Blessing of Wine and Christmastide Schedule

December 26, 2016

Laudetur Iesus Christus and Merry Christmas! — on this the 2nd day within the Octave of Christmas (and St. Stephen’s Day).  We wanted to thank the record 390 faithful souls who attended the First Midnight Latin Mass as well as Fr. Reid, the St. Ann’s schola, Cantate Domino Latin Choir and the families who spontaneously provided the hot cocoa and treats – their efforts made for a solemn and festive night of Our Lord’s birth.

This week: All daily Latin Masses are canceled at St. Ann’s this week. There is a typo in the bulletin and Wednesday Latin Mass is also canceled. Other parishes that offer Latin Masses:

Wednesday December 28 – Feast of Holy Innocents: St. Thomas Aquinas parish will offer High Mass at 10 am.
Thursday December 29 – Feast of St. Thomas Beckett: St. Michael parish in Gastonia will offer a Low Mass at 8:15 am.

Monday (Today) December 26 – Latin Mass in Tryon, NC 11am: For those visiting near the mountains, Father Barone will offer an 11 AM Latin Mass at St. John’s parish in Tryon.

Tuesday December 27 – Traditional (1962) Blessing of Wine after 9am English Mass, St. Mark parish:  Tuesday Dec. 27th is the Feast of St. John, the patron of wine (great story – read here) and with all regular Latin Mass priests on a well deserved break, Fr. Cory Catron at St. Mark has kindly agreed to bless wine for us in the Traditional Rite of 1962. This 2nd annual CLMC wine blessing will occur Tuesday after the 9am Novus Ordo (English) Mass at St. Mark parish.  Please bring your favorite wine.  St. Mark’s address is 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville, NC 28078

Sunday: January 1 – Feast of the Circumcision: As custom, there will be a 12:30 PM High Mass Sunday Jan 1st at St. Ann.   St. Michael in Gastonia will offer a Vigil Mass on New Years Eve, Saturday December 31 at 11:00 PM with Holy Hour from 12midnight – 1 am New Years Day.

Sunday January 1 – Latin Mass Young Adults Lunch: The Latin Mass Young Adults group will go out to lunch after the 12:30pm Latin Mass Sunday. All young adults in their 20s or 30s are invited (even those who don’t attend Latin Mass).