Clergy Study Week – No Masses
February 6-10

During the week of February 6, all the priests of our diocese will be attending our clergy study week. Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 6. The Mass intentions for Tuesday through Friday will be celebrated on those days at the Masses during the study week. There will be NO Masses here at St. Ann on these four days. However, the Rosary will be prayed each day at 8:30am.

Please pray for the priests of our diocese during these days of study and fraternity. Thank you!

Helping You Help Your Kids
February 26

5 out of 6 young people confirmed in your parish today will no longer be practicing their Catholic faith within 10 years of their Confirmation

Spend an hour . . .

. . . Because you care

A generation is a group of people at the same stage of their lives – like parents of young children. Or the children themselves.

But generation also means to create something.

St. Ann Parish wants to invite you to the creation of a new link between generations, a link of faith: a
Re-generation.

Parents are the best teachers of their children, especially for the kindling of a strong Catholic faith. But many may not feel up to the task. Re-generation is an exploration of some of the questions about their faith that may puzzle your children. We’ll meet as parents, in an informal atmosphere, to talk about those concerns, and what we believe. It’s not a class, but a sharing with other parents of some of the problems, concerns, issues, and uncertainties our children have, and some of the answers to those concerns that we may find in our faith and with each other.

When: Sunday, February 26 2023
Where: Delaney Hall
Time: 8:45-10:00 AM
Contact: dre@stannsbethany.org

Did we mention coffee?

Let us help you help your children grow in their faith.

Let us help you grow in yours, because your children need you.

“All is well, provided the light returns.
The reappearance of the light is the same
as the survival of the soul.”

Victor Hugo

The home is the first school of Christian life and “a school for human enrichment.”

CCC 1657

Bishop Koenig at St. Ann
December 25

On Christmas Day, St. Ann Parish was honored to celebrate the Eucharist with Bishop Koenig. Bishop Koenig celebrated Christmas Mass at 4 different parishes in Southern Delaware, including St. Ann.

More pictures and Fr. Klevence’s reflections on his recent heart surgery can be found in the article by Mike Smith in the Coastal Point; just click below:

AARP Tax Preparation now scheduling
January 16

The AARP Tax-Aide program will again offer free tax return assistance and preparation, for Seniors and taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, at St. Ann’s Masterson Center.

Our volunteers may only prepare returns for which they have been trained. This training does not include rental property or business income that involves depreciation or inventories. In addition, we cannot prepare returns for taxpayers who own digital assets, such as virtual/crypto currencies, as this is outside of AARP’s scope.

Similar to last year, taxpayers will remain in their cars while their tax returns are being prepared; volunteers will retrieve documents from taxpayers through the car window. However, when tax returns are completed, taxpayers will be invited inside for a review of their tax return.

Volunteers will be preparing 2022 Federal and State tax returns on Mondays through Wednesdays from February 6th to April 12th . If you are interested, please call 302-858-3575 between the hours of 9am and 3pm beginning Monday January 16, to schedule an appointment. Do NOT call the St. Ann Church office for this service.

Prior to your appointment you MUST pick up an AARP-required Intake Form, along with a checklist of items you must bring to your appointment. These can be picked up from a box outside the side entrance of the Masterson Center (the door across from Delaney Hall). Please complete the Intake form PRIOR to your appointment and bring it with you to your appointment, along with all applicable items from the list provided. You may request to have these documents emailed to you but you must be able to print them and bring them with you to your appointment; the completed documents cannot be returned by email.

Want more information about the program? Click below:

Accepting mass intentions for 2024
January 17

Mass Intentions for 2023 have been completely filled. We are accepting Mass Card requests for 2024. If
you wish to have a mass offered for a deceased or living friend or family, please send us an email with the following information: person’s name (indicate if deceased or living), time & date of mass; church; and donor’s name.

We understand the preference of some to have masses said on specific dates (birthdays or death anniversaries). Due to the high volume of requests (and at times for the same dates), we will note date/time we receive your emails or written requests, and these will be handled on a first-come -first-serve basis. Thank you for your patience We pray for our beloved and cooperation.



Send email to: office@stannsbethany.org. You may also come to the parish office with your written request. Thank you.

Rosary and Scapular Initiative

“With the help of his fiancée, Lillian, fellow parishioners at St. Ann Parish in Bethany Beach and others who are partnering with him, small bags are filled with a rosary, scapular and literature explaining each, as well as how to pray the rosary.”

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The Rosary and Scapular Initiative is a group of parishioners who are devoted to propagating both of those sacramentals throughout our communities: local, national, and international. Starting in September, they will meet every  Tuesday and Thursday in the Masterson Center in room 7 at 9:00 AM, to assemble Rosary kits to be sent all over the world. Helpers are needed to assemble those kits; please join us after Mass. For information call Andy Maggio 410-218-2008.

We are also in need of monetary donations to help fund this ministry. We coordinate sending rosaries and scapulars to VA hospitals, schools, churches, across the United States and worldwide. Please make checks payable to “Rosaries and Scapulars” and mail to 60 Reeping Way, Ocean View, DE 19970. For more information check our website rosariesandscapulars.org.

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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