Late July update

Laudetur Iesu Christus!  This week we have a few updates to share:

(Note: the Mass time for Saturday July 27 is 8am. Prior post incorrectly mentioned 9am).

Respect Life Latin Mass this Saturday 8am: St. Ann will host its regular 4th Saturday Respect Life Mass (Latin) at 9am this Saturday July 27. Afterwards Fr. Reid will lead attendees in a Rosary at the Planned Parenthood facility (700 S. Torrence Drive, Charlotte).  People can also pray in the church a Holy Hour of Reparation for the end of abortion (with Eucharistic Adoration).

Great article on traditional Catholic rural life: The Catholic News Herald had an excellent front page story on St. Joseph’s farm in Columbus, NC (2 hours west of Charlotte), which is run by Jason Craig and his family. Several CLMC families (among many) have attended Jason’s father-son retreats in the past. His website is:  The article is here:

N.B. – Space does not permit a full explanation, but there is a strong link between the Traditional Latin Mass and rural life/agriculture: from the Ember Days, to the Rogation Days, as well as a the ancient Roman Ritual’s various blessings including St. Peter of Verona palms, herbs, seeds, livestock, bees, sick crops, etc.  There is much that can be said – perhaps for a future time. In the interim, this link has some good books that go into the traditions and customs of Catholic rural life.

Fr. Lawrence Carney’s book, Walking the Road to God: Switching now to the sanctification of urban areas, we wanted to share with you a link to Fr. Carney’s book, as referenced in Father B’s sermon on Sunday. Fr. Carney actually gave a women’s retreat here a year or so ago. As Father noted on Sunday, the book really highlights the evangelistic effect of seeing a priest in cassock walking around town. You can read more about his book at this website: