Laudetur Iesus Christus! Tomorrow is first Saturday, and its also a Saturday in Advent, which is traditionally when Rorate Masses, a special candlelight Mass at dawn is held to honor Our Lady and the coming of Christ, the Light of the World at Christmas. Here is a list of the Rorate Masses this weekend.
Rorate Masses Saturday December 4
- Saturday December 4 – St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlotte – 6:00am* (note: the regular 10am Latin Mass is canceled for this day only)
- Saturday December 4 – St. John the Baptist, Tryon, NC – 6:00am (2 hours west of Charlotte)
*Blessing of Religious Objects: Immediately after the St. Thomas Aquinas parish Rorate Mass, around 7:30am, Fr. Codd will bless any religious objects in the Traditional Rite.
What is a Rorate Mass exactly? Here is a helpful article written by the CLMC’s own Brian Williams, explaining its background: https://onepeterfive.com/rorate-caeli-mass-advent-tradition-honoring-lady/
For the full list of next week’s Rorate Masses, and the rest of the December Latin Mass Advent/Christmas schedule, please visit: https://charlottelatinmass.org/mass-times/
1st Sunday Mass in Salisbury (special time of 4pm)
The 1st Sunday Latin Mass at Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury will be at a special time of 4pm on Sunday December 5. Fr. Putnam will be offering the Mass. A social after Mass will be held in Brincefield Hall (to the right as you exit the church). Feel free to bring a favorite dish or dessert to share. Due to confessions being heard after Mass one is welcome to ‘drop in’ as time allows. For questions please contact Mark Hartley with the Salisbury Latin Mass Community, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://salisburylmc.org/
Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Wednesday December 8
- Prince of Peace, Taylors, SC – 12 noon Low Mass (2 hours southwest of Charlotte)
- Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro – 12 noon Low Mass (1.5 hours north of Charlotte)
- St. Ann, Charlotte – 6:00 pm, Solemn High Mass
St. Ann Annual Blessing of Religious Objects – Sunday December 19
After the 12:30pm St. Ann parish Latin Mass on Sunday December 19, Father will bless religious objects in the Traditional Rite.
TOMORROW – Saturday December 4 (8am – 3pm): Kolbe Center & Pamela Acker Presentation at St. John the Baptist, Tryon
Lastly, St. John the Baptist parish in Tryon (2 hours west of Charlotte) will be hosting the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation, which advocates for the traditional doctrine of creation, presents a Catholic perspective on origins, and examines the problems with the theory of evolution, and why it is incompatible with the teachings of the Church and early Church fathers. Evolutionism in its current form of modernism has had a terrible effect on the faith, and particularly the liturgy. Hugh Owen and Pamela Acker will be giving presentations. Additionally, as a bonus, Ms. Acker will also be giving a talk on her book Vaccination: A Catholic Perspective and vaccines. The day begins with an optional 6:00am Rorate Latin Mass, followed by a breakfast, and presentations from 8am – 3pm. There is no cost, but a freewill offering may be taken. To learn more see the link. (The CLMC co-sponsored the Kolbe Center in 2019)