Mid September Update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Today is the feast of the Holy Name of Mary and we have a few event updates to share:

September 12 – Feast of the Holy Name of Mary: The feast is an important day in Church history as Catholics won two victories under the mantle of the Blessed Mother’s name.  Sensus Fidelium has an excerpt on the day: https://sensusfidelium.us/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/september/september-12-fifth-day-within-the-octave-of-the-nativity/

Feast of the Holy Cross – Saturday September 14: This Saturday is the feast of the Holy Cross, commemorating when St. Helena discovered the True Cross. While there are no Latin Masses on this day in Charlotte metro (there are in Tryon), St. Ann in Charlotte will expose a relic of the True Cross from 9:00am – 4:15pm Saturday. Please drop by if you can.

Annual Latin Mass “Homecoming” – Sunday September 22nd, 12:30pm St. Ann: The CLMC will be hosting its annual event to welcome home newcomers to the Latin Mass. This is an annual ‘welcoming’ to the Eucharistic Congress attendees we met at our booth. Please join us for coffee afterward and greet any newcomers who may be attending their 1st Latin Mass.

Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, Sunday September 29, 12:30pm, St. Ann: After 12:30pm Latin Mass, we will be venerating a relic of St. Michael the Archangel (yes a relic).  St. Michael appeared in a cave in Italy in the 5th century and sanctified it, and as such the rocks are considered relics. The feast day commemorates the Basilica built on this cave. You can learn more here: http://atxcatholic.com/index.php/2017/09/angels-dragons-iii-st-michael-relic-stone/#.XXnAm397nwd

1st Saturday/Eucharistic Congress

Mass cancellations for Saturday: The 1st Saturday Latin Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas is canceled due to the Eucharistic Congress. We also presume the other Saturday Latin Masses outside of Charlotte metro (Tryon, Boone) are also cancelled due to the Congress.

Eucharistic Congress: For the 7th year, the CLMC will have a booth at the Eucharistic Congress. Please stop by Friday evening or Saturday to say hello (booth 609). We’ll be passing out items promoting the Latin Mass and tradition.

(the original post had an incorrect booth number. It has since been corrected).

Liturgy & Fraternity tomorrow; Respect Life Mass Saturday

Laudetur Iesu Christus! We have three updates to share this week:

7am Wednesday Seminary Latin Mass resumes tomorrow: With St. Joseph Seminary back in session, the Wednesday 7am Low Mass offered by the Seminary priests at St. Ann parish resumes beginning tomorrow Wednesday August 21. There will also be the normal 6pm Low Mass each evening.

Liturgy and Fraternity tomorrow night after 6pm Mass: Attention all men – please join us Wednesday evening for Liturgy and Fraternity – 3rd-Wednesday monthly gathering of Catholic men who join together for a pint and fellowship after the 6:00 pm Wednesday St. Ann Latin Mass at a nearby pub (we arrive around 7pm).  We rarely talk about Liturgy … mostly it is sports or history or politics … but always with good fun and charity. 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 good food menu for those so inclined.

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 

Respect Life Latin Mass this Saturday August 24, 8:00am: Fr. Reid will offer an 8am Low Mass on Saturday August 24. Afterwards he will lead a Rosary vigil at the new Planned Parenthood (700 S. Torrence, Charlotte). For those that cannot travel, there will be a Holy Hour of Reparation offered in the Church at the end of Mass for an hour.  With a 4th abortion facility opening in Charlotte, attending this Latin Mass will be a great way to offer reparation.

Feast of the Assumption update

Laudetur Iesu Christus! Tomorrow is the Vigil of the Assumption and Thursday is the great Feast of the Assumption. Here are the Mass times as we current know them:

Vigil of the Assumption August 14:

The normal Wednesday evening Latin Masses are still scheduled (6:00pm Low Mass St. Ann, and 7:00pm High Mass, St. Thomas Aquinas).

Also, as you may have read in Sunday’s bulletin, Fr. Reid is encouraging everyone to fast from something this day as it used to be custom that Vigil days (the day before a great feast) were days of fasting, to prepare us for the great feast day.

Feast of the Assumption Thursday August 15: This is a Holy Day of obligation. The Masses are:

8:15am (Low) – St. Michael in Gastonia (this schedule has been confirmed)

7:00 pm (Solemn High) – St. Ann

Looking ahead, the following Saturday August 24th, St. Ann parish will have a Respect Life Latin Mass at 8:00am, followed by a Rosary at the Planned Parenthood facility.

St. Lawrence Feast Day update

Laudetur Iesu Christus! Today is the traditional feast day of St. John Vianney, the Cure d’Ares and Friday and Saturday, are days to commemorate the great St. Lawrence the Martyr.  More details below after these Mass announcements:

Bishop Jugis visits St. Ann Latin Mass this Sunday: This Sunday August 11, Bishop Peter Jugis will return to St. Ann to administer the traditional sacrament of Confirmation at the 12:30pm Latin Mass. The administering of Confirmation will begin at 12:30pm and then Mass begins immediately after (offered by Fr. Reid or another priest immediately after).  You may want to arrive a few minutes early but it will definitely be worth it. Please pray for the 9 people receiving the sacrament and for Bishop Jugis.

Feast of the Assumption August 15: There will be a 7pm Solemn High Mass at St. Ann

Respect Life Mass Saturday August 24th: The next Respect Life Mass will be 8:00am on Saturday August 24 and it will be a Latin Mass.

Vigil & Feast of St. Lawrence: This Friday and Saturday, the Church commemorates the great St. Lawrence, deacon and Martyr. Tomorrow August 9 is the Vigil of St. Lawrence, and Saturday is his actual feast day. He’s one of the few saints to be honored with a vigil prior to his feast day. On Friday there is a 7am Low Mass at St. Ann and 12:30pm Low Mass at St. Mark. No Latin Masses are scheduled this Saturday in the Charlotte area. In earlier ages, vigils were days of penance and fasting (now voluntary) before the big feast day.  There is also a meteor shower called the “Fiery tears of St. Lawrence” that can be seen from August 10 – 12. St. Ann parish also has a statue of him in the church. To learn more please visit: https://www.fisheaters.com/stlawrence.html