Immaculate Conception & Rorate Mass Schedules

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Tomorrow, Thursday 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.  We also have two updates to share.

Bishop Jugis Letter Update: The CLMC wishes to extend our thanks to Fr. Reid for his pulpit announcement on Sunday in which he has reached out to Bishop Jugis to obtain more clarification in His Excellency’s potentially concerning November 17 letter to the CLMC.  We also appreciate Father’s encouraging advice to keep attending the Latin Mass, and keep praying.  If any clarification made, we’re sure it will be shared to the entire community. We also thank everyone who prayed the St. Ann parish Immaculate Heart novena and included the CLMC and Bishop Jugis among the intentions.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception Thursday December 8 – **Holy Day of Obligation & Patronal Feast of the United States**

Thursday 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  

Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Thursday December 8

(More Masses to be announced)

Rorate Latin Masses (Latin Mass by Candlelight at Dawn on a Saturday in Advent)

  • Saturday December 10, 6:30am – St. Ann parish
  • Saturday December 10, 6am – Holy Cross parish in Kernersville (1.5 hours north of Charlotte)
  • Saturday December 10, 6:30am – St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country, Boone (2 hours northwest of Charlotte)
  • Saturday December 10, 6:30am – Prince of Peace, Taylors, SC (2 hours southwest of Charlotte)
  • Saturday December 10, 6:30am – St. Margaret Mary, Swannanoa (2 hours northwest of Charlotte)
  • Saturday December 17, 6am – Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro (1.5 hours north of Charlotte)
  • Saturday December 17, 6:30am – Prince of Peace, Taylors, SC (2 hours southwest of Charlotte)

REMINDER – December 13-15: Advent Mission with Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) Priests (St. Thomas Aquinas parish)

Next week St. Thomas Aquinas Parish will host priests from the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) to offer an Advent mission from Tuesday evening December 13 – Thursday December 15. The schedule will feature a mission talk as well as confessions each evening. Additionally as a bonus, each night before the mission, the priests will give a customized talk on separate nights for men, youth, and women. We can’t express enough the blessing of having these priests – who offer the Latin Mass exclusively – to give a mission and a few talks. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this wonderful event. The mission priests are Fr Joseph Portzer, FSSP, and Fr. Martin Adams, FSSP. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday December 13

6pm – Men’s Talk

7pm – Mission (open to all)

Wednesday December 14

6pm – Youth Talk (suited for high school age youth – parents discretion)

7pm – Mission (open to all)

Thursday December 15

6pm – Women’s Talk

7pm – Latin Mass (open to all)

8pm – Mission (open to all)

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, pray for us!

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