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.