HISTORY OF ST. ANN'S PARISH2000-Present
In 2007, Rev. Harold W. Rightor II became the Associate Pastor of St. Ann's. He continued as Associate Pastor through mid 2009, when he left to preside over another parish.
The building project accelerated in 2008 with the sale of the church on Holt Road and on June 29, 2008, a procession of cars moved from the church to the new site for the Ground Breaking Ceremony. Rain, rain and more rain delayed the opening of the new church through June and into July, 2009.
In celebration of the opening of the new church, a video covering the history of St. Ann was made to commemorate the occasion.
On Saturday, September 26th, 2009, Archbishop Daniel Buechlein formally blessed the new building of St. Ann Catholic Church on the corner of Mills and Mooresville Road in Decatur Township, Indianapolis, Indiana.
On July 3, 2012, Father Glenn was reassigned to St. Susanna's Parish in Plainfield. Rev. Robert T. Hausladen became the new pastor of St. Ann's.
On October 8, 2016, St. Ann's began their Centennial Celebration with a pitch-in dinner, a DJ, and a bounce-house for the children.
On October 7, 2017, St. Ann's capped off their Centennial Celebration with a Mass presided over by Archbishop Thompson. A dinner followed the Mass. Here are some selected pictures of the event.
July, 2019: Fr. Rob was reassigned to
St. Susanna Parish. Fr. Francis Joseph, from St. Thomas More Parish,
became the priest for St. Ann while continuing at St. Thomas More.
St Ann became a sister parish to St Thomas More instead of St. Joseph.
The COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, forcing major restrictions on attendence at church. Meetings were done virtually via the internet, and Masses were streamed on Facebook. Restrictions began to lift in spring of 2021, but a nearly full return to normal wasn't realized until summer of 2021.
Fr Francis held his last mass at St Ann the weekend of July 4, 2021, as he had been reassigned to St. Pius X. Fr. Jude Meril Sahayam then became the new priest at St Ann & St Thomas More.