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:  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.