As you may know, September 14, 2017 is the Feast of the Holy Cross and the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s Moto Proprio, Summorum Pontificum, which provided greater access to the Latin Mass.
We have 2 Traditional Latin Masses in North Carolina for the Feast of the Holy Cross – one in Charlotte, the other in Raleigh. We will keep you updated on additional ones.
- St. Ann Catholic Church, Charlotte – 7pm. Fr. Reid will be offering a High Mass for this feast day. Additionally, St. Ann parish will offer exposition of a relic of the True Cross for veneration all day. They will need scheduled adorers to venerate teh Cross each hour – we’ll keep you updated on sign up lists.
- Holy Name Cathedral, Raleigh – 7pm: We have a new sister organization in Raleigh, the Tridentine Mass Society of Raleigh and they are hitting the ground running. On Thursday September 14th 7pm, they are sponsoring a Solemn High Mass at the new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh. Please see the attached flyer for details.
We have an important event to share with you this Sunday, August 20th.
12:30pm Latin Mass & presentation offered by Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP
This Sunday August 20th, we are privileged to have a visiting priest, Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP, offer the 12:30pm Latin Mass at St. Ann (thanks to Fr. Reid’s generosity & hospitality); followed by a potluck presentation in the Allen Center from 2:15-3pm. We hope you can join us and help with our potluck.
Fr. Akers is a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP – https://fssp.com/), a society of priests who offer the Traditional Latin Mass exclusively. Immediately after Mass, Fr. Akers will give a talk in the Allen Center about the FSSP and its lay component, the Confraternity of St. Peter (http://www.confraternityofstpeter.org/)
The FSSP operates a seminaries in Nebraska and Germany, and staffs many Latin Mass parishes worldwide. For those new to the Latin Mass, the FSSP was established by St. John Paul II in 1988 for priests with an exclusive devotion for the Latin Mass and traditional priestly life. We think you’ll enjoy Fr. Aker’s presentation.
Lastly, if you’d like a sneak preview of Fr. Akers, here is an interview he gave recently on Vatican Radio: https://fssp.com/father-zachary-akers-interviewed-vatican-radio/
For more information please reach us via our contact page.
Laudetur Iesus Christus! We are pleased to share news of additional Latin Mass times for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, offered in the Charlotte area. Previously we had announced the 7am Mass at St. Ann, however we have since learned of additional Mass times.
- St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte: 7:00am, Low Mass
- St. Michael the Archangel in Gastonia: 7:00am Low Mass
- St. Michael the Archangel in Gastonia: 6:00pm High Mass
- Prince of Peace in Taylors SC: 12:00 noon Low Mass
REMINDER: The Feast of the Assumption is a Holy Day of Obligation this year.
Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have two events we wanted to share with you occurring over the next few weeks.
1. Feast of the Assumption Tuesday August 15: St. Ann parish will offer a Low Mass, at 7am. Currently that is the only Latin Mass we are aware of that day.
2. Feast of the Holy Cross, Raleigh – September 14: We have a new sister organization in Raleigh, the Tridentine Mass Society of Raleigh and they are hitting the ground running. On Thursday September 14th 7pm, they are sponsoring a Solemn High Mass at the new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh. Please see the attached flyer for details.
We will also keep you posted on any Latin Masses closer to Charlotte for that day (if any). As many recall, that will be the 10th anniversary of the implementation of Pope Benedict’s Moto Proprio, Summorum Pontificum, which provided greater access for the Traditional Latin Mass.
Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have a special feast celebration on Sunday July 16th we want to share with you – please read.
Sunday July 16th is the 6th Sunday after Pentecost and the commemoration of the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. As you may recall, tradition holds that Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock in 1251, a Carmelite friar residing at Mt. Carmel in the Holy Land and gave him the Scapular, with a promise that those who wear this will never suffer eternal fire. From this derived the devotion to the brown Scapular, the cloth that many wear faithfully.
Feast Celebration – Sunday July 16th
To commemorate this important feast and devotion, on Sunday July 16th, the CLMC will be organizing a special celebration for 12:30pm Sunday Latin Mass at St. Ann. The celebration will feature:
- Beautiful Gregorian chant offered during Mass by the Cantate Domino Latin Choir.
- Scapular enrollments after every St. Ann’s Mass that weekend (If you’re not currently wearing a brown scapular or enrolled – we encourage all to do so after Mass).
- Celebration after Mass in the courtyard with brown(ie) Scapular sundaes/ice cream treats.
Please spread the word and invite your friends. These types of feasts are the perfect opportunity to invite newcomers to the Traditional Mass.
While we were unable to have Latin Mass today on the traditional Feast of Corpus Christi (June 15), we are pleased to announce that after 12:30pm Latin Mass on Sunday June 18 (at St. Ann), Father will provide brief exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament immediately at the conclusion of Mass. As you may recall, Sunday June 18 is the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi in the traditional rite.
St. Ann’s will also offer a Eucharistic procession after the 10:30 am Novus Ordo Mass as custom.
Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have a few Mass changes to advise you about at St. Ann’s:
Mass cancellations: There will be no Latin Masses at St. Ann’s on:
- Wednesday June 14 (6pm),
- Friday June 16 (7am)
- Wednesday June 21 (6pm)
- Friday June 23 (7am)
There will be a 6pm Novus Ordo Mass on both Wednesdays (preceded by Holy Hour).
On Friday June 23 (Feast of the Sacred Heart) there will be 3 Latin Masses:
- 12:30pm – St. Mark parish, Huntersville
- 6pm – St. Michael in Gastonia
- 7pm – St. Patrick Cathedral (High Mass)