Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

Dear friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community (CLMC),

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Sunday is the 20th Sunday after Pentecost and as custom we share a commentary on the prayers for today’s Latin Mass:

Special Coffee Note: The Sunday Coffee after today’s 12:30pm St. Ann Latin Mass will be moved to the north side of the parish grounds as a special diocesan Mass for wedding anniversaries will be occurring at 2:30pm, and crowds for this Mass may be congregating as we exit and socialize. Thanks for everyone’s understanding.

IMPORANT – Poor Souls Novena for Latin Mass Chapel and FSSP (Starts Tomorrow October 24 – November 1): Starting tomorrow, Monday October 24, the Charlotte and Salisbury Latin Mass Communities are teaming up to pray a novena to the poor souls in purgatory asking them to intercede for our request that Bishop Jugis establish a Latin Mass chapel and invite the FSSP, as part of our Synod request. Such a request could benefit both communities – especially in more Masses (like All Saints Day), restoration of the Triduum and Confirmations.

Prayer is a critical aspect to our request in having the Latin Mass faithful’s needs met by the diocese. Please join us in praying this novena, which can be found in yesterday’s announcement:

To see our request and letter to Bishop Jugis, please visit:  

Latin Masses This Week

  • Wednesday October 26 – 6pm, St. Ann parish, Feria (non-feast day).
  • Thursday October 27 – 7pm, St. Thomas Aquinas, Feria
  • Friday October 28 – 7am (St. Ann) and 12:30pm (St. Mark), feast of Ss. Simon & Jude
  • Saturday October 29 – 8am, St. Ann Respect Life Latin Mass, Feria (rescheduled from last Saturday)

Upcoming Latin Mass Feasts

Sunday October 30 – Feast of Christ the King

  • 11:30am (St. Thomas), 12:30pm (St. Ann), both Masses will feature a Eucharistic Procession afterwards. St. Ann will be processing to Holy Trinity Middle School again with police escort. Afterwards a prayer to Christ The King (at St. Ann) will be prayed to gain the plenary indulgence offered that day.

Tuesday November 1 – All Saints Day (Holy Day of Obligation) Updated Schedule

November 2 – Feast of All SoulsUpdated Schedule

Note: On All Souls Day, a priest can offer up to 3 Masses per day, hence the extra Latin Masses being offered.

Community News

  • Prayers for Ryan & Sarah Grant: Many of you may remember meeting CLMC friend, Ryan Grant of Mediatrix Press, a traditional Catholic book publisher, when he spoke to the CLMC in 2018 on King Henry the VIII and the English reformation. Sadly, his wife Sarah, pregnant with their child, was found to have several tumors and had an emergency C-section in order to remove tumors and save the baby. The baby was delivered safely (Deo gratias) but now Sarah faces a long battle with esophageal cancer. As you may recall the couple lost a their 18 month old daughter back in 2019. Friends have set up a GoFundMe:  and you can also follow Ryan on his Twitter page at:
  • Meal Assistance for Latin Mass FamiliesA few families within our community recently welcomed new babies into their families and could use some meal assistance during the recovery and transition.
  • Pro-Life Voter Guide: Early voting is underway and many Latin Mass attendees may be interested in learning that North Carolina Right to Life has issued its 2022 endorsements for federal and state races. They have a helpful localized website that lists endorsement based on one’s address/district:

  • Important Pro-Life Seminar at St. Elizabeth in Boone, This Weekend Friday October 28 & Saturday October 29: St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country in Boone will be hosting the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation for a special pro-life seminar entitled, The Traditional Doctrine of Creation: The Only Firm Foundation for Building a Culture of Life. The event will answer some important questions: What is the traditional Catholic doctrine of Creation? How should Catholics evaluate the molecules-to-man evolutionary hypothesis? How do the answers to these questions relate to the anti-culture of death and the current crisis of faith and morals? Hugh Owen and biologist Pamela Acker from the Kolbe Center will be leading the seminar. It begins 7pm Friday October 28 and continues 9am – 4pm Saturday October 29, and includes lunch. There is no cost but an RSVP is requested if you wish to have lunch. RSVP by calling St. Elizabeth’s at 828-264-8338. Please see attached flyer for more details. St. Elizabeth is located at 259 Pilgrims Way, Boone, NC.  For those in the area, this will be an excellent event and the CLMC co-sponsored the Kolbe Center’s 2019 conference at St. Mark parish in 2019.

  • Catholic Homesteading Conference – November 4-5: There is a Catholic homesteading conference in early November near Tryon, and will feature a Latin Mass Friday afternoon. The event is being hosted by a few people including Jason Craig, one of the Latin Mass leaders in Tryon and includes training on various homesteading trades and topics. There will not be a Latin Mass offered on Saturday November 5 at the event; however attendees could head over to St. John the Baptist in Tryon to attend its 8:30am 1st Saturday Latin Mass. To learn more visit:
  • Fr. Chad Ripperger to visit St. Thomas Aquinas Parish – March 11, 2023: Renowned traditional exorcist and theologian, Fr. Chad Ripperger will be making his first public visit to Charlotte next March at St. Thomas Aquinas parish.  Fr. Ripperger offers the Latin Mass exclusively and now runs an order of exorcists called Society of the Most Sorrowful Mother. Due to the interest, St. Thomas Aquinas is asking for RSVP now and seats are going fast. Please note the conference is geared towards adults (Per parish – not appropriate for children). To register and learn more visit:
  • Holy Face Devotions
  • St. Mark – Mondays 2-2:45pm
  • St. Thomas Aquinas – Tuesdays 6am in the main church
  • St. Ann – Tuesdays 7:30am in the chapel after the Novus Ordo Mass (uses the booklet/chaplet which takes 15-20 minutes)
  • Don’t see your parish? Why not organize one?

