All Souls Novena November 1-8

November 1-8 offers us the ability to gain plenary indulgences for the poor souls in purgatory.

Indulgences

Grant #29.1.1

For the Souls in Purgatory

Plenary Indulgence

A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the souls in purgatory, is granted each and every day from Nov 1 to Nov 8, who devoutly visit a cemetery and there pray, if only mentally, for the departed.

Grant #29.1.2

All Souls’ DayPlenary Indulgence

A plenary indulgence is granted the faithful who, on All Souls’ Day (or according to the judgment of the bishop, on the Sunday preceding or following it, or on the solemnity of All Saints), devoutly visits a church or an oratory and recites an Our Father and the Creed.

Our Father, Who art in heaven

Hallowed be Thy Name.

Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Apostles’ Creed

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;

He descended into hell.

The third day He arose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost;
the holy catholic church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting.

Amen.

Requirements for obtaining a plenary indulgence:

  • Do the work while in a state of grace,
  • Receive Sacramental confession within 20 days of the work (several plenary indulgences may be earned per reception),
  • Receive Eucharistic communion (one plenary indulgence may be earned per reception),
  • Pray for the pope’s intentions (Our Father and Hail Mary, or other appropriate prayer, is sufficient),
  • Have no attachment to sin (even venial) – i.e., it is sufficient that the Christian makes an act of the will to love God and despise sin.

Requirements for a partial indulgence: The work must be done while in a state of grace and with the general intention of earning an indulgence.

Notes:

  • Only baptized persons in a state of grace who generally intend to do so may earn indulgences.
  • Indulgences cannot be applied to the living, but only to the one doing the work or to the dead.
  • Only one plenary indulgence per day can be earned (except for prayer at the hour of one’s own death).
  • Several partial indulgences can be earned during the same day.
  • If only part of a work with plenary indulgence attached is completed, a partial indulgence still obtains.
  • If the penance assigned in confession has indulgences attached, the one work can satisfy both penance and indulgence.
  • Confessors may commute the work or the conditions if the penitent cannot perform them due to legitimate obstacles.
  • In groups, indulgenced prayer must be recited by at least one member while the others at least mentally follow the prayer.
  • If speech/hearing impairments make recitation impossible, mental expression or reading of the prayer is sufficient.
  • For an indulgence attached to a particular day requiring a church visit, the day begins at noon the day before and ends at midnight.

Courtesy of Bridegroom Press

Late October Update

Dear Friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,

 

Laudetur Iesus Christus!

 

We have 3 events to share with you:

 

  1. This Saturday, October 24th at 10am. Solemn High Mass for the relics of St. Maria Goretti at St. Thomas Aquinas parish. A once in a life time event here in our diocese will surely bring incredible graces upon our community. If you attend, its recommended you arrive early, and visit St. Thomas’ website for the latest on parking arrangements (they have offsite parking due to the enormous crowds).

 

The Mass will be a Votive to St. Maria Goretti and will be celebrated in the presence of her major relics.  To be clear, the major relics are her full skeletal remains inside a glass-sided casket. The wax statue of her in repose contains her skeletal remains which are not visible. Her body is not incorrupt. But her skeleton is complete except for some small amounts of bone that went into reliquaries and her right arm that her mother Assunta donated to the Church of St. Nicholas, known as the Sanctuary of St. Maria Goretti, in her birth town of Corinaldo.  Maria used her right arm to defend her purity in the attack.

How fitting that her whole skeletal remains will be coming to Charlotte with the exception of her right arm … the same arm that she used to defend her purity.  Her right arm will remain at her home parish near Rome, a short distance from where the Synod is taking place.  Just as she repelled an attack in defense of her purity, we can ask her to come to the aid of Holy Mother Church to repel those who are attacking the purity of the Church and her Sacraments.

 

 

  1. 40 Days for Life Saturday October 31 from 10-11am: The Charlotte Latin Mass Community is sponsoring an hour vigil in front of the Latrobe abortion mill (3220 Latrobe Drive, Charlotte) to peacefully pray for an end to abortion. This is part of the 40 days for Life campaign and we invite all CLMC members and friends to join us in praying for the unborn and their mothers. Please consider committing to this hour.

 

 

  1. All Souls Requiem Mass, Monday November 2nd, 7pm: St. Ann’s will host a Missa Cantata Requiem Mass for the Feast of All Souls.  Please mark your calendars.

October update

Dear Friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,
Laudetur Iesus Christus!

In 1883, Pope Leo XIII officially dedicated the month of October to the Holy Rosary.  Throughout the Church’s history, Our Lady of the Rosary is credited with numerous military victories.  One of the more famous of these battles is the Battle of Lepanto which took place on October 7th in the year 1571.  Prior to this battle, the Catholic fleet under the command of John of Austria, joined together in praying the Holy Rosary in petition for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin in defeating the evil muslim hords.  As a result, the Muslim (Ottoman) fleet was defeated which stopped their northern and western invasions.  In honor of the victory, Pope Pius V instituted the Feast of Our Lady of Victory, which the Church celebrates this coming Wednesday as the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7).

