Ascension week update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We are drawing closer to the end of Our Blessed Lord’s time on earth after His Resurrection and as custom St. Ann will host a glorious Solemn High Mass this Ascension Thursday.  Here are the details including other news to share:

Ascension Thursday Mass at St. Ann – May 25 at 7pm: St. Ann parish will host its annual Orchestral Solemn High Mass with the Carolina Catholic Chorale. The Chorale will feature the music of Mozart’s Piccolomini Mass (K. 258). It’s a beautiful Mass – you won’t want to miss.

Ascension Mass at St. Michael parish, 7pm: St. Michael parish in Gastonia will also feature a Latin Mass at 7pm for Ascension Thursday May 25. This Mass will be a High Mass.

Respect Life Low Mass this Saturday 9am: St. Ann’s will offer a Low Mass for its monthly Respect Life Mass this Saturday May 27th at 9am.  Afterwards attendees are invited to join the Respect Life Committee in praying for an end to abortion at the Hebron Road abortion facility (directions provided after Mass). Since several of the Latin Mass attendees are also active in pro-life work, this is a great opportunity to support for the parish’s pro-life efforts.

Monday 8:30am Low Masses suspended for the summer:  As Fr. noted on Sunday, the 8:30am Monday Low Masses at St. Ann will be temporarily suspended for the summer. Many of the priests that assist Fr. with Latin Masses will be unavailable during the summer but Father hopes Monday Latin Mass will resume in the fall.   All other Latin Masses remain as scheduled. Stay tuned for updates. This might be a good time to pray for vocations for more Latin Mass priests (and for our priests who ensure we consistently have Sunday Latin Masses).

Whitsunday Celebration – Pentecost Sunday June 4, St. Ann parish:  Pentecost Sunday, is traditionally known as Whitsunday (pronounced “White” Sunday) as that Sunday is when the newly converted would enter the church wearing the white robes they received at Easter. To celebrate this great feast, the CLMC will be hosting a White themed celebration after the 12:30pm Mass at St. Ann parish.  Everyone is invited to wear something white, and to consider bringing white colored food and drink.

Rogation Days: Lastly, this week in the traditional calendar are the Rogation Days, which are days set aside each year to beg God’s mercy, and to ask for his blessings/protection particularly surrounding the land and farming. These are slightly different than the Ember Days (coming up next week) and some Latin Mass parishes will offer a special Masses on farms.

The great website has a great summary for those who have an interest on the topic of the Church and the land.  It’s our hope to emphasize these days more in the future:  Click here to review a Rogation Mass from the FSSP parish in Omaha, NE: