Mid July update

Laudetur Iesu Christus and Happy Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel which commemorates when Our Lady gave St. Simon Stock the Brown Scapular. If you’re not already enrolled in the Brown Scapular, please see Fr. Reid (or your own pastor) about it.

Latin Mass update:

Mass cancellations this week: The 6pm Latin Mass Wednesday and 7am Latin Mass Friday at St. Ann are both canceled while Fr. Reid is away.

No Liturgy & Fraternity in July: Since the Wednesday Latin Mass at St. Ann is canceled, the normal Liturgy & Fraternity for this week is also canceled.

Introduction to the Latin Mass at St. John Neumann parish in Charlotte this Sunday, July 21 at 12 noon: Seminarian Matthew Dimock will provide an overview of the history and ritual of the “Mass that formed the Saints.” Refreshments will be served.


New Sunday Traditional Latin Mass begins in Tryon:

We are pleased to report that St. John the Baptist in Tryon (2 hours west of Charlotte, or 1.25 hours from Gastonia) will now begin offering an 8:30am Sunday High Mass beginning Sunday August 4. This is a welcome news for the community out in the mountains which currently lacks a Sunday Latin Mass. Please keep Fr. Christian in your prayers as he begins to offer this Mass weekly.


Support Carmelite Hermits

Lastly, since today is the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, we wanted to share an opportunity to support a traditional Carmelite community called the Hermits of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

Some of you may recall meeting the Hermits in 2017.  They are a new group of Carmelite hermits based in Fairfield, PA.   Please offer a prayer for the Hermits on their feast day. Additionally, they subsist solely on donations and are always grateful for any financial support: https://www.eremitaednmc.org/

Happy Summorum Pontificum Day!

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  Happy Summorum Pontificum Day!

For a wonderful perspective, see the attached below article on the significance of Summorum Pontificum to the life of the Church … and as a bonus I note the picture in the article, which is from several years ago, is of our home town Father Kauth offering a pre-dawn Rorate Mass for our Lady during the season of Advent at St. Thomas Aquinas a few years ago.


1st Sunday Latin Mass in Salisbury

Laudetur Iesu Christus! In addition to the normal Sunday 12:30pm Latin Mass at St. Ann tomorrow, there is also a 1st Sunday 4pm Latin Mass at Sacred Heart in Salisbury (Fr. Barone’s last Mass before his new assignment). See details below from the Salisbury Latin Mass Community.

Tomorrow also marks the 12th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, which provided greater access to the Latin Mass to the Catholic faithful. Please offer some prayers in thanksgiving for this wonderful document, which has helped to spread Latin Masses in certain parts of our diocese.

July 4th update

July 4th weekend schedule changes: The only cancellation we are aware of is the Thursday July 4th  8:15am Latin Mass at St. Michael in Gastonia due to the holiday (according to the bulletin). All other daily Latin Masses in the area are still scheduled as normal (check bulletins just in case).

Feast of the Sacred Heart

Laudetur Iesu Christus!

This Friday is the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and a 1st class feast day.  Fr. Reid has graciously agreed to permit an additional evening Latin Mass at 7pm (in addition to the 7am Low Mass).  The evening Mass will be offered by Fr. Barone.  Please offer prayers for both priests in thanksgiving for this extra opportunity for Mass.

Here is the schedule:

7 AM: St. Ann (Low Mass)

12:30 PM: St. Mark (Low Mass)

7 PM: St. Ann (Likely a Low Mass)

Although the Sacred Heart is an ancient devotion,  Our Lord appeared more “recently” to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1690 who asked her to make this devotion public throughout the Church, whereby the faithful can offer reparation for the insults against His Sacred Heart made by ungrateful men, while come to love Him more deeply through the devotion to His Sacred Heart. You can learn more about this feast day here: https://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeafterpentecost4.html

Pentecost update

Laudetur Iesu Christus! We have a few updates to share:

1. New Mass time for Latin Masses at St. Michael parish in Gastonia: Beginning tomorrow, the Thursday Latin Mass will now be offered at 8:15 am (permanent change).

2. Traditional men’s retreat by the Carmelite Hermits: Our friends, the Traditional Eremitical Carmelites of Fairfield, PA (called Hermits of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel) are sponsoring two men’s retreats later this summer. They are both out of state, but worth a look. The first one will be in Boston, MA on Aug. 22 – 25. The second retreat will be in Denver, CO from September 5-8. Please see attached flyer.

Some of you may recall meeting the Hermits in 2017.  They are a new group of Carmelite hermits based in Fairfield, PA. Please offer a prayer for them. Additionally, they subsist solely on donations and are always grateful for any financial support: https://www.eremitaednmc.org/

P.S. Tomorrow is the Feast of Corpus Christi. We are only aware of one Latin Mass, the 8:15am at St. Michael’s parish.

Vigil of Pentecost update

Laudetur Iesu Christus! Tomorrow is the great feast of Pentecost or Whitsunday, followed by the Octave of Pentecost. You can learn more about the traditional customs of this feast here: https://www.fisheaters.com/customseastertide7.html

Here are a few update for this weekend and into next:

Today Saturday June 8: The play on Ven. Augustus Tolton mentioned last weekend has its final run this evening at 7:30pm in Charlotte. Details here: https://charlottelatinmass.org/2019/06/01/ascension-weekend-update/

Tuesday June 11 (Veneration of Padre Pio’s relics  & 5:30pm Latin Mass): This Tuesday June 11, Padre Pio’s relics will be available for veneration at the Cathedral from 9am – 8pm. At a 5:30 PM a Traditional Latin Mass will be offered by Fr. Barone at the Cathedral. Please see the attached flyer or visit the St. Padre Pio Foundation:

Saturday June 15 (9am Respect Life Latin Mass): The June St. Ann Respect Life Mass will be a Latin Mass on Ember Saturday June 15. After Mass, a Holy Hour of Reparation (led by a deacon or seminarian) will be offered. Coffee and donuts served after the Holy Hour. This is an excellent way to do penance for the sin of abortion and impurity on the (now voluntary) penitential day of Ember Saturday.

Ember Days: As noted above, this coming week is the Whit Embertide, or the summer Ember Days, where in the traditional calendar, the Church sets aside 3 days each season (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after Pentecost) as a day of prayer and fasting (now voluntary) to thank God for His creation, and to ask for graces for the upcoming season. To learn more about the Whit (pronounced “White”) Ember days visit: https://www.fisheaters.com/customseastertide8.html