Feast of St. Raphael update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! First we thank everyone, including Fr. Matlak, for attending our Blessed Karl of Austria event on Wednesday. We hope to provide a recap in the coming days. This evening, we have a few quick announcements for tomorrow and Sunday:

Tomorrow Saturday October 24 – Feast of St. Raphael the Archangel

Respect Life Mass at St. Ann – 8am: St. Ann will offer its monthly Respect Life Latin Mass at 8am tomorrow. Fr. Reid is unable to go to Planned Parenthood, though we hear the Catholic teen pro-life group may attend Mass and go out to Planned Parenthood to pray after Mass. A Deacon will lead a Holy Hour of Reparation after Mass in the Church.

Sunday October 25 – Feast of Christ the King

We hope to have more to share information tomorrow, but we have some exciting updates on Sunday’s Feast of Christ the King (which occurs on the last Sunday in October in the traditional calendar):

  • 11:30am High Mass, St. Thomas Aquinas: The parish will offer an orchestral High Mass (with the Carolina Catholic Chorale) featuring Missa Brevis in D Major of Mozart along with his Ave Verum Corpus. Afterwards Father will led the parish in a Eucharistic Procession
  • 12:30pm High Mass, St. Ann (Expanded Procession!): The parish will offer a High Mass followed by a special and expanded Eucharistic Procession. God willing, Father will process the Blessed Sacrament all the way up to Holy Trinity Middle School and back to St. Ann. The path will go up Willow Oak Road, left onto to Princeton Road, and cross over Park Road to Holy Trinity Middle School (where there will be possibly Benediction) afterwards the procession will return to St. Ann via the same route. Please pray for fair weather.

The procession will conclude inside St. Ann parish. This expansion may make the procession long about 40-45 minutes total (20 minutes one way) and makes a glorious way to fulfill Pope Pius XI’s vision to bring Christ back into the public square and into the streets, as called for in his 1925 encyclical Quas Primas. As custom, we will have flags, banners, etc. of our favorite royal saints and blessed (kings, queens, dukes, etc. who all honored Christ the King during their reign). Please bring your own images, statues, flags, of the royal saints (St. Louis, St. Stephen of Hungary, St. Isabel of Portugal, Blessed Karl, etc.). We attach an extensive list of royal saints.

As custom, St. Ann will offer the indulgence prayers at some point during the festivities.