"The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony...Sacraments are "powers that comes forth" from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are "the masterworks of God" in the new and everlasting covenant. " (from Part 2 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1113 & 1116)
Here at St. Ann, we look forward to celebrating life's most important milestones with you. Since the sacraments are such an important part of our Catholic lives, there is some information you need to know in advance in order to be properly prepared. We hope you find the following pages to be helpful to you and your family. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns about preparing for a specific sacrament.
Sacrament of Matrimony - We welcome registered parishioners and Catholics who live within the parish territory to be married here at St. Ann. Couples who come to receive this sacrament should be attending weekly Mass, and living our Catholic faith with integrity. Arrangements should be made at least 6 months in advance, and dates will not be reserved until they have first met with the priest. Click here for details.
Sacrament of Baptism - We welcome registered parishioners and Catholics who live within the parish territory to have their children baptized here at St. Ann. We ask parents to contact the parish office during pregnancy in order to register for the pre-baptismal class. Baptisms are performed 2:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Sacrament of Penance - Confessions are available every Saturday from 3:00pm - 4:00pm.
First Holy Communion - Class sign-ups are at the beginning of September. Classes are held Sundays September through May from 9:15am to 10:15am in the classrooms of St. Ann School. A class schedule is provided at the first class. Click here for enrollment forms and fee information.
Confirmation - Class sign-ups are at the beginning of September. Classes are held Sundays September through May from 9:15am to 10:15am in the classrooms of St. Ann School. A class schedule is provided at the first class. Click here for enrollment forms and fee information.
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) - Classes begin in September and meet every Monday at 7:00pm in the center.
Sacrament of Anointing - Please call the parish office if a member of your family is sick.
Hospitalized or Home Bound - Please call the parish office if a member of your family enters a Charlotte area hospital or is confined to home and would like to receive Holy Communion.
Funeral Rites - Please call the parish office if someone in your family has died and would like the Funeral Mass to be at our parish. Click here for details.
Godparents/Sponsors - To be a godparent or sponsor for Confirmation, one must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion; be a registered member of a Catholic Church; attend weekly Mass; and practice our Catholic faith with integrity. If married, the person must be married according to the laws of the Catholic Church. Please contact the parish office to be a godparent or sponsor for Confirmation.