Christ the King recap & All Souls Prayers this Sunday

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have a few updates to share about this coming weekend, but first wanted to thank everyone for attending Sunday’s Feast of Christ the King festivities – especially the Eucharistic Procession and our Blessed Karl talk last week.

Christ the King Recap

As Deacon Tonon noted, the route was a last second decision, brought about by Divine Providence, as the rain ended just as Father Reid was processing the Blessed Sacrament out the main doors. This was no doubt, a historic event, with Christ the King, in all His glory being processed through the neighborhoods of Charlotte and across Park Road to Holy Trinity Middle School (and back). The look upon the curious neighborhood residents as the King of Kings processed by, was something for the ages.  Please consider offering some prayers this week for Fr. Reid in gratitude for leading this procession, for Deacon Tonon for his excellent sermon on the Kingship of Christ, and for the conversion of those residents along the procession route.

Blessed Karl talk by Fr. Matlak

Thanks are also in order for those who assisted with the Blessed Karl Mass and talk last Wednesday.  The CLMC is pleased to resume these talks after a long hiatus. We especially thank Fr. Matlak for making time at the last minute to offer Mass and the inspiring reflection. Please offer some prayers for Father as well this week.  If you missed the talk, we are pleased to provide an online talk which, courtesy of Sensus Fidelium, can be viewed here:

Blessed Karl Pilgrimage: As a reminder, Fr. Matlak is offering to lead a pilgrimage in Summer 2022 to beautiful Madeira Island (Blessed Karl’s tomb) and also Germany to attend the annual Passion Play. If interested, please reply to this e-mail.

Book on Blessed Karl: For a good book on Blessed Karl, please see this book, Blessed Charles of Austria: A Holy Emperor and His Legacy, by local publisher TAN Books: https://www.tanbooks.com/blessed-charles-of-austria-a-holy-emperor-and-his-legacy.html

All Souls Indulgences extended thru November 30

Not to confuse things, but due to COVID, the Vatican has extended the plenary indulgence for the poor souls in purgatory through November 30. Please consider taking advantage of this wonderful corporal work of mercy: https://www.ncregister.com/news/vatican-extends-plenary-indulgence-for-the-dead-throughout-november

All Souls Day Masses – Monday November 2nd

  • St. Ann: 6pm (High or Solemn High Requiem Mass)
  • St. Thomas Aquinas: 7pm (High or Solemn High Requiem)
  • Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro, 7:30pm (High Requiem)

If you are new to Latin Mass, the Requiem Mass is one of the most beautiful and somber of Masses – especially the Dies Irae sequence, perhaps one of the most hauntingly beautiful chants in the Church: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2009/11/dies-irae-sequence.html

Lastly, yesterday, Wednesday was the feast of Ss. Simon and Jude. We provide a reflection on some of the traditions (some not certain) associated with these apostles:

http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2020/10/the-legends-of-saints-simon-and-jude.html