Laudetur Iesus Christus and blessed feast of the Annunciation! Yesterday March 24, was the traditional feast of St. Gabriel the Archangel, which is appropriately placed to herald today’s solemn feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, spoken by St. Gabriel to the Blessed Mother. To learn more about these twin feast days we include links to Dom Prosper Gueranger’s The Liturgical Year:
March 24 – St. Gabriel the Archangel: https://sensusfidelium.us/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/march/march-24-st-gabriel-the-archangel/
March 25 – the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: https://sensusfidelium.us/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/march/march-25-the-annunciation-of-the-ever-blessed-virgin/
(as noted prior Lenten penances are relaxed on today’s solemnity feast day)
Feast of the Annunciation Latin Masses Today: St. Thomas Aquinas parish will offer a 7pm High Mass this evening for this feast day (as well as 7pm Latin Mass at Our Lady of Grace in Greensboro). A 12pm Low Mass will be offered at Prince of Peace parish, in Taylors, SC (2 hours southwest of Charlotte).
St. Ann Respect Life Latin Mass – this Saturday March 27 8am: This Saturday St. Ann will again host its 4th Saturday Latin Mass for the end of abortion. Low Mass will be at 8am, followed prayers at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility (700 South Torrence, Charlotte), or a Holy Hour of Reparation led by a deacon in the Church.
Holy Week Update
St. Ann will host the 2021 Traditional Easter Triduum (Pre-1955*)
- Palm Sunday – March 28: 12:30pm Mass (*NOTE: The Palm Sunday Mass will be the 1962 Mass, not Pre-55)
- Spy Wednesday March 31: 6pm (Low Mass, 1962)
- Holy Thursday April 1: 7pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Pre-55)
- Good Friday April 2: 12:00 Noon – Stations of the Cross; 12:00 – 2:00 PM – Confessions; 3:00 PM – Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Pre-55)
- Holy Saturday April 3: 8:00 PM – Easter Vigil (Pre-55)
- Easter Sunday April 4:
- 11:30am High Mass – St. Thomas Aquinas parish: Mass will be accompanied by a string ensemble. The Ordinary of the Mass will be Mass in F by Albrechtsberger (Missa Visitationis Beatae Mariae Virginis). No signups required for Mass.
- 12:30pm High Mass St. Ann parish
- All other normal Sunday Latin Masses will be offered at its normal Sunday time.
Triduum update: According to St. Ann parish there will not be signups required for the Triduum; however they will have signups for Easter Sunday. Please check St. Ann parish website. Additional seating should be outside in the plaza. All those desiring to receive Holy Communion will be able to receive on Holy Thursday or Easter Vigil, and presumably Easter Sunday (regardless of signups). As a reminder there is no Holy Communion is offered on Good Friday – the Veneration of the Cross is the “People’s Communion” (see our Pre-55 page below)
What is the Pre-1955 Easter Latin Triduum?: As noted previously, the Latin Triduum offered by St. Ann will again use the liturgy in use prior to 1955, which has some beautiful and rich symbolism and traditions. You can learn more about these visit our Pre-55 webpage: https://charlottelatinmass.org/resources/pre-1955-holy-week/
Easter Vigil Potluck Reception: The CLMC will be organizing our annual Easter Potluck Reception after the Easter Vigil Liturgy (around midnight) in the St. Ann plaza. Please join us to welcome the new converts into the Church and to rejoice in the Resurrection of Our Lord. More details forthcoming.
The Unlikely Prophet Jonah as a Model for Us in Lent: Dr. Peter Kwasniewski has write up about Lent and Monday’s Lesson/Epistle from Mass, which is from the book of Jonah: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2021/03/the-unlikely-prophet-jonah-as-model-for.html