1st Sunday Latin Mass at Salisbury (Reception & Class after)

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Please see the note from the Salisbury Latin Mass Community about the 1st Sunday Latin Mass at Sacred Heart in Salibury this Sunday September 2nd at 4pm. There will also be a class by Fr. Barone and a potluck-snack reception:


Salvete in Christo!

Please join us for the Traditional Latin Mass next Sunday, September 2nd, at 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart, Salisbury.  Father Jason Barone will be the celebrant.

After Mass Gathering
Father Barone has agreed to graciously share his time to speak after Mass. The discussion topic will be how Father came to embrace the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.  Afterward, Father will answer your questions related to the Extraordinary Form.  We will gather in Brincefield Hall, which is located to the right as you leave the church.  You are welcome to bring a dessert/snack to share.  Drinks and paper products will be provided.

The After Mass Gathering will be offered each month, as our celebrant priests’ time allows.

Prayer for our seminarians:

Lord Jesus Christ, we pray for these men whom You have called to discern priesthood. We beg Your continued blessings on our Diocese and families. Call forth even more men of generous spirit and fervent love whom You desire for this holy work.


St. Joseph, pray for us.

(Source: St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlotte, website)

Schedule for the Feast of the Assumption (Aug. 14-15)

Laudetur Iesus Christus! This Wednesday is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother and we have a few Mass times to note. Both St. Ann parish in Charlotte and St. John the Baptist in Tryon (2 hours west of Charlotte) will be offering Latin Masses on both the Vigil of the Assumption (Tuesday August 14) and the Feast of the Assumption (Wednesday August 15). As a reminder, Wednesday August 15 is a holy day of obligation.


Importance of Vigil Masses on August 14

A note of clarification, while the Tuesday evening Masses can fulfil the obligation to attend Mass for Wednesday (the Assumption), the actual Vigil Mass in the Extraordinary Form is its own distinct Mass for that day. In earlier times, the day prior to major feast days were called vigils which retained its own separate prayers and readings for the Mass.  A recent example from last week is the Vigil of St. Lawrence Thursday August 9, which was followed by the Feast of St. Lawrence the next day (August 10). It’s sort of two parts of one whole.  Although only Wednesday is a holy day of obligation, you are invited to attend Mass both Tuesday and Wednesday if possible.


Fasting on major vigils

Also in Sunday’s bulletin, Fr. Reid encourages all to fast tomorrow, Tuesday August 14*: I also encourage you to fast from something on August 14th. It’s an old and venerable Catholic practice to fast before great feast days, which is how the seasons of Advent and Lent were started. Skipping a meal or giving up something you desire (like your morning cup of coffee or your evening glass of wine) is a good sacrifice to offer to our Lord that will make you all the more hungry for the graces our Lord desires to give you through this consecration. Fasting before a great feast is not a quid pro quo that we engage in with God in the hopes of getting something from Him. Rather, it is a sign of our desire to be united with our Lord in His suffering and death so that we might be united with Him in His resurrection.

*Though fasting on vigils is now optional, it’s encouraged.


St. Ann

Tuesday August 14 – Vigil of the Assumption: Solemn High Latin Mass, 5:30 PM

Wednesday August 15 – Feast of the Assumption: High/Sung Mass, 6:00pm (preceded by Holy Hour at 5pm)


St. Thomas Aquinas

Wednesday August 15 – Feast of the Assumption: High Mass, 7:00pm


St. John the Baptist, Tryon

Tuesday August 14 – Vigil of the Assumption: High/sung Mass, 6:30 PM

Wednesday August 15 – Feast of the Assumption: High/sung Mass, Mass, 6:30pm

180 Laurel Ave, Tryon, NC 28782 – http://www.stjohntryon.com/

Low Mass this Sunday 1pm in Columbia, SC

For those looking for a summer road trip, we have a special Latin Mass to announce this Sunday August 12 in Columbia, South Carolina (90 miles south of Charlotte).

Fr. James Buckley, FSSP will be offering a Low Mass at 1pm at the St. Thomas More Chapel on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia. As noted earlier this week Fr. James Buckley is a priest with the Fraternity of St. Peter (a Latin Mass order of priests) and has visited with our community a few times.

Sunday August 12, 1pm

Low Mass – Fr. James Buckley

St. Thomas More Chapel – USC

1610 Greene St. Columbia, SC 29201


This event is also historic as this might be the 1st public Sunday Latin Mass in the Columbia/Midlands area since the FSSP had to stop serving the region 7-10 years ago (low turnout).

The event is being organized by the Columbia Traditional Latin Mass Community.

Latin Mass near Waxhaw, NC tomorrow August 7 at 9am

We have a last minute Traditional Latin Mass occurring tomorrow Tuesday August 7, at 9am in Lancaster, South Carolina:

For those living in the far south part of Charlotte, Fr. James Buckley, FSSP (former spiritual director of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, NE) will be offering a special Traditional Latin Mass tomorrow, Tuesday 9am at Our Lady of Grace parish in Lancaster, SC (just south of the NC border).

Low Mass offered by Fr. James Buckley, FSSP

Tuesday August 7, 9am

Our Lady of Grace Parish

7095 Waxhaw Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720

Fr. Buckley occasionally passes thru the area during his summer vacation.  A reader alerted us to the Mass via this posting in the parish’s bulletin yesterday:


Salisbury 4pm Latin Mass this Sunday August 5

Please see the update from the Salisbury Latin Mass Community. The Mass is 1st Sundays at 4pm at Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury, NC:

Just a reminder of the 4:00 p.m. Traditional Latin Mass this coming Sunday, August 5th, at Sacred Heart, Salisbury.  Father Robert Ferguson, F.S.S.P. will be the celebrant.

Reception After Mass
Soon, Fr. Ferguson’s commitments with the F.S.S.P. will affect his availability to say Mass at Sacred Heart.  Please join us in a reception after Mass as we express our gratitude for Fr. Ferguson’s generosity of having been celebrant of our TLM at Sacred Heart over the past many months.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Future First Sunday TLM Masses
Our schedule of First Sunday TLM Masses will continue with our diocesan priests graciously providing their time to visit our parish to say Mass.

The average number of lay faithful attached to the extraordinary form in attendance at the TLM at our parish has been averaging 40 to 50.  Please continue to pray for our priests and those considering the priesthood as their vocation.