Laudetur Iesus Christus! Tomorrow Wednesday December 8th is one of the most important Marian feast days in the Church, and of course our nation’s patronal feast day, the Immaculate Conception. It is a holy day of obligation and below are the Latin Masses listed. The main one will be St. Ann with a Solemn High Mass.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Wednesday December 8
Wednesday is the feast of the Immaculate Conception, the patronal feast day for the United States since 1846. If the U.S. were a Catholic country (which we pray it will be someday), December 8 would be essentially our primary national holiday (not July 4). Our national shrine in Washington is named after this title of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and sits at the highest elevation in U.S. capital city. For more on this splendid feast day visit: https://www.fisheaters.com/customsadvent5.html
- Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro – 12:15 pm Low Mass (1.5 hours north of Charlotte)
- Prince of Peace, Taylors, SC – 12 noon Low Mass (2 hours southwest of Charlotte)
- St. Ann, Charlotte – 6:00 pm, Solemn High Mass
- St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country, Boone – 6:00pm (Low or High) (2 hours northwest of Charlotte)
- St. John the Baptist, Tryon – 6:30pm, High Mass (1.5 hours west of Charlotte)
Rorate Masses this Saturday
Looking ahead, this weekend will see several Rorate Masses.
A Rorate Mass is a beautiful candlelight Latin Mass at dawn on a Saturday in Advent to herald the Light of the World and honor Our Lady. These Masses will either be High or Solemn High Masses.
Saturday December 11 – St. Mark, Huntersville – 6:00am (Solemn High)
Saturday December 11 – Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro – 6:00am (High) (1.5 hours north of Charlotte)
Saturday December 11 – St. Ann, Charlotte – 6:30am
Saturday December 11 – Prince of Peace, Taylors SC – 6:30am (2 hours southwest of Charlotte)
Saturday December 11 – St. Elizabeth, Boone – 6:30am (2 hours northwest of Charlotte)
For the complete list of Advent and Christmastide Masses please see our webpage: https://charlottelatinmass.org/mass-times/