We belong to a parish that is alive in action and spirit thanks to our love for one another and our desire to follow the teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Since our founding, the parishioners of St. Ann have built a thriving faith community full of Catholics from throughout the DFW metroplex.
Over the last 35 years, the community of St. Ann has grown from a small mission church to one of the largest parishes in the Diocese of Dallas. While the number of parishioners in the pews has changed, our mission has not: We bring people to Jesus, form disciples and send them to transform the world.
Today, we have more than 8,000 parish families and over 80 active ministries. Although we have available space, we are not using it to its full potential. Through these plans, we will finish 19,687 square feet of space and renovate 17,381 square feet.
Three years ago, we formed a building committee to identify the needs of our community and explore the renovation of the St. Ann Center. Through extensive strategic planning and discussions with ministry leaders and staff, the committee proposed an impressive plan to better serve parishioners today and in the future. This summer, we conducted a planning study to introduce the plans to the entire parish community.
After receiving positive study results, we elected to move forward with a capital campaign. The final plans will ensure we have the resources and space to serve parishioners in the pews and Catholics throughout DFW and beyond. This plan is more than building walls, it is about building hope for our future as a Catholic community. The foundation laid 35 years ago gives us hope for an even brighter future.