Embertide Update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Today marks the beginning of the Autumn Ember Days (Michaelmas Embertide). This is the quarterly time of year when (now optional) the faithful fasted and prayed around the change of the seasons for greater holiness, and thanksgiving for God’s creation. The Church set aside 3 days (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) each season for this penitential practice and though optional, the Ember Days are still commemorated in the Traditional Latin Rite calendar of 1962. It’s a good way to grow in holiness for the upcoming season.

You can learn more about the Ember Days at Fisheaters.com: https://www.fisheaters.com/emberdays.html

We  also have 2 announcements to share:

  1. Young Adult lunch this Sunday September 24 after 12:30 PM Latin Mass (St. Ann). After Mass, some of the young adults who attend the 12:30pm Mass will head out to eat at a nearby restaurant. Meet at the Latin Mass Info table in the narthex. All young adults in their 20s & 30s are welcome (don’t have attend Latin Mass to join).


  1. Latin Mass workshop, Taylors, South Carolina: Prince of Peace parish in Taylors, SC (~ 90 minutes south of Charlotte), offers the Latin Mass daily, and starting this Sunday will begin offering a 5 week series on the Latin Mass. It’s first event will this Sunday September 24th featuring none other than Fr. Jason Barone, on the familiar topic (to us) of “Why Latin”. You can learn more about it here: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2017/09/ef-workshops-at-prince-of-peace-in.html?m=1