Fr. Peter Lyons, TOR is a Franciscan priest who has been pastor of St. Ann’s since 1999. Fr. Peter came to Baltimore after serving his community in Washington, DC as director of formation for the incoming members. Because of this connection a number of young Franciscans have assisted in the ministry at St. Ann’s in recent years. Fr. Peter has previously taught theology at several colleges and seminaries and has served parishes in Fort Worth, Texas and Spring Grove, Pennsylvania.
Father Jordan Hite, TOR is a member of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Penance. He was ordained in 1970 and has served in a variety of ministries including Provincial administration, formation, campus ministry and teaching in Seminary and at the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio and St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. Most recently he was in parish ministry in South Dakota and is now assisting at St. Ann’s and St. Wenceslaus.
Deacon Bee has been a member of St. Ann since 1980. He was ordained to the DIACONATE on September 13, 1986 and has been assigned to St. Ann ever since. His ministry includes, home and hospital visitations for the sick, prison visitations, teaching, preaching, Sacramental preparations, and counseling.
Sr. Jeanne Barasha, SSND, is a School sister of Notre Dame and has been at St. Ann's for almost 20 years. For the first ten years she was St. Ann's volunteer Sunday School coordinator while teaching full time at St. James and John School. After an Archdiocesan restructuring process in 1994 St. Ann was twinned with St. Wenceslaus parish and Sister Jeanne became the Pastoral Administrator at St. Ann's. After 25 years of teaching in Catholic schools in Baltimore, South Carolina, and Washington, D.C. she views her ministry at St. Ann's as truly God's call and God at work in her life.
We, the parish community of St. Ann's Church, are called by God to be a family of believers united in faith and love, to teach and to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ, to celebrate the Word of God, to witness to the presence of God in our community, and to manifest the Kingdom of God in word and work.
In our efforts to teach the Gospel message we offer religious education classes for all ages. Through discussion, formal instruction and study, the tenets of our Catholic faith are passed on.
In word and in action we strive to proclaim the message of Christ to all. We believe that by our example others can come to know Jesus Christ. We endeavor to build a vibrant community so others are touched by what they see and experience.
In our attempts to celebrate the word of God we seek to create a lively, worshipping community. The Eucharist is our central celebration to which all our hopes lead, and from which all of our strength comes. From this celebration all meaningful parish activities flow. We recognize that the celebrations of the sacraments are great occasions of joy and new life in our parish. The prayer life of our parish sustains us in our journey of faith.
In our witness of the presence of God in our world we reach out to those who are oppressed in any way or who are victims of injustice. By using the gifts of our members we create programs that will bring about peace, justice and harmony in our community.
In our service to others we try to follow the example of Jesus Christ who was present to others who needed healing, forgiveness and restoration. We value the individual and the communal efforts of our parish to recognize and respond to the needs of our community.
We perceive our mission as both gift and challenge. We believe that God will use us as His instruments manifesting His Kingdom on this earth. We rely on the Holy Spirit to lead us in being faithful to this parish Mission Statement.
Sun., Apr. 17 Palm Sunday
“Palm Sunday in the Park, 10:15 am;” Blessing of Palms&Procession through the Neighborhood Palm Sunday Mass, 11:00 am
Wed. Apr. 20 Seder Meal 7 pm Mother Seton Academy Hall
Thur, Apr. 21 Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lordís Supper & the Washing of Feet, 7:00 pm at St. Wenceslaus Church (Ashland & Collington)
Fri., Apr. 22 Good Friday,
12:00 noonĖ 3:00 pm, church open for prayer and Stations of the Cross   led by Deacon Eddie Bee   Stations of the Cross in the   Neighborhood led by St. Annís   Youth (SAY G)   3 pm Liturgy of the Lordís Passion at   St. Annís
Sat., Apr. 23 Holy Saturday Blessing of the New Fire and Easter Vigil, 8:00 pm
Sun., Apr. 24- Easter Sunday Easter Mass at St. Annís, 10:00 am lessed Easter to all! Mon., Apr. 25 Easter Monday Church office closed. Leadership Team meeting, 6:30 pm, Anchorage
EASTER VIGIL READINGS
Genesis 1:1-2: 2
Romans 6: 3-11
1 HARRY WHEELER
1 SHEILA GOODIN
7 REGINALD DRUMMOND
11 ELOISE JACKSON
15 ANNETTE MARCH-GRIER
16 VICTOR MARCH SR.
17 ELIZABETH M. LUTZ
19 DEBORAH FENTRESS
22 ANN JONES
27 JANET BUTTS
29 SARAH RANDOLPH
AFRICAN PROVERB:::::::: :Tell the oppressor that God is mightier than they.. ...... (IBO)(HAUSA)