Laudetur Iesus Christus! Tonight at 7pm (St. Thomas Aquinas) is Fr. Portzer’s final Mass and sermon before he departs home after his Lenten Mission.
Annual CLMC Novena to St. Gregory the Great (March 3 – 11)
Tomorrow Friday March 3 begins our annual novena to St. Gregory the Great, the CLMC’s patron – asking him for full sacramental and parish life in the Traditional Rite.
Over the years, but especially in the past year, many of you have asked us when would our community be able to have full sacramental life in the Traditional Rite, a Latin Mass chapel, or one of the Ecclesia Dei orders come to Charlotte (e.g. Institute of Christ the King, FSSP, etc.). Our annual novena is your opportunity to place those requests to prayer. Here’s how it works:
- Pray a Rosary each day beginning tomorrow Friday March 3 and ending Saturday March 11 (the day before his feast day).
- At the end of each Rosary, add this novena prayer:
St. Gregory, you are known for your zeal for the Catholic faith, love of liturgy, and compassion and mercy toward those in need. Please help and guide us so that we may share in these virtues and thereby bring Jesus into the hearts of our families and all we encounter. We especially ask for blessings on our parish family, our priests and our deacons. We also ask that you graciously intercede for us before God so that we might be granted the special assistance and graces that we seek (full sacramental and parochial life in the Extraordinary Form for the Charlotte faithful and that Our Lord will send more Latin Mass priests to our diocese). Help us to live as a faithful child of God and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven. St. Gregory the Great pray for us. Amen
Intention: Full sacramental and parochial life in the Extraordinary Form for the Charlotte faithful and that Our Lord will send more Latin Mass priests to our diocese.
Looking ahead, here are the Latin Mass events occurring this weekend.
1st Saturday Latin Mass
St. Thomas Aquinas is offering its 10am Latin Mass followed by its monthly traditional blessing of religious objects at 11am in the narthex.
1st Sunday Potluck at St. Thomas Aquinas
Sunday there will be the monthly potluck after the 11:30am Latin Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas parish. Attendees are asked to bring a dish, desert or drink to share.
1st Sunday Latin Mass at Sacred Heart in Salisbury
Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury will offer its 1st Sunday Latin Mass at 4pm. Mass is offered by Fr. Carlson 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: www.salisburylmc.org