PARISH LIFE


Bereavement Committee


This group of parishioners helps families when a loved one has died. Volunteers help with the Mass and with food as needed.

To join, contact the Parish Office:

☏:  704-523-4641
✉stanncharlotte@charlottediocese.org


Boy Scouts


Meetings are Wednesday evenings. The troops have helped in a lot of areas of the parish. This is a very active group of young men.

For more information, contact the Parish Office:

☏:  704-523-4641
✉stanncharlotte@charlottediocese.org




Ceramics


Meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays. The group of beginners to experts has lots of molds and helping hands.

For more information, contact the Parish Office:

☏:  704-523-4641
✉stanncharlotte@charlottediocese.org


H.O.P.E.


HOPE (Helping Other People Endure) is a group of volunteers that reaches out to help the sick, elderly and shut-ins of the parish with visitation and Holy Communion. Contact the Parish Office to learn how you can help.

For more information, contact the Parish Office:

☏:  704-523-4641
✉stanncharlotte@charlottediocese.org




Hospitality Committee


The Hospitality Committee takes care of receptions for parish events.  Members set up tables and chairs, provide decorations, food, and drinks, and clean up after receptions for events such as First Communion, Confirmation, Easter Vigil, Parish Mission, and our parish feast day celebration.

For more information, contact the Parish Office:

☏:  704-523-4641
✉stanncharlotte@charlottediocese.org


Men’s Club


Meets the first Sunday of each month at 6:30pm. They stay very involved with the parish: Christmas tree sales, Fall Carnival, Wings and Ribs for the “big game”, Easter Meals, and much more.

For more information, contact the Parish Office:

☏:  704-523-4641
✉stanncharlotte@charlottediocese.org



St. Gerards Club


Mission: To pray for women who are pregnant or seeking to become pregnant. To provide free meals (cooked by parish volunteers) for women who have recently given birth.

If you wish to receive prayers concerning pregnancy or to receive meals when you give birth, or if you are available to cook meals occasionally throughout the year, please contact the Parish Office

Good St. Gerard, powerful intercessor before the throne of God, pray for us.

For more information, contact the Parish Office:

☏:  704-523-4641
✉stanncharlotte@charlottediocese.org




St. Vincent de Paul Society


All parishioners are invited to join this special organization which provides silent works of charity. They meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. This group seeks to serve the distressed, aged, lonely, and homebound. Members quietly and discreetly give material and spiritual aid to needy individuals and families; aid which is donated by the many generous members of St. Ann’s parish.

For more information, contact the Parish Office:

☏:  704-523-4641
✉stanncharlotte@charlottediocese.org



MWPictureGirlsAll mothers, regardless of their current season of motherhood, are invited to attend Mothering with Grace the first Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 pm in the Allen Center library (2nd floor). MWG is an international ministry that seeks to help mothers grow in holiness through their vocation. Each meeting we prayerfully reflect on a specific virtue and, with a gospel meditation and group discussion, we encourage and inspire one another.  Childcare is not available, but infants are always welcome.  Women can attend meetings on a regular basis or occasionally. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Contact Frances Liberto or April Buehler at stannMWG@gmail.com with questions or to RSVP for a meeting. Even if you are unable to attend an upcoming meeting, we’d be happy to add you to the email list.

Visit www.motheringwithgrace.org for more details about the ministry of MWG.

The mission of Mothering With Grace (MWG) is to help mothers grow within their vocation, recognizing the importance of growing in one’s own spiritual life in order to fulfill the God-given responsibility to form one’s children in virtue.  We are a group of mothers seeking God’s grace to help us in our very important work of raising our children’s souls to Him! MWG is in total support of and in union with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.  

We presently seek to live this mission by offering regular meeting opportunities for mothers, as well as planning an annual one day mother’s conference in Charlotte, NC.

MWG began in September 2008 when Jessica Ferrante, then a young mom of two small children, recognized her own need for fellowship, encouragement, and support in growth of her vocation as a mother.  In today’s culture she found it all too easy to lose sight of the eternal purpose of the hidden moments of motherhood.  With the help of a couple good friends (among whom was Sarah Wood, now co-director of MWG), Jessica soon established MWG as a monthly meeting of prayer and discussion for mothers!  While the children played in another room with a babysitter, the mothers (some with babies in arms) could have an hour to meditate on the Gospel, discuss a virtue, and encourage each other to grow in their own vocation.  What started as a meager group of a few mothers soon became an extended family of mothers, now expanding to new locations!

The ONLY requirement is that you be a mother!  MWG does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, parenting philosophy, or state in life (working or stay-at-home mom, married or not).  All mothers are welcome to attend.  But there is the understanding that MWG is a Catholic program, and while mothers from all religions are welcome, the tone, format, and content of the meetings will be rooted in the Catholic faith.  Also, some meetings may reference the marriage relationship.  This is not meant to isolate those mothers who are single through life’s circumstances, but rather to not ignore this integral dimension of Catholic family life.  The Facilitators seek to represent Catholic teaching at all times.

It is the goal of MWG to provide a safe and loving environment for interested mothers to find encouragement and support in their lives as Catholic mothers and to provide opportunity and means for deepening in their faith through prayer, guided reflection on the Gospel, guided discussion, and cultivating virtue in their lives. There are no requirements, no homework, and no outside reading asked of the mothers.  It is a safe place to come, to be honest about the spiritual struggles we face as mothers, and to not feel like we have to impress.  It is a place to, in charity, encourage and support each other through the trials and the joys of motherhood.

Each MWG meeting has a particular virtue for its theme and is guided by a MWG trained Facilitator using a MWG approved meeting outline.  The meetings always begin with a prayer invoking the Holy Spirit, and a Gospel reading that sets the tone for that month’s virtue to be discussed.  A few minutes are spent meditating on the Gospel passage before moving into the discussion portion of the meeting, where the Facilitator helps to navigate the conversation to explore that month’s virtue in light of our vocation to motherhood.  There are usually 4 sections to the Discussion.  The first 1-2 sections will focus on a particular predetermined topic, usually an aspect of motherhood, particularly in light of the virtue of the month.  The 3rd section examines a quote or text from Church tradition or literature (encyclicals, quotes from the Holy Father, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, etc.), arousing discussion relating to the topic in sections 1 and 2.  The final section illustrates a quality of a particular saint and then explores how it relates to the virtue and/or topic of the month.

The meeting concludes with a prayer for mothers, and all attendees are given a take-home personal meditation guide to help them to carry that day’s virtue and discussion into their own homes throughout the month.

Stewardship

How are you spending your time, talent, and treasure?

Stewardship Council

The Stewardship Council will soon be listed here. Check back later for more information!