Pontifical Divine Liturgy & Advent Youth event

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Last week we sent out a recap of Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s visit and Pontifical Mass at St. Ann’s (https://charlottelatinmass.org/2017/11/20/recap-bishop-schneider-visit/).

This week we are pleased to share with you that another Pontifical liturgy that will be offered at St. Ann’s on Saturday December 9 at 12 noon.

This will be a special Pontifical Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite (Eastern Rite) offered by His Excellency Bohdan Danylo of the Eparchy of Josaphat (Parma, Ohio). Bishop Danylo is an Eastern Rite bishop over the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church for this region including the St. Basil the Great Ukrainian Rite Community in Charlotte (based at St. Thomas Aquinas parish).

The event is part of a 2-day Advent Youth rally organized and led by our friend and Ukrainian-rite priest, Fr. Joseph Matlak. While we normally promote the Traditional Latin Mass, the event will be part of a 2-day youth event that begins with Traditional Latin Mass at 7pm at St. Ann’s on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Friday December 8 and resumes the next day with speakers, chant, confessions and of course the Divine Liturgy offered at 12 noon. The talks will be for youth (ages 8 and up), but all family members are invited as well. Meals will be provided.

Everyone is invited for the liturgies on Friday and Saturday.

To register for the youth rally: If you have children and would like to attend the Advent youth rally please visit:




Schedule for the Liturgies for Dec 8-9:

Friday December 8

7:00 PM Traditional Latin Mass (High) – St. Ann

Saturday December 9

12:00 noon: Pontifical Divine Liturgy – St. Ann


Please see the attached schedule for a full list of Advent youth events.

N.B. – As we approach Advent, we’ll be updating you on full Mass schedules for Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8), Rorate Candlelit Masses, and Christmas Masses. Stay tuned…

Recap: Bishop Schneider visit

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  Before we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to send our formal (and overdue) thank you to everyone for their support of Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s visit to St. Ann’s last month.

In gratitude

There are many people we want and need to thank, though I’m afraid if we thank people individually we’ll accidentally leave people out (mea cupla!). That said, first and foremost, we thank the staff of St. Ann, the priests assisting at Mass and in choir, the scholas (from multiple parishes), and the seminarians for their support and help in this grace filled liturgy.  Additionally, members of the CLMC’s Latin Mass Steering Committee for their critical efforts in organizing, promoting and welcoming the Bishop in various ways.

Lastly, Fr. Reid is due much thanks as he opened up his parish to host this extraordinary event.   Please consider offering a decade of your Rosary for him in thanksgiving.


Audio/video of Bishop Schneider’s visit

We are pleased to provide audio and video of Bishop Schneider’s sermon and his post-Mass remarks. You can view them on our Bishop Schneider webpage:



Photos of the event

We also are grateful to Markus Kuncoro and Philip Budidharma for their photography services in capturing the event. You can look here.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskqq4TZG (courtesy of Markus Kuncoro/Charlotte Latin Mass Community)

https://flic.kr/s/aHsm6zCqcD (courtesy of Philip Budidharma)


Bishop Schneider’s book on the Eucharist

Lastly, Bishop Schneider authored an important book on the Eucharist called “Dominus Est: It is the Lord”. You can purchase the book at this location:


The event was a grace filled and historic event for our diocese. As Fr. Barone noted the following Sunday, we’re going to be unpacking Bishop Schneider’s event and remarks for quite some time. Perhaps we can take some time to reflect again on the Bishop’s remarks as we head into Thanksgiving and later into advent.