After many years of worshiping in a “basement” grotto, Fr. Reid recently announced that the final approval from His Excellency, Bishop Jugis , has been received and that the long awaited “transformation” of St. Ann’s will likely begin in September.
And what a transformation it will be! As you can see here , the plans for the new church are in a word…“stunning”. This new church will absolutely embody many of those elements of our Catholic identity that have been long lost.
A sanctuary focused on the Blessed Sacrament and the Crucifix that will support the offering of the most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in both its forms. The return of the side altars, altar rail, confessionals, choir loft, and a narthex separated form the nave to keep that social chatter in its proper place.
I was so excited by these plans, I felt that I must do all I could to help, both with my prayers and with my checkbook. Once this transformation is completed, it will be one of the most beautiful places of worship in Charlotte to offer the Sacrifice of the Mass, possible even more that the Cathedral of Charlotte itself.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!
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