Feast of Corpus Christi update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have an update on the Feast of Corpus Christi Latin Masses tomorrow:

St. Ann will host a special Traditional Latin Mass tomorrow, Thursday May 31 for the Feast of Corpus Christi (actual feast day in the traditional calendar).  The event kicks off the annual 40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration at St. Ann.

  • Thursday, May 31 – 7:00PM Latin
  • 9:00PM Thursday – Adoration begins with Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • Adoration continues (with ½ hour signups throughout the night) until 3pm Saturday June 2nd. Please consider signing up for ½ or hour.

Other Latin Masses for the Feast of Corpus Christi

St. Michael in Gastonia: Thursday May 31 – 7:00 AM (Low)

Newly ordained Fr. Michael Cunningham FSSP will offer his first Masses in his hometown of Spartanburg, SC from May 31 – June 3rd.  All are invited. The schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday May 31, 2:00 PM Mass, St. John the Baptist Church, 180 Laurel Avenue, Tryon, NC
  • Friday June 1st, 10:00 AM Mass, Paul Catholic Church, 290 East Main Street Spartanburg SC
  • Saturday June 2nd 11:00 AM Mass Paul Catholic Church, 290 East Main Street Spartanburg SC
  • Saturday June 2nd: Drop-in reception, 4-7pm, 2 Samuels Restaurant, 351 E. Henry Street, Spartanburg, SC
  • Sunday June 3rd 9:30 AM 1st Blessings by Fr. Cunningham; 10:00 AM Mass with Corpus Christi procession to follow, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1209 Bushy Creek Road, Taylors, SC.  Reception and party to follow after Procession at parish.

Ascension Mass update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! On this Vigil of the Ascension, we just wanted to repost the Mass schedule for tomorrow (FYI – not a Holy Day of obligation unfortunately) and mention a few upcoming events/news.

  1. Ascension Mass schedule – Thursday May 10

St. Ann: Orchestral Solemn High Latin Mass at 7pm.  The Carolina Catholic Chorale will sing Missa Bell’Amfitrit Altera by Renaissance master Orlando de Lassus. The Mass is for double choir and will be accompanied by a small consort of Renaissance instruments.

St. Michael the Archangel parish in Gastonia: Solemn High Latin Mass at 6pm.


  1. Feast of the Sacred Heart, June 8: The Cathedral of St. Patrick will host its annual Latin Mass (High) for the Feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday June 8 at 7pm.


  1. Learn Latin with Dr. Llewellyn – Saturday June 9: Dr. Nancy Llewellyn, Professor of Latin at Belmont Abbey College (and St. Joseph’s Seminary) is hosting a Learn Latin seminar on Saturday June 9 from 9-12pm at Belmont Abbey College. Open to all ages. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per family.  See attached flyer for details. To sign up & pay visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0448aba729a31-spoken1.  To RSVP or questions e-mail Dr. Llewellyn at nancyllewellyn@bac.edu


  1. Summer Sacred Music Conference July 27-28 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick: The Southeastern Sacred Music Association will be hosting its annual conference in Charlotte this July 27-28. Open to both intermediate and newcomers who want to learn how to sing Gregorian chant and polyphonic music. Cost is $75. The event will conclude with a Mass (Novus Ordo) tentatively offered by Bishop Jugis at 5:30 PM on Saturday July 28. To register or learn more please visit: https://southeasternsacredmusic.com/


  1. New Blessed Karl prayer book available: For those who were moved by Bishop Schneider’s talk on Blessed Karl of Austria last fall and want to cultivate a deeper devotion to him, you may be interested in learning that a new Blessed Karl prayer book has been issued. To learn more visit here: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2018/05/a-new-prayerbook-for-emperor-karl.html


6. Latin Liturgy attracts the youth: Speaking of visiting priests, Fr. John Perricone who led St. Ann’s Lenten retreat has penned an excellent article on how the Latin Mass is attracting the youth. Read about it here: https://www.crisismagazine.com/2018/latin-liturgy-appeals-to-catholic-youth

St. Joseph the Workman update & Ascension Thursday

Laudetur Iesus Christus and blessed greetings on this feast of St. Joseph the Workman, which Pius XII established to Christianize labor and to combat the Communist ideologies especially regarding labor. You may also consider praying for the persecuted Christians who still suffer under Communist regimes today (China, North Korea, etc.).

Speaking of Saints, we still have some blessed St. Peter Martyr palms in the narthex at St. Ann this week. Tradition holds that when the palms are buried on your property, they protect against natural disasters – be sure to pick one up if you didn’t in prior years. To learn more about the patron saint of inquisitors, please see this nice write up about him in Regina Magazine: http://reginamag.com/saint-peter-of-verona-martyr/  Our thanks to Fr. Reid who blessed the palms and to the generous family who prepared the palms.

Looking ahead, Ascension Thursday is next Thursday, May 10th.

Here are the Masses as announced thus far:

St. Ann: Will host its annual Orchestral Solemn High Latin Mass, which will feature music provided by the Carolina Catholic Chorale. The Latin Mass will be at 7pm.

St. Michael the Archangel parish in Gastonia: Solemn High Latin Mass at 6pm.

Feast of the Sacred Heart, June 8: Lastly, we are also pleased to announce that the Cathedral of St. Patrick will host its annual Latin Mass for the Feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday June 8 at 7pm.  At this point it will be a High Mass. We’ll keep you posted on any additional news about this Mass.