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

June 20, 2021

Dear Parishioners,

Happy Father’s Day to all of our fathers in the parish. In this Holy Year of St. Joseph, may the patron saint of fathers be a model and a strong intercessor for all men in our parish!

This week we began our initial work on the long-awaited renovation of the Allen Center! Over the next several months, the entire exterior of the Allen Center will be completely renovated, and much of the interior will be upgraded. While we will have use of the Allen Center during the renovations, there will be times when certain entrances to the building are closed off. And portions of the parking lot will also be closed off. Please be mindful that you may not be able to enter the main parking lot from Willow Oak Road during weekdays, although we will try to keep the main drive open during the weekends. At this point it looks like the renovations will take 4-5 months, but our building contractor is going to do as much as they can this summer in order to minimize the impact on our children when school resumes for the fall. Your patience is appreciated.

I am grateful to all of you who have been so dutiful and generous in donating to the 5-Year Plan second collection we have every first Sunday of the month. That second collection has enabled us to do this project without a formal capital campaign! However, the project is not yet completely paid for. At this point, we still need to raise approximately $500,000 more to pay off this project. If you’d like to help with this, you can use the blue envelope marked “5-Year Plan Donation”, or you can make a donation at our parish website. In the meantime, I am very grateful for your generosity.

Lastly, it’s time to begin thinking about making or renewing your Marian Consecration. Every year, I encourage all of you to consecrate yourself to the Blessed Virgin Mary through a program of 33 days of preparation. The most famous program is Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary by St. Louis de Montfort, but many of us have used Fr. Michael Gaitley’s book: 33 Days to Morning Glory. Per our usual, we will make (or renew) our sconsecration on 15 August, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and the anniversary of our parish’s founding. This requires beginning the preparation work on 13 July, which is the feast of the Rosa Mystica (one of Mary’s titles).

Have a blessed summer!
Fr. Reid