In fact many of the feast days that the Church celebrates near the end of the Liturgical Year, are linked to battles between Catholicism and Islam.  Theological scholars have noted that the Church seems to be drawing our thoughts to the end times, when the Catholic Church will undergo trials and tribulations before the return of Christ the King, which is a feast that the Church celebrates on October 25th.

“And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp two-edged sword, that with it he may strike the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty. And he hath on his garment and on his thigh written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”  Apocalypse 19:15-16.
With this in mind I would like to draw your attention to two events.  The first is the Synod on the Family that started today in Rome; and the second is that the major relics (full skeletal remains) of St. Maria Goretti will be on display at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Charlotte on Oct 24th and 25th which providentially is also the closing day of the Synod on the Family in Rome.

Regarding the first event, there are those who will be present at the synod who have made public comments about their desire to change Church’s doctrine regarding the Sacraments of Matrimony and the Eucharist — in contradiction to the words of Christ himself while he walked on this earth with his own two feet.  They desire to publicly welcome people in adulterous affairs and gravely disordered sexual relationships to receive Holy Communion without repentance.  Although it is not our place to be at the Synod, to speak out in defense of the Church and her teachings, it is always our role, and duty, to pray for the Church and her leaders.

Regarding the second event, St. Maria Goretti is the patron saint of purity, and the age of twelve she raised up her right arm to resist an attack on her purity and was martyred for it.  In a similar way the Church is in desperate need to be defended against an attack on her purity.

For this reason, I would ask you to join me along with many other Catholics around the world who are praying a Rosary Novena starting on October 7th, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  Starting on this date and continuing each day through October 15th, there will be a novena of rosaries, one each day, to pray for those present at the synod, asking Our Lady of the Rosary to intercede to the Holy Spirit for them– to embolden those who stand in defense of God and His Laws, and to convert those who do not.

We here in Charlotte will have the added benefit of joining St. Maria Goretti to our petition.  How fitting that her whole skeletal remains will be coming to Charlotte with the exception of her right arm … the same arm that she used to defend her purity.  Her right arm will remain at her home parish near Rome, a short distance from where the Synod is taking place.  Just as she repelled an attack in defense of her purity, we can ask her to come to the aid of Holy Mother Church to repel those who are attacking the purity of the Church and her Sacraments.  May God reward you for your prayers.

Attached below are some noteworthy updates for the Month of October:

1.  This week there is a priests retreat in the Diocese of Charlotte, and at St. Ann’s there will be no Masses on Monday-Friday this week.  This may result in cancellations in other parishes as well.  Please consult your local bulletins.

2.  Thursday, Oct 22nd: MiraVia Annual Fundraising Banquet (Register Here).  This is a great event each year with great nationally known pro-life speakers.  Registrations are free but REQUIRED.  Please keep in mind that this is a fundraiser, and there will be a money pitch at the of the event.  Please come and support this great organization.

3. Saturday, Oct 24th:  There will be a Solemn High Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlotte on Saturday Oct 24th at 10:00am.  The Mass will be a Votive to St. Maria Goretti and will be celebrated in the presence of her major relics.  To be clear, the major relics are her full skeletal remains inside a glass-sided casket. The wax statue of her in repose contains her skeletal remains which are not visible. Her body is not incorrupt. But her skeleton is complete except for some small amounts of bone that went into reliquaries and her right arm that her mother Assunta donated to the Church of St. Nicholas, known as the Sanctuary of St. Maria Goretti, in her birth town of Corinaldo.  Maria used her right arm to defend her purity in the attack.

4. Sunday, Oct 25th:  Feast of Christ the King: Missa Cantata, St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte; 12:30pm.

5. Sunday, Nov 1st:  Feast of All Saints: Missa Cantata, St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte; 12:30pm.
6. Monday, Nov 2nd: Feast of All Souls: There are three noteworthy updates for this Feast Day:
— Please note that you are able to earn one plenary indulgence for the dead each day of November 1st-8th when you make a visit to a cemetery to pray for the deceased, and when the usual requirements for an indulgence (Confession, Communion, prayers for the Holy Father’s intentions and detachment from sin) are met. Help those suffering souls who can no longer help themselves and they will bless you with their prayers for you when they enter Heaven.
— Please note that there was originally a Solemn Requiem Mass scheduled at St. Marks Catholic Church in Huntersville, however, this was cancelled.
     — At 7:00pm, there will be a High Requiem Mass for All Souls at St. Ann in Charlotte.
Please pray for the continued growth of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community and for the establishment of full traditional sacramental parish life here in Charlotte.
Here is a link to the MiraVia Fundraising Banquet Registration Page.

Registration is free but REQUIRED.  Registration deadline is October 10th.