Dear friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community (CLMC),
Laudetur Iesus Christus! We Latin Mass devotees have now begun the long journey up to Calvary in Jerusalem as we enter the pre-Lent season of Septuagesima — the 3 week period preparing us for Lent. To learn more about this season please visit this site: https://www.fisheaters.com/customsseptuagesima1.html. As we head into Lent, many of our announcements are Lenten/Easter related:
Traditional Easter Triduum! As you may know, Fr. Reid announced Sunday that St. Ann’s will offer both a Novus Ordo and Traditional Latin Easter Triduum simultaneously this year. This is a historic announcement and quite possibly the first time in the diocese’s young history that the Traditional Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil) will be offered in a diocesan setting. This was done in part due to the growing needs of the Latin Mass faithful (i.e. your faithful attendance!) but more especially due to the generosity of Frs. Reid and Barone. Please offer some prayers of thanksgiving for them.
The Traditional Triduum will be offered at Charlotte Catholic High School chapel while the Novus Ordo will be offered at St. Ann’s. Stay tuned for times & more details.
Here’s the rough schedule:
Thursday April 13th: Holy Thursday, Charlotte Catholic Chapel
Friday April 14th: Good Friday, Charlotte Catholic Chapel
Saturday April 15th: Easter Vigil (evening), Charlotte Catholic Chapel
Sunday April 16th: Easter Sunday, 12:30pm regular High Mass at St. Ann’s
Parish Mission Sunday March 5th – March 8th: There’s no better way to prepare for Lent then by attending the St. Ann’s parish mission which will be given by Fr. Joseph Tuscan, OFM Cap., a Capuchin Friar originally from Ohio who now serves as a parochial vicar for a parish in Puerto Rico. Father offers both the Traditional Latin and Novus Ordo Masses and will speak on the topic of “Why Be Catholic – The Wounds of Christ”. (Flyer attached here)
The mission begins Sunday evening March 5 and ends Wednesday March 8. The talks begin each night at 7pm with confessions afterwards. Wednesday 6pm Mass, with reception after talk Wednesday Night.
Saturday morning Latin Masses: Fr. Reid also announced that Fr. Kauth may begin to offer early morning Latin Masses on certain Saturdays. Once we receive notification we will pass that along to you. Please offer a few prayers of thanksgiving for Fr. Kauth (and his seminarians) for this offer.
Feast of St. Gregory, Sunday March 12th: Please keep open Sunday March 12th, the Feast of St. Gregory the Great. He’s the patron of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community, and of course of Gregorian Chant. To honor this important saint we will have a small celebration along with the veneration of his relics immediately after the 12:30pm Latin Mass at St. Ann’s. If you’ve been thinking about inviting newcomers to Sunday Latin Mass, this might be a good opportunity. We will also be beginning a novena to him in early March. Stay tuned.