Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have a few updates to share this week, notably the kick-off for Juventutem, the new young adults group centered around the Latin Mass. If you know of any young adults between 18-35, please share this information with them:
Juventutem kick-off this Saturday November 2nd (St. Thomas Aquinas parish): A new group for young adults has formed in Charlotte called Juventutem (Latin for youth). It’s open to ages 18-35 and they seek sanctification through the traditional charisms of the Church, especially through a devotion to the Traditional Latin Mass. Juventutem is an international group and takes its name from the prayer at the beginning of each Latin Mass. The kick-off event is this Saturday November 2nd,10am All Souls Requiem Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas parish, followed by a talk at 11:30am in Aquinas Hall by Fr. Matthew Bean on The Mass & Holy Souls in Purgatory. Newcomers to Latin Mass welcome!
We also wanted to share with you the weekend schedule including All Saints & All Souls Day:
All Saints Schedule – Friday November 1: This is a Holy Day of Obligation
- St. Ann parish: 7am (low)
- St. Mark parish: No Latin Mass today
- St. John the Baptist, Tryon: 8:30am & 6pm (both Latin)
- St. Elizabeth, Boone, NC: 7:15pm
All Souls schedule – Saturday November 2
- St. Thomas Aquinas: 10am High Mass
- St. Ann: 12 noon Solemn High Mass
- St. John the Baptist, Tryon, NC: 8:30am
- St. Elizabeth in Boone, NC: 9:00am & 9:45am (Low Masses back to back)
If you are new to the Traditional Latin Mass, All Souls Day is one of those special Latin Masses (like this past weekend’s Christ the King Feast) that you won’t want to miss. St. Ann will also feature a special Solemn High Requiem Mass which is a beautiful Mass, replete with black vestments and unbleached candles, and of course the hauntingly beautiful Dies Irae sequence.
Sunday November 3
St. Ann: 12:30pm – High Mass & 3pm prayers for the dead at Belmont Abbey Cemetery: Followed by 3pm prayers for the dead at Belmont Abbey Cemetery (led by Fr. Reid). Co-sponsored by CLMC and St. Ann Homeschool Ministry. Learn more If you join us, we encourage you to bring “soul cakes” (doughnuts, sweet treats), coffee, or hot chocolate. Thank you!
Sacred Heart parish, Salisbury, NC 4pm Latin Mass: After 4pm Latin Mass, Fr. Robert Ferguson FSSP will present a talk on “The Sacerdotal Vestments for the Mass; history and significance” during the social shortly after Mass in Brincefield Hall. Please bring your favorite hors d’oeuvres or snack will be most welcome for sharing with others. All are welcome. Fr. Ferguson is the Dean of Men for Theologians and professor of Moral Theology and Pastoral Theology at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska.