Laudetur Iesus Christus on this the 5th day within the Octave of Christmas. Below is our weekend Mass schedule and other news:
Saturday December 31 – Vigil of the Feast of the Circumcision: 11pm High Mass, St. Michael’s in Gastonia; followed by Holy Hour from 12am – 1am New Years Day.
Sunday: January 1 – Feast of the Circumcision: As custom, there will be a 12:30 PM High Mass at St. Ann’s Sunday Jan 1st. (No Confessions Jan 1 as in prior years)
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).
Plenary Indulgences for December 31 and January 1: You may obtain two plenary indulgences this weekend by reciting the Te Deum on December 31 and the Veni Creator on January 1. Per Fr. Reid, conditions to receive indulgence: 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 of the indulgence, and offer prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father (a Creed and an Our Father will suffice) – adapted from his Oct 30th Bulletin letter.
Recommended reading – Children and the Latin Mass: Lastly, The International Una Voce Federation, a group devoted to the promotion of the traditional liturgy, has released its latest position paper detailing how the Latin Mass is uniquely suited for young children compared to the Novus Ordo Mass. It’s worth a read.
Feast of the Epiphany, Friday January 6, 6pm – St. Ann parish. Fr. Barone will offer a Low Mass that evening. The 7am Friday Latin Mass for Jan 6 is canceled due to this evening Mass.
Feast of the Holy Family, Sunday January 8, 7pm – St. Mark parish in Huntersville. Solemn High Orchestral Mass with the Carolina Catholic Chorale.