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 during a brief period of discernment here in the Charlotte area.  They were established by the Bishop of Harrisburg, PA in 2017 and Brother Thomas Mary will be ordained later this summer by Cardinal Burke. 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:
https://www.saintpiofoundation.org/Event/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/1201/Saint-Pio-Comes-to-America

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

Ascension weekend update

Laudetur Iesu Christus! We have two events to share with you this weekend and next:

  1. 1st Sunday Latin Mass at Sacred Heart parish Salisbury 4pm: We’ve been forgetful in posting these, but the Salisbury Latin Mass Community continues to organize a 1st Sunday Latin Mass at Sacred Heart each 1st Sunday at 4pm. This Sunday’s celebrant is Fr. Barone and it will be a High Mass. After Mass there will be a reception in Bransfield Hall. Please bring a favorite hors d’oeuvres or snack to share with others.  Fr. Barone has graciously agreed to attend the social and be available to answer any questions you may have related to the Latin Mass.

 

  1. Special play/presentation on the life of Venerable Augustus Tolton – next Friday & Saturday: Next weekend, St. Luke Productions, a Catholic theater group will be presenting a play on the life of Ven. Augustus Tolton. We understand the play show Ven. Tolton and his mentor, Fr. McGirr celebrating the Latin Mass (fictionally of course). The play will be on Friday June 7 (7:30pm) and Saturday June 8 (3pm and 7:30pm) at The Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte ($10 adults/$5 children). For those readers in Greensboro, the play will be up there on June 10/11 (see article below). See article below for more details.

If you’re not familiar with him, Ven. Tolton was a former slave and the first black priest ordained to the priesthood in the U.S. He died in Chicago at age 43 in 1897. Like all priests of his day, he offered the Traditional Latin Mass his entire priesthood and help establish several parishes in Illinois. His postulator for the cause of his canonization is none other than Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, Joseph Perry, who is a friend to the Latin Mass faithful and offers the Traditional Latin Mass frequently across the U.S.

Ascension Week update

Laudetur Iesu Christus! This week are the Rogation Days, a three day period of prayer (and formerly penance) that precedes the feast of the Ascension. It concluded with a special blessing over the fields. You can learn more about at the Fraternity of St. Peter’s webpage: https://fssp.com/rogation-days/  As we approach the great feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, we wanted to remind everyone of the Latin Masses this week:

Latin Mass & 40 Hours devotion – this 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. The signup sheet is in the narthex.

Friday May 31 – Feast of the Queenship of Mary: 7pm Solemn High Mass, Cathedral of St. Patrick. For the music settings, it will be Mass for Four Voices by 16th century composer Michelangelo Grancini; motets by Palestrina and Anerio as well as the usual proper chants.

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. Sign up: https://stpatricks.org/forty-hours

Latin Masses in June: For the special Padre Pio Mass, please see our prior update: https://charlottelatinmass.org/2019/05/13/eastertide-update-3/

 

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.