Laudetur Iesus Christus! Blessed feast of St. Jerome! As we head into first Saturday, below are a few announcements.
Schedule Correction: We do need to make a correction to yesterday’s e-mail which noted that St. Elizabeth parish in Boone will have a first Friday Latin Mass. Unfortunately according to the parish this Latin Mass may now be canceled on October 7, so please hold off making plans to attend. If something changes we will let you know. The updated announcements are below.
- First Saturday Latin Mass – Saturday October 1: The 1st Saturday Latin Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas parish returns this Saturday October 1 at 10am, followed by a traditional blessing of religious objects.
- First Sunday Potluck at St. Thomas – Cancelled: Due to the potential for inclement weather and the lack of indoor space, the monthly first Sunday potluck at St. Thomas has been canceled. It will resume first Sunday in November.
- First Sunday Latin Mass 4pm in Salisbury & Traditional Betrothal Ceremony: There will be a first Sunday Latin Mass this Sunday October 2nd at 4pm offered by Fr. Joseph Wasswa at Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury (45 minutes north of Charlotte). Prior to Mass will be Confessions. After Mass Father will perform a special traditional betrothal ceremony for a newly engaged couple at the St. Joseph’s altar. All are welcome. If you have not seen this, it is a beautiful ceremony. Lastly, as custom, there will be a potluck social in Brincefield Hall afterwards – please bring a dish or dessert to share. To learn more or receive the Salisbury Latin Mass Community e-mail updates please visit: www.salisburylmc.org
- Annual Life Chain after Sunday Latin Mass at St. Ann: Sunday is Respect Life Sunday and St. Ann is scheduled to hold its annual Life Chain after the 12:30pm Latin Mass.
- First Friday Latin Mass Cancellations: Due to the priests retreat there will not be a diocesan Latin Mass at St. Ann or St. Mark on first Friday October 7. There will be a 12 noon Latin Mass at Prince of Peace parish in Taylors, SC (2 hours southwest of Charlotte). This is unfortunate for the faithful that some diocesan-wide events seem to coincide with devotional days. That said, if we hear of any other diocesan Latin Masses being scheduled we will share them.
- Pray the Rosary Daily in October: Last Sunday Fr. Reid noted that since North Carolina is now an abortion destination state and as such he is asking all St. Ann parishioners to pray the Rosary daily during the month of October, both Respect Life month and the month of the Rosary. This request shouldn’t be too difficult to implement as many CLMC families may already be doing this well advised counsel.
Pray to St. Peter of Verona for Protection From Storms
Lastly, with the remnants of Hurricane Ian moving into the Carolinas, this may be a timely reminder to promote the devotion to St. Peter of Verona, the 13th century Dominican martyr. Tradition holds that blessed palms (which the CLMC and St. Ann parish distributes each April) can guard property against natural disasters. Most importantly though, one may offer prayers to St. Peter of Verona and ask for his intercession. We share the Secret prayer from St. Peter’s Mass on April 29:
Mercifully regard, O Lord, the prayers that we offer unto Thee through the intercession of blessed Peter, Thy martyr, and ever keep under Thy protection all defenders of the faith. Through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
It also should be mentioned that the Traditional Latin Mass has many different collects and commemorations for various situations including natural disasters such as earthquakes, famine, fair weather, etc. Here is the Collect to avert storms:
We beseech Thee, O Lord, that all wickedness being driven away from Thy house, the fury of the raging tempest may pass away. Through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.