Ascension Mass update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! On this Vigil of the Ascension, we just wanted to repost the Mass schedule for tomorrow (FYI – not a Holy Day of obligation unfortunately) and mention a few upcoming events/news.

  1. Ascension Mass schedule – Thursday May 10

St. Ann: Orchestral Solemn High Latin Mass at 7pm.  The Carolina Catholic Chorale will sing Missa Bell’Amfitrit Altera by Renaissance master Orlando de Lassus. The Mass is for double choir and will be accompanied by a small consort of Renaissance instruments.

St. Michael the Archangel parish in Gastonia: Solemn High Latin Mass at 6pm.


  1. Feast of the Sacred Heart, June 8: The Cathedral of St. Patrick will host its annual Latin Mass (High) for the Feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday June 8 at 7pm.


  1. Learn Latin with Dr. Llewellyn – Saturday June 9: Dr. Nancy Llewellyn, Professor of Latin at Belmont Abbey College (and St. Joseph’s Seminary) is hosting a Learn Latin seminar on Saturday June 9 from 9-12pm at Belmont Abbey College. Open to all ages. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per family.  See attached flyer for details. To sign up & pay visit:  To RSVP or questions e-mail Dr. Llewellyn at


  1. Summer Sacred Music Conference July 27-28 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick: The Southeastern Sacred Music Association will be hosting its annual conference in Charlotte this July 27-28. Open to both intermediate and newcomers who want to learn how to sing Gregorian chant and polyphonic music. Cost is $75. The event will conclude with a Mass (Novus Ordo) tentatively offered by Bishop Jugis at 5:30 PM on Saturday July 28. To register or learn more please visit:


  1. New Blessed Karl prayer book available: For those who were moved by Bishop Schneider’s talk on Blessed Karl of Austria last fall and want to cultivate a deeper devotion to him, you may be interested in learning that a new Blessed Karl prayer book has been issued. To learn more visit here:


6. Latin Liturgy attracts the youth: Speaking of visiting priests, Fr. John Perricone who led St. Ann’s Lenten retreat has penned an excellent article on how the Latin Mass is attracting the youth. Read about it here:

St. Joseph the Workman update & Ascension Thursday

Laudetur Iesus Christus and blessed greetings on this feast of St. Joseph the Workman, which Pius XII established to Christianize labor and to combat the Communist ideologies especially regarding labor. You may also consider praying for the persecuted Christians who still suffer under Communist regimes today (China, North Korea, etc.).

Speaking of Saints, we still have some blessed St. Peter Martyr palms in the narthex at St. Ann this week. Tradition holds that when the palms are buried on your property, they protect against natural disasters – be sure to pick one up if you didn’t in prior years. To learn more about the patron saint of inquisitors, please see this nice write up about him in Regina Magazine:  Our thanks to Fr. Reid who blessed the palms and to the generous family who prepared the palms.

Looking ahead, Ascension Thursday is next Thursday, May 10th.

Here are the Masses as announced thus far:

St. Ann: Will host its annual Orchestral Solemn High Latin Mass, which will feature music provided by the Carolina Catholic Chorale. The Latin Mass will be at 7pm.

St. Michael the Archangel parish in Gastonia: Solemn High Latin Mass at 6pm.

Feast of the Sacred Heart, June 8: Lastly, we are also pleased to announce that the Cathedral of St. Patrick will host its annual Latin Mass for the Feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday June 8 at 7pm.  At this point it will be a High Mass. We’ll keep you posted on any additional news about this Mass.

Eastertide Update (III)

Dear friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  We have two things to share with you including one scheduling note:

1.) No Latin Mass this Wednesday at St. Ann: With Fr. Reid on a well-deserved retreat (please offer him some prayers), the 6pm Latin Mass this Wednesday April 25 will be Novus Ordo Mass (no Latin Mass).

2.) Peter of Verona Palms – this Sunday after Mass: With Sunday being the feast day for St. Peter of Verona (Martyr) we will continue our annual tradition of passing out blessed palms for his feast day. St. Peter, a 13th century Dominican Friar and a disciple of St. Dominic who Pope Gregory IX appointed as a general inquisitor to combat the Manichean heresy. St. Peter defended the faith across Italy through his preaching and was martyred in 1252.

In the Extraordinary Form, there is an ancient custom to honor St. Peter by having palm leaves blessed in his honor. Tradition holds that when these blessed palm leaves are made into crosses and buried in the four corners of one’s property, they are to guard against natural disasters.  You can learn more about this great saint here:

Dominican Rite Latin Mass tomorrow, Wed. April 18 at 6pm

Dear Friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,

Laudetur Iesus Christus! A couple quick updates for this week…

Traditional Dominican Rite Latin Mass (Wednesday, April 18 at 6:00pm St. Ann parish): Following on the heals of the restoration of the Pre-1955 Easter Triduum celebrated last month, St. Ann’s will host the another ancient liturgy this coming Wednesday– that of the Traditional Dominican Rite Latin Mass.

