Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost (Salisbury Latin Mass 4pm)

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Sunday is the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost. As the Church approaches the end of the liturgical year (next Sunday), it focuses on the end of the world and last judgement. We share a reflection on the orations (prayers) for Sunday’s Latin Mass:

All Souls Thank You: The CLMC wishes to thank everyone to came out to the annual All Souls prayers at Belmont Abbey last week (co-sponsored with St. Ann Homeschool). Please also offer a few Hail Mary’s for Fr. Reid for taking the time to lead the prayers for the poor souls.

Salisbury Latin Mass Today Sunday November 13 4pm

There is a Latin Mass today 4pm at Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury (rescheduled from last week).  Fr. Joseph Wasswa will offer the Mass. There will not be a social afterwards due to a schedule conflict with the parish hall. For more information visit:

Latin Masses This Week

  • Wednesday November 16, 6pm – St. Ann, feast of St. Gertrude, Virgin
  • Thursday November 17, 7pm – St. Thomas Aquinas, feast of St. Gregory Thaumaturgus, Bishop
  • Friday November 18, 7am (St. Ann) & 12:30pm (St. Mark) – Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter & Paul

Advent-Christmas Liturgies (as announced to date)

We are still 2 weeks away from Advent, and six weeks away from Christmas. However to assist families in planning, there are a few Latin Masses and events to announce below. As more parishes announce their Advent/Christmas schedule, we will share them in future updates.

  • Rorate Latin Masses (Latin Mass by Candlelight at Dawn on a Saturday in Advent)
    • Saturday December 3, 6am – St. Thomas Aquinas parish (no 10am Mass this day)
    • Saturday December 10, 6am – Holy Cross parish in Kernersville (1.5 hours north of Charlotte)
  • Sunday December 18, 12:30pm – St. Ann parish & the CLMC’s annual blessing of religious objects after the 12:30pm Latin Mass
  • Feast of the Natvity Christmas Day Sunday December 25:
    • Midnight Latin Masses: St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Ann, Our Lady of the Angels in Marion (1.75 hours northwest of Charlotte)
    • 11:30am Latin Mass: St. Thomas Aquinas (Note: There will not be a 12:30pm Latin Mass at St. Ann on Christmas Day)

Community News

  • Second Fr. Ripperger Talk Added For Friday March 10: Due to the overwhelming interest in hearing exorcist and traditional theologian, Fr. Chad Ripperger, St. Thomas Aquinas parish is now hosting a second, identical talk, by Fr. Ripperger on Friday March 10. Please see the parish’s note:

    Due to the Saturday, March 11, 2023 event filling up so quickly, Fr. Codd asked Fr. Ripperger if he would be willing to come on Friday, March 10, 2023, to do an additional identical conference, in order to allow for more parishioners and folks from the diocese to attend.  Fr. Ripperger graciously agreed, and so we will now have him speak both on Friday and Saturday.  Note, these will be the same talk on both days.  Saturday is already full.  If you are signed up already to attend Saturday, please do not register for Friday as well, or we will delete your registration.  Please register as soon as possible in order to help us with planning.  As well, if you are able to help support us bringing Fr. Ripperger in for an additional talk, please use the registration form to do so, or use this link.  Thank you!
  • Prayers for Fraternity of St. Peter Seminarians to Receive Minor Orders: Next Saturday November 19, David Carter, a former St. Ann parishioner, and now seminarian with the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), a society of Latin Mass priests, is scheduled to receive a second set of Minor Orders. Please consider keep Mr. Carter and all FSSP seminarians that day in your prayers.
  • Holy Face Devotions (new updates)
  • 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)
  • **St. Michael the Archangel, Gastonia ** – Tuesdays, 6:30-7pm, Holy Family Room (NEW)
  • **Holy Spirit, Denver ** – Tuesdays 10-11am after the Novus Ordo Mass (NEW: BEGINS TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15)

Latin Mass & Traditional News

  • Post-Election: the Law of Politics is the Salvation of Souls: As Americans digest the election results and its impact pro-life and pro-family matters, OnePeterFive posted a helpful reminder that Catholics should not place their trust institutions to win the culture war, rather it lies with the Church and her faithful to spread the traditional faith:

CLMC note: Interestingly, the St. Andrew Missal notes that Sunday’s gospel about the women being healed after touching Christ’s garment is also tied to Sunday’s theme of the end times. The St. Andrew Missal explains that as Christ went to heal the daughter of Jairus (ruler of the synagogue) a women with a blood disorder approaches Christ, touches the hem of His garment and is healed. The women who was healed first represents the Gentiles as she receives the Gospel (Christ) first, but then the daughter of the synagogue ruler (symbolizing the Jews), is also healed and restored to life, symbolizing the conversion of the Jews, who receive the Gospel second, at the end times.

