Christus Resurréxit! After a long 2 month exile, we are very pleased to share that St. Ann parish is resuming its normal public Sunday Traditional Latin Mass TOMORROW Sunday May 17.
Earlier today a federal judge temporarily blocked the Governor Cooper’s restrictions on limits inside churches, allowing for parishes to resume normal Masses. At the end of this message is a full explanation sent by Fr. Reid. We invite you to read all of it. A quick summary is:
- Normal 12:30pm Traditional Latin Mass resumes tomorrow Sunday May 17 inside the church – no attendance restrictions
- The main distinction is social distancing of 6’ to be observed by families in the pews
- Arrive early as it may take time to queue people into the pews
- If the church fills some may be asked to stay outside in the plaza for Mass (you can hear via speakers) – Holy Communion will be distributed to attendees inside or out
- If you are sick/vulnerable please stay at home
Mass will still be live streamed at 12:30pm: www.facebook.com/StAnnCharlotte and the dispensation to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect, so Mass is not obligatory tomorrow.
Please keep Fr. Reid & the parish staff in your prayers this evening and tomorrow. No doubt it was a joyful but also challenging decision to re-open on such short notice. Please read the full e-mail from Fr. Reid for all details.
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/
Rogationtide update: Lastly, we note that this Monday – Wednesday are the Minor Rogation days in the Traditional Calendar. It is a 3 day period before the Ascension where the Church asks God for assistance for catastrophes. It’s filled with beautiful processions and tradition, we encourage you to read this great article by Dr. Michael Foley: