Life Chain Public Rally

Join the Saint Ann Pro-Life Ministry w/Father Martin

Life Chain Public Prayer January 22nd from 1-3 PM 

Location: Corners of Rt. 1 and Rt. 26 near the Totem Pole in Bethany Beach.

Remember Roe vs. Wade
48 Years ago / Millions of Loss Unborn Babies!
Stand with Us; Pray with Us
in Reparation to GOD!
Giver, Taker, & Judge of LIFE
“I am The Life & The Way”
“Love One Another as I Have Loved You”
All are welcome and encouraged to participate. 

Please contact Gloria Huber at 410-292-3465 for more information.

Mass of the Innocents
Candelight Service Jan 23- OLG


Saturday – January 23rd,2021 5:30PM – OLG

In Remembrance of the Unborn and Loss of a Child

Start with a Candlelight Procession into the Church and end with …
Special Prayer Service To Our Lady of Guadalupe …. End of Mass

COUNSELOR’S SUPPORT in The Church Narthex
provided by Sussex County Pregnancy Center

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Every year, Christian communities and churches join together to pray for the visible unity of the Church, accepting the will of Christ, who prayed “that all may be one” (John 17:21) during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. In the U.S., this Week of Prayer is commemorated from January 18-25.

This commemoration is especially highlighted in the Diocese of Wilmington because the founder of the week, Servant of God, Father Paul Wattson, SA, was born in the Maryland portion of our diocese.  Information and resources regarding the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is available at

Listen to Catholic Forum on Saturday, January 16th, at 1:30 on Relevant Radio 640 to learn about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity when Father Jim Loughlan, SA, Director of the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute, is interviewed.

Join us Tuesday, January 19 at 4:00PM
in St. Ann for the
Prayer Service on Peace and Justice

Listen to Catholic Forum online anytime at, or search “Catholic Forum” on Apple, Spotify, or iHeartRadio podcasts.  For photos, information regarding upcoming guests, links and more, “Like” Catholic Forum on Facebook at

Join Bishop Malooly
for Holy Hour for Life &
Mass for Life

Bishop Malooly to celebrate live-streamed Mass for Life and Holy Hour for Life on Friday Jan. 29

The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, will preside at a Holy Hour for Life and a Mass for Life, on Friday, January 29, 2021. Both online events are a part of the National Prayer Vigil for Life sponsored by the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Holy Hour will debut at 4:00 a.m., and the Mass will be live-streamed at 10:00 a.m. Both events will be shown on the diocesan YouTube channel, and, and are from the beautiful and historic Cathedral of Saint Peter in Wilmington, Delaware.

Catholics across the country are encouraged to observe a nationwide prayer vigil from Thursday, January 28 to Friday, January 29, 2021 marking the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions legalizing abortion through nine months of pregnancy. Since those decisions, over 60 million abortions have been performed legally in the United States.

The vigil will begin with a live broadcast at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28 from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. with a rosary, followed by Mass opening the National Prayer Vigil for Life. After the Mass and throughout the night, Holy Hours led by bishops from various dioceses around the country will be broadcast on the USCCB’s website ( Bishop Malooly’s Holy Hour will debut at 4:00 a.m. on that site, as well as on YouTube.  The live-streamed Mass, available on the diocesan YouTube channel, is at 10:00 a.m. Both events will also be available at

The Holy Hour for Life will include a rosary with diocesan deacons and seminarians offering reflections on the various Sorrowful Mysteries and how they relate to life issues facing our society. Long-time pro-life advocate, Deacon Robert Cousar, who ministers at Saint Joseph Church in Wilmington, and Transitional Deacon Michael Preston, from Saint Teresa Church in Port Deposit, Maryland, will speak. Seminarians Brennan Ferris, John Enemuo, and James Gebhart will also share their thoughts during the rosary. Bishop Malooly will be the presider and homilist at the live Mass at 10:00. Unfortunately, both events are online only due to coronavirus concerns. More information can be found at

Read the news release here.

9 Days for Life Novena

9 Days for Life (January 21-29, 2021) is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. For complete details see the 9 Days for Life Website via this link


Our mission to promote awareness and respect for the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death.

Good News: 40 Days for Life
761 Lives saved, Sept 23,2020 -Nov. 1. 2020*
Since 2017*:
17,994 lives saved
107 Abortion Centers closed
112 Abortion workers quit
*Source: 40Days for
Congratulations to all participants. Keep praying.

Join the Next 40 Days for Life: February 17 to March 28, 2021.
Go to for more info.

Key upcoming Pro-Life events/dates:
St. Ann’s Right-to-Life Committee Meeting – 
                Jan. 4, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
Prayer Vigils at Planned Parenthood – Ongoing, Every Friday morning,
805 S. Governors Ave., Dover. Call number below.
Life Chain  Jan. 22, 2021, downtown Bethany Beach
March for Life  January 29, 2021, Washington DC.

Help make a difference: 

We have resumed the meetings at our parish. 
The Pro-Life Committee of The Parish of St. Ann’s has begun to meet again at their Delaney Hall next to the main church in Bethany Beach.
We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting January 4th.

Please contact Gloria Huber at 410-292-3465 for more information.

We wish a most Happy New Year to all!

March for Life
Prayer Vigil
January 29

Seven Hour Adoration, Mass, Rosaries, and Meditation at Saint Ann Bethany Beach

on Friday January 29th, 2021
8:00AM – 3:00PM
Support of “March For Life” Washington, D.C.


8:00 AM Rosary
8:30 AM Mass
9:00 AM Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
Events throughout the day *
3:00 PM Benediction

Sponsor by St. Ann Pro Life &
Knights of Columbus
Information call Gloria Huber Pro Life Committee Co-Chairman
(410) 292.3465

GRAB ‘n GO Valentine
Dinner Feb 13

Saint Ann Council, Knights of Columbus,
is hosting a

GRAB ‘n GO  Valentine Dinner

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Deadline for ordering is Sunday, Feb 7
Dinners will be available for pick up from 4:30 pm until 7:15 pm in
Father Delaney Hall, at Saint Ann Parish. 

Your dinner includes- One half baked chicken, roll and two sides (mashed potatoes and green beans)
Tickets are only $10 each payable in advance

Unable to pick up your dinner after Mass due to COVID-19 precautions?

Local delivery is available
Please contact- Jerry Bannister at 302-524-8356, Mark Burke at 410-404-2186 or Fran Cummings at 302-515-6349

The Knights are also collecting non-perishable food items to benefit St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry at Saint Ann parish. For each dry goods donation, a free soft drink or bottled water will be included with supper.


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.

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