Mid-September update

Dear Friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  Greetings and a special welcome to the 36 new families who signed up to our email list at our CLMC booth at the Eucharistic Congress this weekend.  This addition brings our total up to about 460 families.  Also a special thanks to all the folks who helped staff and set up the both in particular our good friend Steve Cunningham of Sensus Fidelium, who flew in from Denver to help us out.

We didn’t keep close count of the number of direct contacts we made at the Congress, but I would estimate the number at more than 600.  We gave away more than 300 CDs filled with homilies, 500 medals, 200 Brown Scapulars, 200 rosaries, plus countless holy cards, Latin Mass magazines, and other literature.

We have a few updates that are relevant for the coming week:

  1. Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross:  On Wednesday 9/14/2016 at 6:00 pm at St. Ann Catholic Church, there will be a High Mass for the Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross.
  2. Coffee & Donuts Next Sunday:   On Sunday 9/18/2016 after the 12:30 pm Latin Mass, the CLMC will be hosting Coffee & Donuts in the courtyard at St. Ann’s.  Please come and join us.
  3. MiraVia Pro-Life Fundraising Banquet: On Thursday, 10/20/2016, is the 22nd Annual Fundraising Banquet for MiraVia.  This year, the CLMC will be hosting a table or tables … depending on how many people respond.  Please let us know by replying to this email if you are interested in joining us for this great pro-life event.
  4. Reminder about Mass Attendance: Next Sunday is both the start of Faith Formation (9am) at St. Ann and the first home game for the Carolina Panthers (1pm).  Attending the 12:30 pm Latin Mass might become more difficult for some, and as a result we may see a drop in Mass attendance.  I just wanted to encourage everyone to please make an extra effort to join us within reason.  As a reminder, that since the 12:30 pm Latin Mass was granted in response to a petition from the laity, a “stable group” of faithful is required to maintain our rights.  Please do what you can and of course let prudence be your guide.