Christmas Mass schedule

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Below is the final Christmastide schedule as its been announced at the various parishes. Of particular note is the Midnight Mass at St. Ann, and the Christmas Day Latin Mass at Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury. Any updates will be posted at https://charlottelatinmass.org/mass-times/

After St. Ann Midnight Mass we will have cookies & coffee to celebrate the nativity. The Christmas Day Mass at Sacred Heart parish will feature a schola comprised of seminarians from St. Joseph College Seminary (Mass offered by Fr. Robert Ferguson FSSP).

Dec. 23/24 – Fasting and abstinence note: Traditionally, Christmas Eve was a day of fasting and abstinence, however that has been eliminated by the current code of canon law. However, for those who want to maintain this practice as a pious devotion, we share that in 1959, St. John XXIII allowed the Christmas Eve fast/abstinence to be transferred to December 23. Hence if you’d like to follow this old practice, you are welcome to practice it on December 23 instead of the 24th. To learn more visit:

https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2011/12/anticipation-of-christmas-fast-to.html

Christmastide Schedule

All other normal Latin Masses not mentioned below are presumed to be scheduled. Please check bulletins to confirm.

Feast of the Nativity December 25:

  • St. Ann parish, Midnight (Solemn High Mass) (Music begins at 11:30pm December 24) **AFTER MASS WE WILL HAVE COOKIES & COFFEE**
  • St. John the Baptist parish, Tryon, NC Midnight, (High) (Tryon is 2 hours west of Charlotte)
  • St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country, Boone, NC, Midnight (Solemn High) (Boone is 2 hours north west of Charlotte)
  • Our Lady of Grace parish, Greensboro, NC 11:00 AM (High) (Greensboro is 1.5 hours north of Charlotte)
  • Sacred Heart parish, Salisbury, 12:30pm (High Mass with Chant provided by St. Joseph Seminarians)
  • Note: The normal evening Wednesday Latin Masses in Charlotte are canceled for December 25.

Feast of St. Stephen Thursday December 26 (2nd day within the Octave of Christmas):

  • CANCELLED: St. Michael parish, Gastonia, 8:15am Mass (no 8:15am Latin Mass due to Father being away)
  • St. John the Baptist parish, Tryon, 11:00am Latin Mass (not sure if High or Low), Tyron is 2 hours west of Charlotte

Feast of St. John the Evangelist Friday December 27 (3rd day within the Octave of Christmas):

  • CANCELLED: St. Ann 7am Mass (no 7am Latin Mass due to Father being away)
  • St. Mark parish, Huntersville, 12:30pm Latin Mass (Low), after Mass there will be a traditional blessing of wine/alcohol to celebrate the patron of wine (bring your unopened bottles to be blessed!)

Feast of St. Sylvester Tuesday December 31 (7th day in the Octave of Christmas):

  • St. John the Baptist, Tryon, 11:30 PM – ending after Midnight (Low?), Tryon is 2 hours west of Charlotte

Feast of the Circumcision (Octave of the Nativity) Wednesday January 1:

  • Our Lady of Grace parish, Greensboro, NC 12 midnight (Low), Greensboro is 1.5 hours north of Charlotte)
  • St. Ann parish, 9am (Low Mass) (no 6pm Latin Mass)
  • St. Thomas Aquinas parish, 7pm (High Mass)

Holy Name of Jesus (Vigil of Epiphany), Sunday January 5:

  • Normal Sunday schedule for all parishes (see below). However, St. Ann will host a blessing of Epiphany Water, chalk and salt after the 12:30pm Latin Mass.

Feast of the Epiphany Monday January 6:

  • St. Ann parish, 6pm (High Mass)

 

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