Laudetur Iesus Christus! Blessed Spy Wednesday – the day Our Lord was tragically betrayed by Judas Iscariot. For more on the customs of Holy Wednesday visit:
- Fisheaters.com: https://www.fisheaters.com/customslent12.html
- Dom Prosper Gueranger’s Entry for Holy Wednesday: https://sensusfidelium.us/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/lent/wednesday-in-holy-week/
- What happened to Judas Iscariot?: Each Holy Week, we send around an article from the traditional Transalpine Redemptorists of Scotland, about the Church’s opinion (and the Saints) about Judas Iscariot’s fate. See attached article or see link: https://charlottelatinmass.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/the-fate-of-judas-iscariot.pdf
Holy Week Schedule:
The below Holy Week schedule is for St. Ann parish unless otherwise noted.
- Spy Wednesday March 31: 6pm (Low Mass at St. Ann); 7pm (Low Mass at Holy Cross in Kernersville)
- Holy Thursday April 1: 7pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Pre-55); followed by prayers at the Altar of Repose until Midnight
- 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) and Veneration of the Cross
- Holy Saturday April 3 (1st Saturday): 8:00 PM – Easter Vigil (Pre-55). Reception to follow Mass.
- 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 this Mass.
- 12:30pm High Mass St. Ann parish
- All other normal Sunday Latin Masses around the diocese will be offered at its normal Sunday time.
Triduum update: St. Ann parish will not require signups for the Triduum but will have signups for Easter Sunday Latin Mass (please check parish website). Additional seating should be outside in the plaza. All those desiring to receive Holy Communion will be able to receive. As a reminder there is no Holy Communion offered on Good Friday – the Veneration of the Cross is the “People’s Communion”.
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/
St. John the Baptist in Tryon Latin Easter Triduum Schedule (Pre-1955)
- Holy Thursday April 1: 6:30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper (followed by Prayers at the Altar of Repose until midnight)
- Good Friday April 2: 10am – 2pm (Confessions); 12 noon Stations of the Cross: 3pm Good Friday Liturgy (Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ)
- Holy Saturday April 3: Easter Vigil, 8pm
- Easter Sunday April 4: 8:30am High Mass (normal schedule)
- Address: 180 Laurel Avenue, Tryon, NC; Parish website: http://www.stjohntryon.com/
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. If you can bring something, please reply to this e-mail or contact us at email@example.com.
Traditional Requiem Mass for Officer Eric Talley: As some of you may have been following the tragic death of Boulder, Colorado police officer, Eric Talley, a Catholic father of 7, who attended the Traditional Latin Mass near Denver. His funeral was yesterday and he received a Traditional Latin Requiem Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colorado: https://youtu.be/mzG7etJtlOI (Mass begins around 40 minute mark). Mass was offered by priests of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), from Officer Talley’s parish and the video includes commentary by another FSSP priest. Please consider praying for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family.