Founded in 1961, Saint Ann Mission, which has no boundaries, serves migrant farm workers in the southern parts of Miami-Dade County. Since its inception, the mission was staffed by an administrator, a part-time deacon, three missionaries and a part-time secretary. The mission has provided an array of services to the estimated 25,000 to 40,000 laborers working in the area’s fields and nurseries, particularly from September to April. Pastoral services include evangelization, weekend retreats, religious education, and outreach to youth groups. The pastoral staff officiates at baptisms, marriages, funerals, First Communions and Confirmations
While the majority of workers live in Homestead, Florida City and Leisure City areas, the rest live in labor camps. The mission provides other services such as psychological counseling, emergency food and clothing, medical consultations, financial aid with crisis rent and utility payments, prescriptions and funeral bills.
A single trailer houses religious education classes and a double trailer, a health clinic. All social activities occur in the mission hall. The building that functions as a worship space holds 250 people, despite regularly attracting 450 worships to Sunday Mass.
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