We, the Pastoral Council of the Parish of St. Ann in Bethany Beach, Delaware are members of a believing community professing faith in God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Through the saving waters of Baptism, nourished by the Eucharist, and strengthened by the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit, it is our mission and responsibility to collaborate with our Pastor to establish a vibrant Roman Catholic community providing opportunities for spiritual, ministerial and personal renewal for all.
In Communion with our Holy Father and the universal Church, in union with our Bishop, and under the leadership of our pastor, we seek to live out our ministry as members of the Parish Pastoral Council.
We are conscious of our membership in the Body of Christ and of our responsibility to share talents, time, treasure, and wisdom for the sake of the mission of Christ. We have been gathered as a Pastoral Council to advise our Pastor in those matters affecting our pastoral mission. We shall maintain open lines of communication with all individuals and groups within the Parish as we serve as a model of caring and concerned Parish community.