Lastly, for those traveling north this weekend, Our Lady of Grace in Greensboro will also be offering its own Rorate Mass at 6am this Saturday morning Dec. 12th.
Dear Friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,
We have a busy few weeks ahead. Here is the latest news and events:
1) Mass schedule for this week: Just a reminder St. Ann will have a 7pm Missa Cantata tomorrow (Dec 8) for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. After Mass the parish is hosting its annual night for life from 8pm – midnight to pray for the unborn. From 11pm-midnight there will be a special Holy Hour of Reparation for the sins of abortion, contraception, euthanasia and same sex unions. Please try to make it at some point tomorrow evening. Separately, on Wednesday, there will still be the regular 6pm Latin Mass this week.
2) St. Lucy’s coffee & donuts after Mass this Sunday: Please join us after Mass this Sunday December 13th, the Feast of St. Lucy (and Gaudete Sunday) as we host our first donuts & coffee in the narthex after the 12:30pm Mass. Please drop by for a few minutes and meet your fellow parishioners. To commemorate St. Lucy, we will also serve some cinnamon rolls which resemble a pastry called St. Lucy’s Cats (Lussekatter), a Swedish custom that honors this saint. You can learn more about St. Lucy customs and traditions at Fisheaters.com.
Looking ahead we have some important items of interest:
3) Liturgy & Lager December 16th: Our first Liturgy and Lager event for the gents. After Wednesday 6pm Latin Mass, we will gather at Sir Edmond Halley’s pub just down the street on Park Road for a drink or dinner. All men are welcome to join.
4) Rorate Mass: Saturday December 19th at 6:30am (yes AM) at St. Ann’s. A beautiful candlelit Latin Mass at dawn. If you never have been this annual tradition, it’s highly worth it. (St. Thomas Aquinas parish offers its Rorate Mass this Saturday at 6am).
5) Blessings table (tentative): On Sunday December 20th, we hope to have a blessings table in the narthex where you can have your religious gifts, items and sacramentals blessed by Father immediately after Mass. These items can include rosaries, sacred art, bibles, medals and other sacramentals. This is tentative so we’ll send confirmation next week and some more details.
May you have a Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Our Lady of Guadalupe (Dec 12) – ora pro nobis!