St. Ann

 

 

 

Sister Parish:
St. Ann in Baltimore

Rogelio d'Almeida,
Pastoral Associate

410-235-8169

www.stannsofbaltimore.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Ann

Our Sister Parish — St. Ann in Baltimore

"My God will fully supply whatever you need, in accord with his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:19

 

 

Our sister parish, St. Ann's Church, is located at 528 E. 22nd Street in Baltimore. The fascinating history of St. Ann's, from their parish website:

 

St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church on Greenmount and 22nd Street was erected through the generosity of Captain William Kennedy, commander of one of the most famous Baltimore clipper ships, The Wanderer. Caught in a raging storm off the coast of Vera Cruz in 1833, Captain Kennedy vowed that if he and his crew returned safely to port, he would build a church as a testament of his gratitude to God. The anchor held. Upon returning to Baltimore, Captain Kennedy gave up his life at sea and gave up his brig. He did, however, keep his anchor and chain. True to his promise, in 1872 Captain Kennedy and his wife, Mary Ann Jenkins, secured property and funds for the church which was to be named for Saint Ann, the patron saint of sailors. The cornerstone was laid in 1873 — the same year that Captain Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy died. Although neither of them lived to see the church completed, they are both buried under the main aisle of St. Ann's Church.

 

The church was completed in 1874, and later expanded seating capacity and a school (now closed) and convent were added. In 1925 the original anchor was restored and placed in a stone cradle beside the cornerstone where it remains today. The historic, cultural, and architectural significance of this church is well documented in the church archives, and St. Ann's continues to be a neighborhood landmark. St. Ann's is a good neighbor to the poor and disenfranchised and continues to reaffirm its mission to the East Baltimore community.

 

St. Ann

Volunteer, Center Coordinator Joan Mattes, Volunteer, St. Ann Pastoral Associate Rogelio d'Almeida

 

Outreach to St. Ann's Church from Sacred Heart

Our outreach to St. Ann's includes two large food collections, gifts at Christmas, various projects as needed, and Poor Box collections on the first Sunday of each month. Sacred Heart School adopts families at St. Ann's at Christmas.

 

Pregnancy Center at St. Ann's

Center for Pregnancy Concerns was founded in 1980 for the purpose of providing women facing an unplanned pregnancy with a place to explore their options in a non-threatening, comfortable environment. We offer a variety of services, all of which are entirely free. Our mission is to protect the physical, emotional, and spiritual lives of women and their unborn children. Current Director is Gina Ruppert, a Sacred Heart Church parishioner.

 

CPC operates 5 centers, including one at St. Ann's (our sister parish). CPC at St. Ann's is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. You can schedule an appointment at www.cpcforhelp.org or call 410-391-6699.

St. Ann

CPC Director Gina Ruppert

 

Our mission: to protect the physical, emotional and spiritual lives of women and their unborn children.

 

Our services include: a helpline, pregnancy testing, material assistance, referrals, education, post abortion counseling, sonograms, and abstinence programs.

 

Our current center needs are: diapers, wipes, baby lotion, shampoo, sleepers 0-9 mos, and clothing size 2t-3t.