4th Week of Advent Update

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

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We know it’s a busy week but please read carefully the following schedule updates (Especially #3):

  1. Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle – Wednesday December 21st: St. Ann’s will offer its usual 6pm Low Mass for the church’s great evangelizer. To learn more about St. Thomas’ amazing missionary work we recommend this excellent sermon preached by a good priest in another diocese (I’m sure Fr. Reid or  Fr. B could do an equally good one too!).  You can listen here: http://romans10seventeen.org/audio-files/20051218-Saint-Thomas-the-Apostle-Preaching-the-Gospel-to-the-New-World.mp3
  1. Liturgy & Fraternity canceled tomorrow: There will be no Liturgy & Fraternity after Mass on Wednesday evening.
  1. Friday December 23rd Mass? – The 7am Latin Mass this Friday at St. Ann’s is canceled. Father may consider offering a Latin Mass that morning – if so we will try to post an update.
  1. Christmas & New Year’s schedule:
    Sunday December 25:

St. Ann’s 12 Midnight High Mass
St. Michael in Gastonia, 12 Midnight Solemn High Mass
(N.B. – Midnight means 12 midnight on early Sunday morning December 25 – thus attendees technically arrive late evening on Dec 24.  Some are confused when December 25 begins)

Saturday December 31 & Sunday January 1st (Feast of the Circumcision):  

Saturday December 31st: St. Michael’s in Gastonia 11pm vigil Latin Mass (Low) followed by Holy Hour from 12am – 1am
Sunday January 1st: St. Ann – 12:30pm Latin High Mass as custom on Sundays

  1. Christmas Week Masses: Check the St. Ann bulletin on Christmas Day as the weekday Latin Mass schedule may be limited or canceled next week.
  1. Christmas Gifts for St. Ann’s: St. Ann’s has been a wonderful home to the Latin Mass but now the parish needs our help as the parish incurred some costly repairs, both in the Allen Center, and in the church. Please read Fr. Reid’s bulletin message this week and prayerfully consider whether you can help offset these costs this Christmas. Bulletin: http://www.stanncharlotte.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/bulletin-December-18.pdf

Thanks for your patience in reading. We close by passing Fr. Barone’s advice in yesterday sermon: Let us spend this extra-long 4th week of Advent to withdraw a little from the world to focus more on the Incarnation.