New Year brings 33 hours of Adoration at St. Ann's each week
CHARLOTTE — Prayers have been answered at St. Ann Church on Park Road.
On Jan. 3, after the 7 a.m. Mass, Father Timothy Reid, pastor, placed Our Lord in the tabernacle which features a built-in panel for the Eucharist. And the first weekly practice of 33 hours of Adoration began.
Father Reid chose 33 hours of Adoration in honor of each of the 33 years Our Lord lived on this earth.
"Adoring Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament is a great privilege for us Catholics, and thus we hope to make Eucharistic Adoration even more accessible in our city," said Father Reid.
"There are so many graces that come to us when we take the time to visit Our Lord, most especially a greater love for Him and for His will. I'm quite confident that those who make use of our chapel will grow in holiness and love for our Lord and His Immaculate Mother."
Some months ago, Father Reid asked parishioners to pray to Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament for the success of an effort to bring an expanded schedule of weekly Adoration to the parish.
Over the course of many weeks, parishioners prayed together before Sunday Mass a prayer that was placed on the cover of the missalettes in the church. A sign-up was held one weekend last fall and more than 150 parishioners committed to spend one hour a week adoring the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the church. An additional 75 people signed up as substitutes to fill in as needed.
Weekly Adoration concludes every Wednesday before the 6 p.m. Mass.
— SueAnn Howell, staff writer
FROM THE PASTORS
Read and listen to homilies posted regularly by pastors at parishes within the Diocese of Charlotte:
- Fr. Frank Cancro at Queen of the Apostles
- Fr. Patrick Earl at St. Peter in Charlotte
- Fr. John Eckert at St. John the Baptist in Tryon
- Fr. Timothy Reid at St. Ann in Charlotte
- Fr. Benjamin Roberts at Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe
- Fr. Patrick Winslow at St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlotte
- Watch full Masses live and on demand, listen to homilies and reflections from Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury
- Listen to homilies from St. William Catholic Church in Murphy