Laudetur Iesus Christus! With the feast of the Annunciation, and the consecration of Russia occurring this Friday, we wanted to share the diocesan Latin Masses in the region along with other updates.
The Feast of the Annunciation Latin Masses – Friday March 25
- St. Ann, Charlotte, 7am
- St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country, Boone, 9:30am (2 hours northwest of Charlotte)
- St. Mark, Huntersville, 12:30pm
- Prince of Peace, Taylors, SC, 12 noon (2 hours southwest of Charlotte)
- St. John the Baptist, Tryon, 6:30pm (2 hours west of Charlotte)
It should also be noted that in the traditional calendar, March 24 is the feast of St. Gabriel the Archangel. St. Thomas Aquinas parish will offer a 7pm Latin Mass as custom. Below we provide Dom Prosper Gueranger’s commentary on the two feast days:
- March 24 – St. Gabriel the Archangel: https://sensusfidelium.com/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/march/march-24-st-gabriel-the-archangel/
- March 25 –Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: https://sensusfidelium.com/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/march/march-25-the-annunciation-of-the-ever-blessed-virgin/
Bishop Schneider’s new interview on the consecration of Russia: https://onepeterfive.com/bishop-schneider-pope-francis-consecration-russia-ukraine/
Please continue to pray and fast for Pope Francis as he prepares to make the consecration – one can only imagine the spiritual obstacles he faces over the next 48 hours.
Respect Life Latin Mass – Saturday March 26, 8am
St. Ann parish will offer a Latin Mass 8am this Saturday March 26 for an end to abortion, followed by prayers at Planned Parenthood abortion facility (700 S. Torrence Street, Charlotte). For those unable to attend, a Holy Hour of Reparation will be offered in the church after Mass.
Juventutem Young Adults Event – Saturday March 26, 6pm
Juventutem, the Latin Mass young adults group is hosting an event on Saturday at the Cathedral starting at 6pm (see details below). For questions or more visit: https://www.facebook.com/JuventutemCLT
At 6pm we will gather at the Marian grotto behind St. Patrick’s School to pray Vespers in Latin. Following prayer, we will walk over to the Youth Room at 6:30pm for a talk on iconography by guest speaker, Rachel Willoughby. Learn about this Sacred Christian art form full of complex layers, symbolism, and meaning! There is also the potential for a future offering of a multi-session icon painting workshop.
Easter Triduum Actions
As we wait to hear from Bishop Jugis on the CLMC’s request to restore the Latin Triduum, we have been asked if there is anything else that can be done besides praying and sacrificing? There are a few things that one could do if you felt called to do more.
- Write Bishop Jugis: His Excellency Peter J. Jugis, Diocese of Charlotte, 1123 S. Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28203 (Dear Your Excellency)
- Participate in your parish Synod: It’s important for Church leaders to hear of the needs of the faithful. One way to do that is to participate in your parish’s Synod occurring over the next few week. Contact one’s parish to find out when it will occur and how to participate.
- Diocesan Support Appeal: Let God guide your decision on your participation in the Diocesan Support Appeal. Donations can be an effective form of communication. God may guide you to change your donation amount or to place stipulations on your donation.
It should be made clear that the Triduum was not canceled by Pope Francis but by Bishop Jugis. Most other dioceses that offer a Latin Triduum are moving ahead with theirs. Even the Pope’s own diocese, the Diocese of Rome, has restored their Latin Easter Triduum. Charlotte is the outlier. Please pray for Bishop Jugis, he is a prayerful bishop in a difficult situation.
We invite everyone to continue praying and sacrificing – especially by attending Sunday Latin Mass – for the restoration of the Latin Triduum.