Christus Resurréxit! We have a few updates to share on the 4th Sunday after Easter.
Latin Mass Updates
St. Ann to live stream Sunday’s 12:30pm Traditional Latin Mass: St. Ann will again live stream the 12:30pm Latin Mass this Sunday May 10th. www.facebook.com/StAnnCharlotte (You don’t need an account to view)
Supporting St. Ann: Also don’t forget to tithe to the parish during this time so it can continue its operations and minister to its parishioners & community: https://www.stanncharlotte.org/home/giving/
Traditional Confirmation to be held July 12, 2020: Fr. Reid announced in last Sunday’s bulletin that traditional sacrament of Confirmation will be administered on Sunday July 12 at 12:30pm (Sunday Latin Mass). All Easter Vigil confirmation candidates are also encouraged to be confirmed on this date. Please contact the parish if you have a child ready to be confirmed.
Farewell to the Seminarians: It’s hard to believe but several of the seminarians of the first & second class are now graduating and heading off to major seminary. The graduates are, Matthew Dimock, Jr., Christian Goduti, Matthew Harrison, Kevin Martinez, and Jose Palma. This is a mixed blessing as they were helpful in liturgically supporting the Latin Mass, and especially the Triduum this year. Please offer prayers for them. They will graduate next weekend and Belmont Abbey College may live stream the graduation. The Seminary hopes to have a public farewell reception sometime after restrictions are lifted. You can learn more about these fine graduates here: https://stjosephcollegeseminary.org/
As Fr. Reid noted in last week’s bulletin, this graduation isn’t the only change – with the new seminary built, the seminarians will be moving to Mt. Holly permanently, so St. Ann’s may be a little quieter from now on (should things resume). Hopefully we will still be able to see them in the future.
Other Latin Mass News
Communion on the tongue is a right of the faithful: As some public Masses resume under heavy restrictions, some Bishops and priests in other dioceses are again trying to forbid Communion on the tongue even though it’s probably more hygienically safer than (and 100% more respectful to Our Blessed Lord than receiving on the hand). This thankfully doesn’t apply to the Traditional Latin Mass where Communion on the tongue is the law. If these illegal restrictions against Communion on the tongue concern you, then we encourage you to begin attending the Traditional Mass once it’s made available again. Here is a letter from the Vatican in 2009 stating the faithful have a right to receive Holy Communion on the tongue: https://charlottelatinmass.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/cdw-july-24-2009-letter.pdf
Cardinal Sarah – Don’t get used to online Masses: https://newdailycompass.com/en/sarah-profanities-have-to-stop-the-eucharist-isnt-negotiable
Evolution – foundation for modern secular science: Just as a reminder, last fall the CLMC co-sponsored a seminar with the Carolina Pro-Life Action Network (C-PLAN) last November which examines the shortfalls of evolutionary theory (which heavily influences modern science & medicine), its ties to the culture of death, and how the traditional doctrine of creation is key toward an understanding of authentic science which supports Catholic teaching: https://sensusfidelium.us/evolution-the-culture-of-death-unmasking-the-roots-of-todays-abortion-movement/
TAN Books videos: TAN books which is run by a St. Ann parishioner (and employs others) has having some great podcast videos about the traditional faith, and the Latin Mass. Here is the video page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdtXgTytr5FLwrnpgcXHD4A/videos Of note are:
- Reid interview on 4 Last Things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=352yeCNeezQ
- Daniel Heenan FSSP (Latin Mass priest in Mexico) interview on the Cristeros Catholic revolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krGGl_UO-Iw
- Jonathan Romanowski FSSP – How to pray the Traditional Latin Mass: https://youtu.be/fXudMLFNuXw