Encounter the Passion of Christ at the Latin Mass

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Blessed greetings on this 3rd day in Lent.  Speaking of Lent, we have a special announcement to share:

This Lent, encounter the Passion of Christ at the Latin Mass

This Lent, we are promoting a theme: Encounter the Passion of Christ at the Latin Mass.  From beginning to end, the Traditional Latin Mass is filled with prayers and ceremonies signifying the Passion of Christ with each of the priest’s actions representing one of the pivotal events of Our Lord’s Passion. Here are but a few examples:

  • The priest approaching the altar (to begin Mass) symbolizes Christ going to pray at Mount Olivet
  • The priest saying the Confiteor signifies Christ falling down and sweating blood
  • The priest elevating the Sacred Host symbolizes Christ being raised on the Cross

These symbols and commemorations of the Passion were provided by Rev. Leonard Goffine (1648-1719) in his landmark book, The Church’s Year (1880); and more recently by Rev. James Jackson, FSSP in Nothing Superfluous (2016).

To help everyone meditate more on the Passion, beginning this Sunday and throughout Lent, the CLMC will be distributing a free pamphlet which links each part of the Latin Mass with the Passion of Christ. They will be provided at both the 9am Low Mass and 12:30pm High Mass – you can pick them up at the information tables at either Masses.

Lent is a perfect time to invite newcomers to attend the Latin Mass and we hope you will use this opportunity to invite friends and family to encounter the Mass of All Ages.

St. Ann Lenten Mission: March 11-14

Laudetur Iesus Christus!   We are pleased to announce that St. Ann parish will again offer a Lenten Mission and has invited Fr. John Perricone, Ph.D. of Jersey City, NJ (Diocese of Newark) to lead the Mission.

Talks occur every night at 7pm Sunday March 11 – Wednesday March 14 with confessions afterwards.  On Wednesday there will be 6pm Low Mass (Latin) before the 7pm talk and the last night concludes with a reception. Here are the themes for each night followed by a bio:

Sunday: Saving Our Souls: Inconvenient Truths About Ourselves (“Remember Man that Thou Art Dust” – Ge. 3:19)

Monday: The Fall and Rise of Sinners (“and going forth He wept bitterly.”, Mt. 26:25)

Tuesday: Living In Our Own World (“and Pilate saith unto Him: ‘What is truth?’”, Jn. 18:38)

Wednesday: Embracing the Darkness (“And it was night.” – Jn. 13:30)

Fr. Perricone was ordained on May 29, 1976 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newark, NJ and is Professor of Philosophy at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY and St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, NY.  His articles have appeared in: St. John’s Law Review, The Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, Crisis Magazine and New Oxford Review.

Fr. Perricone has been hosted on Mother Angelica Live as well as on EWTN, where he gave a 13-part series on understanding the Mass.  He has also spoken at colleges and universities across the US and Canada as well as in England and France.  In addition, Fr. Perricone is the Co-founder and Vice-President of The Montfort Academy, Katonah, NY, a private Catholic academy for high school boys anchored in a classical curriculum.  Currently, he resides in Jersey City, where he can be found offering Holy Mass and teaching catechism at St. Anthony of Padua Church.

We hope you will make time and attend – like prior St. Ann Missions at the parish, they will help you grow in holiness as we approach Passiontide.

N.B. – Fr. Perricone is also quite familiar with the Latin Mass, having offered it for many years in the New York City area.

Ash Wednesday and Lent

Dear friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,

Laudetur Iesus Christus!

Lent begins this Ash Wednesday (feast of St. Valentine), February 14. Currently, we’re only aware of 1 diocesan Latin Mass in Charlotte, that being St. Ann at 7:00 AM. The 6pm Mass at St. Ann will be a Novus Ordo (not Latin). If we learn of any others we will pass them along. (St. Thomas Aquinas has no Latin Mass that evening either).

During Lent, many parishes will have Stations of the Cross on Fridays (St. Ann at 7pm). Of note however is that St. Mark parish will offer Stations at 12 noon before the 12:30pm Latin Mass each Friday.

Septuagesima update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have now entered into the preparatory season for Lent, Septuagesima season. As Fr. remarked Sunday, we prepare for different things in life, like family gatherings, or weddings, it makes sense to prepare for Lent. You can learn more about Septuagesima season here: https://www.fisheaters.com/customsseptuagesima1.html

Speaking of Septuagesima Sunday, we wanted to thank everyone who attended our winter Low Mass Sunday at Charlotte Catholic High School. Around 60 people attended this first Mass, with little advertising and we still had a decent crowd at St. Ann’s.  Please continue to offer some prayers for Fr. Barone as he offered both Masses this past weekend (and the Saturday Pro-life Mass).

