2021 Annual Catholic Appeal

Disciples of Christ, Witnesses of Hope

“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.

You can contribute to the Appeal by using the pledge card and return envelope mailed to your home, by accessing the Appeal website at www.cdow.org/annualcatholicappeal and clicking “How to Donate” or by completing a pledge card located at the exit doors of the church.

To learn more about the Annual Catholic Appeal visit the diocesan website at www.cdow.org/annualcatholicappeal.

In today’s Gospel Jesus tells us, “I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep.”

Everyone is welcomed to the flock by Jesus.
We too, must act faithfully to reach out to all individuals, especially those who feel neglected or abandoned. As Jesus committed His life to being the “one shepherd”, we too must commit ourselves as Catholics, to providing service to all.

There are several diocesan ministries and programs that offer help for those who feel estranged and marginalized by society. As baptized Christians, it is our shared responsibility to respond to Jesus’ command to love and serve one another.


The Annual Catholic Appeal provides financial support for a wide range of spiritual, pastoral, and educational services that assist not only the poor and suffering, but anyone who seeks assistance regardless of age, race or social class. Many thanks to those who have responded to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal your generosity is deeply appreciated.

Virtual On-line Auction
Now in progress

To help offset the financial loss that our parish has had, the Bazaar Fundraising Committee is sponsoring a new virtual On-line Sale and Auction.
100% of proceeds to benefit the Parish of St Ann

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL AUCTION?

A virtual auction is an online version of a traditional, in-person auction with the main difference being that it will be ongoing, new items posted as they become available. Each item will list a description, opening bid amount, bidding dollar increments, and closing date with time; listings will be on the “Virtual Fundraiser at the Parish of St Ann” Facebook page. Each new bid posted will be visible for all to see.

BIDDING GUIDELINES
  1. Bidding may be done on the “Virtual Fundraiser at the Parish of St Ann” Facebook page or by calling Alexis Sclama at 410-790-7669 and your bid will be place for you.
  2. Follow predefined bid increments listed for each item.
  3. The highest VALID bid at the close of the auction constitutes the winning bid.
  4. Please note any restrictions listed for auction items.
  5. All bids are binding.
  6. Payment for items may be made with cash, or personal checks.
  7. Items may be picked up at the Parish of St Ann, Delaney Hall, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany, Monday – Thursday, 9am -11am or by appointment.
VIRTUAL AUCTION DONATIONS NEEDED 

Consider donating home décor, gift certificates, adult spirits, baskets, services, any new or gently used items that are in excellent condition. Each donation must be submitted for approval by emailing a photo, if possible, with a description of your item(s) to parishofstannbazaar@gmail.com or call 410-790-7669. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to supporting our parish!

Like us on Facebook @ “Virtual Fundraiser at The Parish of St Ann

Need more help on ways that you can participate, please call Alexis Sclama, Bazaar Chairperson, at 410-790-7669.

Grief and Bereavement Sessions

Grief and Bereavement sessions are on Wednesdays in Delaney Hall from 9:30 am to 11:30 am on the dates listed below. Attendance is open to anyone who has experienced one or more losses in the recent or remote past that have been difficult to resolve. The group is designed to do its best to welcome and care for each member.

Attendees need not be parishioners as all sufferers are warmly welcomed as our brothers and sisters.

Please note that masks and social distancing will be required of all participants. Because of the current Covid-19 situation, I’ve decided it might be better to begin later and end later than in previous years and to meet in the Hall in order to facilitate social distancing.

The meeting schedule is as follows:
March 24
April 7 and 21
May 5 and 19
June 2

The groups are conducted in a professional manner and are lead by physician and psychiatrist, Daniel D Cowell, MD (302) 537-0769. Former members are encouraged to attend because they have much valuable experience to offer newcomers.

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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