Laudetur Iesus Christus! For us traditional Catholics the extended Christmas season (Epiphanytide) actually continues (most years) until February 2nd the Feast of the Purification and Fr. Barone reminded us of that with his wonderful Christmas gift announcement yesterday.
Beginning on Septuagesima Sunday, January 28, and continuing each Sunday through Lent, Fr. Barone will offer a Sunday 9am Low Mass at Charlotte Catholic High School. Moreover he will offer Sunday confessions beginning at 8:30am (ending right before Mass).
This Low Mass (and confession times) will afford all an extra Sunday TLM option so we can continue to grow in holiness during Septuagesima season (pre-Lent) and Lent through greater availability of the TLM. We should note this is only on Sundays from January 28 – March 25; yet think of the extra graces our city, families, will collectively receive by having this Mass of Ages offered an extra time in Charlotte.
It goes without saying how grateful we are to Fr. Barone who will heroically carve out extra time on an already busy Sunday. Please be sure to thank him and offer some prayers for him. The 12:30pm Latin Mass at St. Ann continues as it normally has.
To recap here is the schedule:
Charlotte Catholic High School chapel (same as where we had the Easter Triduum)
7702 Pineville-Matthews Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
8:30 AM Confessions
9:00 AM Low Mass
Chapel is located off the south side of the main plaza/entrance
Sunday January 28 (Septuagesima Sunday)
Sunday February 4 (Sexagesima Sunday)
Sunday February 11 (Quinquagesima Sunday)
Sunday February 18 (1st Sunday of Lent)
Sunday February 25 (2nd Sunday of Lent)
Sunday March 4 (3rd Sunday of Lent)
Sunday March 11 (4th Sunday of Lent – Laetare Sunday)
Sunday March 18 (5th Sunday of Lent – Passion Sunday)
Sunday March 25 (6th Sunday of Lent – Palm Sunday)
If you’re new to Latin Mass, we invite you to learn more about the pre-lent season of Septuagesima here: https://www.fisheaters.com/customsseptuagesima1.html
Since we’re on the topic of Lent, we also announce St. Ann will again host a traditional Easter Triduum (i.e. Latin Mass) at Charlotte Catholic High School (Thursday March 29, Good Friday March 30, and Holy Saturday March 31 – exact times will be announced later).
Let us be grateful for these opportunities and try to support and spread the word. Remember Lent is a perfect time to invite your family and friends to a Sunday Latin Mass.
Ryan Grant/King Henry VIII lecture next Wednesday January 24th – Please RSVP
And lest we forget – next Wednesday January 24th is our next Latin Mass lecture with Catholic author Ryan Grant on the topic of King Henry the VIII and the English Reformation. Mr. Grant is the founder of Mediatrix Press and is a distinguished scholar on St. Robert Bellarmine, St. John Fisher, and the English Reformation. (He also attends the Latin Mass regularly at his home out west.)
This event with occur following the 6:00pm Wednesday evening January 24th Latin Mass at St. Ann’s. There will be a pizza dinner provided. More information can be found at this Eventbrite link. If you are able to join us, please RSVP so we have an accurate head count. Link: