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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We’re nearing the end of the Easter Season, which means many great and beautiful feasts are upon us! This week on Thursday we will celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord’s Ascension in the Latin Mass calendar – which will be celebrated on Sunday in the Novus Ordo calendar. As we’ve done in the past, on Thursday evening, 26 May 2022, at 7pm we will be hosting Carolina Catholic Chorale for our annual orchestral Mass! This Solemn High Latin Mass in honor of Our Lord’s Ascension is always one of the most beautiful Masses of the year. The weekend following next weekend is, of course, Pentecost, which in turn is followed by the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity on Sunday (12 June 2022).
The magnificent feast of Corpus Christi – like the Ascension – is celebrated in the Latin Mass on a Thursday (16 June 2022), and in the Novus Ordo on the following Sunday (19 June 2022). Once again this year, we will celebrate the great gift of the Eucharist with a Eucharistic procession between the 10:30 and 12:30 Masses on 19 June, and with a prolonged period of Adoration on the days leading up to that Sunday. Normally, we have what is typically called “40 Hours” between our Latin Mass celebration of Corpus Christi on Thursday, and our Novus Ordo celebration of Corpus Christi on Sunday. This year, however, the diocese has asked all parishes to offer 50 hours of Adoration in honor of the diocese’s 50th anniversary. Keep an eye on the bulletin, website, and Friday 5 in the next few weeks for more information about this!
As I mentioned last Sunday in the bulletin, the Hospitality Committee, who so beautifully and lovingly prepare and serve food, and provide set up and clean-up for our receptions, is in need of more help. This is an important committee within our parish, and sadly it’s been understaffed in recent years. So, if you’d like to become part of the Hospitality Committee, please call our parish secretary, Marcy, at 704-523-4641, ext. 221, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, please remember to pray the Rosary and offer sacrifices that Roe v. Wade is indeed overturned. Let’s pray especially for our Supreme Court justices, that they may be protected and persevere in maintaining their intention to overturn this terrible ruling that has led to the deaths of 60 million babies in their mother’s wombs. Abortion is an evil with which we cannot compromise in any way, and we must do all we can to protect innocent life.
Trusting in Our Lady,