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

October 25, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

This week we had some unfortunate events in front of our church. Our “Vote Pro-Life” sign was torn down, and our display commemorating the victims of abortion was vandalized. Fortunately, parishioners just happened to come by while it was happening and chased off the adult, female perpetrator. The following day, someone decided to plant several “Biden” signs in front of our church, which were removed after they were spotted by another parishioner. Incidentally, the other Catholic institutions in our area displaying the same “Vote Pro-Life” sign each had their signs stolen. Obviously, the Catholic Church’s commitment to supporting pro-life causes is irritating those who are pro-abortion and who wish to cancel out our messaging. Please pray for the perpetrators, and for an end to abortion.

Again, I encourage you to be mindful of COVID protocols as the number of cases continues to rise in our area. My best suggestion is that anyone who fears catching COVID-19 should wear an N95 mask when coming to Mass. With our increased capacity, it can be a little difficult to maintain 6’ of distancing from others. Please just remember to be respectful of others who have a different mindset or attitude about the pandemic, or who may have more reason to avoid getting sick.

If you would like to have Masses offered for your deceased loved ones, please use the All Souls envelopes and write the names of your loved ones on the envelope. We will be celebrating a novena of Masses during November for all of those souls whose names are on the envelopes. You may turn in your envelopes at any time during the month of November. The Book of the Dead will also be available in the narthex for you to list the names of your beloved deceased for whom you desire prayers.

Lastly, as we come to the end of this month dedicated to the Holy Angels and the Most Holy Rosary, and as the election nears, I beg you to keep up your prayers that God’s will may be done with the election. For those of you who so dutifully have been praying the 54-Day Rosary Novena, don’t stop now! Let’s finish this month strong in prayer and trust that our Lord will answer them!

Trusting in the Angels and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary,

Fr. Reid