This group meets on Wednesday nights at 7 PM and on Friday nights at 8 PM in Delaney Hall. It is a support group for those recovering from an alcohol addiction. For additional information, please call 302-537-7740.
This group meets on Thursday mornings in the Masterson Center Room 6 from 10 to 11 AM. Please call 518-248-2379 for further information.
AARP Tax Aide Program
AARP Tax Aide program offers free tax preparation for both Federal and State tax returns. Volunteers e-file returns that fall within the scope of the program. Appointments for tax preparation are made by calling 302-858-3575 at advertised time. Watch the parish bulletin for program start up after the first of the year.
It is held in Delaney Hall on the campus of the Church of St. Ann in Bethany Beach. Please check the bulletin and monthly calendar for details.
Casa San Francisco
Casa San Francisco, located in Milton, Delaware, is run by Catholic Charities and provides a wide range of services aimed at helping low-income residents of Sussex County. Volunteers are needed to assist in many areas like delivering food and answering the telephone. For additional information, please contact Jo Richardson 302-539-3543 (Email Jo Here).
Delaware Hospice is the leading licensed nonprofit community-based healthcare organization serving the state of Delaware and Pennsylvania’s southern Chester and Delaware counties. Volunteers receive training to help in home care, office jobs and fundraising. Call Pat Duchesne at 302-539-1774 for additional information.
The La Esperanza group is located in the Hispanic Center of Georgetown, Delaware. Volunteers are needed to assist in many areas including educational programs, fundraisers, and special events. Please call 302-854-9262 for details.
CHEER Coastal Leisure Center
THe CHEER center is located on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View. Volunteers are needed to assist in the kitchen, to work at the reception desk and to deliver meals on wheels. For additional information, contact Yolanda Gallego at 302-539-2671.
Meals on Wheels
Meals are delivered Monday thru Friday year-round except holidays. Two people go together, pick up food from their distributor and deliver to the people on their assigned route. Normal deliveries take about two hours, usually being completed by noon. Scheduling is based upon the volunteer’s availability. Assistance even once a month is greatly appreciated. Please call MOW for Roxanna at 302-732-3662; for Ocean View, please call 302-539-2671.
The Southeast Sussex Ministerium is comprised of the Christian Churches in Southeast Sussex county. It is a community of believers of one heart and mind who bear witness to God’s Good News by their common effort to support one another in prayer, in joint initiatives and in providing for the needs of the
most vulnerable. For information, call Sr. Loretta C. Primus at 302-829-8183.
Teams of Our Lady
Teams of Our Lady is an international lay
movement in the Catholic Church, designed to enrich marriage
spirituality and make good marriages better. Teams provide a
proven method of increasing and improving prayer life, which
will help couples grow closer to God and each other. At the
same time, their family will reap the benefits as well. A team
is comprised of five to seven couples whose marriage is recognized
in the eyes of the Catholic Church. The team meets one
time per month, rotating from one home to another. If a couple’s
home cannot accommodate the entire team, the group can meet
in a church meeting room or outside, if possible. Some teams
might have a spiritual counselor or Priest Spiritual Counselor as
part of their team. The Priest Spiritual Counselor comes to the
meeting to provide his theological knowledge and expertise. The
team shares a simple meal, prayer, sharing on the endeavors,
and a study topic. The endeavors are the heart of the spirit of
Teams. The team becomes a close community that can inspire
one another through their living examples of faith, and share
with one another their struggles and successes on their way to
holiness. For more information about Teams of Our Lady in the
lower Sussex County area, please call Bob or Janie Mericsko at
The Pro-Life Committee in the Parish of St. Ann is the local chapter of the National Right to Life. They are involved in many activities. On January 22nd, a group attends the March for Life in Washington, DC. Twice a year, members “quietly” demonstrate for Life on Route 1. On Mother’s Day, they sell roses for Delaware Birthright. In October, Right-to-Life month, members hold a baby shower for new mothers and mothers-to-be in need. They also contact state and local government officials to express views on matters pertaining to the protection of life. For more information, contact Gloria Huber at 410-292-3465 (email her here).
VIP (Visually Impaired People) Group
The VIP Group cordially invites new members/volunteers to serve as readers and drivers. Meetings are held Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 PM in the Conference Room of the Masterson Center. They will not meet during the months of July and August.
Come and join! For additional information, please call Kathy at 302-604-1031.