Dear friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,
Laudetur Iesus Christus! We just wanted to drop a reminder about Masses for Friday & Saturday surrounding the Feast of Our Lady’s Assumption into Heaven (Marymass). Here is Fisheaters.com customs on the feast day. Also if you can catch a priest on Saturday who uses the traditional Roman Ritual (book of blessings), it’s customary to have herbs blessed on Assumption as well as other traditions: https://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeafterpentecost6.html Below are the Masses we are aware of:
Vigil of the Assumption, Friday August 14: (traditionally a vigil day was one of fasting/abstinence – now optional – to prepare for the feast)
7:00am Low Mass – St. Ann parish
12:30pm Low Mass – St. Mark parish
Feast of the Assumption (Marymass) Saturday August 15:
8:30am Latin Mass – St. John the Baptist, Tryon (not sure if it’s a Low or High Mass)
10:00am High Mass – St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country, Boone, NC (Marian procession after Mass)
9:00am Low Mass – St. Ann parish (after Mass there will be a ceremony in the church for those completing the 33 Day Consecration to Mary)
12 Noon Solemn High Mass – Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro, NC (Must sign up to attend Mass: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dabad2fa6ffc25-theassumption)
Due to Bishop Jugis’ lifting of the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday & Holy Days, and that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, prior to COVID, declared August 15 to not be a Holy Day, Saturday August 15, is not a Holy Day of obligation (sadly). However the faithful are still reminded to keep the day holy (and why not do so by attending Mass!).
Douay Rheims bible tabs fundraising campaign: Many of our readers may be aware that the most accurate and traditional English bible translation is the Douay Rheims Catholic bible (published by local publisher TAN Books). Dating back to the 16th century, it accurately translates from the Latin and St. Jerome’s vulgate, which is critical as more modern bible translations can fall short of accurately translating key words that help underscore the traditional doctrines of the Church.
Since the Douay Rheims contains the ancient & different names of Old Testament books (1st & 2nd Paralipomenon vs. 1 & 2 Chronicles, etc.), it can be harder for newcomers to become acquainted with this bible – especially since there are no bible tabs available in the Douay Rheims format.
Thankfully though, Mary Richardson, a St. Ann parishioner & CLMC member has kindly organized a campaign to raise the necessary funds to help manufacture high quality Douay Rheims bible tabs (Old & New Testaments). Would you consider making a donation to support this? A donation of $15 will get you one set ($30 two).
To donate click here: https://wonderwe.com/drbibletabs