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,

By now I hope that many of you are making your way through the 33 days of preparation for the Marian consecration. This is our 7th year of doing it together as a parish, and I’m personally finding it to be a nice refresher each year and a means of increasing my own zeal and love for our Blessed Mother. It seems with each passing year, the insights to be gleaned from 33 Days to Morning Glory become more indelibly etched into my mind and heart – and I hope the same is true for you.

Just as a reminder, following each of the Masses on August 15th, which is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (and the anniversary of our parish founding), those of us who have prepared will make the consecration to Mary. Countless saints throughout our Church’s history have encouraged the faithful to turn to Mary in their every need, and solemnly consecrating oneself to her is “the surest, easiest, shortest, and the most perfect means” to becoming a saint (St. Louis de Montfort). I have every confidence that they are correct!

Next Sunday our parish has the privilege of hosting the annual diocesan-wide celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form. Several young people from our parish, along with several kids from other parishes as well, will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Jugis at the 12:30 Latin Mass. Please keep them in your prayers.

Lastly, many thanks to all who participated in Camp Crowns this past week! I am particularly grateful to all of the volunteers. Our parish is especially indebted to parishioner Gianna Tonucci for the very capable way she conceived and organized this great event!

Yours in Jesus and Mary,
Fr. Reid