Dear friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,
Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have two things to share with you including one scheduling note:
1.) No Latin Mass this Wednesday at St. Ann: With Fr. Reid on a well-deserved retreat (please offer him some prayers), the 6pm Latin Mass this Wednesday April 25 will be Novus Ordo Mass (no Latin Mass).
2.) Peter of Verona Palms – this Sunday after Mass: With Sunday being the feast day for St. Peter of Verona (Martyr) we will continue our annual tradition of passing out blessed palms for his feast day. St. Peter, a 13th century Dominican Friar and a disciple of St. Dominic who Pope Gregory IX appointed as a general inquisitor to combat the Manichean heresy. St. Peter defended the faith across Italy through his preaching and was martyred in 1252.
In the Extraordinary Form, there is an ancient custom to honor St. Peter by having palm leaves blessed in his honor. Tradition holds that when these blessed palm leaves are made into crosses and buried in the four corners of one’s property, they are to guard against natural disasters. You can learn more about this great saint here: http://opcentral.org/blog/saint-peter-of-verona/