Late August Update

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

Laudetur Iesus Christus!

At long last, the CLMC and St. Ann’s are pleased to present the recording & materials from our Sacred Music class, presented last month by Stefano Monaco. If you missed the talk, you ought to listen – it was excellent (thanks Stefano!).

You may view the talk and materials on St. Ann’s website (just scroll down to the class).  An Mp3 version is located on the CLMC’s page.

On Sunday we will also distribute the extra handouts Stefano provided – which are really excellent in evangelizing Sacred Music and chant with other Catholics (especially those confused over what the Church actually requires/teaches).

St. Augustine’s relics this Sunday: Lastly on another note, this Sunday** is St. Augustine’s feast day and Fr. Barone has generously agreed to allow us faithful to briefly venerate his relics immediately after 12:30pm Mass. Please stay a few minutes longer if you can.
** Technically Sunday is the 15th Sunday after Pentecost.

Mid August Update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! On this the Vigil of the Assumption we have 2 novenas, and 1 announcement to share with you:

  1. 54-Day Rosary Novena for Our Nation begins tomorrow (Monday):  As Father mentioned at Mass today, St. Ann’s will join Catholics throughout our diocese and country in praying a 54 day Rosary Novena to save our country and return it to holiness (begins Aug 15, ends Oct 7). Please join us – you can learn more here:
  1. 9-day Novena to Immaculate Heart of Mary (begins tonight or tomorrow): Please see below the novena for the Salisbury Latin Mass Community, who have been without a regular Sunday Latin Mass for almost a year. The novena ends on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart (Aug 22).
  1. Assumption Masses: Solemn High Mass at 7pm at St. Ann’s, and 7pm High Mass at St. Michael’s in Gastonia.


Novena Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Glorious Virgin Mary, I long to love your Son, Jesus, the way he deserves to be loved—with the love of your Immaculate Heart. Unite me to your Immaculate Heart so that I will be open to receive your Son with the same dispositions by which you received him. Your Immaculate Heart is supremely gentle, steadfast, watchful—completely given over to the will of God. Lead me out of the darkness of ignorance, free me from all selfishness and willful self-assertion, and train me in conformity with your Immaculate Heart.

Let me always trust your Immaculate Heart as a true source of grace and mercy. In sharing in the Passion of your Son, your Immaculate Heart was pierced. May your immaculate love embrace me in moments of suffering. I beg to make reparation for all offenses against your Immaculate Heart as I offer you my intentions: the re-establishment of a regular Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Sacred Heart in Salisbury.  Amen.

Feast of the Assumption Masses

Dear Friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  Please note that this coming Monday, August 15th is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and we here in Charlotte are blessed to have two different Latin Masses being offered on this great feast.

Firstly, St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte will offer a Missa Cantata at 7:00 PM.  Please also note that the Feast of the Assumption this year also marks the 61st Anniversary of the founding of St. Ann’s Catholic Church as a parish.

Secondly, for those on the western side of the Catawba River, Father Matthew Buettner at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Gastonia will offer a Missa Cantata at 7:00 PM as well.