Eastertide Update Part II

Laudetur Iesu Christus! We have several updates to share with you this week:

Mass cancellations at St. Ann this week (May 20-26): Again this coming week there will be no St. Ann Latin Masses 6pm on Wednesday May 22 or 7am Friday May 24.  As noted last week the 7am Wednesday Seminary Latin Mass is on hiatus until August.

St. John Vianney’s incorrupt heart at Cathedral this weekend May 25-26: Many Latin Mass attendees have a devotion to St. John Vianney – the patron of parish priests who offered countless hours of confessions weekly (much needed considering all the chaos and sin resulting from the French revolution). This Saturday evening, May 25, the Cathedral of St. Patrick & Knights of Columbus will host a relic of St. John Vianney’s incorrupt heart. One can venerate it from 5-5:30pm and again after the Saturday Vigil Mass 6:30pm – 9pm. For the full veneration schedule on Sunday May 26 please see the flyer: https://www.stpatricks.org/media/1/7/vianneyrelic.jpg

Latin Mass & 40 Hours devotion – next week there will be 2 opportunities (back to back) to attend a Solemn High Mass, and to participate in the 40 Hours devotion:

Ascension Thursday May 30: 7pm, Annual Solemn High Orchestral Mass at St. Ann with the Carolina Catholic Chorale and orchestra. Along with the chants, sacred music will be the beautiful MASS in G of Franz Schubert.  Immediately after Mass, St. Ann will begin its annual 40 Hours devotion of Eucharistic Adoration ending 3pm Saturday June 1. Please consider adopting an hour by signing up in the St. Ann narthex.

Friday May 31 – Feast of the Queenship of Mary: 7pm Solemn High Mass, Cathedral of St. Patrick. The Cathedral is also organizing a special 40 Hours devotion surrounding this Mass (1pm May 30 – ends 8am June 1), to pray to prevent the opening of the new Planned Parenthood abortion facility nearby.  To sign up for an hour please visit: https://stpatricks.org/forty-hours

June 11 Padre Pio Latin Mass & June 15 Respect Life Latin Mass: Please see last week’s update: https://charlottelatinmass.org/2019/05/13/eastertide-update-3/

Eastertide Update

Laudetur Iesu Christus on this, the 102nd anniversary of Our Lady’s 1st apparition of Fatima. As we proceed further into Our Lady’s month of May (and Eastertide) we have several upcoming Latin Mass updates to share with you.

Mass cancellations at St. Ann this week: There will be no St. Ann Latin Masses at 7am or 6pm on Wednesday May 15 or 7am Friday May 17.

Seminary Latin Mass is suspended for the summer: The 7am Wednesday Latin Mass at St. Ann (offered by Seminary priests) is suspended for the summer until classes resume in August.

Ascension Thursday May 30: 7pm, Solemn High Mass, St. Ann

Friday May 31 (Feast of the Queenship of Mary): 7pm Solemn High Mass, Cathedral of St. Patrick

Tuesday June 11 (Veneration of Padre Pio’s relics  & Latin Mass): 9am – 8pm, veneration of St. Padre Pio’s relics at the Cathedral of St. Patrick (1621 E. Dilworth Road, Charlotte) and a 5:30 PM Traditional Latin Mass offered by Fr. Barone (at the Cathedral – not sure if its Low or High Mass). Please see the attached flyer or visit the St. Padre Pio Foundation:
https://www.saintpiofoundation.org/Event/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/1201/Saint-Pio-Comes-to-America

Saturday June 15: 9am, St. Ann Respect Life Mass – The June Respect Life Mass will be a Latin Mass on the 3rd Saturday – Ember Saturday June 15. After Mass the St. Ann Respect Life Ministry will pray at the new abortion facility which will be opened by Planned Parenthood later this summer.

Feast of St. Peter Martyr

Dear Friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community (CLMC),

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  Today Monday April 29th is the Feast of St. Peter Martyr (or St. Peter of Verona), a 13th century Dominican Friar and a favorite saint of the CLMC.  A disciple of St. Dominic, Pope Gregory IX appointed St. Peter as a general inquisitor to combat the Manichean heresy, and St. Peter defended the faith across Italy through his preaching. He was martyred in 1252.  To learn more about the patron saint of inquisitors, visit: http://reginamag.com/saint-peter-of-verona-martyr/

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.

While there is no Latin Mass on his feast day today, Fr. Reid has again generously agreed to bless St. Peter palms for us this year. This coming Sunday May 5, we will be handing out these “blessed palm kits” before and after the 12:30pm Latin Mass at St. Ann’s. Please stop by the Latin Mass table to pick them up while quantities last (note: If you received a kit in prior years, you don’t need to pick up a new kit – unless you moved, etc.).

Our thanks to Fr. Reid who blessed the palms today and to the generous families who prepared the palms.