Prior to the confusion that followed the Second Vatican Council, many of the more well established religious orders (Dominicans, Carmelites, Benedictines, etc.) had, with permission from Rome, created variations of the Latin Mass with collects, prayers, & feast days that were unique to their orders.

Fr. Raymund Synder, OP a Dominican priest who will offer this beautiful and ancient Latin Mass, and provide a talk afterwards on the divine indwelling of light according to St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Elizabeth of the Holy Trinity (in the Allen Center).  All are invited.


Liturgy & Fraternity After Fr. Snyder’s talk – 8:00pm (not 7:00pm): Due to the talk being given by Father Synder after the 6pm Mass, our monthly Liturgy & Fraternity mens group will be meeting an hour later than normal… or whenever the talk ends.

All men of good cheer are welcome.  We will be meeting up at a small pub about a half mile away from St. Ann’s called Sir Edmond Halley’s.  The pub also has a great food menu for those who want to order food.

From their website:  Inconveniently located in the back of the Park Road Shopping Center:

Sir Edmond Halley’s Restaurant & Freehouse
4151 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 525-7775

We paused Liturgy & Fraternity during Lent … so this will be our first event during Eastertide.

Eastertide update

Christus resurrexit! Blessed Eastertide greetings on this 2nd week of Easter.  We have 2 updates to share with you today:

Easter Triduum Wrap up: Before we move on from Easter, we did want thank everyone who supported the liturgies and the surrounding events of both Lent, and Holy Week and most especially our heartfelt thanks goes to Fr. Barone and Fr. Matlak (and straw deacon Lee Benson) who devoted much precious time and prayer to this awesome liturgy (and Fr. Reid for St. Ann’s support). In your charity, please consider offering one of your Rosaries this week for them. We also have 2 follow ups to mention:

Photos of the Easter Triduum: We have compiled photos from the Triduum. To view click here –

Explanation of the Mass of the Presanctified:  Here is an article which explain many of the rituals that you saw on Good Friday:


Dominican Rite Latin Mass – Wednesday April 18 at 6pm (St. Ann): In addition to the Easter Triduum last month, St. Ann will host another rare liturgy in the weeks ahead – that of the Dominican Rite “Latin” Mass. Before Vatican II, many of the religious orders (Dominicans, Carmelites, Benedictines, etc.) had their own version of the Traditional Latin Mass with slightly different prayers and ceremonies. While many of these beautiful Rite-specific Masses discontinued in the post conciliar period, you will have a rare opportunity to encounter this traditional Dominican Mass at St. Ann next week.

Fr. Raymund Synder, OP a Dominican priest who will offer this beautiful and ancient Latin Mass, and provide a talk afterwards on the divine indwelling of light according to St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Elizabeth of the Holy Trinity (presumably in the Allen Center). This is not a CLMC event but one worthy of support. All are invited to both Mass & the talk. Please come.

Sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday Mass 2018: Photos and Videos

Holy Thursday

Elevation of the Host


Ecce Agnus Dei


Preparing for procession to the Altar of repose


The Altar of Repose


Good Friday – Mass of the Presanctified

Prostration of the ministers


The singing of the Passion


Solemn Prayers – Flectamus genua


Veneration of the Cross – The cross unveiled


Veneration of the Cross


Elevation of the Host


Easter Vigil

Blessing of the Fire


Easter Candle Lighting


Blessing of the baptismal water – lowering the Paschal candle




Confirmation after Baptism


The prostration of the ministers during the Litany of Saints


Elevation of Chalice


Last Gospel


Easter Sunday



Elevation of Chalice


Easter Vigil Video


Easter Triduum Reminder

Dear friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,

Traditional Holy Week/Easter Triduum schedule:

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  Just a reminder here is the Easter Triduum and Easter Sunday schedule:

  • Holy Thursday March 29: 7:00 PM Mass of the Last Supper (CCHS)
  • Good Friday March 30: 12 noon Stations of the Cross; Confessions after Stations until 2:00 PM (not 2:30pm as previously mentioned); 3:00 PM Mass of the Presanctified
  • Easter Vigil Saturday March 31: 8:30 PM Easter Vigil. (CCHS – light reception to follow Mass in the plaza). The Mass will be longer as there will be 2 catechumens being received into the Church. Light reception to follow Mass.
  • Easter Sunday, April 1: 12:30pm High Mass (St. Ann) (no 9am Mass at CCHS)
  • Note: There will be no 4pm Latin Mass Easter Sunday at Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury – it’s been rescheduled for Sunday April 15, 4pm.

Charlotte Catholic High School (CCHS) is located at 7702 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC. The chapel is on the southside of the main entry plaza.  As noted there will be a light reception following the Easter Vigil Mass.

Blessed Holy Week and Happy Easter.