Eastertide Update

Christus resurrexit! Alleluia! Happy Eastertide blessings in this Octave of Easter; we hope you and your family had a blessed Easter.  Here is what is happening over the next week and beyond:

  1. First Friday Mass Tomorrow:Fr. Reid will offer a Latin Mass at 7am tomorrow April 1st.
  1. Monday April 4: Latin Masses for the Feast of the Annunciation – we are very blessed to have 2 competing Latin Masses for the transferred feast of the Annunciation. Fr. Buettner will offer a high Mass at St. Michael’s in Gastonia at 7pm. However, Fr. Reid has announced that St. Ann will host a Solemn High Mass at 7pm offered by Fr. Santiago Mariani (Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe), with Fr. Benjamin Roberts (Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes) as guest homilist.  With those 2 Masses occurring, the only thing missing that evening in Charlotte might be a Pontifical High Mass (St. Thomas Aquinas parish – care to offer one?) *just kidding, sort of* 🙂
  1. Latin Mass Class April 13th: Don’t forget Fr. Reid’s Latin Mass class is coming up quickly. He will be teaching a Latin Mass Introduction class for all parishioners on Wednesday April 13th at 7pm in the Allen Center cafeteria. It will be preceded by the regular Low Mass at 6pm and a light dinner will be served by the Charlotte Latin Mass Community. The class is open to newcomers and regulars alike and will cover topics such as the role of the priest during the Mass, the different parts of the Mass, and its symbolism. While the event is free, an RSVP is greatly appreciated by April 12th.

Happy Easter

Surrexit, non est hic, ecce locus ubi posuerunt eum (He is risen, He is not here; behold the place where they laid Him)

– St. Mark 16:1-7 (from Gospel from Easter Sunday):

 Alleluia! Happy Easter!

 

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Holy Week update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have now entered the most sacred week in the Church’s calendar and we pray your Lenten prayers, penances and almsgiving are bringing you closer to Our Blessed Lord in His passion.

1) Spy Wednesday (Holy Wednesday): Tomorrow St. Ann’s will have a regular 6pm Latin Mass (low).

2) Remainder of Holy Week & Easter: As noted, there is no Extraordinary Form Easter Triduum at St. Ann’s this year. Also a correction from last week: Sacred Heart parish in Dunn (near Raleigh) will be having Holy Thursday and Good Friday in in the Extraordinary Form. Saturday’s Holy Vigil will be Novus Ordo (I incorrectly said it was Extraordinary form).  If you travel to Sacred Heart, be advised it’s a small church so arrive early.  Back in Charlotte, for Easter Sunday, St. Ann’s will have High Mass as custom at 12:30pm.

3) First Friday: A reminder St. Ann’s will offer First Friday Latin Mass at 7am April 1st.

4) Monday April 4: Feast of the Annunciation transferred. Both St. Michael’s and St. Ann’s will offer a 7pm Latin Mass. I understand St. Michael’s will be a High Mass (not sure about St. Ann yet).

5) Latin Mass Class April 13th: Father Reid will be teaching a Latin Mass Introduction class for all parishioners on Wednesday April 13th at 7pm in the Allen Center cafeteria. It will be preceded by the regular Low Mass at 6pm and a light dinner will be served by the Charlotte Latin Mass Community. The class is open to newcomers and regulars alike and will cover topics such as the role of the priest during the Mass, the different parts of the Mass, and its symbolism. While the event is free, an RSVP is greatly appreciated by April 12th (info@charlottelatinmass.org).

6) Divine Mercy Novena: As you may know, Good Friday begins the Divine Mercy novena which concludes on Divine Mercy Sunday. St. Ann’s features a statue of the Divine Mercy of Our Lord in front of the parish, honoring seminarian & parishioner Michael Kitson who passed away on Divine Mercy Sunday a few years ago.  For those who observe this devotion please consider praying for these intentions as part of your novena:

– For the suffering Christians in the Middle East

– For the end of abortion in our country

– For the reestablishment of the weekly Latin Mass at Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury

– For the regularization (resolution of the status) of the Society of St. Pius X

Lastly, we provide you an interesting talk which explains how the Passion is represented in the Mass.

Feast of St. Joseph

Dear friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community (CLMC),

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have a few updates for the next few weeks:

  1. Feast of St. Joseph Saturday March 19th: St. Thomas Aquinas parish is hosting a Solemn High Mass at 8am Saturday for the Feast of St. Joseph on Saturday March 19th. It will also coincide with a special announcement regarding the new diocesan seminary.
  1. Easter Triduum: Regretfully there won’t be an Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday) in the Extraordinary Form this year (we did ask) – as you can expect priests have a difficult schedule next week. There will be Easter Sunday Latin Mass at St. Ann’s regular time of 12:30pm.  As you offer your penances and sacrifices during Holy Week, please do pray that in future years the faithful will have the option for the Triduum in the Extraordinary Form.  If you are eager to drive, there is an Extraordinary Form Triduum being offered at Sacred Heart parish Dunn, NC this year (40 minutes south of Raleigh).
  1. April 4 – Feast of the Annunciation (transferred). Fr. Buettner will be offering a Latin Mass for the Feast of the Annunciation at St. Michael parish in Gastonia (I believe the time is 7pm but will confirm). This feast which normally occurs on March 25th is being transferred because this year it falls on Good Friday.

3rd Week of Lent

Dear friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community (CLMC),

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We’re at the halfway point in lent, and as Fr. Reid exhorted us on Sunday, keep up the penances and the fasting!

First Friday Mass: This week Father Reid will again be offering a First Friday Latin Mass at 7am this Friday March 4th. Please do try to make the sacrifice to come and make reparation against the offenses of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Holy Hour of Reparation this Friday: Also on Friday, Fr. Reid is offering a Holy Hour of Reparation at 5:50pm this Friday followed by Stations of the Cross at 7pm. Our country has committed many sins and a Holy Hour can help to appease God’s anger and justice for the offenses against Him.

Latin Mass Class April 13th: Looking ahead, please mark your calendars for Wednesday April 13th at 7pm.  We are pleased to announce that Father Reid has graciously agreed to offer a Latin Mass tutorial class to help answer some of the questions we may have about the Latin Mass. We know many have had questions over the past year, and we hope this will begin to answer some of those.

If there is interest, we may offer pizza or dinner depending on interest. Low Mass of course will be offered at 6pm.  Stay tuned for more details.