  • New Anglican Catholic community finds welcome in Hendersonville: The Catholic News Herald published an intriguing article on the new Anglican Ordinariate community, St. Edmund Campion Catholic Church, currently meeting at Immaculate Conception parish in Hendersonville (2 hours west of Charlotte). For those unaware, the Anglican Ordinariate is sort of like a special global diocese established by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009 as a pastoral response to help bring Anglicans and others back into the Catholic Church. Its liturgy is considered a form of the Roman Rite and the American Ordinariate Bishop is based out of Houston, Texas. The Herald’s article, shares the story of how the St. Edmund Campion community formed near Asheville:

CLMC note: In Hendersonville there is a faithful community that follows a different form of the Roman Rite, with its own distinct liturgy, with its own chaplain, on its way to becoming its own parish someday  – all embraced and supported by the Diocese of Charlotte. The CLMC can only presume, with much goodwill, that this article and arrangement marks a new policy for diocese in that they are now recognizing that a Roman Rite community, with its own form of the Roman Rite Mass, should have its spiritual needs met by a dedicated chaplain and, eventually, its own building. We are pleased the diocese is supporting this new change in policy by embracing the Anglican Ordinariate and look forward to the diocese extending the same hospitality and equity toward the Latin Mass community in the not so distant future.

The CLMC continues to invite the Latin Mass faithful to pray for the establishment of a Latin Mass chapel in the Charlotte area, and staffed by the priests of the Fraternity of St. Peter, who can minister to the faithful without restrictions.

Thriving in a Post-Christian World: An American’s First Encounter with Catholic Ireland

We close this update with an inspiring article about the Catholic faith and Latin Mass in Ireland. Once a gem of a Catholic country, and now only a place where vocations are nearly dormant, as well as the Catholic faith. However, Rachel Shrader, reports otherwise. She recently visited the Emerald Isle and wrote about how a Latin Mass chaplain in Dublin is doing his small part to turn the Irish faith around by starting up an Oratory of St. Philip Neri at a parish in Dublin (something St. John Henry Newman tried to do). This Oratory is a congregation, originally founded by St. Philip Neri in the 16th century and priests now staff parishes they are assigned at, with a charism to “revitalize the faith of the people”. We provide a few excerpts which relates to the Latin Mass at this Dublin parish (St. Kevin) where the Oratory is housed; however the entire article is worth a read:

Oratorians just…do what they do. They celebrate Mass, they welcome people into their church, they hear Confessions—day in and day out. They don’t relocate, they don’t hurry—and they don’t give up. I like to call it the “Oratorian pace.”

Miraculously, the results seem to follow.

Since COVID times, the Oratorians of St. Kevin’s noticed an increase in attendance at their parish, and a decrease in the average age.

This youthful crowd is particularly drawn to the Latin Mass, which is celebrated twice on Sunday mornings. Between those two Masses, St. Kevin’s welcomes 500-600 (and increasingly more) faithful each week, coming from as far away as 50 miles…

Fr. Deighan also noted that the priests are “swamped” with confessions, which is always a great sign of sincere and ardent faith. St. Kevin’s being the only parish in the city that offers confessions on Sundays—the most convenient time for out-of-towners—two priests hear confessions on Sunday morning. (During Mass, if necessary!)

With the decline of authentic Catholicism in Ireland, Fr. Deighan explained that people of faith are simply going to have to unite and build up strong communities of faith again.

He says that this is what is happening at St. Kevin’s, with the traditional Mass as the rallying point. He then went on to explain why the young congregation of St. Kevin’s—and he himself—find it so attractive.

“[The Latin Mass] just is such a wonderful vehicle for evangelization,” [Fr. Deighan] said, “spreading the Faith, while not appearing to do so at all, but it just draws people like a magnet, young people, and they’re fascinated by it. And it’s genuine, it’s not a superficial thing, they keep coming back. They’ll spend an hour and half at Mass and they’ll go to Confession. This would not be happening if it wasn’t the traditional Mass.”

“Obviously Mass is always Mass, but with the old Mass you go out with a joy, that you’re meeting this wonderful bride, again, for the first time.”

Latin Mass Chaplaincy Dublin:

What Mass is revitalizing Dublin and countless other communities today? What Mass are you attending Sunday?