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

August 21, 2022

Dear Parishioners,

As a new school year begins, it’s time to begin thinking about Faith Formation. This year we are adding a Theology of the Body component to our middle school Faith Formation classes. Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to look at the materials we’ve had sitting out in the church narthex. With the growing confusion surrounding sexual identity and the increasing influence of those promoting an anti-Christian view of human sexuality, it’s important that we form our children in an authentic understanding of human and Christian anthropology – which is what Theology of the Body seeks to do. If you have any questions about the materials we are using this year, or questions about anything Faith Formation related, please contact Virginia Blatchford, our Director of Religious Education, at virblatch@gmail.com. Please keep in mind that, in addition to our normal K-8 classes, we also offer an Apologetics class for high school students, as well as Deacons and Dogma for our adults. Keep an eye on the bulletin for more information.

As we prepare to start up Faith Formation classes in a couple of weeks, it’s also time to prepare for RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). This is our class for those who are interested in converting to Catholicism. If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about our Catholic Faith, our first RCIA class will be Monday, 12 September 2022 at 7pm. We meet in Classrooms 1&2 of the Activity Center.

Our annual Parish Carnival will soon be upon us! This year the Carnival will take place on Saturday, 01 October 2022, from 10am-6pm. Right now, our greatest need is for sponsorships for our games and rides, whether personal or corporate. Please keep an eye on the bulletin and the Friday 5 for more information!

Yours in Jesus and Mary,

Fr. Reid