St. Thomas Aquinas Parish: FSSP Lenten Mission & Upcoming Talks

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We thank everyone who joined us for the end-of-Christmas celebration on Sunday, and for the many who provided delicious dishes and treats. Moreover we thank the Cantate Domino Latin Choir for helping to close Christmas with their joyful and festive singing. We have a few upcoming seminars this coming month (in reverse order).

St. Thomas Aquinas Lenten Mission: February 27 – March 1, 7pm

As Christmas ends this week, the Church, through the Traditional Rite, now begins to focus on the coming season of Lent. With that focus, we are pleased to announce that St. Thomas Aquinas parish will again be inviting a Fraternity of St. Peter priest, Fr. Joseph Portzer, FSSP, for a mission – this time for Lent (he also gave the Advent retreat).  The schedule will feature a mission talk at 7pm as well as confessions prior at 6pm each evening. We can’t express enough the blessing of having this mission and encourage everyone to take advantage of this wonderful event.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Monday February 27 – 6pm Confessions, 7pm talk
  • Tuesday February 28 – 6pm Confessions, 7pm talk
  • Wednesday March 1 – 6pm Confessions,7pm mission talk.  

For those new to the Latin Mass, the Fraternity of St Peter is a congregation of priests who offer the Latin Mass exclusively and staff chapels and parishes throughout North America and the world. Two members of our community and St. Ann parish are enrolled in the FSSP seminary in Nebraska. We are grateful St. Thomas Aquinas parish for offering this timely mission.

Fatima Seminar – Fatima: Why The Time Is Now! – Sunday February 12, 2pm

St. Thomas Aquinas parish is hosting a special Fatima seminar featuring David Rodriguez of the Fatima Center, and Charles Fraune, author of Slaying Dragons, and St. Thomas Aquinas Latin Mass attendee. Both will be giving talks on the importance of the Fatima message and it will take place in Aquinas Hall after the Latin Mass at 2pm on Sunday February 12. All are invited to attend. Please see link for event details.

Special 1st Saturday Latin Mass Time of 8:30am this Weekend (Saturday February 4)

The first Saturday Latin Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas parish this Saturday February 4 will be at 8:30am (not 10am). The blessing of religious objects is canceled for this Saturday. This change is due to a 10am special talk on the Church’s teaching marriage given by convert and EWTN host David Anders.

Candlemas Thursday & First Sunday in Salisbury

As a reminder, St. Thomas Aquinas parish will be offering the Candlemas as the regular 7pm Latin Mass this Thursday February 2. It will also feature the Traditional blessing of candles and a candlelight procession – all part of the liturgy for the evening. If you have not been to a traditional Candlemas before, this would be an excellent opportunity to attend.

Lastly Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury will offer its 1st Sunday Latin Mass at 4pm. Mass is offered by Fr. Putnam and Confessions will be offered 30 minutes prior to Mass. Afterwards a potluck will be held in the Brincefield Hall. Please bring a dish or dessert to share. For more information please contact the Salisbury Latin Mass Community at: