Laudetur Iesus Christus! Before getting into this week’s updates, we want to thank everyone for helping out with our fellowship coffee today – it was nice to see so many people stay and chat.
Confirmation wrap-up: Secondly, we attach an article from our own Brian Williams who wrote a little bit about Saturday’s historic Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form and included photos from our own John Cosmos. We also were delighted to see the 4th Degree Knights Color Guard attend and perform their duties according to the “pre-1962” Knights’ protocol (kneeling at the rails with the sword facing their hearts at the consecration).
Wednesday: The Feast of Ss. Peter & Paul. As usual there will be 6pm Latin Mass. For those who are Confraternity of St. Peter members, you are granted a plenary indulgence on this patronal feast day under the usual conditions (according to the most recent FSSP newsletter).
Thursday: Solemn High Mass at 2pm at St. Ann’s for the Duc in Altum discernment retreat for young women. Note the Mass is open to the public – Fr. Reid invites all to attend.
Friday: First Friday/Feast of the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Latin Mass at 7am at St. Ann’s.
Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have a few important weekend items to share, so please read carefully:
Today: Friday June 24 is the Feast of St. John the Baptist, a First Class Feast (no Latin Masses today though). After checking with Fr. Reid, all Friday penances are rescinded because this 1st Class Feast falls on a Friday. Thus for those who abstain from meat each Friday, you can enjoy a steak or a burger today. 🙂
Saturday: A historic day for the diocese, as St. Ann’s hosts Bishop Jugis for the 1st (ever?) Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form for the Diocese of Charlotte. Solemn High Mass begins at 11am and we encourage all to attend – this is a must see!
Sunday: Latin Mass coffee returns! Please join us after 12:30pm Mass for some coffee & donuts and mingle with your fellow parishioners and Latin Mass newcomers. We could also use a few extra hands helping to set up around noon (or clean up around 2:45). Please try to find us in the narthex or the kitchen before Mass.
P.S. To learn more about St. John the Baptist and the customs of his feast day/vigil, you can read more here:
Laudetur Iesus Christus! As summer and the Season after Pentecost begins in earnest, we’re entering into a seemingly quieter time (liturgically speaking). However we do have some important events to share with you:
- Liturgy & Fraternity: Wednesday June 15, after 6pm Mass the men can meet for a drink or dinner at Sir Edmond Halley’s, at the Park Road shopping center.
- Coffee & Donuts after Mass: Sunday June 26 after the 12:30pm Mass. It’s been a while since we’ve had the chance to chat after Mass, so the CLMC will be organizing coffee & donuts (and other snacks). If you’re able to help or bring a side dish/snack, let us know.
- Sacred Music Class: Wednesday July 27th from 7-8:30pm. This second installment in our Latin Mass class series will be on Sacred Music for the Extraordinary Form, and will be taught by our own Stefano Monaco, member of the St. Ann’s Men’s schola which sings/chants at the 12:30pm Latin Mass. This will cover what Sacred Music is, where it came from and why we should sing it.
Please note this won’t be a “how to sing Gregorian Chant class”, but rather an overview of Sacred Music and why it’s important. As usual Latin Mass at 6pm, and a light dinner to be served after.
More details will follow but please save these dates.
Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have a major feast day (1st Class) this Friday, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, and by providence this year it falls on First Friday. As Fr. Reid noted in the bulletin, since First Friday traditions are rooted in the Sacred Heart, it’s an splendid day to attend Mass. Thankfully, Fr. Reid will offer a First Friday Latin Mass at 7am Friday morning at St. Ann. For more information about the Sacred Heart devotions and the promises made to those who make the 9 consecutive First Fridays, please read here.
Mini-murals: Speaking of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, if you haven’t seen the new proposed mini-murals that will go over the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady’s statues, we invite you to take a look and consider financially supporting this effort to glorify God at our parish. You can view them here:
Young adult lunch: Lastly, for young adults in their 20s & 30s, the Latin Mass young adult lunch group will meet this Sunday after 12:30pm Mass. The group will meet in the narthex after Mass and head to a local restaurant for lunch and fellowship. The topic of discussion will be the Benedict Option: could it happen in Charlotte? Friends welcome.