Annual Novena and Lenten update

Laudetur Iesus Christus and blessed Ember Week in Lent!  Today Tuesday March 3rd begins our annual novena to St. Gregory the Great, the patron saint of the CLMC.  The novena consists of praying 1 Rosary daily for 9 days (March 3 – March 11), and at the end of each daily Rosary, offering this attached prayer to St. Gregory.   As we prayed in prior years, we again ask you to also consider including the following intentions:

  • Full sacramental/parish life in the Extraordinary Form for Charlotte (includes daily Masses & confessions, Confirmation, Triduum, Divine office, traditional catechesis, devotions, etc.)
  • Sanctity of our Latin Mass Priests and Bishop Jugis
  • That Our Lord may send more Latin Mass priests and traditional vocations to Charlotte

Would you consider joining us to pray for our spiritual needs? Children are especially encouraged to join as the prayers of children are most efficacious to God (Matthew 18:3-4).

Other news:

Juventutem Charlotte event – Glorifying God: Sacred Art and Architecture, tomorrow 7pm at St. Ann: Juventutem Charlotte will be hosting a Sacred Art tour of at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, led by Fr. Reid this Wednesday March 4.  6pm Low Mass followed at 7pm by an exclusive talk and tour of St. Ann parish led by Fr. 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

The Passion of Christ & The Latin Mass pamphlets: We apologize we were out of these pamphlets on Sunday, and hope to have some more printed for Sunday.

Lenten Ember days: As noted above, this Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday are the spring Lenten Ember Days where we pray each for holiness in the upcoming season.  Please see the article from the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) about these important quarterly period of prayer and voluntary penance:

FSSP Spanish immersion program: Sensus Fidelium interview Fr. Daniel Heenan FSSP, on the FSSP’s Spanish’s Immersion program in Mexico – for priests and seminarians:

Suggested reading:

Good follow up reads on defending Communion on the tongue during a pandemic:

  • Can a Bishop Require Communion in the Hand to Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus? (And Would This Apply to the TLM?)

St. Gregory the Great, pray for us!