Ash Wednesday and Lent

Laudetur Jesus Christus! Tomorrow Wednesday February 26, is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. As custom, has a great summary on the traditions of Lent, its origins, practices:

Ash Wednesday schedule: Below are the diocesan Ash Wednesday Traditional Latin Masses in the region.

  • St. Ann: 7am (Low). Unfortunately, there will not be a 6pm Latin Mass at St. Ann, nor a 7pm Latin Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas parish.
  • St. John the Baptist in Tryon: 8:30 am (Low).
  • Prince of Peace parish in Taylors, SC: 12 noon (Low)
  • St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country in Boone, NC: 6pm (Low)

Stations of the Cross: Each Friday St. Ann offers a 7pm Stations of the Cross, preceded by a Holy Hour of Reparation at 6pm.

Next Juventutem Charlotte Young Adults event Wednesday March 4 at 7pm: Juventutem Charlotte will be hosting a Sacred Art tour of at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, led by Fr. Reid. They will attend the normal 6pm Low Mass followed by an exclusive talk and tour of St. Ann parish led by Fr. Timothy Reid. The tour will begin at 7pm in the church. This tour will illuminate the important role beauty, art and architecture play in creating sacred spaces of worship. Juventutem is open to young adults age 18-35. To learn more please contact Angela Kessler at: or

Feast of St. Joseph Thursday March 19: St. Joseph’s seminary will offer a Solemn High Mass at 12 noon on the feast of St. Joseph, Thursday March 19 at St. Ann parish.

Talks from Saturday’s Men’s reflection in Raleigh: Thanks to Steve Cunningham and Sensus Fidelium, we have recordings of the wonderful (and well attended) men’s reflection and Mass offered by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Raleigh last weekend. The sermon was offered by Canon Matthew Weaver, the Men’s reflection was offered by Superior General of North America, Canon Matthew Talarico: