For more than a century, Saint Ann
Catholic School has been enriching lives in the Pilsen community by providing
high-quality Catholic education, cultural and community programs.
Since opening in 1903, Saint Ann has truly been blessed with a supportive
community of parents, teachers, family members, parishioners and most
importantly, the strong presence of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.
2005 marked the end of the Sisters of the Holy Family of
Nazareth’s direct ministry with Saint Ann. Although their departure is
unfortunate and their presence certainly missed, the Sisters continue to
support our mission through their prayers.
Our pastor, Father Felipe Vaglienty, who joined the parish in
April, 2005, is one of the few Latino pastors in the area and an invaluable
resource within the community. Benny Morten, a former assistant principal at
Saint Anthony Catholic School in Harlingen, Texas, became principal
of Saint Ann School in 2005.
The future of Saint Ann Catholic School is indeed promising. The
passion and energy created when the school opened its doors in 1903 is still
present today. With this strong foundation and a fresh approach, there is ample
opportunity to provide a quality, Catholic education to the children of Pilsen,
one of the most culturally rich areas in Chicago.
As we embark on this new journey of faith, education and
community, we invite new and long-standing friends of Saint Ann to support our
mission through prayer, goodwill, and action. Through these charitable ways,
Saint Ann will continue to celebrate our past and educate our future.