Michaelmas update

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  We wanted to thank everyone who helped support our annual Latin Mass “homecoming” celebration and to greet the newcomers to the Latin Mass. Fortunately, we will have another opportunity to greet newcomers this coming Sunday with our special Michaelmas celebration. Here are this week’s updates:

Respect Life Latin Mass this Saturday September 28, 8am – St. Ann:  It’s 4th Saturday and there will be a Respect Life Latin Mass at 8am. After Mass, Fr. will lead people in a Rosary at the new Planned Parenthood abortion facility at 700 S. Torrence Drive, Charlotte (they are still not performing abortions yet thankfully).  There will also be a Holy Hour after Mass for those who cannot travel (final details about the Holy Hour have not been confirmed).

Michaelmas Celebration this Sunday September 29, 12:30pm – St. Ann: Sunday is the Feast of the Dedication of Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, otherwise known as Michaelmas (Michael’s Mass).  It’s one of a few feast days besides Christmas (Christ’s Mass) to have the “mas” extension  For other feast days with this extension, please read this article: https://catholicism.org/merry-childermas.html Immediately after Latin Mass, we will venerate the relics of St. Michael the Archangel.

You may ask – how can we have/venerate a relic of an angel? Tradition holds that St. Michael visited a cave in Italy during the 5th century, and sanctified the cave. Thus, the rocks of the cave, have been considered relics. To learn more visit: http://atxcatholic.com/index.php/2017/09/angels-dragons-iii-st-michael-relic-stone/#.XYrxzn97nwc

Latin Class begins at Cathedral next week: Beginning Thursday, October 3rd, the Cathedral of Saint Patrick (located at 1621 Dilworth Road East) will host a Latin course entitled “Catholic Community Latin Academy.” The course is open to adults and children ages 5 and up. No prior experience with Latin is required. Classes will be held in the Family Life Center on Thursday afternoons from 2:45 – 3:45 pm, and the cost per session is $3 payable at the door. Dr. Nancy E. Llewellyn, Associate Professor of Latin at Belmont Abbey College and St. Joseph College Seminary, will be the instructor with assistance from some of our diocesan college seminarians. All are invited to participate! For more information, please contact Dr. Llewellyn at: nancyllewellyn(at)bac.edu  A flyer is posted at the bottom of this page.

(N.B. – many of you may remember Fr. Barone gave an excellent talk to the CLMC on the importance of Latin a few years ago. The video is posted on our website here)

Good read for the week: Lastly, Catholic author Dr. Peter Kwasniewski posted an interesting article on 1Peter5 about discernment of priestly vocations and which form to offer (Novus Ordo vs. Latin Mass – which path to choose). Examines pros/cons on which path to choose. You can read it here: https://onepeterfive.com/discerning-priesthood-forms/