Welcome to St. Ann Catholic Church and ParishSt. Ann is the oldest Catholic Church and parish in the Diocese of Palm Beach. We are glad to be a parish of spirit-filled people who live the Word of God in a sense of stewardship. At St Ann in Downtown West Palm Beach, you will find a joyful community where the love of Christ inspires all our lives to work for the Kingdom of God.
Our Pastor, Fr. Nestor Rodriguez
Letter from Our PastorDear Sisters and Brothers in the Lord,
“Let your hearts not be troubled,” John 14.1. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we do feel troubled, frightened and discouraged. We cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel, but our faith directs us not to lose hope. The Lord will not abandon us. This is His promise to us.
I want to assure you of our prayers and thoughts during this tumultuous time. St. Ann parish will continue to offer the sacrifice of the Mass for you every day. We believe, it is the summit of our Faith, the most powerful prayer we have. While you cannot join us physically during this time, we ask you to join us in spiritual communion. Mass will be recorded and streamed every weekend, live stream for English at 4:30pm on Saturday, 1:30pm for Spanish, 3:00pm for Creole on Sundays. You may view the live stream on Facebook, select Historic St. Ann Church, or on our website, stannchurchwpb.org, click on Sunday Mass.
For the latest update, please refer to our parish website, or download MyParish app for your cell phone. Visit DiscoverMass.com, type in our church and address, click on bulletin, then click on sign-up now to receive our weekly bulletin directly to your email inbox.
Our office will have limited hours Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. to meet your needs. If you have any needs such as confession or need the sacrament of the sick, we will try to accommodate you, following our safety guidelines, etc.
Let us use the remainder of our Lenten Season to continue to pray, fast and give alms to the poor. These disciplines of Lent will bring us in communion with one another and the church more than ever. Furthermore, let’s together turn this negative situation into a hopeful and positive one. We will have more time in our hands to spend with our families. Due to the demands of our jobs, and many activities, so often, we have been disconnected from our families. Even, in the midst of social distancing from our loved ones, perhaps we can write them a note, make that overdue phone call, etc.
We will have more time to read and meditate on the scriptures. When was the last time we read a good Catholic book? We will have more time to meditate on the mysteries of the Rosary. Perhaps, we can begin to pray it again. As the saying goes,” the family that prays together stays together”. May this time of retreating help us to focus on our relationship with God and our families, and the things that really matter.This coming Easter will be different in many ways, but the essence of the celebration will never change. As we anticipate the celebration of the resurrection, let us celebrate new life, hope, and good days to come. Despite our fears and vulnerabilities, cling to God and one another more than ever. “Do not let your hearts be troubled”, John 14.1. Please know that you and your families are remembered every day at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. God Bless You with comfort and hope. Sincerely in Christ, Father Nestor Rodriguez
Our Vicar, Fr. Dennis Gonzales
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St. Ann Catholic School
St. Ann Catholic School is the premiere Catholic school of the Palm Beaches. The campus is located in downtown West Palm Beach, Fl and has a rich history of faith-based educational excellence since the time of its establishment in 1923.
All faith formation programs have been suspended until further notice. We are gathering activities, prayers, online resources to assist you and your children during this time.
One great resource we are encouraging our families to use is FORMED.org. The Catholic Faith on De-mand.
The Augustine Institute has graciously offered our Diocese access to their site for free for the next month. Here you will find many resources: Audio Books, Programs, Movies and more. Visit Formed.org select “Sign Up”, click on “I belong to a Parish or Organization” then it will prompt you to choose your parish. Please enter “Faith at Home Palm Beach”. Its that easy. We are here if you need help signing up.
- Knights of Columbus: Mitch Garcia-Menocal - 561.858.6968
- St. Vincent De Paul: Ruth McCollum - please call the Parish Office