ST. MARY CHURCH ~ 807 St. Mary's Blvd. Charlotte, Michigan 48813 
Phone: 517-543-4319     Fax: 517-543-9078
Office Hours:     Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm   Friday 8:00am - Noon

ST. ANN CHURCH ~ 312 South St. Bellevue, Michigan 49021
Phone: 269-763-9372     Fax: 517-543-9078

ALL ARE WELCOME

Welcome to the Community of St. Mary and St. Ann!

 I know a little bit about what it’s like to be new in this place.  I arrived here in Charlotte and Bellevue at the end of June 2016, after having served as pastor of St. John the Evangelist parish in Fenton, south of Flint.  Being new to a place isn’t the easiest thing, but the folks here in Charlotte and Bellevue have been warm and welcoming to me, and I know you will find the same to be true as we welcome you.

The history of our parish community stretches back almost 150 years.  Back then, folks in this part of the world were lucky if they were able to attend Mass once or twice a year.  What a blessing it is to have the opportunity to worship together pretty much any day of the week.  Near the end of 2012, St. Mary and St. Ann were merged into a single parish, to make sure that we continue to be a strong and vibrant community of faith.  I think you will find this to be true, even as the unique nature and giftedness of each community shines through.

 We are also blessed with the presence of St. Mary School, a strong and growing Catholic school that seeks to shape hearts and minds in the service of Christ.  Our parish school, combined with our faith formation program for children and youth who attend public schools (what used to be called “CCD”) seeks to partner with students and families to form a strong faith and a loving relationship with God through his Son, Jesus Christ.

 In the end, the goal of all of this is what God wants for us:  to be happy, both now and in eternity.  “Happy” doesn’t just mean full of joy; it also means having a deeper sense of purpose and fulfillment that can only be rooted in and come from God.

 As pastor of this parish community, I welcome you.  On behalf of our entire parish community, I hope you find welcome here and the love of God which brings us life and happiness.

Fr. Dwight Ezop
Pastor

 

MASS SCHEDULE

 
St Mary Church, Charlotte, Weekend Masses:                Saturday 4:30 pm;   Sunday 8:00 am & 11:15 am

Daily Mass: 
Monday No Mass               
Tuesday No Mass                                                           Wednesday 7:00 pm
    Confession and Adoration begins at 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am                                                                       Friday 11:00 am

St Ann Church, Bellevue, Weekend & Weekday Mass:  
Sunday 9:30 am 
Tuesday 7:00 pm
   Confession and Adoration begins at 6:00 pm 

COMMUNITY OF ST. MARY & ST ANN PARISH CALENDAR

https://sites.google.com/a/stmarycharlotte.org/st-mary-parish/home/community-of-st-mary-and-st-ann-calendar
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BULLETINS, NEWSLETTES & HOMILIES

http://www.stmarycharlotte.org/bulletins-newsletters
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ADVENT

The first Sunday of Advent (Nov. 27, 2016) is the beginning of the Church year. Advent is a time of waiting and preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas. This season lasts for roughly four weeks, always beginning four Sundays before December 25th, Christmas Day.

Advent is a time of waiting and preparing in two ways. First, we wait and prepare to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord (a fancy way of saying Jesus' birthday) on Christmas. We also wait and prepare for that moment when Christ comes again in glory, the Second Coming, the Final Judgment.

The color for Advent is purple. This is because it is a time to be a little more subdued and reflective; we have the hope of Jesus on the horizon, but He has not yet come. The whole liturgy reflects this attitude: our Scripture readings, our decorations, even our music points us to this time of hopeful, quiet waiting for Christ.

Parish Announcements

  • Advent Opportunties
    Penance Services
    Sunday, December 4, 3 pm at St. Ann
    Sunday, December 11, 2 pm at St. Gerard

    See attached flyer for other Advent Opportunities 
    Posted Nov 27, 2016, 7:28 AM by Brian Epkey
  • Be Included In Our Pictorial Directory

    PHOTOGRAPHY DATES & TIMES:

    Tuesday & Wednesday, November 15 & 16, 2016 at St. Ann

    Thursday-Saturday, November 17, 18, & 19, 2016 at St. Mary  

    Thursday-Saturday, January 5-7, 2017 at St. Ann

    January 10-14, 2017 at St. Mary

    Hours of photography: Tue-Fri: 2:00-8:30 and Saturdays 9:30-4:00

    Choose a date for your portrait that is most convenient for you. Note some days are at St. Mary and some days are at St. Ann. You may have your portrait taken at either location. Click on the link below for the location you'd like to have your picture taken at. 



    Posted Oct 16, 2016, 11:37 AM by Brian Epkey
  • Make Your Sunday and Holy Day Contributions Online
    http://www.osvonlinegiving.com/3106


    Posted Jun 13, 2016, 5:30 PM by Brian Epkey
  • Do you have our parish app?

    Get myParish app on your phone today. 

    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 2:43 PM by Brian Epkey
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