St. Ann Catholic Church - La Vernia TX


Dear parishioners, in response to the ongoing concerns with corona virus (COVID-19) , Archbishop Gustave issued a decree regarding changes impacting Catholic parishes in the Archdioceses. In meeting with parish leaders to discuss services, gatherings and office hours at ST. Ann Church on Sunday March 15, we want to share with you the following information:


  • Monday 9am-1pm, Wednesday 1 pm-5 pm, Friday 9 am-1 pm, Tuesday and Thursday CLOSED

  • Phone will be redirected to another line during non-working days

  • In case of emergency please call (210)563-9706


  • Weekend masses are cancelled until March 31st time, at which Archbishop Gustavo will inform us of any changes.

  • Weekday Masses will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.  and will be celebrated in the main church. We ask that you enter thru center doors and keep at least 6’ separation with others attending. Friday at 7:45 a.m. will be a Communion Service.

  • Father Phil will record a private Mass for parishioners to see on social media.

  • St. Ann Church will be open for prayer until 7:00 p.m. everyday.

  • Adoration Wednesday and First Friday Adoration remain as scheduled 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

  • Stations of the Cross are cancelled (Noon and 7:00 p.m.)

  • Confessions are available 30 minutes before weekday masses, Wednesday 5-6 pm and Saturday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Weddings will occur as scheduled

  • Funerals will be scheduled as needed.


  • All area Nursing home are not accepting visitors due to health precautions.

  • Restricted, only Father Phil or Deacons to visit in necessary. Father Phil and Deacons will maintain contact with our homebound parishioners and visit as needed.


Religious Education:

  • All Religious Education classes are cancelled until further notification.

  • Youth Ministry activities are postponed

  • The original day for the Sacrament of Confirmation (March 25, 2020) has been postponed, and the Archdiocese will contact us with a new date.

  • First Communion Retreat (March 28) is cancelled. We will be contacting our families for a special gathering before the Sacrament which is now scheduled for May 3rd, 2020.

  • We continue with plans for our Vacation Bible School (June 8-12)


-      Classes have been postponed at this time. Father Phil and the RCIA team will meet with our Elect as we approach Easter Sacrament.

Bible Studies

  • All bible study groups are cancelled until new notice.

Baptism Class

      -      Please contact the office to register for future Baptisms. Fr Phil and our Deacons will meet with the families for registration and preparation classes.


       -     Season has ended with cancellation of City Track Meet. Possibly Rescheduling a date “for fun”

Knights of Columbus

  • No meetings to be held

  • Pancake Breakfast has been cancelled.

  • Fish Fry cancelled or postponed until further notice.

  • Dates for Scholarship Return deadline to be reconsidered.

Catholic Daughters

  • No meetings to be held

  • Deadline date for scholarship documents to be reconsidered


  •  Spanish Women ACTS Retreat Scheduled for April 2-5, 2020 has been postponed to a later date.

  •  Team meetings are cancelled until further notice.

  •  Men English ACTS retreat April 23-26 has not been postponed at this time.

  •  Team meetings are cancelled until further notice.     


  •  Right of Life,  Peregrinos, Discípulos de Dios, Mujeres de Fe, Senior Friends regular meetings are cancelled.  Other parish gatherings such as Parish leaning Day (March 21), Parish Lenten Mission (March 30-April 3) and Los Caminantes Passion Play can (March 22) are cancelled.

  • Rosary circle - we will not pray the rosary together as a group in the chapel on the First Wednesday of April due to the corona virus situation. Please included this crisis in the rosary prayers (decades) for all the members and/or please add an extra Hail Mary onto the decade.  A suggestion was made to pray an extra rosary for this intention and all TRY to say it around 9:00 pm each evening if possible.  It is at times like this that we realize how much we need God in our lives.

As the need arises we will inform parishioners on the need of items.  If you or those you know have needs that may arise (Like food) please contact us to see hoe we can assist. Depending on the need, we will reach out to our parish community.  As we cannot gather as a parish family for Mass, let us remain in prayer in our homes. Take time daily to listen to the Gospel, to pray the Rosary, individually or as a family.

May we continue to pray for one another and keep in prayer all who are impacted by the corona virus and their families. May we pray for our caregivers and those seeking a cure. Please take all precautions to stay safe.  By March 31, Archbishop Gustavo will make a determination extending any of the declarations to his decree through April or May.  If you need me in any way do not hesitate to contact me.


You remain in my prayers,

Father Phil.