Laudetur Iesus Christus! As we progress through Epiphanytide, below are some updates for Masses:
Respect Life Latin Mass this Saturday 9am January 26
St. Ann will offer a 9am Low Mass for the 4th Saturday Respect Life Mass. After Mass will be a Holy Hour of Reparation in the church, or you can go with St. Ann’s Respect Life Ministry to pray at the local abortion facility on Hebron Road.
3rd annual Wassailing celebration this Sunday January 27
At the 12:30 PM Latin Mass at St. Ann parish this Sunday, we will be joined by the Cantate Domino Latin Choir who will singing at the Mass. Afterwards, we will have a celebration out in the plaza and the CDLC will lead us in our annual singing of the Wassail (ancient carol). We will also be serving hot apple cider and some cookies. Please consider bringing a plate of cookies to share. (N.B. this year we’re holding the celebration a few weeks early).
Candlemas – Saturday February 2nd
Saturday February 2nd is the Feast of the Purification, or otherwise known as the Feast of the Candles (Candlemas). It commemorates Mary’s obedience to the Mosaic law by submitting herself to the Temple for the ritual purification, as commanded in Leviticus. The tradition was for Catholics to bring all their candles for the year in to be blessed on this feast day. Here are the Masses thus far:
- St. Ann: A Latin Mass will be offered at 9 AM.
- St. John the Baptist parish in Tryon, NC (2 hours west of Charlotte): A High Mass (Latin) will be offered at 8:30 AM.
To learn more about the traditional customs surrounding Candlemas, please click here: https://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeafterepiphany3.html
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New Saturday Latin High Mass in Tryon
Additionally, from February 2nd onward, Fr. Christian will be offering a High Mass each Saturday at 8:30am at St. John the Baptist parish in Tryon, NC.