Feasts of Ss. Peter of Verona and Joseph the Workman

Christus Resurréxit! Resurréxit Vere! Blessed feast of St. Peter of Verona, a 13th century Dominican Friar and martyr whose the Church commemorates today.  A disciple of St. Dominic, Pope Gregory IX appointed St. Peter as a general inquisitor to combat the Manichean heresy, and St. Peter defended the faith across Italy through his preaching. He was martyred in 1252.  

7pm High Mass tonight – St. Thomas Aquinas parish: St. Thomas Aquinas will offer the normal 7pm High Mass on Thursday April 29 for this great saint’s feast day.

Blessing of St. Peter of Verona Palms

In the Traditional Rite, there is an ancient custom to honor St. Peter by having palm leaves blessed in his honor.  Tradition holds that when these blessed palm leaves are made into crosses and buried in the four corners of one’s property, they are to guard against natural disasters. To learn more about the patron saint of inquisitors, visit: http://reginamag.com/saint-peter-of-verona-martyr/  

Blessed Palm Kits Available: As custom each April 29, the CLMC has arranged to have palms blessed (by Fr. Jones this year) to be distributed to the faithful so the palms can be buried in one’s property. We will have those kits available this Sunday May 2nd at our Latin Mass info table before or after the 12:30pm St. Ann Latin Mass. Feel free to pick them up while quantities last. Note: If you already have the St. Peter palms from prior years, you do not need new ones.

Saturday May 1 – Feast of St. Joseph the Workman

This Saturday is not only first Saturday, but also the feast of St. Joseph the Workman, a more recent feast, instituted by Pope Pius XII to counter the communist May Day “celebrations”. Since our country (and our Church?) is now facing a socialist/Marxist takeover from a health dictatorship, is there not a better time to Ite Ad Joseph (Go to Joseph), the patron saint against communism and socialism, and ask for his intercession?

–         10am High Mass on Saturday at St. Thomas Aquinas: As custom, St. Thomas Aquinas will offer its regular 10am High Mass for this glorious feast day.

–         History of St. Joseph the Workman: We share an article by Dr. Mike Foley on this important feast day:

–         Divini Redemptoris (On Atheistic Communism): In 1937, Pope Pius XI issued an encyclical proclaiming St. Joseph the patron against Communism. Learn more here:

o   To hasten the advent of that “peace of Christ in the kingdom of Christ”[48] so ardently desired by all, We place the vast campaign of the Church against world Communism under the standard of St. Joseph, her mighty Protector.

o   http://www.vatican.va/content/pius-xi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xi_enc_19370319_divini-redemptoris.html

Plenary Indulgence for May 1 – Year of St. Joseph:

With 2021 being the year of St. Joseph, the Church offers a plenary on certain days of the year – including the feast of St. Jospeh the Workman on May 1st. To learn more visit the diocese’s Year of St. Joseph website to learn the conditions: https://yearofstjoseph.org/indulgences/

Blessing of Religious Objects – after 10am First Saturday Latin Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas

Each 1st Saturday, after the 10am Latin Mass, priests at St. Thomas Aquinas parish in Charlotte will be available to bless any religious objects – including objects that may require a unique blessing, such with as holy salt. 

SAVE THE DATE: Friday June 11, 7pm – Traditional Latin Mass at the Cathedral

We shared this reminder during Lent, but as custom, the Cathedral will again be offering its annual Traditional Latin Mass for the feast of the Sacred Heart. The Cathedral will offer a High (possibly Solemn High) at 7pm that evening.

Rogation Mass Recap: Lastly, we wanted to express our thanks to St. Thomas Aquinas pastor, Fr. Matthew Codd for offering a Rogation Mass and Procession at the last minute. The liturgy and procession were beautiful as you can imagine. As we mentioned last weekend, the Rogation Mass was instituted by Pope St. Gregory the Great for deliverance from a plague.  Please consider offering a decade of your Rosary for Fr. Codd.  The pictures were also picked up by the New Liturgical Movement blog, which we share with you here:

–         Tradition is for the Young – Rogation Photopost 2021: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2021/04/tradition-is-for-young-rogation.html

Is this Rogation Mass not the most “morally acceptable” approach – petitioning God – to be saved from any illness outbreak, instead of placing hope in a morally compromised man-made abortion-linked injection?