Laudetur Iesus Christus! Today Saturday July 4 is First Saturday of our Blessed Mother, and also our nation’s Independence Day. Toward the bottom of this e-mail, we provide some links related to the Church and our nation. Immediately below are some other updates for this weekend and beyond:
Mass for 5th Sunday after Pentecost (July 5): As custom, St. Ann will offer the 12:30pm Latin Mass under the same conditions as prior weeks, with tents, and abled body men outside when possible. Hang in there – we know it’s getting hot and its tough being out there for Mass. As someone observed to me this week, with the intense summer heat, the threat of heat exhaustion may be more imminent than the virus. Hopefully Bishop Jugis & the diocese will alleviate these restrictions soon (the Bishop – not the government sets these restrictions).
No Latin Mass in Salisbury: The 1st Sunday Latin Mass at Sacred Heart in Salisbury is on hiatus for the time being, as such there will not be a 4pm Latin Mass Sunday July 5.
Traditional Confirmation next Sunday July 12: Just a reminder next Sunday Bishop Jugis will be visiting St. Ann parish for a traditional Confirmation at 12:30pm. Spacing will be tight but we will advise if any changes or accommodations are made.
New Sunday Traditional Latin Mass begins at St. Thomas Aquinas parish: In saving the best for last, we are pleased to share some important news – beginning Sunday July 26, St. Thomas Aquinas parish in Charlotte will be offering a new Sunday Traditional Latin Mass (High) at 11:30AM each Sunday. This is big news and we will have more to say in the days ahead but please pray for the pastor, Fr. Matthew Codd for moving forward with this decision.
Independence Day links: In these last hours of Independence Day 2020, we provide a few links about the Latin Mass, and Catholic tradition:
- Traditional prayers for our Church & nation: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2020/07/a-prayer-for-our-church-and-our-nation.html#.XwE7rxJ7nwd
- Church’s official prayer for the conversion of nations from the 1957 edition of the Raccolta (Click here). You are welcome to pray it tonight or throughout this weekend (or anytime).
- Thanks to Sensus Fidelium, we also include a great sermon given earlier today by a traditional priest with the Institute of Christ the King (a Latin Mass order of priests) on invoking Servant of God, Queen Isabella to pray for our nation: https://youtu.be/eIb57sR_N1I (FYI – According to some historians North Carolina was actually visited by Spanish explorers in the 1500s)
- Book recommended by Fr. Christian on a Catholic perspective of America’s founding: https://www.tumblarhouse.com/products/puritans-empire-charles-coulombe
Other Latin Mass & tradition related news:
- New documentary on the Traditional Latin Mass being developed: This is a wonderful new project by some young Catholic film producers with Sacred Stories who attend the Latin Mass in Ohio who are making a documentary to reach those Catholics who do not attend the Latin Mass and win them over to the “Mass of the Ages”. This ground breaking documentary will be a game changer especially as things in the Church and the world continue to devolve. To learn more and to help support it, click here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1185360163/mass-of-the-ages-how-tradition-will-restore-the-church (the film’s official website is: https://theliturgy.org/)
- Archbishop Viganò provides more details on his thoughts about Vatican II:: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/archbishop-vigano-i-do-not-think-vatican-ii-was-invalid-but-it-was-gravely-manipulated
- Pope Pius XII writings in 1950 on the origins of riots and revolts: https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2020/06/pius-xii-disturbances-riots-and-revolts.html
- Book recommendation – Isabel of Spain: Catholic Queen: Speaking of Servant of God, Queen Isabella, a reader recommended an excellent book by the late Dr. Warren Carroll (founder of Christendom College) on this holy Queen: https://www.amppubgroup.com/press/christendom-press/isabel-of-spain-the-catholic-queen/