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.
News & Events
Chili Cook off
A BIG thanks to all the volunteers that helped make this year's cook off a success.
Activities like this wouldn't be possible without the help & support of the parish family.
There were a total of 14 entries, which made voting for the favorite Chili a little challenging.
2013 Chili Cook-Off
First Place Chip Overmyer
Second Place Skip Morley
Third Place Vickie Kupka
Again thanks to all those that helped
Jeff Good - Stewardship Committee
Heartbeat's Night for Life Thanks
The St. Ann family thanks all those who, planned, volunteered, prayed and or
attended this years Heartbeat's Night fo Life.
Christmas Decorations & Thanks!
To all who help decorate the church for the Christmas season, thank you so much. Many expressed how beautiful the church looked.
Sneak Peak of Upcoming Events
Spaghetti Dinner, Date & Time Pending.
Mother's Day Breakfast, May 12th, 2013 Father's Day Breakfast, June 13th, 2013
More information to follow!!!!
Notes from Pastoral Council
As we go about our busy lives, sometimes we forget to stop and thank someone who helped us. Roy Wilhelm, Brenda Fey, Lou Ann Manahan, Judy Zavela have all recently completed their terms on Pastoral council. I'd like to on behalf of the council, thank them for their time, effort, and service. Also, to all newly elected members, welcome, and thank you for answering God's call to serve your parish. I'd like to especially thank both Mary Kay Gable for continuing her role as Secretary and Jim Morley for taking the position of Vice President. Lastly, we all want to especially recognize someone who has meant so much to council and to St. Ann Church. It seems inadequate to just say thank you, as this person has been an inspiration through his dedication and leadership during his term as president of council, Joe Wasserman. Furthermore, it is with a humble heart that I thank those on council for electing me to fill the next term as president. Having watched Joe these last few years, I know I have big shoes to fill. And with God's guidance and a great team we hope to continue to make St Ann Church a welcoming place where those who enter, see God here with us.
St. Ann Pastoral Council
St. Ann hosted a mass celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy
St. Ann hosted a mass celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy this past Saturday, September 22nd.
9/11/12 From the Stewardship Team:
The Stewardship Team would like to announce its two newest team members, Roy Wilhelm & Margie Jibilian. We look forward to their energy and fresh ideas as we continue our efforts in preserving and enhancing the gift that is our parish here at St. Ann.
Also, remember that if you are interested in joining any team, such as Stewardship, Social concerns, Faith Formation or Liturgy feel free to contact us through this web site. We'll have someone get back to you and provide you with information or answers to your questions. There's no easier way to further deepen your faith experience then through the volunteering of your time and talents.
Bishop Hoffman's grave side service.
More then 100 people attended a grave side service for the Late Bishop Hoffman this past Saturday, the 28th of July at St. Ann Cemetery. The service was held to celebrate the 55th year of Bishop Hoffman's ordination.
From the Social Concerns Team:
Thank you to all who contributed to the Heartbeat Walk for Life on Saturday, May 12th. Through the efforts of the Social Concerns Team and other parishioners $873.00 was raised and presented to Heartbeat in the name of St. Ann Catholic Community. The Social Concerns Team will meet next in August. We will begin planning our year activities which will again include a Baby Shower for Heartbeat, a prayer service around the elections, and Liberty Center Christmas Dinner. Please check the website as we will be giving information and educational materials regarding the Church's Social Teaching. A special thanks to all parishioners who have so generously given of time, talent and treasure in support of our outreach projects throughout the year.
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.
02-05-2012 New Website Launch
Saint Ann Catholic Church has launched it's new web site which will include online prayer requests, live webcasts of the services and more. Be sure to check back often as we roll out the additional features of the new site!
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