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

February 25, 2024
Dear Parishioners,

As I mentioned last Sunday at Mass, we are collecting stories of miracles and answered prayers by St. Jude. So many of us had very powerful experiences praying with his arm relic, and I’d love to know how St. Jude has worked in your life. If you have a story, a prayer answered, or a miracle, please email it to our parish email account: stanncharlotte@rcdoc.org.

As has been mentioned in the Friday 5 email blast, the Parish Council and I are currently in the midst of the pastoral planning process for St. Ann's. This is a process designed by the diocese that each parish must go through every 6 years. The objective of this process is to guide the future direction of the parish, especially with regard to the services we provide and any major building projects, and then to communicate this plan to the bishop and Chancery for their approval.

One of the important steps of this process is to gather the opinions of parishioners. So again this weekend (and the next weekend) at Mass you will be invited to complete a survey about our parish. We'll have QR codes available that you can scan so that you can complete the survey at home. We'll also have tables set up in the Allen Center after the 8am and 10:30am Masses if you'd like to do it after Mass (and we'll have coffee and donuts for you). The input we receive from the surveys (which will cover lots of different aspects of parish life) will then help guide us as we prepare our pastoral plan.

I very much appreciate your time and attention to this, and I’m grateful to all who have already taken the survey. This pastoral planning process is important for the future of St. Ann's, and I'd very much like to know your thoughts. Our parish is so very blessed in so many ways, but we can certainly improve the way we do things. Moreover, as your pastor, I want to do everything we can to meet the needs of our parishioners.

Lastly, I hope Lent is off to a good start. Don’t forget that we are having a Holy Hour of Reparation every Friday at 6pm, followed by Stations of the Cross at 7pm. Please join us!

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Reid