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
St Ann BBQ Chicken Dinner
which was held on Saturday, October 11 was a HUGE success!! All dinners were sold out within the first hour of serving. We thank all who supported and prepared our Chicken Dinner this year. the winners of the quarter of beef raffle were: Ann Wise, Sue Homler, Larry Kosakowski and Paul C. Wagner Sr.; the 50/50 drawing winner was JoAnn Adams. Congratulations to all!!
St. Ann Book Club
A Book Club, facilitated by Mrs. Judy Good is meeting on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. in Fr. Rethinger Room of Bishop Hoffman Hall to discuss and explore "Rediscovering Catholicism"(the blue book given to everyone last Christmas from the parish). This group meets for four more weeks.
Thanksgiving Day Mass
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we want to let everyone know that the Thanksgiving Day Mass will be held at St. Ann's Church at 9 a.m. Please bring in non-perishable food item(s) for the Sandusky Co. Food Pantry.
Donations for Heartbeat
Weekend of November 1st, Heartbeat Baby Bottles will be available in church to collect donations for Heartbeat. Respect Life.
Rosary Walk August 2nd 2014
Thank you to all who attended this years Rosary Walk of August 2nd 2014!
Sandusky Co. Pantry Food Drive
The Social Concerns Team and the parish collected $330 and 9 boxes of food during the food drive on June 20 and 21. It was delivered to the Sandusky County Food Pantry the next day. Thank you for your generosity.
Photos From our Spagetti Dinner
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.
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