Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have entered into the 2nd full week of Lent and we have a few events to share.
1) Important Action Item: As noted at today’s Mass, tomorrow, Monday, there is a rally to protest the Charlotte City Council’s attempt to pass legislation that would permit men to use women’s restrooms. As Fr. Barone noted in his outstanding sermon today (sorry if you missed it!), we Catholics must stand up in the public sphere to defend faith, otherwise they will force the churches (like St. Ann’s) to comply. Thus if you live in Charlotte, please consider signing the petition and showing up at the rally.
All faithful are encouraged to attend the rally at Char-Meck Government Center from 5-6pm tomorrow (Feb 22) to oppose this legislation. The address is: 600 E 4th St Charlotte, NC 28202. Free parking available** To learn more and to sign the petition please visit this website. It is organized by the NC Values Coalition and the Susan B. Anthony List.
2) Latin Mass tomorrow at St. Michael’s: After the rally, you still may have time to attend a special High Mass (Latin) at 7pm for the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter at St. Michael’s in Gastonia. Mass will be offered by Fr. Buettner.
3)Latin Lenten Devotion: Our friends at the Carolina Catholic Chorale will sing the beautiful Lenten devotional Adoramus te, Christe Friday, February 26th at 7:30pm at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 375 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury, NC. The text of Adoramus te, Christe is taken from an antiphon from Good Friday: Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi: quia per sanctam crucem tuam redemisti mundum
We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee: because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world. For more info please visit the Chorale’s website listed above.
4) Young Adult Latin Mass lunch next Sunday: On February 28th, after 12:30pm Latin Mass at St. Ann’s some of the young adults (20s & 30s) who attend the Latin Mass will go out to eat for fellowship. Meet in narthex around 2pm.