Baptism: Enters us into Jesus, death and resurrection and makes us members of the Church. Infants are regularly baptized at St. Ann Parish. Sunday liturgy or at 12:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month. The preferred celebration of the sacrament in the parish community at masses, special arrangements can be made for another time. Parents are asked to participate in a pre-baptismal class held on the first Tuesday of every other month. Please call the parish office to register for a class. Adults and children above 7 years of age are normally baptized at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night. There is a time of formation in the Catholic teachings, practices and community life. Please contact the parish office for further information, 301-733-0410.
Confirmation: Completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which equips the Catholic for active participation in the worship and life of the Church. Youth are invited prepare to receive Confirmation in the 10th grade. They should be actively involved in religious education in the 9th grade as remote preparation. For further information, please call the Youth Ministry Office at 301-733-0410 ext. 21. Adults who are practicing Catholics who have not been confirmed can receive the sacrament around Pentecost at the Cathedral in Baltimore. Preparation sessions are conducted in the early spring. To register, please call the Archdiocese helpdesk at 410-547-5305. Baptized non-Catholics who would like to join the Catholic Church and be confirmed may call the parish office to join the formation program called Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Please call the parish office at 301-733-0410.
Eucharist: The celebration of the Lord`s Supper is the heart of the Church`s life. In this celebration we are joined to Christ as he offers himself to the Father and are nourished by the body and blood of Christ. The Eucharist is regularly celebrated in the Resurrection Chapel on Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m. On Sundays the Eucharist is celebrated at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. There is also a Vigil celebration of the Eucharist on Saturdays at 5:15 p.m. Holy Day Mass schedules are posted on our home page. Lay Ministers of the Eucharist will take communion to parishioners who are unable to attend Mass regularly. Please contact the parish office to make arrangements. There is Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration at the Saint Maria Goretti Chapel.
First Eucharist is taught during the second grade school year beginning in September. Contact the church office to register your child.
Reconciliation: This is the sacrament in which we receive God`s merciful forgiveness and reconciliation with God and his Church. The sacrament is regularly celebrated individually Saturdays: 4:00 p.m. -4:45 p.m. Communal celebrations are scheduled during Advent and Lent. Private appointments for the sacrament can be arranged by calling the parish office at 301-733-0410.
Preparation for First Reconciliation is held in the second grade beginning in September. Contact the church office to register your child.
Marriage: This sacrament seals the love of a man and a woman in a life-long covenant that provides for the spiritual good of the spouses and the procreation of children. Couples interested in being married at St. Ann Parish must contact a priest or deacon of the parish before making other arrangements such as setting dates or contracting for reception. While it is absolutely necessary to contact the priest or deacon 6 months prior to the desired date of the wedding, it is advisable to contact the priest or deacon a year in advance. This will allow time to participate in a marriage preparation program. If either spouse has been previously married, more time will be needed to seek an annulment. Please contact the priest or deacon through the parish office.
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Anointing of the Sick and Dying: Imparts forgiveness of sins and sometimes physical healing and comfort to the Christian who is suffering the infirmities of serious illness or old age. If you are scheduled to go to the hospital, it`s fitting to be anointed before you go. Please call the parish office to make arrangements. In case of an emergency, call the parish office or rectory anytime. The only way we know you are in the hospital is if you or a member of your family informs us. Due to privacy laws, hospitals cannot inform us automatically of your hospitalization. Don`t wait till the last moment to have your loved one anointed when in danger of death.