Juventutem event Saturday & Advent updates

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Just a reminder that this Saturday is the 2nd meeting for Juventutem Charlotte, the new young adults group centered around the Traditional Latin Mass.  We also have some additional news & updates.

Next Juventutem Young Adult event – this Saturday December 7: Juventutem Charlotte, the new city-wide young adults group (18-35) centered on the Traditional Latin Mass, is hosting a special Advent reflection Saturday, December 7. It begins with 10am Latin Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church (1400 Suther Road, Charlotte), followed by a special Advent reflection given by Father Matthew Bean at 11:30 am in the Parish Center – Classroom B. For questions or to join their e-mail list, please contact Angela Kessler at JuventutemCLT@gmail.com  or find them on Facebook at: facebook.com/JuventutemCLT

Tomorrow December 6 – voluntary day of fasting & prayer for the Church: A group of exorcists are calling for tomorrow December 6 to be a voluntary day of prayer, fasting, and penance for the problems in the Church (to put it mildly).  They are asking for are asking all Catholics to do the following for this intention:

1.) say the Rosary;

2.) take on some form of penance, such as fasting, abstinence and other forms of mortification;

3.) to offer the prayers to the Sacred Heart, as seen below.

“Other recommended acts which we encourage others to do for this intention is make a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament and attend Mass that day, offering the merits of the Mass for this intention.”  To learn more see this article: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/breedail/four-exorcists-urge-day-of-fasting-prayer-and-reparation-dec.-6

We have attached the prayers or you can download them at our website:

Rorate Mass update: Lastly, we also have learned Holy Cross parish in Kernersville (near Winston-Salem, 2 hours north of Charlotte) will offer a Solemn High Rorate Mass at 6:00 AM on Saturday December 21.  Please see our updated Advent-Christmastide schedule for the latest updates: https://charlottelatinmass.org/mass-times/

Annual Blessing of Religious Objects & Gifts – Sunday December 22nd (after St. Ann 12:30pm Latin Mass): More details next week but we are pleased to share that Fr. Reid has graciously agreed to bless your religious items and Christmas gifts after the 12:30pm Mass on Sunday December 22nd. As you may recall, in years past we were able to host a blessing right before Christmas, and are picking up this tradition again.

And lastly, just a reminder about the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday. It’s only offered at a Traditional Latin Mass: https://charlottelatinmass.org/2019/12/03/advent-christmas-schedule/