We are pleased to announce that St. Ann and the Charlotte Latin Mass Community will hold the 4th annual Feast of Christ the King Eucharistic Procession on Sunday October 27 after the 12:30pm Latin Mass. Weather permitting we will process around the parish after Mass.

The importance of the Feast

As you may recall, in the traditional calendar, the feast of Christ the King falls on the last Sunday in October, and Eucharistic Processions were common on this feast day shortly after its inception in 1925.  The feast is the celebration of an important Catholic doctrine which emphasizes Christ’s kingship over each nation, and how each nation (and city) must explicitly acknowledge Christ’s kingship and his teachings. Bishop Athanasius Schneider visited us 2 years ago and gave a talk on this doctrine. You can listen to it here: https://charlottelatinmass.org/resources/latin-mass-classes/bishopschneider/

Invite your favorite royal saints to join us!

We will continue the theme of invoking the aid of saintly king, queens, rulers and statesman who through their office and virtues recognized Christ’s Kingship over their land and peoples. We invite you to bring visual reminders of these saints as we beg them to intercede for our country. Toward that end, we again encourage everyone to bring:

  • Images/icons of their favorite royal saints (see attached list)
  • Statues
  • Flags (coat of arms of the saint, or their royal/kingdom flag)
  • Banners

Saints like:

  • Blessed Karl of Austria
  • St. Louis IX
  • St. Isabel of Portugal
  • St. Fernando of Spain
  • St. Vladimir of Russia/Ukraine
  • St. Thomas More, etc..
  • (Canonized, beatified, or Servant of God)

The Mexican Cristeros and the Vendee martyrs are also included as they proclaimed Christ’s Kingship to their martyrdom.

Catholic national/regional flags are also encouraged (like the Sacred Heart flag of Quebec, or the Kingdom of Jerusalem, Cristeros flag).

If you aren’t sure who are royal saints or what their flags are, please view our list of royal saints: https://charlottelatinmass.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/list-of-royal-saints.pdf

We hope you can join us – especially for our readers in other cities in region.

¡Vivo Cristo Rey!