Late June update (June 29 – July 11)

Laudetur Iesus Christus! This Friday June 29 is a special feast day – the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul which commemorates their martyrdom.  Fisheaters.com has a quick write-up by the ancient historian, Eusebius of Caesarea, about the background of their martyrdom: https://www.fisheaters.com/eusebius.html

Mass schedule update:

Friday June 29

St. Ann: Unfortunately the 7am Mass on Friday June 29 is canceled.
St. Mark in Huntersville: 12:30pm Low Mass
St. Michael in Gastonia: 6:00 PM Solemn High Latin Mass

Sunday July 1

Sacred Heart in Salisbury: 4pm Low Mass is canceled. The next TLM is TBD.

Wednesday July 4

St. Ann: 6pm Low Mass is canceled
St. Thomas Aquinas: 7pm High Mass is canceled

Friday July 6

St. Ann: 7am Low Mass is canceled

Wednesday July 11

St. Ann: 6pm Mass will be Novus Ordo (no TLM)

Extra Latin Mass this Sunday 4pm in Salisbury

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have a few updates to share with you including an extra Latin Mass this Sunday:

Sunday Latin Mass this Sunday at 4pm at Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury

As you may know, a 1st Sunday Latin Mass at 4pm is offered at Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury each month.  However due to scheduling issues, the Mass for June is rescheduled for this Sunday June 17 at 4pm. (h/t to the Salisbury Latin Mass Community for this info). All are invited to attend.

Video of Solemn High Mass at Cathedral now available

The beautiful Solemn High Mass offered at the Cathedral last Friday is now available to watch in case anyone missed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpwnrDkPwQc&feature=youtu.be

Chartes Pilgrimage Video

Speaking of videos, we also have another one to share – a recap of the Chartes Pilgrimage in France a few weeks ago.  For those unfamiliar with the pilgrimage, it’s a Latin Mass/traditional pilgrimage that begins in Paris and concludes 70 miles away at the Chartes Cathedral.  In its 27th year, it attracts tens of thousands of youth from across the globe with Latin Masses being offered daily. This past year Cardinal Robert Sarah offered a Pontifical Mass to conclude the event in Chartes. For the younger folks, it’s something to add to your spiritual bucket list.

https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2018/06/must-see-video-church-militant-and.html

Solemn High Mass at Cathedral this Friday June 8

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Just a reminder that this Friday June 8 is the Feast of the Sacred Heart, and Fr. Christopher Roux will offer a special Solemn High Latin Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick at 7pm.  All are invited and encouraged to attend this beautiful and rare occasion.

Here are the details:

On Friday, June 8th at 7 PM, the Cathedral of Saint Patrick will host a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form in honor of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The choir, under the direction of Dr. Gianfranco DeLuca, will sing the Missa Sine Nomine by Ludovico da Viadana. The Mass will be offered by the Very Rev. Christopher A. Roux, Rector of the Cathedral. All are invited to attend.

We know several families on our list who are Cathedral parishioners so this would be an excellent opportunity to attend and support this special Latin Mass and Fr. Roux.  The Cathedral is located at 1621 E. Dilworth Road, Charlotte, NC.

Solemn High Latin Mass – Feast of the Sacred Heart June 8

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Thank you to everyone who made it out to the beautiful Solemn High Mass at Corpus Christi yesterday and the Eucharistic procession inside the church.  Our thanks to Frs. Matlak, Reid, and Deacon Tonson for offering/assisting with this beautiful tradition. FYI – St. Ann’s formal outdoor parish Corpus Christi procession will be after the 10:30 AM Novus Ordo Mass this Sunday (before the 12:30pm TLM). All are invited.

Feast of the Sacred Heart – Solemn High Mass, Friday June 8 @ St. Patrick Cathedral

Looking ahead, we have a beautiful event to share on the Feast of the Sacred Heart: On Friday, June 8th at 7 PM, the Cathedral of Saint Patrick will host a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form in honor of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The choir, under the direction of Dr. Gianfranco DeLuca, will sing the Missa Sine Nomine by Ludovico da Viadana. The Mass will be offered by the Very Rev. Christopher A. Roux, Rector of the Cathedral. All are invited to attend.

Prayer cards for Fr. Cunningham, FSSP

Thanks to everyone who prayed for and watched online Fr. Cunningham’s ordination in Omaha last weekend.  In addition to his 1st Masses in Spartanburg, SC this weekend, we plan to make available prayer cards from his ordination while supplies last. We hope to make the cards available either this Sunday or next (not sure if our CLMC table will be running since many volunteers will be in Spartanburg). Stop by the table to pick one up. His first Mass schedule is here: https://charlottelatinmass.org/2018/05/30/feast-of-corpus-christi-update/

10th anniversary of the Latin Mass at St. Ann

Lastly, during his beautiful sermon on the Eucharist yesterday, Fr. Reid noted that May 31 was also another important date – the 10th anniversary of the Latin Mass at St. Ann parish. It was on that day, Saturday May 31, 2008, the Feast of the Visitation that Fr. Reid offered the 1st Latin Mass at St. Ann since Vatican II.

As lay people in the pews we probably don’t have a full appreciation of the efforts and obstacles Father faced (or the other priests who followed him) to learn the Latin Mass when it wasn’t popular to do so, and then to insert it into the parish schedule.  In your charity, would you offer a decade of your Rosary today or this weekend for Fr. Reid? Without him, the Latin Mass would not have been sustained at St. Ann for all these years.