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 weekend five of your fellow parishioners and I are flying to India for our annual mission trip with the Missionaries of the Poor. We’ll be working with people suffering from leprosy and HIV/AIDS, as well as an orphanage of boys (all of whom are HIV+). Please pray that we may travel safely, that we may stay healthy, and that our hearts will be filled with genuine charity for all whom we meet. I am very grateful to all of you who have already donated to help our mission trip. The monies that we take with us go a very long way in buying food, medicine, and other supplies for the brothers and the folks they care for. We will return from India two weeks from today on 26 February 2017. Be assured of my prayers while we are
away!

Many thanks to our Men’s Club for the delicious wings and ribs last weekend. I’m also grateful to all of you who helped out with last weekend’s Attic and Bake Sale. Events like these are important because they help us build our parish community and give us a chance to reach out to the larger community around us. Please don’t forget that our next Gaudium Musicae concert will soon be upon us. On Sunday, 26 February 2017, at 4 p.m. we will host the Gate City Camerata, a faculty-student ensemble from UNCG. They will be performing traditional and contemporary chamber pieces. Tickets may be purchased on our website or at the door, and there will be a wine reception that follows the concert. As always, we are looking for 4 families to provide $250 sponsorships to help cover our costs for these beautiful events. Please come! Also don’t forget to mark your calendars for our annual Lenten mission, which will begin the 1st Sunday of Lent (05 March 2017). This year we are privileged to be hosting Fr. Joseph Tuscan, OFM Cap., who will be speaking on the Wounds of Christ. Per our usual schedule, the mission talks will begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday night and continue at the same time every evening until Wednesday, 08 March 2017. Confessions will be available every night of the mission. Please pray for the success of the mission!

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Fr. Reid