Blessing of St. Agatha Bread – Sunday February 5th

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Although we are focusing on Fr. Barone’s upcoming talk next week (click here to learn more), we also wanted to announce a special celebration after the 12:30pm Latin Mass at St. Ann’s on Sunday February 5th, the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany and the Feast of St. Agatha.

On St. Agatha’s day there is an ancient custom to have bread blessed in her honor and immediately after the 12:30pm Latin Mass, Father will provide the ancient blessing of Agatha bread. That Sunday also marks the close of the extended Epiphany/Christmas season and we will celebrate by offering some homemade Agatha breads prepared by some of the families along with hot apple cider and hot cocoa. Moreover the St. Ann’s men’s schola and Cantate Domino Latin Choir will lead us in a wassailing song to close the Christmas season. It will be a joyful occasion to share in and we hope you can join us.

If you’d like to have bread blessed, please leave it on the blessing table (partially opened) in the narthex prior to the 12:30pm Mass on Sunday Feb 5th. The bread can be store bought or homemade and yes the blessed Agatha bread is consumable.

P.S. Don’t forget to RSVP for our Latin Mass Class with Fr. Barone by Monday January 30th. You can RSVP via our contact form: