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Welcome to Saint Ann Catholic Community!

With more than 94 years of history and tradition, Saint Ann Catholic Community continues to be a vibrant parish with a growing membership of young and mature families.  In addition to Mass, we offer many opportunities for parishioners and visitors to work, pray, serve and love together.

If you are exploring this site as a visitor, please know that we tried hard to maintain the spirit of the parish on this website.  However, the best way to experience Saint Ann Catholic Community is by meeting parishioners and praying with us.  Our doors are open and we invite you to join us for a service, for fellowship or for a volunteer opportunity.

If you are a current, past or future parishioner, we hope that you find all the information you are looking for and need.  If you are not already, please consider getting involved and joining a ministry or two. We have more than 30 vibrant ministries at Saint Ann and a few that need some new energy.  Being active in a ministry of the parish not only helps fulfill necessary roles within our Church and in the community but it also completes each parishioner’s prayer and contemplative life.  Working for others is often more rewarding to the volunteer than to recipient; we call each parishioner to find the ministries that speak directly to your heart and join! 

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  As a church community, we count our many blessings. We hope you know that your presence and activity in this faith community tops the list of our blessings.  We are a loving, embracive and thriving parish because of each and every parishioner and visitor.  It is because of your prayers, attendance at Mass and service to the ministries that Saint Ann continues to grow and develop.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Edwige Carré


Mass Times

Sunday Obligation Mass Times
Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am, 11:00 am, and
              6:00 pm (en Español)

Daily Services
Communion Service: Monday 7:30 am
Mass: Tuesday thru Friday 8:00 am

Holy Day Mass Times
Please see the bulletin for scheduled Mass times.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays 4:15 - 4:45 pm
Reconciliation Services:
           Advent (Monday, December 14, 2015 7pm) and
           Lent (Monday, March 14, 2016, 7pm)


Parish Leadership, Staff and Contacts


Reverend Edwige Carré


Reverend Eric Johansen
Priest In-Residence

Marty Rev. Mr. Marty Mulloy
Deacon, Pastoral Associate

John Rev. Mr. John Casey


Rev. Mr. Jim Holzemer


Adelaide Nicholson, EdD


kelly Kelly Braniff
Director of Development and Stewardship

Marcina Clark
Music Director


Krystal Johnson
Facility Manager


  Nancy Maroney
Administrative Assistant

  Kevin Mangold
Director of Religious Education



Parish Council Members
Fr. Carré (Pastor), Ruth Neal (Chair), Aaron Bowman, Carol Fike, Jeff Hooper, Gail Lankford, Deacon Marty Mulloy, Nancy Poll, Jim Ray, Ken Warren, and Noreen Yasay.



Finance committee Members
Fr. Carré (Pastor), Fred James (Chair), Kathy Arnold, Mary Baltz, John Braniff, Bobby Campbell, Deacon John Casey, Dan Maxwell, Sara Morris, Joe Rolwing


Saint Ann Catholic Church, originally called Saint Peter’s Mission, hardware-store
was located on the second floor of a hardware store at the corner of 49th and Charlotte Avenue. The first Mass was celebrated in this hall in October, 1917, with 115 Catholics present, and on Sunday, November 1, 1917, the First Communion class received the Blessed Sacrament. At the same time Mr. Joseph Perry, Sr., received his First Holy Communion, having the honor of being the first convert in the new mission.

However, the number of Catholics located in West Nashville increased and the parishioners wanted to establish a new parish in order that they might have a church and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass every Sunday, instead of once a month.

thomassen-residenceIn 1921, with the help of the Diocese of Nashville, the church moved to its present location at 51st and Charlotte Avenue and changed the name to Saint Ann Catholic Church.

With the move in 1921, Saint Ann also established one of the oldest diocesan schools in the Diocese of Nashville. The first school year began with 48 students and was staffed by the Sisters of Mercy until 1992. The current rectory and school building were both built in 1947, and have seen countless renovations since then.

A new church building was built in 1939 and another (the current church) in 1960 to accommodate the growing parish. Neidert Hall gymnasium was added in 1965. Saint Ann’s later purchased neighboring homes that were torn down to create playgrounds and school fields. churchThe church had a major renovation in 1993.  A Parish Life Center was built and opened in 1998 for music, art and a wide variety of other school and parish activities.  This became the fifth building on Saint Ann Catholic Community's campus.

Over the years great care has been shown to maintain the Saint Ann Catholic Community campus.  Most notable of recent years has been the gradual installation of an extensive pipe organ that is played during many Church services.

Saint Ann Catholic Community is grateful to the many forefathers more than 98 years ago who sparked the faith filled flame that continues to burn bright on Charlotte Avenue and in the hearts of all the parishioners.



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