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:  To RSVP or questions e-mail Dr. Llewellyn at


  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:


  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:


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: