Welcome to St. Ann’s parish website! I invite you to explore our website as a means of getting to know St. Ann’s and all that we do to serve Christ and one another. While we are well known in Charlotte for having a beautiful church and beautiful liturgy, what’s most beautiful about our parish is our parishioners! We are a family-oriented, thriving parish just south of Uptown Charlotte, filled with people committed to worshiping God through the fullness of our Catholic tradition and serving the poor and needy with charity and compassion. Come join us for Mass and help us as we seek to glorify God, bear witness to His Truth, and show forth His Love.
-Father Timothy S. Reid
FR. REID’S HOMILIES
March 4th, 2018 – 3rd Sunday of Lent – Homily by Fr. ReidMarch 5, 2018
February 25th, 2018 – 2nd Sunday of Lent – Homily by Fr. ReidFebruary 26, 2018
February 18th, 2018 – 1st Sunday of Lent – Homily by Fr. ReidFebruary 20, 2018
February 11th, 2018 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Homily by Fr. ReidFebruary 12, 2018
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Many thanks to all of you who attended the Lenten parish mission this past week. Fr. Perricone was a true delight to host, and I found his message inspiring and edifying. I hope you did too. Please keep Fr. Perricone in your prayers!
This evening (Sunday) at 4 p.m. we have our fourth and final concert of this season’s Gaudium Musicae series. We are very blessed to be hosting Opera Carolina and Vox (Charlotte’s mixed-voice semi-professional choir) for what
promises to be a spectacular concert. Tickets are available at the door. As was mentioned last Sunday at Mass, we are in need of volunteers to help us. We will start setting up for the concert at 2 p.m. if you’d like to help. We also need volunteers for after the concert to help clean up (around 5:30 p.m.).
This coming Friday, 23 March 2018, we’ll have our annual Tenebrae liturgy at 7 p.m. While we have had Tenebrae on Good Friday in years past, we’ve moved it up a week again this year to accommodate the many demands on our musicians during Holy Week. I hope you’ll join us for what is always a beautiful and prayerful event.
You’ll notice that a lot of work is being done around our nave and sanctuary these days. This work is to repair the cracks in the ceiling and in the trim work that have occurred for a variety of reasons – but mostly because of a lack of humidity in the church during the colder months. We’ve recently installed humidifiers on our HVAC system that should correct the humidity problem. This has turned out to be a much larger project that first anticipated, so please pray that our workmen can finish in time for our Holy Week liturgies.
Please keep Sr. Mary Gabriella, PCPA, in your prayers this week as she makes her final vows. As you know, many of us are traveling today to the Monastery of Our Lady of the Angels in Hanceville, AL, for this special event. Sister will be making her final profession on 19 March: the Solemnity of St. Joseph!
As we are coming into the final two weeks of Lent, let’s all make it a point to persevere in our Lenten sacrifices. By praying more, fasting more, and giving more, may we all come to a greater love for God and for neighbor!
In the Precious Blood of Jesus,