Early October update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! First, thanks to everyone who attended last weekend’s Respect Life Latin Mass, and our Michaelmas celebration last Sunday. We are also grateful for Frs. Buettner and Reid and Deacon Tonon for the special Solemn High Mass, and the veneration of St. Michael’s relics afterwards.

We have a few updates to share heading into this weekend and next week:

Friday Friday October 4: St. Ann will offer a 7am Low Mass, St. Mark 12:30pm Low Mass

First Saturday October 5: St. Thomas Aquinas will have their normal 10am Latin Mass for 1st Saturday

Sunday – October 6: Sunday is Respect Life Sunday, and St. Ann will host the annual Life Chain after the 12:30pm Latin Mass (from 2-3pm along Park Road).

Sunday October 6: 1st Sunday Latin Mass at 4pm, Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury. Fr. Robert Ferguson FSSP will celebrate a Low Mass.

Priests’ Retreat next week: All diocesan priests will be on retreat next week likely affecting Latin Mass schedules. We will post updates as we receive them.

Saturday October 12, 12 noon Rosary at St. Ann: Many of the Latin Mass families have a devotion to Our Lady of Fatima and as such we are pleased to mention that there is a special Fatima Rosary Rally at noon October 12th in front of St. Ann parish. The event is part of America Needs Fatima’s national campaign.

Weekend reading: A Brief History of Active Participation – Lastly, 1Peter5 posted another home-run article by Sharon Kabel (former member of our community) on the history of the term “active participation” and how it was used to undermine the Traditional Latin Mass in the 1950s and 1960s. What’s impressive in her approach is her historical research – using newspaper articles from that era which quotes various clergy who display a disposition against the Mass of Ages. Great research and read: https://onepeterfive.com/active-participation/

(Incidentally, Bishop Athanasius Schneider clarifies what authentic active participation should be: https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2016/04/exclusive-interview-with-bishop.html)