Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross & Homecoming Weekend

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have 2 events to share with you this week:

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Thursday September 14, High Mass, 7pm at St. Ann parish:  This feast commemorates the discovery of the relics of the True Cross by St. Helena, Constantine’s mother in the 4th century.  St. Ann’s will generously offer veneration of one of these relics of the True Cross all day on Thursday – please stop by for an hour (a sign up sheet is in the narthex) to venerate and pray.  It will be reposed shortly before 7pm Latin Mass.

Closer to home, this date also marks another important celebration – the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Moto Proprio, Summorum Pontificum, which provided greater access to the Traditional Latin Mass. It went into effect on September 14, 2007 and since that time the Latin Mass has grown significantly – especially here in our diocese.  Shortly after, if memory serves, the diocese held a training seminar so diocesan priests could learn the Traditional Mass. By 2008, Fr. Reid began publically offering the Traditional Mass at St. Ann’s and the rest is history.  In your charity, please consider offering a decade of your Rosary this week for Pope Emeritus Benedict, Fr. Reid and the other priests who generously offer the Traditional Rite here in the diocese.

To commemorate this great feast, and the return of the Traditional Latin Mass, Fr. Reid will kindly offer a High Mass at 7pm.

Latin Mass “Homecoming Weekend” – Sunday September 17, 12:30pm High Latin Mass, St. Ann parish: This weekend we have our 2nd annual “homecoming” weekend, where we welcome all the visitors we met last weekend at our Eucharistic Congress booth back “home” to the Latin Mass. As custom St. Ann’s will offer a High Mass at 12:30pm, and will feature Gregorian Chant from the St. Ann schola and the Cantate Domino Latin Girls Choir. Afterwards we will host a welcome reception in the courtyard.