Dear friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community (CLMC),
Laudetur Iesus Christus! Blessed Feast of All Saints!
Today Nov 1. begins the important all Souls Novena to the Poor Souls in Purgatory (Nov 1-8)-see below.
Secondly, please review the Latin Mass schedule for Tuesday Nov 1 and Wednesday Nov 2nd. We also proudly note, that the black cope for Requiem Masses that many of you generously donated for will be used by Father at St. Ann’s All Souls Mass (thank you again!).
Lastly, we also draw your attention to the special orchestral Mass scheduled Wednesday at St Thomas Aquinas parish.
All Saints Day (Tues. Nov 1):
- St. Ann, 7am Latin Mass (Low) **Holy Day of Obligation**
All Souls Day (Wed. Nov 2):
- St. Ann, 6pm Latin Mass (High)
- St. Thomas Aquinas, 7pm Latin (Solemn High Orchestral Mass with the Carolina Catholic Chorale)
- St. Michael the Archangel, Gastonia, 6:00pm (High) (this is a time change from 7pm previously advertised).
TWO Plenary Indulgences available for All Souls:
All Souls Indulgences
For the Souls in Purgatory – Plenary Indulgence
A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the souls in purgatory, is granted each and every day from Nov. 1 to Nov. 8, who devoutly visit a cemetery and there pray, if only mentally, for the departed.
All Souls’ Day – Plenary Indulgence
A plenary indulgence is granted the faithful who, on All Souls’ Day (or according to the judgment of the bishop, on the Sunday preceding or following it, or on the solemnity of All Saints), devoutly visits a church or an oratory and recites an Our Father and the Apostles Creed.
Please keep in mind that an indulgence is granted to the faithful who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray for the dead (even if the prayer is only mental) during the first 8 days of November. A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, is also granted to the faithful, who piously visit a church or a public oratory on All Souls Day. In visiting the church or oratory, it is required that one Our Father and the Creed be recited.
Both of these indulgences are granted under the normal conditions, i.e., one must be baptized and in the state of grace, be free from an attachment to sin, go to confession within 20 days, receive Holy Communion on the day you visit the cemetery or church, and offer prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father (a Creed and an Our Father will suffice).