Encounter Ministries

St. Ann's is a community of people who have encountered Jesus Christ in a powerful and life-changing way. We're also a place for those who haven’t encountered Jesus yet and are curious or have questions. We want to invite every person in Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach to a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ, for the first or thousandth time.



Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the big questions of life and the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment.

Learn more and see why over 29 million people across the globe have taken part in Alpha!


Welcome Weekends are transforming lives by helping people just like you make sense of life, develop lasting friendships, and find a newfound energy and purpose.

Come and join an incredible group of men and women from our community and see for yourself why Welcome is changing lives!

Men’s Retreat | October 5-6, 2019

Women’s Retreat | November 2-3, 2019




Wanting to bring your faith outside of Sundays? Did you know that Mass is celebrated every weekday from 8:15-8:45am in the St. Ann chapel? This is a great way to encounter Jesus in His Word and Sacrament in the course of your week. Come and experience a simple and quieter experience of Mass.


We also offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 7-8am Mon-Fri, before each of the weekday Masses with Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours beginning at 7:45am. If you haven't ever prayed Morning Prayer, you can pick up the "Shorter Christian Prayer" book and join in or listen to this beautiful prayer silently.

After Mass is the option to join in a communal praying of the Rosary.



Tuesday Adoration | 9am-9pm

Each Tuesday, the St. Ann chapel is open from 9am-9pm for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This is a wonderful opportunity to pray silently before our Lord for comfort, strength, peace and direction and to present Him with your needs and intentions. Come experience the peace of God's presence in the midst of a busy world. 

All are invited to stop in the chapel at anytime, but this extended time of Adoration is made possible by individuals who have signed up to remain in prayer in the chapel for a specific hour each Tuesday. If you would like to sign up to dedicate an hour of time each Tuesday, please contact Jody Crowley at (850) 485-0533.