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
Next Sunday is our annual Opening Mass for St. Joseph’s College Seminary. This will take place at our normal 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. Fr. Kauth will be on hand to offer the Mass, and there will be a light reception afterwards. Please come and welcome the new seminarians!
I am happy to announce that among the 8 new young men joining St. Joseph’s will be two St. Ann parishioners: Peter Townsend and Clement Akerblom. This year St. Joseph’s is pleased to have 22 men, and in addition to the two houses they currently have, they will begin occupying Sr. Judy’s old house – so we’re going to have seminarians everywhere around here!
In addition to Peter and Clement, we have a third parishioner entering the seminary this year: Lee Benson. Lee is a graduate of Belmont Abbey College and has been teaching for the past couple of years at Charlotte Catholic High School. He will be going to The Athenaeum of Ohio – Mt. Saint Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, along with our parishioner, Harry Ohlhaut, who graduated from St. Joseph’s this past spring. With seminarian, Mike Carlson, our parishioner studying at the North American College Seminary in Rome, we now have a total of 5 seminarians from St. Ann’s! This is a wonderful honor for our parish and a testament to the health and vitality of our parish life.
Please pray for Peter, Clement, Lee, Harry, and Mike, that if it is God’s will, they will become good and holy priests for the Diocese of Charlotte. Pray as well that many more young men from our parish will follow them into the seminary. And don’t forget to pray for our two parishioners who have gone into convents: Sr. Marie Jeanette Lewis of the Ann Arbor Dominicans, and Sr. Gabrielle of Our Lady of Sorrows of the Carmelites in Elysburg, PA.
Yours in Jesus and Mary,