Laudetur Iesus Christus! First, we wanted to thank everyone for attending the beautiful and sublime Palm Sunday liturgies this past weekend. We also especially want to thank our priests for offering the Mass. As noted last week, please pray for our priests this week, as it is often a strenuous week for them (despite the spiritual graces!).
Today is “Spy Wednesday”, which is the day Judas betrayed Our Blessed Lord for 30 pieces of silver. To learn more about this fateful day, please visit Fisheaters.com: https://www.fisheaters.com/customslent12.html
Holy Week schedule: St. Ann is sponsoring the Latin Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday & Holy Saturday) at Charlotte Catholic High School chapel (CCHS/7702 Pineville Matthews Road, Charlotte). Here is the entire Holy Week/Easter schedule with locations:
Spy Wednesday April 17: 7:00 am and 6:00 pm Low Mass (St. Ann parish). 7:00 pm High Mass (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Holy Thursday April 18**: 7:00 pm Mass of the Last Supper (CCHS chapel)
Good Friday April 19: 12 noon Stations of the Cross; Confessions immediately after Stations until 2pm. 3:00 pm Good Friday Mass of the Presanctified (all at CCHS chapel)
Holy Saturday April 20: 8:30 pm Easter Vigil – (CCHS chapel)
Easter Sunday, April 21: 12:30 pm High Mass (St. Ann parish – as normal)
** Just a reminder that after the Altar of Repose is set up after Holy Thursday Mass, you are invited to return to the pews to watch the stripping of the altar.
Lastly, speaking about Judas, as custom, we attach an article from the Catholic newspaper, produced by the Transapline Redemptorists monks in Scotland which lists the comments of the saints and early church fathers on the fate of Judas Iscariot. You can view the link here: The fate of Judas Iscariot