic Appeal, visit the Diocesan website.

Note: Due to the current COVID-19 crisis and the required suspension of Mass, the scheduled Commitment Weekend in-pew solicitation process will not be conducted. Contributions can be made online by clicking below:

Alternatively, call the diocesan development office at (302) 573-3120, or contact the development director, Deborah Fols, at dfols@cdow.org.

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