Looking ahead here are some announcements:

Mass intentions now being accepted for Sunday 9am Low Mass: Contact Marcy at the St. Ann parish office to request a Mass intention. Suggested stipend is $10. 704-523-4641×221

Candlemas is this Friday February 2nd (Blessing of Candles after Latin Masses): The Feast of the Purification or the Feast of Candles (Candlemas) is this Friday. It’s customary to have candles blessed on this day.  There will be a traditional blessing of Candles after the 7am Latin Mass at St. Ann parish and St. Mark in Huntersville will also offer a traditional blessing of candles after the 12:30 PM Friday Latin Mass.  To learn more about Candlemas click here: https://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeafterepiphany3.html

Grace at Lourdes talk next Wednesday February 7th:  St. Ann’s is hosting a talk by Mrs. Megan Bean, mother of Fr. Matthew Bean, Parochial Vicar at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, as she discusses her miraculous healing at Lourdes. After a misdiagnosis which led to complete debilitation, with having no hope of recovery, she took a pilgrimage to Lourdes and received complete restoration of her health. She will speak in the Allen Center café on Wednesday, February 7th, following the 6:00 p.m. Latin Mass. A reception will be held prior to her talk. Fr. Bean has offered the TLM on occasion, and Mrs. Bean herself attends the Latin Mass FSSP parish in Virginia. This is not a CLMC event, but certainly one worthy of support. For questions contact the office.

Sunday Low Masses begin this Sunday January 28

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We thank everyone for coming to Wednesday’s talk with Ryan Grant and to learn about King Henry VIII and the conditions which lead to the martyrdom of Ss. John Fisher and Thomas More. We hope you enjoyed his presentation and hope to have the talk posted soon on our website. In the interim here are some updates:

 

Respect Life Latin Mass Saturday 9am at CCHS: This Saturday January 27 at 9AM, Fr. Barone will be offering a Latin Mass (Low) for the end of abortion at Charlotte Catholic High School as part of the St. Ann Respect Life Ministry/Charlotte Helpers of God’s Precious Infants pro-life groups. After Mass Father and the attendees will go over to the local abortion facility on Hebron Road to pray a Rosary for the end of abortion. All are welcome to attend. For more info visit: https://charlottehelpers.com/procession-schedule/

 

Sunday Low Masses begin this Sunday 9 AM at CCHS: The next day Sunday January 28 begins a wonderful gift of morning Low Mass at Charlotte Catholic High School chapel (Confessions @ 8:30 am).  The Sunday Low Mass concludes March 25.  CCHS is located at 7702 Pineville Matthews Road, Charlotte. Chapel is near the main entrance and parking is available in lot and in the parking garage.

This Mass is being offered by St. Ann (via Fr. Barone) in part to meet the growing attendance and spiritual needs of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community.  Many of you have told us you cannot always attend the 12:30 PM Mass and would like to have another Latin Mass option. This Low Mass (for the winter), is an answer to your prayers!

Although the Low Masses are only for the winter, if this does meet your needs, we encourage you to take full advantage of this earlier Mass time while it lasts (demand is key). Also please offer some extra prayers for the generosity of Frs. Reid and Barone for arranging this.

 

Lastly, we aren’t forgetting about the 12:30 PM Mass — especially with all the hard work Fr. Reid & the schola/choir puts in! The High Mass will continue as normal and we hope everyone will continue to support the “flagship” Latin Mass when they can this winter and we’ll continue with the usual coffee/donuts, etc.

Feast of St. Agnes celebration – this Sunday January 21

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have a few events to share with you:

St. Ann Latin Mass on Friday January 19 at 7:00 AM is canceled.

Feast of St. Agnes celebration – after 12:30pm Latin Mass this Sunday January 21

Sunday is the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany and in the traditional calendar it’s also the feast of St. Agnes (one of the great virgin-martyrs). As her name is a Latin derivative of Angus, she is frequently pictured with a lamb, and even the blessing of lambs occurred on her feast day. She died on January 21 under Diocletian’s persecution in a most heroic manner and to celebrate we will be hosting some extra lamb-themed cookies and treats after 12:30 PM Sunday Mass at St. Ann.  Can we have some volunteers bring some treats, drinks to help support this? (They don’t have to be lamb-themed).

