Encounter the Passion of Christ at the Latin Mass

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Blessed greetings on this 3rd day in Lent.  Speaking of Lent, we have a special announcement to share:

This Lent, encounter the Passion of Christ at the Latin Mass

This Lent, we are promoting a theme: Encounter the Passion of Christ at the Latin Mass.  From beginning to end, the Traditional Latin Mass is filled with prayers and ceremonies signifying the Passion of Christ with each of the priest’s actions representing one of the pivotal events of Our Lord’s Passion. Here are but a few examples:

  • The priest approaching the altar (to begin Mass) symbolizes Christ going to pray at Mount Olivet
  • The priest saying the Confiteor signifies Christ falling down and sweating blood
  • The priest elevating the Sacred Host symbolizes Christ being raised on the Cross

These symbols and commemorations of the Passion were provided by Rev. Leonard Goffine (1648-1719) in his landmark book, The Church’s Year (1880); and more recently by Rev. James Jackson, FSSP in Nothing Superfluous (2016).

To help everyone meditate more on the Passion, beginning this Sunday and throughout Lent, the CLMC will be distributing a free pamphlet which links each part of the Latin Mass with the Passion of Christ. They will be provided at both the 9am Low Mass and 12:30pm High Mass – you can pick them up at the information tables at either Masses.

Lent is a perfect time to invite newcomers to attend the Latin Mass and we hope you will use this opportunity to invite friends and family to encounter the Mass of All Ages.

St. Ann Lenten Mission: March 11-14

Laudetur Iesus Christus!   We are pleased to announce that St. Ann parish will again offer a Lenten Mission and has invited Fr. John Perricone, Ph.D. of Jersey City, NJ (Diocese of Newark) to lead the Mission.

Talks occur every night at 7pm Sunday March 11 – Wednesday March 14 with confessions afterwards.  On Wednesday there will be 6pm Low Mass (Latin) before the 7pm talk and the last night concludes with a reception. Here are the themes for each night followed by a bio:

Sunday: Saving Our Souls: Inconvenient Truths About Ourselves (“Remember Man that Thou Art Dust” – Ge. 3:19)

Monday: The Fall and Rise of Sinners (“and going forth He wept bitterly.”, Mt. 26:25)

Tuesday: Living In Our Own World (“and Pilate saith unto Him: ‘What is truth?’”, Jn. 18:38)

Wednesday: Embracing the Darkness (“And it was night.” – Jn. 13:30)

Fr. Perricone was ordained on May 29, 1976 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newark, NJ and is Professor of Philosophy at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY and St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, NY.  His articles have appeared in: St. John’s Law Review, The Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, Crisis Magazine and New Oxford Review.

Fr. Perricone has been hosted on Mother Angelica Live as well as on EWTN, where he gave a 13-part series on understanding the Mass.  He has also spoken at colleges and universities across the US and Canada as well as in England and France.  In addition, Fr. Perricone is the Co-founder and Vice-President of The Montfort Academy, Katonah, NY, a private Catholic academy for high school boys anchored in a classical curriculum.  Currently, he resides in Jersey City, where he can be found offering Holy Mass and teaching catechism at St. Anthony of Padua Church.

We hope you will make time and attend – like prior St. Ann Missions at the parish, they will help you grow in holiness as we approach Passiontide.

N.B. – Fr. Perricone is also quite familiar with the Latin Mass, having offered it for many years in the New York City area.

Ash Wednesday and Lent

Dear friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,

Laudetur Iesus Christus!

Lent begins this Ash Wednesday (feast of St. Valentine), February 14. Currently, we’re only aware of 1 diocesan Latin Mass in Charlotte, that being St. Ann at 7:00 AM. The 6pm Mass at St. Ann will be a Novus Ordo (not Latin). If we learn of any others we will pass them along. (St. Thomas Aquinas has no Latin Mass that evening either).

During Lent, many parishes will have Stations of the Cross on Fridays (St. Ann at 7pm). Of note however is that St. Mark parish will offer Stations at 12 noon before the 12:30pm Latin Mass each Friday.