Special Latin Mass at St. Michael tomorrow Monday Nov. 26

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We just wanted to send out a quick update on a special High Mass offered tomorrow Monday November 26 at St. Michael in Gastonia.


Monday November 26 (Feast of St. Sylvester)

Missa Cantata – 6:30 PM (I think offered by Fr. Matthew Bean)

St. Michael Catholic Church in Gastonia



Also looking ahead here are some future Latin Masses for December:


Feast of the Immaculate Conception – December 8

6:00 AM Annual Rorate Mass (Candlelight) – St. Thomas Aquinas

8:00 AM – Low Mass – St. Ann

12:00 PM – Low Mass – St. John the Baptist parish, Tryon, NC (2 hours west of Charlotte)


Saturday December 15

5:30 AM – Rorate Mass (Candlelight, Solemn High Mass) – St. John the Baptist, Tryon, NC (2 hours west of Charlotte)

6:30 AM Annual Rorate Mass (Candlelight) – St. Ann


Feast of the Nativity – December 25

12:00 Midnight Mass – Christmas (Solemn High Mass) – St. Ann

12:00 Midnight Mass – Christmas (High Mass) – St. John the Baptist, Tryon, NC


Feast of the Circumcision – Tuesday January 1

9:00 AM Low Mass – St. Ann

Thanksgiving week update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, we wanted to share some schedule changes that were announced:

Wednesday November 21: The 7am Seminary Latin Mass (at St. Ann) is canceled as well as the 7pm Latin Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.  However, the 6pm Latin Mass at St. Ann is still scheduled (*see note below).

Thursday November 22 (Thanksgiving): The 7am Latin Mass at St. Michael parish in Gastonia is cancelled. Evening confessions at St. Ann are also canceled.

Friday November 23: The 7am Latin Mass at St. Ann is canceled. There will be a 12:30pm Latin Mass at St. Mark in Huntersville.

*Liturgy and Fraternity this Wednesday: November 21 is the 3rd Wednesday, and as custom, Chris is organizing the normal L&F gathering after 6pm St. Ann Latin Mass. All men are invited to join the group after Mass at Sir Edmond Halley’s pub for a drink or dinner. “Inconveniently” located in the back of the Park Road Shopping Center, 4151 Park Rd A, Charlotte, NC 28209. The website is: http://www.siredspub.com/.

Thanksgiving History: Catholic Origins

Lastly, while the American Thanksgiving holiday is protestant in origin, the first true Thanksgiving was actually Catholic in origin, and held 50 years earlier in newly discovered San Augustine, Florida in 1565 by Spanish explorers. Their priest offered Mass (TLM of course) – the first on American soil, and then held a feast. Here are a few articles that explain the origins:



Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless

St. Michael parish’s to begin Thursday Latin Mass tomorrow (November 8)

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We just wanted to pass along information that St. Michael parish in Gastonia has restored the weekly 7am Thursday Latin Mass beginning tomorrow, Thursday November 8.  Thanks to everyone who prayed for Father as he learned to offer the Latin Mass. Please be sure to thank him if you see him and make every effort to attend the Mass as schedules permits.

All Souls weekend

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Just a reminder of our schedule for today thru Sunday along with some other announcements.

  1. Weekend schedule: See our schedule for this weekend. Note: today’s Friday 12:30pm Latin Mass at St. Mark (November 2) is cancelled.

Friday November 2 (All souls): The 7am Latin Mass at St. Ann is the only All Souls Day Latin Mass currently scheduled near Charlotte (see Tryon below).
Friday November 2 (All Souls): CANCELED – The normal 12:30 pm Friday Latin Mass at St. Mark is canceled for Nov 2.
Friday November 2 (All Souls): 6:30 pm Latin Mass (High) at St. John the Baptist in Tryon (see website below for directions)

Friday November 2 (All Souls): 7pm Solemn High Mass at Prince of Peace parish in Taylors, SC (90 minutes south of Charlotte along I-85 near Spartarnburg, SC)

Saturday November 3 (First Saturday): 10 am High Mass St. Thomas (See #3 below)

Sunday November 4 (First Sunday): 4pm Low Mass, Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury (See #4)

  1. Reid to lead cemetery prayers this Sunday at 3pm: After the 12:30pm Sunday Latin Mass, Fr. Reid will lead prayers for the dead on Sunday at 3pm at Belmont Abbey cemetery. The cemetery is behind the basilica church at 100 Belmont – Mt. Holly Road, Belmont, NC. Families are invited to bring some treats to share if you attend (optional). Also don’t forget to participate in the All Souls novena (see below).


  1. Thomas Aquinas to offer High Mass this Saturday (Nov. 3) and Requiem Masses most Wednesdays in November: Every Wednesday night, St. Thomas Aquinas parish has a Missa Cantata featuring regularly featuring Gregorian chant, polyphony, and other marvelous sacred music of our Roman Catholic tradition. This month of November offers  some truly musical offerings. Most will be sung in the context of Requiem Masses, including a Solemn High Requiem on November 14th with the Carolina Catholic Chorale singing the lovely Requiem of Charpentier.  Please see the schedule below:


Music for Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St Thomas Aquinas Church (November 2018)

(NB: The Schola Aquinatis regularly sings the Gregorian chants of the particular day/feast for each Mass.)


Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 – 10AM (First Saturday)

Votive Mass for the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Ordinary: Missa La-So-Fa-Re-Mi – Josquin de Prez

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 – 7PM

Requiem Mass

Ordinary/Proper: Traditional Requiem Mass plainchants


Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 – 7PM

Solemn High Requiem Mass; Music by the Carolina Catholic Chorale

Ordinary: Messe des Morts a Quatre Voix – Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Proper: Traditional Requiem chants

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

(No Mass scheduled)

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 – 7PM

Requiem Mass

Ordinary/Proper: Missa Pro Defunctis a 5 – Cristobal Morales



  1. 1st Sunday Latin Mass in Salisbury this Sunday 4pm: Lastly, we have one addition to report from the Salisbury Latin Mass Community –

Salvete in Christo!

Just a reminder of the 4:00 p.m. Traditional Latin Mass this coming Sunday, November 4th, at Sacred Heart in Salisbury.  Father Noah Carter will be the celebrant.

“After Mass Gathering”
You are invited to come to Brincefield Hall after Mass to enjoy our after Mass gathering.  Please feel free to bring a favorite light hors d’oeuvres to share with others.  Fr. Carter is planning to speak on the topic of the Requiem Mass, as we are mindful of this being the Month of the Dead.  Brincefield Hall is to your right as you exit the narthex.

For questions or to join the SLMC e-mail list, please e-mail Mark Hartley at info(at)salisburylmc.org