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,

I am thankful to all of you who participated in our 30 Days of Prayer Campaign, which we just finished up this past Friday. Hundreds of you turned in prayer cards with the pledge of extra prayers during this time, which made a wonderful spiritual bouquet to our Lord. Of course my hope is that we will each continue being vigilant and generous to God in our prayer, seeking all the more to unite ourselves more closely to Him through our personal prayer and through the liturgy. Prayer is our lifeline to God; it’s where we come to know Him and His holy will. It’s also where He makes Himself known to us and readies us for that eternal union with Him that we all long for in the depths of our souls. May we each be mindful of cultivating

dispositions of adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication in our personal prayer so that we may encounter Him all the more profoundly.

I am also grateful for those of you who came this past week to venerate the pilgrimage statue of Our Lady of Fatima and to adore our Lord in the Eucharist on our special day of prayer to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s final apparition in Fatima. Devotional events such as these are great opportunities for us to encounter our Lord and His Mother in prayer, and they confer on us many graces and blessings. I’m very happy that so many of you were able to partake of these blessings!

Our next big parish event will be the visit of Bishop Athanasius Schneider on Thursday, 26 October 2017. Bishop Schneider is well known throughout the world as a defender of the Church’s teachings and traditions, and a few years ago he wrote a great book entitled: Dominus Est – It is the Lord!, which is a reflection on Holy Communion. It’s definitely worth your time to pick it up and read it. Bishop Schneider will be offering a Solemn Pontifical Mass (Latin) that evening at 7 p.m., and he’ll be preaching on “The Kingship of Christ.” There will also be a reception with some brief remarks immediately following the Mass in the Allen Center. I do hope many of you will come for what promises to be both a beautiful and informative evening.

Lastly, St. Joseph’s College Seminary will be hosting Solemn Vespers tonight (15 October) at 5:30 p.m. in the church. All are welcome to attend and pray. Our young men are learning to chant as part of their seminary curriculum, and they’re doing quite nicely! So join us for a lovely prayer experience.

Yours in Jesus and Mary,

Fr. Reid