Advent update; Christmas Midnight Mass

Laudetur Iesus Christus and Blessed Advent greetings! We now enter this time of anticipation, and as Fr. Reid noted today, let is also be a time of preparation, to pray more and make sacrifices in order to grow on holiness.  Thankfully December will offer many opportunities for us to grow, and as such, we post our Advent related schedule:

Prayers requested by Father Reid:

  1. Join in praying the 54 Day Rosary novena for our nation and new president. Begins today Mon. Nov 28, ends Inauguration Day, Jan 20th.
  2. Parish Novena to the Immaculate Heart. Begins Wed. November 30th and ends Thursday December 8th. The novena prayer is attached.

Thursday December 8th – Feast of the Immaculate Conception: 7pm High Mass. A Holy Day of Obligation and the United States’ patronal feast day. After Mass Fr. Reid will consecrate the parish to the Immaculate Heart. Immediately after the consecration will be Eucharistic Adoration until midnight for an end to abortion. Please make plans to stay and pray.

Saturday December 17: Annual Rorate Mass, 6:30am High Latin Mass by Candlelight; St. Ann’s – it’s a beautiful Mass at dawn which words can’t describe. Please come if you haven’t attended before.

Sunday December 18th: Annual blessing of religious gifts after 12:30pm Latin Mass. Please bring any religious items you need blessed prior to Mass and leave them on the table in the narthex. Father will bless them immediately after Mass (no exceptions or delays).

Christmas Midnight Mass: Deo Gratis & Gaudete! We are pleased to announce that out of his generosity Father Reid granted the CLMC’s request to offer CHRISTMAS MIDNIGHT LATIN MASS for the faithful at St. Ann’s!

This replaces the Christmas Eve Latin Mass (which becomes Novus Ordo) and Midnight Mass will be the ONLY LATIN MASS ON SUNDAY DEC 25th (no 12:30pm).  We are grateful to Father for meeting the desires of the Latin Mass faithful.

Please offer a few Hail Mary’s in thanksgiving for Fr. Reid who attends to the needs of all his parishioners (a tough job!).

No Latin Mass this Friday (Nov 25)

Laudetur Iesus Christus and Happy Thanksgiving.   As you may have seen in the bulletin, due to the Thanksgiving holiday there will be no Latin Mass this Friday November 25th at 7am. There is a Novus Ordo at 8:30am as usual.

Separately, if you’re looking for some quick & good reading over the holiday weekend, the UK’s Catholic Herald has a nice article about Pope Francis’ meeting with Blessed Karl Habsburg’s family.

November update

Dear Friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  Greetings to you all.  The month of November is traditionally dedicated by the Church for the Holy Souls.  On all the days from November 1st through November 8th inclusive, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, is granted to those who visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed.  The proper prayer for the poor souls in purgatory is the Requiem Æternam Prayer:

℣. Requiem æternam dona ei (eis), Domine
℟. Et lux perpetua luceat ei (eis):
℣. Requiescat (-ant) in pace.
℟. Amen.

℣. Eternal rest, grant unto him/her (them), O LORD,
℟. And let perpetual light shine upon him/her (them).
℣. May he/she (they) rest in peace.

℟. Amen.

For more information on indulgences and the conditions, see this excellent article.


  1. REMEMBER!!!, Tonight is the Daylight Saving (Fall Back).  Remember to set your clocks back tonight.
  1. Happy Epiphany (Resumed)!:  As you may have noticed, in the Traditional Roman Missal, tomorrow is the 5th Sunday After Epiphany.  This is confusing to many, and it is due to the fact that we had a earlier than usual Easter Cycle this year, and the Season of Septuagesima cut off the last two Sundays after Epiphany.  Rather than just discard these feast days, the Church transfers these feast days to the end of the Liturgical year after the Feast of Christ the King.

If you want to read a good article about the Resumption of Epiphany, here is a great one from Father Zuhlsdorf.