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Congratulations!!  Please join us in congratulating the following St. Ann’s
Educators who were recognized this past week by the Diocese of
Wilmington for their benchmark years of service in Catholic Education:

                    
Sheila O’Callaghan for 62 years  (Gr 4)    
                    Susan Bradford for 30 years   (Pre-K)
                    Mary Sullivan for 20 years (Library)          
                    Donna Mills for 20 years  (K))        
                    Amanda Finn for 10 years (Gr 8)            
                    Ashlee Dadd for 5 years (Spanish)
                    Stacy Solomon for 5 years (Principal)           
                    Bonnie Tsaldaris for 5 years (Teacher Asst)

      Thank you for all of your hard work and for making a difference.  

Papal News -As you know our Holy Father will soon be visiting the United
State in conjunction with the World Meeting of Families.  To spiritually
prepare, St. Ann’s along with every parish in our diocese will hold a
Holy
Hour of Prayer Monday September 21st from 6:30-7:30pm
.   This time
would unite us in prayer for our Holy Father, for the success of the World
Meeting of Families conference and for needs of our individual and parish
families on the eve of the Pope’s arrival in the US.  
The Diocese of Wilmington has been awarded a very limited number of
tickets to the papal Mass that will be held on the grounds of the Basilica of
the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Catholic
University of America on Wednesday September 23, 2015.   24 open
seating and 24 standing area tickets will be available (please note that
some seats and the standing areas will have obstructed views however
jumbotrons will be available to make Mass visible to all those with tickets. )  
Mass is scheduled to begin at 4:15pm.  
Transportation is NOT
included.  
St. Ann’s (along with the other parishes and missions from our
Diocese) will be allowed to submit three (3) entries into the Chancery
drawing to win a pair of tickets.  Only one entry per person is allowed.  St.
Ann’s will choose the three entries for our parish as follows:
Any St. Ann's parishioner wanting to enter our drawing must put
their request in writing (no emails accepted) and either mail or
hand deliver to the Rectory by Friday August 28th.  No exceptions.  
All requests must include name, address, telephone number, email
address and parish address.  The winners of the St. Ann drawing
will be notified by Monday, August 31.  Those three entries will
then be entered into the drawing for the tickets held at the
Chancery.
 
The Chancery will be distributing the tickets in pairs via a random drawing.  
The winners of the Parish/Mission entries must be at the Chancery office
no later than noon on Monday August 31.    The validity of all entries is at
the discretion of the Chancery.   

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