 

To learn more about this great saint, please visit: https://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeafterepiphany2.html

 

Latin Mass Lecture – Wednesday January 24 7pm on Henry the VIII and the English Reformation

As noted before, we are hosting  Catholic author Mr. Ryan Grant to come to St. Ann’s to give a talk on King Henry VIII and the English Reformation. January 24th at 7:00pm in the St. Ann’s Allen Center (Cafe).  [PLEASE REGISTER HERE]  Mr. Grant is the founder of Mediatrix Press and is a distinguished scholar on St. Robert Bellarmine, St. John Fisher, and the English Reformation.

This event with occur following the 6:00pm Wednesday evening Latin Mass at St. Ann’s.  There will be a pizza dinner provided.  More information can be found at this Eventbrite link.  If you are able to join us, please RSVP so we have an accurate head count.

 

Respect Life Latin Mass Saturday January 27 9am (Charlotte Catholic High School)

Fr. Barone will offer a Traditional Latin Mass 9am Saturday January 27 at Charlotte Catholic High School chapel (7702 Pineville Matthews Road, Charlotte) for an end of abortion. The event is for the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, a pro-life apostolate in town and immediately after Mass, the group (along with Father) will head to the Hebron abortion facility (700 E. Hebron, Charlotte) to pray a Rosary for an end to abortion. All are welcome to attend.

Deo Gratias! New Sunday morning Latin Mass offered during Lent

Laudetur Iesus Christus! For us traditional Catholics the extended Christmas season (Epiphanytide) actually continues (most years) until February 2nd the Feast of the Purification and Fr. Barone reminded us of that with his wonderful Christmas gift announcement yesterday.

Beginning on Septuagesima Sunday, January 28, and continuing each Sunday through Lent, Fr. Barone will offer a Sunday 9am Low Mass at Charlotte Catholic High School. Moreover he will offer Sunday confessions beginning at 8:30am (ending right before Mass).

This Low Mass (and confession times) will afford all an extra Sunday TLM option so we can continue to grow in holiness during Septuagesima season (pre-Lent) and Lent through greater availability of the TLM. We should note this is only on Sundays from January 28 – March 25; yet think of the extra graces our city, families, will collectively receive by having this Mass of Ages offered an extra time in Charlotte.

It goes without saying how grateful we are to Fr. Barone who will heroically carve out extra time on an already busy Sunday.  Please be sure to thank him and offer some prayers for him. The 12:30pm Latin Mass at St. Ann continues as it normally has.

To recap here is the schedule:

Charlotte Catholic High School chapel (same as where we had the Easter Triduum)

7702 Pineville-Matthews Road

Charlotte, NC 28226

8:30 AM Confessions

9:00 AM Low Mass

Chapel is located off the south side of the main plaza/entrance

 

Dates:

Sunday January 28 (Septuagesima Sunday)

Sunday February 4 (Sexagesima Sunday)

Sunday February 11 (Quinquagesima Sunday)

Sunday February 18 (1st Sunday of Lent)

Sunday February 25 (2nd Sunday of Lent)

Sunday March 4 (3rd Sunday of Lent)

Sunday March 11 (4th Sunday of Lent – Laetare Sunday)

Sunday March 18 (5th Sunday of Lent – Passion Sunday)

Sunday March 25 (6th Sunday of Lent – Palm Sunday)

If you’re new to Latin Mass, we invite you to learn more about the pre-lent season of Septuagesima here: https://www.fisheaters.com/customsseptuagesima1.html

 

Holy Week

Since we’re on the topic of Lent, we also announce St. Ann will again host a traditional Easter Triduum (i.e. Latin Mass) at Charlotte Catholic High School (Thursday March 29, Good Friday March 30, and Holy Saturday March 31 – exact times will be announced later).

Let us be grateful for these opportunities and try to support and spread the word. Remember Lent is a perfect time to invite your family and friends to a Sunday Latin Mass.

 

Ryan Grant/King Henry VIII lecture next Wednesday January 24th – Please RSVP

And lest we forget – next Wednesday January 24th is our next Latin Mass lecture with Catholic author Ryan Grant on the topic of King Henry the VIII and the English Reformation. Mr. Grant is the founder of Mediatrix Press and is a distinguished scholar on St. Robert Bellarmine, St. John Fisher, and the English Reformation. (He also attends the Latin Mass regularly at his home out west.)

This event with occur following the 6:00pm Wednesday evening January 24th Latin Mass at St. Ann’s.  There will be a pizza dinner provided.  More information can be found at this Eventbrite link.  If you are able to join us, please RSVP so we have an accurate head count. Link:

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clmc-lecture-series-k-henry-viii-the-english-reformation-by-ryan-grant-tickets-41809237555