Lastly, we leave you with a poem St. Thomas Aquinas composed about St. Peter Martyr.

Here silent is Christ’s Herald;
Here quenched, the People’s Light;
Here lies the martyred Champion
Who fought Faith’s holy fight.

The Voice the sheep heard gladly,
The light they loved to see
He fell beneath the weapons
Of graceless Cathari.

The Saviour crowns His Soldier;
His praise the people psalm.
The Faith he kept adorns him
With martyr’s fadeless palm.

His praise new marvels utter,
New light he spreads abroad
And now the whole wide city
Knows well the path to God.

New Latin Mass begins in Boone, NC – Tuesday April 30

We first want to thank everyone for attending the Easter Triduum liturgies last week, and for the help after the Easter Vigil reception. Most importantly, we want to thank Fr. Reid, and St. Ann parish for sponsoring this Triduum, now in its 3rd year, and to Fr. Barone for taking the time to offer these magnificent liturgies.

Latin Mass begins in Boone, NC – Tuesday April 30:  Looking ahead, we are pleased to share that beginning next Tuesday April 30, St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country in Boone, NC will be offering a Traditional Latin Mass (Low Mass) each Tuesday 6pm (Boone is 100 miles northwest of Charlotte).  Please offer prayers for Father as he begins offering this Mass.  The website is: www.stehc.org and the parish address is: 259 Pilgrims Way, Boone, NC 28607

Holy Week schedule

Laudetur Iesus Christus! First, we wanted to thank everyone for attending the beautiful and sublime Palm Sunday liturgies this past weekend. We also especially want to thank our priests for offering the Mass. As noted last week, please pray for our priests this week, as it is often a strenuous week for them (despite the spiritual graces!).

Today is “Spy Wednesday”, which is the day Judas betrayed Our Blessed Lord for 30 pieces of silver. To learn more about this fateful day, please visit Fisheaters.com: https://www.fisheaters.com/customslent12.html

Holy Week schedule: St. Ann is sponsoring the Latin Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday & Holy Saturday) at Charlotte Catholic High School chapel (CCHS/7702 Pineville Matthews Road, Charlotte). Here is the entire Holy Week/Easter schedule with locations:

Spy Wednesday April 17: 7:00 am and 6:00 pm Low Mass (St. Ann parish). 7:00 pm High Mass (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Holy Thursday April 18**: 7:00 pm Mass of the Last Supper (CCHS chapel)

Good Friday April 19: 12 noon Stations of the Cross; Confessions immediately after Stations until 2pm. 3:00 pm Good Friday Mass of the Presanctified (all at CCHS chapel)

Holy Saturday April 20: 8:30 pm Easter Vigil –  (CCHS chapel)

Easter Sunday, April 21: 12:30 pm High Mass (St. Ann parish – as normal)

** Just a reminder that after the Altar of Repose is set up after Holy Thursday Mass, you are invited to return to the pews to watch the stripping of the altar.   

Lastly, speaking about Judas, as custom, we attach an article from the Catholic newspaper, produced by the Transapline Redemptorists monks in Scotland which lists the comments of the saints and early church fathers on the fate of Judas Iscariot. You can view the link here: The fate of Judas Iscariot

Palm Sunday & Holy Week update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! As we close the first week of Passiontide and enter into Holy Week we have several updates to share:

Palm Sunday, April 14: St. Ann will offer a traditional Palm Sunday Latin Mass at 12:30pm. You won’t want to miss this Mass.

It will be a special Palm Sunday Traditional Latin Mass, replete with ancient ceremonies and symbolism. If you only come to Latin Mass once a month, or once a year – this is the Latin Mass you’ll want to attend.

Holy Week schedule: As noted prior, St. Ann will also offer an Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday – Saturday) at Charlotte Catholic High School chapel (CCHS/7702 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte). Here is the entire Holy Week/Easter schedule with locations:

Spy Wednesday April 17: 7:00 am and 6:00 pm Low Mass (St. Ann parish). 7:00 pm High Mass (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Holy Thursday April 18: 7:00 pm Mass of the Last Supper (CCHS chapel)

Good Friday April 19: 12 noon Stations of the Cross, confessions immediately after Stations until 2pm. 3:00 pm Good Friday Mass of the Presanctified (all at CCHS chapel)

Holy Saturday April 20: 8:30 pm Easter Vigil – with light reception to follow (CCHS chapel)

Easter Sunday, April 21: 12:30 pm High Mass (St. Ann parish – as normal)

Pray for our priests: In your charity please offer some prayers for our priests. Offering these beautiful liturgies during Holy Week isn’t easy and can certainly be physically exhausting (though spiritually nourishing). Offering prayers for them is but a small token of gratitude we can offer to them and to God for these devoted priests.