St. Ann is a Roman Catholic Community located in Fremont, Ohio at 1021 West State Street. We are a warm and welcoming parish family of approximately 1689 members representing 554 households. As Sandusky County's first Catholic Church, St. Ann originally began as an Irish parish. Today, St. Ann has emerged as a diverse community with many nationalities represented at our Lord's Day Liturgies. We are members of the Bishop Hoffman School System which is a collaborative effort to ensure pre-k through 12th grade Catholic education for this area. At the core of St. Ann is the involvement of its members in the life of the parish community. There are many opportunities for each member to share their gifts and talents with the larger parish community. St. Ann Catholic Community is continually called to reverence its past, live out its present, and thoughtfully plan for its future.
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Our Mission Statement
We the Christian Community of Saint Ann Catholic Church, are blessed daily by the Gospel and presence of Jesus Christ. We welcome everyone and turn away no one in our efforts to provide and receive support and guidance ~ be it emotional, spiritual or material. St. Ann's is a community where hospitality and fellowship identify us as faithful disciples of the Lord.
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News & Events
Chili Cookoff Thank you!
St. Ann Catholic Church would like to extend our thank and praise out to all who volunteered to help out at this years Chili cookoff. We also thank everyone who attended and tried out our contestants chilis!
Food Pantry Thank You!
The collection for the Sandusky County food Pantry on February 15 and 16 was a success.
We delivered over 6 boxes of food and collected $343 in cash as well. Thank you to all who chose this way to share God's love after St. Valentine's Day.
Photos From our Spagetti Dinner
Liberty Center Dinner
Our Fifth annual dinner for the Liberty Center was a huge success on December 12th. Our success was due to the generosity of many, many people with both monetary donations and those who volunteered their time to do everything from wrap presents, set tables and drive residents to the event at Our Lady of The Pines. As always, we thank The Pines for opening their doors and letting us have our meal in such a lovely setting.
After the food, clothing, toys and gift cards were paid for there was still $1020 left that was donated to Liberty Center.
Everyone who took part in the event was glad to further the part of St. Ann's Mission Statement that says, ' we welcome everyone and turn away no one."
Photos From our Pancake Breakfast
A big thank you to all who attended and or helped at this years pancake breakfast! We have created a slideshow of some of the photos we took at this years event! Enjoy!
Survey in Preparation
for upcoming Synod of Bishops
Recently, a request came to the bishops of the United States asking them to provide input from their respective dioceses regarding issues related to the family life and evangelization.
This information, received from local sources, will be used to help prepare for the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, called by Pope Francis, for October 5-19, 2014; the theme of this meeting will be: Pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.
To help us efficiently receive your thoughts, we ask that you take a brief online survey:
Click HERE to be directed to the survey.
Please take the survey right away, if possible. Also, feel free to forward this to other individuals whom you feel would like to participate!
Thanks in advance for your
Fr. Monte Hoyles
The Reverend Monte J. Hoyles, JCL
Diocese of Toledo in America
1933 Spielbusch Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43604
P. (419) 244-6711
Call to Action
The following websites are for access to information regarding the latest Federal Health and Human Services mandate regarding health care coverage for religious institutions on reproductive services. These mandates are also directed against the First Amendment Right of Freedom of Religion. Please go to the website links listed below for more information and the bishop's response and actions being asked of the Catholic Community.
Below are the links for the bishops' offices that may be found for any issues the bishops are addressing:
(Toledo Diocesan Site)
(United States Catholic Conference of Bishops site)
(Ohio Catholic Conference of Bishops site.)
Also if you click on the Justice, Peace and Human Development tab at the bottom of the USCCB homepage you will find many resources on the background of this issue and other justice issues the bishops are addressing at this time.
The Social Concerns Committee of St. Ann Parish has been working to locate those parishioners who are confined to their homes or residing in nursing homes. If you, a family member, or friend is homebound or in a healthcare facility, and would like to be on our list to schedule a visit and receive Communion call Rita Schroeder at 567-201-9907 or Carol Miller at 419-334-8395. Any information we receive will be given to the parish staff and will be confidential.
Our Core Values....