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.
The Parish, founded in 1869, is located in the “Forty-Acres” sections of Wilmington on the square block at Gilpin Avenue and Union Street.