Lenten Mission Tonight 7pm

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Tonight Wednesday March 1 at 7pm is the last night of the Lenten Mission with Fr. Joseph Portzer, FSSP, a Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) priest. According to several attendees, the talks have been brilliant and edifying – if you haven’t made it out yet, we’d encourage all to attend the final evening tonight at 7pm (6pm Confessions). Father will also offer the Thursday evening Mass at 7pm (tomorrow March 2).

Support St. Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures

This week’s mission was not the first lecture event St. Thomas Aquinas has hosted. Over the past few months, the parish has brought in many engaging speakers that appeal to all Catholics, but especially Latin Mass attendees, including Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, David Rodriguez from the Fatima Center, Fr. Portzer, and next week, Fr. Chad Ripperger (and more events scheduled!).

These informative and educational talks aren’t easy to organize, and they do cost money. If you attend tonight, please consider making a donation to the parish’s speaker fund so they can continue hosting events. A donation kiosk will be in the entrance to the church. Or you could make one online at the parish’s online contribution portal: https://www.osvhub.com/st-thomas-aquinas-rc-church/giving/funds/guest-speaker-fees

Please be sure to thank Fr. Codd for his support of these lectures, and offering up a decade of your Rosary for him.  

Embertide Latin Masses this Week

Today, Friday and Saturday are the Lenten Ember Days – when the traditional Church sets aside 3 days each season for prayer, fasting and partial abstinence (the later now voluntary) to thank God for his gifts of creation and to use them in moderation. It’s a good time to also pray for sanctity for the upcoming season. The Mass times are as follows:

  • Wednesday March 1, 6pm – St. Ann (Ember Wednesday – after Mass hurry over to St. Thomas afterwards for the final mission talk!)
  • Thursday March 2, 7pm – St. Thomas Aquinas (Feria – no feast day)
  • Friday March 3, 7am (St. Ann) and 12:30pm (St. Mark)  (Ember Friday, preceded by Stations of the Cross at 12 noon)
  • Saturday March 4, 10am – St. Thomas Aquinas (Ember Saturday/First Saturday) followed by a blessing of religious objects; and 10am Latin Mass at St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country in Boone (2 hours northwest of Charlotte) followed by first Saturday Rosary and devotions.