Laudetur Iesus Christus and blessed Epiphanytide greetings! Yesterday marked the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Octave of Epiphany, and now we begin the extended Christmastide season called Epiphanytide which lasts until February 2nd, the feast of the Presentation (or Purification). However for this year, the season will be cut short due to the pre-Lent season of Septuagesima beginning on Sunday January 31. For more information please see Fisheaters: https://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeafterepiphany1.html
Below are a few updates we have today:
Latin Mass at St. Michael parish this Saturday
We learned that a Latin Mass has been announced for this Saturday January 16 at 8:30am at St. Michael parish in Gastonia.
March for Life Charlotte tomorrow
The annual March for Life Charlotte will take place tomorrow at 12 noon in the parking lot across the street from the Diocesan Pastoral Center (1123 S. Church Street). People can gather beginning at 11am and the March will start shortly before noon. The march will go into uptown and have a rally at Trade & Tryon before returning back to the Pastoral Center parking lot. The keynote speaker is Fr. Noah Carter. Parking is available in the same lot as the gathering (across from 1123 S. Church Street) and also metered parking spaces along the streets or paid parking lots nearby. For more information visit: http://www.marchforlifecharlotte.org/
Respect Life Latin Mass – Saturday January 23
The St. Ann parish 4th Saturday Respect Life Latin Mass will resume this month. 8:00 AM Low Mass, followed by prayers at Planned Parenthood abortion facility (or Holy Hour of Reparation).
End of Christmas celebration – Sunday January 24
Please join us on Sunday January 24 for the annual “End of Christmas” celebration, with the Cantate Domino Latin Girls Choir and some deserts. This will occur after the 12:30pm St. Ann Sunday Latin Mass.
Prayers for Our Country: Lastly, please continue to pray for our nation and the election process as things still remain unsettled at this seemingly dark hour. Continue to pray the Rosary, and these recommended prayers:
- Prayer of Deliverance (recommended by exorcist Fr. Chad Ripperger): https://charlottelatinmass.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/deliverance-prayers-for-election.pdf
- Prayer for the USA (recommended by Archbishop Viganò): https://charlottelatinmass.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/viganos-prayer-for-usa-pdf.pdf