7th Sunday After Pentecost

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Sunday July 19 is the 7th Sunday after Pentecost. Dr. Mike Foley of Latin Mass magazine (and NLM) writes a thoughtful piece on today’s readings and propers: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2020/07/fruit-free-will-and-providence-seventh.html#.XxPG3xJ7nwc

Mass updates:

Sunday Latin Mass at 12:30pm: St. Ann will offer the 12:30pm Latin Mass Sunday July 19 under the usual conditions of late.

Friday July 24 – no 12:30pm Latin Mass at St. Mark due to ordinations: No Latin Mass at St. Mark next Friday due to priestly ordinations. It will return Friday July 31. Please keep the soon to be priests, Deacons Jonathan Torres, and Jacob Mlakar in your prayers, as well as the two new transitional deacons ordained this past Friday, Juan Miguel Sanchez and Joseph Wasswa.

Saturday July 25 Respect Life Latin Mass at 8:00am: Fr. Reid will offer a Latin Mass next Saturday followed by a vigil at Planned Parenthood. Alternatively, a Holy Hour in the church will be offered for those who would prefer to stay. As a reminder, Charlotte has around 9,000-10,000 abortions annually.

Sunday July 26 – 11:30am Sunday Latin Mass begins at St. Thomas Aquinas: The new Sunday Latin Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas begins next Sunday at 11:30am. We’ll share more details as the weekend approaches.

Monday July 20 – Feast of St. Elijah:

Tomorrow July 20 is the ancient feast of St. Elijah the Prophet – typically only commemorated in the Carmelite Rite, or in the Eastern churches. As tradition tells us, Elijah was taken in a fiery chariot into the heavens (4 Kings 2:11) and will come again (with Enoch) during the end times to preach against the antichrist (Apocalypse 11:3-10). To learn more about this feast day please see our concluding article below.

Other Latin Mass News:

The advent of a Universal Republic, which is longed for by all the worst elements of disorder, and confidently expected by them, is an idea which is now ripe for execution.

From this republic, based on the principles of absolute equality of men and community of possessions, would be banished all national distinctions, nor in it would the authority of the father over his children, or of the public power over the citizens, or of God over human society, be any longer acknowledged.

If these ideas are put into practice, there will inevitably follow a reign of unheard-of terror…

There’s nothing but awe. Just the beauty of the corporal and how the Host and the chalice are treated — and I have to say [long pause, filled with emotion] I could hardly say the words of consecration because I became so filled with emotion, so deeply struck by those words. Thank God we only must whisper them in this rite, because I am not sure I would have been able to speak above that whisper, so struck I was at the profundity. It was the first time in my life that I had ever said those words in Latin, and I could hardly get them out. It’s indescribable, really.

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  • St. Elijah, the Carmelites and St. John the Baptist: Great article which discusses how the followers of Elijah maintained their presence at Mt. Carmel until the New Testament time when St. John the Baptist preached to them and prepared them for the coming of the Messiah* Afterwards these Carmelites built the first chapel to the Virgin Mary, and remained at Mt. Carmel until the end of the Crusader Kingdom when they fanned out to Europe. Read more here: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2020/07/the-feast-of-our-lady-of-mt-carmel.html

*Dom Prosper Gueranger mentions another tradition where some of these Carmelites were visiting Jerusalem around Pentecost and converted at the preaching of St. Peter (Acts of the Apostles Chapter 2) and also conversed with the Blessed Mother.