PASTOR’S CORNER


WELCOME LETTER


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


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WEEKLY LETTER


Dear Parishioners,

This Tuesday, 15 August 2017, we celebrate the very beautiful Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the day that commemorates Our Lady’s glorious death and triumphal entry into Heaven. August 15th is also our parish anniversary, and it’s a holy day of obligation – so please make every effort to attend Mass that day. As is our usual custom on holy days, we’ll have Masses at 7 a.m. (Latin low Mass), 12:10 p.m. (English), and 7 p.m. (English). For those who are finishing up their 33 days of preparation for consecration to Jesus through Mary, we will be making the consecrations together after each of the Masses on August 15th.

I encourage any of you who have friends or loved ones who are interested in learning more about Catholicism to join our RCIA class. RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the preparatory process for anyone who wishes to become a Catholic. Our RCIA classes begin on Monday, 11 September 2017, and will continue through April 2018. Our classes meet on Mondays from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Scout Room of the Allen Center. If you or someone you know wishes to enroll, please call Marcy Rothe at 704-523-4641, ext. 221.

Our next Pro-Life Mass will be Saturday, 26 August 2017, at 9 a.m. After the Mass we’ll have exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament for an hour, while others will go to one of the local abortion mills to pray the Rosary. Please join us in praying for an end to the evil of abortion.

Lastly, mark your calendars for the annual Eucharistic Congress, which will be held September 8-9, 2017, at the Charlotte Convention Center. This is always a wonderful event each year, and I heartily encourage you to attend. Per the bishop’s directives, we will not have confessions or our usual 4:30 p.m. Mass here in the parish on September 9th.

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,

Fr. Reid