Latin Mass & Traditional News

  • The FSSP Celebrates Its 34th Anniversary: This past week, the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), one of the religious societies of priests that offer the Latin Mass exclusively, celebrated its 34th anniversary. Established by Pope St. John Paul II in October 1988, we share a brief article to better familiarize our readers with this congregation and its origins:
  • “God Is at Work”: How Mission Tradition Is Bringing the Light of Christ to Nigeria: The FSSP not only staff chapels or parishes (when invited by a Bishop to do so), but also operates a few missions abroad. This inspiring article details the life of an FSSP Latin Mass priest in operating their mission in Nigeria and the dangers it poses and opportunities it offers for God’s Glory:
  • New Tactics for Rebuilding Christendom: OnePeterFive had an interesting article on the importance of acting local to help rebuild Christendom. It offers some practical examples of where traditional Catholics can evangelize, as well as some areas for opportunity to evangelize the Latin Mass further, specifically in our neighborhoods:
  • The FSSP All Souls Novena: The FSSP is now enrolling deceased in their annual All Souls Novena. A Novena of Latin Masses will be offered from November 2 – 10. To enroll visit: (please also consider making a donation to support the FSSP and the work they do in spreading the Latin Mass)
  • “Cursed Cultus or Worthy Worship: The Choice that Faces Us” — Dr. Kwasniewski’s Presentation in Arlington, VA: This past week, Bishop Athanasius Schneider (who visited the CLMC) was in Virginia for a booklaunch of his new book, The Catholic Mass, by Sophia Institute Press.  As part of the event, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski gave a talk on the importance of liturgical tradition and the need to safeguard it – specifically the Traditional Latin Mass. To watch the presentation visit:
  • Abp. Viganò: The Vatican must withdraw its support of the ‘disastrous’ COVID shots: In probably, one of the most important articles of the month, His Excellency Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò wrote a letter to Cardinal Luis Ladaria Ferrer, head of the Congregation for Doctrine and Faith (CDF), the Vatican agency charged with enforcing Catholic teaching. His purpose? To ask CDF to withdraw its December 2020 support of the COVID-19 vaccines, due to clear lack of safety that the Vatican claimed of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. This came evidence mounts against the so called vaccines, rising amounts of adverse reactions and deaths that happened to occur in a short period after receiving the vaccine. His Excellency points out that the Vatican statement does not reflect the current scientific data and nor has CDF issued a correction. He then issues a sobering warning to the Vatican, and by extension, bishops, dioceses, and pastors who promoted the abortion-linked and now unsafe vaccine:

“The imposition of the experimental serum took place through a coordinated employment of methods that was unprecedented in recent history, using mass manipulation techniques that are well known to psychology experts. In this operation of media terrorism and the violation of the natural rights of individuals, accompanied by intolerable blackmail and discrimination, the Catholic hierarchy chose to take sides with the system, making itself the promoter of “vaccines,” even reaching the point of recommending them as a “moral duty.” The media skillfully used the spiritual authority of the Roman Pontiff and his media influence to confirm the mainstream narrative, and this was an essential element in the success of the entire vaccination campaign, convincing many of the faithful to undergo inoculation because of the trust they have placed in the Pope and his global role.

The vaccination obligations imposed on employees of the Holy See, following the lines of protocols imposed in other nations, have confirmed the Vatican’s absolute alignment with extremely careless and reckless positions that are completely void of any scientific validity. This has exposed the Vatican City State to possible liability on the part of its officials, with a further burden on its treasury; and the possibility should not be excluded that the faithful may bring collective lawsuits against their own pastors, who have been converted into salesmen of dangerous medicines.”

CLMC comment: One can only imagine the scandal and confusion of what may await dioceses and clergy who blindly followed Rome by hastily promoting the now dangerous experimental vaccines and now could soon be found liable for embracing medical treatment that may have harmed a portion of their flock. This does not include the confusion and anger that may arise from laity who, trusting the Church, took the vaccine, even though the long term effects of the vaccines are still unknown. It shows the dangers of departing from the Church’s traditional moral and theological teachings and framework – that are linked to the Traditional Latin Mass – and instead having the Church follow the pop culture on such matters, as the CLMC have referenced in the past. With the CDC now essentially mandating these vaccines for children, will the Church regain her footing and speak out?

Joy Against Trials: The Blessed Karl Symposium

Friday was the feast of Blessed Karl of Austria, and although it is not on the 1962 calendar yet and it essentially remains a local feast in Austria, the cultus around Blessed Karl continues to grow, especially in Latin Mass communities in the United States. In Charlotte we were blessed that Fr. Carlson at St. Mark parish offered a votive Mass in honor of Blessed Karl this past Friday and hope to continue our seven-year tradition of promoting Blessed Karl next year (if you’d like to help organize it, send us an e-mail). 

Meanwhile in Dallas, Texas, a Latin Mass attendee was inspired to organize a Blessed Karl event each October and this year it grew into quite a large presentation, which included Bishop Athanasius Schneider, historian and author Charles Coulombe, one of Blessed Karl’s granddaughters, Princess Maria-Anna von Habsburg Galitzine, and several other speakers.  The event was a smashing success with over 700 people in attendance. It is no doubt that Blessed Karl’s following will continue to grow.

We share a recap of the Dallas event from Eric Sammons with OnePeterFive:

As we approach All Saints and reflect on some of those kingly saints who honored Christ and His kingship, we thought it worthy to reshare some of these links about Blessed Karl. 

What Mass are you attending Sunday?