FROM THE PASTOR ...
My dear parishioners,
During the past school year, our parish has been blessed with the
presence and ministry of Capuchin friars Brother Freddy and Brother
Eddy who have visited the sick and homebound of our parish and have
taught and mingled with our St. Ann's students on a weekly basis. Their
youth, enthusiasm, and Franciscan spirit have found a welcome place in
our hearts. In the next week they will be leaving St. Ann's to take on
summer assignments in North Carolina and Beacon Hill NY to further
their formation and growth and will soon resume their own seminary
studies. We are grateful for their time commitment to our parish and we
hope they are able to return as their formation schedule allows.
I am pleased to announce that with departures, there are arrivals.
Bishop Malooly has assigned St. Ann Parish a seminary intern, for the
new year beginning on June 1st. Mr. Lance Martin, a student at St.
Mary's Seminary & University, Baltimore MD will be joining our parish staff
and learning about parish life as he prepares more intensely for the
priesthood. Mr. Martin has completed four years of a seven year
formation program and has just finished his second year of Masters
His year at St. Ann will focus on actual pastoral formation, visitations
to the sick and homebound, ministry to our school, religious education,
adult formation and liturgy programs. He will be fully immersed in parish
I am grateful that our bishop is entrusting the parish of St. Ann to be
part of the formation of YOUR future priests. Please take a moment to
welcome Mr. Lance Martin to our parish after our Masses and assure him
of our support and prayers for his assignment with us as he prepares to
serve you as a future priest.
The Rectory will be closed on Friday May 24th and Monday May 27th
for the Memorial Day Holiday.
|The Parish, founded in 1869, is located in the “Forty-Acres” sections of Wilmington on the
square block at Gilpin Avenue and Union Street.