PASTOR'S CORNER

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

WEEKLY LETTER

June 16, 2024
Dear Parishioners,

This weekend our diocese is celebrating the ordination of 7 men to the sacred priesthood: Matthew Dimock, Christian Goduti, Matthew Harrison, Kevin Martinez, Jose Palma, Elliot Suttle, and Kevin Tran. This is the largest ordination class our diocese has ordained in the last 25 years! And 5 out of these 7 men lived here on our parish campus when the college seminary was housed here. So, please pray for these young men that they may be good and holy priests for our diocese. Pray as well that more young men will be inspired to pursue a call to the priesthood. While we have a goodly number of vocations in our diocese right now, the growth of our diocese demands a much greater number of priests – so we need even more young men to step and discern if God is calling them to the priesthood.

It’s time to begin preparing for our annual Marian Consecration, which begins on July 13th. You can use either Fr. Michael Gaitley’s book: 33 Days to Morning Glory, or St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary (just be sure to get a version with the consecration preparation included in the book). Then, following each of the Masses on August 15th, which is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (and the anniversary of our parish founding), those who have prepared will make the consecration to Mary. If you have made the consecration in the past, I encourage you to renew it every year. Countless saints throughout our Church’s history have encouraged the faithful to turn to Mary in their every need, and solemnly consecrating oneself to her is “the surest, easiest, shortest, and the most perfect means” to becoming a saint (St. Louis de Montfort).

Please say hello to our summer seminarians: Deacon Joseph Yellico and Matthew Stanley. They will be at St Ann’s until August 4th, and they’ll be involved in a variety of ways. Please make them feel at home, and feel free to invite them to dinner. They’re both very good young men whom you will enjoy.

Again, I want to thank all of you for your generosity and for all the gifts for my 20th anniversary of priesthood. Occasionally, a card indicating who gave a gift gets misplaced, so if I have missed writing a thank you card to any of you, please forgive me and know how grateful I am. Thank you for making St. Ann’s such a happy assignment for me.

Lastly, I bid all our dads in the parish a very happy Father’s Day!Yours in the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts,

Fr. Reid