We want to welcome you to our beautiful and great Parish! This place of worship was founded in 1969. During these fifty-two years, with the effort and love of many faithful people, we have been growing in number and holiness, making us one of the biggest Parishes of our Western Deanery in the Diocese of Orlando. This extraordinary vision to dedicate a place in the heart of Florida to worship God started with less than 50 families who worked very hard to build and develop this magnificent place of contemplation and prayer. Today, more than 1,500 families are registered in our Parish. We have many visitors from other states and countries who visit central Florida during the summer vacation season or winter when our country's north becomes very cold. Our beloved "snowbirds" know very well that they have a warm place during the winter season here at our Parish, and in summer, you remain in our hearts and prayers.
With our hearts renewed, we want to welcome all of you to be part of our Parish. We have worked hard with Fr. Duber, Deacons Frank and Richard, and all our staff and volunteers to create the best environment in our temple and in all our gardens to make St. Ann "a great garden of contemplation and prayer." If our temple is closed, you will always find a perfect spot to pray, contemplate, and have time to spend with God.
Our Parish has 30 acres where you will find a vivid orange grove, a new shrine completely open and dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, donated by John the XXIII movement, and an outside altar donated by the Religious Education office. There are many olive trees and a beautiful view of Lake Eva that gives visitors the feeling of being in the Holy Land. The Stations of the Cross in the garden impel us to walk with Jesus and to meditate upon his passion and love for humanity. Our prayer tower is dedicated to the unborn, where you may light a candle for your intentions. There are statues in honor of Mary, the Holy Family, St. Ann, Jesus playing with the children, and the Guardian Angel. The garden is in honor of St. Joseph. You can enjoy all the flowers and ornamental plants, old oak and palm trees that decorate and become silent witnesses of our Parish's 51 years of existence.
In our church, you will find a gorgeous pyrography mural and the Stations of the Cross made by the Spanish artist Jose Aznar in which he captured the scene of Jesus resurrected sharing a dinner with a group of parishioners-founders, and the two priests, Fr. Carlos Azupin and Fr. Anderson, who built the church.
But when you get to St. Ann's, you will find a strong community of faith that yearns to share the Good News of Salvation with all of you. More than 350 students are in our Religious Education program; 47 catechumens were baptized, confirmed, and received the Eucharist for the first time at our Easter Vigil. Our prayer groups (Cursillo, John the XXIII, Charismatic group, Youth Ministry); religious organizations (Knights of Columbus, Columbiettes); a group that prays the Holy Rosary every morning before the 9:00 AM Mass for the unborn and the priests; and many ministers and volunteers make our church a favorite destination to be a good Catholic, a person of prayer.
Inside the church, we have room for 1,075 souls who want to join us in our vibrant liturgy in English and Spanish with wonderful choirs that enhance our celebrations. I am blessed to live in such a community of faith; they are the best!
Only you are missing! Come and see! We are waiting for you! Come and be a part of our dreams and let us work together to build the Kingdom of God here and now.
Let's make St. Ann's an excellent place to stay and be in touch with God.
Welcome to St. Ann Parish, the multicultural community in the heart of Florida!
Fr. Alfonso Cely
"Let's make St. Ann's an excellent place to stay and be in touch with God."
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021
9:00 AM - OUTSIDE ALTAR
Immediately following Mass:
Bring your pets for a special blessing and have your pets secure in a cage or on a leash.
Please bring your own chair.
Beginning October 8, 2021,
at the 9:00 AM Mass
lead by the Knights of Columbus
Conclusion of Novena will be
on October 16, 2021, at the
Outside Altar at 12:00 Noon.
October 9, 2021: Rosary Knights of Columbus
before every Mass
October 10, 2021: Rosary Knights of Columbus
before every Mass
October 16, 2021: Rosary Rally 12:00 PM Outside Altar
October 17, 2021: Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast Every 3rd Sunday of the Month. 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM
November 1, 2021: All Saints Mass
9:00 AM & 6:00 PM - English
November 2, 2021: All Souls Mass 6:00 PM - Spanish
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES - 2021-2022
A MESSAGE FROM RITA MORANO,
COORDINATOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:
I thank everyone involved in the start-up of our Academic Year: Students, Parents, and Catechists. I continue to thank Fr. Alfonso and Fr. Duber for their support and prayers.
As a reminder:
A Parent/Catechist Conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 7, for parents whose children attend on Thursday evening. The conferences will take place between 5:30 PM & 7:00 PM.
A Parent/Catechist Conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 9, for parents whose children attend on Saturday. The conferences will take place during the same time period as your children’s class.
If your children attend the 9:00 AM session, that is the time for your conference. If your children attend the 11:00 AM session, that is the time for your conference.
I continue to ask for everyone to keep all of us in your prayers!
“El Rosario es camino de anuncio y profundización, en el que el misterio de Cristo es presentado continuamente en los diversos aspectos de la experiencia cristiana. Es una presentación orante y contemplativa, que trata de modelar al cristiano según el corazón de Cristo” (Rosarium Virginis Mariae n.17)
Durante el mes de Octubre le invitamos a unirse al rezo del santo Rosario por las intenciones de nuestra parroquia, de la Iglesia y del mundo.
Invitamos a los niños entre las edades de 3 a 10 años a participar de la Escuela Dominical,
“Semillas de Buena Nueva”. NO ES UNA CLASE de catequesis, ni tampoco una extensión de esta, sino más bien consiste en leer la Palabra e impartir la enseñanza del domingo a nuestros más pequeños en un lenguaje simple.
Los niños que deseen participar de la Escuela Dominical, deben ser anotados por sus padres cada domingo en la lista de asistencia localizada en el Nardex antes de que de comienzo la misa de las 12:00 pm.
Como parte de las celebraciones de nuestra parroquia en honor a San José en su año jubilar, les invitamos a participar los miércoles de oración y meditación en comunidad. Sera todo los miercoles de este mes de julio a las 7:30 PM, en el hogar de la familia de:
6 E. Magnolia St.
Davenport FL 33897
Es importante, seguir los protocolos recommendados para el COVID-19.
En adición a los miércoles nos reuniremos como parroquia en el templo todos los dias 19 de cada mes, donde también se realizará la coronilla a San Jose seguido por un tema.
Are you new to St. Ann Catholic Church? We welcome you and your family to our parish and invite you to join our community of faith by registering on-line.
Submit a prayer request for our daily Mass intentions. During Mass, your intentions are lifted up in prayer by our faith-filled community
Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – English
9:00 AM – English
7:00 PM – Spanish
4:00 PM – English
7:00 PM – Spanish
7:30 AM – English
10:00 AM – English
12:00 PM – Spanish
7:00 PM – Spanish
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM