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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.